PRIVACY POLICY

This notice explains the basis on which The English Music Festival holds personal data, the manner in which they are stored, the purposes for which they are processed, and the rights, under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, of individuals whose data are stored and processed by The English Music Festival.

 

Data which you provide to The English Music Festival are held by The English Music Festival and are controlled and processed by that organisation. They are stored on password-protected devices using a secure Wi-Fi connection and behind firewalls provided by McAfee and NOD32; the devices in question run anti-virus and anti-malware software provided by McAfee and NOD32, which are updated daily. The English Music Festival also employs a robust data backup strategy in order to safeguard against loss of data.

 

If you have given express consent to The English Music Festival for The English Music Festival to use your personal data for marketing purposes, your data will be used to send you information about the activities of The English Music Festival. Your data will be retained by The English Music Festival as long as its activities continue. However, if, having granted your consent to your data being processed by The English Music Festival and used for such a purpose, you decide at a future date that you no longer wish us to retain them, you are entirely free to withdraw that consent. You will not need to give a reason. Your details will then be entirely and permanently removed from our systems.

 

If you have provided your personal details to The English Music Festival in the course of the purchase of tickets or other merchandise, but have not given your express consent for your data to be used for any other purpose, The English Music Festival will use your data only for the purpose of fulfilling its contractual obligations to you with respect to the purchase or purchases that you have made. Under these circumstances, your data will be retained only as long as is necessary for the full discharge of The English Music Festival’s contractual obligations to you.

 

Under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, you have the following rights with respect to any and all of your personal data as provided by you to The English Music Festival: the right to access your personal data and supplementary information at any time; the right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete; the right to request the deletion or removal of your personal data where there is no compelling reason for their continued processing by The English Music Festival; the right to ‘block’ or suppress processing of your personal data; and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that your data are being abused by us in any way.

 

Your data will never be sold or otherwise distributed to any third party; neither will your data be subject to solely automated decision-making or profiling.

 

All enquiries relating to this Privacy Notice should be addressed in the first instance to the Director of The English Music Festival using the details provided on this page.

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to all who made the Autumn Festival in Horsham such a success: to the artists, for their wonderfully committed, moving and enjoyable performances; to all those volunteers who helped before and during the Festival; and, of course, to all those at St Mary’s Church for their generosity in opening their beautiful building to us and thereby providing the EMF with such a marvellous venue in which to hold our first live concerts since March.

All the Autumn EMF concerts were filmed and will be available to view on this website shortly. We will be making a modest charge for access – this is to cover the costs of production and also to enable us to pay a royalty to the performers, thereby helping to increase their income during what remains a very difficult time for music and musicians. More details will be available soon.

COVID-19-related restrictions permitting, we are hoping to be able to hold a pre-Christmas Festival and are considering how best this might be accomplished. Please do visit the EMF website regularly for updates on this and other events.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.

Our recording arm, EM Records, has released a number of exciting new recordings, including a triple-disc set of Parry’s complete works for violin and piano and a disc of searingly beautiful choral works by Paul Carr and others. Please visit the EM Records website for full details of these and others!