26 April - 9 May 2021

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy provides information about how The Stay-at-Home! Literary Festival collects, stores, and uses data, as well as your rights relating to that data. It is important that you are fully informed about how any data may be used so please take time to read this policy.

Please relate any questions regarding your data to Joanna Nissel on joanna@stayathomelitfest.co.uk

Types of Data We Collect


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Personal information

Personal information, or personal data, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect the following personal information from you should you attend or be involved in facilitating our activities:

  • First name and last name.
  • Contact details such as an email, telephone number, or address.
  • Data required to process payments to or from you, such as a billing address or bank account details.
  • Records of purchases or payments made to or from us.
  • Records of how you use our websites, events, or services.
  • Recordings from live events.
  • Any further information offered as part of an evaluative survey, such as age, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Please note these questions are optional should you complete an evaluative survey.

Using Data

We will use your data to provide you with services you have requested or additional information about said services. We may also use data to improve the functionality of our website and platforms, and in our ongoing research. For more information regarding how data will be used in ongoing research, please refer to our Data Management Plan.

Sharing and Storing Data

The Stay-at-Home! Literary Festival may share your data with legitimate, essential research partners, such as lead partners, Paper Nations, and independent evaluators, the Centre for Education and Youth. The Stay-at-Home! Festival will not share your data further without your consent. Please note that unless otherwise stated, recordings of 2021 festival sessions will be available for those who donate to the festival to watch asynchronously until September 2021. Should you choose to appear on camera in these sessions, this may include your image.

The information you share with us will be collated electronically, including any contact details and personal information that you provide.

Information collected by the Stay-at-Home! Festival will be stored on the University of Glasgow’s Active Directory Network in line with the university’s data management policy. Data may be shared with essential partners, Paper Nations, and independent evaluators, the Centre for Education and Youth.

Information collected by or shared with the Paper Nations team will be stored on an external hard drive and will be securely locked away. Paper Nations may also store the data electronically on the Bath Spa University Server.

Only members of the Stay-at-Home! Festival, Paper Nations and valid researchers will have access and only when it is necessary, for instance to contact you to request a follow-up response about your experience. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, contact details and personal information will be retained until 2024.

Your Rights

You are able to withdraw your personal data at any time, or to correct any mistakes, by contacting stayathomefest@gmail.com.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make adjustments to the Privacy Policy. If necessary, we will inform you by email of any changes that impact you.

Policy Last Reviewed: April 2021