Data Protection Act 1998
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), We are the data controller of your data. We are registered under the Act, registration number Z4760661, and comply with the Act in all our dealings with your personal data.
We reserve the right to vary and/or add to this list of authorised representatives as we deem appropriate for the purposes of planning and licensing events. We may also use your data in connection with the prevention or detection of fraud or other crime.
Links to third party sites appear on the Site. Those third party sites are not our responsibility. You should read and satisfy yourself with those third parties' privacy policies before using such linked sites.
Information on data protection is contained on the Information Commissioner's own web site at http://ico.org.uk (link is external)
The information we collect
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, upload details of your events and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, personal description and photograph.
Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may 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, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
We will only collect personal information about you and given by you when you register with us. We will always let you have a copy of all personal information we have about you should you request it. Contact email@example.com (link sends e-mail) to do this.
You are able to update and amend your information at any time by visiting www.theculturediary.com. You can also unsubscribe from www.theculturediary.com by sending an email with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail).
Purposes for which your information may be used
We use information held about our users for a variety of purposes. These include:
Information you give to us:
To contact you and your organisation about your events;
To notify you about changes to our service;
For the authorised organisations to support strategic planning for cultural diplomacy, trade, education and tourism promotion in the UK and internationally;
For other Culture Diary users to contact you and your organistation regarding event clashes, requests for further information, collaborations and other requests;
For the authorised organisations to communicate with you in response to a specific action performed by you on this site;
To help Us improve and personalise our services;
To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
To help promote your public, confirmed events ONLY via our public (non-registered users) search facility and allowing them to be shared via social media and other online outlets; and
For encouraging sign ups by allowing the list of organisations and story titles (though NOT any other details related to these) to be seen by non-registered users.
Information we collect about you:
We will use this information:
to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
Passing on Information About you
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries. We may share your information with selected third parties including the authorised organisations, and analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
Where we store your personal data
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Please note that any event you post and all related information will be shared with the other users of the website. We cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share on the website.
The authorised organisations will take precautions to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Our systems are designed to ensure that your data can only be viewed online if your email and password are correctly input. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur; we take many precautions aimed at preventing such occurrences.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our sites if cookies are disabled. To find out how to disable / enable cookies or for more general information about cookies go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org (link is external).
We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We also have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with user guidelines.
This page was last updated on Thursday 26 August 2016.