Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Where do we store personal data?

The BLHA activities are carried out by volunteer committee post holders. They will hold the data they use on their own computers and only  only holds the data they need for their activity. If data is transferred between the committee, the methods available are electronic email; encrypted memory sticks or paper records.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

  • Contact forms

Contact forms used in this website will capture personal data when someone submits a form, such as name, address, email, and phone number. The contact form submissions are kept for a period of time for customer service purposes, and are not used for marketing purposes.

  • Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

  • Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

  • Spam and Data counting Services

Source: Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Source: respects the privacy and rights of its visitors. No effort is made to identify individuals without their knowledge.

Data retention period and Data destruction

Data is only retained for the time during which it may be legitimately needed. When no longer needed, data is destroyed in a manner that does not allow it to be recovered.

Obtaining consent to process and hold personal data

All membership/standing order forms we have, to receive information from members will contain the following statement:

Data Protection

  • Your personal details as provided above will be stored on a computer, and used for business directly relating to your membership of, and services offered by, the Bedfordshire Local History Association.
  • A list of member societies, corporate bodies, and their contact points is posted on the BLHA website, but any further details will not be released to any other party.