We take your privacy extremely seriously. We have never shared your personal data with any other body and we never will.
It goes without saying that it is our intention to abide by the General Data Protection Regulation. It is also our intention to treat you as we would like to be treated.
If you sign up for our e-newsletter, then we will collect and store your name and email address, and (if you choose to give it) the relevant organisation to which you belong. We will then use this information for the purpose you gave it to us – to email you news and information connected to the future of historic religious buildings.
You can unsubscribe from the e-newsletter by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter page, or by emailing us at the address below.
We do not receive payment for notifications in the newsletter, and we select the notifications in good faith to be relevant and interesting. Obviously our news items will include events (such as conferences) and other items (such as books) for which there might be a charge – otherwise there would be little point to the newsletter. And, as you would expect, we mention our own events, and from time to time we suggest that readers of the newsletter might want to become members of HRBA.
The e-newsletter is free and we intend it will always remain so. Important financial support comes from sponsorship, and the sponsor is given a short editorial slot in the newsletter to let you know of matters you might find of interest. This section of the newsletter is clearly flagged. We do not, of course, pass your personal details on to our sponsor.
We carry out a variety of processing on your personal data where we have a legitimate purpose. For example, we routinely count how many people have signed up for the newsletter, and assess what type of organisation they belong to. Like many or all users of Mailchimp, we are provided with reports which help us to understand the usefulness of the e-newsletter, for example the number of people who have opened it, or the most popular items which were clicked. The only report which we receive which provides individual data is one which lists the number of clicks each person has done on links in the newsletter. It does not show us what you have clicked on. We have made and will make no use of the information in that report, nor, of course, will we pass it on to others.
Everyone who has signed up for our e-newsletters receives the same ones. That is, we do not attempt to target you or segment our email list.
If you or your organisation decides to become a subscribing member – that is, pay us a subscription to become a member of HRBA – then we will also collect a physical address, and may invite you to provide other information, and we will communicate with you personally about payment methods. We use this data to communicate with you regarding membership matters and to help with the administration of HRBA. We do not, of course, pass this data on to others.
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Updated 26 May 2018 (previous version of 24 May here)