Privacy and data protection policy

Faronel is an early music ensemble providing performances, workshops and other kinds of educational or entertainment activities. In order to publicise our events we need to be able to contact several different categories of individuals including audiences (and potential audiences), event organisers, volunteers and other people with an interest in our activities.

For this purpose we need to gather, store and use some information about these individuals.

Faronel takes your privacy seriously. The only personal information we hold about you is your email address, your preferences for contact and, if you provided it, your first and family names. We obtain this information when you fill in an electronic form on our website or a paper form at one of our concerts or other activities. We do not collect any data relating to race, religion, sexuality or ethnicity.

We collect this data so that we can send you occasional emails about forthcoming performances or other events that Faronel or its members are involved in.

We will never sell your information or share it with any third parties except for our emailing service MailChimp which is fully GDPR compliant, or if we are legally required to do so.

We will only retain your data for as long as there is  a valid need to retain it. If you have any questions about the security of your personal data you can contact our Data Protection Officer

You have a number of rights relating to the information that we hold about you:

Right to be informed: whenever Faronel collects data it will provide a clear and specific privacy statement explaining why it is being collected and how it will be used.

Right of access: individuals can request to see the data Faronel holds on them and confirmation of how it is being used. Requests should be made in writing to the Data Protection Officer and will be complied with free of charge and within one month. Where requests are complex or numerous this may be extended to two months

Right to rectification: individuals can request that their data be updated where it is inaccurate or incomplete. Any requests for data to be updated will be processed within one month.

Right to object: individuals can object to their data being used for a particular purpose. Faronel will always provide a way for an individual to withdraw consent in all  communications. Where we receive a request to stop using data we will comply unless we have a lawful reason to use the data for legitimate interests or contractual obligation.

Right to erasure: individuals can request for all data held on them to be deleted. Faronel’s data retention policy will ensure data is not held for longer than is reasonably necessary in relation to the purpose it was originally collected. If a request for deletion is made we will comply with the request unless:
1. There is a lawful reason to keep and use the data for legitimate interests or contractual obligation.
2. There is a legal requirement to keep the data.

Our website – non-identifiable information

There is also some information collected automatically when you use the Faronel website, including your IP address, data from the ‘cookies’ that help the website to work smoothly and some information that is stored in the server logs that tells us more about how you use our website.

This data is anonymous and allows us to better understand how users browse our website and with this information we can update and improve it.

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

The cookies provide us with anonymous information showing us the number of visitors to our website, the device used to access it and which web browser they are viewing it on.

For further information visit or

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.