Privacy Policy

Arts Alive Privacy Notice

Data Controller

Mole Valley District Council (“MVDC”) is the body exercising control over the purpose for which and the manner in which your personal data provided for the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival is processed.

Data Controller’s contact details

MVDC Pippbrook, Dorking RH4 1SJ. Telephone: 01306 885 001.

Data Protection Officer

Mr Tom Penlington (Solicitor): Telephone: 01306 879 354

The legal basis for and the purposes of the processing

MVDC is able to process your personal data in order to organise the Arts Alive festival because it is exercising an official authority vested in MVDC as the data controller. Specifically, MVDC has the ability to provide assistance for recreational events. The extent of this power is set out in [the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (s19)].

MVDC can also process your personal information because this is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or to take steps at your request prior to the contract being concluded.

The personal information that you will be expected to submit if you are interested in hosting an event at Arts Alive is your (i) name, (ii) telephone number, and (iii) an email address by which you can be contacted. Information will also be collected electronically via the use of Cookies. Please see the section on Cookies at the end of this Privacy Notice for further information.

The source of the personal data

All personal information held about you will be collected directly from you or a member of your organisation.

Recipients and categories of recipients of the personal data

  1. MVDC staff involved in the administration and management of the Arts Alive festival.
  2. The Arts Alive committee. This is an independent committee made up of 3 Honorary Officers, Mole Valley Arts and Communities Officer, up to 6 Festival participants and a co-opted member, whose constitution confirms the following objectives:
    1. To organise an annual community arts festival during the month of October to include the performing arts, visual arts and craft, literature and comedy.
    2. To provide an opportunity for members of the community to get involved.
    3. To appoint a patron who lends his/her name for marketing and promotional purposes.
    4. To encourage local arts groups and societies to get involved.
    5. To promote the festival as a whole using a variety of marketing tools and to publish a dedicated programme of events.
    6. To manage the budget and to work towards the Festival’s sustainability.
    7. To evaluate the festival and to work towards its improvement and progress
    8. To seek sponsorship and funding
  3. Squiggle Limited (trading as Squiggle Design), its role in the Arts Alive festival is as follows:
    1. To arrange the text for the programme/brochure publicising the events taking place as part of Arts Alive
    2. To liaise with event holders to ensure their listings are accurate, if required
    3. To facilitate listing the events taking place as part of the Arts Alive Festival
    1. The final information for the Arts Alive brochure may be used in production of promotional marketing collateral

The Arts Alive Committee and Squiggle Limited are Data Processors. They will not process your personal information unless this is on written instructions from MVDC. Data Processing Agreements will set out the terms of the processing by these organisations.

Further information on onward transfers

Arts Alive will not transfer the personal data you have provided outside of the UK or EU.

How long the personal data will be kept for

The personal data you have supplied will be destroyed [1] year after the end of the Arts Alive Festival for which it relates.

Statutory Obligations to provide the personal data

There is no statutory obligation on you to provide any personal data about you, however, if you do not it may not be possible to include your proposed event within the Arts Alive Festival for that year

Automated Decision Making

The personal data provided by you will not be used for any automated decisions.

Data Subject Rights

You have some specific rights in respect of your personal data. These may include some or all of the following rights to:

Will the personal data be processed for a different purpose?

No. Any information collected by this website will only be used to contact event organisers in regards to their event listing.

If you are dissatisfied with how your personal data is processed by Arts Alive or Squiggle Design then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF.


This website uses cookies which are small amounts of code that allow the website to work more efficiently. There are 2 main types of cookies, essential and third party. Essential cookies are non-tracking and do not facilitate the collection of personal data. These cookies expire at the end of the browsing session. Third party cookies are used on this site that are used to extend the functionality and improve the customer journey. By law you must be given the choice to not allow these additional cookies to load when you browse this website.

The Mole Valley Arts Alive website is maintained and secured by Squiggle Design on behalf of Arts Alive.

When you visit the website some anonymous details may be recorded from your web browser for statistical purposes.

For more information about the UK GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website

Additional Terms and Conditions


The Arts Alive Committee and Squiggle Design make every effort to ensure that the information on the Arts Alive website is accurate and up-to-date. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused by reliance on inaccurate material contained therein.

Links to other websites

Links to other sites are provided for your convenience and do not imply the Arts Alive Committee or Squiggle Design’s endorsement of them. We cannot be responsible for any information contained on other websites. We can not guarantee that all external links will work all the time and can not be held responsible for the availability of such linked pages.


We cannot accept responsibility for events we publicise on the Arts Alive website that are not organised by Arts Alive, or Squiggle Design.