MED understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.mednyc.org, and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|“Account”||means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of this site;|
|“Cookie”||means a small text file placed on your computer or device by this site when you visit certain parts of our site and/or when you use certain features of our site. Details of the Cookies used by our site are set out in Part 14, below; and|
|“Cookie Law”||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;|
2. Information About Us
This site is owned and operated by MED, a trading name of Mednesia Limited, registered in England under company number 08300000. Registered Office Address: Unit 11, Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6HA. Email – [email protected].
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. What Is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
5. What Are My Rights?
Under the Data Protection Legislation, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 15.
It is important that your personal data is kept accurate and up-to-date. If any of the personal data we hold about you changes, please keep us informed as long as we have that data.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We would welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns ourselves, however, so please contact us first, using the details in Part 15.
6. What Data Do You Collect and How?
|Data Collected||How We Collect the Data|
|Identity Information including – name, title, date of birth, gender||Website form, event registration, by email or telephone|
|Contact information including – address, email address, telephone number||Website form, event registration, by email or telephone|
|Business information including – business name, job title, profession||Website form, event registration, by email or telephone|
|Profile information including – preferences, interests, events attended||Website form, event registration, by email or telephone|
|Technical information including – IP address, browser type and version, operating system||Website visits, web form, event registration, cookies (see below)|
7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the Data Protection Legislation, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. The following table describes how we use your personal data, and our lawful bases for doing so:
|What [We] OR [I] Do||What Data We Use||Our Lawful Basis|
|Registering you on our site||Identity, contact, business, profile and technical information||Managing your registration for events, or requests for further information, or in communications with us.|
|Providing and managing your account||Identity, contact, business, profile and technical information||Managing your registration for events, or requests for further information, or in communications with us.|
|Personalising and tailoring your experience on our site||Identity, contact, business, profile and technical information and cookies (see below)||Managing your registration for events, or requests for further information, or in communications with us. Ensuring a personalised and relevant experience.|
|Communicating with you.||Identity, contact, business, profile and technical information||Managing your registration for events, or requests for further information, or in communications with us. Ensuring a personalised and relevant experience.|
|Supplying you with information by email that you have opted-in-to (you may opt-out at any time by contacting us via the details in section 15.||Identity, contact, business, profile and technical information||Managing your registration for events, or requests for further information, or in communications with us. Ensuring a personalised and relevant experience.|
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email and telephone and text message and post with information, news, and offers on our events, products and services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out. We will always obtain your express opt-in consent before sharing your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes and you will be able to opt-out at any time.
We will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected unless we reasonably believe that another purpose is compatible with that or those original purpose(s) and need to use your personal data for that purpose. If we do use your personal data in this way and you wish to explain how the new purpose is compatible with the original, please contact us using the details in Part 15.
If we need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to, or incompatible with, the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, we will inform you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
In some circumstances, where permitted or required by law, we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent. This will only be done within the bounds of the Data Protection Legislation and your legal rights
8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
|Type of Data||How Long We Keep It|
|Identity Information including – name, title, date of birth, gender||Whilst you remaining registered on our website or email to participate in festivals|
|Contact information including – address, email address, telephone number||Whilst you remaining registered on our website or email to participate in festivals|
|Business information including – business name, job title, profession.||Whilst you remaining registered on our website or email to participate in festivals|
|Profile information including – preferences, interests, events attended||Whilst you remaining registered on our website or email to participate in festivals|
|Technical information including – IP address, browser type and version, operating system||Whilst you remaining registered on our website or email to participate in festivals or until cookies as detailed on this page expire|
9. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
Due to the global nature of MED we may store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the UK and/or the EEA. This means that we will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Legislation.
We may share your data with external third parties, as detailed below in Part 10, that are based outside of the EEA. We will only transfer your personal data to third countries whose levels of data protection are deemed ‘adequate’ by the European Commission. More information is available from the European Commission.
Where we transfer your data to a third party based in the US, the data may be protected if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield. This requires that third party to provide data protection to standards similar to those in Europe. More information is available from the European Commission.
Please contact us using the details below in Part 15 for further information about the particular data protection mechanisms used by us when transferring your personal data to a third country.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:
10. Do You Share My Personal Data?
We may share your personal data with other organisations as part of MED. We may also sometimes have partnerships or contract with the following third parties to run events, certain services or products.
|Recipient||Activity Carried Out||Sector||Location|
|Third part organisations who may host, run or provide services as part of a festival (acting as a data processor)||Host, run or provide services as part of a festival||Examples may be museums, academic organisations, healthcare organisations or event organisers||The country where the festival is taking place.|
If any of your personal data is shared with a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 9.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
11. How Can I Control My Personal Data?
12. Can I Withhold Information?
You may access our site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.]
13. How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 15. To make this as easy as possible for you, a Subject Access Request Form is available for you to use. You do not have to use this form, but it is the easiest way to tell us everything we need to know to respond to your request as quickly as possible.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 28 days. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
15. How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following email address – [email protected]
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.