Privacy Policy

The BMSGH is registered under the UK Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Midland Ancestors is the concise name for the Birmingham and Midlands Society for Genealogy and Heraldry(BMSGH).

Information regarding your login details, name, address, phone number, email and order activity will be stored on a computer. This information will only be used by the BMSGH to fulfill your online orders from this website.

Online payments from this website are made via our preferred payment partners, Cardsave(part of Worldpay) and Paypal Payment Services, and as such no banking, debit or credit card details are stored on BMSGH computers. We will pass your name, address, email and order details to card processing partners in order for them to process your payment, there is a link to their Privacy Policy on their payment processing page.

Details held on BMSGH computers will not be passed to any other organisations.

In order to process orders, cookies(small data files) will be stored on customers computers.  This is normal practice for an eShop with shopping cart and online payment facilities. The BMSGH shop does not use cookies for advertising purposes.

Visits to this website are also recorded by Google Analytics in order to provide anonymous statistics to assist us in website capacity planning and to assist with decisions on which products to make available in the shop . The following lists some of the information recorded..

  • Country/Town visiting (we need to add postal rates by Country so need to ensure all Countries are included) 
  • Number of visits and pages viewed (this indicates areas of interest which we may expand at a later date)
  • How customers came to our site, ie via a Google search, referral from another site, other search engines, or direct
  • Keywords used in search engines (this helps us to decide which product ranges we may expand in the future)

Note that none of the above Google Analytics data can be traced back to an individual Computer.