Privacy Policy

Why are CITiZAN collecting additional data? 

CITiZAN is generously sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This allows us to keep our community archaeology events and training sessions free to attend! However, the HLF does like to receive feedback on who in the community is attending these events or assisting the project by becoming a CITiZAN surveyor. 

This information is anonymised and used for evaluation purposes only. Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We do not pass on your personal details to any third party or Government Department unless you give us permission to do so.

Personal Data

CITiZAN endeavours to protect your privacy. When you register with CITiZAN we will require some personal information from you - including your name, email address and geographical location.

The personal data collected by CITiZAN will only be used for the purpose stated and will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be evaluated periodically to determine whether it is current and still needs to be held. If you do not wish your data to be held by CITiZAN please notify us.

Personal information collected by CITiZAN through the registration forms is used only for the following purposes:

  • To provide and our services and tailor them for you e.g. by location
  • To provide you with information about other CITiZAN activities
  • To deal with your enquiries
  • For internal record keeping and analysis. The results of any analysis will be anonymised and not reveal any personal facts about individuals 


The CITiZAN website only uses cookies  that are essential to the functioning of the site. Cookies regulate how elements function on the page and speed up user experience. 

You can restrict or block the cookies used by the website through your browser settings though this will impact your user experience. The Help function within your browser should tell you how or visit which provides directions on how to block cookies on all major browsers. 

Measuring our visitors

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site. The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.