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This privacy statement only covers the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse website at and the Independent Inquiry's Truth Project microsite at This statement does not cover links within these sites to other websites.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse website does not store or capture personal information of anyone browsing the website, but it does logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

Where you use the submit information form on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse website, we will record your email address and other information, if you have chosen to provide this, for the purpose of entering into correspondence with you about the matters raised in your form.

The Inquiry will keep your information confidential at all times and we have a legal ruling in force (called a Restriction Order) to enable us to do this. The only exceptions to this would be if the Inquiry needs to pass any information to the police or other relevant authorities, or where otherwise required by law.

The Inquiry must pass on all allegations of child abuse to the police. We will pass on your contact details to the police if you agree for us to do so. However, we may have to pass on your details without your agreement to the police or other relevant authorities if we believe there is a child protection concern or someone is at risk of serious harm.

We will otherwise treat all the information we receive in the strictest confidence. You can also choose to give information to the Inquiry anonymously if you want (this means that you will not have to give your name). If you think that a child or adult is at risk of harm, or of being abused, you should also report this straight to your local police.

At the close of the Inquiry, all your information will be securely destroyed.

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