Last updated: July 2018

Stockport Heritage Trust (“SH”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates (the “Website”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Website, with regard to GDPR regulations.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Website, and fulfilling any services you request from us e.g. buying a book. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. As described in detail below, any information we gather at this web site is strictly for our use and is not shared with any other entity, public or private, for any reason. We will not sell or give away any lists or other data that we may retain and we do not purchase such information from other sources.


Information Collection and Use

While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name and email address (“Personal Information”). With the exception of credit/bank card info, we store the information from your order form to allow us to compile accounts and/or refer to a previous order to help provide some customer service. Orders are taken using PayPal and Paypal Express Checkout system and we do not have access to/store your bank/card details. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Order information is stored in the form of a password protected & 2-factor authenticated Gmail email on their secure servers.

Information from the contact form is accessed by someone from SH who will attempt to answer your query, and stored in the form of a password protected & 2-factor authenticated Gmail email on their servers for as long as it takes to answer your query/resolve your issue. When this is resolved, the information will be deleted unless you wish to provide us with useful historical information to benefit the work of SH. In that case the information will be retained as per your instructions.  You may elect to have your information completely removed from this system by using the contact form make your request.

Registered users to the blog: Blog post and comments registration data is held on the website’s servers which are located in the UK and password protected. If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. 

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service (the little icon next to your username) to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Removal of data: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Note: The link to our facebook page is just a link through to the facebook website and not a facebook app/share button.


Log Data

Like many Website operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse this to help with site maintenance and improvements. We have enabled anonymization for Google analytics which means that the last part of a site visitor’s IP address is disguised so specific location cannot be identified. More information on this can be found on the Google website. Analytics data is viewed only as anonymous statistics to show the busiest times of the day or week, pages with errors and how effective our advertising has been. This information is not used for any other purpose.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information, for example, if you have any products in your shopping basket. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookies used on this website include:

For signed in users of the blog

– WordPress needs to store your login details to ensure it is you that is actually commenting/posting.

For shoppers

– Woo Commerce uses 3 cookies to store the contents of your basket and let them know when it changes. Further information is detailed on the Woo Commerce codex here.


– our security system monitors IP addresses to make sure you are not a bot or that logged in users are not blocked. This information is not personally identifiable and not used for advertising purposes.

Analytics etc.

– Google analytics has anonymized IP addresses (as described above). We also use AWStats for analytics, a caching program to speed up the website, and a search engine optimsation program to help us improve the website and offer popular content. These do not store any personally identifiable data, just the IP address and general geographical location (not your precise address!).

You can disable cookies by following the instructions on the aboutcookies website which covers all the main browsers.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us and we use an https secure connection, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


 Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of July 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on our website.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via the contact form.