1. Introduction and General Terms

The Mark Youth Theatre Website Service (hereafter referred to as the MYT in this privacy policy) is committed to protecting your personal information whilst you are using our website. We want our website to be a safe and enjoyable environment for our members. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us through the MYT website.

In order to protect against website attacks and intrusions we are sometimes required to collect information about you.

This privacy policy explains the following:

  • what information the MYT may collect about you;
  • how the MYT will use information we collect about you;
  • when the MYT may use your details to contact you;
  • whether the MYT will disclose your details to anyone else;
  • your choices regarding the personal information you have provided to us;
  • the use of 'cookies' on the MYT website.

As set out above, the MYT is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in accordance with all laws governing the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (these laws are referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as the "data protection laws").

This website contains hyper-links to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

2. What information will the MYT collect about me?

In addition to the information submitted to us when you completed the sign-up form, the MYT also uses cookies (see paragraph 13 below for details) and collects IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet). We collect IP addresses to keep track of exactly who is using this website to maintain security of our users. This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you and the log files are regularly purged.

3. How will the MYT use the information they collect about me?

The MYT will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:

  • for "service administration purposes", which means that the MYT may contact you for reasons related to the service you have signed up for, as set out in paragraph 4 below (e.g. to provide you with a new password);
  • to contact you about a submission you have made to the website, including any content you provide.

4. When will the MYT contact me?

The MYT may contact you:

  • To give you a new password;
  • To contact you about particular contributions to the website which we bring to question;

5. Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?

The MYT will not contact you for marketing purposes, or promote new services to you.

6. Will the MYT share my personal information with anyone else?

We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or as described in paragraph 7 below. We will only use your information within the MYT.

7. Offensive or inappropriate content on the MYT website

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on, the MYT may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.

Where the MYT reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any of the laws of England or Wales (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), the MYT may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school, e-mail/Internet provider or law enforcement agencies in relation to the content and your conduct.

8. What if I am a user aged 16 or under?

If you are aged 16 or under, please obtain permission from your parent/guardian beforehand prior to providing personal information to the MYT's website (of which you will only be asked to do at signup). The MYT are not responsible for checking the permission for the disclosure of personal information by members under the age of 16.

9. How long will the MYT keep my personal information?

We will retain any personal information for the period necessary for the administration of the relevant service. If you wish to remove yourself as a member of the MYT website personal information will be retained upon the system for up to one year for administration purposes. This information will not be used for any purpose other than that of administration.

Where you contribute to the MYT will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.

The MYT may record snapshots of the website which may include some User Generated Content i.e. content provided by users. Therefore, some content submitted to or shared with the MYT website may be retained for prolonged periods of time or potentially indefinitely in the MYT's Archive.

10. Can I find out what personal information the MYT holds about me?

Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information the MYT holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests and will require you to prove your identity with 2 pieces of approved photographic identification.) We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.

Please address requests and questions about this or any other question about this Privacy Policy to the following address: Insert Address(Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

11. Changes to MYT's Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be updated as necessary in accordance with data protection laws or at the realse of a new function within the website. We therefore recommend that you regularly check this policy each time you submit personal information to the website. The date of the most recent revision is shown on this page.

12. Cookies Policy -Information the MYT collects from you

 a. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track on line traffic flows.

Cookies record information about your on line preferences and allow the MYT to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. If you have set your browser not to receive cookies from the website, you will not be able to use all the features provided, particularly the privatised section, as cookies are used to communicate information from your computer to the MYT to help use ensure site security. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

During the course of any visit to, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

b. How does the MYT use cookies?

The MYT uses cookies to process your login information when using the privatised areas of the website. Each time you login to the website, a unique identification code is stored on both your system and our database. For the remainder of your use of the website, these two identification codes are compared to check that you are still the user using your account and not someone else. If you disabled the use of cookies from your browser, you will not be able to continue using the private areas of the website.

13. Contacting the MYT about this Privacy Policy

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please contact;
Mark Youth Theatre, (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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