Diggle Band Contest

Our website address is: https://digglebandcontest.co.uk.

This notice explains what information we collect, when we collect it and how we use this. During the course of our activities, we will process personal data (which may be held on paper, or electronically) about you and we recognise the need to treat it in an appropriate and lawful manner. The purpose of this notice is to make you aware of how we will handle your information.

Who are we?

The Committee of Diggle Band Contest(known hereafter as ‘The Contest’), takes the issue of security and data protection very seriously and strictly adheres to guidelines published in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 which is applicable from the 25th May 2018, together with any domestic laws subsequently enacted.

Brian Cliffe is the Data Controller of any personal data that you provide to the Committee.

Any questions relating to this notice and our privacy practices should be sent to mail@digglebandcontest.co.uk

How we collect information from you and what information we collect

We collect information about you:

From your registration to take part in the Contest
Because you have disclosed it on your website or business card, or we have had contact with you in the past regarding advertisements or sale of goods
We collect the following information about you:
Contact Name. e-mail address, telephone number and postal address

Why we need this information about you and how it will be used

We need your information and will use your information:
in order to contact you about the running of The Diggle Band Contest

Occasionally to pass on information that is relevant to the other contests in Saddleworth

To contact you about advertising or providing goods and services to our Contest

Sharing of Your Information

The information you provide to us will be treated by us as confidential. It will be made available to Contest officials for their use in contacting you.
The information you provide may be shared with other Contest Officials in the Saddleworth Whit Friday Contests.
Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us.

Transfers outside the UK and Europe

Your information will only be stored within the UK and EEA


When you give us information, we take steps to make sure that your personal information is kept secure and safe.

  •  Electronic data is kept on a password protected hard drive. Contact details will be kept on Google Documents, with edit permissions only with the Data Controller. Other Committee members will have read only access to this information.
  • Paper documents will be disposed of according to our Retention Policy.
How long will we keep your information?
  • We will review our data every year, and will only hold your personal data for as long as you are participating in the Contest, and for one year following this.
  • We will confirm contact details annually Your Rights
    You have the right at any time to:
  • ask for a copy of the information about you held by The Contest in our records;
  • require The Contest to correct any inaccuracies in your information; and make a request to The Contest to delete what personal data of yours we hold
  • If you would like to exercise any of your rights above please contact The Contest at mail@digglebandcontest.co.uk You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office in relation to our use of your information. The Information Commissioner’s contact details are noted below:


Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House, Water Lane Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Email: casework@ico.org.uk


Information Commissioner’s Office 2nd floor, Churchill House Churchill way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH Telephone: 029 2067 8400

Email: wales@ico.org.uk


The Information Commissioner’s Office – Scotland
45 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7HL Telephone: 0131 244 9001

Email: Scotland@ico.org.uk

Northern Ireland:

Information Commissioner’s Office 3rd Floor, 14 Cromac Place Belfast, BT7 2JB
Telephone: 028 9027 8757


2. 20 February 2019. For review February 2020

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

1. 20 February 2019. For review February 2020