1. GDPR Data Processing Policy

Start Together Ltd (“Start Together Studio / Start Together”) recognize the European Economic Area's (the “EEA”) new protections regarding EU citizen's personally identifiable information, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). In recognition of the importance of GDPR, we have adopted the following GDPR Data Processing Policy. 

This Policy intends to ensure that you understand the following:

(1) the entity that is collecting your personal data;

(2) what we collect and why your personal data is collected;

(3) how and why your personal data will be used;

(4) the period for which your data shall be retained;

(e) how you can contact us regarding your data.

2. Entity/Data Controller

Any data collected through starttogetherstudio.com or via emailing any addresses ending in @starttogetherstudio.com, via our Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter accounts, or any other website associated with Start Together will be collected by Start Together Ltd which is a private company limited by shares. Our main office is Start Togher Ltd, Unit 5a Weaver's Court, Linfield Road, Belfast BT12 5GH. Our registered business office is c/o Shriver Price & Co, 49 Downshire Road, Newry, County Down, BT34 1BA. 

 

3. Data Collected

Start Together only collects the email address of those corresponding with us for session enquiries, bookings and general communications. 

 

We have a mailing list for all customers that is stored in our Mail Chimp account, holding only the email address of the person. We will contact you on a quarterly basis updating the latest news, projects and opportunities at Start Together Studios. 

 

If you have shared personal information with Start Together via email or messaging communication, this will be archived on our mail server via Google Mail and also stored on our studio manager's and owner's personal laptop devices. These are password protected devices. 

 

If you have provided bank or details to Start Together, these will be stored in our online banking account with our bank. It is protected by strict log in procedures including a bank code generator device. 

If you have provided Paypal details to Start Together, these will be stored in our 

Paypal account.

4. Sharing Your Data

As stated, the only places we share your data are within our Mailchimp mailing list database. 

We will not share your data with any other organisations or third party companies. 

5. Retention Period

We will retain your information as long as you are happy for us to do so.  If you no longer want Start Together to hold your information please "unsubscribe" from our mailing list (at the bottom of each quarterly mail out) or contact sophie@starttogetherstudio.com with “Withdrawal of Consent/Erasure” and we will remove all information we hold for you. 

6. Security Policies for Data

By using trusted third party resources for mailing list duties and qualified, traditional banking for financial information all data stored is at the forefront of secure storage technology.  Any information stored on our two physical computer devices are password protected, trackable items.

 

Any breach of data will be reported immediately to Start Together's managing director and correct protocol for acknowledgement and investigation shall be followed.

 

 

7. Your Right to Correct, Access or Delete Data

You have the right to request a copy of the data we hold for you. This will be completed within 30 days of your request. If you would like to update, correct or delete anything we hold please email sophie@starttogetherstudio.com 

8. Start Together 

We are a small company made up of musicians, engineers and event managers who are trying to improve recorded music for musicians in Northern Ireland, for music fans and the wider community in our country. We take our responsibilities very seriously. Whether this is with your music, your experience, your interactions or helping you understand what we do and why we do it. Holding your information is no different. Thank you for your continued support.