Shropshire Art Society Privacy Policy

The Shropshire Art Society takes its Data Protection obligations seriously and always works to comply with the latest legislation.

Some specific information for our members:

The personal information you give us, on your Membership Application Form, on your Annual Subscription Form, and on any other forms or in any other ways, throughout the membership year, is stored securely and is only accessible to authorised Shropshire Art Society Committee Members; your details may be disclosed to other people for the purposes of Shropshire Art Society business only, and will not be given to others for any other purpose.

In addition, your email address will be added to the MailChimp mailing system which we use to send you Focal Points and other Society News. You can unsubscribe from MailChimp or update your MailChimp data at any time via the link included in the footer of the mailings.

When you join the Shropshire Art Society and when you renew your Annual Subscription, we ask you to sign to give your consent to your personal data being used by the Shropshire Art Society as described here, as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. If you want us to completely remove/erase you from our systems, please email your request to our Secretary Frank Hilton at

Regarding the general use of this website

We want to explain what data we capture when you visit, and how we use that data.

We don’t collect any personal data e.g. email addresses via this website, as we do not use a Contact Form.

We may use Google Analytics (or other similar traffic-monitoring tools) and Wordfence (or other similar security tools) to log your IP address as you browse the site; this is purely for website statistics and security enforcement, recording the users to the site and which pages they visit; we only use this data to monitor the effectiveness and maintain the good health of the site. Cookies may also be used on your computer to perform these tasks, but these do not hold any private information. This website does not use marketing cookies. You can install, for example, Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on (by Google) extension in the Chrome browser to tell the Google Analytics JavaScript not to send information to Google Analytics; you can install, for example, the EditThisCookie (by extension in the Chrome browser to add, delete, edit, search, protect and block some or all cookies. Similar tools will be available too; we are not recommending these ones, rather we are offering them as examples to explain how you can opt out.

For your protection, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) – a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client – to encrypt any data sent between your browser and our website. You can tell we do this because our website url starts with https:// rather than http:// and your browser will tell you that our website is secure by showing the word ‘Secure’ and/or a green padlock icon or similar (see the image from the Chrome browser below).

SSL browser Chrome SAS example

Illustration of secure browsing in Chrome

Should you wish to contact us or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy please use the email link provided on the Contact page of our website (

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