Privacy Policy

Who we are

Swanage Folk Festival is a voluntary association who organise and run a festival each year. Our aim is to preserve and advance public education in the appreciation of English & Multicultural folk dance, song and music, by means of concerts, dances, classes, demonstrations and other like methods, in the town of Swanage, Dorset.

Our privacy principles

We know your privacy is very important to you. We will look after any personal information you share with us.

We want everyone who supports us to feel confident about how their personal information will be looked after and used. You can be confident that we:

  • only use your personal information to give you information about the Festival. We may use your contact details to send you news, information and opportunities in relation to the Swanage Folk Festival.
  • will make it easy for you to tell us how you want us to communicate with you, including how to opt out from future communications, and we promise your request will respected straight away.
  • will never share your personal information with anyone else or any other organisations.
  • take all reasonable care to safeguard your personal information through security policies and secure business processes.
  • will always provide easy ways for you to contact us.

How we collect personal information about you

We may collect personal information from you when you interact with Swanage Folk Festival. This can happen in a number of ways, for example if you:

  • enquire about, or purchase a ticket to, one of our events
  • apply for a volunteering opportunity
  • are an artist or trader taking part in the Festival.

What information do we collect?

The personal information we collect might include your contact details – name, email address, postal address, and telephone number, as well as information you provide in any correspondence between us. If you contact us about volunteering we will also collect details about your preferences for work opportunities.

We do not store your credit/debit card details when make a purchase or donation, neither can we access your account details. When you buy from us any debit or credit card details are passed securely to our payment processing partner, according to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards.

How do we use personal information?

We will only use your personal information to update you on news and opportunities relating to the Swanage Folk Festival.

Your choices

We’d like to keep our all valued supporters up to date with developments at Swanage Folk Festival. So, to update you on what we’re doing and ask whether you’d be able to support us, we’d like to keep in touch with you by email.

Your Information Security

We take the security of your personal information seriously.

We’ve implemented appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information we have under our control, both on and off-line, from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss.

We only keep your data as long as is reasonable and necessary, which may be to fulfil statutory obligations.

Your personal information is kept securely in our databases and festival files.

Any debit or credit card details which we receive on our website are passed securely to our payment processing partner, according to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards.

How to update or access your personal information

You may ask us at any time to update your details, correct or remove information you think is inaccurate by email to