Privacy Policy

Updated June 2021

Crescent Arts is committed to protecting your privacy.
This policy explains how Crescent Arts uses the personal information in collects. This policy may be updated regularly.
By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.
If you have any questions about this policy or our privacy practices you can email us at , or write to us at:

Crescent Arts,
Woodend Create Workspace,
The Crescent,
YO11 2PW.
Crescent Arts

Founded in 1979 by and for visual artists in Scarborough, Crescent Arts is reimagining a vibrant creative hub rooted in Scarborough; responding to the need for equity and social justice by nurturing diverse artistic talent, connecting people to art and artists, and making contemporary visual arts publicly accessible. We are a registered charity, number 513099

What data do we collect, and why?
We collect and use a number of different types of data, some of which is personally identifiable and some which isn’t.

Statistical data
Arts collects information from all website visitors using statistics tools. This information includes (but is not limited to) the date and time of visit, browser name and version, IP address, and referring website. This information is used for evaluating and further developing the website for our digital audiences. No personal data is collected via statistics tools.

Mailing List
When you sign up to our online mailing list, we ask you to enter personal data in the form of your name, email address and, optionally, your postcode. Your email address is collected so we can send you updates about our work, and your postcode is used to identify the general location of our audiences, firstly to help us decide where to programme future work and secondly for reporting to our funder, Arts Council England, on the overall development of our audiences. The information we share with Arts Council England is not personally identifiable as we only supply them with the outbound code (eg. YO8, DL6). We ask for your consent when joining our mailing list and this forms the lawful basis for us for us holding the data.

Contacting Us
When you get in touch with us through email the information is emailed to us directly and not stored after we have responded to you and your query is satisfied.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to inform us about our digital audience demographics, including: the age and gender of our users, along with the interests they express through their online travel and purchasing activities. We will use the data provided by Google Analytics to develop our website and content around our users’ interests. The data is provided in aggregate and is not personally identifiable to us.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics using their add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics and you can see Google’s privacy policy here.

Storing data
All data is stored securely on a locked server, with regulated and limited access using SSH Keys and IP restriction, the database is password protected. The data collected is used exclusively by Crescent Arts in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Crescent Arts does not rent, sell or otherwise share information about our contacts with any other business, organisation or individual. The only exception to this is where we are legally obliged to do so to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

How long will me details stay on the mailing list?
Crescent Arts will regularly review our mailing list and refresh it by asking anyone that doesn’t open an email from us for twenty-four consecutive months to acknowledge their wish to keep receiving emails, or otherwise.

How can I stop Crescent Arts sending me emails?
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to withdraw your consent to us holding your personal data. Should you choose to do this we are obliged to act on your request as soon as possible and at least within one month. Every email we send you will have an unsubscribe option at the bottom and additionally you can send us an email at any time to

What are my rights?
Under the GDPR, anyone whose personal data is stored by Crescent Arts has a set of rights relating to it:
– The right to be informed
– The right of access
– The right to rectification
– The right to erase
– The right to restrict processing
– The right to data portability
– The right to object
– Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

If you would like to exercise one or more of the rights in relation to the data we hold about you please let us know in writing and we will be happy to help.

For information on what these rights mean please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website  by following this link:

Can I complain about how you are using my personal data?

If you think we are handling your data incorrectly we would ask you to approach us in the first instance and we will do everything possible to rectify the situation. If you are not happy with our response you have a right to contact the supervisory authority, in this case the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can lodge a complaint through their website and in turn, they will deal with it.