Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.greenshoesarts.com.

Green Shoes Arts currently trading as Green Shoes Arts Community Interest Company (CIC) Private company limited by guarantee without share capital, is a performing arts company. This privacy policy explains how our company use the personal data we collect from you when you visit our website:

  • What data we collect and how.
  • How we use your data.
  • How we store your data.
  • Cookies.
  • Privacy policies of other web sites.
  • How to contact us.
  • Your right to complain.

What data we collect and how

We collect data voluntarily supplied by you when you communicate with us by email and/or request to be placed on our mailing list via our web site, eg email address, your name.

If you’re a participant, artist or support staff, we may have asked you to supply additional information to provide details to support the activities, ensure safeguarding is in place when working with other service providers, or to report back to our funders.

Regarding COVID Track & Trace, we your details will be kept on file as legally required for a maximum of 21 days. After this, they will be destroyed in accordance with GDPR. They will not be used for any other purpose than for Track & Trace, and if requested your data will be given to Public Health England and the NHS.


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 anonymized 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we use your data

We use this data to send newsletters and promotional emails about new art activities, programmes, shows, workshops and other events.

How we store your data

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your data during transmission to our website and so any transmission of data is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use security procedures to protect against unauthorised access. No physical or electronic security system is entirely secure and, hence, we cannot guarantee the complete security of your data.  Your data will be held indefinitely unless removed at your request or removed by us after periodic review.


You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We are not in control of the delivery of cookies from social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube, events booking, payment and other websites such as Eventbrite, respectively, mailing list and survey web sites such as MailChimp along with other sites of interest accessed via our website. Any comments or questions that you may have should be raised with the originator of those cookies.  Your use of this site is taken as consent to the placing of cookies on your system. If you disagree, please take the following action: (a) close this website, (b) use your web browser’s tools to “delete your cache”, (c) quit your browser, (d) you can then choose to disallow cookies from this website via browser settings. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website.

Privacy Policy on other websites

Our website contains links to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Eventbrite, our partners’ websites and other external websites. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those websites. We can therefore not be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

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.

How to contact us

By sending an email to info (at) greenshoesarts.com

Your right to complain

If you wish to raise a complaint, please contact us by sending an email to info (at) greenshoesarts.com. We hope that we can address your concerns but you can always contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF