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This privacy policy sets out how The Blue Monkey Network uses and protects any personal information that is given by visitors to the Blue Monkey Network website or to the Blue Monkey Network by any other means.

This document has been prepared in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  Its main purpose is to show what personal data is stored by us and why. The Blue Monkey Network is defined as a Data Controller under the GDPR.  (Also referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).
Personal Data Collected by The Blue Monkey Network

We receive, collect and store the information you enter on our website via our online forms on the Members and Contact Us page (provided by, Membership form (provided by Google Forms or as a downloadable Word document), and Subscribe form (provided by Mailchimp) or information given to us in any other way.

The following web pages collect personal data:

  • Members page 
Personal data collected for this purpose includes the member’s first name and second name, email address, artist statement, and details of work they wish to show on the site, personal website address, and social media accounts such as Instagram.
Members are made aware that they can withdraw their consent at any time by contacting the website editor via email on the About page of this site. 

  • Contact us and Join Page

    Mandatory personal data collected for this purpose includes the member’s first and second name and email address.

    Bank details will only be collected by our bank when payment is made by bank transfer for payment of the Membership fee. We do not collect Member’s bank details directly through our website.

  • Emails and Subscribing to our Mail-Out
E-mails sent to members will not disclose the e-mail address of any other person. Email addresses are stored and collected by us for the following reasons:  Personal email addresses will be used by us for contact information. We will always ask permission first before this information is put on our website.  Members are made aware that they can unsubscribe to the mailing list at any time by using the link provided on the mail-out email.

​Why do we Collect this Data?

We collect this data to help with the general management of the Blue Monkey Network. This includes:

  • Sending out information by email, or website and in paper form

  • Maintaining membership and payment records

  • Maintaining the Blue Monkey Network website

  • Promotion and advertising of the Blue Monkey Network including running The Blue Monkey Network meetings, events, and exhibitions


How We Store Your Data

All data is stored securely and the only people with access to members’ contact data will be members of the managing committee. Personal information will only be used to contact you for and on behalf of the Blue Monkey Network and will not be shared with other members, other than with your explicit consent, or any third parties for any reason.

Our website is hosted on the platform. provides us with an online platform that allows us to promote our organisation, and events and collect information using their data collection form tools. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases, and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.  

Third-party Data Collection

The following third parties process personal data on our behalf: These have their own privacy settings and are accessed by the following links:

Cookies and Tracking

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a site visitor's browser. They are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site. 

Wix uses cookies for important reasons, such as:

  • To provide a great experience for visitors to the site

  • To identify registered members (users who register using the site)

  • To monitor and analyse the performance, operation, and effectiveness of Wix's platform

  • To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use

In general, the cookies which are initially placed on this website may be categorised as essential cookies. These cookies enable core functionality such as security, verification of identity, and network management. These cookies can’t be disabled.

Our website shows a consent banner so visitors can accept or disable the use of non-essential cookies on the site.

The following categories can be selected by the site visitor:


  • Enable Marketing Cookies 
    These cookies are used to track advertising effectiveness to provide more relevant services and deliver better ads to suit your interests

  • Enable Functional Cookies
    These cookies collect data to remember choices users make to improve and give a more personalised experience.

Third-Party Cookies

Our site uses the third-party application Google forms to enable users to join the Blue Monkey Network online. Google forms use their own types of cookies which might require specific settings. These can be selected on the form.

Please see  for more information.
For more information concerning cookies used by Wix on our behalf please see

Data Retention

Blue Monkey Network member’s contact details will be stored indefinitely unless we are explicitly asked to remove them. The committee requests that contact details are retained in case the leaving member might want to re-join in the future.

Guest speaker’s contact details or contact details of other similar arts organisations are normally held indefinitely or until it is requested to be deleted by the individual or organisation.

General records, including meeting minutes, will normally be held for 6 years after the end of the financial year to which they relate.

The Blue Monkey Network may retain historical archives indefinitely, for example, but not limited to, records and images of meetings, and other events.

Consent to receive marketing information

The Blue Monkey Network is not permitted under the GDPR to send members third-party marketing information without your consent. 
Your Right to access the data we hold and withdraw consent

You have the right to see your personal data held by the Blue Monkey Network or require that it be updated, deleted, or destroyed, by giving your instruction in writing to the Blue Monkey Network Management team.
Privacy Policy Updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 
Questions and your Contact Information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, or if you do not want us to process your data anymore you are invited to contact us at email:

More information about GDPR can be found at

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