This page explains how and why we collect, and use, your personal information when you visit the The Society for the Study of French History website.
Who will process my personal information?
What personal information is collected and why?
For site security and performance
To allow you to use additional functionality
We use the third-party ShareThis service to allow you to share our news and research articles easily on social media. If you click or tap a ‘Share’ button on our website, your Device ID and IP address will be collected and sent to ShareThis. For information about how ShareThis uses your personal information, please see ShareThis’ privacy notice.
To improve our service to you
To remember marketing preferences
Third-party services that we embed on some of our webpages – such as Instagram feeds, Twitter feeds and YouTube videos – may set cookies to measure how you use their services and record what advertising you see during your use of their service. This will only happen if you opt-in to receiving ‘Social marketing preferences’ cookies or interact with the embedded content.
What should you expect to happen with the information?
We are committed to respecting the information you trust us with and to making sure that we keep it safe. Our websites collect very little personal information and we use it in ways that are compatible with your individual rights and freedoms.
The use of your personal information in the ways described above is necessary for the legitimate interests of the University in operating and improving its websites, analysing their use and ensuring their security, or is carried out with your consent when you accept certain cookies.
Where we do need to collect any additional personal data not listed above via our website, you will be told at that time about the use we will make of that information. For example, you may need to complete an online form in order for us to send you newsletters or to book to attend a University event.
Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.
Transferring your information outside the United Kingdom or European Economic Area (EEA)
We may need to transfer your personal information outside of the UK or EEA in order to provide you with the services and products you require or as necessary for our legitimate interests. This will most likely occur when our third-party providers are based outside the EEA. Any such transfers are carried out with appropriate safeguards in place to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal information.
How do I get further information?
For more information about how we handle your personal information, for contact details and to understand your rights under data protection legislation, please see our general data protection notice.
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Any information collected will not have any identifying data. It is statistical data about our visitors and how they have used our site. No personal details will be shared that could identify you. We may assemble information about your common internet use with a cookie file. When used, the cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. The cookie is stored on the hard drive, with transferred information.
The data sought by the cookie helps us improve our website and any service offered to you. Please note that at time of writing there are no cookies used on the site. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
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Page last updated: 2 February 2023.