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

We are delighted to announce the programme for the 2022 May EMF. This year, the Festival is scheduled to return to Oxfordshire, with events held in the glorious surroundings of Dorchester Abbey as well as at the Silk Hall at Radley College and the historic All Saints’ Church at Sutton Courtenay. The full programme, with details of venues, works and artists, is available on this page. Public booking is now open, with tickets available through our online Box Office and by post.

Booking for the 2022 May Festival is now open to all. We are delighted to offer a discount of 10% on all ticket prices for residents local to Dorchester-on-Thames and these special prices can be accessed by completing the postcode check on the landing page of our online Box Office. Please click here to book your tickets online; we also offer booking by post.

A very warm “thank you” to all who helped with the Christmas Concerts in Corbridge: to the community at St Andrew’s Church for welcoming us to their beautiful building and for making such a wonderful setting available to us; to the artists, for their superbly uplifting performances; to the volunteers who worked so tirelessly to help ensure the smooth running of the event; and, as always, to our audiences, for their heart-warming support and appreciation.

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.