This privacy policy is for this website served by Kirklees Council and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with the laws of England and requirements for user privacy.


This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies placed by Google on our behalf:

These cookies are used to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page. Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

This is the cookie set by the website to track your session information, so that we can perform a number of critical functions on the website, such as security and page preferences etc. When you leave the website and close the browser, this session cookie should be removed by your browser automatically.


In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided here for your convenience:

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided here for your convenience:


If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Internet Explorer:

Google Chrome:

Mozilla Firefox:

Apple Safari:

Your Personal Information

Newsletter Subscribers
Your name and email address will be stored securely in our account with MailChimp, which is the data controller and processor used to send out our newsletters.  Your data will not be shared with third parties.

The Creative Economy Team in Kirklees Council have access to the personal data provided by subscribers to the newsletters and may use this to:

  • – administer the website;
  • – improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  • – enable your use of the services available on the website;
  • – send you general (non-marketing) information and opportunities that we think may be of interest to you;
  • – feed into statistical information about the creative sector in Kirklees
  • – deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
  • – keep the website secure and prevent fraud;

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties. 

Any personal information we export will be stored in a spreadsheet on Kirklees Council’s secure password- and firewall-protected servers.  You are legally entitled to request access to any information about you that we hold. For further information please refer to the Subject Access Request Guidance page on .


Newsletter subscribers can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking “unsubscribe”.

At any time that you delete your data or unsubscribe from our newsletter, your data will be immediately deleted from the website’s database. We do however keep a backup of our website to allow us to recover data in the event of a critical issue. This backup is stored by Siteground (further information below in data processing) and will continue to store your information for up to 24 hours at which point the backups will be renewed and your data stored in our backup destroyed.


Your passwords are encrypted and all data stored on our Siteground server. Siteground is a data processor on our behalf and you can read full information on how they handle your data securely and with your privacy in mind on the following link:

This website contains links to other websites; please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to this website so when you click a link through to other websites you may wish to read their own Privacy Policies.

Who might we share your information with and how will we keep your data secure?

We do not disclose personal data to any third parties or external organisations, other than data processors carrying out work on our behalf.

Examples of such data processors would be a bulk email distributor such as MailChimp for

There is more info on the MailChimp website about securing of contacts data – which might need to be added to the policy, or linked to:

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