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PRIVACY POLICY
 

Your Family Historian (‘we’) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. 

 

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

 

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Your Family Historian, 1A The Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE25 8BG.  Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Deborah Ismay.

 

Information We May Collect From You

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Basic information including name and e-mail address that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.yourfamilyhistorian.co.uk (our site).  This includes information provided in our contact form requesting further services.  

  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

  • Personal Information collated for the purposes of conducting family history research.

  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.

  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

 

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Where We Store Your Personal Data

 

In the course of our research your personal information will be stored securely on our private computer system.  We may create a family tree on Ancestry.co.uk.  Ancestry has many safeguards in place to prevent personal information from being lost and to prevent malicious cyber-related activity including secure account sign in.  Further details of their privacy policy can be found at www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/privacyphilosophy

 

After completion of family history research we archive your data (including any Gedcom files) and store it securely on an external hard drive.  All data on Ancestry.co.uk is deleted.  This data is stored solely for use should any additional copies of reports or further research be requested by you the client. You have the right, at any time, to request in writing, that this data be deleted and we will comply.

 

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.  Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses Made of The Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

  • To notify you about changes to our service.

  • We will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or enquiry by you.

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

  • If Your Family Historian or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Your Family Historian, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.  We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.  You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at yourfamilyhistorian.ar@gmail.com 

 

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access To Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

 

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

 

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to yourfamilyhistorian.ar@gmail.com