Privacy Policy and Bates Method International - Vision Education
PRIVACY POLICY and Bates Method International - Vision Education PRIVACY POLICY

Who we are

In this privacy policy references to “we”, “us” and “our” are to and Bates Method International. References to “our Website” or “the Website” are to

This privacy statement explains BMI's data practice and tells you:

  • Who collects information from you through this website.
  • What information is collected.

  • What do we do with your information.
  • Your rights in relation to the collection, use, distribution and correction of that information.

Who collects information:

  • This website is operated by BMI, Bates Method International. We are a not-for profit organisation located at 23 Guy Court, King Street, Oxford, OX2 6DB.
  • We operate our website in accordance with the laws as required by the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 and intend fully to comply with the provisions of these legislations.
  • Information is collected when you contact us through the website. We only keep your information if you request to receive mail list updates from BMI and, or use our service to book lessons from a teacher.

What information is collected:

The information we collect via the Website may include:

  • Any personal details you knowingly provide us with through forms and our email, such as name, address, telephone number etc.
  • Your preferences and use of email updates, recorded by emails we send you (if you select to receive email updates on products and offers)
  • Your IP Address, this is a string of numbers unique to your computer that is recorded by our web server when you request any page or component on the Website. This information is used to monitor your usage of the Website.
  • We do not currently process automatic data through the Website which allows us to recognise you and your preferred settings,such as cookies.
  • Under no circumstances will we hold sensitive payment details such as your card number, expiry date and security code. All transactions currently available on our website are handled through Amazon. For more information:
  • Amazon UK Privacy Information
  • Amazon US Privacy Information

What we do with your information:

Any personal information we collect from this website will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. The details we collect will be used:

  • To process your request, to provide support (with your permission we may pass your details to another organisation or individual to supply/deliver services or services you have ordered or requested, and/or to provide ongoing advice and support);
  • In certain cases we may use your email address to send you information on our other products and services. In such a case you will be offered the option to opt in/out before completing your bookings.
  • In no other circumstances is your information passed to any third party, or sold, distributed, or otherwise mishandled.

Your Rights:

You have the right to obtain a copy of the information that is held, collected, stored and used about you, at any time. This is called a Subject Access Request. In most cases you will not be charged for making a request. However, BMI can refuse or charge for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive. Please contact:

Bates Method International

c/- 23 Guy Court, King Street Oxford OX2 6DB United Kingdom

If you would like to remove all or some of your data you can send us a request using the contact form for Bates Method International.

By law you have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed – you can ask what data we collect about you and how we store and use it.
  • The right of access – you have the right to know exactly what information is held about you and how it is processed.
  • The right of rectification – you are entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You can contact us about any changes to your circumstances i.e. address, contact details, email address etc to ensure accurate records are maintained:
  • Contact Us
  • The right to erasure – also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’, this refers to an individual’s right to having their personal data deleted or removed without the need for a specific reason as to why they wish to discontinue.
  • The right to restrict processing – your right to block or suppress processing of your personal data.
  • The right to data portability – allows you to retain and reuse your personal data for your own purpose.
  • The right to object – in certain circumstances, you are entitled to object to your personal data being used.
  • Rights of automated decision making and profiling – safeguards to protect individuals against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is made without human intervention.
  • Other Websites:

    This privacy policy only covers this website. Any other websites which may be linked to by our website are subject to their own policy, which may differ from ours.

    Further Information:

    If you have any questions or require further explanation, please get in touch with us using the contact form here.