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Privacy policy

Bechdel Theatre CIC is a registered Community Interest Company and as such adheres to UK Data Protection Laws. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal Data we collect from you when you use our website. 

Bechdel Theatre takes the privacy of your information very seriously. 


1. Definitions  and interpretation:


Data: collectively all information that you submit to Bechdel Theatre via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws.


Cookies: a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies)


Data Protection Laws: any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as GDPR is effective in the UK.


GDPR: the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.


UK and EU Cookie Law: the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as  amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive)  (Amendment) Regulations 2011.


User or you: any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Bechdel Theatre and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services for Bechdel Theatre. 


Websites: the website that you are currently using, and any subdomains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.


2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation: 


a. the singular includes the plural and vice versa 

b. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules, or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses,  schedules, or appendices of this privacy policy

c. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts, and  partnerships 

d. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation" 

e. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment   of it f. the headings and subheadings do not form part of this privacy policy 


Scope of this privacy policy 

3. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Bechdel Theatre and Users with respect to those Websites. It does not extend to any other websites that  can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social  media websites. 

4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Bechdel Theatre is the "data controller".  This means that Bechdel Theatre determines the purposes for which, and the way, your Data is  processed. 

Data collected 

5. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you: 

a. Name 

b. contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers 

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. 

How we collect Data 

6. We collect Data in the following ways: 

a. data is given to us by you 

b. data is received from other sources; and 

c. data is collected automatically 

Data that is given to us by you 

7. Bechdel Theatre will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example: 

a. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other  means 

b. when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services

c. when you elect to receive marketing communications from us 

d. when you use our services 

e. organisations including theatres that provide Bechdel Theatre with box office  assistance and ticketing system software in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. 


Data that is received from publicly available third parties’ sources

8. We will receive Data about you from the following publicly available third-party sources: 

a. Facebook 

b. Twitter 

c. Instagram 

d. Linked In 

Data that is collected automatically 

9. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:                 

a. We automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information  helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you  use and interact with its content.

b. we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your  browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the  section below, headed "Cookies". 


Our use of Data 

10. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the  best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us  for the following reasons: 

a. internal record keeping 

b. transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you 

c. contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail.  Such information may be used to customise or update the Website 

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. 

11. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate  interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see  the section headed "Your rights" below). 

12. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via email, we'll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in: 

a. soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously  engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular  product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under "soft opt-in"  consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out. 

b. for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you  need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick  box that we'll provide. 

c. if you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw  consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed "Your rights" below.  

Who we share Data with 

13. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons: 

a. our employees, agents and/or professional advisors - for example our employees who  process our data for our newsletters and/or company social media sites. 

b. where we are under a duty to disclose your personal information in order to comply with any  legal obligation (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies); in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. 

Keeping Data secure 

14. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example: 

a. Access to your account is controlled by a password and a username that is unique to you.

 b. We store your Data on secure servers. 

15. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If  you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately  by contacting us via this email address:

16. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your  computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please  visit Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading  businesses. 

Data retention 

17. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our  systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you  request that the Data be deleted. 

18. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory  purposes. 

Your rights 

19. You have the following rights in relation to your Data: 

a. Right to access - the right to request 

i. copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or  

ii. that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to  the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do  so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why. 

b. Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.            

c. Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems. 

d. Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit  the way in which we can use it. 

e. Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data. 

f. Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our  legitimate interests. 

20. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the  processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact  us via this email address:

21. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us,  you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is  the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website  at

22. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if  your Data changes during the period for which we hold it. 

Links to other websites 

23. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not  extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them. 



24. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Bechdel Theatre uses  Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website. Bechdel Theatre has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at  all times. 


25. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law. 


26. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar  requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you  are enabling Bechdel Theatre to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not  function fully or as intended.


27. This Website may place the following Cookies:


  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our  website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to  log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make  use of e-billing services.


  • Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and  to see how visitors move around our website when they are  using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for  example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are  looking for easily.


  • Functionality Cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.  This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by  name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice  of language or region),


28. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet  browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in  your internet browser. 


29. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation  settings. 


30. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the  help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about  adjusting your privacy settings. 


31. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. 


32. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may  transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be  affected. 

33. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any  provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent  required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this  privacy policy will not be affected. 

34. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will  be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy. 

35. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All  disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts. 

Changes to this privacy policy 

36. Bechdel Theatre reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary  from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the  Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.


Complaint Procedure

37. If you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Bechdel Theatre has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office



Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Telephone: 0303 123 1113.


Policy Review

Bechdel Theatre is committed to reviewing the policy annually.


Date Reviewed: September 2021

Next Review Date: September 2022



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