The EU-wide General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May. It's basically a piece of legislation that clarifies previous rules around how organisations like OP collect, process, and use your the personal data of our audiences. There are also some new rules to do with how we communicate with audiences, especially with regards to fundraising.
We've also put together this handy little FAQ, summarising it all.
Are you GDPR compliant?
Who is your data protection officer?
I have received lots of emails from charities and other organisations asking me to give my consent to continue receiving information, but nothing yet from Oxford Playhouse. Why is that?
Because we were largely compliant anyway. The only area where we need to gain people’s consent is around sending emails about our fundraising events and activities. We sent out emails asking people’s consent around this before the law comes into effect on May 25 and it is very possible you will receive an email about this.
So if I say yes to receiving emails about fundraising, what will I receive?
As well as any marketing emails you already receive, you will get occasional emails with information on what we do with the money we receive through donations and also about upcoming fundraising events such as our recent In Conversation with Hugh Grant.
Will I be bombarded with requests to give money?
If I go into my contact preferences and untick all the boxes, does that mean I will never receive any more information from Oxford Playhouse?
What if I want to exercise my “right to be forgotten” like that chap did with Google? Or at least see the information you have on me.
We can show you all the information we have on you, although we do ask for a month to give us time to compile it. If you wish to formally ask to see all the information then please contact Paddy Chatterton or the named DPO. Equally if you want to be forgotten then contact Paddy, but be aware that we can only honour that request on the understanding that you confirm we will never need to use your personal information again, ie. you will never interact with the Playhouse in any way again.
What about Tickets Oxford, doesn’t that involve sharing my information with other organisations?
We hope that should answer any questions you might have. You can always get in contact with us if you any further questions.