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GDPR Privacy Policy

This GDPR privacy policy sets out how animation-festivals.com uses and protects any information that you give animation-festivals.com when you use this website.

animation-festivals.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

animation-festivals.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and profession
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new services, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at aaron@animation-festivals.com

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to 17 Oakington Drive, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middelsex, TW16 5NR, UK.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

WHERE PERSONAL INFORMATION RESIDES

Website form submissions (Contact form and Site Suggestions form):

This data is emailed to one email address (aaron@animation-festivals.com); the original email is therefore stored on our webmail server, with a copy sent to a Gmail account. Additionally, each form submission will be backed up in our website database, using the Gravity Forms (WordPress) plugin. Every 6 months, we delete all original emails on our webmail server, plus the backed up version in our website database. The only version which is usually kept after this will be the one sent to the Gmail account.

User Account (required for adding or editing festivals):

A user account can be created at any time; it is required if a user wants to add a new festival or edit an existing festival. We store this data on our secure web server. This data will be stored indefinitely, unless the user requests us to delete their data.

Newsletter:

We use ‘Mailster‘ a WordPress-based newsletter plugin, to collect names and emails from users who opt-in to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscriber data is hosted on our secure web server. This data will be stored indefinitely, unless the user unsubscribes or requests us to delete their data.

WHAT DATA WE COLLECT

We collect the following information:

Website form submissions:

  • Name
  • Email address

User account:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Job / Occupation
  • Organisation / Company
  • Country
  • Newsletter opt-in or opt-out

Newsletter:

  • Name
  • Email address

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

Any personal data we hold at animation-festivals.com will have been supplied at some point by the third party via a web form, job submission, or newsletter sign up. We have only ever used this data within our company for incoming project enquiries, incoming job enquiries or marketing our news and services to people. We have never supplied this data to anyone else and have no intentions to in the future.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  1. To provide you with a product, service or information that you have inquired about
  2. We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  3. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at aaron@animation-festivals.com or writing to us at: 17 Oakington Drive, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middelsex, TW16 5NR, UK.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at aaron@animation-festivals.com or by filling out the form on our Contact page.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

PERSONAL INFORMATION DELETION REQUESTS

  • Deletion requests can be made via email or the website contact form, and will be delivered to aaron@animation-festivals.com
  • The access request or deletion request will be performed by Aaron Wood within two working days.
  • In the event of a data deletion request: all personal data will be deleted from relevant databases, email copies, webmail servers, Mailchimp account and digital files.

SECURITY

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.