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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

What is personal information?  

The following is considered as Personal information
  • Email address
  • Name
  • Surname
  • Telephone number 
When do we collect personal information?
We collect your data when you become a Friend or purchase tickets via our website using www.stripe.com or when you purchase tickets from The Steyning Festival Box office via www.ticketsource.co.uk. We also collect data when you subscribe to our mailing lists via Ticketsource or directly from our website.

When you become a Friend or purchase your tickets online
  • We collect your card details while you are making a payment. The details collected are encrypted and we use this data in case of refund.
  • When you subscribe to the Steyning Festival mailing list to be the first to hear about our events, fundraising activities as well as other community events you may be interested in. To unsubscribe please email admin@steyningfestival.co.uk. You will also receive the option to unsubscribe when we send out emails.
  • When you email us to become join our volunteer list.
  • When you contact us by sending a message, writing to us or phoning the customer services.  We collect notes from the conversations with you, details of any complaints or comments you make only to serve you better in the future.
  • When you engage with us on our social media pages.

How do we use your personal data? 
We use personal data only to make your experience better on our website and to benefit the customer by sending customised marketing messages to hear about our events, fundraising activities as well as other community events you may be interested in. We abide by the new GDPR policy which allows us to store personal data but to be transparent about the whole process without misusing the personal data.  

Here’s how we’ll use your personal data 
  • To process order, you make by using our website – when you become a Friend or purchase your tickets online.
  • To refund or return, we make use of the card details which are stored in an encrypted format.  To send you survey and feedback requests so that you play a bigger role in helping us to serve you better.
  • To send you emails that you have opted in to hear about our events, fundraising activities and community events.   
  • To send you emails about volunteering only if you have opted in to find out about volunteering for the Steyning Festival.

How we protect your personal data? 
We treat the customers’ data with utmost care and we take all appropriate steps to protect it.   

All the passwords and credit card numbers are never recorded as the payment communication happens between Stripe and the browser and Ticketsource and the browser.  All the data is transmitted over HTTPS which is secure technology for transactional purposes.   

We regularly monitor our systems for possible attacks and vulnerabilities.  

We use Smartlook to identify areas of improvement on our website and make it a better experience for you. Session replay is the online equivalent of recording calls in a call centre for training and quality purposes. Session recordings are automatically deleted after 30 days.

With whom do we share your personal data? 
The personal information we collect when purchase from us will not be disclosed to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, we assure that the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.  

Customers’ rights
Right to access your personal data - If you want to get access to the personal data we hold about you, please email admin@steyningfestival.co.uk

Right to withdraw consent 
If you wish to withdraw consent, or object you can email admin@steyningfestival.co.uk. In that case, we will stop sending you emails and stop using your personal data for direct marketing. Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.  If you need to correct any inaccuracies in your data, please email admin@steyningfestival.co.uk. If we choose not to action your request, we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal. 

How do you unsubscribe? 
All the emails you receive will contain unsubscribe links. You can also email admin@steyningfestival.co.uk to unsubscribe.

Cookie Policy 
To know about our cookie policy, please click here

Payment gateway policy
We encrypt data to safeguard your payment information and only accept orders from web browsers which have a secure connection. This encryption makes it impossible for unauthorised parties to read any information you send us.  

Here are the list of payment gateways we use on our website
 -  If you purchase using Stripe, all the transactions are subject to Stripe privacy policy. 
Click here to view their privacy policy

Ticketsource – if you purchase tickets via our Box Office you will be using Ticketsource gateway. Click here to view their terms of use and data processing information.

We use a third party provider called Mail Chimp to manage our email list and send emails. You can unsubscribe to our emails at anytime. Click here to view the MailChimp Privacy Policy,

Site Analytics 
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilises the data collected to allow us to track and examine the use of this site to improve it for our customers, and to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. Our systems are not designed to associate personal information with your activities (such as pages you view or things you click on or search for). 

Personal data collected: Cookie and Anonymous Usage Data.  
Place of processing: USA.  
Click here to read Google's privacy policy

Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings at www.google.com/settings/ads

You can also use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. 

Changes to Privacy Policy 
We make changes to our Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to refer to this page to be updated of any such changes.   

Any Questions?   
If you have any questions that we haven’t been covered, Please email admin@steyningfestival.co.uk 

If you need to correct any inaccuracies in your data, please email admin@steyningfestival.co.uk

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