Privacy Policy

The Open Preservation Foundation is committed to protecting and respecting your personal data and privacy.

Our privacy policy explains how we collect and use any personal data about you when you use our website.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide the OPF with most of the data we collect. We collect and process data when you:

  • Complete an application form to become an OPF member
  • Register for an OPF website account 
  • Subscribe to an OPF mailing list
  • Register for an OPF webinar, workshop or event
  • Download our products
  • Download documents such as our strategy or workshop slides
  • Voluntarily complete a survey 
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

The OPF may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • Mailchimp (mailing list)
  • Zoom (webinar platform)
  • Universe (event registration)


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

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How do we use cookies?

The OPF uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, however, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Online payment information

OPF uses external services (such as Stripe or Paypal) for event payment processing, any payment information you submit is collected and used by those companies in accordance with their privacy policies, which can be found at and OPF does not handle your online payment information.

Who will my information be shared with?

The OPF will not share your personal information with any third party unless we have your consent or are required by law to do so.

Google Analytics and Google ReCAPTCHA

This site uses Google analytics, and from time to time the OPF undertakes research associated with site usage. We use this data to help improve the website and the overall user experience. A consequence of this is that Google will use collated information to help them deliver their services, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, protect against fraud and abuse and personalise content and ads that you see on Google and on their partners’ sites and apps. The details of their privacy policy can be found at

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites please read their privacy policies.

Your rights

We want to make sure that your personal data is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct information you think is inaccurate or remove information.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, or you have any questions about this policy, please contact us or write to us at Open Preservation Foundation, 10-12 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2BH.

Changes to our privacy policy

The OPF keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 27 March 2020.