Our beliefs

User privacy and data protection are human rights
We have a duty of care to the people within our data
Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
We hate spam as much as you do!
We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information

Relevant Legislation

This website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

What Data We Save, and Why We Save Data

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site Visitation Tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this.

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides.

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

Contact Forms

Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or Submit Your Event, the data that you supply will be not stored on this website – it will be saved in MailChimp’s database and within Gmail mailservers. Please not, full event details are not stored on Mailchimp. Only on the Gmail emai server.

Email newsletter

If you email us, or choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. The name and email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.

Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.

While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately one per month) newsletter-style emails from us.

Google Adsense

This site is monotised and uses Google Adsense . Personalised ads reach users based on their interests, demographics and other criteria.


Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

Data Controller

The data controller of this website is:

Victoria Finch, The Old Vicarage Cottage, Wall Street, Wigan, WN6 7NB .you can contact her on victoria@digitalfinch.co.uk


Access Your Data

If you would like to access your data, simply email on victoria@digitalfinch.co.uk and request to see the data, or for it to be deleted.

If you receive newsletter emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email or by sending an email to the address above.