Privacy Statement

This privacy statement should be read in conjunction to the Curious Minds’ general privacy notice, which can be found at:

Who we are

This website is operated by Curious Minds - a registered charity (Charity No. 1130988) and a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 06775402). We are also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller. Our registered address is Curious Minds, 23-27 Guild Hall, Preston, PR1 1HR.

This website is made available for anyone to find out more about the services offered by and work of the charity and registered site members. It is primarily aimed at providing staff in schools, youth settings and arts, culture and heritage organisations with information about the rich and varied cultural education offer available across England’s North West and to facilitate partnerships and collaboration between these groups. We can be contacted here.

Curious Minds’ policy is to respect the privacy of individuals when processing their personal and private information, to comply with its statutory and other obligations regarding individual privacy, and to observe the guiding principles underlying these obligations.

This Privacy Notice and our website terms, as amended by us from time to time, ("Terms") set out the basis on which you may make use of this website (whether as a guest or a registered user). We may revise the Terms at any time at our sole discretion. Your continued use of our website means that you agree to these terms, as revised.

Our privacy promise

We promise to:

  • Keep your data safe and private.
  • Never to sell your data.
  • To give you ways to manage marketing choices.

The data we collect

We collect and use a number of different types of data in operating this website. Some of this is personal data, such as names and email addresses, and some is statistical, such as website usage data. Data can come from a variety of sources:

  1. When you give it to us directly
    For example, if you submit personal information to us in the course of registering to use this website or signing up to receive our email newsletters.

  2. When we receive it indirectly
    For example, information may be shared with us by third parties, such as a colleague of yours naming you as a representative of your employing organisation.

  3. When you visit our websites
    Curious Minds collects website browsing data using statistical tools such as Google Analytics, for evaluating and further developing our websites for digital audiences. This information includes, but is not limited to:
    • The date and time of your visit
    • Information about your visit to the websites, including the uniform resource locator (URL) clickstream to, through and from the website, services you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, referral sources, and methods used to browse away from the page.
    • Technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions and operating systems and platforms.


To make this website work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too. We use cookies to remember your member details, should you choose so. Furthermore we use cookies (including pixels and tags) from other third-party processors, such as:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Mailchimp

As these cookies are commonly used across the web, we recommend disabling cookies in your browser if you do not wish them to be installed on your device.


If you upload images to the website, you should ensure that you have obtained the relevant consent and usage permissions. Images containing children and vulnerable adults should be fully GDPR compliant and we would expect you to remove these from your profile when permissions expire or consent is withdrawn. Please avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.

Content from other websites

This website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, affiliates and registered members.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Who we share your data with

If you register and provide information on a profile on this website, or submit a review of a cultural provider, the information you provide will be published and will be publicly available on the website. We recommend that you do not list a personal email address on your profile.

We use the personal information you provide us to ensure that any services or information you have requested can be fulfilled.

If you asked to receive more information about our activities and news, we will use the personal contact information you provided to stay in touch with you.

Data Storage

The data we collect is secured by encryption, firewalls and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.  This is industry standard encryption technology which manages the security of messages transmitted across the internet. 

For registered users of our website, we store the information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

In the course of conducting our business, we also make use of some third-party organisations to process data and/or deliver services on our behalf. These suppliers may include individual contractors as well as productivity software providers, digital or social media platforms and other marketing support software. Many of these providers are based in the European Economic Area (EEA) and are therefore subject to the same data protection legislation as Curious Minds. However, some organisations may store information outside EEA. Where we transfer data to third party processors, we ensure there is a contract in place which requires the protection of personal data to GDPR standards.

Access to your information and complaints

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We want to make sure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You can ask us to correct or remove information is you think it is inaccurate.

We encourage you to raise any concerns or complaints you have about the way we use your personal information by contacting us using the details provided in at the beginning of this statement. You are further entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office –

This privacy statement was last updated on 22 May 2020.