Privacy Policy

Linen Hall Library is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice outlines how we use and process the personal information that you provide to us.

Cookies and Analytics

We collect information about your visits to our sites, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. The data cannot be used to identify any individual. To help us gather this information we use cookies; small files stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow us to improve our site and deliver a better service.

We use:

  • NI Literary Archive website session cookie: A session cookie to store your session id, this cookie is unique to your visit and is required for logging into the site or using the support, comment and booking forms on the site.
  • NI Literary Archive website Javascript cookie: A JavaScript cookie which flags up whether or not you have JavaScript enabled (this expires when you close your browser)
  • Google Analytics cookies: We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google uses cookies to collect and analyse information about how the website is used. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with other data held by Google. Find out more about Google Analytics here.

If you do not wish to accept cookies you can activate the appropriate settings on your browser, however, you may be unable to access some parts of our sites. To find out more about cookies and how they can be turned off, visit We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required and permitted by law.

How we store your data

The data that we collect from you will be stored and backed up on external servers stored within regions compliant with UK law regarding the protection and storage of data. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. 

Your rights

Your rights, with regard to how we handle and process your information, are clearly defined in the Data Protection Act (DPA). You may find more information about the DPA, our obligations and the rights provided to you by it on the ICO website

This privacy notice only applies to the NI Literary Archive’s collection of information. If you follow a link to any third party from our websites please ensure you familiarise yourself with their privacy policy before sharing your personal information.

Changes to our privacy notice

We keep our privacy policy under review and any updates will be made available on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated July 2016.

Contact Us

For more information on our privacy policy or the information we hold about you please contact us by:

  • email with the subject heading “Privacy policy”.
  • writing to Gavin Carville, NI Literary Archive, Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North,Belfast BT1 5GB

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you.