Who we are

Our website address is: https://thescaryclownpresents.co.uk.  We a a group of friends running a not-for-profit collective to put on DIY Punk gigs.  We aren’t a registered company, but we do still care about your privacy!

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

Contact forms

The contact form on our contact page doesn’t save your message or personal details – they are e-mailed on to us and ‘forgotten’ by the website.  The only record will exist in the e-mail which comes to our inbox.  By using the contact form you are obviously consenting to us receiving your details.  We will NOT share them with anyone else unless you are asking us to pass them on.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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


We use Google analytics to see how many of you come to visit.  It uses javascript and cookies to track you across the site.  We don’t know WHO you are, but we can see where (roughly) your may be based on your IP address.  We just like to know someone is coming to visit!  We also can see where you came from (Facebook or google search etc), so we can see where our friends come from – especially useful when selling tickets.

Who we share your data with

Apart from the Analytics stuff, no-one.  Not unless you want us to send us an e-mail wanting us to send your details onto someone else, but that’s it.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The site is https – which means traffic is encrypted between you and us.  We also employ industry standard security methods.  We only hold your name, address and contact details here (in a secure database), we do NOT hold any of your payment details.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we ever find out your details have been comprimised, we will e-mail you to explain.  As we don’t hold payment details there is minimal risk.