Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Maldon Festival CIO.  The organising body and charity responsible for the annual Maldon Festival in Essex (UK)

We can be contacted at Maldon Festival, 15 Wantz Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5DB

Telephone: 01621 856526


Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.


When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.


If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We may collect analytical data to determine the demographical data of our site visitors.  This data is not linked to any individual by name.  Such data is often collected by a search engine you have used to discover this website if you have an account with them and are logged in.  Please see your search engines privacy policy for further details.  Data we receive and may use includes geographical location (by country or city, age range, and gender.

Mailing List (Maldon Festival Newsletter)

When you sign up to our mailing list your data (Name (optional and email address) are collected and sent to Mailchimp who we use to manage the list and contact you.  This data is not shared with anyone and only used for the purpose of that mailing list.  You are free to unsubscribe at any time.  For more information on how Mailchimp uses data, please consult their privacy policy.

Who we share your data with

Any data we collect through our website or mailing list is not shared with anyone.  When buying tickets for the Maldon Festival online through Eventbrite you are subject to their terms and conditions and privacy policy.  When you place an order through Eventbrite we receive a copy of the order summary, which includes your name (as you entered into Eventbrite) the email address you used to register with them and details of the tickets you ordered along with a copy of the e-ticket.  We use this data to confirm ticket purchases and is not shared with any other internal departments or external bodies or organisations.  We may use the email address to contact you, but only if there is a change to the event that you should be made aware of.

How long we retain your data

If you have signed up for the Maldon Festival newsletter this data is stored with Mailchimp.  Your data is stored with them for as long as you remain subscribed to the mailing list.  You can unsubscribe at any time and this data will no longer be used.  Please consult the Mailchimp privacy policy.

We may retain data collected for legal and administrative purposes.  If this is the case data will be used for that purpose only.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


To request a copy of the information we hold about you please email

Where we send your data

We don send your data to any third parties.  If you sign up to our mailing list the data is collected by Mailchimp and shared with us.

Your contact information

Any contact information entered to subscribe to our mailing list will be used for that purpose only.  If you contact with an inquiry we will retain your information only so that we may respond to your inquiry effectively and will be used for no other purpose.  If you have purchased tickets online through Eventbrite we may use the email address to contact you, but only if there is a change to the event that you should be made aware of.

Additional information

When purchasing tickets online through Eventbrite, please consult their privacy policy.

When signing up for our mailing list.  Please consult MailChimp’s privacy policy.