Privacy Policy

ABOUT

We here at The Old Market are serious about privacy, simple as that.

We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you. The purpose of this policy is to give you a clear explanation about how we collect and use the information we collect from you directly and from third parties.

We use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. This policy explains:

  • What information we may collect about you 

  • How we may use that information
  • Our use of cookies to improve your use of our website 

  • Information about how we keep your personal information secure, how we maintain it and your rights to be able to access it

If you have any queries about this policy, please contact us by emailing mark@theoldmarket.com

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect various types of information and in a number of ways:

Information you give us
For example when you register on our website or buy tickets, a membership or a gift voucher, we’ll possibly store personal information you give us such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number. We will also store a record of your purchase history. We do not store any customer’s financial details.

Information about your interactions with us
For example, when we send you a mailing we store a record of this, and in the case of emails we keep a record of which ones you have opened and which links you have clicked on.

Sensitive personal data
The law recognises that certain categories of personal information are more sensitive such as health information, race, religious beliefs and political opinions. We do not usually collect this type of information unless there is a clear reason for doing so. For example, we may collect health information if you are booking into a physical acting workshop.

LEGAL BASIS

There are three legal points that mean we may process your data:

Contractual
When you make a purchase from us or make a donation to us, you are entering into a contract with us. In order to perform this contract we need to process and store your data. For example we may need to contact you by email or telephone in the case of cancellation of a show, or in the case of problems with your payment.

Legitimate Interest
In certain situations, we collect and process your personal data for purposes that are in our legitimate organisational interests. However, we only do this if there is no overriding prejudice to you by using your personal information in this way.

Consent
For any situations where the two bases above are not appropriate, we will instead ask for your explicit consent before using your personal information in that special situation.

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

We aim to communicate with you about the work that we do in ways that you find relevant, timely and respectful.

To do this we use data that we have stored about you, such as what events you have booked for in the past, as well as any preferences you may have told us about. We use our legitimate organisational interest as the legal basis for communications by email. We will give you an opportunity to opt out of receiving these communications during your first purchase with us. Then going forward, we will provide you with an option to unsubscribe in every email that we subsequently send you, or you can alternatively use the contact details at the end of this policy.

We will not contact you via post, phone or text for marketing purposes. As part of our service to you, we may contact you by email or telephone to provide essential information related to your purchase and visit.

OTHER PROCESSING ACTIVITY

In addition to marketing communications, we also process personal information in the following ways that are within our legitimate organisational interests:

We may analyse data we hold about you to ensure that the content and timing of communications that we send you are as relevant to you as possible.

We may analyse data we hold about you in order to identify and prevent fraud.

In order to improve our website we may analyse information about how you use it and the content and ads that you interact with.

In all of the above cases we will always keep your rights and interests at the forefront to ensure they are not overridden by your own interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. You have the right to object to any of this processing at any time. If you wish to do this, please use the contact details at the end of this policy. Please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to carry out tasks above that are for your benefit.

THIRD PARTIES

There are certain circumstances under which we may disclose your personal information to third parties. These are as follows:

To our own service providers who process data on our behalf and on our instructions (for example our ticketing system software provider). In these cases we require that these third parties comply strictly with our instructions and with GDPR laws, for example around security of personal data.

Where we are under a duty to disclose your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

We do not pass on or sell your data to any companies or third parties. We may share anonymous information, such as a postcode with no attaching data, with other organisations including Arts Council England and the Audience Agency, who use this to analyse our audience development programmes and ticket sales.

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed onto your device by some websites that you visit.

They are widely used to allow a website to function (for example to keep track of your basket) as well to provide website operators with information on how the site is being used.

We use cookies to keep track of your basket as well as to identify how the website is being used and what improvements we can make.

For more information about cookies, visit aboutcookies.org

CARD INFORMATION

If you use your credit or debit card to purchase from us:

We will ensure that this is carried out securely and in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). You can find more information about this standard (https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/pci_security/). We give the option for you to store your card details safely for use in future transactions. This is carried out in compliance with PCI-DSS and in a way where none of our staff members can see your full card number. We never store your 3 or 4-digit security code.

We have put in place appropriate safeguards (both in terms of our procedures and the technology we use) to keep your personal information as secure as possible. We will ensure that any third parties we use for processing your personal information do the same and that they will only process your personal information on our instructions. The third parties will also be subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We will not transfer, process or store your data anywhere that is outside of the European Economic Area, unless we have a contractual agreement in place that is of an equivalent standard to GDPR.

MAINTAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION

We store your personal information indefinitely such that for any subsequent purchases you make we are able to link them back to a single unique record that we hold for you on our system.

If there are aspects of your record that are inaccurate or that you would like to remove, you can usually do this by logging in to your account through our website. Alternatively please use the contact details at the end of this policy.

Any objections you make to any processing of your data will be stored against your record on our system so that we can comply with your requests.

We will put in place appropriate safeguards (both in terms of our procedures and the technology we use) to keep your personal information as secure as possible. We will ensure that any third parties we use for processing your personal information do the same. We will not transfer, process or store your data anywhere that is outside of the European Economic Area.

You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in this data corrected. Please use the contact details at the end of this policy if you would like to exercise this right.

CONTACT US + FURTHER INFORMATION

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about any aspect of this privacy policy, and in particular if you would like to object to any processing of your personal information that we carry out for our legitimate organisational interests.

The Old Market
Upper Market Street
Hove
BN3 1AS

info@theoldmarket.com

Correct as of 23 May 2018