Your Privacy and Your Data
Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation
The owner of this website, Philip George, is registered with the Data Protection Registrar. I will not share your personal information for marketing or any other purposes. I do not attempt to collect personally identifiable information without making it clear that I wish to do that.
Email addresses and names.
Your personal information is secure with me. If you supply your name and an email address to me, I will not share it with any other person. Email addresses and their owners' names are stored and secured by a password known only to me.
If you email me I shall reply directly to you. Your email will not be passed onto any other person.
I will store your email address and your name for two weeks after the conclusion of our correspondence. Then it/they is/are deleted. This period of time is to facilitate ongoing correspondence with you and ensure it is concluded.
The reason for you contacting me is not shared with any other person, with one exception. If you ask for historical research on a particular address which is linked to you, then a search may carried out on search engines and websites for the purposes of historical research into the address. Your permission to do so will be requested.
I do not operate an email newsletter or any other opt-in email campaign.
If you believe that I hold personally identifiable information on or about you through the course of using this website and you wish for that data to be erased, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I will let you know if and what information I hold, and should you wish it, that information will be deleted.
Log Files for data security
As with most other websites, for the purposes of data security your visit to the website is recorded in a log file. Log files are created by our website hosting company. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited the website and which pages you viewed. This information does not tell me your personal information such as your name or address, but IP addresses are still defined as personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Each log file covers 24 hours activity on the website. It is then erased and replaced by the next log file covering 24 hours. These log files are only examined in the event of a malicious attack on the website.
A cookie is a small piece of data created by a website and stored within your browser. Cookies are stored for different periods of time. Some last for just while you are visiting this website, others last for longer. For more information on cookies visit allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org.
Turning off Cookies
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off cookies in your browser settings. Below are links for the instructions for the most popular browsers. If you are using another device use the help section for that device.
Cookies on this site are first and third-party cookies. Cookies are supplied either by History House or by other websites. The reason for this and their uses, as far as we can identify, are detailed further below.
Some cookies help me run the website, others are connected with advertising. History House is an amateur written, hobby-orientated website. It carries advertisements to help pay for website hosting costs. If you follow a link or an advertisement to another website with which I have a business association (known as an affiliate), the cookies are used to track the fact that History House has referred you. I receive a small commission if you purchase an item or service from them.
I am not informed of your identity should you go on to make purchases from those websites. I am, however, provided with non-identifiable information such as statistics on commission, advertisement impressions and clicks.
This is a list of all the types of cookies which will be placed on your browser when visiting History House - depending on which pages you view.
- Cookie Names: cookieconsent_dismissed
- Domain: by historyhouse.co.uk
- Purpose: Controls the cookie acceptance policy which appears at the bottom of each page as required under EU Law. Contains no personal information. Policy disappears from the page once accepted.
- For further information on the EU's law see this Wikipedia article
- Purpose: I use Google Adsense which supplies advertisements. When you visit History House, various companies associate with Google provide cookies. The use of these cookies enables Google and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet. If you are viewing this website from the EU then the advertisements are non-personalised.
- For information on this complex area visit Google's Advertising Privacy FAQ
Francis Frith Photographs and Advertisements
- Purpose: We display photographs from Francis Frith. When you visit History House some pages have a photograph supplied by Francis Frith. Some cookies are then supplied by Frith. If you click on the photograph it will take you to their website. This is used by Francis Frith to confirm that History House made the referral and at what time.
- Further information on Francis Frith privacy page.
Affiliate Window Advertisements
- Purpose: I carry advertisements for Affiliate Window who are the agents for findmypast.co.uk, the britishnewspaperarchive.com and genesreunited. When a link or image is supplied for one of these companies then this cookie is generated to track clicks through to these sites. It does not contain personal information. In turn we are given non-identifiable personal information such as statistics on commission, advertisement impressions and clicks.
- For further information see Affiliate Window's website Section 1.9 titled: 'How does Awin track sales'.
- Purpose: History House is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk's products. When you visit History House on a page with an Amazon advertisement, Amazon provide cookies. If you click on their advertisements this cookie is used by Amazon to confirm that History House made the referral and at what time. In turn we are given non-identifiable personal information such as statistics on commission, advertisement impressions and clicks
- Further information: For more information see Amazon's Cookies and Internet Advertising page.
- Purpose: I display advertisements for Ebay.co.uk's products. When you visit History House on a page with an Ebay advertisement, Ebay provides cookies. If you click on their advertisements this cookie is used by Ebay to confirm that History House made the referral and at what time. In turn we are given non-identifiable personal information such as statistics on commission, advertisement impressions and clicks
- Further information: For more information see Ebay's Affiliate Tracking page.
I also have Affiliate arrangements with Ancestry.co.uk, Thegenealogist.co.uk. Cookies are not generated on History House by those websites. However, their url links do contain a unique reference number which refers to History House. This enables them to identify that we referred the visitor. In turn we are given non-identifiable personal information such as statistics on commission, advertisement impressions and clicks.
This is the situation as far as I can ascertain, but the recent law on cookies has made it increasingly hard to understand and ensure that I have accurately identified every cookie and its purpose.
If you are a website owner and thinking of copying this page for your website - don't. I'm not a lawyer. I cannot be held responsible for whether this wording is correct.