Privacy Policy

This policy refers to the usage of the Purbeck Art Weeks website, the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website and associated data storage systems as a website visitor, as an events attendee, as a Friend of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival (Friend of PAW Festival) or as a Member of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival (Member of PAW Festival).


Who we are:

We are Purbeck Art Weeks Festival Ltd (PAW)

Our main website address is: https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk
Our membership website address is: http://www.members.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk
Our email address is: info@purbeckartweeks.co.uk
Our registered address is: Badgers Keep, Barnhill Road, Wareham, BH20 5BG, United Kingdom
Our registered company number is: 7420934
Our registered charity number is: 1140350


Personal data collection:

Mailing lists:

We have three mailing lists; one for Friends of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, one for Members of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival and one for News. Subscription to the Friends of PAW Festival or to the Members of PAW Festival mailing lists are an integral part of being a Friend of PAW Festival or Member of PAW Festival and so their consenting information is added to the subscription list as part of the application process. Opting out is an option but renders the Friendship or Membership subscription functionally inaccessible. Subscription to the News mailing list is via an online sign-up form on the Purbeck Art Weeks website (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/contact-us/mailing-list/) or on the Purbeck Art Weeks Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PurbeckArtWeeks/app/100265896690345/), through an invitation to be kept informed when buying an event ticket through TicketSource (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/) or via a form filled out on one of our various pieces of printed literature.

Subscription to the Friends of PAW Festival, the Members of PAW Festival or the News mailing list will collect a subscriber’s name, email address and device information. Our mailing list emails are sent through the MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com) platform, which collects information about the device and applications you use to access emails sent through their services, such as your IP address, your operating system, your browser ID, and other information about your system and connection.

Once you are subscribed to one of our mailing lists and receiving emails via MailChimp they will also collect product usage data. MailChimp collects usage data about you whenever you interact with emails sent through their services, which may include dates and times you access emails and your browsing activities, (such as what links are clicked or what pages are viewed). They also collect information regarding the performance of their services, including metrics related to the deliverability of emails and other electronic communications sent through the services. This information allows MailChimp to improve the content and operation of their services and facilitate research and analysis of their services. For more information please view their privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Becoming a Member of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival:

When you fill in our Membership form (https://members.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/) we collect your name, address email address, phone number and IP address (for security). This information is used to verify your eligibility for membership and provide you with our membership service.

Payment Processing:

We use Stripe (https://stripe.com/) as our payment processor on the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website and as our Credit/Debit card processor at our Rollington exhibition. When you make a payment through our website or application, Stripe will receive your transaction information. The information collected will include payment method information, (such as credit or debit card number, or bank account information), purchase amount, date of purchase, and payment method. Different payment methods may require the collection of different categories of information. The payment method information collected will depend upon the payment method that you choose to use from the list of available payment methods that we offer you.

When Stripe conduct fraud monitoring, prevention and detection activities, they may also receive personal data about you from their business partners, financial service providers, identity verification services, and publicly available sources, (e.g., name, address, phone number, country), as necessary to confirm your identity and prevent fraud. Their fraud monitoring, detection and prevention services may use technology that helps them assess the risk associated with an attempted transaction that is enabled on the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website or the Rollington card terminal. For more information please view their privacy policy here: https://stripe.com/gb/privacy

Becoming a Friend of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival:

When you download and fill in a form to become a Friend of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/friends/) we collect your name, address, email address and banking details if you wish to set up a standing order. We use this information to set up a standing order for yearly payments and to provide you with priority notice of events, priority event booking opportunities, invitations to Friends of PAW Festival only events and to generally keep you informed.

Event ticket sales:

We use TicketSource (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/) as our online ticketing platform. TicketSource is the Data Processor acting on behalf of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival who is the Data Controller and as such, it is Purbeck Art Weeks Festival who decides what happens to your personal data. To facilitate ticket sales we collect, (via TicketSource), the following information; your name, address, email address, contact number, payment card details, (card details are encrypted for processing and TicketSource does not store card details within its system), and IP address, (TicketSource may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system security, customer support and site analytics. This statistical data cannot be used to identify a customer). To find out more, please see their privacy policy: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kb/terms-of-use/customer-data-privacy-policy

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival uses the information gathered via TicketSource to manage ticketing for an event, facilitate ticket pick-up, facilitate dispute resolution, notify you of any changes to the event and to undertake sales, campaign or demographic analysis.

As part of the sales process, we also ask if you would like to be kept informed via email, post or SMS text message. If you consent to receiving email messages, then your email address will be added to our News mailing list. We do not currently contact visitors or customers via mail or SMS text message.

Applying for a PAW Bursary:

When you enquire or apply for a PAW Bursary (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/bursary/) , we will collect your name, address, email address and phone number. We will also collect any information that you give us that is relevant to the application. We will use this information in order to check your eligibility for the Bursary and enable us to decide on whether to award you a Bursary or not.

Taking out an Advert in our Programme or Brochure:

When you take out an advert (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/advertising/) in our Programme or Brochure we will collect a contact name, address, email address and phone number from you. This information will be used, in conjunction with any artwork that you send us, to provide you with an agreed advertising service.

Website comments:

We do not allow comment on the Purbeck Art Weeks website.

We allow comments on a limited number of pages on the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website. These pages are only viewable by logged in Members of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival. When Members of PAW Festival leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the Member of PAW Festival’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Website media:

We do not allow media uploading on the Purbeck Art Weeks website. Any images re-produced have been uploaded by our team with the relevant consent from the image creator.

Media can be uploaded by logged in Members of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival on the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website as part of their Open Studio Application or Rollington Application or to be used on their website profile on the Purbeck Art Weeks website. This media is not immediately viewable by the public, it has to be uploaded by one of our team. If you upload images to the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included unless you want the image location to be discoverable. This is to prevent visitors to the Purbeck Art Weeks website downloading and extracting any location data from images on the website. We therefore assume that any embedded location data present in any uploaded image is there purposefully.

Website Forms:

We do not use forms on the Purbeck Art Weeks website other than our News mailing list as previously detailed above.

To become a Friend of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/friends/) we ask you to download and print an Application Form and Gift Aid Declaration if applicable. These forms are then sent to our Treasurer who processes them and then destroys them.

The Purbeck Art Weeks Members website uses a number of forms to collect and display your information to enable us to provide Open Studio and Exhibition services. These forms are powered by Gravity Forms (https://www.gravityforms.com/) with add-on functionality provided by Gravity Perks (https://gravitywiz.com) and submission viewing provided by Gravity View (https://gravityview.co/).

Website Cookies:

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to, (for example), make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner or service provider are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using, (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

Why do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our websites and services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our websites, and we refer to these as “performance” or “functionality” cookies. Finally, third parties serve cookies through our websites and services for advertising, analytics, and other purposes.

First Party Cookies:

We do not allow comments, visitor accounts, visitor logins or visitor publishing on the Purbeck Art Weeks website so we do not set any first party cookies which relate to these activities.

We set a cookie consent cookie on both the Purbeck Art Weeks website and the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website to record a website visitor’s agreement to allow cookies.

If you leave a comment on the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website 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.

As a Member of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, when you log in to your Purbeck Art Weeks Members website account, 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.

As a Member of PAW Festival, when you log in to your Purbeck Art Weeks Members website account, 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.

The Purbeck Art Weeks Members website uses a number of forms to collect and display your information to enable us to provide Open Studio and Exhibition services. These forms are powered by Gravity Forms (https://www.gravityforms.com/) with add-on functionality provided by Gravity Perks (https://gravitywiz.com) and submission viewing provided by Gravity View (https://gravityview.co/). Gravity Forms only sets an administrator cookie, but Gravity Perks and Gravity View may set tracking cookies as you complete, edit or view your forms, to preserve or validate entered information.

Third Party Cookies:

On the Purbeck Art Weeks website we use a Facebook Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Facebook’s servers in order to display images and videos. These requests make your IP address visible to Facebook, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

On the Purbeck Art Weeks website we use an Instagram Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Instagram’s servers in order to get the data to populate the feed(s) and to display images and videos. These requests make your IP address visible to Instagram, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

On the Purbeck Art Weeks website we use a Twitter Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers in order to display images and videos. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

Both the Purbeck Art Weeks website and the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website use JetPack (https://jetpack.com/) to prevent malicious login attempts. The activity tracked records failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent).

We use MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com/) to communicate with our Friends of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, Members of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival and News mailing lists. The Purbeck Art Weeks website contains a MailChimp mailing list sign-up form which uses a number of cookies to process your sign-up. Full details can be found in their cookie policy https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/

MailChimp also automatically place single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in every email sent by their service. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable MailChimp and Purbeck Art Weeks Festival to recognize when our mailing list subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. MailChimp uses this data to create reports to show us how an email campaign performed and what actions subscribers took.

We use TicketSource (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/) as our online ticketing platform. When on the TicketSource website, cookies are used to track visitors through the site and to save booking information as you move from page to page of the booking process. To find out more, please see their privacy policy: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kb/terms-of-use/customer-data-privacy-policy

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our website does not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track (https://allaboutdnt.com/)

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Websites who may provide us with content:

Website Analytics:

Both the Purbeck Art Weeks website and the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website use JetPack (https://jetpack.com/) to monitor website usage and collate statistics on WordPress.com. The information gathered consist of IP address, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language and country code. Purbeck Art Weeks does not have access to any of this information via this feature. So, for example, we can see that a specific page has 285 views, but we cannot see which specific users or accounts viewed that page.

Website Security:

Both the Purbeck Art Weeks website and the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website use JetPack (https://jetpack.com/) to prevent malicious login attempts. In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.


Who we share your data with:

Any information we have collected when you take out an advert (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/advertising/) in the Purbeck Art Weeks Programme or Brochure will be passed on to our independent Graphic Designer to allow them to create the literature for us.

Any information we have collected when you make an application to hold an Open Studio or exhibit at Rollington via our Purbeck Art Weeks Members website will be passed on to our independent Graphic Designer to allow them to create the Brochure for us and to our independent Website Designer to enable them to update the Purbeck Art Weeks website.

Both the Purbeck Art Weeks website and the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website use JetPack (https://jetpack.com/) to monitor website usage and collate statistics on WordPress.com. Anonymous usage information is sent to WordPress.com for display purposes only.

When making a payment using Stripe (https://stripe.com) your personal data may be shared with a limited number of their service providers. These service providers provide services on Stripe’s behalf, such as identity verification services, data analysis and auditing services. These service providers may need to access personal data to perform their services. Stripe authorize such service providers to use or disclose the personal data only as necessary to perform services on their behalf or comply with legal requirements. They require such service providers to contractually commit to protect the security and confidentiality of personal data they process on Stripe’s behalf. These service providers are predominantly located in the European Union and the United States of America.

Stripe shares personal data with third party business partners when this is necessary to provide their Services to their Users. Examples of third parties to whom Stripe may disclose personal data for this purpose are banks and payment method providers (such as credit card networks) when providing payment processing services.


How long we retain your data for:

We retain personal information, (within MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com/), TicketSource (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/), Stripe (https://stripe.com) and Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) ), where we have an ongoing legitimate business or legal need to do so. Our retention periods will vary depending on the type of data involved, but, generally, we’ll refer to these criteria in order to determine retention period:

  • Whether we have a legal or contractual need to retain the data
  • Whether the data is necessary to provide our services

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Stripe (https://stripe.com) may retain personal data beyond Purbeck Art Weeks Festival’s data retention timeframe, to the extent necessary to comply with their legal and regulatory obligations, and for the purpose of fraud monitoring, detection and prevention. They also retain personal data to comply with their tax, accounting, and financial reporting obligations, where they are required to retain the data by their contractual commitments to their financial partners, and where data retention is mandated by the payment methods that Stripe support. Where Stripe retain data, they do so in accordance with any limitation periods and records retention obligations that are imposed by applicable law.

If you are a Friend of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival or a Member of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, we hold your submitted information for one year after your Friendship or Membership has lapsed to allow you to easily pick up your Friendship or Membership again. If after one year you have not re-joined, we will delete your information and you will need to fill in your information to become a Friend of PAW Festival or Member of PAW Festival again. If you inform us that you do not want your Friendship or Membership to continue then we will delete your information when your current Friendship or Membership period has ended.

If you enquire about a Purbeck Art Weeks Bursary (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/bursaries/) we will hold your enquiry information until you make an application, or for two years from the date of enquiry. If you make an application then we will hold the minimum information necessary indefinitely, (your name, medium, reason for the award and award amount), to enable us to decide on any additional Bursary applications that you may make.

If you take out an advert (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/advertising/) in our Programme or Brochure we will hold the information gathered, including any artwork, for one year to enable us to easily offer you the opportunity to advertise with us again. If you do not take up this opportunity your contact information will be deleted, although your artwork may be held for longer as part of our design archive.

Both the Purbeck Art Weeks website and the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website use JetPack (https://jetpack.com/) to monitor website usage and collate statistics on WordPress.com. Stats logs (containing visitor IP addresses) are retained by Automattic (https://automattic.com/) for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of showing anonymous usage data to the website owner.

Both the Purbeck Art Weeks website and the Purbeck Art Weeks Members website cookie consent cookie remembers your preference for 180 days. After this time, you will be asked to consent again.


What rights you have over your data:

Under GDPR you have the following rights:

  • Right to be informed of why your data is being processed (included within this Privacy Policy)
  • Right of access to the Personal Data held
  • Right of rectification if incorrect data is held
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to object to processing

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you at any time. Please email us to exercise this right.

Please let us know if any data we hold on you is incorrect. We include a “preferences” link in the footer of each email that we send through the MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com/) platform. This gives subscribers the ability to easily update their profile details at any time.

You can 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. An “unsubscribe” option is automatically included in the footer of every email that we send through the MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com/) platform. This allows subscribers to easily unsubscribe from the relevant mailing list.


Where we send your data:

We use MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com/) to  communicate with our Friends of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, Members of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival and News mailing lists. Their servers and offices are located in the United States, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States. While the data protection, privacy, and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, they take many steps to protect your privacy.

Mailchimp participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. They are committed to subjecting all personal information received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework, to each Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks, and to view MailChimps certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website, here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome

Mailchimp is responsible for the processing of personal information they receive under each Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transfer to a third party acting as an agent on their behalf. They comply with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal information from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal information received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, MailChimp are subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, they may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

We use Stripe (https://stripe.com/) as our payment processor. Strip is a global business, therefore personal data may be stored and processed in any country where they have operations or where they engage service providers. Stripe may transfer personal data that they maintain about you to recipients in countries other than the country in which the personal data was originally collected, including to the United States. Those countries may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country. However, Stripe will take measures to ensure that any such transfers comply with applicable data protection laws and that your personal data remains protected to the standards described in this Privacy Policy. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your personal data.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland, Stripe comply with applicable laws to provide an adequate level of data protection for the transfer of your personal data to the US. Stripe Inc. is certified under the EU-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. For more, see Stripe’s Privacy Shield Policy: https://stripe.com/privacy-shield-policy

We use Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) for our cloud based document storage. Dropbox may store, process and transmit information in the United States and locations around the world, including outside your country.

When transferring data from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, Dropbox relies on a variety of legal mechanisms, including contracts with our customers and affiliates. Dropbox complies with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland to the United States. You can find out more about Privacy Shield at https://www.privacyshield.gov


How we protect your data:

Our MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com/) Friends of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, Members of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival and News mailing lists are only accessible by our Secretary, Administrator, Friends Trustee and Marketing Advisor.

Our TicketSource (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/) customer database is only accessible by our Secretary and our Ticketing Trustee.

Our Stripe (https://stripe.com/) account is only accessible by our Treasurer and Secretary.

We use Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) for our cloud based document storage. Any documents which include personal data are password protected and stored within our Dropbox Operations Folder. Access to our Dropbox Operations Folder is limited to Trustees and our Administrator.

When you become a Member of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival via our Purbeck Art Weeks Members website, the information given in your application, and any subsequently completed forms is primarily stored within the website database. This database is only accessible by the Website Designer and is protected by a number of firewalls, log-in procedures and log-in protection. Relevant Membership information is downloaded from the website and stored securely in a password protected document in our Dropbox Operations Folder. This document is only accessible by our Trustees and our Administrator. Payment status information is only accessible by our Treasurer, Secretary and Website Designer (only necessary when error checking).

Our Friends of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/friends/) payment status information is only accessible by our Treasurer. Our database of Friends of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival is stored securely in a password protected file which is only accessible by our Treasurer and our Friends Trustee.

Any information given in making an enquiry about, or an application for a Purbeck Art Weeks Bursary (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/bursaries/) is stored securely in our Dropbox Operations Folder or is held securely by our Administrator or Bursary Trustee.

Any information given when taking out an advert (https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/about-paw/advertising/) with us is stored securely in our Dropbox Operations Folder or is held securely by our Administrator, Advertising Team or Graphic Designer. Any payment information received as part of our advertising service is passed on to our Treasurer via our Publicity Trustee. No payment details are held once payment has been confirmed.

Lasted Updated: November 2019