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Privacy policy 

British Orthopaedic Trainee Association (BOTA) is the Surgical Specialty Association for specialty training registrars in the United Kingdom. We are affiliated through British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), who are our governing body, registered charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. 


Full membership is open to those who are, at the time of application, a trainee in an SAC recognised training post in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the British Isles or are Consultants of less than two years standing. Junior membership is open to all trainees from graduation onwards who are, at the time of application, in a recognised training post in any branch of medical practice. From 2016, junior membership will be extended to medical students. Further applications may be considered at the discretion of the executive committee.


We provide support for our members, with a focus on training, delivery of patient care. #notrainingtodaynosurgeonstomorrow 


At BOTA, we take security, privacy seriously, for which information provided to us is kept secure and against any unauthorized access, loss, destruction, disclosure as per our compliance and legal obligations. We intend to comply with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This outlines the law that governs and protects yourself, whilst being committed to protecting your data. 


Please ensure that you read all terms and conditions, notifications, information provided and collected when we process and collect personal data about yourself, through our social media platforms and newsletter, listed below but not limited to the following: 


Why do we collect the information and how do we use it? 

At BOTA, we collect information from our members for the following: 

  1. Enable administration of membership 

  2. Marketing, communication, newsletter: to provide newsletter, advertising courses to current members, affiliated organisations and/or but not restricted to interested parties

  3. For compliance, legal, regulatory obligation

  4. Interested parties and third-party links, may be affiliated, linked through plug-ins, applications through our continuous effort to improve your experience with our collaborations. We are not responsible and not accountable to these links and would appreciate and encourage you to read their privacy policy carefully when you visit


Any queries regarding privacy policy please direct them to, British Orthopaedic Assication, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE. You have rights to raise any queries, complaints through the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) but would greatly appreciate it if you would contact us prior to doing so. 


We adhere to our platform hosting site’s privacy policy - For finer details, please refer to Wix’ privacy policy here 

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