This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Our full details are; British Cables Association (BCA) and are the Trade Association of Cable Makers Properties & Services Ltd (CMPS Ltd), company registration number 00459364. Its registered office is Cable Makers Properties & Services Ltd, Haines Watts, 46 High Street, Esther, Surrey, KT10 9QY and its VAT number is 528 0921 48.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (https://ico.org.uk ). In the UK, please read: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/raising-concerns/ for details of how to do this. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes.
Information we may collect from you
Information we collect from you, where you choose to provide it to us, enables us to send you information about products and services in which you register an interest. By providing us with your information you consent to us processing it for this purpose. We will not pass it on to any third party. By visiting our website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site (www.bcauk.org) or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, sign up for any regular newsletter, information services and when you report a problem or otherwise contact us. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address and phone number.
Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site, we may automatically collect the following information:·
- technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
- information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including the date and time); items you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, lengths of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, any phone number used to call us if you linked to our site from another website, the address of that website, and, if you linked to the site from a search engine, the address of that search engine and the search term you used.
Uses made of the information
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to.
We use the information held about you in the following ways:
Information that you give to us.
We will use this information to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us and to provide you with the information and services you request from us, to notify you about changes to or to make suggestions and recommendations that may interest you about our services, or to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
- to administer our site and for internal operations including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so;
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
- to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees or consultants who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
You acknowledge that the Internet is not a completely secure medium for communication and, accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us (or we send to you) via the Internet. We are not responsible for any damages which you, or others, may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of such information.
You may revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time by sending an email to . You may ask us at any time for information about any personal data we hold about you or ask us to correct or delete that information.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
How the information is used
We use the personal information that you provide via this website for the purposes of:
- Responding to your requests
- Providing you with information about products and services we offer
- Conducting member satisfaction surveys
- Meeting your needs and requirements for the services we offer
In order to help us further develop our website information content, we constantly monitor our visitors' site usage patterns to see how popular different areas of the site are with our visitors. This information is kept confidential and the overall information gathered is evaluated for the site’s industry relevance, and no information is shared with any third parties.
Other websites linked from this site do not necessarily follow the same policies and therefore we cannot be responsible for the content of these external sites. Further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at: https://ico.org.uk/
Queries or Questions
If you have any queries with regard to your personal information or to these practices please contact us on +44 (0)20 8946 6978. If you would like to change your preferences or unsubscribe from us on all email communication, please email Peter Smeeth, Secretary General, the British Cables Association, on
You can also write to –
Mr Peter M A Smeeth
British Cables Association
c/o CMPS Ltd
Peter H46 High Street,
The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) on CPR:
Construction Products Regulation (CPR) ensures consistent information is available for those who need to know by enabling the performance of construction products throughout the EU to be assessed and compared irrespective of the manufacturer or country of origin.
The Approved Cables Initiative recently launched a campaign to highlight the 'CPR' requirements - the results are expressed in a hierarchical series of classes (Aca down to Fca). Please watch the video and access our CPR page.