Privacy Statement

Last updated March 2015

We will not release your personal details to anyone outside our organisation for mailing or marketing purposes without your permission.

When you register as a researcher or join as a member of the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, we collect certain personal information from you (for example your name, address, email address, telephone number). All such information is held on secure servers.

We use Google Analytics to monitor use of our website. Google Analytics use cookies to gather statistics about our visitors, such as where you come from before entering our website, which pages you look at on our site and where you go afterwards. Information collected in this way is anonymous and does not identify individual visitors. This information allows us to improve our website and the services we provide.

For more information about Google Analytics, please see Google's Privacy Policy .

We take appropriate measures to ensure that the information we receive is kept accurate and up to date and retained only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used. If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us by e-mail to or by writing to us at Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, Assembly Buildings, Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6DW.

Your privacy is of the highest importance to us and so we comply fully with all applicable Data Protection and consumer legislation, and will treat all your personal information as fully confidential.

In order to serve you most efficiently, the reputable third-party online payments system PayPal handles our transactions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorise your payment card and to process your order. All such organisations are under strict obligation to keep your personal information private.

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. The latest version will be available on our website so please check from time to time. By continuing to use the website you will be deemed to have accepted any changes.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics _utma
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 cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit  or .

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit .