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Privacy Notice

This privacy notice provides information on how we collect and process personal data when you visit this website.

Controller and contact details

This site is administered on behalf of the The Third Age Trust, a company Limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales under company number 01759471 and registered as a charity number 288007. Registered office: The Old Municipal Building, 19, East Street Bromley Kent BR1 1QE.

Contact details

Site admin
Email address: admin@u3aresearch.uk

The data we collect

If you are an editor, with access to the administration portal of the site, your username and password are stored together with a time stamp of editing actions. Please keep your password safe: it is stored only in encrypted form, not accessible to anyone, so if you lose it your credentials would need to be reset.

If you use the contact form, project submission form, or email us about the site or the database, we retain the contact details that you provide long enough to deal with your query. To retain the information for longer, we would obtain your explicit consent.

Otherwise, the only data that we collect are IP addresses of users, which are recorded automatically in a log file. We do not use this information to identify individuals or for any other purpose and would only disclose it if legally required to do so by a law enforcement agency acting with due authority or by court order. Except in those cases where we obtain explicit and specific consent to processing personal data, the lawful basis for all processing of personal data related to this site is our legitimate interest (within the meaning of Article 6.1(f) of UK-GDPR) in establishing and maintaining this database for the benefit of u3a members and other interested parties.

Use of Cookies

We use temporary cookies only, a session identifier to enable logging in to areas of the site for which identification is necessary, and a token to help prevent cross-site request forgeries through any forms on the site. The temporary cookies will expire when you close your browser and the corresponding identification marker on our server will be deleted when you log out. We do not place cookies on your hard disk. If you do not allow temporary cookies you will not be able to log in to restricted areas of the site but will still be able to use all the public areas.

Web hosting service

Web hosting services for this site are provided by Alwaysdata SARL, a company incorporated in France listed in the Paris companies register under number 492 893 490 with its head office at 91 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris, France. Alwaysdata is obliged under French law to retain details of IP addresses of visitors to the site for one year. The collection and processing of personal data by Alwaysdata has been declared to the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (responsible for regulation of data protection in France) under number 1226053. Further information and terms can be found here Personal data are held on servers in France with backup in Ireland and are not transferred outside the EEA.


If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, please raise your concern with us in the first instance by email to our administrator. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office