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amberley hall 1The Tools and Trades History Society is an educational charity, whose aim is to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the trades in which they were used.


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Dear Member,

You may be aware that on 25 May 2018 new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force. Under the terms of these regulations we are required to inform you about your personal data that we hold and how and by whom it can be accessed.

We have prepared a TATHS Privacy Policy showing the information we collect about you, how it is used and your rights regarding it. The Policy will bes included in this Newsletter and is also available on the TATHS Website in the About Section under Constitution: HERE

We need to record data such as names and addresses to manage your membership of TATHS and deliver the Newsletter and other publications to you. You agreed to us using that information when you joined TATHS but we now need to ask you for specific permission to continue to store and process your data for this purpose with immediate effect.

One way we have used your data has been to provide a Membership List available to all members who have registered for the Members Only section of the Website. If you wish your details to remain on that list we need a written confirmation from you that you are happy for us to make your details available to other members. The Membership List has been withdrawn from the website for a period to enable you to reply.

Many of you have provided TATHS with your e-mail address which has been very useful in arranging local meetings. If we could use email to deliver important notices instead of post it would help reduce our running costs and we are asking for your permission to do this. If you agree, please check that we do have your latest email address.

We are sorry to put you to the trouble of having to write back but it is our understanding that the GDPR requires us to obtain a written permission. Please therefore complete this form  and return it to us, either by post or as a scanned copy.



Please send your reply to the Secretary at the address shown or to the Membership Secretary at the address shown on the back of the Newsletter. We need permission from all members within the UK and European Union.

TATHS has appointed Paul Coutts, Membership Secretary, as our Data Protection Officer to ensure your data is processed according to the law.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this notice or the TATHS Privacy Policy please contact Paul Coutts or Tony Waldis.