GDPR and you
Offaly History takes member data seriously. In May, the EU is introducing
a new regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR.
GDPR gives people greater access to their personal information collected
by organisations and control of how it is used.
make it easier for you to understand your choices and the control you have
over your data.
What are the key changes for you
GDPR sets out the following rights:
- The right to access the personal information an organisation holds
- The right to have your personal information sent directly to yourself
or another organisation
- The right to have inaccuracies corrected
- The right to object, including in relation to direct marketin
- The right to restrict the processing of information
- The right to have information erased
- These rights come into effect on 25th May 2018
- There is no change to how you use our products or services, and no need
for you to do anything differently as a result of this new legislation.
You can be confident that we take protecting your data seriously and we
only use it to enhance the products and services we provide to you. The
typical data we collect is information you have provided to us. We usually
ask you for personal details
- when you join as a member of the Society
- when you register as a customer to order books and services online
at www.offalyhistory.com when you purchase a family history report through the Laois/Offaly Family History Service
- when you register to use our Offaly History Archives service
- when you visit any one of our websites: offalyhistory.com; offalyarchives.com; offalyhistoryblog.wordpress.com
- when you sign up to our newsletter subscription service via offalyhistory.com
How we use your information
We use your data primarily
- to contact you via postal or email newsletter about upcoming events
if you are a member of Offaly Historical and Archaeological
Society or have requested the newsletter.
- to contact you if your membership subscription has expired or at
risk of expiring
- to contact you in relation to a family history report
- for our legitimate interests (which you can object to) in keeping a
record of all researchers who have accessed original manuscripts
using Offaly History Archives services.
- for our legitimate interests (which you can object to) in measuring
the use and performance of our websites (using anonymised
Securing your personal data is extremely important to us which is why we
take appropriate measures to protect your data. We use a range of
technologies and processes to protect your data.
Controlling your data
You have ultimate control over your data. You can manage your data, your
contact preferences and how you can opt in or out of marketing
Registered users are free to view their account data using the following request form.
Registered Account Deletion (offalyhistory.com)
Registered users are free to delete their account data if they wish using the following request form.
We do not share your data with third parties.
How long do we hold your data?
- For members of Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society, we
store your data for the duration of your membership and up to two
- For customers of the Laois/Offaly Family History Service, we store
this data indefinitely as part of a Reports Record.
- For researchers of Offaly History Archives, we store your data
indefinitely as a part of manuscript production control.
- For registered customers of offalyhistory.com, we store your data
for no longer than is necessary from point of purchase
- For guest customers of offalyhistory.com, we store your data for no
longer than is necessary from point of purchase.
We use data cookies on our websites to provide you with a more
personalised service and present you with information online that is of
interest to you. Most web browsers give you some control over whether
you allow cookies to be collected. You can also easily delete or clear
cookies on your browser at any time.
Get more information
If you have questions about GDPR or your personal information, you can
contact us at the address below:
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