The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. This is a new regulation intended to strengthen individual data protection across the European Union.

As an international scholarly society for the study of social history, the Social History Society wishes to keep in touch with supporters to let know you what is going on at the association and in the field of history more generally. In 2018 we conducted a data protection impact assessment to identify and minimise data protection risks.

The Social History Society takes members’ privacy very seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account and provide the services you request from us. We only use supporters’ contact details to communicate about relevant events, activities or publications; surveys and national consultations; or membership benefits and renewals.

We do not sell your data to any third parties and we keep it safe and secure.

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