Privacy notice

Privacy Notice

Forensic Archive Ltd. (FAL) is committed to protecting your privacy.  This privacy notice explains:

  • what information we collect and why we collect it; and
  • how we use that information.

FAL will not, without your consent, supply your name and address to any third party except where:

  • the transfer is to a secure data processor who carries out data processing operations on our behalf;
  • the transfer is to a successor in title to the business; or
  • we are required to do so by operation of law.


What information does FAL collect?

Two types of information are collected:

1. Information collected and stored automatically (in website logfile)

When visiting our web pages, tracking technologies may record information about your visit automatically.  This information does not identify you personally.  We automatically collect and store on the following information about your visit:

  • The IP address from which you access our site ( this is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you enter, visit and exit from our site; and
  • The length of visit.

2. Visitors who submit enquiries are asked to submit personal details where applicable so that we can answer such enquiries appropriately

This includes enquiries from individuals acting on behalf of organisations in the criminal justice system who need to use the services of FAL and any members of the public submitting enquiries.

How does FAL use this information?

Information collected and stored automatically (in website logfile)

We use this information to help us identify click stream patterns, to improve our website and to learn about the number of visitors to our website and the types of technology our visitors use.

Personal details submitted in connection with enquiries

All the information collected is kept within the UK, and is only transferred out of the country where such transfers are made in connection with criminal justice matters conducted by overseas law enforcement or prosecuting authorities and in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Personal information is held in secure areas of the web server and on internal FAL servers.  None of it is accessible to online users without the use of passwords issued from specific computers.   Personal details are used to verify the authenticity of the enquirer and retained where applicable to provide evidence of continuity and/or to ensure complete and accurate records in relation to our transactions.

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