Privacy Policy

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Our (not so secret) Official Secrets Act

This privacy policy describes how the University of Aberdeen History Society protects and makes use of the information you give the organisation when you use this website.


If you are asked to provide information to the University of Aberdeen History Society, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.


This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published will take precedence at all times.


This privacy policy was updated on: 1 August 2018


Introduction: We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions and services provided by the University of Aberdeen History Society.


We also collect information to better understand how visitors use our services and products and to present timely, relevant information to them.


What Data We Gather: We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Website usage data
  • Other information relevant to client enquiries
  • Other information pertaining to special offers and surveys


How We Use This Data: Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking from the organisation, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records.
  • To improve the products and services we provide.
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry.
  • To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you – only if you have specifically requested this.
  • To send you promotional mailings or to call you about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you – only if you have specifically requested this.
  • To contact you via email, telephone or mail for market research reasons – only if you have specifically requested this.


Controlling Information About You: When you fill in a form or provide your details to our organisation, you will see one or more tick boxes allowing you to:

  • Opt-in to receive marketing communications from us by email, telephone, text message or post.
  • Opt-in to receive marketing communications from our third-party partners by email, telephone, text message or post.


If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind easily, via one of these methods:

Send an email to info@abdnhistory.co.uk .


We will never lease, distribute, or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to do so.


Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.


Security & Links From Our Website: We will always hold your information securely.


To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.

We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.


Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the University of Aberdeen History Society domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.


Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.