This statement was last updated on 2 September 2019
Who we are
The cathedralquarterbelfast.com site is a join project from The Cathedral Quarter Trust (CQT) and Destination CQ BID.
CQT supports arts, culture and heritage in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter through promoting and organising activities, raising awareness and encouraging public participation, and facilitating co-operation amongst stakeholders.
Destination CQ aims to further develop the unique Cathedral Quarter area as a great destination for tourism, culture, creativity, innovation, and business.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of all personal information obtained from you during any visits to the cathedralquarterbelfast.com website.
This Website is operated by Cathedral Quarter Trust & Destination CQ BID. Destination CQ BID is the data controller (ICO Registration number: ZA248024) for cathedralquarterbelfast.com.
What information do we collect
This Website may collect and process data that you provide to us about you, for example through filling out forms, and other information that we automatically collect from you.
Sign-up to receive our newsletter
We collect your name, email address and postcode when you sign-up to receive our monthly email newsletter. Your postcode may be used to help us identify the volume of individuals who have signed up for the service by geographical region. In addition to our newsletter, we may periodically send additional emails, which we think you may find useful (eg changes to our service). If you’ve signed up for email alerts, you can unsubscribe at any time by selecting the ‘unsubscribe’ link that appears in every email we send. We will never share your information other than for the purpose for which it was provided to us.
Linking to other websites
Cathedralquarterbelfast.com contains links to many other websites. This Website does not endorse or favour any specific commercial product or business.
A link to a third-party website does not imply endorsement – you must use your own judgement to decide whether the information or service on that website is suitable for your needs. If a website is not linked to ours, this does not mean or imply that it is unsatisfactory. The linked websites are regularly reviewed in the light of customer usage and feedback.
We are not responsible for the content of any linked website and cannot take responsibility for the consequences of your using the information or services on linked websites. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time.
Websites that we link to may have ‘Terms and conditions’ that are different from ours. Do not assume that our ‘Terms and conditions’ apply to other websites
Other third party content
We embed external content from third-party websites such as YouTube. This content is not published on cathedralquarterbelfast.com. It is delivered using devices and services provided by such third party sites that can be inserted into our site. We are not responsible for this content.
Whilst we have made all reasonable efforts to display only appropriate YouTube videos through the embedded YouTube player, we are not responsible for any YouTube content accessed from our website. After a selected video clip plays, YouTube may suggest related videos, which can be played in the embedded video player. In virtually all cases, these will be directly related to the subject of the selected video. Occasionally, YouTube users may erroneously assign key words to a video. It is therefore possible that an unrelated video could be displayed. Again, we are not responsible for this content. If you are concerned about this possibility, you should avoid viewing YouTube videos from the embedded player on this website.
Security and virus protection
No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. While we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, such transmission is at your own risk. We will not be liable for any damages or loss arising out of or resulting from any unauthorised access to, alteration to or modification of information contained on this website.
We make every effort to check and test our website during production. You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your computer system. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on anything you download from the internet.
We accept no liability for any loss, disruption or damage to your computer system or your data caused by using this website or arising as a result of having used the website.
Information we collect from you
Information that we may automatically collect in relation to your visits to this Website does not identify you personally. It provides us with data about how you use cathedralquarterbelfast.com and engage with us. We use this information to improve our services and make them more useful to you. The information we collect includes some or all of the following:
We collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address and details of which type of web browser you used.
Information about your visit to this Website
We collect data about your visit to the website. Once again this information does not identify you personally. This data includes:
- The pages you visited, when (date and time) you visited them and how long you visited them for
- The website address from which you accessed this site
- The website address from which you exited this site
- Queries via the site’s search engine
- Internet browser and devices used
- We collect information on how you use the site, through cookies.
What we do with the information we collect
We use the information that we collect to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, including the following:
- respond to any request/feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to.
- send email alerts to you, if you request them.
- provide you with information about the area, events or what we do, if you want it.
- analyse, evaluate and improve this Website via data amalgamated from multiple visitors, which does not identify you personally
Our lawful basis for collecting your information
As a public sector body, the vast majority of personal data processed by Invest NI is done so in the exercise of the ‘official authority’ vested in Invest NI by virtue of the Industrial Development Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 and the Industrial Development (Northern Ireland) Order 1982. Broadly these allow Invest NI to process data for economic development purposes. Where we are relying on your consent to process your personal data we will make this clear at the point of collection.
Where your data is stored?
We store your data on secure servers in the European Economic Area (EEA).
How long do we keep your information?
We will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations. Information will be stored and then destroyed in line with the Destination CQ BID retention and disposal schedule.
The only exceptions to the periods mentioned above are where:
- the law requires us to hold your personal information for a longer period, or delete it sooner
- you have unsubscribed from a service (eg email newsletter)
- you exercise your right to have the information erased (where it applies) and we do not need to hold it in connection with any of the reasons permitted or required under the law
Who do we share your information with?
For effective public governance and auditing purposes, Destination CQ BID may need to share your data with its sponsor bodies.
As required by law, we may disclose information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies for their enforcement purposes. We will never share information other than for the purpose for which it was provided to us (economic development related activities).
Destination CQ BID will not sell your personal information.
As an individual whose personal data is processed by Destination CQ BID, you have:
The right to be informed
Transparency is a key requirement of data protection law. You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. This privacy notice is designed to provide you with the information needed to allow you to see how and why your personal data is used when visiting this website.
The right to access the data we hold on you
You also have the right to ask for the personal data that we have about you to increase your awareness of and allow you to verify the lawfulness of the processing. To protect your privacy we may ask you to verify your identity.
The right to have your data rectified if it is inaccurate
If you believe that personal data we hold on you is inaccurate or misleading then you have the right to request that it is rectified.
The right to erasure (in limited circumstances)
In some circumstances, you can ask for your personal information to be deleted, for example:
- your personal information is no longer needed for the reason it was collected in the first place
- you have removed your consent for us to use your information (where there is no other legal reason us to use it)
- there is no legal reason for the use of your information
Please note that we cannot delete your information where:
- we’re required to have it by law
- it is necessary for legal claims
The right to have your data restricted or blocked from processing
In certain circumstances if you raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you may also request that we ‘restrict processing’ meaning that the data will be preserved from further processing ‘as evidence’ either while we investigate your complaint or to support your complaint to the ICO.
The right of data portability (in limited circumstances)
Where you have provided your personal data directly to us that is processed by automated means and is done so purely on the basis of your consent, then you will have the right to obtain and reuse your personal data in an electronic format for your own purposes across different services.
The right to object to direct marketing
You have an unconditional right to object to direct marketing at any time. As noted within this privacy notice cathedralquarterbelfast.com will not send you direct marketing without your consent and you can withdraw your consent at any time by selecting the ‘unsubscribe’ link within each email.
The right to object to processing of your personal data
Processing is the term under data protection law that describes all uses of your personal data. This will include the collection, sharing, storage, retention and destruction of your data.
You have the right to object any aspect of our processing of your personal data:
- that is processed for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority;
- that is processed based on Destination CQ BID’s legitimate interests;
- that is processed for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics; and
- if it involves any automated decision making or profiling carried out by Destination CQ BID
If you would like to exercise your right of access in relation to information held on you by Destination CQ BID, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any specific data protection queries or concerns, you can address it to Destination CQ BID Data Protection Officer at email@example.com
How can you make a complaint about how your data is processed?
If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of how Destination CQ BID processes your personal data, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office, the data protection regulator in the UK.
Information Commissioner’s Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113