Privacy Policy

Who we are

The British Association for Local History is a registered charity no. 285467. Its purpose is to encourage and assist the study of local history throughout Great Britain as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups. The address of its Head Office is Chester House, 68 Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DY. Email: admin@balh.org.uk. Tel: 01625 664524.

What personal data we collect

BALH collects personal data from its subscribers comprising name, address, email address, telephone number and, where appropriate, information about special interests. It also collects information from individuals who agree to Gift Aid their subscription. Occasionally other personal data may be collected from sources such as attendance lists at events, documentation of personal achievement and publication awards, and records of sales including publications.

What we will do with the data

BALH will use this data to send subscribers its quarterly journal, The Local Historian, and newsletter, Local History News.  We may also use it to send you mailings relating to news.  We also use your information for aggregate data analysis so that we can monitor membership numbers and location.  We do not share your data with other organisations.

How we will store the data

BALH will store your data on a database held by our membership and financial services provider which is maintained to strict standards of security and in accordance with BALH’s data protection policies.

How can I submit a 'Subject Access Request'?

You can submit a subject access request by writing to BALH Head Office, Chester House, 68 Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DY.

Will this privacy policy be updated?

BALH regularly reviews its policies, including its privacy policy, and may make changes from time to time.