Who we are
Our website address is: https://culturecoop.co.uk. We are a partnership made up of member organisations, led by a strategic steering group.
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
Disclosure of data
The Culture Co-op may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of the Culture Co-op
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.
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.
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Initial steps will be taken upon the reporting of a data breach. These include – containing the breach itself, determining the full particulars of it, working out what needs to be done to resolve and remedy the situation properly, and establishing who needs to be notified. At the early stages, this might include the police if equipment or records have been stolen.
A full investigation and assessment of the breach will then begin, so that more detail can be gathered to determining who will be affected by the breach and to what degree, how much data is involved, how many data subjects will be affected, the consequences of the breach and more.
Some personal data breaches must be notified to the Information Commissioner’s Office and to the individual data subjects whose data is involved in the breach. In some cases, only the ICO needs to be informed, and in other cases, nobody does.
Once the breach itself is resolved and all necessary parties will be notified, including the Chair and Steering Group Members. Steps will then be taken to prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future. Existing practices, procedures, and measures will be critically evaluated, and changes and improvements implemented.
If you have any questions about your data, please email the Co-op Producer & Project Manager via – firstname.lastname@example.org.