Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Comments / Contact / Browsing
When visitors leave comments and/or use the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the comments/contact form. For all visitor’s the IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection and increase security. Unless identified as a security issue, addresses are deleted after 2 months.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
On occasions Thatcham Historical Society will use a third party data processor, such as Mailchimp, to circulate news or information on events. In any circumstances where such a third party is used, visitors will be provided with an opt-in to consent, and will be provided with the opportunity to opt-out at any time through an unsubscribe link. Personal data will not be provided to any third party without consent.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
IP addresses collected by our CMS are removed after 3 months unless identified as a security issue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.