Privacy Policy


Introduction

This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with our website or visit The Hearth. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.

We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with us.

Explaining the legal basis

The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons for which a business may collect and process your personal data, including:

Consent

The Hearth collects and processes your data with your consent when you sign up to our Newsletter. This happens when you subscribe to our email newsletters using either the online forms or a paper form off-line when visiting The Hearth.  We only need your name and email address in order to send you news by email. This is processed by Mailchimp email service provider and also by Site123 who host our website. We don’t pass your details to any other business or organisation.

You can withdraw your consent at any time using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send you.

Contractual obligations
We need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations when you  pay for a concert ticket or for a class online.  We work with Paypal for your online payments. These are stored securely by them.

Legal compliance
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data.

For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting our business to law enforcement .

Legitimate interest
In specific situations, we may require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.

If you have purchased a product, such as a concert ticket,  from us in the past, we may contact you to ask permission to add your name and email address to our list for the purpose of sending marketing messages in the future. You will always have the option to unsubscribe (as above)

How I use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve my website.  We use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

 

An overview of your different rights

You have the right to request:

·        Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge.

·        The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.

·        That your data be deleted from our records when there are no further contractual or legal obligations.

·        That  we stop using your personal data for direct marketing

·        That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.

We hope this makes clear how we use your data. We have made every effort to comply with current data laws.