Elements Festival Privacy & Cookies Policy

Who ‘We’ are

In this policy, ‘We’, ‘Us’, and ‘Our’ refers to the Incorporation of Goldsmiths and all subsidiaries or associated charities, including the Scottish Goldsmiths Trust, the Edinburgh Assay Office, Silver of the Stars and Assay Assured.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Edinburgh Assay Office (registration number ZA353369).

What personal data do We collect and how is it collected?

We process your personal data to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our products and services. We will never collect any unnecessary personal data from you, and do not process your information in any way other than as specified in this notice.

The personal data that we collect may include:

Personal information including name, postal address, email address, phone number, Sponsors Mark Details, information about your business needs, and information about your interests. Non-personal data including IP address, operating system and browser type, to help us to improve the performance of our website.

The data We process is provided directly by you, in connection with specific services or activities, including registrations, applications, job submission, and newsletter signups.

Using your information for marketing purposes

We will only send marketing emails to individuals who have specifically consented to Us doing so (effective 25 May 2018). If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, you can do so here.

Every email that we send you will include the option to unsubscribe. If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you can unsubscribe using the link in the footer of our emails, or you can contact us at info@incorporationofgoldsmiths.org.

What we don’t do with your data

We take your privacy very seriously and will never disclose or share your data without your consent; unless we are required to do so by law. We will never sell your data. We only retain your data for as long as is necessary and for the purpose(s) specified in this notice.

Where you have consented to us providing you with promotional offers and marketing, you are free to withdraw this consent at any time.

Your rights

Subject Access Requests

If you are a resident of the EU, you have the legal right to make a “subject access request”. If you exercise this right and we process personal data about you, we are required to provide you with a description and copy of that personal data and tell you why we are processing it.

Correction or restriction of data

As well as your subject access right, you may have a legal right to have your personal data corrected or erased, to object to its processing, or have its processing restricted.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at info@incorporationofgoldsmiths.org. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

You can contact us at info@incorporationofgoldsmiths.org if you would like to exercise any of your rights.


If you have any queries about how and why we process your personal data, please contact us at info@incorporationofgoldsmiths.org.

We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website.


A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. The only personal information a cookie can obtain is information a user supplies him or herself. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies, however, enhance our web site performance in a number of ways, including providing a secure way for us to verify your identity during your visit to our Elements Festival Website and personalising your experience on our site, making it more convenient for you.

This Elements Festival Website uses cookies so that we can serve you better. This site uses:

• Google Analytics Tracking: visitor software that uses cookies to track information about how visitors come to the Elements Festival Website, which pages they visit, and other actions that visitors make whilst on the site. This data is then used in order to improve the user experience of the web site. All user data collected in this manner is anonymous.

• PHPSESSID: This cookie is automatically created via PHP when a session is in use on the site.
Should you wish to do so, you can refuse cookies by disabling them in your web browser’s settings, and you do not need to have cookies turned on to successfully use our service. Most browsers are defaulted to accept and maintain cookies and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. Please consult the support documentation for your web browser, which can be found online, for more information.