Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice 
Creative Cardiff is a project within the Creative Economy Unit of Cardiff University. Creative Cardiff is a network to better connect and engage creative professionals, businesses and organisations across Cardiff and the city region. We exist to encourage collaboration, amplify opportunities and encourage innovation. Members are at the heart of Creative Cardiff, informing and inspiring everything that we do.

The Data Controller
Cardiff University is the Data Controller and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection legislation.

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer
Cardiff University has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted through

What information do we collect about you?
As a member of Creative Cardiff, we collect the data you provide for your profile which is published in the public domain including your name, company name, job title, sector and web links. Additionally, we collect your email address, home address and postcode which are not published on your profile.

How will your information be used?
Your information will be used to email a fortnightly enewsletter, carrying out research and statistical analysis, promoting our events and connect you to other relevant members in the Creative Cardiff network.

What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
The data subject has given consent to the processing by creating a Creative Cardiff profile. Legislation gives individuals a specific right to withdraw consent and you have the right to withdraw consent at any time by logging into you Creative Cardiff profile on our website.

Who receives your information?
- Creative Cardiff
- Cardiff University

Creative Cardiff website use of cookies.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a tiny text file that contains information that may be passed between your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) and a computer running a website (typically the site that set the cookie). It does not contain any code and cannot do anything. Most websites set them and many cannot function properly without them. Typically they just contain an identifier so that the server knows that it has seen this visitor before. 

What cookies do we use on the the Creative Cardiff site?

Cookies set by Creative Cardiff
HAS_JS     | Session duration. Allows the server to know if it can depend upon javascript. Set to “1”; if user has javascript enabled by whichever page a visitor arrives on

Cookies set by Google Analytics
 _GA | _GAT | _GID | All of the above: Various duration: a mix of session and “permanent”; cookies lasting 30 mins, 6 months, or 1-2 yrs. Anonymously tracks use of website.  These cookies are set or updated on any page visited. See here for full details. Several cookies are set but all serve the same purpose: to see how people reached the site and used it, including search terms used and referring sites.

Cookies set by Add This
_atuvc, Uit, Ssh, Sshs, Ssc, Uid, Uvc, psc. Duration: 1 month - 2 years. Track usage of AddThis links. The cookies may be set and used on other websites too. AddThis explain their cookies (anonymous tracking cookies) here and offer an opt-out mechanism here. Clearspring, the company the provides AddThis, owns some other companies and domains connected to advertising. Their cookies have not been observed on our site but include and

Any transfers to third countries and the safeguards in place
Data is not transferred outside of the EU.

How long will your information be held?
Creative Cardiff will retain and store personal data, safely and securely, for the lifecycle of the project.

What are your rights?
You have a right to access your personal information, to rectify any errors, to port (or transfer) your personal information and in some cases to object to the processing of your personal information. Please visit the University Data Protection webpages for further information in relation to your rights.

Any requests or objections should be made in writing to the University Data Protection Officer:-

The Data Protection Officer
Assurance Services
Department of Strategic Planning and Governance
Cardiff University
Friary House
Greyfriars Road
CF10 3AE
Tel: 02920 875466

Security of your information
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

How to make a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed you may in the first instance contact the University Data Protection Officer using the contact details above.

If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,