privacy policy

Who we are

At The Social Society, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our website. We want you to know that The Social Society is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists for marketing purposes. In our privacy policy, we have listed detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, disclose it to others and how we keep it safe and secure. Keep reading for more information.


Types of data we collect


The Social Society’s website ( places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites.

Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high quality website and online experience for our members, and some collect information about browsing and members behaviour. By using and browsing The Social Society’s website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.


Google Analytics

When someone visits ( we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.


Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our monthly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

The Social Society use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection officer Toni Finnimore

Any information you collect through newsletter subscriptions, why you collect it, what you do with it, and any third-party sharing.


Access to your personal information

Under GDPR, the data subject has the right to access and amend any of their personal data that you hold. Make it easy for them by including a name and contact email. You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer [NAME} at [CONTACT DETAILS] Info on who to contact if they want to view, amend or delete their personal data.


Changes to this Privacy Notice

We review our policies annually and last reviewed this policy in September 18. There may be times when we will need to amend or change elements of this policy ahead of the review date. If and when this happens we will inform you via email.