This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, what we process, and how we use those details, and how your rights under the relevant legislation are adhered to.
1.1 We are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website.
1.2 We collect data from visitors via website usage statistics (Section 3), an opt-in contact form (Section 4), an opt-in newsletter (Section 5), site registration (Section 6) and/or via cookies (Section 11).
2. Basis for our data processing
3. Data obtained from your usage of our website
3.1 We may process data obtained from your use of our website. Usage data includes information such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, your previously visited website, length of website visit, page views and navigation routes.
We may process this usage data to help us better understand customer preferences and behaviour. We also use the data to monitor website performance.
4. Personal data submitted via our website: enquiry/competition forms
4.1 You may wish to submit an enquiry form or a competition entry on our website and therefore you will need to submit certain personal information such as your name, telephone number and/or email address. We use this data to respond to enquiries and to process competition entries .
5 Personal data submitted via our website: signing up for a newsletter
5.1 You may wish to subscribe to a newsletter and/or receive email alerts. By opting in to our newsletter service you are giving consent for us to send you emailings. When you no longer wish to receive such mailings you should “unsubscribe” using the appropriate link in the newsletter. Alternatively you can contact us using the methods described in Section 15.4 below.
6 Personal data submitted via site registration
6.1 If you register on our website you will submit personal information such as your name and email address. If you create an account (or profile) your information may be processed to allow ease of use and access to our website and services. (For example to speed up completion of personal details on subsequent website visits and/or to allow you to inter-act with others on the website).
7. Security of your personal data
7.1 We will not disclose your details to a third party without your formal consent.
8. Data retention and deletion
8.1 We will only retain your data as long as is required to respond to enquiries, or for the duration of a competition, or in the example of Section 5 (above) as long as you wish to receive communications.
9. Obtaining your personal data
9.1 If you wish to obtain the personal data we hold about you please contact us with evidence of your identity (e.g. original utility bill, photocopy of your passport)
9.2 The information we hold, detailed in Sections 3-6 is subject to data protection law and if you consider that we have infringed this law you should complain to the UK data protection commissioner (ICO) or the appropriate authority in your own EU member state.
10. Amending/deleting your data
10.1 You should notify us of any changes to information supplied via our contact forms and/or newsletter sign-up.
10.2 You should notify us via the appropriate link in any email/newsletter communication that you no longer wish to receive communications from us. If you notify us in this way we will cease to process your data for marketing and related purposes.
11.2 A cookie is a text file that contains a string of numbers and letters that is sent from the website server to the browser and stored by the browser. If the cookie is persistent it will remain valid until a pre-designated expiry date. If the cookie is a session cookie it will expire when the user closes their browser.
(a) authentication and security – if you are returning to our website (eg facilitating log-ins)
13. Cookies used by third parties
14. How to delete cookies
14.1 You can find out about blocking and deleting cookies via the following links (for the most popular browsers). Please note that blocking and/or deleting cookies may affect our website performance and usability. This will be outlined further when accessing these links.
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
15. Our company details
15.1 This website is owned and operated by
The Music Index
Cheshire CH64 0TD
15.2 You can contact us:
(a) using our website contact form
(b) by post at the address given at 15.1 above.
16. Data protection contact
16.1 Our Data Protection contact is Christine Adamson
17.1 This policy may be amended occasionally and any changes will be updated/announced via our website.
Reviewed 31 July 2021