Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Hastings Musical Festival collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the Hastings Musical Festival Website (Site). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Hastings Musical Festival.

Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities (ie:completing our contact).

Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. We use this information to improve our content and marketing.

Web browser cookies
Our Site uses "cookies" to enhance User experience, and help us understand how our users found and use our website a list of cookies used on our site can be found below. You can also visit, this site contains comprehensive information on how to block cookies for any website. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer and more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone please refer to your mobile handset manual. We are currently evaluating options on providing an 'opt-in' service to disable cookies across the Hastings Musical Festival website and will release this as soon as possible. This website runs on Joomla and utilises only the standard cookies provided by the core content management system.

How we use collected information
Hastings Musical Festival collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

To send periodic emails
If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include Festival news, updates, or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, they may do so by contacting us via our Site.

How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Hastings Musical Festival has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

Thank you

Hastings Musical Festival


A list of cookies that may be in use on this website [not all are currently implemented]: 




This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits.


This cookie takes a timestamp when a User enters our site.


Takes a timestamp of the time when a User leaves our site.


Keeps a track of where User came from, search engine used, what keyword was used etc...

Facebook: sets 4 cookies: 'datr, locale, lu, x-src' - for details of these cookies please refer to their website
Youtube: sets the following cookie: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE. For details of this cookie, please refer to their website.



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The Hastings Musical Festival Limited 167243 England. Charity Number 261351.

Festival Office opening hours are:
The first Wednesday of the month between 10.30 & 11.30am until September 1st,
after which the office will be open each Wednesday from 10.30am till 12.30pm until the end of March 2018.
The Festival Office, White Rock Theatre, Hastings, TN34 1JX