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Privacy Policy

We don’t like complicated legal jargon, but there’s a few things you should know about your use of this website, and about the Trust.

  1. The Mechanics’ Institution Trust uses cookies to track visits to this site.
  2. A cookie is a small data file that is stored in your web browser and allows you to be identifed each time you visit.
  3. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal data about you and do not personally identify who you are. Cookies don’t tell the Mechanics’ Institution Trust who you are, but they tell us if you return to this web site.
  4. The Mechanics’ Institution Trust may use “analytics services” such as WordPress Stats and Google Analytics to track visits to the site.
  5. Any analytics services that the Mechanics’ Institution Trust uses may store cookies in your web browser.
  6. Any data collected by the analytics services may be stored on the Mechanics’ Institution Trust’s servers, servers belonging to the Trust’s internet hosts, or on servers belonging to the analytics services.
  7. The Mechanics’ Institution Trust does not publish or share any of the collected usage data and has taken reasonable security precautions to protect any data collected.
  8. If you wish to opt out of this usage data collection then please disable cookies or JavaScript in your browser, or use a browser plugin that disables Javascript such as NoScript.
  9. The Mechanics’ Institution Trust encourages comment and debate, but the Mechanics’ Institution Trust has the last word on all comments and can choose to approve comments or not for any reason whatsoever.
  10. If you comment on the Mechanics’ Institution Trust’s website then the Trust collects and stores additional information from you in order to let you do this. This information may be published to make the comments system work. Only provide this information if you are willing for it to be published on the internet.
  11. If you become a member of the Mechanics’ Institution Trust or make a donation to it, then the data collected about you for that purpose is private and is held securely by the Mechanics’ Institution Trust or by its service providers, such as PayPal.
  12. For members of the Mechanics’ Institution Trust, the Trust will use information provided by you as part of your membership registration to contact you about the work of the Trust, Trust meetings and your annual membership renewals.