Privacy & Cookies - Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases

Privacy & Cookies

Privacy & Cookies

We are BIRD, the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases, registered charity number 1040650. We take the protection of your data seriously and keep it safe, we do not sell it on to any third parties. We process your name and contact details, and, if relevant, the type of rheumatic condition you have in order to invite you to information events and research opportunities. We may pass it to the third party service providers referred to below.

Our full data protection policy can be found here.

Website Data

Our website uses cookies to collect information. This includes information about browsing, pages viewed, donations and event attendance selected or purchased via our website. When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Patient information days and patient engagement activities

As part of the registration process for our patient information days and research groups, we collect personal information. We use that information to tell you about future events and research opportunities and to send newsletters once or twice a year; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

BIRD’s research, education and secretariat provision for the British Psoriatic Arthritis Consortium (Brit-PACT)

For our research, education and other activities, BIRD collects your personal information. We use that information to tell you about future events and other activities that you have asked to receive. We do not share your information with other organisations and businesses.

Use of Third Parties

We may share personal information to third party service providers who help us to process information, specifically MailChimp (for invitations and newsletters) SurveyMonkey (for invitations and membership updates) and SoVision (for providing our IT support). We gather statistics around email opening and clicks to help us improve. We may share anonymised information with Google Analytics (for our website traffic analysis) and our financial information with Quickbooks (for providing our online accountancy service).

For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice and SurveyMonkey’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to any of our mailings by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any emails sent via MailChimp or by emailing us on

For any of the above, you are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Please email your request to us at