Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

The East Lothian Antiquarians and Field Naturalists Society, a UK Charity, assumed the copyright and responsibility for, when the Fourth Statistical Account Society ceased. ELAFNS is a membership body, which can be joined for a small annual fee.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We don’t process personally identifiable data, but hold some which was collated as part of the production of this volume, first published between 2003 and 2009.


Visitors cannot leave comments on the site.


Visitors cannot leave comments on the site.

Contact forms

Visitors cannot contact ELAS directly from this site.


Cookies are served only for a restricted number of administrators of the site.

Embedded content from other websites

No articles on this site include embedded content. We are not responsible for links to external websites, which may be subject to change.


We do use Analytics to track visitor activity, but anonymously. To reduce the chances of data being that is collected being potentially attributable you (by Google) you can use services like or browse the web privately / incognito.

Who we share your data with

ELAS uses the data to understand site usage only. Such summaries may be divulged to council members, and may be shared from time to time with members of the society, such as at an AGM or in annual reports. The data is available to Google Analytics and retained in its raw form for 2 years.

How long we retain your data

Only admin users are registered on our website, so we only store personal information that they choose to provide in their user profile.

What rights you have over your data, so

The site is a history site and therefore has personally identifiable testimonies of individuals as well as the names of authors who published articles, including all those that contributed in some way, either facilitating the publication, researching and editing, overseeing the work.

Where we send your data

Servers are UK based. Ourlocality policies.

Your contact information

Contact us through

Additional information

How we protect your data

We don’t collect personally identifiable data on this website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our hosting Our Locality is responsible for overseeing this aspect.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We don’t.

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