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This policy covers how North Devon Arts treats personal information that we collect and receive, including information related to your past use of North Devon Arts services.

Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.This policy does not apply to the practices of companies and organisations that North Devon Arts does not own or control, such as Galleries. Please refer to their individual privacy policy statements.

We respect your privacy.

In the few instances where we do collect information from you, we use it only for the purpose for which you supplied the information. Cookies are web programs that can store data and which are downloaded from the website to be stored in your browser for later use by the website.

All information relating to members that is displayed to the general public on the NDA website is displayed at the request of the member, and can be removed at any time at the request of the member.You may have your personal information removed from NDA records at anytime on your request. We will never sell, rent, exchange or give away your information, except to provide products or services you have requested, and except as required bylaw, or to defend against legal claims.

Members’ details will not be passed to anyone wanting information on, or wanting to contact individual member/s, without first getting that member/s permission. If you have any questions about North Devon Arts commitment to member privacy, then please email us with your question.

North Devon Arts, March 2019



What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


All web based contact and application forms are saved in the website’s database as well as being emailed to the recipient. Both the website and the email service is secure meaning all data is encrypted during transit. Forms will be stored on the server and the recipients mail server and local devices, but every effort is made to ensure the forms are kept safe and secure and are not transmitted insecurely.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

When you log in, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


This website uses Google Analytics to track user use. This helps us to understand how visitors interact with the site, collecting such details as:

  • Which page the visitor arrived on.
  • Which page was the most visited.
  • Which sections or pages did visitors spend the longest time on.

This information helps us to gauge how the site is performing and also helps us to address problem areas. In order to collect this data, Google will erite a cookie to your hard drive, but it does not collect any personalised data.

Who we share your data with

Your information is never sold or passed to any third parties for profit or marketing purposes. There may be occasions when we need to pass on your details for security or insurance purposes at events, but you will be made fully aware of this at the time and will have the option of not supplying your personal details.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



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