Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Dorset Visual Arts takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This policy explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you via (referred to below as the “Site”). Please read this privacy policy carefully. By using the Site and any services we offer via the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy in respect of the information collected about you via this Site.

1.2 If you have any queries about the policy, please get in touch with us using the contact details set out at and we will do our best to answer your questions.

2. Personal information collected

2.1 We will collect the following personal information from you:

2.1.1 name

2.1.2 e-mail address

2.1.3 telephone number

2.1.4 address

2.2 Although it is not compulsory to give us this information, if you do not then we may not be able to provide you with the full range of services the Site has to offer, such as renewal information, you can choose which elements to make visible on the website, other than your email address which has to be present.

3. Use of this information

3.1 We will use this information in order to:

3.1.1 verify your identity;

3.1.2 send you information about Dorset Visual Arts and the monthly Enews (you can tell us to stop doing this at any time by sending an e-mail to [email protected])

4. Sharing this information

4.1 We will not share your details with third parties

5. Information automatically collected from your computer

5.1 Log files/IP addresses: When you visit the Site our web server automatically records your IP address.

5.2 We may also gather other non-personal information (from which we cannot identify you) such as the type of your internet browser which we use to provide you with a more effective service.

5.3 For users of the password protected areas we may gather information that you have volunteered via the content management system.

6. Cookies

6.1 When you visit the Site we may store some information (commonly known as a “cookie”) on your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Passwords and credit card numbers are not stored in cookies. A cookie helps you get the best out of the Site and helps us to provide you with a more customised service. We use cookies for the following purposes:

6.1.1 We use cookies so that you will not have to re-enter your details each time you visit the Site

6.2 You can block or erase cookies from your computer if you want to (your browser’s help screen or manual should tell you how to do this), but certain parts of the Site are reliant on the use of cookies to operate correctly and may not work correctly if you set your browser not to accept cookies.

7. Changes to your details

We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change the details you have supplied us with you are able to do this by accessing your membership page. If you cannot for any reason please contact us as set out below.

8. Security

We have implemented technology and policies to safeguard your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use.

9. Linking to third party websites

9.1 We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our Site and recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

9.2 In addition, if you linked to this Site from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions

10. Contact us

If at any time you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with any enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by sending an e-mail to us at [email protected] or write to us at Dorset Visual Arts, The Little Keep, Barrack Road, Dorchester DT1 1SQ

Dorset Visual Arts registered charity no: 1113249

Dorset Visual Arts (Promotions) Limited is Registered in England No. 05532619

Registered Office: The Little Keep, Barrack Road, Dorchester DT1 1SQ

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