We are committed to protecting the privacy of both our website visitors and club members.  This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.


We do not list members’ personal data on any electronic retrieval system, only on hard copy.  This has now been updated, with all lapsed members’ data having been erased.  This document is available to view on request, at no cost to the applicant.

We post photographs and oral testimony relating to members and supporters of the Club on our website.  Oral testimony is only included in our records if the information is voluntarily submitted and may be used as content in history projects undertaken by the Club, in addition to photographic images.  We are not a commercial operation.


We do not use cookies on our website.  A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser.  The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.  Note: Your browser can be set to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  Our website does not use Google Analytics, the website analytics service provided by Google.


We store the personal data of a limited number of like-minded organisations and media contacts, and have placed links to these on our home page.  Please note that we do not control data on these sites, which may implement their own privacy policies.   We do not distribute or sell on any personal information whatsoever, and do not send third-party information to those on our address list.

We may send electronic press releases to the media.

We do not provide business companies with statistical or other information relating to our website users or membership list.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third party for the purpose of direct marketing.

We do not usually retain the email addresses of correspondents making speculative contact with the Club in relation to such matters as local or family history.


We may disclose information about members in compliance with the requirements of the law, or in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings. We may also disclose stored information in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, including providing information to others for the purpose of fraud prevention.


We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any of your personal information kept in any format by Burslem History Club. 

We do not ask for computer passwords in any circumstances.


We may update this policy periodically by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with the changes.  We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.


Any textual or visual data referring to yourself contained on our website may be removed by request.

Our website contains links to a small number of other websites belonging to similar organisations.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us by email or by post to Mr Massey, 56, Leamington Gardens, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0JX.


By using the Burslem History Club website and/or becoming a member, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with our policy, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you permit those changes.

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