Data Protection Policy – May 2018


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and supersedes the Data Protection Act 1998.

The GDPR expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal information is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.


Lichfield Festival of Music takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting your personal information. This policy explains how we collect and use the information you give us.

How we collect your personal information

We collect information from your application forms submitted for participation in the Lichfield Festival of Music and other communications relating to the event (i.e. telephone calls and email correspondence).

The only information we hold about you is the information you have given us.

How we will use your personal information

We use your personal information to maintain a mailing list for the purpose of staging the festival. The application form asks you to acknowledge and consent to our keeping a mailing list for this purpose.

We do not use your personal information for any other purpose and we do not share it with any other organisation or individual. 

How we keep your data safe and who has access to it

All personal information relating to participants of the festival is held by the Secretary of the Lichfield Festival of Music and no one else has access to it.

How we keep your information up to date

Where possible we will keep your information up to date and would appreciate it if you are able to let us know when / if your contact details change. You can also request that your data be removed from the mailing list at any time.

To do either, contact David Barton, Secretary of the Lichfield Festival of Music.

Children’s data

Application forms submitted on behalf of young persons under the age of 16 will need to be signed and authorised by a parent or legal guardian. The application form has been revised to reflect this.

What categories of personal information we hold

All information held will be relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the organisation of the festival.

We may collect the following personal information:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth (if aged under 16)
  • Your contact details (This may include your full address, email address and / or telephone number)

How long we keep your personal information

We only keep your personal information for as long as is necessary for the mailing list. Currently we keep the information for a maximum of five years.

Responsibility for the protection of your personal information

The nominated Data Protection Officer is Rev. Roger Cresswell, Chair of the LFM Committee, who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all of the above.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

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