The Wensleydale Tournament of Speech and Song


Privacy Notice

The Wensleydale Tournament of Music and Speech takes great care to preserve your privacy and safeguard any personal data you provide to us. This Privacy Notice explains how we will collect and use your personal data.

1.    Who we are

We are the Wensleydale Tournament of Music and Speech. We are a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1007474).  Our registered address is Woodbine House, Newton-le-Willows, Bedale


2.    What personal data do we collect?
We may collect personal data such as; your name, address, date of birth (if under 18), your telephone number and your email address


3.    How do we use your personal data?

We will use your personal data in a number of ways which may include:

(a)  Processing your entry form to take part in the festival.

(b)  Keeping you updated about your entry to the festival.

(c)   Sending you copies of our syllabus.

(d)  Keeping you updated about future festivals .

(e)  Processing any applications for a paid or unpaid role within the festival.

(f)    Processing any donations made to us.

(g)  Including your name in our printed programme.

(h)  Processing your application to be involved in our governance such as becoming a member of our Committee.

(i)    Responding to a general enquiry made to us.

(j)    Dealing with a complaint or concern raised to us about one of our staff/volunteers/contractors.

(k)   Include your photo or name on our website or social media (class winner info)


4.   Who do you share my share my personal data with?
We will only ever use your personal data to manage your festival involvement with us including keeping you up-to-date with any festival news.

If you are not involved in the festival, then we will only use your personal data to deal with the issue or enquiry that you have raised directly with us.

We will never sell your details to any third party and we do not buy any personal data.

We may share or disclose your personal data if we are required to do so by any law or court order.

5. What is the legal basis for processing my information?
We may also process your personal data because there is a legitimate interest for us to do so as part of our work, and it is reasonable to expect that your information would need to be processed by us for to complete this work. For example, it is reasonable for us to collect your name, address and contact details to be able to process your festival entry and you would reasonably expect this to happen for your festival entry to proceed.  Your name will appear in the programme as an entrant in the classes you have chosen to take part in.

Whenever we process your personal data under the legitimate interest lawful basis, we make sure that we consider your rights and interests and will not process your personal data if we feel that there is an imbalance, or you would not reasonably expect your data to be processed in this way.

6. How do you keep my information secure?

We have implemented appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss.

We may send communications to you by email. Email is not a fully secure means of communication, and whilst we do our utmost to keep our systems and communications protected we cannot guarantee this.

8. Your rights
You have various rights in respect of the personal data we hold about you. These rights are set out in more detail below:
The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data;
b. The right to access to your personal information;
c. The right to object to processing of your personal information;
d. The right to restrict the processing of your personal information;
e. The right to personal data portability;
f.  The right to rectify your personal information;
g. The right to erase your personal information;
h. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

If you make a request relating to any of the rights listed above, we will consider each request in accordance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations. No administration fee will be charged for considering and/or complying with such a request unless the request is deemed to be excessive in nature.

Upon successful verification of your identity you are entitled to obtain the following information about your own personal information:

a. The purposes of the collection, processing, use and storage of your personal data.
b. The categories of personal data stored about you.
c. The recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or may be transmitted, along with the location of those recipients.
d. The envisaged period of storage for your personal data or the rationale for determining the storage period.

If you want to exercise any of these rights or make a complaint, you can by email julie@wtos.orgor write to:

The Data Manager

The Corner House, West Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

You can also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office and the contact details and further information about how to do this can be found at: /


In certain circumstances we might not be able to provide you with access to some of your personal information, but where appropriate, we will notify you of the reasons for this.

10. How long do you keep my information for?
Your personal data will not be retained by the festival for longer than necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was originally collected, or for which it was further processed, subject to certain legal obligations mentioned below.

We will retain personal data in accordance with our data retention policy set out below. We review our data retention periods for personal data on a regular basis.

We will hold personal data relating to

Your festival entry for 3months following the end the festival. Trophy winners’ details will be retained until the trophies are returned safely to the festival.

·         Employment or volunteering with the festival for 3 years following the end of your employment or volunteering with us.

We are legally required to hold some personal data to fulfil statutory obligations, for example the collection and reporting of Gift Aid to HMRC,or to support certain financial transactions.  
The law allows you to withdraw your consent to any usage of your data at any time without needing to specify a reason. You can withdraw your consent by emailing us at