Privacy Notice

The data you can use/download and interact with:

The information that you use as part of the Addressing Health Project will be held and processed in line with the UK GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018/EU GDPR.

The data and images supplied here are derived from historical records that form part of The Royal Mail Archive. The original documents are freely accessible at The Postal Museum. Data being processed and protected on this site does not belong to a living data subject but may belong to a deceased relative.

The images supplied have either been taken by the Addressing Health Project or are supplied under licence from Ancestry. The data and images can be used for non-commercial purposes only. Any publications and/or presentations that use the data must include a full citation to the source. For further information, please see the Read Me text that accompanies the data.

Our lawful basis for processing this data is: Article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR – Public Task. Data processed also includes historical health data relating to persons deceased. Our condition for processing this data is:

  • Article 9(2)(j) of the UK GDPR – Necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the data we hold on an individual or the project’s methods please contact the Addressing Health project on or Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Helen Selby on (01332) 591954. Alternatively you can email Further information on how we handle your information and details of our DPO can be found here on our website

Information and data provided by you:

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As you browse, your visit is automatically logged with information such as the browser and operating system you use, and the time of your visit. This data is collated and used to improve the service we offer but remains anonymous. Cookies are used in places on this site to store your preferences and to customise the content that is displayed based on this kind of information. We have a consent system on our website that manages these cookies based on the consent you give us. Please be aware that some areas of our website will not function as expected if you don't consent to the use of cookies.

Cookies do lots of different jobs and generally improve the user experience. We don't collect any personal information like your name, date of birth, email address or address.

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