This privacy policy sets out how Bear Grylls Survival Academy (BGSA uses and protects any information that you give the Bear Grylls Survival Academy when you use this website or attend our courses.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy may update this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 March 2018.


We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Contact
  • Telephone Contact
  • Date of Birth
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Gender
  • Medical Conditions
  • Dietary Requirements
  • How you heard about Bear Grylls Survival Academy
  • Images taken on BGSA Courses


We require this information to understand your needs and this is shared with the instructor running your chosen course so that adequate preparations can be made (equipment sizes issued, food allocated etc). In addition to sharing the relevant information with course instructors, we also might use your information for internal record keeping and data analysis to improve future courses and products. We may periodically send emails about course offers, or relevant Bear Grylls Survival Academy news and updates which we think you may find interesting; using the email address provided. Should you wish not to receive emails from Bear Grylls Survival Academy, you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of the emails, or you can contact the team who will ensure that you are removed from the database.

When professional images or videos are taken on Bear Grylls Survival Academy courses, clients are always welcome to advise the photographer and/or instructors that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded. Should Bear Grylls Survival Academy post images/video which feature you, and you are not happy for them to be used on social platforms or marketing; please contact the team and we will immediately remove the image not only from the platform, but also from the library so that it will not be used/featured going forward.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for internal statistical analysis and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at or by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter; which will immediately remove your details from our mailing database.
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third parties and communication to your email address will only ever come from the Bear Grylls Survival Academy

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.