Privacy and Cookies

Privacy and Cookie Policy

Corscombe Fest is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. The following outlines our privacy and data protection policy.  We recommend that you read the privacy statement find out how we protect your personal information.

1.     Collection and use of user details
2.     User choices
3.     Cookies
4.     Emails
5.     Advertisements
6.     Security policy
7.     Transfer of personal data overseas
8.     Changes to this statement

1. Collection and use of user details

When you register to receive our newsletter at this website, we collect no personal details about you only your name and email. When you visit the site, we also collect website usage information and information about your computer and internet connection, including your computer’s IP address, the type and version of browser and operating system you use, your internet domain and, if you arrived via a link from another website, the URL of the linking page. We use this information to:

· Notify you of relevant new products and features (if you opt in to receiving such information)

· Notify you of promotions (if you opt in to receiving such information)

· Allow reputable third parties to send you information (again, if you opt in to receiving such information)

· Ensure, as far as is practical, that our site is compatible with the browsers and operating systems used by most of our visitors.

· Fulfil orders

· Personalise the content and advertising you will see based on your personal characteristics or preferences

We also use the information for in-house research to:

· Improve our understanding of customer needs

· Build marketing profiles

· Aid strategic development

· Manage our relationship with advertisers

The results of all such research and analysis will be presented as anonymous or aggregated information and will not reveal any personal facts about individual customers.

Steps have been taken to ensure that high standards of data protection are adhered to in all regional offices for all the forms of processing mentioned above.

2. User choices

By agreeing to receive our newsletter you agree that you wish to be kept informed of products and offers, as well as technical or functional developments related to our website and on-line services. you are able to opt-out of our newsletter at any time.

3. Cookies

A cookie is a small file, which is placed on the user’s hard drive during a visit. This file allows the user to move quickly and easily around our site. It is used to identify returning users.  We also use a cookie to track a user’s sessions. We use this information to find out what site features are most popular, so we can develop  in the light of our analysis of people’s usage. We also may use cookies and the information we collect to show you relevant content and advertising.

You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. Bear in mind, though, that if you delete these cookies, any settings such as your stored username and password will have to be reset when you log in again.

Unlike many sites, you will be able to use this site even if you set your browser not to accept any cookies. However, certain features and content may not be available to you and you will have to log in every time you visit.

Further information on the use of cookies can be found at: http://www.cookiecentral.com

4. Emails

The Corscombe Fest may use reputable third parties to deliver the e-mails you will receive from our site if you subscribe to our e-mail newsletters or have chosen to receive information about our products and offers. These third parties use unique identifiers and invisible images (often called “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) to perform message open sensing, message format sensing and click through sensing on behalf of us in order to bring you more relevant information.

5. Advertisements

Corscombe Fest does not sell advertisements on its site. However we do use the site to promote our sponsors and supporting organisations.

6. Security policy

Corscombe Fest has appropriate measures in place to ensure that users’ details are not misused, accidentally destroyed, lost or altered. Occasions will arise when customer information is passed outside the company to other data processors (i.e. fulfilment bureaus, database consultants etc.) but they will only act upon instruction from us in order to perform the services required.

7. Transfer of personal data overseas

Given that the internet is a global environment, using the internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on a publishing basis. Therefore, by browsing this site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of data in this way.

8. Changes to this statement

Due to changes in legislation and best practice or enhancements to functionality and content on this site we may make changes to our privacy policy and will reflect those changes in this statement, so you should check back here from time to time.