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

A very warm “thank you” to all who made the 2021 Autumn Festival such a success: to St Mary’s Church and the Drill Hall in Horsham for welcoming us again; to the artists, for their stimulating and engaging performances; to all the volunteers, without whose help running the Festival “on the ground” would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose enthusiasm and support continue to mean so much to us.

Booking has now opened for our Christmas Concerts. This year these will be held in the historically fascinating church of St Andrew’s in the delightful Northumbrian town of Corbridge with its rich Roman remains and plethora of charming restaurants, tea-shops, pubs, hotels and artisan shops. The full programme is posted on this page; and tickets may be booked through our online Box Office.

With the artists’ permission, some of the events at the 2021 May Festival were filmed; and these are now ready for viewing on this website. We are 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. The film programmes are available on this page; and tickets can be purchased from 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.