British Parking Association
Registered in London with Limited Liability
Registered No. 979689
Registered Office: Stuart House, 41-43 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 3BN
VAT Registration No. GB 600 3376 86
As a membership services association the British Parking Associoation (BPA) is keen to ensure that Members follow best practice and comply with the law; in support of this we share knowledge and provide a range of meetings and information services for members. In doing so we use our best endeavours to keep members informed with current requirements of the law. The BPA Code of Professional Conduct and the Code Practice for the Approved Operator Scheme (AOS) set out the principles and standards of behaviour that is expected of BPA members who sign up to them.
AOS Disclaimer Audit
A BPA audit is designed to test an Operator’s compliance with the BPA Code of Practice for the Approved Operators Scheme; it does not test or confirm your compliance with the law which remains the responsibility of the Operator, their agents, employees and contractors. If you have any doubts about what the law requires you to do then you should obtain your own legal advice. The BPA does not provide legal advice. Please see also clauses 2.4 and 2.14 of the Code of Practice.
AOS Disclaimer Signs
This confirmation that your signs comply with the BPA Code of Practice for the Approved Operators Scheme does not imply or confirm their compliance with the law which remains the responsibility of the Operator, their agents, employees and contractors. If you have any doubts about what the law requires you to do, to ensure a parking contract can be established or that trespass might occur for example, then you should obtain your own legal advice. The BPA does not provide legal advice. Please see also clauses 2.4 & 2.14 of the Code of Practice.
England and Wales
This confirmation that your Notices to Driver / Notices to Keeper / etc. are in compliance with the BPA Code of Practice for the Approved Operators Scheme does not imply or confirm that they will meet the requirements for enforcing the law of contract and /or trespass or the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Schedule 4 and enable you to recover unpaid parking charges from the registered keeper. If you have any doubts about what the law requires you to do then you should obtain your own legal advice. The BPA does not provide legal advice. Please see also clauses 2.4 and 2.14 of the Code of Practice.
Scotland and Northern Ireland
This confirmation that your Notices to Driver / Notices to Keeper / etc. are in compliance with the BPA Code of Practice for the Approved Operators Scheme does not imply or confirm that they will meet the requirements for enforcing the law of contract and /or trespass. If you have any doubts about what the law requires you to do then you should obtain your own legal advice. The BPA does not provide legal advice. Please see also clauses 2.4 and 2.14 of the Code of Practice.
Parking Practice Note Disclaimer
Whilst the BPA and the author have made every effort to check facts and statements in BPA Parking Practice Notes, no liability can be accepted for negligence or otherwise in relation to the contents of the note. Legislation and guidance are subject to change, and readers should seek appropriate up-to-date specialist advice relating to their circumstances.
Email transmissions are confidential and intended solely for the person or organisation to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not copy, distribute or disseminate the information, or take any action in reliance of it. Any views expressed in email messages are those of the individual sender, except where the sender specifically states them to be the views of any organisation or employer. If you have received a message in error, do not open any attachment but please notify the sender, then delete the message from your system.
Warning: Although the company has taken reasonable precautions to ensure no viruses are present in emails, the company cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from use of emails or attachments.
As a valued member and user of the BPA website, we value your privacy, and your email address will never be sold, released or otherwise made available or distributed to any third parties.
What personal data do we collect?
We use the information to help us understand more about how our web site is used, to improve our site, and to send you information about us and our products which we think may be of interest to you, both electronically and otherwise.
In the case of our electronic publications available through the membership subscription, your personal information may be used to enable us to verify you are a subscriber and to deliver the online publication to you.
Unless you have informed us that you do not wish to receive further information about the BPA, we will send you electronic communications.
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser. It is stored on your hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites, and will not damage your system.
How do we use your personal data?
Where appropriate, we use your personal data:
- To provide information on the BPA and its products and services to members
- To inform you about changes and improvements to this website
If you register you will receive email communications alerting you to news and offers. You may choose not to receive these.
Disclosure of personal data
We shall not disclose your personal information unless obliged to, or allowed to do so by law, or where we need to in order to run our business (e.g. where other people process data for us). In such circumstances, we ask those people to give us confidentiality or non-disclosure undertakings.
However, in the Membership Directory, which is in the Members Only (password protected) area, your organisations contact details including your email address is available to view, unless you have specifically requested those details should not be displayed. Those details are only available to the BPA membership base.
You may at any time request us to stop using your personal data for email communication purposes by emailing us
This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these and you should read their own privacy policies. The policy described here, applies only to personal data collected by the BPA.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is guaranteed 100% secure, but we do take appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal data. Inaccuracies and corrections
We endeavor to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of errors or inaccuracies, please email us
Changes to this policy
All rights, including copyright and database right, in the BPA's website and its content_tests, are owned by or licensed to the BPA, or otherwise used by the BPA as permitted by applicable law.
In accessing the BPA's webpages, you agree that you will access the content_tests solely for your own private use but not for any commercial or public use. You can download material and print out a single hard copy of any part of the content_test on the BPA's website for your personal use.
Except as permitted above, you undertake not to copy, store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show in public any part of the BPA's website without the prior written permission of the BPA or in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
The BPA’s online discussion forums are designed for members to discuss issues, receive expert advice, and share experiences related to their specific area of interest.
All discussion content within forums reflects the views of individual participants only and do not necessarily represent the views held by the BPA as an organization.
1. You agree not to use any obscene or offensive language to place on discussion forums including any material that is profane, inaccurate, defamatory, false, inappropriate, threatening, hateful, constitutes junk mail or unauthorized advertising, infringes on any person’s privacy, violates copyright laws, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be in violation of any local, state, national, or international law or regulation. The BPA reserves the right to remove any such content at any time without your consent.
2. To maintain a high quality content, the BPA reserves the right to remove messages we assess to be inappropriate or off topic and conduct editing we identify as reasonable. Although the BPA can delete messages, you remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BPA with respect to any claims posted in your messages.
3. You agree to the use of www.britishparking.co.uk online discussion forums for only lawful purposes and those that serve to act as a professional resource to you personally.
4. It is your responsibility as a BPA Member to exercise your judgment in evaluating or utilising any information shared within the discussion forum for the express use in your program. We encourage you to confirm the information shared in the discussion forum with other peer-reviewed sources before undertaking any action on it.
5. We do not assume any responsibility for any websites or resources that are linked to our site or that you browse as a result of a referral you gained through a link posted on the discussion forum.
6. You can use the contact us link on our site to send us comments and/or criticisms regarding content posted and we welcome any feedback related to the content and administration of the discussion forum. However, we reserve the right to make final decisions on all content posted.
British Parking Association © 2013
41-43 Perrymount Road