Privacy Policy

The Sampler Privacy Policy

The Sampler and Sound and Music is committed to protecting your personal information. We want our services to be safe and enjoyable environments for everyone. This page answers some important questions about how we can collect, use and protect your personal details.

When you interact with The Sampler we sometimes receive personal information about you.

For example, if you write to us or sign up to a newsletter, you might tell us who you are, how we can contact you, where you live and what you think of us.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:-

  • Information that we provide by filling in forms on our site at www.thesampler.org This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material and requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of your visits to our site including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, web logs and other communication data.

How we use your information

You authorise us to use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To the extent reasonably necessary to provide the services which are available through the website by us or our partners.
    To enable us to review, develop and improve our services and provide you and other users with relevant information about our services (eg through a newsletter or a news alert).
    To personalise the way The Sampler and Sound and Music content is presented to you (eg if you tell us your post code we may use this information to customise your view of the  events relevant to your region.)

Your data protection choices

You can manage all your subscription options including your email notification preferences easily within your account. For example, should you wish, you can opt in or out of receiving direct marketing from us at any stage by deselecting the relevant box on your options page and saving the changes.

You can find out more about how to manage your profile options here in our FaQ’s

We won’t disclose your personal information to third parties for advertising or marketing purposes unless you specifically agree.

Security

We have security measures in place to ensure as far as is reasonably possible that your personal information is protected and kept confidential.  However, by submitting your personal information to us, you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of your personal information as it may be compromised by unauthorised access, hardware or software failure or other relevant factors.  If you would like to find out more about our security measures, please drop us a line at: info@thesampler.org 

Cookies

We use cookies for collecting user information from the website to allow us to assess the level of use of the website at any time and use in generating website statistics to enable us to review and develop our services.
We may collect or store users’ Internet Protocol addresses , which are automatically recognised by the webserver , and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser  used.  Such information is only used where we use cookies and for system administration of the website and to compile statistics which we use to review use of the website. See all definitions of the above terminology below.

Acknowledgement

By using this website you acknowledge that you have read the terms of this privacy policy and that you consent to the collection of information from you and use of such information as described in this policy.

Definitions

Cookies –  are information files created when you visit a site and contain a unique, anonymous number.  They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive and do not expire at the end of your session.

A Browser – is a program used to search for and display web pages;

An Internet Protocol address –  is a technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices;

A Webserver –  delivers web pages to a computer, in response to a request from a Browser.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Contact Us 

Please address requests and questions about this or any other question about this Privacy Policy to:

The Data Protection Officer

Sound and Music 
Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA

www.soundandmusic.org 
info@soundandmusc.org

The Organisation for New Music and Sound
(trading as Sound and Music)
A company limited by guarantee registered in England under number 6581022
Registered office: 3rd Floor South Wing Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Last updated – October 2016