Privacy

Leeds Amateur Operatic Society

Website Privacy and Use Policy

The Policy

This privacy policy is for this website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website to help you understand how this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device. Please contact us by email if you have any questions.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user’s experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files saved to a website users computer / device that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website to provide the users with a more tailored experience. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

Website Visitor Tracking

This website may use tracking software to better understand how it is being used. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through third party organisations, who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve. Clicking on any such sponsored links or adverts will send you to the advertisers’ website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Downloads

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications. We accept no responsibility for third-party downloads and downloads provided by external third-party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact & Communication With Us

Users contacting us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you additional information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in the policy.

Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages

We operate an email mailing list program (‘Email Alerts’), used to inform subscribers about events, services and/or news we supply/publish. Users can subscribe to Email Alerts through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. We use third party service, MailChimp.com, to send information to our database which only consists of people who have at some point requested this. Our emails only feature similar and therefore relevant products and services that we offer, including news about future productions and events. For more information about how MailChimp processes data, please visit https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

We only send your data outside the EEA where we have in place a legal agreement which complies with legislation. Where data is transferred outside the EEA in relation to these software systems, they have confirmed compliance of data security measures that are equivalent to GDPR and we have included their privacy policies here for you.

 

There is an unsubscribe link on the bottom of our emails or you can email [email protected] at any time stating your wish to not receive further communications from us. While we will endeavour to action this request promptly it may take up to 30 days to refresh all our systems.

Our email software does maintain tracking facilities such as the opening of emails and the clicking of links within the email. These are retained for information.

 

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. Shortened URLs – URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks like this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

 

Website provider

Our website is designed, maintained and hosted by Helliwells.co

 

This privacy policy may be subject to change, so we would always advise you to check for the latest version on our website.