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Please read and check the way your information will be used and ensure that you are aware of the uses of your information that will be retained and stored by the Hampshire Genealogical Society (HGS).   Submission of personal data and use of this site will be deemed as acceptance of the policy:

  • Personal information supplied on any form and provided by you during your membership, and any communication with the Society via this website, will be used to contact and communicate with you about your enquiry or your membership. It will also be used for administration of the Society membership records.
  • HGS will not provide your personal information to third parties other than for your local HGS Group Organiser to receive your contact details and invite you to attend their Group. If you do not wish your contact details to be passed to the local Group Organiser please inform the Society in writing.*
  • You may choose not to submit your personal details, opt out or change your preferences at any time by informing the Society in writing.*
    Should you choose not to submit your personal details membership of the Society and purchase of goods will not be possible.
  • You may request a copy of any personal information held by the Society and may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
  • Personal details of members are kept on a secure database maintained by The Membership Secretary, The Hampshire Genealogical Society, 52 Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 3DP. Email: membership@hgs-online.org.uk.
  • Membership data will be kept during the period of your membership of the Society and for three years after your membership has lapsed, been cancelled by you or your death.

* “Writing” includes letter and email sent to the Society

The Society also has a Cookie Policy.

Data and Privacy Policy 24 July 2016

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