Towcester Midsummer Music Festival respects your privacy. The information that you provide us with, or that is gathered automatically, helps us to monitor our services and provide to you the services that you are entitled to as a local resident or visitor to our website.
Is my visit to this web site anonymous?
Yes! Your visit to our site is anonymous (no personal information about you is recorded or gathered) unless you contribute it or fill in a form requesting information.
What's a Cookie?
A cookie is small file placed on a user's computer by a Website, which logs information about the user and their previous/current visits for the use of the site next time the user visits the site. More information about cookies can be found in Guidance to the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 which can be accessed by going to the Information Commissioner's website and following the relevant link.
Our website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This Privacy Notice is provided to you by Towcester Midsummer Music Festival which is the data controller for your data.
Your personal data – what is it?
Personal data is any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data (for example a name, photographs, videos, email address, or address). The processing of personal data is governed by legislation relating to personal data which applies in the United Kingdom including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and other legislation relating to personal data and rights such as the Human Rights Act.
Making sure your data is safe:
GDPR is designed to create common privacy requirements across the EU. It is a development of existing data protection legislation and is based on seven key principles that can be summarised as:
Personal information that we hold will be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
Personal data will only be used for specific and legitimate purposes.
The information that we hold shall be limited to what is necessary.
Information shall be accurate.
Information shall be held no longer than is necessary.
Information shall be kept safe and secure.
We are accountable and can demonstrate compliance with GDPR.
We use your personal data for some or all of the following purposes:
To confirm your identity to provide some services;
To contact you by post, email, telephone or using social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp);
To help us to build up a picture of how we are performing;
To prevent and detect fraud and corruption in the use of public funds and where necessary for the law enforcement functions;
To enable us to meet all legal and statutory obligations and powers including any delegated functions;
To maintain our own accounts and records;
To seek your views, opinions or comments;
To notify you of changes to our events, services;
To send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, appeals, other new projects or initiatives;
How long do we keep your personal data?
We will keep some records permanently if we are legally required to do so. We may keep some other records for an extended period of time. For example, it is currently best practice to keep financial records for a minimum period of 8 years to support HMRC audits or provide tax information. We may have legal obligations to retain some data in connection with our statutory obligations as a public authority. The council is permitted to retain data in order to defend or pursue claims. In some cases the law imposes a time limit for such claims (for example 3 years for personal injury claims or 6 years for contract claims). We will retain some personal data for this purpose as long as we believe it is necessary to be able to defend or pursue a claim. In general, we will endeavour to keep data only for as long as we need it. This means that we will delete it when it is no longer needed.
Your rights and your personal data.
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data. When exercising any of the rights listed below, in order to process your request, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases we will need you to respond with proof of your identity before you can exercise these rights.
1) The right to access personal data we hold on you.
At any point you can contact us to request the personal data we hold on you as well as why we have that personal data, who has access to the personal data and where we obtained the personal data from. Once we have received your request we will respond within one month.
There are no fees or charges for the first request but additional requests for the same personal data or requests which are manifestly unfounded or excessive may be subject to an administrative fee.
2) The right to correct and update the personal data we hold on you.
If the data we hold on you is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you can inform us and your data will be updated.
3) The right to have your personal data erased.
If you feel that we should no longer be using your personal data or that we are unlawfully using your personal data, you can request that we erase the personal data we hold. When we receive your request we will confirm whether the personal data has been deleted or the reason why it cannot be deleted (for example because we need it for to comply with a legal obligation).
4) The right to data portability.
You have the right to request that we transfer some of your data to another controller. We will comply with your request, where it is feasible to do so, within one month of receiving your request.
5) The right to object to processing of your personal data or to restrict it to certain purposes only.
You have the right to request that we stop processing your personal data or ask us to restrict processing. Upon receiving the request we will contact you and let you know if we are able to comply or if we have a legal obligation to continue to process your data.
6) The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time for any processing of data to which consent was obtained.
You can withdraw your consent easily by telephone, email, or by post (see Contact Details below).
7) The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office.
You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Changes to this notice.
We keep this Privacy Notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page This Notice was last updated in January 2023.
Please contact us (The Data Controller) if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the personal data we hold about you or to exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints at email@example.com.