Privacy Policy and GDPR

Privacy Policy and Cookies


This privacy policy is for this website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which came into force in May 2018, the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Please contact us by email if you have any questions.Earby & District Local History Society is what is known as the 'controller' of your data provided.


If you contact us regarding a Robert Hughes painting we need to hold your information so that we may contact you until your issues have been resolved.


This website uses cookies to improve the users experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of/saving of cookies on their computer/device. This website conforms to the EU Cookie Law. For more information on Cookies and what they are used for this website is worth a visit - All About Cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files saved to a website users computer/device that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website to provide the users with a more tailored experience. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.


This website may use tracking software, typically Google Analytics, to better understand how it is being used. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.


This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through third party organisations, who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve. Clicking on any such sponsored links or adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.


Users contacting us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.  This is done in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above.


You have a right to:

  • Request a copy of your information (known as a Subject Access Request).
  • Request rectification or erasure of information.
  • Request a restriction on the processing of your information.
  • Object to processing of your information.
  • Complain to the Information Commissioner's Office about the way I process your information.


The above policies are reviewed periodically and are subject to change without prior notice. Any changes will be posted immediately on this web site. Continued use of this web site shall be seen as acceptance of any changes.