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Brentford High Street Project Privacy Policy


There is no moniotring of users of this site. No identifying data is disclosed to any third party without first obtaining permission.

Storage of personal data

If you send a query that is relevant to the scope of the site (ie associated with Brentford) the following information is kept in an Excel spreadsheet on a home PC: your name (this can be just a forename), email address, surname interests, address interests, month/year of contact and a note (eg 'Awaiting details of the xxx family' or 'Photo to be added' or 'Draft page sent'). If you prefer that some or all of this information is not held electronically just let me know.

Your email is usually retained indefinitely on a home PC. If you forward other material about your family it is stored in a folder on the PC, paper material in an envelope file.

Use of email address and other contact information

Upon receipt of a new contact checks for a) other researchers into the same family and b) researchers into the same address may be made. If there appears to be potential for sharing information, the new contact is asked whether they would like their detals forwarded to the older contact.

If a new contact asks to be put in touch with the author of a page already published, the older contact is emailed to see if they are happy to share their contact details.

Personal email addresses are not publishedon the web site .

Technical detail

The website is currently hosted by The service they provide includes logging of http requests to the server. They collect the originating IP address of a user agent requesting a URL. They also know the Referer and User-Agent information accompanied with an HTTP request. They do not log the specific identity of visitors.

The log files kept by are occasionally reviewed to determine which pages are most popular and the previous site or user agent that prompted the request. The logging is passive; the site does not use cookies.


September 2009; updated November 2020