Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Data Protection and Privacy

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to maintaining high standards of data protection. This notice explains our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This notice applies to all personal data collected by Birmingham Choral Union, including personal data collected or submitted on our website.


Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


The Information We Collect

We only collect personal data for specific purposes (for example, Membership of the Choir or for circulation of information about the Choirs activities) and only such data as is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected. We use personal data only for the purpose for which it was collected and, except with the express consent of the person to whom it relates, will not use it for any other purpose or share it with a third party.  We keep data only for so long as is necessary for that purpose, unless there is a legal or regulatory requirement for us to retain the data for a longer period or we need to do so for audit or accounting purposes. Where we receive a communication by email, we will use the return email address only to answer the email we have received, or where we have a legitimate interest in using the email address orit is necessary for us to use the email address in order to meet our contractual obligations and not for any other purpose. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website.


Birmingham Choral Union uses cookies to monitor and record visitor numbers to and activity on its public website. We use this information to compile reports and improve usersexperience of our website. It gives us useful insight into how users are engaging with the website. The cookies collect this information in an anonymous form. The Choir has implemented a pop-up box on its website that will activate the first time a user visits the website. This allows them to click to consent (or not) to continuing with cookies enabled. We use site cookies to track whether a particular user has dismissed the cookie banner. These prevent the banner from appearing again, once it has been dismissed. Anyone who wishes to disable cookies before proceeding can do so by amending the settings in their browser.


How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please send us an email at or get in touch via the form on our Contact page.