Last updated: 25/06/20

GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

Archaeology of the Final Decade (‘AOTFD’) appreciates the privacy of our users and has developed this Privacy Policy Statement as a commitment to protecting your privacy in compliance with the requirements of the UK’s Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

AOTFD does not provide User Information to any third party. Please note that these guidelines are subject to updates, which will be posted on this page on the http://www.festivalofartsshirazpersepolis.com (the ‘Site’). These guidelines cover the use of the Site and all AOTFD services. These privacy policy statements (the ‘Privacy Policy’) are intended to describe our services to you, as a user of the Site. We recommend you read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our website and/or our services. By using the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

STATEMENT OF PRACTISE

1. Information we collect about you

1.1 In general, you may visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about you.

1.2 We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site. This information includes,
– domain names;
– operating system in use;
– your IP address;
– your browser type and language;
– the country you are viewing from;
– access times;
– pages on the Site you may visit;
– the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see ‘Cookies’ below).
– the referring website address.

2. Comments

2.1 If visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

2.2 An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

3. Contact forms

3.1 Through subscribing to the mailing list you will be required to provide specific personal information
– your email address

3.2 We would like to use this personal information to send you information and updates about AOTFD’s exhibitions and events, and we must obtain your consent to do so. If you do not wish to receive such information from us, you may unsubscribe from our mailing list via the link at the bottom of our emails.

3.3 We will retain your User information for as long as required to fulfil the purpose for which it was intended. Thereafter, we will delete the User Information.

4. Cookies

4.1 ‘Cookies’ are small files that a website transfers to your computer to allow the Site to remember specific information. When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to the Site and to personalise your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may collect information about your online activity on the Site, such as the pages you visit, the links you click and the searches you conduct on the Site. This is done automatically.

4.2 Most browers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies. While you will still be able to access the Site, certain features may not work as well or may be unavailable to you.

4.3 If you leave a comment on the Site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

5. Embedded content from other websites

5.1 Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

5.2 We are not responsible for the content or privacy practises of other sites; this privacy statement applies only to this Site.

5.3 External websites visited through links may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

6. How long we retain your data

6.1 If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

6.2 For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

7. What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

8. Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

9. How we protect your data

9.1 We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorised access and disclosure. For example, only authorised employees are permitted access to personal information, and they may do so only for permitted operational procedures.

9.2 In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorised persons from gaining access to your personal information.

9.3 We want you to feel confident using the Site. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches or other communications will always remain secure.

9.4 Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure mail.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

10.1 We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services.

10.2 When changes are made to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the ‘Last updated’ date at the top of this page.

10.3 We recommend that you check the Site from time to time to inform yourself of any changes to this, or any other, of our policies.