The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our websites. We operate in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Information about you may be collected when you visit our websites either by automatic tracking devices (see 'Tracking our visitors' below) or, more directly, where you request a specific service, such as subscribing to the newsletter or booking a ticket via e-mail.
Similarly, when you order products from the online shop a certain amount of information is required to fulfil the order. We only use this information to supply the services that have been requested and to monitor and improve the quality of our websites.
It is the BPMA's policy not to distribute or sell your information on to any third party.
Tracking our visitors
The BPMA monitors how people use our websites and aggregates general statistics about customers, traffic patterns and related site information in an anonymous form. In order to collect this data, the BPMA uses software that collects statistics from IP data. This software can determine what times of day people access our site, which country they access the websites from, how long they visit for, what browser they are using, etc.
This information is collected primarily to measure the popularity of particular content, and of the websites as a whole, allowing us to judge visitor needs and tailor future content.
If you have any questions about the following information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most web browsers allow you to control the cookies stored on your computer through your browser's settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been stored and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Removing or disabling cookies
You may choose to remove or block cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings, but in some cases, this may impact your experience of our website.
The information below lets you know what cookies this site uses and what they are.
Postal Heritage Cookies
This cookie only becomes active if you log into our site or add a product to your shopping basket.
Third Party Cookies - Google Analytics
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The information collected is anonymous and does not identify a visitor. The data includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.
Select this link for an overview of privacy at Google.
Opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.
We embed feeds from Twitter on this site. Twitter may cookies to better understand how you interact with their services, to monitor aggregate usage by Twitter users and web traffic routing to their services. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases, this may impact your ability to use Twitter.
The BPMA has entered into a partnership with Mind Unit Ltd to assist us in providing an e-mail newsletter service. In order to sign up to this service, an individual has to submit personal information about themselves (e.g. name, e-mail address, postcode).
This personal data is collected by Mind Unit Ltd on behalf of the BPMA. They have entered into an agreement with the BPMA to hold all details in a secure way. They are not permitted to use the data for their own purposes nor to sell or distribute it on to any other individual, organisation or business under any circumstances.
If, for whatever reason, our agreement with Mind Unit Ltd ends, they are contractually obliged to hand back the data to the BPMA and to delete all of the BPMA's personal data from their computers.
You can 'opt out' of the newsletter at any time by clicking on the 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom of each newsletter.
For a copy of the information we hold on you please contact the BPMA at the address below.
Third party sites
The BPMA maintain a presence on several third party websites, such as Flickr and iTunes. We suggest you refer to the privacy policies on those sites and take care when giving out personal information. The BPMA undertakes to opperate within the guidelines of these sites and will not seek to collect your personal information.
Further information and requests
The Data Controller is the Board of Trustees of the BPMA, but to request any information with respect to the website please write to:
British Postal Museum & Archive
Please specify in your letter the exact nature of the information you wish to request.