Any details about living individuals are held securely, and are only available to those officers of the Museum who need to access them, and in accordance with data protection legislation.
Those details will never be passed to any other organisation except in specific cases described below.
We will not make public anyone’s association with the Museum without their specific consent.
You may apply to us to have personal information about you removed from our records using the contact information at the end of this page.
Data about access to pages on our websites is collected for statistical analysis. Visitor data collected does not contain personal information apart from your address on the internet (IP address.)
Email and correspondence
If you correspond with us by email or in writing, we will keep that correspondence for a reasonable period to ensure that it is dealt with. If that correspondence contains information of historical importance, we will store that information in our archives but redact any unrelated personal details.
If you choose to follow us on social media, the fact that you do so may appear in your profile – whether that is the case depends on your settings and which social media service you are using. We will not publicise the fact that you are following us.
We collect data about the number and type (e.g. group or family visitors) to the Museum for statistical analysis. That data is anonymous so does not contain any personal data about you.
Our Visitors Book only requests your name, place and comments. These may be used for promotional purposes.
We may operate CCTV and other security measures, any information collected will only be used for the purposes of the security and safety of the Museum.
Visitors to the Museum’s archive for research purposes will be asked to fill in a copyright declaration form providing their name, address, email address, telephone number and signature.
If you become a Friend of the Museum we ask for your name, address and email address inorder to keep in touch with you. We also ask you to provide a telephone number in case there is any query about your support. If you become a lifetime Friend we will offer you the opportunity to be publicly listed as such in the Museum.
If you become a volunteer with the Museum we ask for your name, address, email address and telephone number in order to keep in touch with you.
If you make a donation to the Museum, including becoming a Friend, you will be asked to make a ‘Gift Aid’ declaration. If you do so, that information will be shared with HM Revenue and Customs for the purpose of collecting the Gift Aid.
Artefact and Archive Donations
If you donate an object or archive material to the Museum, we ask you to complete an object entry form which details the conditions under which the donation is made and, as a record of ownership, it requires your name, address, email address, telephone number andsignature. We keep these forms to identify the history of the donation and the forms are not used for any other purpose.
Our exhibitions may contain details of persons (living or dead), we will only include such details as are already in the public domain or for which we have specific consent.
Who We Are
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales number 1168344 and may be contacted in writing at 22 St George’s Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6BA or by email at
Our website address is: https://dealmuseum.uk
What are cookies?
Cookies are simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, website’s domain name, and some digits and numbers.
What types of cookies do we use?
Necessary cookies allow us to offer you the best possible experience when accessing and navigating through our website and using its features. For example, these cookies let us recognise that you may have created an account and have logged into that account.
Functionality cookies let us operate the site in accordance with the choices you make. For example, we will recognise your username and remember how you customised the site during future visits.
These cookies enable us and third-party services to collect aggregated data for statistical purposes on how our visitors use the website. These cookies do not contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to help us improve your user experience of the website.
How to delete cookies?
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our website, you can do so through your browser’s settings. Alternatively, you can visit www.internetcookies.com, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers and devices. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your device.
Sharing Data with Third Parties
We do not share your data except for MailChimp, our mailer provider, and Stripe, our payment provider. We do not have access to your payment card details.
How Long do we Keep Your Data?
Copyright declaration Forms are held for six years and one day as any action against infringement must begin within six years, Once this period has expired the forms are destroyed.
What Rights do you have over your data?
If you have an account on this site or have left comments you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security reasons.
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales, number 1168344 and may be contacted in writing at 22 St George’s Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6BA or by email at