Privacy policy

The RSGB is currently in the process of updating these guidelines to reflect changes in the law arising from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018.


This privacy policy sets out how the Radio Society of Great Britain “the RSGB” uses and protects any information that you give the RSGB when you use this website.

The RSGB is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The RSGB may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.

You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from May 2013.

Data controller for this website

The data controller for this website is Radio Society of Great Britain, 3 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford MK44 3WH.

What data we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and as appropriate callsign and membership number
  • contact information including email address, postal address and telephone numbers
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to purchases, customer surveys and/or offers including payment details

What we do with the information we gather

  • internal record keeping
  • provision of electronic shopping facilities
  • we may use the information to improve our products and services
  • we may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • from time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.

In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website, and in particular you will not be able to login, use the live DX Cluster, WebSDR, or use the electronic shopping facilities.

More details about our Cookie Policy

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest.

However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

A fee of £10 will be payable and the details will be provided within 6 weeks of your request.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Data Controller, Radio Society of Great Britain, 3 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford MK44 3WH.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address.

We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.