If you are full member of the society and have upgraded your account accordingly, then your account will not be removed regardless of how often you visit the Forum.
If you have registered for free basic access or if you are a member of the society and have not upgraded your account then on an annual basis we validate all accounts to ensure our records are current.
This is required under the UK data protection laws.
This normally happens in February and the process is as follows:
1. All Forum registrants will be sent an email at the beginning of February reminding them of the validation process.
2. Towards the end of February a validation check will be carried out, if you are registered for the free service and have not visited the Forum in during the past calendar year you will be sent an email reminding you that your details will be removed if you have not logged in to the Forum by the end of February.
3. If you have not logged in by the end of February it will be assumed you no longer wish to access the Forum, a final reminder will be sent via email to those who will be removed during March and your account details will be removed 7 days later if you have still not logged in to the Forum.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure society members are not removed, in most cases the only check we have is your email address, if you have not given the society your email address when joining, or you have used a different email in the Forum to that registered with the society, there is a risk we will not be able to identify you and your registration will be removed.