The Archive is committed to being a trustworthy guardian of your Interview. handling it in a responsible manner, and securing it with administrative, technical, and physical safeguards. We also believe in being honest, direct and transparent when it comes to your footage.

So how does it work? Glad you asked. To explain our security system I'll walk you through a typical submission to our platform. It all starts at the Interview, where a Speaker (you or somebody else) answers a series of questions they've approved to be compiled into a video interview. During this process there is a chance that some of your responses may contain sensitive material or information that you don't feel comfortable making public, either right now, or while you're alive. These are known as restricted questions. Let's say for example that in one of your responses you discuss a personal opinion that you'd like to keep private while you're alive. The Archivist in charge of your interview will mark the question as restricted, and separate it from the rest of the interview questions for our editor. Over the course of the interview you decide to restrict six more responses. Once the Interview is completed your question list, including the seven restricted responses, will be sent to the editor who will create two separate versions of your interview. One restricted offline version with all your restricted responses and one public version with everything you feel comfortable sharing. What do we mean when we say offline? We mean that the restricted version isn't uploaded anywhere on the internet - it is kept safe in a secure vault until the event of your death or your specified date after which point your complete Interview (including restricted questions) is uploaded to The Archive website. By keeping the footage offline we can ensure that the footage is never intercepted or hacked by a third party.

If you'd like to know more about our process or the safety of your footage please do not hesitate to get in contact using the form below.

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