privacy statement

Privacy statement

What we do

The Society of Authors is committed to ensuring that all your personal information is kept private and protected. We make every effort to ensure that the Society’s website is secure in its collection and use of your personal information. We follow the Data Protection Act 1998 and are registered on the public register of data controllers maintained by the Information Commissioner.

What you can do

As a member of the Society of Authors you have control over how the information stored about you is used on the website and what types of information, if any, you’d like to receive from us. You can do this by logging-in to the Members’ area of this website.

Staying in touch

As a member of the Society, we will contact you from time to time using the information you have provided. When you join, we will also send your name, address and date of birth to the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society to facilitate your free ALCS membership (one of our Membership benefits). 

Cookies on the Society’s website

When you visit we use Google Analytics to help analyse how our website is used. This analytical tool uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form – for example, how you enter our site, how you navigate through the site, and what information was of interest to you.

The cookies we use identify you only as a number (no other personal information is recorded). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google in strict confidence and only for the purpose described.

Why we do this

We use the information collected by cookies to help us find out what is most effective about our site, identify ways to improve it and make it more effective.

The Society of Authors will not use (and will not allow any third party to use) the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the Society of Authors nor Google will link, nor seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

Disabling and enabling cookies

If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can disable them on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser or by following the steps below.

If you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

•             open ‘Windows Explorer’;

•             click on the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar;

•             type ‘cookie’ into the search box for ‘Folders and files’;

•             select ‘My computer’ in the ’Look in’ box;

•             click ‘Search now’;

•             double click on the folders that are found;

•             select any cookie file; and then

•             use the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard.

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, select ‘cookies’ in the ‘Help’ function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

Contact us

If you would like to contact the Society please use the Contact us section of this website.


See also

Terms of use