Privacy Policy

Who we are

Oxjam Sowerby Bridge Festival is a group working to raise money on behalf of Oxfam GB. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

When using a contact form on our website certain personal information will be submitted to us. Name, email address and message content will be sent to the accompanying email address for action. This information will be stored in the email inbox.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We conduct analytical studies of our fundraising activities and event marketing. Data pertaining to these activities is used to create reports for informational purposes. Reports created will only display anonymous data.

Who we share your data with

We may have need to share personal data with third parties involved in the arrangement of fundraising activities. We only ever use data submitted to us with the necessary permissions.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Messages submitted to us via our contact forms or email will be stored in the relevant email inbox indefinitely. This is so we can action, respond and reply on an ongoing basis and keep track of communication with the team.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Email and contact form communication can be forwarded to relevant members of the team and third parties involved in fundraising activities.

Contact information

You can contact us on email at

Additional information

How we protect your data

Oxjam Sowerby Bridge Festival stores necessary related data to it’s fundraising activities. We review our stored data at periodic intervals and delete unnecessary information. Information stored online is held in secure password protected locations with regular changes in password. Offline information is kept in secure locked storage.

What third parties we receive data from

We work with other Oxjam teams and Oxfam GB. From time to time we may receive data relevant to our fundraising efforts.

We work with third parties such as venues, artists and businesses to conduct fundraising activities. From time to time we may recieve data relevant to our activities.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

If at any time you wish to stop or change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, please do get in touch, using one of the following options: