Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

BCPC Master Privacy Notice

British Crop Production Council, 73 Lawrence Weaver Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0LE


The British Crop Production Council is a Business Unit within NIAB (Company Number 03395389), a not-for-profit registered charity (Charity Number 306069)

The British Crop Production Council’s range of conferences, publications, online databases and working groups provides independent, authoritative science-based information to practitioners, researchers and policy-makers. BCPC is a registered charity with a long-standing international reputation. BCPC (the British Crop Production Council) promotes the use of science and technology in the understanding and application of effective, sustainable crop production. It has no fee-paying membership, and acts independently, to disseminate information and opinion. Many of the services offered by BCPC, and participation in those services requires the organisation to collect and store personal details

How we collect your information

We collect your contact information when you complete your application to subscribe to a service, purchase a publication, enrol in an event, accept an invitation to join a specific BCPC group, or join BCPC’s Newslink service. In addition, personal data may be retained to ensure effective management of contracted services.

All information is collected from you or is publicly available; we do not obtain data from any third party.

What do we do with it?

We use this information to enable BCPC to provide a requested product or service, or to enable you to attend an event. BCPC will also use this information to keep you informed of related activities and to keep you informed of other related BCPC activities.

As the data is provided by you; we therefore process this data with your consent. However the data processing is also in line with the legitimate interests of a not for profit organisation in arranging events; notifying interested parties of events etc. Contact on this basis is made for the purposes of providing information on event or services you may have interest in.

You can contact us to change or delete your data at any time.

Who do we share it with?

BCPC will not sell your data to any third party. You data will not be processed outside the EU. We do however need to share your data as follows:

  • Any email contact data for registered users and subscribers will be shared through the mail service provider “MailChimp”. Their services are compliant with the GDPR.
  • Your Banking data will be shared with your bank to enable us to process payments from you; or to make payments to you.
  • Contact details may be shared with a third party, where that third party is a key partner in managing an event on behalf of BCPC, and only for the purposes specific to that event.

Full details of BCPC’s Privacy/Data Protection Policy can be viewed here.

For more information, please read the NIAB group privacy policy


Terms of Use & Disclaimers

Legal Notices

This legal notice is specific to content within the BCPC’s Website and any of its associated online services (UK Pesticide Guide, Manual of Biocontrol Agents, Online Pesticide Manual, GM/Biotech Manual, IdentiPest, and any further databases covered by BCPC Copyright) collectively referred to below as  “Websites”. By using any of the Websites, you are agreeing to the practices set out in this statement.

As the information on the Websites may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, BCPC (“we”, “us” or “our”) reserves the right to update the Websites at its sole discretion. Thus such information may be changed or updated without notice.

Usernames and Passwords

Where you have registered on the Website and have been provided with a username and password, you agree not to make available your username and password available to anyone. If there has been a disclosure of your username and password, you agree to promptly notify us of such disclosure of so that BCPC can take appropriate security measures and to provide you with a new username and password.

Intellectual Property Rights and Licence

We and/or our licensors are the owner of all intellectual property rights in the Website. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Copyright and Trade Marks

All materials on this Website are the copyright of BCPC. All rights are reserved. The materials on this website may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written permission of BCPC.


Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is correct. However, the editors and the publisher do not accept liability for any error or omission in the content, or for any loss, damage or any other accident arising from the use of the products listed therein.

Before handling, storing or using any approved crop protection product, it is essential to follow the instructions on the label.

BCPC makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on the Websites for any purpose. All such information is provided “as is” and with specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and/or non-infringement. BCPC makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by the Websites will be uninterrupted , error-free or that the Website or the server that hosts the Website are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code.

You are solely responsible for your choice in selecting this Website product.

In no event shall BCPC, its employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of opportunity, loss of data, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated savings loss or profit resulting from the use of the Website even if BCPC has been advised of such loss.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, BCPC liability for any breach of this terms and conditions will not exceed the price you paid for your subscription to access this Website.


Links to other web sites are provided by BCPC in good faith and for information only. BCPC disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any web site linked to the Website.

In addition, a link to a non-BCPC website does not mean that BCPC endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website or the products and/or services offered on such website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojans and other items of a destructive nature.

Service Access

While we endeavour to ensure that the Websites are normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason a Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

Global Nature of Websites

You recognise the global nature of the Website and thus agree to comply with all applicable local laws in your jurisdiction when using the Website.

Information we publish on the Website may contain references or cross-references to our services and/or products offered that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that we intend to announce such services and/or products in your country.

Users of the Websites

By subscribing/accessing any of the BCPC Websites you agree to:

  • Not remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear on the Website;
  • Not systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of the Website for any purpose;
  • Not display or distribute any part of the Website on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web;
  • Not permit anyone to access or use the Website other than the subscriber;
  • Not to use all or any part of Website for any commercial use.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of this Legal notice, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Governing Law

You agree that this Legal Notice shall be exclusively governed in accordance with the laws of and the courts in England and Wales. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this legal notice will preclude BCPC from applying to any court to bring an action for the infringement of its intellectual property rights.


If you have any concerns about material that appears on any BCPC Website, please contact

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