GDPR Privacy Statement

What information do we collect?

Access to our digital archive is by registration. The only information we collect is your name, your school’s name and your email address.
The only time we collect information about you is during the Registration process or if you email us, including when sending feedback about the site or responding to member surveys or other communications from the Committee.

Why do we collect it?

The reason we collect this data is to: help us understand how the site is used; provide the best possible experience for visitors, including responding to any requests for help with using the archive; and enhancing member services through the insight we gain from survey responses.

What do we do with it?

Data is stored securely and used only for the purpose stated. We do not pass your personal information onto any third party.


What are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. The School Archives & Records Association (SARA) do not use Cookies in any way to gather any information.
Please note that cookies cannot harm your computer. We do not store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.

Possible Cookies:

Measuring Website Usage

Google Analytics can be used to collect information about how people use the site. Some sites do this to make sure it meets users’ needs and to understand how it could be improved.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages are visited, how long users are on the site, how users got there and what users click on.
We do not use Google Analytics and we do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Flash Cookie (Local Shared Object)

Flash cookies are small pieces of information deposited and accessed by Adobe Flash the browser application that lets users play/display Flash media files.
Flash is used for displaying videos. The cookies are stored in a different location on your hard drive than standard cookies. More information about this cookie and how to remove it is available Adobe Macromedia’s Flash Player Help.

Purpose: stores information between sessions of using embedded Flash content

Data stored by cookies: a unique ID, tracking information, some configuration information about the computer running the movie.

Duration of cookie: no expiration date

Where it is used: on web pages with embedded flash content

Impact on user's experience of the site: none

How to control and delete Cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which may be set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.
You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Personal Data

The School Archives & Records Association (SARA) respects your privacy and is committed to protect any personal information that you share with us.