Terms Of Use


  1. This website is provided by the British Residents' Society for North Cyprus or "BRS". BRS is a private society for members only.
  2. BRS tries to ensure that the information on the website is accurate and helpful, however, it cannot ultimately warrant the accuracy of any information contained on the website, particularly any information provided by third parties. BRS cannot be held liable for any use or reliance you may make of or put on any information on the website. The website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
  3. This website, and all information provided on it:-
    1. is solely intended for your private use;
    2. any information on the BRS Website is subject to copyright and not for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to any law or regulation or which would subject BRS to any regulatory requirements in such jurisdiction;

By continuing to use the site you agree to be bound by these terms of use.


As the way the British Residents' Society (referred to henceforth as the BRS) shares its information has changed radically over the past year, we find ourselves having to consider protecting our members from unauthorised copying of this information, for which they pay a membership subscription.

We are aware of members copying information from our Facebook Group page and the Members section of the website as well as BRS email communication then sharing this data with non-members to the purposeful detriment of those who have continued to subscribe to the BRS.

Any information which is published on the ‘MEMBERS' section of the BRS website or on the Facebook Group page, entitled British Residents' Society – Official or communicated by way of members email remains the intellectual property of the BRS and cannot be copied, shared or pasted on any other media to the benefit of non-members.

Members who undertake in any such activity will have their access to both the Facebook Group page (British Residents' Society – Official) and the BRS website (https:brstrnc.com) Members area withdrawn, and all email communications ceased.

Should a member wish to assist friends or family by sharing the above-mentioned communications please use the ‘Contact Us' tab on the website to ask permission from our webmaster, and give details of who and why.

We hope that you will understand our reasons for having to put these regulations into force, and they do not affect your support for the BRS.

The BRS Committee reserves the right to remove access from any or all of its communication channels at any time, for any member and their spouse and or partner, for any member who also holds a position (i.e. Committee Member, Administrator, Moderator, Group Expert) in any other organisations which could use information that the BRS makes available, to the benefit of that organisation, or that organisation's own members, particularly when the BRS does not have the ability to monitor the way that its information may be used, within that organisation.   

Website Terms of Use & Privacy Policy clauses define the conditions which one must accept in order to use a website.

This statement covers all pages within the brstrnc.com website, however It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations or external links.

We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites that are outside of our control, even if our site is linked to them.

Cookies are small text files that help us make your experience on the site better. Cookies identify your computer to our server as a unique user when you visit certain pages on the site and they are stored by your Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to recognise your Internet Protocol address, saving you time while you are on, or want to enter, the site. We use cookies for your convenience in using the site (for example to remember who you are when you want to amend your data without having to re-enter your user name and password) and not for obtaining or using any other information about you (for example targeted advertising). Your browser can be set to not accept cookies, but this would restrict your use of the site. Please accept our assurance that our use of cookies does not contain any personal or private details and are free from viruses. If you want to find out more information about cookies, go to: https://www.allaboutcookies.org or to find out about removing them from your browser, go to: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

Although cookies are nothing new, we now need your consent to use cookies. If you don’t want us to use cookies, some parts of the site will not work. By using any part of the site you consent to the use of cookies.

Privacy Statement:
This privacy statement describes the data that we collect from you on the BRS site and what we do with it.  The BRS adheres to general GDPR principles. References to “you” means any person using the site or submitting any data to us.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the way in which we use your personal information or if any of your personal information changes, please use the contact page.

Your privacy is very important to you and us, we shall therefore only use your name and other information which relates to you in the manner set out in this privacy statement. We will only use your personal information in a way that is fair to you and we will only collect information where it is necessary for us to do so or is relevant to our dealings with you.

We will only keep your information for as long as we are either required to by law, or as is relevant for the purposes for which it was collected.

Data that we collect and our use of it:
We may collect various information from you when you use the site, which may include some or all of the following: your title, name, user name, gender, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, password and the areas of our services in which you are interested whether you are a member not.

We use that information in order to give you updates, newsletters or invitations to attend or participate in events or activities that we are involved with providing and information that may be specific to our relationship with you.

We may also use that information to enable you to take part in interactive parts of the site, such as online discussions.

We may also use your data in case we have any queries, including about the sort of service you wish to continue receiving.

You must only submit to us or the site information which is accurate and not misleading and you must keep it up to date and inform us of any changes.

If you would prefer not to receive any further information or if you want to limit the information that you receive from us to a particular sort, please use the contact page specifying which information you do not wish to receive. Within 7 working days of receipt of your clear instruction as to what you would like us to do, we will cease to send you information as requested or modify your request.

Third Parties and Links:
We may pass your details to our partners to help us with any of our uses of your data set out in our privacy statement. For example, we may use third parties to assist us with analysing data and providing us with marketing or care assistance e.g., our web developers.

Other than as set out in this privacy statement, we shall NOT sell or disclose your personal data to third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless this is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy statement or unless we are required to do so by law.

The site may contain details of third parties or links to other sites or frames of other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those third parties or other sites, nor for any third party to whom we transfer your data in accordance with our privacy statement.

Any material changes to the way in which we use your data will be described in future versions of this privacy statement.  Each time you enter the site you agree that the privacy statement current at that time shall apply to all information which we hold about you.

By continuing to our website, you consent to our terms of your data in the manner set out within this Privacy Statement and in full agreement to the Website terms of Use.

By proceeding through our website and contacting us, every visitor is agreeing that he or she understand and agrees with our Website Terms of Use and also agrees to the Privacy Policy laid out herein.

Should you NOT agree with any part of the Website Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, then you should exit and leave the site.