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This is the privacy notice for The SAFAR Film Festival, a programme of The Arab British Centre (Registered Charity number: 801026 and Company Number: 1215037).

The Arab British Centre is legally obliged to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (“GDPR”). Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website. We regularly review our privacy policy and will place any updates on this web page. The policy was last updated July 2020.

The personal details collected through our website and provided by you, the user, will be processed in line with the legislation. We will not sell, license or trade any personal information to others. We do not provide personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations.

We process personal information to enable us to provide educational information, promotion of the Centre’s services, managing our accounts and records and providing outreach and open programme activities to our users.

If you have any further questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you, please contact us:

By email to

In writing to  The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE

If you visit our website, including our social media channels, you accept and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Our website contacts links to websites not controlled by The Arab British Centre. These links should not be taken as endorsements of these third party websites. We are not responsible nor do we have control of the content of these sites and we do not have input into their privacy policies.

We will endeavour to keep your personal information accurate and up to date and ensure that it is not kept longer than necessary. For more information on how, why and what we do with your information, please see below:

When do we collect information? What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, or fill out a form on our site. When registering for our film festival and events relating to the festival, we will collect your Email, Age, Gender, Ethnicity and Country of Residence. Collecting this information as a charity helps us with our funding applications.


Do we use Cookies?

Yes, Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables our site or service provider’s systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We do not use cookies to collect any personally identifiable information or sensitive information, pass data to advertising networks or third parties, or to pay sales commissions.

If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect the user’s experience.


Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.



Emails that we send to you or you send to us may be retained as a record of contact and your email address stored for future use in accordance with our record retention schedule. If we need to email sensitive or confidential information to you, we will perform checks to verify the correct email address and may take additional security measures.


Mailing List

You can choose to subscribe to SAFAR Film Festival’s mailing list to receive news about our programme and related events.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform, using a best-practice “double opt-in” process. By subscribing to our mailing list you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their privacy policy and terms. MailChimp collects and stores mailing list subscriptions in order to allow us to create and use distribution lists, send marketing email campaigns, and place online advertisements.

You can unsubscribe from the mailing list and future communications by following the links at the bottom of every email we send out via Mail Chimp. If we have contacted you in the past and you have explicitly told us that you don’t want to receive marketing communications from us, we will keep your name and address on a list of people we don’t contact. If you would prefer for your information to be deleted from that list, please let us know using the contact details at the bottom of this page.


Contacting Us

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


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