Privacy Policy

Lyth Arts Centre Privacy Notice


Lyth Arts Centre (LAC) is a Scottish Registered Charity SC047359, registered address Lyth Arts Centre, Lyth, Wick, Caithness, KW1 4UD. This Privacy Notice sets out the way we process your personal information.


What this Notice covers


Lyth Arts Centre is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

This Privacy Notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data protection legislation.


It applies to all patrons of Lyth Arts Centre, website users, current and former employees, workers and contractors as well as users of the public Wi-Fi.


Identity of the data controller


The CDLT is a ‘data controller’. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. We are required under data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.


This notice does not form part of any contract to provide services. We may update this notice at any time.


It is important that you read this notice, together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information.


Categories of personal data we process


  • Friends of LAC memberships – we collect and store personal contact details such as name, title, phone number, address and email address.
  • e-newsletter subscriptions – we collect and store email addresses in a third-party database. Our distribution lists are used solely for the sending of our e-newsletter and are not sold to a third party. Mailchimp store our e-newsletter details; their privacy policy can be seen here.
  • Employment applications – Lyth Arts Centre stores employment applications, if unsuccessful, for one year. Job applicant information if successful will be held for the duration of employment plus one year.
  • Visitors to our website – please see our separate Cookies Policy and be aware that our website is hosted by a third party.
  • Website enquiries – we retain enquiries made through our website on our email system
  • Accommodation booking – we use a third party to manage our booking system. This is password protected software with limited access.


Who has access to your data


We may share your personal information with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary to administer the working relationship with you or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.


Security of your data


We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know, such as password protected documents and files.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.


How we decide how long to retain your data


We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.


To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.


Lapsed membership data will be held for six years for accounting purposes.


Job applicant information, if unsuccessful, will be held for one year. Job applicant information if successful will be held for the duration of employment plus one year.


Donor and memorial information will be held for six years for accounting purposes, at which time they are reviewed.


E-newsletter subscriber information will be held for one-month post request for deletion.


Marketing preferences


There are some communications which are essential to the operation of the Lyth Arts Centre, for example the e-newsletters, Friends of LAC scheme, and invitations to special events. These operate through prior consent, for example where you have given us your email or postal address.

Transitional data such as payments will also be sent without your consent to ensure you have receipts.


The LAC newsletter is an opt-in process, whereby you opt in twice to receive this communication.


Your rights


You have the right to:

  • Request access to, and a copy of, your personal information.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you.
  • Request erasure of your personal information.
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.


If you believe we have not complied with your rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.


How to find out more about privacy and GDPR


You can find additional information on The Information Commissioners Office website.


Changes to this Privacy Notice


Lyth Arts Centre reserves the right to update this privacy notice at any time. When we do, we will update this webpage with the date of the update. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.


Lyth Arts Centre, 7 February 2019