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Privacy Policy

NorthWestDance regards the privacy and security of the personal information which you share with us as very important and so has created this Privacy Policy so that you can understand the care with which we treat such information. By submitting personal information, visitors to NorthWestDance’s web site, www.northwestdance.org.uk  expressly consent to the use of such information as described in this privacy policy. If you enter the personal information, which relates to someone other than yourself, you confirm that you have their express consent to our use of such information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.
 
What Information Will We Be Collecting?
If registering with the site, then we will be able to collect and store information including the following; name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, data share options, and login details including password.
 
Who Else Will Have Access To The Information?
The information will be accessed by our own staff and by our Web Developers who are currently Fat Media Ltd, (www.fatmedia.co.uk). The information will not be shared with other web sites to which links may be provided from our web site and we will share your information with third parties for marketing purposes if you have ticket the data share option, upon registration. We may need to share your information with our service providers, associated companies and agents for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and we may need to disclose your information in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
 
How Is The Information Used?
We and our Web Developers will use the information we collect to track and monitor the usage of our web site and to help us understand the patterns of site visitors. This will help us operate the web site more effectively.
We use "cookies" from time to time. Otherwise known as a type of tracking software, a cookie is a small, unique text file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. We will be using “session-based cookies” which will expire after your browser has closed.  Cookies will also allow us to collect statistical information such as countries of origin, search engines used, how many visitors download files and which files these were. We will also be able to study how visitors navigate around the site and this will help us manage and improve the site where necessary.
A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites and cookies do not damage your system. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser so that it rejects them or notifies you when a web site tries to send you a cookie. Rejecting cookies may affect the scope of your enjoyment of a web site and may mean that some features do not operate as intended. You can also delete existing cookies by referring to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. We do not use single-pixel gif images, sometimes referred to as "web bugs" or "web beacons".
 
Will I Get Sent Information That I Did Not Ask For?
No, when you supply us with your contact details you choose what information you wish to receive and contact may be by e-mail or telephone. You will only receive information that you requested using the data share option and we may pass your information onto carefully selected organisations for marketing purposes but we will ask you about this when we collect your information.
 
What Security Will Exist?
We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data as well as to complying with the Data Protection Act 1998. We use appropriate standards of technology and operational security to protect personal information, including a Secure Server, network firewall connection and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt your credit or debit card details as they are transmitted over the Internet. Operationally, access to personal information is restricted to authorised personnel who are under a duty to maintain the confidentiality and security of such information.
Of course, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed totally secure and we do not warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Although we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, neither we, nor our Advertising Consultants, shall have any liability for disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or fraudulent or other illegal acts of a third party, such as 'hacking'. Any transmission of personal information on or through the use of our web site is at your own risk.
 
How Can I Access My Personal Information?
You can log-in to your account via the Sign In option on the website and amend any of contact information and log-in details.
 
Can I Have My Personal Information Held by You Destroyed?
There is an unsubscribe option on all the e-mails which are sent out to users. Once a user has unsubscribed they will no longer receive e-mail marketing communications from the Lowry. The personal information will continue to be stored for marketing analysis and accounting purposes. If you are an existing client any personal information, which we hold will then be destroyed if we have no legitimate reason to keep this. Information may be kept for a reasonable period for purposes such as accounting, marketing analysis and record keeping. You can also email northwestdance@thelowry.com with the subject heading 'Profile Removal' and your reason why.
 
What About Changes To The Privacy Policy?
We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason and you should therefore review it regularly. Details of any changes will be posted at the top of the Privacy Policy web page. We will of course notify you of any changes where we are required to do so.
 
Questions?
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or if your personal details or marketing preferences change please log-in to your account or email us: northwestdance@thelowry.com