Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how Brighton Digital Festival uses and processes data from our visitors, customers and supporters.
Brighton Digital Festival is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
We will only use information about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We take our responsibilities under this act very seriously and ensure that the personal information we obtain is held, used, transferred and otherwise processed in accordance with that Act and all other applicable data protection laws and regulations including the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Our Privacy Policy is set out below and explains the following:

– What information we may collect about you
– How we may use that information
– In what situations we may disclose your details to third parties
– Your rights to access the data we collect about you and opting out

What kind of information do we collect and process?

– Mailing List
In order to sign-up to our mailing list you only need to provide your email address. Using this you can update your subscription preferences at any time or unsubscribe all together. The option to do this is linked from every email you receive from us via MailChimp (see below).

– Booking Events
In order to book a place on an event or attend an exhibition you may be required to provide more information including your name, email and billing address. We use a third party event booking platform, Eventbrite, for the majority of our Event Bookings. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of this third party platform and you can read their own privacy policy information.

– Audience Agency Demographic Questions
We may ask additional demographic information in order to understand our audiences better. This information is used internally for reporting purposes and may be shared anonymously within the organisation or for funding application purposes.

What do we use your personal data for?

We use your personal data, including any of the personal data listed above, for the following purposes:
– We primarily use email as our main communication method. We send a regular newsletter which generally features information about our upcoming Festival regarding exhibitions, talks and events, residency and open call opportunities. The content and layout of our emails is subject to change and you are welcome to update your preferences or unsubscribe altogether as and when you wish.

If you choose to join our newsletter mailing list (which is sent via email), the email address that you submit to us will be stored in MailChimp, which we use for our email marketing.

MailChimp is a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will be stored within their website’s own database but not in any of our internal computer systems.

Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database on our website for as long as we continue to use this platform for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list.

You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe link contained in any email newsletter that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

When we collect personal data from you we store it under strict safekeeping and confidentiality measures. We use technical and organisational security measures to protect it against misuse. Any external providers we use to process your data (for instance, ticket booking platforms) must meet our security policies and comply with all relevant legislation about how they store and process your data.

– By disclosing your personal information to us via, in person or in writing, you are giving us your consent to collect, store and process your personal information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. The information we hold will be accurate and up to date within our knowledge.

If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy or your information, please contact us.

Information from third parties

We occasionally receive information about you from third parties as set out below:
– Analytics providers such as Google
– Advertising networks such as Facebook and Twitter

Opting out

We will always keep your rights and interests at the forefront.
You have the right to opt out of any of this processing at any time. If you wish to do this, please contact us. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
Additionally, you can unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link contained in any MailChimp email newsletter that we send you.

External links

Our website contains links to other websites. Although the majority of these are our sponsorship organisations, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these and you should read their own privacy information. The information and usage described here applies only to personal data collected by Brighton Digital Festival.

Access to your information

You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, to correct any inaccuracies in that information or ask us to delete such records. If you would like to have a copy of this information, please contact us. If you find any inaccuracies we will correct them immediately. If you ask us to delete your records we will destroy all of your personal information that we hold in our files.

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if we have not been able to satisfactorily resolve a problem about our handling of your personal information:

Contacting Us

You may contact us by email in matters relating to any of the above using the following details:

Email: [email protected]