Why are We Collecting Data?

We have aimed to minimise the burden placed on those providing information by keeping questions to a minimum. We acknowledge the stress that psychologically invasive questions can contribute to respondents, and have made many questions optional for this reason.

Although in principle we agree that categorising people is an unhelpful way forward and leads to segregation and labelling, we also have to acknowledge that under-represented groups are still at a severe level of inequality that needs to be highlighted.

The Almanac is for over 18s only (this is due to data privacy regulations, we acknowledge the validity of younger artists)

This is an Almanac for Margate artists, we know there are many artist, producers, curators and arts organisations across Thanet that contribute to the current moment. If anyone wants to collect data from other places, get in touch – we can share our process and tools.

We used Government guidelines from the Office of National Statistics on collecting personal data. This is to ensure that we can report reliable and comparable statistics. For example, the Arts Council may be interested in the demographic information of artists in this area so standardised collection methods will align with their classification framework.

Data Privacy Policy

The data collected will be held by Translating Nature Ltd, the data controller is Dr Julie Freeman.

Our contact details 

Name: Julie Freeman

Company / Studio Name: Translating Nature Ltd

Registered Address: Unit 15 Marston Business Park Lower Hazeldines, Bedfordshire MK43 0XT

E-mail: studio@translatingnature.org

Website: https://translatingnature.org

The type of personal information we collect 

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
  • Email addresses
  • Ethnicity, age range, gender identity, and socio-economic data 
  • Social media handles
  • Information about art practice and other freely given information

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • to compile an annual Artist Almanac, a list of artists, producers/curators and arts organisations in Margate

We also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:

  • from publicly available information on the web

We use the information that you have given us in order to

  • analyse the artist community
  • analyse arts organisations
  • publish this information online

We may share this information with staff at Translating Nature Ltd.

We will only publish aggregated and anonymised statistical information online, and the artists names and descriptions. No ethnicity, age range, gender identity, and socio-economic data will be published or made available to anyone outside of Translating Nature Ltd. We will never sell this data.

We may use your email addresses to contact you about the Artist Almanac or Translating Nature Ltd in the future.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information is:

Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting studio@translatingnature.org

How we store your personal information 

Your information is securely stored. 

We keep all your information for an indefinite period. If in the future the Almanac ceases to be of public interest, we will then dispose of your information by deleting all instances of the data from local computers, back-up hard disks and cloud storage.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. 

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. 

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at studio@translatingnature.org or via post at Unit 15 Marston Business Park Lower Hazeldines, Bedfordshire MK43 0XT if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at studio@translatingnature.org.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk