taking our culture forward

This privacy policy sets out how the Manx Heritage Foundation (registered charity number 333 IOM) trading as Culture Vannin uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our websites, subscribe to our mailing lists, attend our classes and events, or apply for financial awards.

We recommend that you take some time to read this notice. If you do not agree to this privacy notice, please do not provide us with your personal information.

We believe in and uphold the right to the privacy of all users of our websites and services. We respect your confidentiality and will not disclose any information we have to third parties without your express permission. 

When we collect your personal information, we will:

  • only collect what we need and no more
  • keep your information secure
  • tell you how we will use your information
  • delete your information when it is no longer needed
  • only process your information in lines with rules set out in the Data Protection Act 2018

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy we will post changes to this Privacy Notice.


Marketing and promotion of Culture Vannin

We maintain emailing lists for Manx music and dance, and for Manx language news, managed through Mailchimp.

You can sign up here

Mailchimp allows you to subscribe, update your preferences or unsubscribe from any newsletter by clicking on a link in each email. For more on Mailchimp's legal policies, click here.

Financial awards

Information relating to financial awards forms part of our annual published accounts and report and may also be shared with IOM Arts Council, Manx National Heritage, Manx Lottery Trust and relevant departments of the IOM Government. Sharing information is to ensure appropriate allocation of public funding and is typically limited to the description of the grant, the named recipient and the award amount.

Grant application forms and related documents form part of our financial records, which we are required by law to retain for six years plus the current financial year.

Annual reports and accounts form part of the public record and are laid before Tynwald.

Classes, workshops and events

Personal data relating to classes, workshops events in and relating to Manx culture operated by Culture Vannin, in particular Manx language, music and dance, is retained only to facilitate their delivery and is not retained after participation has ended.

Website Cookies

Any information we get from cookies is for the administration of the associated website and we will only use cookies when it is necessary for the efficient operation of that particular website. Any emails or addresses communicated to us are used only for the purpose intended by the sender.

Whenever you request a page through your browser data such as:

  • your IP address
  • browser and version
  • operating system
  • time and date
  • the site from which you came

is stored in a log file and/or database. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals, and is only used for:

  • website and system administration
  • research and development
  • anonymous user analysis

Information supplied via this website will not be disclosed to any unauthorised third party.

Cookies are used to provide certain features or functionality within a website. There are a number of different types of website cookie. Below we outline the cookies used on this website.

Personalisation Cookies
This website does not make use of any cookies used to personalise your user experience.

Analytics Cookies
These types of cookies are used to monitor how people use this website and how they reached this site. These cookies don't track any personal information and are used to analyse and improve the performance of the website. The service used on this website is Google Analytics. If you wish to optout then please use the link below.

This website does not use any e-commerce cookies.

Third-party services
Websites often use third-party services to provide features of the website or additional functionality. These services include social sharing, video sharing etc. Since these are run by third party services they may add cookies to your computer, especially if you are logged in to a related account. Please use the links below to find out more details about their privacy policy.

Ad Management
This website does not make use of ad banner management services

Blocking Cookies
If you do not wish to accept any cookies then you can change the cookie policy of your web browser to not accept cookies.

Links to external websites

We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any external website listed or linked to from this site. If you follow a link from this website to another website, you may be supplying information to a third party.

Your Rights

The Data Protection Act 2018 allows you, under certain circumstances, rights in relation to your personal data:

  • Request access to your personal data
  • Request correction of your personal data
  • Request erasure of your personal data
  • Object to processing of your personal data
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data
  • Request transfer of your personal data
  • Right to withdraw consent

We have an appointed Data Protection Officer (DPO) who has responsibility for overseeing questions relating to data protection. Should you have a questions relating to this privacy policy, or if you have a request to exercise your legal rights – this is called a subject access request - please contact the DPO.

We hope that you would offer us the opportunity to deal with any concerns you have directly in the first instance, and allow us to work with you to resolve any issues.

The Information Commissioner is the independent authority responsible for upholding the public's information rights and promoting and enforcing compliance with the Island's information rights legislation. Further information can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.

You have the right to request the Information Commissioner to undertake an assessment as to whether the processing of your personal data has been carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018

Contact details for our DPO

Dr Breesha Maddrell, Data Protection Officer, Culture Vannin, PO Box 1986, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1SR

Telephone 01624 676169

Email the DPO


Last updated: January 2024