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Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously and treat all the information you give us with great care.

Policy summary

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully. This policy is intended to give you an understanding of how and why we use the personal information you give us and that we receive from others.

We recommend that you read the full policy to understand what information we hold, how we may use it, how we protect it and what your rights are.

Why we collect personal information:

  • To provide advice, goods and services with the ultimate aim of championing and protecting England’s historic environment
  • We only collect the information that we need or that will help us to provide the best service possible

The types of personal information we collect:

  • Personal information (including name, email, address) 
  • Information about people we advise, owners, tenants, agents and other parties with an interest in heritage assets
  • Information about land holdings, including single business identifier. which are required for the provision of our advisory services.

Keeping information secure:

  • Historic England and Exegesis SDM have been awarded Cyber Essentials certification which demonstrates our commitment to digital security. 
  • We will never sell your personal data and we will never share it with another organisation for marketing purposes.
  • Information is only shared when we are required to by law or with carefully selected partners who work for us.
  • Our website uses cookies.  For more information see our cookie policy

If you have any questions concerning your personal data and how we look after it then please contact us at


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Changes to this policy

We will amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure it remains up to date and accurately reflects how and why we use your personal data. The current version of our Privacy Policy will always be on our website.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 30 April 2021