Privacy Policy

Business History Explorer [BHE] is owned and operated by John Orbell. It is accessed via the website of the Business Archives Council [registered charity 313336] who handles the collection of subscription payments. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use the BHE website.

What information do we collect about you? 

We collect information about you when you apply to us for a user licence to access to BHE. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys and provide feedback. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to enable you to access BHE, to manage your account and, if you agree, to email you newsletters and other information about the development of BHE.

We may use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our website.

We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other parties.

In managing your subscription, we may send your details to the Business Archives Council for handling of the collection of your subscription payments.


We would like to send you information about BHE and any related products we may develop. If you have consented to this, you may opt out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please get in touch with us using the details below.

Access to your information and correction

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, please email to or write to us at the following address -  Business History Explorer, 59 High Street, Ixworth, Suffolk, IP31 2HN

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

If you no longer want us to store your personal information you may ask us to delete it.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

For further information visit or

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. 

Google Analytics

When you visit our website, we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify you individually. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out your identity through Google Analytics when you visit our website.

Other websites 

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

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 25 May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you. Write to our Data Controller, John Orbell, by email at or by post to: Business History Explorer, 59 High Street, Ixworth, Suffolk IP31 2HN