Purpose of policy
We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you.
Using personal information allows us to develop a better understanding of our audiences and in turn to provide you with relevant and timely information about the work that we do – both on and off stage. As a charity, it also helps us to engage with potential donors and supporters.
The purpose of this policy is to give you a clear explanation about how we collect and use the information we gather from you directly and from third parties.
We use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. This policy explains:
- What information we may collect about you;
- How we may use that information;
- In what situations we may disclose your details to third parties;
- Information about how we keep your personal information secure, how we maintain it and your rights to be able to access it.
If you have any queries about this policy, please contact the Data Protection Officer at the Presteigne Festival (email@example.com).
Who we are
Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts Limited is a charitable company limited by guarantee and is funded by the Arts Council of Wales together with various trusts, foundations, sponsors and individual donors and supporters. Our registered charity number in England and Wales is 1039968; our company registration number in England and Wales is 2952926.
We collect various types of information in a number of ways:
Information you give us
When you register on our website, buy tickets or make a donation, we’ll store personal information you give us such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and card details. We will also store a record of your purchases and donations.
Information about your interactions with us
When you visit our website, we collect information about how you interact with our content. When we send you a mailing we store a record of this, and in the case of emails we keep a record of which ones you have opened and which links you have clicked on.
Sensitive personal data
Data Protection law recognises that certain categories of personal information are more sensitive than others, such as health information, race, religious beliefs and political opinions. We do not collect this type of information about our audiences.
There are three bases under which we may process your data:
When you make a purchase from us or make a donation to us, you are entering into a contract with us. In order to perform this contract we need to process and store your data. For example we may need to contact you by email or telephone if an event is cancelled, or in case there are problems with your payment.
Legitimate business interests
In certain situations we collect and process your personal information for purposes that are in our legitimate organisational interests. However we only do this if there is no overriding prejudice to you by using your personal information in this way. We describe below all situations where we may use this basis for processing your personal information.
With your explicit consent
For any situations where the two bases above are not appropriate, we will instead ask for your explicit consent before using your personal information in that specific situation.
We aim to communicate with you about the work that we do in ways that you find relevant, timely and respectful. To do this we use data that we have stored about you, such as which events you have booked for in the past, as well as any preferences you may have told us about.
We use our legitimate organisational interest as the legal basis for communications by post and email. In the case of postal mailings, you may object to receiving these at any time using the contact details at the end of this policy. In the case of email, we will give you an opportunity to opt out during your first purchase with us. If you do not opt out, we will provide you with an option to unsubscribe in every email that we subsequently send you, or you can alternatively use the contact details at the end of this policy.
We may also contact you about our work by telephone, however, we will always get explicit consent from you before doing this. Please bear in mind that this does not apply to telephone calls related to your purchases (as above).
Other processing activities
In addition to marketing communications, we also process personal information in the following ways that are within our legitimate organisational interests:
- We may analyse data we hold about you to ensure that the content and timing of communications sent to you are as relevant as possible.
- We may analyse data we hold about you in order to identify and prevent fraud.
- In order to improve our website, we may analyse information about how you use it and the content with which you interact.
In all of the above cases we will always keep your rights and interests at the forefront to ensure they are not overridden by your own fundamental rights and freedoms. You have the right to object to any of this processing at any time. If you wish to do this, please use the contact details at the end of this policy. Please bear in mind that if you object, this may affect our ability to carry out the tasks above that are for your benefit.
There are certain circumstances under which we may disclose your personal information to third parties. These are as follows:
- To our own service providers who process data on our behalf and on our instructions (for example our ticketing system software provider). In these cases we require that these third parties comply strictly with our instructions and with data protection laws, for example around security of personal data.
- Where we are under a duty to disclose your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Many websites, including presteignefestival.com, use techniques to enhance user-friendliness and to make the site as interesting as possible for each visitor.
We feel it is essential for you to be informed about the cookies that our website uses and for what purpose they are used.
What are cookies?
Like most sites, presteignefestival.com sends small text files known as ‘cookies’ to your computer or device. A cookie stores select pieces of information based on your visit to the Presteigne Festival website. Examples of data stored within cookie files would be tickets you add to your shopping basket so that you can purchase more than one item at a time.
These cookies either last for the length of time you use the website, or may stay on your computer for a limited period of time to allow presteignefestival.com to recognise you if you return.
Cookies are small text (.txt) files containing basic information about a particular website and user.
How to control or delete cookies
You can block or delete cookies on presteignefestival.com, or any other website, using your browser’s preferences.
You can reject all or certain cookies. You can also configure your browser to get notifications when a cookie is offered.
For help on how to delete cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org. Please be aware, though, that if you reject cookies your experience of presteignefestival.com may not reach its full potential.
Your debit and credit card information
If you use your credit or debit card to purchase from us or to make a donation, we will ensure that this is carried out securely and in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). You can find more information about this standard here.
We optionally allow you to store your card details for use in future transactions. This is carried out in compliance with PCI-DSS and in a way where none of our staff members are able to see your full card number. We never store your 3 or 4 digit security code.
Maintaining your personal information
We store your personal information indefinitely such that for any subsequent purchases you make we are able to link them back to a single unique record that we hold for you on our system.
If there are aspects of your record that are inaccurate or that you would like to remove, you can usually do this by logging in to your account through our website. Alternatively please use the contact details at the end of this policy.
Any objections you make to any processing of your data will be stored against your record on our system so that we can comply with your requests.
Security of your personal information
We will put in place appropriate safeguards (both in terms of our procedures and the technology we use) to keep your personal information as secure as possible. We will ensure that any third parties we use for processing your personal information do the same.
We will not transfer, process or store your data anywhere that is outside of the European Economic Area.
Your rights to your personal information
You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in this data corrected. Please use the contact details at the end of this policy if you would like to exercise this right.
Contact details and further information
P O Box 30
Tel +44 (0)1544 267800 | email firstname.lastname@example.org