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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulations came into force on 25 May 2018.

The purpose of these Regulations is to enhance existing Data Protection legislation which ensures that personal data which can identify an individual, i.e. name, address, email address, is properly protected and safeguarded by businesses and only used or processed for the purpose which is specified.

Historical research is not covered by the new Data Protection Regulations but some personal information on living relatives might be covered. As such I will only ask for information that is in the public domain e.g. birth, marriage, and details of spouses.

The purpose of holding your contact details is solely for the legitimate purpose of administering all aspects of my undertaking research on your behalf. If at any point you believe the information I process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information, and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how I have handled your personal data, please contact me. I am the Data Controller for Recover Your Roots.

I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and will never pass on your contact details to a third party without your express consent.

All personal information provided to me is held securely.

Hard copies of correspondence and invoices are retained on file for 6 years in compliance with HMRC regulations.

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