Data Privacy Notice

Semiofest Ltd is the ‘data controller’ of your personal data. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. We will always be transparent with you about how we are using your details. This data privacy notice explains how we treat your personal data and your rights. Please read it carefully.

What data we collect

We only collect the necessary minimum of your personal data we need to know to be able to communicate with you about Semiofest – i.e. your name and email. We may also collect the information about your country of residence. This is to keep track of geographical spread of our subscribers. This helps us better serve our global community when planning and promoting annual events and other services.

How do we obtain your data and why we collect it

We only keep contacts of people for who we believe Semiofest is a relevant and useful learning, sharing and networking platform. For instance, you may have participated in one of the past editions of Semiofest, you are part of the Semiotic Thinking Group on LinkedIn, are a personal business contact, or friend/ supporter of Semiofest. We only want to communicate with those who have legitimate interest in Semiofest. If this does not apply to you then please unsubscribe.

How we store your information

We keep our database on MailChimp. MailChimp is certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework. If we ever need to create a backup of the database, it will be encrypted and stored on cloud servers hosted within the EU.

How we use your personal information

We only use your data when communicating with you about Semiofest. You can tell us at any time to stop sending you information and updates using the unsubscribe function at the bottom of every email.

Sharing your personal data

We will never use your data beyond the purpose of keeping you informed about Semiofest. We may need to share your data with a local organising team, so they can get in touch with you about upcoming Semiofest events. They will act on our behalf, but we remain responsible for the confidentiality of your data. Your data will only be used as instructed by us as Data Controllers. We will assign contracts to protect the integrity and privacy of your data.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data and the legislation tells us what we can and cannot do with your data. You can ask us to disclose what information we hold about you. You can ask us to stop sending you emails at any time using the unsubscribe functionality in our emails. You can ask us to stop processing your data at any time using the contact details provided below.

Contacting the Regulator

If you have concerns about how we handle your data, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent authority for the data privacy for individuals. Before you do so, we would appreciate a chance to deal with your concerns directly so please do get in touch with us first.

Changes to the Data Privacy Notice

This version of the Data Privacy Notice is effective 25 May 2018. We may change our Data Privacy Notice from time to time. The revised document will be effective immediately upon posting to our website.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Data Privacy Notice, please contact us using the details below:

Best wishes,
Semiofest Ltd.
The Dock Hub,
Wilbury Villas,
Hove, East Sussex,
United Kingdom

Semiofest Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Company Number 08484444.