Data Protection & Security

We are committed to the online privacy of everyone who uses this site. This privacy statement has been written to give you a clear understanding of how our online data processing practices work and why we use them.

By using this website, you are consenting to the terms and conditions of use contained within this policy. If this policy is not acceptable to you, please do not use the Museum’s website.

The use of terms “we”, “us”, “our”, “Royston Museum” or “Royston Town Council” refers to Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery, part of Royston Town Council. The use of the term “partners” denotes businesses and other organisations who work closely with us to provide a service to the public. The term “you”, “user” or “website user” refers to any internet user visiting this website.

Data Protection

Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery, part of Royston Town Council are the sole owners of the information on this site. We will not sell, share or rent any information on the website to third parties in any way, unless it is stated on the web page at the point of collecting information from you, or it is outlined in this policy statement, or it is required by law.

All personal information collected on the website will be used only for the purpose of delivering the service for which the information was supplied. The information you provide will only be used by Royston Museum, part of Royston Town Council and its employees in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The information will not be given to any other organisation or individual except to the extent permitted by the Data Protection Act.

Royston Museum (Royston Town Council) may contact users in order to reply to the issues raised. We will retain all communications in order to produce statistical analysis reports on the comments received.


A cookie is a means for your web browser to hold a small amount of information, either in memory or on your hard disk, for use during your website visit. They provide a better browsing experience by offering the ability to remember user settings or preferences when visiting a site.  Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. It uses cookies to help monitor use of the website. It reports trends without identifying individual visitors. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google.

This information is used for the purpose of evaluating visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for site operators. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Royston Museum (Royston Town Council) will not use Google Analytics to track or to collect any personally identifiable information about visitors to our site.  We will not use Google Analytics data with any other personally identifying information from any other source. We do not allow Google to use our analytics data in anonymous form as part of their benchmarking service.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by us and by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Visit the relevant Google page for more information about their privacy policy or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

Most web browsers will allow you to prevent cookies being set on your device, but doing this may mean you are unable to use some parts of our website. Consult the Help section of your browser to find out how to change the cookie settings.

If you follow any external links from Royston Museum (Royston Town Council) to visit another website, you might encounter the use of cookies there. These websites and their associated cookies are beyond our control.


Access to all our user information is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.  Personally identifiable information is kept in a secure environment which is continually monitored and tested.

Notification of changes

From time to time it will be necessary to update this Privacy Policy. This is in order to ensure our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will appear on this page.

If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify the users affected. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy in force at the time the information was collected.