What happens when we learn that a contributor has died
Published: 22 March 2016Ruth Sharville, who kindly volunteered to administer on these sad occasions. Thanks are due to both Barry and Ruth for their help in this delicate area.
1. Confirmation may be sought at our discretion.
2. We may reply at our discretion.
3. In the case of a company member, the Company Secretary should be notified promptly so that records may be amended within 14 days, as required by law. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. The member’s death can be reported in the forum; it may happen anyway.
5. We do not pass on the condolences of Geograph members to the family. If the family registers on the website they may read members’ tributes and recollections.
6. Login details are not disclosed.
7. The member’s email address is removed.
8. The line Site Member since: [month year] becomes Site Member: [month year] - [month year]. The second date may be the month and year of the member's decease, or the month and year that we were informed.
9. Links to personal websites are retained unless removal is requested.
10. Text may be added to the profile page on request; see for example the late Michael Ford’s profile: Link
11. Requests to remove any or all of the member’s photos will be politely refused.
Contact details are retained in an archive in case of legitimate enquiries.
Agreed by the trustees, March 2016
If you know that a contributor has died, please let us know either directly by contacting Ruth Sharville or via Contact Us. The link may also be found in the left-hand sidebar.