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Graphic Design Festival Scotland, 20-26 October, 2017

GDFS, 20-26 Oct, 2017


Privacy Policy


When interacting with this site we may ask for certain personal information (eg your name, e-mail address, etc) that you supply. All of that information is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and your details are entered into Graphic Design Festival Scotlands’ database for general administration purposes. We have security policies in place to protect the personal data that we hold about you. By submitting personal information to Graphic Design Festival Scotland, you shall be deemed to have authorized us to release it to all or any of the other organisations with whom we deal. Save for those we are required to make disclosure by law or regulation, we will not pass your details to anyone else outside Graphic Design Festival Scotland without your permission. If you ask us to do so in writing, we will provide you with a copy of your personal information which we have collected through this website. We do, however, reserve our right under the data protection legislation to charge a fee for doing so. To improve our understanding of how this website is used, we keep a record of which pages are accessed by users. That information does not identify individuals and is not linked to any personal information which we collect. The information is stored on our own IT network.

GDPR Compliant

What information do we collect?

At times we may request that you supply us with personal information. Generally this information is requested when you reserve tickets, submit a poster or participate in our projects and campaigns. We may gather the following information about you: name, occupation, age / date of birth, address (City, Country, Postcode, State / Provence / Region), phone number, website address, place of work or study, email address, IP address (a unique identifier for your computer or other device), mobile device ID or information provided by you in relation to submitting work to us (e.g work titles and descriptions)

Data is collected and stored securely by Graphic Design Festival Scotland, WordPress and Mail Chimp.

How do we use it?

We will use this information in the following ways:

– To provide you with information about Graphic Design Festival Scotland and any related projects, campaigns, competitions or opportunities

– To process and consider your work for submission

Do we pass your information to third parties?

We will not pass your information on to any third party unless we reasonably believe we are required by law, and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual unlawful or otherwise prohibited activities, including, but not limited to, fraud.

How do we use your information for marketing?

– To be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Where do we send your information?

Your information will be stored with Mailchimp, WordPress and privately with Graphic Design Festival Scotland in compliance with their respective privacy policies.

How long do we keep your information?

We will keep your information indefinitely for the purposes set out above unless you request this to be removed.

Data Processing
We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By submitting your email and any personal data through any of our forms, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.


We may use information obtained from cookies or similar technology. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which we download onto your computer or device when you visit our website. Therefore, when we refer to “you” in this section we mean your computer. We can recognise these cookies on subsequent visits and they allow us to remember you.

Our website links to third-party sites which we do not operate or endorse. These websites may use cookies and collect your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. This privacy policy does not apply to third-party websites and we are not responsible for third-party websites.

How do we protect your information?

We take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate, and up to date.

How to obtain a copy of your information

You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. Please contact us using the details set out below.

How to contact us if your information or choices change

If your personal information or your preferences change, you don’t want us to send you the information you have requested, or if you have any queries about how we use your personal information, please let us know by contacting us using the details set out below.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this privacy policy at any time. You are encouraged to review this privacy policy from time to time.

Graphic Design Festival Scotland

Studio 223, SWG3

100 Eastvale Place

Glasgow, G3 8QG

United Kingdom

Environmental Policy

Mission Statement
GDFS recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.