Privacy Policy

The Bright Foundation is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We will never pass your details on to any third party without asking for your permission unless we are required to do so by law.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected].

Who are we?
The Bright Foundation (registered charity no. 1179452) is an arts education charity founded by Academy Award winning costume designer John Bright, providing creative learning to children and young people from two venues in and around Hastings.  Our registered office is 2 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AE.

How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example
- when you contact us via our contact form to find out more about The Bright Foundation
- when you sign up to our newsletter
- when a school contacts us about booking a workshop
- when you book an event
- when you make a donation
- when you sign up to be one of our Partners
- when you apply to volunteer with us
- when you apply to work with us either as a provider of a workshop or as a member of staff
- when you enquire about hiring one of our venues

When you contact us we collect the following personal information:

  • Name
  • Role (if from a school enquiring about a workshop)
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Any other information you choose to provide

If you choose not to sign up for our newsletter via ticking the opt-in box, your information will be used for the sole purpose of responding to your enquiry.

For further information or to withdraw your consent for us to store your personal information please contact us.

Social media
Should you contact us through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linked In, this is governed by their respective privacy policies.

If you make a donation online, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by a third-party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third-party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact them directly.

How we keep data safe and secure

We always seek to hold your data securely. Whether capturing, storing, analysing, updating, sharing, transferring, or deleting your data or using it to contact you, we have stringent security measures in place.

All our online data collection tools such as our website for registering interest in projects, Eventbrite for ticket sales, Mailchimp for email list sign-up, CAF for donations or emails for receiving other forms of data, are password protected with access limited to The Bright Foundation staff who need it to do their job.

We have data transfer and security agreements in place with all our data processing services and project partners.

Your personal data is held on The Bright Foundation’s secure online servers.  We hold contact and demographic details and a record of your interactions with us such as workshop participation, donations, and employment. Where possible we aim to keep a single record for each customer. Any data temporarily held on our secure server is password protected.

Your choices
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: [email protected]

How you can access and update your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: [email protected] 

Use of ‘cookies’
Like many other websites, the website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

18 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 18 or under. If you are aged 18 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Use of the Website
Unless otherwise stated, we own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights in The Bright Foundation website and its contents.  You may view, download, store or print content from our website for personal or non-commercial academic use, without alteration and with attribution.  You may not otherwise copy, redistribute, publish, or sell any material or content from the website without prior consent.

In accordance with our Child Protection Policy, any photos of young people on our website are subject to permissions and must not be copied, distributed or published without express written consent.

Although we make every reasonable effort to ensure that information provided on this website is accurate, no responsibility can be taken for any error or omission.  The Bright Foundation reserves the right at its sole discretion to discontinue or amend any aspect of this website at any time.

Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. 

Barn Theatre & Museum
Rodgers Farm
Stonestile Lane
East Sussex
TN35 4PH


Registered address:
2 London Road
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN37 6AE


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