Privacy Policy

1 Introduction

This web site is owned and operated by Family Tree England and we take your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes how and why we obtain, store and process data which can identify you. We may update this policy from time to time and shall indicate on the web site when changes have been made.

2 The Information we collect

Information is collected from you when you register with us, or when you contribute to or use some of the advanced features on the site. The information we collect is clearly set out on the web page on which we collect it. See for example our Enewsletter registration page and online sign up and enquiry forms. In addition, we may collect your IP address.

3 Why we collect it

We only collect information about you so that we can personalise your use of the site, send you the Enewsletter and improve the site generally. Depending upon your selections for our data protection questions we may arrange for you to be sent information about related products and services from us (see section 4). You may update the answers to your questions at any time.

4 Who we disclose it to

4.1 We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties to enable us to perform services requested by you or with your prior consent.

4.2 In certain circumstances we may need to disclose information about you if you breach this privacy policy or if you breach the Terms and Conditions. We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law or by any Governmental body.

5 Data Protection

Family Tree England is registered with the Information Commissioner in the UK as a “data controller” in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further details of the registration are available at www.dpr.gov.uk.

6 Security

Keeping information about you secure is very important to us and certain sections of the site may encrypt data using SSL or a comparable standard. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

7 Links to Third Party Sites

This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by us on this site. You should note that our site links to other sites owned or operated by third parties. We have no control or influence over the privacy practices of other sites and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites. We encourage you to read and consider carefully the privacy statements of any other sites that you visit. Family Tree England is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of external web sites.

8 Use of cookies

A ‘cookie’ is a text file that is placed by our server onto your PC into your Cookie folder. This text file contains data which, unless the cookie is deleted, allows you to log in to our website the next time you visit without having to re-enter your details. Because they often have benefits to site visitors, we reserve the right to use cookies on this website.

9 Accessing and updating your personal information

We will always let you have a copy of personal information we have about you, should you request it, and you may correct it if you wish. Instructions about how to do this are available from us via the contact form.

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