Archive and deletion policy
This page outlines the archive policy in order to manage the increasing amount of content on the website. It is not a policy whereby content is deleted.
However, some content may be removed if its agreed lifecycle suggests that it holds little direct value remaining on the website. This content will then just remain within the internal repository.
Content on the website will change status depending on how current the information is. We are referring to this change in status as the content’s lifecycle.
If the lifecycle is complete then an archive status will be applied which will then place the content at a lower place within the site structure and within the site-search results.
If content has been removed to the internal repository, this will be accessible on request.
The lifecycle of content is not based on the age of the content but on how essential that content is compared to more current content. The aim is to present the most current and up to date information to our customers.
List of content and its lifecycle
|Content Type||Archived||Internal repository|
|Change proposals (CPs)||24 months after it is closed (implemented/ rejected/ withdrawn )||Never|
|Issues||24 months after it is closed (implemented/ rejected/ withdrawn )||Never|
|Modifications (Ps)||24 months after it is closed (implemented/ rejected/ withdrawn )||Never|
|All Change Consultations (P & CP)||24 months after Mod/ CP is closed (implemented/ rejected/ withdrawn )||Never|
|Other Consultations (Subject e.g. PAF)||12 months after the consultation is closed||Older than 60 months|
|Responses to Industry Consultations||12 months after the consultation is closed||Older than 60 months|
|Change Releases||Older than 24 months||Older than 60 months|
|Release circulars||N/A||Older than 24 months|
|Committee Meetings||Older than 24 month||Older than 60 months|
|MDD circulars||N/A||Older than 24 months|
|Circulars||N/A||Older than last 10 months|
|News, Newscasts, Press releases||N/A||Older than last 10 months|
|Board headline reports||N/A||Older than last 6 months|
Changes to lifecycle
Depending on customer feedback we may alter the content lifecycle to extend or reduce its presence on the site.