Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://escartists.co.uk.

This is an information only website with a listing of artists participating in events organised by us and a blog section promoting our events.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We do not actively collect personal data for any reason except for the purposes of communication with anyone making enquiries about our events via website forms.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

There are two contact forms on this website:

1) General Contact Form – for members of public to contact us with enquiries about our events. The information collected is only what is input into the form, no cookies are set. The information is kept on file for customer service purposes, until we have replied and fulfilled the request and never longer than the end of the calendar year in which the contact form was sent.  We do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes. We DO NOT maintain a mailing list.

2) Artist Registration form – for artists interested in participating in one of our exhibitions or markets. This information is kept on file as part of a list of artists. We may use this data to respond to you enquiries. Information sent via this form may be used on the artist information page for site visitors to view to learn more about the individual artist in order to contact the artist. The artist information page is an page advertising the participating artist only and includes information provided by the artist

Members of the public following links to the artists contact information – website / social media are then subject to the privacy policy of the artist once they leave https://escartists.co.uk.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Third Party Cookies: Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

These are by and large placed by Facebook, Twitter and other similar social sharing platforms. These cookies are classed as third party cookies and may be used by the relevant owners for targeted marketing and tracking. For example 3rd party cookies are placed when you click social media sharing buttons: Facebook “like” button, Twitter button, adding something to Pinterest etc. These are not essential to the functioning of this website but we do believe that they enhance user experience and allows our visitors to share information they find on the internet with their friends who may also be on Facebook etc.

  • Our Site is Jetpack enabled in order to give you an enhanced browsing experience including the ability to share content from our site on social media.

A link to Jetpack’s cookie policy

A link to Jetpack’s Privacy Policy

Managing Cookies: Blocking cookies may have a negative impact on your browsing experience and you may not be able to use certain features on the site. However if you do wish to block cookies  We suggest taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

WordPress.com Stats

We use WordPress stats to keep track of the kind of traffic we are receiving in order to improve visibility of our website on search engines like google, bing etc.

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Who we share your data with

We collect personal data only as per information under Contact form section above for purposes of communicating with you. The data is only shared between the ESC Artists management group comprising of 2 individuals – Eve Marshall and Shalini Austin.

We do not share your personal data with third parties.

How we protect your data

We may store some of the information as part of email exchanges and or in a spreadsheet using external database storage such as google drive or gmail. These providers comply with current data protection regulations and are a part of EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

You may also wish to read google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Data sent via artist registration forms is kept on file in order to communicate with artists and contatc them form time to time to invite them to future events.

We do not maintain a mailing list to send out newsletters.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Website owned and operated by Shalini Austin trading as SDSA Promotions, 2 Windsor Close, Stamford PE9 1HJ

You can contact us:

(a)            by post, to the postal address given above;
(b)            using our website contact form;