We, Unite (BVI)("Unite BVI", "we" or "us"), take your privacy seriously. We're committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you give us. We will comply with the UK's Data Protection Act 1998 and related UK legislation. We have a philosophy here about the way we use your consent to be contacted (if you give us that consent). If you hear from us, we will always aim to be respectful, relevant and appropriate. If at any time you don't feel we've lived up to our philosophy, please let us know straight away by getting in touch with us. 

Please take the time to read this privacy policy, which is part of our terms of use. By using the unitebvi.com site, including signing up for our newsletter, you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions including this privacy policy. This policy explains how we collect, use and store the personal information you provide to us. 'Personal information' is information which identifies you or another person, or is capable of doing so.

This policy may change from time to time and, if it does, the up-to-date version will always be available on the unitebvi.com site. Please note that by continuing to use the unitebvi.com site you are agreeing to any updated versions.

Cookie Policy

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, unitebvi.com, and to recommend content that may be of interest to you. You can find out more below about what cookies are, the cookies we use and how to switch them off.

You can decide which cookies to accept in accordance with this policy by adjusting the options on the banner that appears on unitebvi.com or by clicking here, then clicking ‘Save and Exit’. We will only deploy strictly necessary cookies until you have made your choices in relation to which cookies you choose to allow.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website. The text file is then sent back to our server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables us to operate the site more effectively and load the site so that it reflects your personal preferences, based on your previous browsing on unitebvi.com as well as keywords we may be able to gather from URLs of other webpages from which you accessed unitebvi.com. Cookies can also allow us to do various other things, as explained below.

What cookies do we use?

When you visit unitebvi.com, the following types of cookies may be downloaded to your device:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are required for the administration and operation of our site. Some cookies that we use are necessary for our site to function properly and to enable you to move around the site and use its features.

Functional Cookies

We may use functional cookies that allow us to remember choices you have made on the site so as to provide you with a more enhanced user experience by delivering content specific to your interests. We may also use cookies to embed certain social posts on our website

Analytical and Performance Cookies

We may use analytics service providers for website traffic analysis and reporting. Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about the use of unitebvi.com by using cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how often visitors return to our site, how long they stay and how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, it helps users to find what they are looking for easily. The information generated relating to the site may be used to create reports about the use of the site and the analytics service provider will store this information.

Third Party and Advertising Cookies

These cookies record your visit to unitebvi.com, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to other sites. We will use this information to try and make our site (and other sites) that you visit more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with others, such as other Virgin entities and carefully selected third parties, for this purpose.

We work with technology partners to support our website and to provide you with relevant information about the products and services of other Virgin entities both on the unitebvi.com website and on affiliated sites or sites within the advertising networks we work with. We may use cookies on our site to help us to place relevant Virgin entity advertising on third party websites when you visit those sites. If you are not happy for us to do this, please see the section of this policy titled “How do I turn cookies off?” below.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name


More information


(Strictly Necessary Cookies)

We use Facebook to embed content such as video and posts onto the website.









90 days

90 days

2 years

1 week

1 year

1 day

1 week

90 days 

Used for storing visitor data, security, personalising Facebook and integrating content


90 days

Used for delivering advertising


At end of session

Used for storing Facebook chat information

Google Analytics Cookies

(Analytical and Performance Cookies)

Used for serving and recording clicks for certain links on the website.





2 year

24 hours

Used for visitor identification


90 days


Used to hold campaign information


1 minute

Used for the throttling of data to Google Analytics





2 years

2 years

2 years

2 years

Used to ensure security and privacy



90 days

2 years

Used to store visitor preferences


At end of session

Used to store visitor geolocation Information

Google Optimize Cookies

(Analytical and Performance Cookies)

Used for serving AB tests and recording results




After test conclusion

(Generally within 30 days)

Used to determine if the visitor was involved in an AB Test

Instagram Cookies

(Strictly Necessary Cookies)

We use Instagram to embed content such as video and posts onto the website.







1 year

100 years

10 years

At end of session

At end of session

At end of session

Used for integrating Instagram posts onto the website.

LinkedIn Cookies

(Strictly Necessary Cookies)

We use LinkedIn to embed content such as video and posts onto the website.









