7th & 8th December +
11th - 23rd December 2024
One Garden Brighton, Stanmer Park

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for The Brighton Lights

The Brighton Lights is committed to protecting your privacy and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. The personal information you provide on our website will be securely held and used solely to contact you about The Brighton Lights and One Garden Brighton events and activities.

Who We Are

The Brighton Lights is a local event based in Brighton, celebrating the vibrant culture and community of the city through a a winter light show in December

Information We Collect

We may collect the following personal information:

  • Name, title
  • Contact details including postal address, email, phone numbers, and social media links
  • Transaction history (encrypted credit card details and the last four digits for transaction identification)
  • Access requirements (e.g., wheelchair access, audio description) and disability information
  • Details of website visits, including traffic data, location data, and browser usage
  • Images and likeness (captured on CCTV and in promotional photos and videos)
  • Unique pupil numbers (UPNs) for participants in educational activities
  • Information about race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation (optional)

How We Collect Your Information

We collect your information when:

  • You subscribe via our website
  • You interact with us in person, by phone, by post, or via email
  • You visit our website (through your IP address and cookies)
  • You purchase tickets through a third-party provider – Ticket Tailor
  • You respond to surveys
  • You communicate with us via social media
  • You appear on CCTV footage at our events
  • You appear in filming and photography in our public spaces (with notices provided)

Third-Party Organisations

We may receive your data from third parties, such as co-production partners, schools (for UPNs), or fundraising sites like JustGiving. Always check their privacy policies for details on how they handle your data.

Social Media

We use social media to update you about events and news. You may see tailored adverts from us based on your interests. Depending on your settings, we might access information from your social media accounts.

How We Keep Your Data Secure

The Brighton Lights is committed to protecting your personal information. Your data is stored securely and only accessed by authorised staff. We conduct regular data hygiene processes to keep your information up-to-date and free from duplication.

Who We Share Your Data With

We may share your details:

  • With partners to help run our events
  • To comply with legal obligations (e.g., police, regulatory bodies)
  • With legal advisors for dispute resolution
  • For regulatory compliance (e.g., Charity Commission)
  • With funding bodies (e.g., Arts Council England) using anonymised data

We do not sell your personal details to third parties.

Why We Collect Your Data and How We Use It

We use your data to:

  • Provide services you’ve requested (e.g., ticketing, membership)
  • Communicate with you about events
  • Improve our marketing and customer service
  • Ensure venue security (CCTV)
  • Analyse audience engagement for development and funding purposes

We may process your data based on contractual obligations, legitimate interests, or your consent.

How Long We Keep Your Information

We consider our relationship with our audience to be lifelong. This means we will maintain your records until you inform us otherwise. 

Your Rights

Under the DPA and GDPR, you have the following rights, which can be exercised by contacting us and submitting a subject access request:

  • To obtain access to, and copies of, the personal data we hold about you
  • To require that we cease processing your personal data if the processing is causing you damage or distress
  • To require us not to send you marketing communications
  • To require us to correct the personal data we hold about you if it is incorrect
  • To require us to erase your personal data
  • To require us to restrict our data processing activities (and, where our processing is based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent without affecting the lawfulness of our processing based on consent before its withdrawal)
  • To receive from us the personal data we hold about you which you have provided to us, in a reasonable format specified by you, including for the purpose of transmitting that personal data to another data controller
  • To object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to any of our particular processing activities where you feel this has a disproportionate impact on your rights

Please note that the above rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you, or if you would like to submit a subject access request, please contact us:

Email:  info@thebrightonlights.co.uk