Core to the Not Forgotten values is that your privacy will not be violated and that ownership of your legacy is yours. No one has the right to cancel or tamper with your legacy. You alone have the right to determine the narrative and contents of your legacy.
At Not Forgotten privacy is never violated
If your legacy is held entirely online, it is not safe from the whims and legal obligations of whoever is hosting your data. We all have a data profile online. Details about us are regularly bought and sold and our privacy is being violated. With a cloud service, once you upload your files, the provider has complete control over where and how your data is stored, and it's exposed to potential hacking, cyber attacks and being lost when providers go out of business. Yet there are also valid reasons to storing our information online. It is just fraught with dangers. Meanwhile, the convenience of having data safely backed up and accessible across many devices, some offline is very easy to see. At least one of your three Not Forgotten legacy copies will be preserved de-linked from the cloud - safe from privacy violation, hacking and cyber attacks.
Want to keep something private until you are gone?
Secure your legacy privately in the Trust, worry free for future generations. You choose how long your legacy will remain private (maximum 50 years), after that it will be made publicly available in the library - exactly as you built it, discoverable and accessible for up to 250 years more.
A note on privacy, archives and libraries
Not Forgotten intends to create and preserve a library of human experience which can be recorded, found, accessed and researched over the next few centuries.
1. Archival records are defined as a cultural monument in legislation. Care and protection of archival records is defined in the declaration of archives and in the code of archival ethics. Archives are public institutions and must be publicly accessible and available for use.
2. Not Forgotten adheres to preservation policy standards set forth by the U.S. Library of Congress, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, and WITNESS. Not Forgotten will rely on the collected expertise of preservation experts follow the recommended guidelines of the (United States) National Digital Stewardship Alliance Levels of Digital Preservation and the “Guidelines for the preservation of digital heritage” from UNESCO and the National Library of Australia. Not Forgotten is committed to maintaining a preservation system aligned with the goals outlined within the Open Archival Information Systems (OAIS) Reference Model (ISO 14721:2003).
3. The purpose of libraries are to make the world’s knowledge more accessible. Not Forgotten intends to create a library of human experience, and for this purpose is a registered OCLC library. Part of maintaining membership in the cooperative is sharing our holdings information and employing a library management system that facilitates global sharing. We preserve video records in a ISO-27001 certified data repository system.
4. We, in accordance to these librarian and archival procedures valorize and describe our collection which includes information on the creators of the Videos. The information we capture inside of and beside our archive and library records will by definition be public and not private. We use your “advance directives” to enable privacy for a period, but to make the archives all ultimately public. Our records by necessity have the characteristics of the individual archiver.
To ask questions about this privacy statement and/or our privacy practices, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com.