Privacy Policy

ABPS Privacy Policy

  1. The Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS), is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy has been created using Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance.
  2. Collecting and handling data 
    ABPS will hold and process the personal information which you provide via the ABPS website (the Site), or it’s other websites, or by submitting emails or online forms for organisational and promotional purposes in the following ways:

    1. Postal, E mail and Telephone Privacy Policy
      If you supply ABPS with your telephone number, you may receive telephone contact from the ABPS with information. You may also receive telephone contact from ABPS with information regarding new services, online surveys, or upcoming events. If you supply the ABPS with your postal address you may receive periodic mailings from the ABPS with information on new services or forthcoming events. Your email address may be used by ABPS to notify you about updates to the site and/or contact you for marketing and informational purposes.
    2. Newsletter
      When ABPS uses a third party provider, (e.g. MailChimp, Informz, Pardot, or other tools) to deliver its online information and newsletter services these tools gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help monitor and improve the e-service.
    3. Events registration
      When ABPS uses third party providers, (e.g. Eventsforce, Eventbrite, or others) information will be received and held for registration of its events.
    4. Security and performance
      When ABPS uses a third party service to help maintain the security and performance of its websites it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the ABPS website(s).
    5. Use of Cookies
      In addition to the information you submit to the ABPS via the websites, ABPS may collect information about visits to the websites. ABPS collects information on the page browser access. This is used within ABPS to improve the design and layout of its websites. ABPS gathers information on the relative popularity of each page, the average number of pages accessed by visitors, the number of emails sent or files downloaded, and the average time spent on the site. None of this information is linked back to you as an individual. The website(s) may use the following cookies on each page:

      • Session cookies – to enhance your browsing quality by allowing ABPS to know what pages you visit on this website and others.
      • Google Analytics – ABPS may use this information to compile reports on website usage, visitor sources and analyse browser versions.
      • Vimeo/You Tube cookies – may be set on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
  3. Data disclosure to third parties
    ABPS does not sell personal information nor will it pass on online personal information to any organisation or individual outside of its control.
  4. Active consent
    Please note that by ticking a consent button or any other method requesting active consent included in the website(s) or newsletter or other instance whilst sending your personal information to ABPS you are explicitly consenting to the processing and transfer of such information.
  5. External links
    ABPS may provide hyperlinks from the websites to websites of third parties. Please note that this privacy statement applies only to the contents of the ABPS website(s) and not to those websites to which ABPS may provide a link.
  6. Changes to this privacy policy
    ABPS keeps its privacy notice under regular review.
    This privacy notice was last updated on 26 September 2017.
  7. Contact us
    On written request from you, ABPS will provide details of any personal information which you have provided us with (this may be at a small charge) and/or to cease to make use of your personal information for the purposes described above. ABPS may require proof of identity from you prior to disclosing such information, in order to safeguard the security of your information.

    1. by email to or
    2. by post to: The Association of British Philatelic Societies, c/o 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW, United Kingdom