Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Scottish Music Centre uses and protects any information that you give Scottish Music Centre when you use this website.

Scottish Music Centre is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Scottish Music Centre may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 04/06/2010.


What we collect

Upon signing up to the Youth Music Forums Scotland online portal we collect the following information:

  • name and job title

  • contact information including email address

  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.

  • We may use the information to improve our service.

  • We may periodically send emails with information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes. We will only contact you by email. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct communication purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to Scottish Music Centre, City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ or email us at info@ymfs.org.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Scottish Music Centre, City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ or email us at info@ymfs.org.uk

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


For further information from Scottish Music Centre on their data protection and privacy policies, you should contact info@ymfs.org.uk. You should note that use of this website is subject to our Terms & Conditions.


Online Privacy Practices

Scottish Music Centre is fully registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (”the Act”) and ensures that it complies with all protection that the Act affords to you. Further information about the Act is available on the Internet at www.dataprotection.gov.uk. Scottish Music Centre recognises that it must protect your personal privacy while allowing you to enjoy the services which are available for you to access on this website. This policy lets you know the uses which are made of the different types of information which you give to us when you access our website.


Membership

In some areas of our portal (for example when you sign up to use the full functionality of the portal) we ask you to provide information that will allow us to make your site visit better and so that you can get the most relevant information. This includes, for example, when you register as a user of the portal giving us details of your locality and your background. When you request to become a member of the portal we ask you to give us your name, e-mail address and such other identification information that is needed by us to let us supply the services to you. Once we have obtained details from you, we may use those details for:

  • Providing to you the services available to you through this website, and contacting you for those purposes, including by email, by text message and by telephone;

  • Giving you information about groups, events or services which we are aware of and which may be of interest to you, by email.

  • Ensuring that we only give you information of the above sort which is relevant to you and your interests.

If you would rather not receive emails and/or text messages from us letting you know about our services and discounts, please inform us by emailing us at info@ymfs.org.uk

In addition, we may sometimes ask for information from you to meet your information needs or to gather an overview of the youth music picture in Scotland today. The Act says that we can only use this sort of information about you where you have given us your explicit consent. You do not need to give us this sort of information if you don’t want to. Where you do give us this sort of information we will only use it to make up surveys and your details will be de-personalised, so that nobody will be able to tell that the information came from you.

Any information of a personal nature that you provide to us will be kept confidential by us and will only be used for the purposes that have been specified above. In particular, we will not disclose or give your information to outside third parties (apart from organisations processing the information on our behalf) unless you have given us your explicit consent. Whenever we intend to give your personal details to such third parties we will ask you to consent first before the information is disclosed.


Cookies

Scottish Music Centre does not use cookies for collecting or storing personal information about you. You should be aware though that we do use a form of temporary cookie called a “session cookie” to allow our website to function effectively. Session cookies only store a “session ID” – a string of random characters – which allows the website to group together and distinguish page requests from your browser during each browsing session. They are not stored on your computer’s hard disk and are held in memory, expiring automatically when you close down your browser. Please note though that if for any reason you do not want session cookies to be temporarily stored in the memory of your computer, you should not make any further use of our website.


Further Information on Data Protection and Personal Privacy

For further information from Scottish Music Centre on their data protection and privacy policies, you should contact info@ymfs.org.uk. You should note that use of this website is subject to our Terms & Conditions.


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