Privacy Policy

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (or GDPR) you have a right to know how Sawiyan uses your information, and how Sawiyan stores it.

Sawiyan is required to state the basis under which Sawiyan process or use your personal data. This is called “Lawful Basis for Processing”. In the context of any information collected or submitted by this website Sawiyan is collecting data under the Lawful Basis of “Legitimate Interest” further information on both Lawful Basis and Legitimate Interest can be found here

This policy does not apply to any business or organisational information unless personal information (that refers to a natural or living person) forms part of the information stored by Sawiyan in which case this policy shall only apply to the personal, identifiable information concerned. All other generic business and company information not classed as personally identifiable is excluded from GDPR, and therefore that information is excluded from this policy.

How we use your information:

Sawiyan will only use your information for the reason that you gave it us.

If you haven’t requested to receive newsletters and updates about events from Sawiyan we will only use the contact information in the following ways:

  • To process the request you have made of Sawiyan using the Contact Us form
  • To respond to any questions that may have in relation to the above request

 

If you have requested to receive newsletters and updates about events Sawiyan will use the contact information in the following ways:

  • To contact you with newsletters about Sawiyan and information on special events run by Sawiyan
  • In line with our responsibilities Sawiyan may also contact you occasionally to ask you to update the details Sawiyan has about you.

How we use Cookies:

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

Sawiyan may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website (depending on your computers settings)

So what is the difference?

Session Cookies – will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies – will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Sawiyan will use the Session Cookies to:

  • Keep track of you while you are navigating The Website.
  • Prevent fraud and to monitor and increase website security where appropriate.

Sawiyan will use the Persistent Cookies to:

  • Enable our webs your preferences in relation to your use of this website.
  • To help administer, and help make improvements to, this website.

Sawiyan also uses Google Analytics to analyse the general day-to-day use of the website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about a website by means of cookies, which are stored on your computer. The information generated relating to Sawiyan is used to create reports about the use of a website. Google will store this information, Google’s privacy policy is available here

You can manage your preferences relating to the use of Cookies on this website by going to the “options” menu in your brower.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.
For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block All Cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including Sawiyan

Who we share your information with:

We share some of your information with some third party organisations (Squarespace) to allow us to operate our website:

This information includes:

Any sharing of information required by law will only take place if the entity, person, or body can prove to Sawiyan beyond reasonable doubt that:

  • They have “justifiable cause” in English and/or where applicable European law to require that information.
  • They are who they say they are.