Silent Studios Productions Commitment to Privacy
Silent Studios Productions is a C.I.C company. Owned and managed by two directors.
What data do you hold about me?
We hold the following details for people (clients and potential clients) who have made bookings with us or enquired about making a booking:
Your name, email address, job title and any other information you voluntarily provide to us via our online enquiry forms or emails sent to us.
Your IP address (which is a unique identifier that computers and devices used to identify and communicate with each other) which is automatically recognised by the web server
Records of your interactions with Silent Studios e.g. previous bookings
Records of email exchanges and phone calls
Details of financial transactions
What do you use my data for?
We use your data to provide any services you request from us and also pursue Silent Studios’ legitimate interests in promoting our news and events.
Specific activities include:
To deal with your requests, enquiries and bookings
To contact you for reasons related to your requests, enquiries and job requirements
To advise of Silent Studios’ availability
To send you newsletters with information about Silent Studios
To send you details of special offers and services offered by our company
To notify you about updates to the www.silent-studios.co.uk website
Contacting you to invite you to Silent Studios events
To use your IP address to monitor traffic and gather browsing behaviours of visitors to our websites. We will not use your IP address to identify you personally in any way
Who is responsible for my data?
Silent Studios: https://www.silent-studios.co.uk/cookies-privacy-policy
Silent Studios can be contacted using the following details:
How long will you keep my data for?
We keep details of contracted bookings for seven years for tax and accounting reasons.
We will keep your contact details for three years after the date of your last enquiry in case you want to make a future booking.
We will delete your email address from our e-newsletter mailing list as soon as possible after you unsubscribe from the mailing list. You can do this at any time using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any e-newsletter we send you.
Where will my data be stored?
Your data will be stored on secure servers at the Silent Studios offices in Essex, and securely backed up on secure external servers in Essex.
We also use cloud based services to store and process data about clients. Some of these cloud providers store data in the United States. In these cases the providers are certified under the EU-US privacy shield framework (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome). In addition to this our contracts with these providers include clauses which guarantee that they provide the same safeguards for the data and rights to our members as if the data were stored in the EU. More information about the security measures put in place by these providers is linked to below.
Here is a list of the current cloud based service providers we share your data with:
What data: Name and email address
Purpose: Keeping in touch with clients via email via e-newsletters
Data location: Secure servers in the USA
More info: https://mailchimp.com/about/security/
What data: Any information provided when filling out Silent Studios’ surveys
Purpose: To gather data about client experiences when based at Silent Studios
Data location: Secure servers in the USA
Who will have access to my data?
The Silent Studios’ Sales, Operations and Marketing teams.
Authorised employees of the Silent Studios Productions
Will you pass my data to anyone else?
We will never share your personal information with a third party, unless required to do so by law or for the purposes of crime prevention or detection.
We have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Any personal information you provide to us is stored securely on password and firewall protected servers.
Any newsletter or marketing email which you receive from us will contain an unsubscribe option.
The Internet is not generally a secure medium for communication and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us over the Internet.
If you want to bring in third party suppliers such as caterers we can, if you wish, make an introduction for you. If you have requested that we do this then we will pass your contact details on to suitable carefully selected partners.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. This is a pan-European law which replaces previous national data protection legislation and gives all EU citizens common rights. The full text of the GDPR can be found here: https://gdpr-info.eu/
What rights does GDPR give me?
Full details of your rights are available in the text of the GDPR (see above link) but here is a quick summary of the main provisions which are relevant to the type of data we hold about you:
Access: You have the right to view the data we hold about you and to receive copies of this data in digital format.
Accuracy: If any of the data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete then you can provide the correct or complete data and we must update the data we hold.
Erasure: You can request that we erase all the data we hold about you.
Restriction of processing: In some cases you can ask us to retain your data but not do anything with it.
How do I exercise my GDPR rights?
If you want to exercise any of your rights in relation to data Silent Studios holds about you then please email: email@example.com
Please provide details in your email/letter of what actions you would like us to take. Depending on the nature of the request and whether or not your request comes from the email address we have on file for you, we may need to verify your identity so that we don’t give out information to the wrong person. In most cases it helps if you are able to provide a contact phone number so that we can validate your identify and discuss the request with you.
What if I have a complaint?
If you are concerned about how we manage your data, or how we have handled a request to exercise your rights, then please get in touch with us to discuss it. To do this please send an email detailing your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are still not satisfied with the response you can take your concern to the Information Commissioner’s Office. For details of how to do this please refer to the ICO web site: https://ico.org.uk/
The types of cookies we use and how you can disable them
The information that these cookies provide will help us to improve our site by telling us which pages you find useful and which pages you do not.
We use the following types of cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser. Our website uses a session cookie which is stored in your browser until you close it to ensure connections to our servers are distributed evenly to provide optimal performance. Learn more about session cookies: www.allaboutcookies.org
Analytical cookies – Our website uses Google Analytics cookies (third party cookies) for the following purposes:
a cookie to record the time of your first visit to website, the time of your most recent visit to the website, the time of your current visit and your journey through the website
a cookie to record how long you stayed on the website
a cookie to record how you located our website (i.e. Google search, keyword, link from other page etc.).
We only share the information obtained through the use of Google Analytics with Google. For more information on Google’s use of your information, please visit the Google Privacy and Data Sharing pages. The cookies we use for these purposes do not track your Internet usage after leaving our website and we do not store your personal information. They will also not be used in connection with any other information to identify you in any way. To prevent Google Analytics cookies being set, you may wish to install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On
Can I opt out of cookies?
For information on how to manage cookies on a mobile phone, games console or internet-enabled television, you should refer to the operations manual specific to each device. To opt out of any third-parties using cookies where data about your interaction with our website is collected, please refer to their website for this information.