Privacy statement

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you add a comment or upload content to the website (e.g. add text and photos). The information we collect is your name and e-mail address.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you so that our website editors can contact you about your comment or contribution if necessary. We may publish your name on the website alongside the comment or contribution. We will not publish your e-mail address. We will not share your information with any third party.

How long will we keep the information about you?

Because we aim to preserve the content of the website as a historical archive, this information will be stored indefinitely, alongside the comment or contribution you have submitted.

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 write to us at data@orwellpastandpresent.org.uk. You may ask us to correct or remove information.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This site may store the following cookies on your computer. One of these is essential to the site's operation and will be stored automatically:

  • ASP.Net_SessionId - this cookie will expire when you close your browser

Others will be stored only after approval has been given, either explicitly by clicking on a option to accept cookies from this site (see below) or implicitly by registration as a contributor:

  • LoggedInUserId - remembers who you are when logged in as a contributor; expires after 24 hours
  • CookieAcceptance - remembers if you've agreed to accept cookies; expires after 1 year
  • _utma, _utmb, etc - tracking cookies for the Google Analytics reporting system