Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


This privacy policy explains how we look after your personal and non personal data when you visit our website, how we use it and keep it secure. Our Cookies Policy is set out below, at the end of this Privacy Policy. Updated January 2019

Data We Collect About You

The Ginger and Spice Festival collects your personal data when you decide to communicate or interact with us in any of the following ways:

  • You buy a ticket to one of our festival fringe events
  • You apply for a volunteer position with an application form or CV
  • You apply for a creative opportunity with an proposal or CV
  • You apply for a trade stall at the Spice Exchange Market
  • You use our website
  • You complete an online or paper feedback form or brochure at other events or demos
  • You contact us via email
  • You subscribe to our mailing list via our website
  • You interact with us via social media
  • You told a third-party that you are happy for us to have your data.
  • You are in or enter a competition commissioned by Ginger and Spice Festival
  • Online or paper surveys

 The types of information Ginger and Spice Festival collects

We only collect information that’s necessary to carry out our business. The type of information we collect depends on where and when it is gathered. This includes:

  • Information about tickets you have purchased
  • Information you’ve supplied in a volunteers application or a CV
  • Information you have supplied in a stall holder application form
  • Information you’ve supplied on creative submissions – details about you and the fringe event /project.

Your information and other organisations

Ginger and Spice Festival will never share or sell your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes without your prior consent.

We may share anonymised data with

  • Funders, to demonstrate the impact and reach of our work.
  • Google Analytics, to collect traffic, location and communication data. We will make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
  • Mail Chimp – Mail Chimp gathers statistics around email opening and clicks.


We would like to communicate with you about our work, future fringe events and supporting us. We only do this if you give us permission. For example, we won’t add you to our mailing list if you just give feedback or contact us. You have the right to opt out at any time – if you no longer want to be contacted for marketing purposes click ‘unsubscribe’ within the e-mail we have sent.


This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every website you visit.


We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law and they may only use your data for the purposes we specify in our contract with them. We will always work with them to protect your privacy.


We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. This is generally 7 years unless the law prescribes a longer period. In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see ‘Your Legal Rights’ below for further information.


Under certain circumstances, you have rights under UK data protection laws in relation to your personal data. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us. We may charge a small fee for administration purposes.


By visiting this website with your browser settings adjusted to allow cookies, you are consenting to Ginger and Spice Festival using cookies for the purposes outlined below in order to provide you with a fully functional shopping experience.


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.


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