'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Basically, it takes the form of a small text file deposited on your computer's hard drive.

Google Analytics (provided by Google Inc) uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use this site. The cookie will generate information about your use of the website, and this along with your IP address will be stored on servers in the United States by Google, Inc. This information is retained for the purposes of evaluating and compiling reports on website activity and for other services relating to internet usage. This information may be transferred to third parties by Google Inc where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. Your IP address will not be associated with any other data held by Google Inc

Certain facilities on our site (for example, forms to submit your story, query) may also use cookies to help us process your submission or feedback. These cookies are not saved and are deleted once the process is complete.

If you want to prevent our cookies being stored on your computer in future, you may do so by referring to your internet browser's instructions.

You may refer to for further information on deleting or controlling cookies.

BFT privacy policy

Here, we set out how the BFT uses and protects any information that you give us.

BFT is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, such as membership forms, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

If you provide information when getting in touch with us, for example your details in a medical query, we will not ask for any other unnecessary personal information, and your question and reply will be temporarily stored securely in the BTF files.

Our privacy policy is subjected to change from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Information we collect

When you complete a membership form or submit your story, we will collect the following information:

  • Name and address
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, nature of your fibroid condition

Occasionally, we use a third party's tool to conduct survey, your collected information is governed by the service provider's Privacy Policy . We may conduct a downloadable anonymous data via a survey on the BFT website.

We collect absolutely minimum information in order to serve the required purpose only (for example, no full address is required for your query submission).


BFT is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure the information that have been stored. No longer required data is destroyed.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest or relevant additional resources. However, when you leave our BFT website to connect to these third party links, you should note that BFT do not have any control over these other websites. Therefore, BFT cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you are provided whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by our privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at their privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information by:

  • You untick option not to contact you on our online form.
  • if you have previously agreed to us contacting you, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to a third party.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Our web hosting provider

Your data may also be available to enable our website provider to deliver their service to us, carry out analysis and research on demographics, interests and behaviour of our users and supporters to help us gain a better understanding of them for purpose of making improvements to our services. This may include connecting data we receive from you on the website to data available from other sources. Your personally identifiable data will only be used where it is necessary for the analysis required, and where your interests for privacy are not deemed to outweigh their legitimate interests in developing new services for us. In the case of this activity the following will apply:

  1. 1. Your data will be made available to our web hosting provider.
  2. 2. The data that may be available to them include any of the data we collect as described in this policy.
  3. 3. Our website provider will not transfer your data to any other third party, or transfer your data outside of the EEA.
  4. 4. They will store your data for in accordance to legislation to a maximum of 7 years.
  5. 5. This processing does not affect your rights as detailed in our privacy policy.


Last updated on Monday 1 February 2021 11:57 am.