Data Sharing & Privacy Policy

This document outlines Without Walls’s Data Sharing policy. Without Walls requires all project partners who share data with the organisation to sign a dedicated agreement form, which will be sent to relevant partners prior to the project. Please read the policy in full – depending upon the nature of your interaction with Without Walls, different aspects of this policy will be more relevant to you than others; this policy is designed for all of our service users and clients who interact with us in different ways.

Without Walls Background

Without Walls Consortium Ltd. is incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee, with the Company Number 06231874. The organisation’s registered address is Without Walls Consortium c/o XTRAX, 51 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RF, United Kingdom.

Without Walls understand that your personal information and privacy is important to you. It will make every effort to ensure that the information you share with it is recorded accurately, retained securely and used only according to your wishes. Without Walls protects your personal information and adheres to all current data protection act legislation with respect to protecting privacy. Without Walls does not give out, sell or trade our mailing list data with external organisations.

Without Walls is committed to looking after any information that you make available to it in accordance with data protection and privacy laws. This applies whether the information is obtained directly from individuals via the organisation’s website by completing online forms or by making online bookings to any of its training/networking events, or by other means such as phone calls, e-mail, printed forms, or in person. It also applies to information obtained from publicly available sources.

Without Walls Consortium Ltd is managed by XTRAX Arts Ltd. XTRAX is the Data Controller and is responsible for any personal information Without Walls may collect about you. This policy outlines whose information Without Walls collects, what information it collects, how it collects it, and what it does with it.

Personal data

Whose information does Without Walls collect?

Without Walls collects personal information about the following categories of people:

  • Audiences at all of our Artistic Directorate (AD) and Associate Touring Network (ATN) / Touring Network Partnership (TNP) festivals, via surveys which feed into the Audience Finder reports (this data does not include any personal data from audiences);
  • Visitors to our training and networking events;
  • Subscribers to our mailing list (more details on nature of our mailing list in ‘What We Do With The Information’ chapter);
  • Donors, funders and sponsors;
  • People engaging the Without Walls/XTRAX team for project specific consultancy work;
  • Organisations who have applied to become an AD Partner or a member of the ATN / TNP;
  • Schools and groups who interact with Without Walls Arts Award projects;
  • Media and press;
  • Board members;
  • Participants in engagement, volunteering or community activities;
  • Workshop and training providers;
  • Suppliers for our events (room providers, equipment etc);
  • Other stakeholders;
  • Other enquirers, to improve upon our sector support we log all enquiries made and monitor their outcome.

What information does Without Walls collect?

Depending on the nature of your relationship with Without Walls some or all of the following information may be collected:

  • Audience figures and statistics from AD festivals and members of the ATN / TNP;
  • Any details associated with your interaction with and progression through any Arts Award projects that we run in conjunction with our associated festivals;
  • Information on your cultural background to help us monitor and increase a provision and platform for diverse audiences and artists;
  • Information on your stated sexual orientation to help us monitor and increase a provision for LGBTQI audiences and artists;
  • Any information that your disability status so that we can develop and increase a provision and opportunities for disabled artists and audiences;
  • Biographical information consisting of your name, title, birth date, age and gender;
  • Your contact details including address, email address and phone number;
  • Information about the admission and event tickets you have bought/reserved;
  • Information about your relationship with our team, specifically any past collaborations so that we can declare any conflicts of interest on future projects;
  • Your current interests and preferences;
  • Your professional history with Without Walls and any of its associate projects;
  • Access and dietary requirements;
  • Relevant medical information;
  • Occupation and professional activities;
  • Film or photography of our events and activities;
  • Records of donations or transactions;
  • Attendance at events.

How does Without Walls collect the information?

