PRIVACY

This site holds personal information about The Shaldon Festival’s patrons, choral workshop participants, contact list members and registered users of the on-line booking systems provided by this site.  We are committed to safeguarding such personal information, which may be disclosed to WorldPay (UK) Ltd, who handle our credit/debit card transactions, for the purpose of such transactions but will not otherwise be disclosed to any third party except where this is required by law.  We are legally obliged to use your information in accordance with laws of England concerning the protection of personal information.

Contacting You

The personal information held by us may be used to provide information about the site's operation to The Shaldon Festival’s patrons, choral workshop participants, contact list members and registered users of the on-line booking systems provided by this site.  It may also be used to send such persons marketing information about events promoted by The Shaldon Festival.  Those not wishing to receive such marketing information should contact us and ask to be removed from the marketing mailing list.

Those whose personal information is held by us on this site have the right to request a copy of their personal information and to have any inaccuracies corrected.  They may also ask to have their personal details deleted from the website, except to the extent that such information has to be retained to comply with requirements lawfully imposed by WorldPay (UK) Ltd or statutory bodies.  Such requests should be made (in writing or by email) to the Secretary, The Shaldon Festival at the address given in The Shaldon Festival Committee page of this site.  In both cases reasonable proof of identity will be required before action is taken. 

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data that is stored by a web browser, normally at the request of a web server.  At its simplest it allows the server to keep track of which device (computer, mobile phone etc.) it is communicating with.

We do not use cookies to store and retrieve information about how you use the site or for behaviour based advertising, but we do use them for the following purposes:

  1. A session cookie is used so that during a session the server can identify which interactions belong to a particular visitor.  For this purpose the session cookie holds just one piece of information, a temporary session ID.  This session ID corresponds to a session record stored on the server.  This session record is needed for technical reasons, for example to identify a new session, to record if the visitor is a logged in user, to allow the system to return a visitor to an earlier page, and to help track shopping cart information. Exactly when a session cookie gets deleted is largely under the control of the browser.  It may for example be at the end of a session when the browser is closed.  In any event, apart from shopping cart information, the server deletes the information it keeps about a session after a specified period of inactivity, typically 12 hours.
  2. A long term cookie is used to store the ID of registered users so that when a user returns to the site after a period of time (when the session cookie is no longer active) they can still be automatically identified by the server and information about them retrieved.  This feature is only used if, when logging in, a user chooses the 'Remember me next time' option.  It is solely for the convenience of users and the site can be used without it. If a user logs-off this cookie ceases to work.


Most browsers have facilities that allow users to control cookie usage, to allow them to be disabled, and to allow them to be deleted.  If you disable cookies you will still be able to browse this site, but any functions that require the site to remember who you are (for example the login and shopping cart functionality) will not work.  Deleting a cookie does not affect the information held on the server for registered users, and if the user logs back on, their permanent information is still available.  To find out how to manage cookies go to aboutcookies.org.
Third party sites may have their own cookies.  Please refer to their privacy policies for more information on how they are used.

Third Party Sites

This website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties.  These third party websites will have their own privacy policies.  The Shaldon Festival cannot accept responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites, which you use at your own risk.

January 2013