1. What does our Privacy Policy cover?

This Privacy Policy covers the www.localartist.org.uk web sites.

The privacy statement does not cover other web sites linked to the company's web sites or which may be accessed from those sites. It is not possible to offer any information or reassurance about the level of privacy protection offered from or by those sites which are linked to our sites but which are not controlled by us. It is recommend that you look at the privacy statements displayed on any third party sites you visit.

2. What information do we gather?

We collect the personal data that you volunteer on forms you submit to us (including but not limited to registration, order, survey, and competition forms), and in e-mails you send to us.

The personal data we collect (as described above) is used to allow us to develop our sites in a way that will enhance the online experience of the greatest number of users.

Our web sites enable you to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others. When you use these services, other visitors could collect your data. We have no control over this and accept no liability for any consequences of this.


3. Is it possible to access and browse the company's web sites without disclosing personal data?

Yes, you can access our web site's homepage and browse our sites without disclosing personal data.


4. Does the company use cookies?

We use cookies to hold session information, ensure effective advertising tailored to the users' needs and save an individual user's password, once entered, so that it does not have to be re-keyed during the session. We do not use persistent cookies, which means that the site will not remember who users are when they visit again later.

We do not associate the information stored in a user's cookie with any other personal data about that user.


5. Do we disclose users' personal data to third parties?

We will ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed except insofar as you have consented to such disclosure or we are required to do so by law.

Your personal data may be disclosed to other companies within the www.localartist.org.uk group.

You may choose to give your consent to us disclosing your personal data and to receiving promotional or marketing information from other third parties selected by www.localartist.org.uk by leaving the relevant boxes blank at the points where our sites collect personal data. Checking the box indicates to us that you would prefer your personal data not to be disclosed and that you would prefer not to receive such material.


6. Can I access the personal data you are holding about me?

You may view your "User Profile" by clicking on the appropriate membership button on our website. This will display most of the information about you that you have provided to us.

You can send an email or contact us by any of the other means available by clicking the "contact us" link in "About us" on the site, and you may request that we confirm whether or not we are holding personal data about you which will be provided free of charge. You may also request a copy of any such data which we do hold, in which case a £10 fee is payable for dealing with this request (as permitted under the Data Protection Act 1998).

Upon receipt of such a request, we will endeavour to meet your request within 40 days of our receiving all that information which we require in order to deal with the request. Insofar as the law permits, however, we reserve the right to refuse to provide you with information. In the event of our refusing to provide you with information we will provide you with the reasons behind the refusal.

All information that we provide to you as a result of a request will be provided free of charge.


7. Can I request that any data that you are holding about me is amended?

You may request that we amend any personal data that we are holding about you which is factually inaccurate, free of charge.

If you have agreed to the disclosure of personal information and to receiving marketing and promotional information, but no longer wish to do so, then please contact us or make the appropriate changes to your "User Profile" on the website..


8. What steps have been taken and what security is in place to keep my personal data secure?

All localartist.org.uk staff who have access to your personal data and/or are associated with the processing of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.

To protect the integrity and security of your personal data we will take steps to verify your identity before granting access to your data or making corrections to it.

We have put in place appropriate technology measures and security policies and procedures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction or accidental loss.