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Privacy Policy

At NBDA, we believe in a dyslexic friendly society, that enables neuro-diverse people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Our Privacy Policy

The Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire Dyslexia Association (NBDA) is a dual County-Wide charity that represents and supports individuals who are dyslexic in both areas.

In order to further our aims, we may provide products or services to individuals, groups and other interested parties.

The NBDA is part of a group of National Local Dyslexia Associations who opted for membership with the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), enabling our members automatic rights to the benefit of full membership with the BDA. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information that we collect when you contact us or use our services.

The Website of the NBDA does not use cookies.

We never share any of your personal details with anybody outside of the NBDA/British Dyslexia Association. By providing us with your personal information you accept and consent to the practices described in this policy. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) the data controller is the Northamptonshire Dyslexia Association (NBDA) and the data protection officers are the Trustees of the Charity.

What information do we collect about you? We collect information about you when you register with us for example as a member or place an order for products or services, for example training or assessments. We also collect information when you voluntarily provide feedback and participate in other events, for example conferences. How will we use the information about you?


When you sign up to membership of the NBDA, your details are passed on to the membership department of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), in order that you can receive your copies of the Dyslexia Contact Magazine, and so that the NBDA can also pay the correct membership and insurance fee to enable this to happen. All the information that we collect and passed to the BDA, is held securely on their Customer Relationship Management System (CRM).

Assessments: From time to time, via our helpline or NBDA email, we receive requests for testing or diagnostic assessments. Your information is never passed to assessors, so we will only provide you with a directory of specialists for you to contact and make your own arrangements for this service.

We will not pass on your information to other companies for marketing purposes and will only share it internally in order to enable us to carry out the services you have requested,

Marketing We would like to send you information about products and services of ours that you may be interested in, such as newsletter, conferences or webinars. You will be asked for your consent to enable us to do this. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date and you have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact the relevant department who you have been in contact with at the NBDA or the current Chair of the NBDA – Pamela Tomalin at

Access to your information, correction and deletion, complaints You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the relevant department that you have been in contact with or the current Chair of the NBDA.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to delete the records that we hold about you. You may also complain about the way that we process your personal data. If you would like to make corrections, request us to delete the information we hold about you or to complain about the way that we process your personal data please contact the relevant department that you have been in contact with or the current Chair of the NBDA.

This privacy policy only applies to the NBDA and its operations so if you use links from our website to another website you should read their privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy: We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on our website. This privacy policy was last updated 18th December 2020

How to contact us: Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by email to

Terms & Conditions

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We collect personal data from our contact forms on the website. The data is then processed by a member of the NBDA team. The information is securely stored on our database and is sent securely through encrypted mail services.

If, for whatever reason, you would like to exercise your “right to be forgotten” you can do so by emailing with “GDPR Removal” as your subject along with any details you would like removing and we will delete the information quickly and safely wherever it may be saved.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use analytics on the website to track how people use and interact with our website. No personal information is tracked, and all data is removed within 3 years of capture. If you would like to opt-out of the analytics, you can do so by using our cookies bar to opt-out of the cookies.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Please contact Pam if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by email to

How we protect your data

We protect your data using 128-bit level encryption and always keep our website up to date to prevent any data breaches or security issues.

What data breach procedures we have in place

When a data breach occurs, we promise to notify you within 3 days of the breach with details of how the breach occurred and what steps we will take to stop it from occurring again.

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At NBDA, we believe in a dyslexic friendly society, that enables neuro-diverse people of all ages to reach their full potential.