Creative Bedfordshire

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The team behind Creative Bedfordshire is committed to protecting the personal information of all visitors to this website.  We will comply with all applicable requirements of applicable Data Protection Laws in the UK.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. 

By visiting and/or registering with https://creativebedfordshire.sixcircles.co/ you accept and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Who We Are

Creative Bedfordshire is managed by an informal consortium of partners.  You can read about the partners on our About Us page.

This website is moderated by Bedford Creative Arts, Spectacularts, The Place Bedford (Bedford Players Trust) and the University of Bedfordshire.  These partners have Admin access to the website for the purposes of setting up the functionality of the site and approving posts by users.  

The website is hosted and designed by SixCircles who are contracted to deliver services to Bedford Creative Arts on behalf of Creative Bedfordshire.    

All of the parties involved in managing Creative Bedfordshire have agreed to abide by the terms of this Privacy Policy and the website’s Terms of Use.  

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018, Bedford Creative Arts is the Data Controller.  You can contact Bedford Creative Arts on 01234 818670 or info@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk 

Six Circles is the Third-Party Data Processor.  You can contact Six Circles at support@sixcircles.co.uk.   Six Circles Limited is a company incorporated in England under registration  number  10727106.    Their registered  office  is  A6  Kingfisher House,  Kingfisher  Way,  Team  Valley  Trading  Estate,  Gateshead,  United Kingdom NE11 0JQ.  

What we do with your information

We will use your information to allow you to sign up and register for the services that we provide.  

We provide a web platform that allows you to create your own profile and connect to other people in the Creative Bedfordshire community.  You may use your profile to upload content for the purposes of sharing news and events in accordance with our Terms of Use.  

We compile statistics about user trends on our website, which are used by third party organisations to understand how users interact with the site. These statistics are drawn from a dataset which does not contain any information from which you can be identified.

Information we collect from you

We will collect and process the following information about you:

Information you give us - this is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. It includes any information that is inputted on your registration form and any user information that is upload through the web platform.  We will only request from you the minimum data required for you to use our service. The information we require from you to register for our services will include your full name, your address, your email, your telephone number, a password, location data and (if you choose to provide it) your date of birth.   

Information we collect about you – Whenever you visit our site we will automatically collect the following information:

technical information - including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

information about your visit - this includes the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to through and from our site (including date and time), pages you have visited, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain page and page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs).

Personal data may be retained for up to 6 years following initial collection of the personal data and any further period during which the processing is required pursuant to applicable Data Protection Laws or any other applicable law.

Where we hold your information and how we secure it 

Your data is held on servers managed by our Third Party Data Processor, Six Circles.  Six Circles may transfer personal data outside of the UK as required for the purposes of the processing and ensures that all such transfers are effected in accordance with applicable Data Protection Laws.

Six Circles shall ensure that it  has  in  place  appropriate  technical  and  organisational  measures to  protect  against  unauthorised  or  unlawful  processing  of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.  Six Circles ensure that all personnel who have access to and/or process personal data are obliged to keep the personal data confidential and will notify Bedford Creative Arts  without  undue  delay  on  becoming  aware  of  a  personal  data  breach involving the personal data.

Bedford Creative Arts and its fellow website Admins will not store, download or retain any personal data processed via Six Circles through the website.   

Your rights regarding your personal information

We may contact you via email with updates about the services that we offer or any changes that we have made to our website.

On registering with the site you can opt-in to receive weekly news updates by email.  You can opt in or out at any time by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in our emails or changing your preferences in your web platform profile.  

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from external websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that we are not responsible or liable for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services.

Access to Information

You have the right to find out about what information we hold about you. You can exercise that right by contacting Six Circles and they will send you any request for information in a suitable electronic form within 20 working days.  Please contact support@sixcircles.co.uk

You also have the right ‘to be forgotten’ and to have your personal data permanently deleted from our systems.  Again, if you would like to exercise this right then please contact support@sixcircles.co.uk

There will be no charge made for electronic access to your information or for your right to be forgotten from our systems.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you when you next log onto our website or via email.  The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you will be required to read and accept them to continue your use of the our services.

Our Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.  By continuing to browse the website, you agree to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

As part of our over all approach to privacy and transparency, this section describes what cookies are in the context of our web and mobile interfaces, and what their use means to you. At the end, we've included some links to help you research cookies and their impact, and how you can use your web browser to control the way it manages cookies.

We use the following types of cookies:

·      Strictly necessary cookies - these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-payment system. 

·      Analytical/performance cookies - these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 

·      Functionality cookies - these are used to recognise you when you return to our website.  This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

·      Targeting cookies - these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to you rinterests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose but this will be contain no information capable of identifying you personally.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use below:

We use Google Analytics to understand general trends about our content and traffic sources; for example, where users come from, which pages are most popular, which sites provide most traffic, how our marketing efforts impact the amount of visits we receive.

The Twitter button allows our users to share our platform and services with their followers more easily.

We use the Facebook button to allow you to share out platform with your friends and other Facebook users.  

We use a LinkedIn button to allow you to share our platform and the services we offer with your connections. 

In line with the latest advice from the Information Commissioner’s Office, we interpret your continued use of our platform as consent for us to use cookies to capture data about how you interact with our services, and those of other services we use.

 

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