This policy covers how Thessaloniki Swing Festival will use personal information that is collected when you register for the festival, join our newsletter, attend the festival, engage with our social media or use the Thessaloniki Swing Festival website. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.

We use this information to keep you informed of our events, operations and activities. We keep your information securely in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘The Act’) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, and do not share your information with anyone else unless legally required to do so. You can ask us to stop contacting you at any time at [email protected]

All personal information (including paper-based or computer records) will be handled in accordance with current legislation as detailed above, and Thessaloniki Swing Festival has procedures and safeguards in place to ensure this. We will only keep your information for as long as we need to for legal and legitimate business purposes, or for as long as you require our services. In order to operate efficiently, Thessaloniki Swing Festival collects and uses personal data about participants, partners and supporters. This information may include but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address, date of birth, phone number, image and likeness as captured in promotional photo and video footage and other background personal information. We collect this information when you register for the festival, and send or receive information.

When you provide us with personal data you consent to the collection and use of this information for purposes outlined herein. We are legally obliged by The Act and GDPR to ensure that we have your consent to use this information and only use it for the purpose for which it was requested, and to ensure that it is kept securely. We may also receive information about you from third parties that we work with, where you have consented to them sending us your information.

When paying for the festival, by bank transfer or cash, the information you give such as your account number and contact information is provided to them so that the transaction can take place. In these instances, we do not receive or retain your details.

We use social media to broadcast messages and updates about the festival and our community. On occasion we may reply to comments or questions you make to us on social media platforms. You may also see adverts from us on social media that are tailored to your interests. Depending on your settings and the privacy policies used by social media and messaging services like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter, we may receive non-personally identifying demographic or analytical information from these services that enables us to better understand the reach and effectiveness of our advertising.

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, we may disclose information about you: (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law; (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and (d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling. Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

If, at any time, you want to verify, update or amend your personal data or preferences please contact us by email at [email protected] If you no longer wish Thessaloniki Swing Festival to keep or use your personal information you can contact us (as above) at any time. Verification, updating, amendment or removal of personal data will take place within 28 days of receipt of your request. The new GDPR give you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the regulations. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with The Act. Our website

If Thessaloniki Swing Festival changes its Privacy Policy, it will post such changes under this section of the website entitled ‘Privacy Policy’. It will be your responsibility to read the latest privacy policy.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to us by contacting us by email at [email protected]

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2. Cookies that help us improve the performance of our sites
We collect anonymous web statistics from our website to help us understand how many people access it, how it is used and whether there have been any technical problems. We use Google Analytics (Universal Analytics)  to do this. They store several cookies on users' computers or mobiles which are used to collect information to analyse which parts of the site are most useful to our visitors. We also use this kind of cookie to track errors and missing files. The information is used only for web analytics and no personal details are stored.
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The name of your internet service provider and the internet protocol (IP) address you are using. This may or may not identify a specific computer.
The date and time you visit our website, and the pages you look at.
The internet address of any websites which have linked you directly to our site.
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Google cookie (PREF): records preferences for various services on Google.