Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Site Policies for definitions and the scope of our agreement with you.  By using Egyptological Online you consent to the collection/retention and use of your personal information in accordance with our policy.

Information that we collect from you

We collect information about you:

  • when you provide us with your personal details (such as your name, contact details, e-mail address etc) by contacting us, leaving a comment or by subscribing to become a member of one of our sites; or
  • from your usage of the Site.

Use of your information

We use your information:

  • to ensure that Egyptological Online content is  presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support and improve and develop the Site;
  • to communicate with you in relation to content you initiate; or
  • to contact you to ask whether you are interested in submitting content or otherwise to ask for your help or input.

Storage of your information

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of Egyptological Online, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We use PayPal to handle donations and we may allow selected third parties to place advertisements on our site who may also gather information about you.  You should refer to these organisations for the details of their policies.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.  Any password you enter will be stored in encrypted form which we cannot access.  However, as we are not a commercial company, we do not use encryption (e.g. HTTPS) to secure the transmission of passwords over the Internet when you log on.  You are advised to use a different password for Egyptological Online than you use for any other site.  We shall not be liable in any way for disclosure of your password because a log on has been intercepted by a third party.

Disclosure of your information

The information you supply to us will be accessible to the Founders and to other Editors we authorise from time to time, in addition to our professional advisers.

We do not sell or provide your name email address to any third party who advertises on the site: it is left for you to make a separate disclosure if you chose to conduct business with that organisation.  We co-operate with law enforcement agencies and regulators and with whom we might share information we are not obliged to disclose.  Unless required or permitted do so by law, we shall not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Some of our editorial team live overseas and may access personal data  stored on out sites from outside the European Union.

IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type.

For the same reasons, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. We use this information to track your movements through the Site, to find out how the Site is being used and to assess its usefulness. Personal information about you is not collected during the tracking process.

If you are a member of a site, we use persistent cookies to track whether you remain logged in to one of our sites.  Each of our sites and domains uses separate cookies which are served automatically by the software unless you set your browser to reject them.  You are welcome to block any cookies but some areas of the site might be inaccessible.

For more information on cookies please see:

We use “Google Analytics”, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us analyse how Egyptological Online is used. In doing so information including your IP address may be transmitted to, and stored by, Google. This information will be subject to Google’s Privacy Policy.


We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your email address and other contact details.

Your rights

You may ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records in return for which we charge a small fee.

Your Responsiblities

If we provide you wish a log on name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential.   You must not disclose it to any third party.

Third Parties

The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check their policies before you submit any personal data to those websites.


Last modified: March 5th, 2010