Disclaimer & Privacy
Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate and up to date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or misleading statements. It is Akehurster Family History Society policy to obtain permission to link to other web sites, and contextual links are provided to such sites where appropriate to Akehurster Family History Society.
Akehurst Family History Society is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of, information on sites that it does not manage; nor should the inclusion of a hyperlink be taken to mean endorsement by the Akehurst Family History Society of the site to which it points.
Privacy and Availability of Addresses
For a number of years we have been watching developments in the area of data privacy (e.g. UK’s 1994
Act, and a similar one in NZ in 1996). These Acts make it illegal to publish private details without informed consent. For better or for worse, this has been taken to include data of value to us genealogists -
Consent is not defined in the Act, but the definition in EU Directive 95/46/EC may help. It defines “the data subject’s consent” as: “any freely given specific and informed indication of his wishes by which the data subject signifies his agreement to personal data relating to him being processed.” The fact that the data subject must “signify” their agreement means that there must be some active communication between the parties. Data controllers cannot infer consent from non-
Researchers’ Contact Details
We are maintaining a List of Researchers’ contact details (name, address, phone number, email address) on our website for the benefit of Akehurst researchers. Before we can update the List, we need approval to publish your contact details. Please advise your Continental Contact of your details as soon as possible. Please also let us know if you do not wish to have your details made available to other Akehurst researchers.
We have already received a number of replies (including a number which have given permission to publish their email address and not their postal address), but we are still waiting for most of the researchers to reply.
We would like to publish a Member’s Interest Directory in each edition of the Akehurst-