The Society collects members’ names and addresses. We process this data on the basis of ‘legitimate interests’ as we cannot administer your membership of the Society without this information. We will post you a Membership Card detailing Society events. We will post you our award-winning Quarterly Newsletter about the Society. This sometimes contain information about additional Society activities, such as coach trips, or publications. We might post you intervening information if we thought circumstances justified this.

If you consent, we also collect your email address to tell you more – and faster –about the Society and related local history activities than would be practicable by paper. If relevant, we process your Gift Aid data and keep it for the six years required by HMRC. We have an ‘age’ check because of the new tighter rules for children’s data.

We do not share your data with any third party.

Your membership data is stored securely. If we thought that your data had become compromised, we would tell you.

If you need to see or change your details, or if you choose to cancel your membership or revoke your permission for us to contact you by email, please email:

or write to: Membership, FoDLHS, Oakdean, High St, Blakeney GL15 4DY.

If you cancel your membership we delete your data as soon as you have advised us.

If you do not renew, we delete your data at the end of January in the year following your last paid membership year.

When any individual makes a purchase from our e-shop, we and our website provider (ilateral) hold the data provided to the Society for the purposes of the transaction long enough for the transaction to be fulfilled, including statutory obligations regarding returns. Payments are processed by PayPal, so neither the Society nor its website provider see the purchaser’s credit card details.

If you want to know more about our Privacy policies, or have any concerns, please contact If we cannot satisfy you, you can take matters up with the Information Commissioner (telephone 0303 123 1113).