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Privacy Policy

The policy:

This privacy policy notice is served by Warwick Folk Festival under the website; www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information through the business and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.

Policy key definitions:

  • “I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, [Business name & other trading names].
  • “you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

Key principles of GDPR:

Our privacy policy embodies the following key principles; (a) Law-fullness, fairness and transparency, (b) Purpose limitation, (c) Data minimisation, (d) Accuracy, (e) Storage limitation, (f) Integrity and confidence, (g) Accountability.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Fair & Transparent Privacy Explained

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through our advertising partners; Google Adsense, eBay Partner Network, Amazon Affiliates, or are self served through our own means. We only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security. However we do not control the actual adverts seen / displayed by our advertising partners. Our ad partners may collect data and use cookies for ad personalisation and measurement. Where ad preferences are requested as ‘non-personalised’ cookies may still be used for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Email marketing messages, subscription and ticket purchase.

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you.  Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences

Cookies and Other Similar Technologies

Our website uses “cookies” technology. We use cookies to identify your device, provide website user authentication, conduct fraud prevention and management services, distinguish you from other visitors, record your IP address and operating system, understand you use of our site, determine the address of a referring website and determine the time and date of your visit. This information is used for fulfilling contracts with our business partners, and to help us serve you better by improving our website design as well as our festival, services and promotions. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.

A cookie is a small data file that is place on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. A ‘session cookie’ expires immediately when you end your session. A ‘persistent cookie’ stores information on the hard drive so when you end your session and return at a later date , the cookie information is still available. When you visit our website, we may use both types of cookies. These cookies may contain information that is used to track your usage of our website and in some cases, your email address. Your email address is only saved in this cookie if you sign up to our mailing lists or other sign up forms.

If you save your information with us, we may also use cookies to monitor and maintain information about your use of our website. If you have not saved your information, we may monitor and maintain information about your use of our website in a manner that does not identity you. You can disable cookies at any time by using your browser options.

Cookies of Third Party Providers and Tracking

We use Facebook Custom Audiences to deliver advertisements to Website Visitors on Facebook based on email addresses that we have collected. You may learn more about Facebook Custom Audiences by visiting https://www.facebook.com/help/381385302004628/. We also may use information associated with visitor social media accounts, such as demographic and other information about individual’s title, industry or organisation, to improve our marketing efforts if that individual saves their information with us.

We use Facebook and Custom Audience Pixels throughout our web pages to track conversions and help us measure the return on investment of Facebook Ads by reporting on the actions people take after viewing those ads. We create pixels that track conversions, add them to the pages of their website where the conversions will happen, and the track these conversions back to ads they are running on Facebook.

We may use the information collected from you to enable us to display advertisements from our Customers to their target audience of users. Even though we do not disclose Personal Information for these purposes, if an End-User clicks on or otherwise interacts with an advertisement, the advertising  Customer may assume the the End-User meets its target criteria.

We use Google Analytics to measure the website’s performance. This collects information about the region, country, browser, device and the pages viewed by the visitor. We do not share any information with any external partner. This helps us collect information about your use of the website and enables us to improve how the website works. The information allows us to see the overall patters of usage on the website, helps us record any difficulties you have with the website, shows us whether our advertising is effective or not, and allows us to use responses to advertisements to optimise ad performance. Google Analytics use cookies and other, similar technologies to collect information about the website use and to report website trends to us, without identifying individuals or visitors to us.

Opt out of Cookies, Cookies from Third Party Providers and Similar Technologies

Many web browsers let you manage your preferences. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or delete certain ones.

Please note opting out of allowing the use of cookies may impair the services we provide and maintenance to the website or prevent certain elements of it working correctly.

Please use the following link to help you with opting out of any cookies, pixels and technologies.

http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1