Below you can read the privacy and cookie policy that applies to the Ripon Historical Society website.


We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation

(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters

(d) any other information that you choose to send to us;

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

(2) Cookies

The Ripon Historical Society website uses cookies. By using the website, you consent to this use.

Cookies are little text files that are stored on your computer to ensure that your experience of the website is as smooth and helpful as possible and to tell us more about how people use the site.

The cookies consist of both ‘session’ and ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser, while persistent cookies will remain for a set period of time.

The cookies are anonymous and do not gather any personal data. For more information about cookies, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

The Ripon Historical Society website uses Google Analytics to create reports on how our visitors use the site. The information that these cookies gather is stored by Google. You can view a copy of their privacy policy here: Google’s Privacy Policy

Blocking Cookies

You can also block the use of cookies with most Internet browsers (though this may have some impact on your site experience) if you wish to:

Internet Explorer | Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Safari from Apple

Cookies We Use

Below is a list of the cookies that the Ripon Historical Society website uses. Find out more about the function they perform, if they are persistent or session cookies and how long they remain on your computer.

Cookies List

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This cookie is used on the website as part of the measures we have put in place to make the site run and load as quickly as possible. It stores non-personal information and is deleted when you close your browser.

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This is Google Analytics cookie that stores information on how visitors move through the pages of the site. It store only anonymous information and remains on your computer for two years or until you remove it.

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This is a Google Analytics cookie that stores information (anonymously) about a users current visit to the website. It expires after 30 minutes.

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This is a Google Analytics cookie that determines the length of visits to the website. It is deleted when you close your browser.

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This is a Google Analytics cookie that collects information on how a user visited the website. This cookie is persistent and expires after six months or when you delete it.


(3) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;

(e) send statements and invoices to you;

(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(h) send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (and you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

(k) keep the website secure and prevent fraud;

(l) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(d) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure password and firewall-protected servers.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(6) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(7) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes, by sending an email to us. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

(8) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(9) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(10) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to derek.edmondson@btinternet.com or by post to 18 Hell Wath Grove, Ripon. HG4 2JT.

(11) Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Ripon Historical Society.