MSF | Festival Privacy Policy
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Festival Privacy Policy

The Mid Somerset Festival is a performing arts organisation run entirely by volunteers and registered with the Charity Commission (No 1166938). It is a member of the British & International Federation of Festivals.


This privacy notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you:


What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you register to compete in the Festival, apply to become a Member of the Festival/Friend of the Festival or volunteer as a steward and also if you voluntarily complete surveys or give feedback. We will only ask for such information as is necessary for the efficient administration of the festival. We do not collect ‘sensitive personal data’ unless there is a legitimate reason for this – for example, where an entrant may need support to participate in a class, or where there is a legal requirement.


How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you in order to process entry to classes in the Festival and for any other administrative functions of the Festival.

Access to this data will be restricted to those personnel who administer the Festival.


Legal Basis

Personal data will not be collected and processed without your unconditional consent or where there is a legitimate interest.


Access to your data and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. This can be obtained, without charge, by application to the General Secretary (email:

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date and all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure this is the case. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


Retention of data

Data may be retained according to the Festival’s Data Protection Policy which may be found on the Festival website: or by application to the General Secretary (as above)


Do we share this information with anyone else?

The Festival will not pass collected data to any third party unless required to do so by law, but it should be noted that names (only) of competitors will appear in the Festival programme and the names of class winners will be posted to the Results pages of the Festival website. If you do not wish your name to appear in either of these places this should be made clear at the time of entry.


Transfer of data outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

Wherever possible the Festival does not use servers that are based outside the EEA. In the case of an exception the service provider must adhere to a code of conduct and security that complies with the requirements of the EEA.


Website and on-line entries

When you use our secure on-line entry system you will be directed to a specialist supplier company, who will receive your credit card number and contact information to process the payment. We do not retain your credit or debit card details.


Other Websites

Our website provides links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to the Festival website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy notices.