Privacy Policy

Stratford & District Historical Society Privacy Policy

Your Privacy is Important to Us
Last Updated: 2019-12-01 

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for

Who we are

Our website address is:

Stratford & District Historical Society
356 Ontario St., Suite 133
Stratford, ON N5A 7X6

Email :

The Stratford & District Historical Society is committed to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your Personal Information. We always strive to be transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used and with whom it is shared. 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The Stratford & District Historical Society does not sell, share, or rent content on this site to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
Personal data is collected and retained when submitting membership applications.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

Contact form information is kept for one year for visitor and membership service purposes only. We do not use information submitted for marketing purposes..


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.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Stratford & District Historical Society (2019), are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

To make the websites work properly many use cookies, which are small information files that are sent to your computer, mobile or other device when you visit the website and which will recognize your device on future visits. These types of files do a number of different jobs such as remembering your preferences and chosen items, assisting you to improve your site experience as well as trying to ensure that the adverts or offers you see online are more relevant to you.

Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology. However, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. If you are a registered user, this may include your name and e-mail address for verification purposes.

You may choose to set your web browser to not accept cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies, you will not be able to use all the services provided, sign in on any pages, post comments or make purchases, and you do not help us learn how to improve our Website, products, offers and marketing strategy.

These other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third-party cookies Web analytics software uses cookies to tell if a user has visited the site before, determine how many unique users we have and how often they visit the site.
These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used for aggregated statistics only. This allows them, for example, to tell which areas of the site are the most popular and better optimize their content for the interests of their users.


By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data.

Who we share your data with

The Stratford & District Historical Society does not share information gathered.
By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

The Stratford & District Historical Society keeps contact form entries for six months, analytics records for a year, and membership records, unless renewed, will be kept for 5 years.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their 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.

Where we send your data is hosted at
Their privacy policy can be found here:
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information regarding privacy concerns

You may contact us at: – please add “privacy matter” in the subject line to guide your query to the correct department.

Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website. You can find our privacy policy here.