We are committed to protecting your privacy and do everything we can to keep your information secure and use it only for the purposes you intend, whilst providing you with a personalised, valuable service maintaining the trust and confidence of our audiences.
1. Privacy commitment
2. Personal Information
2.1 The details which you provide about yourself and any information which identifies you such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, country of residence and credit and debit card details (“Personal Information”) will only be retained by us if you provide this information when using one of the services available on our website, such as posting a message, subscribing to one of our email lists or when purchasing tickets. Personal Information will be held on our system and used for operational purposes such as the processing of bookings and orders in connection with our on-line ticket and book ordering services and for mailing list subscriptions. In order to process a transaction, your Personal Information and card details may be passed to third party service providers. Card details will only be used for the purpose of handling an individual transaction.
The Personal Information you supply when you join one of our e-mail lists will be used by the Hackney Empire to keep you up-to-date with events and activities organised by the Hackney Empire. When purchasing tickets you are given the opportunity to opt in to receiving news and information from the Hackney Empire and its co-producers, visiting companies and other arts organisations. When joining one of our e-mail lists you are given the opportunity to opt in to receiving information from other arts organisations and our sponsors. The Hackney Empire will only pass on your Personal Information for marketing purposes if the relevant box has been ticked.
2.2 If you would like to revise the information provided to us at any time, or feel what we currently have on record is incorrect, you may update the information by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to Box Office at Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ
2.3 We may from time to time ask you for further information in order to update our records or for particular purposes. We will always tell you how we will use any further information received from you.
2.4 You have the right to obtain from us an electronic or paper copy of all Personal Information concerning yourself by e-mailing email@example.com or writing to Box Office at Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ. If you decide not to use our services any further and notify us either in writing or by email as mentioned above, we shall destroy any retained Personal Information.
3. Log files
3.1 Every time someone visits our web site a log file is generated on our computer.
3.2 The log file records the time and date of your visit, the files that were requested, your IP (Internet Protocol) address, the referrer URL (if provided) and the browser version. We collect this information to help us diagnose problems and administer our systems and to audit the geographical make-up of users and how they have arrived at our site; that is, from what other sites have visitors arrived – this information being obtained from the referrer URL.
3.3 We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that you remain anonymous even though we include your IP address in our aggregate information. However, we can and will attempt to use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our terms and conditions, or to protect our services and other users.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They make it possible for us to provide our online ticketing service and track visitor statistics, such as returning visitors.
This website uses the following non-essential cookies:
Google Analytics cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, so we don’t know who is using our site. We use the information on how people use our website to compile reports and to help us improve the site. You can go to http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html to find out more about Google Analytics cookies and how to opt-out of them. Email and web tracking cookies used by the Hackney Empire.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors who have subscribed to our email lists are using the website. This data is not anonymised and we use the information to help improve our email communications and target specifically-tailored messages for our email subscribers. You can review and change your settings using the link just below.
Cookies used by Twitter and Facebook
These cookies provide information on visitors to Twitter and Facebook, check whether users are logged in to either platform and sets application cookies for Twitter and Facebook.
Review and change your settings here
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Please note that we are not responsible for information available on these websites.
5. Use and disclosure of Personal Information
5.1 If you contact us we reserve the right to keep a record of that correspondence and incorporate the information it contains into our database
5.2 If we are required by law or requested by the police or a regulatory or government authority investigating potentially illegal activities to provide information concerning your activities whilst using the network we shall do so. We may also disclose Personal Information to appropriate third parties to assist in anti-fraud checks and investigations.
Other artistic organisations
5.3 Many of the events at the Hackney Empire are presented or are in partnership with other organisations such as the English Touring Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company and other artistic organisations and promoters. If you select ‘Keep me up to date with news from the artists, companies or producers whose events I’ve booked, we will tell the relevant organisations that you would like to hear from them, and we will let them know about your booking. This means that we will give them your name and contact details and that they may contact you again to re-affirm your consent to receive communications directly from them. We will not share sensitive information or your payment details.
6. How we protect information
6.1 We take every precaution to protect your information. To this end all Personal Information stored by us is kept on servers in a secure environment. Save as agreed by you for marketing purposes, only employees and approved contractors/developers we may appoint from time to time, and who need the information to perform a specific job, are granted access to personally identifiable information.
6.2 Regular security reviews are held by us to ensure that the site remains safe and secure for your protection.
7. Surveys and Promotions
From time to time we conduct surveys and promotions and may request information from you as part of these. Participation in these is entirely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose any information which might be required. We may also ask you whether you would like to receive promotional emails and mailings from us about our other products or services. Again, you are under no obligation to accept such information.
8. Users Under 18
If you are under 18, please ensure that you obtain your parent/guardian’s consent beforehand whenever you provide Personal Information to the website. Users without such consent are not allowed to provide us with Personal Information.
9. Creative Futures
Where we are working with you individually, or over a sustained period of time, for example in one of our Creative Futures projects, we may need to collect additional information from you including, for example, medical details, educational attainment, details of prior artistic experience and details of any learning difficulties or special access requirement. This information will be used by our project team in order to plan and deliver the very best artistic and educational experiences for you, to keep participants safe throughout their experience with us, and may be passed to emergency services for use should any emergency situation arise.
We will always seek your consent for the above at the time we collecting your information, and, where we need to collect this information in respect of children or young people we will ask parents or guardians to provide the information and consent to its use for the purposes described.