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Privacy policy

We do not share membership details or mailing lists with any other organisation, nor do we place advertisements on the website. We do, however, pass details between different officers and programme secretaries as necessary (e.g. so that the organiser of a Country Walk can contact those who have booked by e-mail).

Members' details are held securely on two databases;

Please contact the appropriate person in the event of any queries.

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In the case of this web site, we may use three cookies:

If you change the default font size, we remember your choice (Smaller or Larger) with this cookie. It will expire one year after your last visit to this web site.
The other two cookies are only used for members of the Society who have logged on:
This cookie holds your membership number. We store it if you tick the box that says 'Remember me on this computer'. We use it so you do not have to log in every time you return to this web site. It will expire one year after your last visit to this web site.
There are different sets of web pages that may be viewed by institutional members, personal members, and Council members. This cookie is used to allow you access to those pages appropriate to your type of membership. It expires when you shut down your web browser (e.g. Interrnet Explorer) or switch off your computer.

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