Privacy Policy

Website visitors

This Access to Memory (AtoM) site is designed to allow users to browse and search the holdings of the St Stithians College archives and Heritage Centre. Public users will not be asked to log in and will not be asked for any personally identifying information.

However, like many modern websites, AtoM collects cookies in order to enable browsing and loading of certain types of content. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Visitors to this AtoM site who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies. However, certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

AtoM supports integration with Google Analytics ( for the purposes of gathering statistics on page views, site usage, user location, and other data on site visits. All data collected by Google Analytics are stored and processed by Google, according to the Google Ads Data Processing Terms. (

None of the information gathered through the use of cookies or Google Analytics is used for any purpose other than the ones described above.

Logged-in users

Users who log in have user accounts with usernames and passwords. These data are collected solely for the purpose of enabling users to log in to the application and are not disclosed to third parties. All AtoM user passwords are stored in encrypted form to enhance data security.

Personal names in AtoM

As an educational institution, St Stithians College is about the people who have studied or taught at the College or in other ways been associated with it. To this end, the Archive is about these people. Any information about those associated with the College and occurring in documents, images or published records such as the school magazines held by the College Archive is considered to be already in the public domain. However, in accordance with the POPI Act, personal information made available in AtoM is limited to the names, relevant dates and context of the individual at the College. Should we have inadvertently included an image or information that is not considered to be in the public domain, kindly contact us.