Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is, and is the online platform for The Association for the History of Glass. The Association for the History of Glass is a Registered Company in England (no. 1348828), and a Registered Educational Charity (no. 275236).


The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is: used fairly, lawfully and transparently. Our data controller is our Treasurer, and is responsible for ensuring that we comply with this at all times.

All membership details are handled within the online platform of WordPress. When membership dues are paid online, the Association for the History of Glass never hold your payment details. We collect on details required to maintain membership rolls, and facilitate the distribution of ‘Glass News’. the AHG committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. If you have any questions related to our GDPR compliance, please contact our treasurer or web team.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. All other membership details will be available to trustees of the Association for the History of Glass, as needed to complete duties.

How long we retain your data

For Membership: We will retain membership details for two years after your membership has lapsed, in case of renewals. If you wish to be removed prior to this, please contact our treasurer or web team.

Website interactions: If you leave a comment, we store the personal information provided in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.