PRIVACY POLICY

This notice explains the basis on which The English Music Festival holds personal data, the manner in which they are stored, the purposes for which they are processed, and the rights, under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, of individuals whose data are stored and processed by The English Music Festival.

 

Data which you provide to The English Music Festival are held by The English Music Festival and are controlled and processed by that organisation. They are stored on password-protected devices using a secure Wi-Fi connection and behind firewalls provided by McAfee and NOD32; the devices in question run anti-virus and anti-malware software provided by McAfee and NOD32, which are updated daily. The English Music Festival also employs a robust data backup strategy in order to safeguard against loss of data.

 

If you have given express consent to The English Music Festival for The English Music Festival to use your personal data for marketing purposes, your data will be used to send you information about the activities of The English Music Festival. Your data will be retained by The English Music Festival as long as its activities continue. However, if, having granted your consent to your data being processed by The English Music Festival and used for such a purpose, you decide at a future date that you no longer wish us to retain them, you are entirely free to withdraw that consent. You will not need to give a reason. Your details will then be entirely and permanently removed from our systems.

 

If you have provided your personal details to The English Music Festival in the course of the purchase of tickets or other merchandise, but have not given your express consent for your data to be used for any other purpose, The English Music Festival will use your data only for the purpose of fulfilling its contractual obligations to you with respect to the purchase or purchases that you have made. Under these circumstances, your data will be retained only as long as is necessary for the full discharge of The English Music Festival’s contractual obligations to you.

 

Under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, you have the following rights with respect to any and all of your personal data as provided by you to The English Music Festival: the right to access your personal data and supplementary information at any time; the right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete; the right to request the deletion or removal of your personal data where there is no compelling reason for their continued processing by The English Music Festival; the right to ‘block’ or suppress processing of your personal data; and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that your data are being abused by us in any way.

 

Your data will never be sold or otherwise distributed to any third party; neither will your data be subject to solely automated decision-making or profiling.

 

All enquiries relating to this Privacy Notice should be addressed in the first instance to the Director of The English Music Festival using the details provided on this page.

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to all who made the 2021 May Festival such a success: to all those at St Mary’s Church and the Drill Hall in Horsham for hosting the concerts and events and for their invaluable help and advice before and during the Festival; to the artists, for their superbly emotive and engaging performances of some wonderful music; to all those volunteers who assisted with general administration, staffing the Box Office, stage-managing and stewarding, and without whose help running the Festival “on the ground” would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose financial and moral support means so much to us and to our musicians as we work together to re-start live music-making.

With the artists’ permission, some of the concerts at the Festival were filmed, as were the talks; and we expect to have these ready for viewing on this website in late June or early July. We will be making a modest charge for access — this is to cover the costs of production and also to enable us to pay a royalty to the performers. More details will be available soon.

Join us on Saturday 10 July for a day of concerts in the glorious surroundings of Truro Cathedral, with a violin-and-piano recital including sonatas by Elgar and Parry alongside Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending; a concert to celebrate the 80th birthday of Cornish composer Judith Bailey; and an evening choral concert with works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford and Tallis. The full programme is available here; and tickets can be purchased through our online Box Office.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.