Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how MYCO uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website. MYCO is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. MYCO may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from December 2017.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

If you wish to apply for an audition with MYCO, we will collect the following personal data: parent or guardian’s name; contact and address details; relationship to the student; emergency contact numbers; name, age, gender, date of birth, school and contact number of student; and any medical conditions the student has. If the applicant is over 16 years of age, please ensure that you have their permission to share these details with us.
MYCO will from time to time take photographs and film footage of students during rehearsals for use in MYCO marketing and publicity material (both online and offline). If you do not wish for your child to be photographed/filmed please let the Chair of MYCO know in writing.
Other information that we collect may include the following:
Anonymous website analysis statistics (e.g. traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data);
Information provided when you fill in forms on this website (e.g. registering for newsletters or updates and applying to audition);
Information provided when you complete surveys used for research purposes;
A record of any correspondence should you contact us;
If you do not wish to receive e-bulletins, please contact marketing@myco.org.uk to unsubscribe at any time.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER?

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping;
To meet legal, regulatory and compliance requirements including the administration of MYCO’s statutory obligations relating to children;
To deal with enquiries;
To communicate with you
To send you regular e-bulletins about rehearsals and other MYCO administrative business
Where requested, the direct marketing of MYCO products and services;
To conduct market research.

ONLINE PAYMENTS

Online payments made to MYCO are processed securely by PayPal or HSBC and the information you provide is communicated in a strongly-encrypted format between PayPal or HSBC and your bank or credit card company. MYCO does not directly collect, process or store financial information.

SECURITY

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information, which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. Please contact info@myco.org.uk
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.