Information is collected under the following circumstances:

  • Mailing list: Without Walls uses a third-party provider, Mailerlite, to deliver its newsletter. Without Walls uses Mailerlite software to help gather statistics on opening rates and clicks on links, which help monitor and improve the organization’s communications. Individuals can unsubscribe at any time from newsletters by clicking the unsubscribe link on each e-newsletter. Mailerlite’s privacy notice can be viewed here.
  • Eventbrite: By booking for an event via Without Walls’s Eventbrite channel, you consent to the collection, retention and use of your personal information in accordance with the terms outlined below: Eventbrite terms of service & Eventbrite Privacy Policy
  • Becoming a supporter by making a donation;
  • Providing information via surveys and evaluation activities;
  • Completing a photography or film consent form;
  • Taking part in a participatory project;
  • Through personal contact with a staff member;
  • From publicly available sources;
  • Enrolling on to an engagement, volunteering, or community programme;
  • Applying to participate in and/or seek commissioning support from one of our projects.

What does Without Walls do with the information?

Without Walls will process your personal data for our legitimate business interests and for the performance of your contract with the organisation.

Without Walls uses the following platforms to gather information and help it to do the following:

  • Provide and manage our services, such as attendance at events or workshops

Inform our business decisions, such as strategic projects designed to cultivate the evolution of the outdoor arts sector;

  • Manage contact with, and provide information to our funders and stakeholders;
  • Communicate with our audiences about our news, and updates;
  • Administer payments and purchases;
  • Administer commissioning funds;
  • Deliver bespoke mentoring and administrative support;
  • Understand who our audiences are to improve our services, or to provide information to funders or partners;
  • Provide an appropriate environment, or level of support to participants in our engagement, community or volunteering programmes;
  • Respond to emergency situations appropriately for our visitors.

When you provide Without Walls with your contact details, you will be asked whether you wish to receive any further communications from the organisation. Without Walls will only communicate with you if:

  • You give us your consent to;
  • Without Walls is contractually obliged to. For example, where it needs your data to fulfil a contract with you;
  • Without Walls need to out of legal compliance. For example, where the law requires the organization to (such as with HR records);
  • There is a legitimate interest. For example, where Without Walls requires your data to pursue a legitimate interest in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running the business and which does not impact your rights, freedoms or interests.

Without Walls may still use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:

  • Where Without Walls needs to protect your interests (or someone else’s interests);
  • Where it is needed in the public interest or for official purposes.

Without Walls may use the information you provide to undertake analysis and evaluation projects. Sometimes this means gathering information from publicly available resources (e.g. the electoral register, press, the charity register) or by using a third party to help report on audiences, stakeholders, donors, subscribers and supporters (such as where Without Walls audiences come from, or the demographic profiles of the organisation’s event attendees). Without Walls never share personally identifiable information with third party suppliers and a list of the organisation’s suppliers can be provided on request.

Without Walls will ensure that all personal data you supply is held safely and securely and in accordance with data protection and privacy laws, including the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Without Walls does not sell or otherwise transfer personally identifiable information to any third parties unless you have consented to this or this is permitted by law.

Without Walls will store your information for a period of time depending upon the nature of your interaction with Without Walls. Information on artistic output, audience statistics and evaluative reports will be held indefinitely. Personal data will be held for a period of two years after the working relationship has ended.

Once your data has been deleted Without Walls will not inform you that this has taken place and should you interact with Without Walls after the deletion of your data the organisation will hold it for another two years after the completion of the relationship.

What are your rights in connection with your personal information?

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information Without Walls holds about you and to check that the organisation is lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that Without Walls holds about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information held about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask Without Walls to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for the organisation continuing to process i.t You also have the right to ask Without Walls to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing.
  • Object to processing of your personal information where Without Walls are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where the organisation is processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask Without Walls to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want the organisation to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
  • You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, Without Walls may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, the organisation may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
  • Without Walls may need to request specific information from you to help confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Access to your information and request a correction


You have the right to request a copy of the information Without Walls holds about you. If you would like a copy of this information, please contact Without Walls by email to info@withoutwalls.uk.com or by post to Without Walls Consortium c/o XTRAX, 51 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RF. Without Walls wants to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date. You may also ask the organisation to correct or remove any inaccurate information. Without Walls includes the option for you to update your details or unsubscribe from our mailing list every time the organisation sends you an e-newsletter or send you information in the post.

Website Privacy Notice

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