Who we are

At Maestro Music International we organise military music concerts including the Birmingham International Tattoo. In the course of running our concerts we collect limited data about our patrons including names, addresses and contact preferences to allow us to keep them informed of our concerts and services. We only collect contact details where the individual has agreed and  we  do not share the information with other organisations.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When 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.

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.

Contact forms / comment forms

If you leave a comment on our 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. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

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. These websites 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. Our websites may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by Maestro Music International. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. Maestro Music International does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

What do we mean by personal data?

The term “personal data” means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural or legal person, for example, the name, age, e-mail address or mailing address of the individual. Maestro Music International may collect the personal data you provide to us (or our nominated ticket agents) with your agreement when you purchase tickets for our events or when you choose to supply your data when you request to be added to our mailing lists for information on our events.

Why do we collect your data?

We want to deliver a great experience to all those interested in our concerts and the small amount of data we hold about you helps us provide you with information on our events. To minimse the amount of paper and/or emails you receive we only contact you once or twice per year.

If you leave a comment on this website, 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.

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.

How do we use and protect your data?

Your personal data will be kept strictly confidential and we never share your information with other organisations. We only use the personal data you provide to advise you of our events or services. We may also use your e-mail address to respond to your comments and questions. From time to time, we may contact you with information about events and services, particularly through emails or by post. If you do not want us to contact you for such purposes, please unsubscribe when receiving emails or use the details provided with our mailings to be removed from our mailing list.

We will take commercially reasonable measures to maintain the reliability, accuracy and completeness of personal data in our databases and to protect the security of our databases. We keep your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or document retention requirements. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alternation or destruction of data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

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

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.

How can you easily be removed from our lists?

On receipt of one of our emails or postal mailings there will always be a simple way to unsubscribe or notify us that you want removing from our mailings. You can also update your address or contact details using the same process or by contacting us at  [email protected]

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or concerns about the way we process your personal data, please notify us by email to [email protected] and your data will be deleted or amended as required within 7 working days.

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