Privacy and Data Protection
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU, effective as of 25th May 2018), and the UK GDPR (1st January 2021) strict laws are in place to protect the rights of individuals in regards to their personal data – be that email addresses, phone numbers, names, and any other information by which an individual may be identified.
This page outlines the responsibilities of this website and its owner (Dougal "Henry" McPherson) regarding the data of individuals who visit this site, detailing how this data is obtained, processed, and deleted.
Henry McPherson is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office:
ICO registration number ZA486842.
The ICO register can be accessed via https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Search
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Internet Service Provider (ISP)
The internet service provider of this web page automatically logs access from the user’s browser. The following data is registered and stored:
Browser version and type
IP address of computer
Time of request
Search strings used on search engines
It is not possible to identify individuals using the above data.
Please contact your internet service provider for more information about how your data is logged and processed.
Where is it stored?
By contacting me via the email address on the “Contact” page of this website, regarding commissioning, events, or otherwise, your email address (and any other relavant personal information that you provide, ie. name, contact number) will be stored on a secure, password protected, online email server provided by Microsoft Exchange. This server is accessed through an encrypted connection on a secure browser, from a secure, password-protected, antivirus-protected computer and smart-phone.
How long is it held?
If your email is a query relating to contractual services in my capacity as an artist – ie, prospective commission or engagement as a performer – then this data will be held until 24 months after the date of initial contact. After these periods, the data will be removed from the email server.
Any data held in invoices (for example, name, address, bank details) will be held for 5 years after the end of the relevant tax-year submission (annually, on January 31st). This is in accordance with HMRC's requirements on record-keeping. Further information can be found at hmrc.gov.uk.
At any point, you may request that your data be preserved after this period by contacting me via firstname.lastname@example.org, and providing your explicit written consent. You reserve the legal right to request a copy of this data, or request correction or deletion of this data, as detailed below.
What is recorded?
Data recorded through emails via the contact page will include:
Your email address
Data which may also be recorded include:
Your name (if given)
Your telephone number (if given)
Your postal address (if given)
This data will be held for the sole purposes of responding to enquiry, and the carrying out of contractual agreements – ie. contact with the individual regarding the commission of new work/performance, invoices relating to the commission of new work/performance.
What is it used for?
Your data is used for the purposes of:
correspondence regarding enquiries, commissions, or bookings
maintaining accurate business record-keeping (ie., invoicing)
Your personal data will never be used for marketing purposes, or be shared with any third-parties, other organisations, or individuals. In the event that a commission or project requires the engagement of a third party (ie, additional performers, venues, etc.) and it becomes contractually pertinent to share this information, this will only be done with your explicit individual written consent, which may be withdrawn at any time by writing to me via email as detailed below.
In compliance with UK and international law, in the case of suspected criminal activity or other legal obligation, this data may be shared with the relevant UK or international authorities.
At any point, you may exercise your legal right to request a copy of all personal data I hold. This will be freely provided without unreasonable delay. You reserve the right to request correction, or deletion of this personal data. If you have any concerns about how your data is held or processed, wish to request a copy of any data held about you, or wish to have your data corrected or deleted, please contact me via dougalhjmcpherson[at]gmail.com, and I will respond as soon as possible.