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Privacy Policy

The section you should really read!

By participating in the People's Place Names Survey or otherwise using People's Place Names services, You give your consent to the use of your data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions regarding this policy or People's Place Names then please contact us as set out at the end of this document.

You understand that participation in this project is voluntary and you can withdraw from our web survey at any time without giving a reason.

What do we mean by "your data"?

"Your Data" means any information about you which is personally identifiable, including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone numbers, email address, People's Place Names ID, password, comments, personal descriptions, photos and other information from which you can be identified and which you may disclose to us or otherwise via People's Place Names at any time.

You may be asked whether you wish to receive any further communication from Cardiff University, School of Computer Science. The School of Compuer Science, Cardiff University will make sure all personal data that is supplied is held as securely as possible, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

The School of Computer Science, Cardiff University does not sell or otherwise transfer any personal data to commercial companies or other organisations, with the exception of 1) web statistics (see below) which is hosted and managed by a third party company (Google, Inc and other web analytics services) and 2) off-site hosted server environments for some website services (eCards, Coursefinder and other applications).

When do we collect your data?

We collect your data from you when you:

  • submit data through our web questionnaire;
  • post an entry, message or comment in the forum on our websites;
  • post an entry, message or comment in the place name tools (geograph photo application, leaflet map application) provided on our websites;
  • make a complaint or enquiry or provide other feedback whether to other users or to us through one of our websites; and
  • choose to disclose your data to us or otherwise through one of our websites at any other point.

Cookies & Web Statistics

The People's Place Names website uses cookies to aid the user experience (e.g. to save the user from re-entering personal details for every page in a section of the site, including the 'menu' and 'links' area). Cookies are also used to compile general (not personal) site usage statistics. Cookies are not used to capture or store personal information for any other purpose.

The School of Computer Science, Cardiff University maintains continuous logs of its web server activity. These log files include the details of web site users’ IP address, browser type and page last visited etc. The log files are used to analyse how the web site is being used by visitors and may be kept in an anonymised form for historical records.


This privacy statement applies to the web pages maintained by the People's Place Names project in the School of Computer Science, Cardiff University. Other pages that are linked to from the main Cardiff University sites may have a separate privacy policy, including some Academic School, Research Centre and project-orientated websites.

Contact Us

If You have any comments or queries in connection with this privacy policy, please contact People's Place Names by email

or write to Dr. Florian Twaroch, School of Computer Science, Cardiff University, 5 The Parade, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3AA.