Access to and use of the Comedy International Conference (comedyinternational.org or any sites that lead/point to it) (hereinafter referred to as “this site”) is provided by BySytske Ltd (“us” or “we”) subject to these Site Terms. (“us” or “we”).
Your use of any part of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Site Terms, which take effect on the date on which you first use this site. We reserve the right to change these Site Terms at any time by posting changes online. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the amended Site Terms.
Whilst we endeavour to make this site available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason this site is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to this site may be suspended temporarily or permanently and without notice.
Any information found on this site is intended for general guidance only. If you would like advice specific to your circumstances, please contact us. We may change this site and anything described in it without notice to you.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy. Except for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, we shall not be liable or any damages or losses (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this site, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.
We do not warrant that this site will be compatible with all hardware and software which you may use. Although we may put in place security measures for your protection, we shall not be liable for damage to, or viruses that may affect, any computer equipment, software, data or other property as a result of your access to, use of or browsing of this site or your downloading of any material.
You shall not submit any material or information to us or to this site which is in any respect in breach of any statute, regulation or bylaw of any jurisdiction or which may breach the intellectual rights or privacy or other rights of any third party or which may be defamatory, obscene or indecent.
You shall fully and promptly indemnify us against all damages, proceedings, claims, demands, liabilities, losses, charges, costs and expenses which we may suffer or incur as a result (direct or indirect) of any material, information or data submitted by you to us or to this site.
We accept no responsibility for the content of any site to which a link from this site exists. The links are provided as is with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them.
Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and any other rights in all artwork, pictures, images, graphics, text and materials (together “Materials”) on this site and the design, layout, look and appearance of this site are owned by us. You are permitted to use and download such Materials or extracts from this site, subject to all of the following:
•Your use of this site and the Materials on this site is for your information or personal use only. You may not use this site or such Materials for any commercial purpose without our express prior written consent.
•You must not in any way modify any such Materials, except as we expressly permit.
•No part of this site or the Materials on it may be reproduced or stored in any form or media without our prior written permission.
•Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.
Third Party Products and Services
This Site mentions third party products and services for informational purposes. BySytske Ltd and its suppliers make no recommendations or endorsements about any third party products or services.
Registering for an event via this website by completing and submitting a registration form obligates the registrant to pay the attendance fee to the event at the rate that is published on the website unless otherwise agreed per email or cancelled in writing within 5 working days of submitting the form and receiving the confirmation by email. The event programme is subject to change at the last moment, no refunds will be issued for a change in programme.
Our Privacy and Data Protection Statement
Comedy International is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us whether online or via phone, mobile, e-mail, letter or other correspondence.
By using our website, any of our services, or providing us with any personal information we will assume you are agreeing to your information being used and disclosed in the ways described in this policy.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective from May 2018 gives all EU citizens more rights and protections for their personal data, to minimise the possibility of theft and fraud.
These regulations include provisions for the following areas:
– The right to be informed: Organisations must publish a privacy notice, in addition to explaining transparently how they use this personal data.
– The right of access: Individuals will have the right to demand details of any of their data that an organisation may hold. This information must be provided within one month of request at no charge to the individual.
– The right to rectification: If a person’s data is incorrect or incomplete, he or she has the right to have it corrected. If the organisation that holds the information has passed any of that information to third parties. The company must inform the third party of the correction and inform the person which third parties have their personal data.
– The right to be forgotten: A person may request the removal of his or her personal data in specific circumstances.
– The right to restrict processing: Under certain circumstances, an individual can block the processing of his or her personal data.
– The right to data portability: A person can access their data for their own use anywhere they prefer.
– The right to object: A person can object to the use of their personal data for most purposes.
We operate our Data protection in compliance with BS 10012:217: Specification for a personal information management system.
a) Our core principles regarding user privacy and data protection
User privacy and data protection are inviolable human rights
– We have a duty of care to people contained within our data
– Data is a liability: it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
– We despise spam in all its forms
– We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public any personal information
b) Relevant legislation
Alongside our business and internal computer systems, this Comedy International website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
– UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
– EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
– EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all elements of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely to be compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in section 9.0 below) for clarification.
