Privacy policy

We take great care to protect and preserve the privacy of all visitors to our website. This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give to Inspiration, including when you use our website – www.inspirationuk.com.

Inspiration may make changes to this policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check back regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we may collect

  • Any information that you provide to us by filling in the contact form on our website.
  • Any personal details that you provide to us when signing up to join the members’ area.
  • Any personal details that you provide to us when signing up to sing in each concert.
  • Any personal details that you provide to us when signing up to join one of our national/international tours.
  • The personal details that you provide to us when requesting to join one of our choir waiting lists.
    Anonymous aggregate information relating to site usage to evaluate the performance of the website. This does not include any personally identifiable information.

How we store your personal data

We use appropriate technologies to safeguard your data, and have rigorous security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

What we do with the information we gather

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To allow access to website members’ area for current singers with the choir.
  • To distribute information to current singers with the choir.
  • To add a potential new singer to one of our waiting lists.
  • To respond to enquires via our contact form and where appropriate use your enquiry, complaint or comment anonymously in staff training or to improve our services.

How long we keep your personal data

The personal details of all Inspiration singers will be kept securely while they continue to perform with Inspiration and for 12 months after they choose to leave the choir.

The personal details of all Inspiration singers registered with the website members’ area will be retained while they continue to log on. If their account is inactive for 12 months, their account will automatically be deleted.

Contact form submissions are kept for no longer than 12 months, after which they are deleted.

The details of anyone choosing to join one of our waiting lists will be kept until they are offered a place with the choir or until they ask to be removed from the list by emailing info@inspirationuk.com.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for any of the reasons listed above, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at info@inspirationuk.com.

Sharing data

We only share data with our three key partners – Opera North, Sage Gateshead and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – and our current tour supplier, Kipling Tours, all of whom we have a third party agreement in place. Data will only be shared if it is directly relevant to a singer’s participation with the choir. You can read the privacy policy of each of our partners at the following links:

https://www.operanorth.co.uk/privacy-policy

https://www.sagegateshead.com/site/privacy-policy

https://www.bsolive.com/privacypolicy

https://www.kiplingtours.co.uk/privacy

External links

This site contains external links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website. We therefore advise visitors to read the privacy statement of any site they move to, especially those which collect personal information. Inspiration does not accept responsibility, or liability, for the consequential actions of a user choosing to access any third party website listed.

Data Protection Officer

You can contact our data protection officer by emailing info@inspirationuk.com.

Further information about GDPR

For further information about General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) please visit https://ico.org.uk/

Cookies

The Inspiration UK website uses cookies, which is standard practice on most websites. Without them we cannot deliver a high quality online experience. Some cookies collect anonymous information about your visit, which we use for monitoring purposes and to help us with future developments by understanding how our visitors use our website.

By using the Inspiration UK website you consent to cookies being used. If you do not consent you must disable cookies but accept that your visit will be restricted to only browsing the public pages, and certain features will not work correctly.

Cookies set by Inspiration UK

Name: PHPSESSID

Purpose: Known as a session identifier, this allows our server to keep track of you as you navigate through the website so you don’t need to login twice for example. This is a strictly necessary cookie.

Typical content: 32 character string value. Example: ed584b2b3a764e4847319ea20cae10aa

Expires: When you close your browser

Cookies set by third parties

Provider: Google Analytics

Name: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from, and what pages they visited. This is a performance cookie.

More information: Google privacy policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file stored on your computer which contains information that can be used to track your movement between pages on a website. Without them, every page you visit would behave as if it was your first time on the website and not take into consideration any actions on previous pages.
Cookies fall into four categories:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting/Advertising

Inspiration UK uses all except Targeting/Advertising cookies. For more information on the different types of cookies please see: http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/blog/2012/04/02/launch-of-icc-uk-cookie-guide/

Disabling cookies

You can choose to disable cookies in your browser options. Below are instructions on how to do this in the most popular browsers.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Click ‘Tools’ and then ‘Internet Options’ (If you don’t see ‘Tools’, press the ‘Alt’ key on your keyboard and it will show)
  2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  3. Select the appropriate setting

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click ‘Tools’ and then ‘Options’ (If you don’t see ‘Tools’, press the ‘Alt’ key on your keyboard and it will show; on a Mac you need to click ‘Firefox’ and then ‘Preferences’)
  2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  3. Next to ‘Firefox will:’ choose ‘use custom settings for history”’
    Select the appropriate setting

Safari

  1. Click ‘Edit’ and then ‘Preferences’ (If you don’t see ‘Edit’, press the ‘Alt’ key on your keyboard and it will show; on a Mac you need to click ‘Safari’ and then ‘Preferences’)
  2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  3. Select the appropriate setting

Google Chrome

  1. In the address bar type: chrome://chrome/settings/content
  2. Select the appropriate setting
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