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All text and images contained in this website are protected by copyright law. Anyone republishing material from the Hartlepool History Then and Now website in any format without permission is liable for any resulting infringement of copyright.

In no event shall Hartlepool History Then and Now be liable for any damage to your computer equipment or software which may occur on account of your access to or use of the web site, or your downloading of materials, data, text or images from the web site, whether caused by a virus, bug or otherwise.

Data Quality
Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders of materials included on this website in order to obtain their permission to publish it. If visitors consider materials to be their copyright and have not yet been approached by the project, please contact us. All known copyright owners are identified within the website.

We will only use personal information you send us for the purposes for which you provide it.

We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes and will not pass it on to any other parties, except where required to carry out our duties and functions as a local authority.

All employees and subsidiaries who may have access to your personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.

All your communications to us are protected against unauthorized access by third parties.

All the personal data stored on this website is recorded in a secure database.

All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data.

Data Protection
We will treat any personal information by which you can be in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1998. If you have an enquiry or concern regarding the processing of personal data by Hartlepool Borough Council, please contact:

The Data Protection Officer
Hartlepool Borough Council
Civic Centre
Victoria Road
TS24 8AY

You can ask us for information we may hold about you by writing to the above address. We will inform you within 40 days if we store any personal information about you.

You may also write to the above address to request a copy of your information and we will provide you with a legible copy of the personal data which we keep about you and to which you are entitled. This will be sent to you within 40 days of your request- although we may require proof of your identity and information to locate your personal data.

There may be a small charge for this information.

 Privacy Statement

We are committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. This privacy policy explains how we use the information we collect about you accessing our website

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, you can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal details. We will only log your Internet Provider (IP) address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

What personal information we collect

You may at times be asked to supply personal information via our website. Personal information is information that will identify you in any way, such as your name, address, email address etc. If you supply such information we are legally bound under the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that such information is only used for the purpose for which it was requested and also that the data is held securely. For example, if you complete an online form, we will only use this information for the specific purpose you have provided the information for.

Collecting Information automatically

We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify or be traced back to any individual.

Your consent

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out this policy. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times.


We do not use cookies to store personal data, nor do we link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals.

How we protect your information

The Internet is not a secure medium. However, we have put in place various security procedures. Any personal data being stored is securely protected behind appropriate firewalls. We give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us the following personal information:

  • Primary personal data (such as name and contact details)
  • Identifiers (such as credit card details, website password)