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Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 imposes responsibilities on all computer users. It provides for the protection of data relating to any living person which is stored in a computer or other electronic information system, or held manually. The permission of each data subject should be sought and obtained before any information, including photographs, relating to them is stored in the system. You should adhere to the principles set out in the Act when publishing any personal data (email addresses, telephone numbers and photographs are personal data). If you gather details of an individual with a view to holding that data, for instance to publish an email address, you should include a statement indicating for what purpose the information is going to be used, and to whom it may be disclosed. For example, "The email address you supply will be retained and published by GENUKI and used for the purposes of allowing others to contact you".

Surname interest lists associated with GENUKI, e.g., stored on, are separate enough that they are not covered by GENUKI's policy. However, any personal information published by GENUKI will be removed from our pages on request.

Additional information is available from the Society of Genealogists within their "education" section.

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