The Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society
For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR")and UK data protection laws,the controller is Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society (MLFHS).
We collect your personal data in a few limited ways, namely:
The types of information we collect We collect the following types of personal data about you:
Personal data provided to us will be used for the purposes set out at the time of collection and, where relevant, in accordance with any preferences you express.
More generally, we will use your personal data for the following purposes only:
where this is necessary for our legitimate interests.
We will always respect your wishes in respect of what type of communications you want to receive from us and how you want to receive them. There are some communications,however, that we need to send you regardless of your marketing preferences in order for us to fulfill our contractual obligations to you as a member of our society. Examples of these essential service communications are:
We do not make your personal data available to other organizations for any purpose.
Personal data collected and processed by us may be shared with nominated MLFHS volunteers for the purposes of administering your membership and giving you access to the membership benefits to which you are entitled.
We keep your personal data only for as long as necessary for each purpose we use it. For most membership data, this means we retain it for so long as you have a valid Society membership and for up to a period of six years after your last financial interaction with us (for accounting, tax reporting and record-keeping purposes.)
Bank Standing Order mandate forms and credit card details are destroyed once payment has been processed.
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
Please note that the above rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply or where this is necessary for our legitimate interests in managing your membership of the society.
If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal data, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. You can find out more about your rights under applicable data protection laws from the Information Commissioner’s Officewebsite: