This webpage tells you about the data protection and privacy practices for the Creative Foundation.

We take your privacy very seriously.  We do not actively track you as an individual, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

What information do we collect

Should you send us an email, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (this is standard practice). Your name and website address (but not your email address) is then made viewable to the general public on the website along with your comment.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by web sites.  They are used for many different reasons, a few common ones are to store your preferences, track items in a shopping cart or remember your username and password when you ask a site to ‘remember me’.  If you would like to find out more we recommend reading through www.aboutcookies.org.

We do use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

None of the information we gather via cookies identifies you as an individual – it is all entirely anonymous.

By using our web site you are agreeing to the terms and information set out in this policy including the usage of the following cookies:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
Blog/Post CommentsPersistant1 Year

If you leave a comment on the website e.g.on a blog post, then a cookie may be stored to 'remember' your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the "remember me" option).

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to understand how people use our site. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this.

Viewed Cookie PolicyPersistant1 Year

In the footer of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. Once you click accept the accept button we remember your choice using a cookie so we can then hide the message. User data is all anonymous.

WordPressPersistant1 Year

WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Opting-out

Cookies

If you would like to stop cookies on this site (and others) you can usually disable them in your browsers settings.

Emails

Any newsletters we send will be infrequent and relevant to our services we offer you.  You may opt-out of our newsletters at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.

Protection of your information

The Creative Foundation uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to change inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

How to contact us

If you have any further questions or concerns about the information provided here please feel free to email us on info@creativefoundation.org.uk.

Changes to this privacy policy

From time to time we may update this privacy policy in line with website and policy changes. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use this site.