2. Data Protection Act
In carrying out our day-to-day activities we process and store personal information relating to our supporters and we are therefore required to adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. We take our responsibilities under this act very seriously and we ensure the personal information we obtain is held, used, transferred and otherwise processed in accordance with that Act and all other applicable data protection laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1 Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to track their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your approximate geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address, which could be used to personally identify you, but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 6.0 below).
3.2 Forms and email links.
Should you choose to contact us using a contact form or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to/be processed otherwise than by any of the third party data processors defined below.
Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
3.3 Email newsletter
If you choose to join our newsletter mailings (which is sent via email), the email address that you submit to us will be stored in Mailchimp, which we use for our email marketing. We consider Mailchimp to be a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will be stored within this website’s own database but not in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within Mailchimp database on our website for as long as we continue to use this platform for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
4. Information sharing and disclosure
We will not sell or swap your information with any third party.
We may share your information with our data processors. These are trusted partner organisations that work with us in connection with our organisation’s purposes. All our trusted partners are required to comply with data protection laws and our high standards and are only allowed to process your information in strict compliance with our instructions.
We will always make sure appropriate contracts and controls are in place and we regularly monitor all our partners to ensure their compliance.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are required to do so through a legal obligation (for example to the police or a government body); to enable us to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or rights under an agreement; or to protect us, for example, in the case of suspected fraud or defamation. We do not share your information for any other purposes.
5. The accuracy of your information
We aim to ensure that all information we hold about you is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date. If any of the information we hold about you is inaccurate and either you advise us or we become otherwise aware, we will ensure it is amended and updated as soon as possible.
6. Storing your information
We will keep your information for as long as required to enable us to operate our services but we will not keep your information for any longer than is necessary. We will take into consideration our legal obligations and tax and accounting rules when determining how long we should retain your information. When we no longer need to retain your information we will ensure it is securely disposed of, at the appropriate time.
7. Our website
Although we cannot 100 percent guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, we enforce strict procedures and security features to protect your information and prevent unauthorised access.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.
Changing your cookie preferences
The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. An online guide is available if you have difficulties trying to change your browser settings.
We have classified our cookies into two broad types – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:
– First party cookies: A small amount of text stored in the user’s computer that is created by the website the user is visiting. By default, first-party cookies are allowed in every Web browser.
– Third party cookies: A small amount of text stored in the user’s computer that is created by a website with a domain name other than the one the user is currently visiting. By default, third-party cookies are often allowed by a Web browser; however, they may be blocked, as they are widely used by advertisers to track browsing history.
– We use Google Analytics cookies that help us monitor the site and improve it to make your experience better.
– We also use some social media cookies which allow you to interact with our website through various social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
– Our content management system will also set cookies without which the site could not function.
In addition, cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached. We do not use third party cookies that track your usage this and other websites to serve advertising.
9. Data breaches
In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, the Charity shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the ICO (more information on the ICO website). https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/personal-data-breaches/
10. Changes to the policy
This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as of the date at the end of this webpage. We will regularly review and update this Privacy and Data Protection Statement and will update, modify, add or remove sections at our discretion.
Any changes will be notified to you through on this page. Your continued use of our website, any of our services and/or the continued provision of personal information after we have posted the changes to these terms will be taken to mean you are in agreement with those changes.
11. Your rights
You have the right to:
– request a copy of the information we hold about you;
– update or amend the information we hold about you if it is wrong;
– change your communication preferences at any time;
– ask us to remove your personal information from our records;
– object to the processing of your information for marketing purposes; or raise a concern or complaint about the way in which your information is being used.
If you wish to find out more about these rights, or obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, please contact our Data Protection Office at: BySytske Ltd, fao DPO Comedy International, Harwood House, 43 Harwood Road, London SW6 4QP
12. Privacy queries
If you have any questions or queries about this Privacy and Data Protection Statement, please contact our Data Protection Officer / Data Controller using the above address and contact details.
By using our site, you consent to our use of your personal data in the manner set out in this privacy statement.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO EVENT AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BYSYTSKE LTD OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, LOSS OF DATA, COSTS, FEES OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THIS SITE, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS, OR ANY DATA SUPPLIED THEREWITH, EVEN IF BYSYTSKE OR AN BYSYTSKE OR COMEDY INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR SUPPLIER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or special damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.