Who we are?

Our website address is: https://bewdleyhistory.org.uk.

The Bewdley Historical Research Group is a Charity run by volunteers. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

We will always respect the privacy of individuals who visit our website and leave contact details with us. Please read it carefully as it contains important information about what to expect when we collect personal information about you and how we will use that data.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you, known as personal data, such as your name, address, e-mail and telephone number when you join as a member of the society or place an order for products and services. We also collect information when you voluntarily use Contact Us and complete forms in relation to research. Website usage information is collected using cookies. 


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.

How will we use that information about you?

We collect information about you to process your order and manage your membership subscription to the Group. This means that we have a legitimate interest in processing the information.

We also keep information to comply with our obligations towards members under the Group constitution, as well as under relevant legislation. We will not collect any other personal data from you unless it is needed.

Personal data relating to the Group is held on paper and on computer systems and only accessible by relevant personel. We must process this information fairly and lawfully.

How to contact us?

Please contact our representative, the secretary if you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you.

  • by email
  • Or write to us at: Bewdley Historical Research Group, The Kenneth Hobson Room, 18 Load Street, Bewdley  DY12 2AE

If you are not satisfied with our response to any query you raise with us, or you believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is inconsistent with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who do we share your data with?

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long do 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.

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 do 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.

Where is your data sent?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage.