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What is this guide for?

Whenever we need to collect any of your data, we will let you know at that point why we need to do so and what it will be used for, but this guide provides a useful overview of all of those situations and provides more detail on how we keep your data secure and up to date, how long we might hold it for, and what your rights are in relation to it.


Illicit Sound is committed to protecting your personal data and will use any personal or sensitive data we collect from you in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).



Who’s responsible for data the group collects?

Illicit Sound is a Data Controller under the GDPR. Illicit Sound’s Data Protection Officer is Stephanie Williams who can be contacted via the contact form.



What data do we collect and what do we use it for?

Illicit Sound uses Google Anatyltics to track user trends but cannot identify the individuals visiting the website. When you browse the Illicit Sound website, you do so anonymously. Personal information is not collected.



Clients: for administration and legal/regulatory purposes

We may need (for administration or for legal/regulatory reasons) to collect personal or sensitive data on clients of Illicit Sound. Where this is the case, we will explain what this is for at the point of collection.



Do we share your data with anyone else?

We will never pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes.



Are there special measures for children’s data?

We do not knowingly collect or store any personal data about children under the age of 13.



How can you update your data?

You can contact us at any time at via the contact form to update or correct the data we hold on you.



How long will we hold your data?

Illicit Sound data retention policy is to review all data held on individuals at least every two years and remove data where we no longer have a legitimate reason to keep it.


Where you have withdrawn your consent for us to use your data for a particular purpose (e.g. unsubscribed from a mailing list) we may retain some of your data for up to two years in order to preserve a record of your consent having been withdrawn.



What rights do you have?

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights over your data and its use:

  • The right to be informed about what data we are collecting on you and how we will use it

  • The right of access – you can ask to see the data we hold on you

  • The right to rectification – you can ask that we update or correct your data

  • The right to object – you can ask that we stop using your data for a particular purpose

  • The right to erasure – you can ask us to delete the data we hold on you

  • The right to restrict processing – you can ask that we temporarily stop using your data while the reason for its use or its accuracy are investigated


Though unlikely to apply to the data we hold and process on you, you also have rights related to portability and automated decision making (including profiling).


All requests related to your rights should be made to the Data Protection Officer at We will respond within one month.


You can find out more about your rights on the Information Commission’s Office website.



What will we do if anything changes?

If we make changes to our privacy statements or processes we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email individuals affected with the new details. Where required by law, will we ask for your consent to continue processing your data after these changes are made.

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