2 months

2 years

30 days

3 months

At end of session

1 year

1 year

Used  to allow sign in, track behaviour, record demographics and gather insights





30 days

6 months

30 days

30 days

Used for LinkedIn Insights and Advertising analysis

bcookie / bscookie


2 years

1 day

Used to ensure security, privacy and routing

Twitter Cookies

(Strictly Necessary Cookies)

We use Twitter to embed content such as video and posts onto the website.




guest_id remember_checked_on






15 days

6 months

6 months

1 year

6 months

6 months

7 days

2 years

Used for storing visitor data, identifying visitors and security



2 years

At end of session

Used to allow the sharing of content through twitter




1 year

10 years

15 days

Used to stores preferences over advertising, tracking and Twitter functionality

YouTube Cookies

(Functional Cookies)

Used for embedding social posts onto the website






At end of session

6 months

At end of session

Used to gather information about visitors and video usage and allow the embedding on videos on the site.


10 years

Used to store visitor preferences

Do we use any third-party cookies?

Because the Virgin Group and Richard Branson have a strong presence on various social networks, we try to make it as easy as possible to share content and to see what content is popular on those networks. We add buttons to allow people to easily share to those networks. We also use Facebook to power the commenting functionality on the site. When we include these social 'plugins', it gives those sites the flexibility to use their own cookies. They can't read any cookies we set from unitebvi.com, and we can't read any cookies they set, but it lets them do the same kind of traffic measuring that we do on the rest of unitebvi.com (and it also lets them know whether you're logged into their site). For example, if you're logged in to Facebook, read a post by Richard Branson and want to make a comment, you can do that straight away without having to log in again - we never know whether you're logged in or not, as you communicate directly with Facebook, through their plugins on our site.

Other sites and services (including, for example, advertising networks, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and content recommendation engines) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical and performance cookies or advertising and targeting cookies and we use these to improve your experience on unitebvi.com.

The following third parties may use cookies:

●      Facebook – Website Functionality

●      Instagram – Website Functionality

●      LinkedIn – Website Functionality

●      Twitter – Website Functionality

●      YouTube – Website Functionality

●      Google Analytics – Analytical and Performance

●      Google Experiments – Analytical and Performance

●      Google – Related to the above regarding user security, location and personalisation

How do I turn cookies off?

If you do not wish us to download cookies or you don’t agree with how we use these cookies, you can change the settings by adjusting the options on the banner that appears on unitebvi.com or by clicking here then clicking ‘Save and Exit’. You can also change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies. For more information, please consult the ‘Help’ section of your browser or visit www.aboutcookies.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or http://optout.aboutads.info/. Please note that if you do set your browser to reject all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to use all of the features on our site.  

How do we collect information from you with Facebook Connect?

When you use unitebvi.com, you have the option to connect your Facebook account to unitebvi.com. If you decide to ‘connect’ your Facebook account, we will gather certain information from your account so that we can display the content on the site in a way that we think would be optimal for your enjoyment of the site.

In order for us to access this information, you will have to manually click the Facebook Connect button on the site. This will trigger a pop-up window from Facebook directly, asking for permission for us to access the data with checkboxes in this pop-up for your Facebook ‘likes’ and ‘check-ins’.

What information do we collect when you use Facebook Connect?

We collect information on your likes that are included on your Facebook page to try and improve the content on the site. If you choose to connect but do not tick the boxes, we may still have access to your basic information posted on Facebook but not your likes and interests. Rest assured that we do not store your email address, Facebook username or your user ID or any other information from your Facebook profile that could identify you directly.

What information do we collect if you sign up for our newsletter?

If you want to sign up to receive our newsletter we will collect the following personal information from you: your email address, name, date of birth and what you are interested in hearing more about.

Will we use your information for marketing?

We may display offers, promotions, products or services on the site which we think will interest you based upon the information we collect from your cookies and from Facebook Connect.

How else will we use your information?

We may also use your information for the following purposes:

  • To help provide services to you
  • To send you our newsletter if you have signed up to receive it.
  • To carry out surveys occasionally and to analyse our user base — ultimately we want to ensure that unitebvi.com provides everything that you — our audience — is looking for
  • To check whether you are eligible for a competition and to contact you if you win
  • To comply with the law
  • As we feel is necessary to prevent illegal activity or to protect our interests

And we won't keep hold of your personal information for longer than is reasonably necessary or required by law.

Will we share your information with anyone else?

Only if…

  • You specifically request this, such as when you submit information to enquire about jobs or submit a job application through unitebvi.com 
  • We are required to do so to comply with the law or with the directions of the courts or other authorities
  • We feel it is reasonably necessary to prevent illegal activity or to protect our interests
  • It helps our trusted third party service providers to provide and improve our service to you or to carry out surveys and user analysis to understand your needs and preferences. We will also share your information with MailChimp, who securely host emails and act as a supplier to distribute our newsletter. We require these service providers to keep your personal information safe and secure. These trusted third parties would only be permitted to use your personal information for the purposes we specify.

We may share some broader statistics and customer profiling information with third parties - but we'll keep it anonymous, so you won't be identifiable from that data.

We won't rent or sell our users' details to any other organisation or individual.

What if you post information on our site?

This site contains an opportunity for users to comment on content on the site ("User Content"). It is information in the public domain, so it may be accessed by any person using the web in any part of the world and can be found using independent search engines. So, if you choose to post information to the interactive parts of our site, we have to state that you do so at your own risk. This is the case whether the User Content is uploaded directly onto unitebvi.com or through a connected site.

This means your User Content:

Won't have its usage and circulation limited as described in the sections of this policy above headed 'Will we use your information for marketing?', 'How else will we use your information?' and 'Will we share your information with anyone else?' Won't be protected as described in the section of this policy below headed 'Will we be transferring any personal information outside the EU?' Won't be held securely as described in the section of this policy below headed 'Keeping your information safe'

We are obliged by our legal eagles to state that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any loss or damage resulting from any User Content posted on the unitebvi.com site.

However, if you upload User Content to our site using the Facebook Connect function, we will protect your privacy consistently with your Facebook privacy settings.

Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information about posting User Content. If you register on the site, you'll need to comply with our Terms and Conditions

If you have any concerns about User Content appearing on this site, please Contact Us

How will we make sure our site is secure?

We follow strict security procedures as to how your personal information is stored and used, and who sees it, to help stop any unauthorised person getting hold of it. All personal information you register on this site will be located behind a firewall. We take security extremely seriously but as no system is 100% secure, we can't completely guarantee the protection of your personal information, any more than any other organisation can. So we can't accept any liability for the loss, theft or misuse of the personal information which you've registered on this website if there is a security breach. If you submit a business proposal to us, your business proposal information will be held subject to the terms and conditions of the Business Proposal Submission Agreement. 

Will we be transferring any personal information outside the EU?

Countries outside the European Union may have a lower standard of protection for personal information than that required by EU data protection laws. The information we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored, outside the EU (including for example in the British Virgin islands or United States) and may also be processed by people operating outside the EU who work for us or one of our suppliers. 

What about personal information relating to minors?

Protecting the online privacy of children is especially important. If you are under 18 years old, please do not provide us with your name, contact details or any other information about yourself. To find out more, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Are you protected by this policy outside www.unitebvi.com?

Our site contains links to other websites. Obviously, we don't have any control over them and take no responsibility for any information you give them. Other sites have different privacy and security policies, which we advise you to read.

How you can access your information

You can request, at any time, access to the personal information we hold about you. You can write to us at the following address requesting access to your personal information.

PO Box 1091, The Valley
Virgin Gorda 1150
British Virgin Islands

You are entitled to be told by us whether we or someone else on our behalf is processing your personal information; what personal information we hold; details of the purposes for the processing of your personal information; and details of any third party with whom your personal information has been shared. (We may charge a small admin fee for providing this information). You can also request that we correct any personal information which we hold about you where it is inaccurate. 

Sometimes you may be asked to provide proof of identity before we show you your personal information - that's so we can prevent unauthorised access.

Talk to us

If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding this privacy policy, just get in touch. You can contact us through the Contact Us section of this site or write to us at the address set out above.


Last updated January 22 2021