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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Cork Opera House takes your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting it in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). The purpose of our privacy policy statement will inform you on how and why we store your data, what type of data we hold and how it is used.

Why we collect your information

We collect data on our patrons to allow us to communicate with you about events or offers that we think would interest you based on your preferences or transaction history. This information helps Cork Opera House understand more about our audiences and helps us make informed decisions around our strategy, ensuring we are meeting the changing needs of our audiences. We will contact you (depending on your preferences) by email, text, phone, post, online ads.

How we collect your information

When you purchase a ticket or gift voucher through the Box Office or online your name, address data, email and contact number will be stored in our Box Office system. You may, of course, purchase a ticket in person without supplying personal data, with the exception of a contact number that will only be used if a show is cancelled/rescheduled. We do not share your personal details with any other company.

Storing your information

When you visit our website you can do so without submitting any personal data. However, if you wish to receive communications from us or purchase tickets online you will be asked to register. This involves submitting your name, address, phone number, email address and credit card details when applicable. This information is used to process your order and to provide you with the service you have requested.

Credit card details are only requested and used for the sole purpose of handling an individual booking. We don’t store any credit/debit card details on our system.

You will be asked if you want to receive communication from Cork Opera House. Your response is recorded and adhered to. You can change your preference for communication with Cork Opera House at any point by contacting , and your preferences will be amended immediately. If you have consented to be contacted but haven’t been in contact with us (i.e. booked a show) for over two years then we will remove your data from our system.

Your information and your decision on receiving direct marketing is held on our database along with details of bookings you have made. If you have opted not to be contacted, then the only exception to contact is if an event you have purchased tickets for has been cancelled or rescheduled.

How your Personal Data is kept confidential

In order to protect your personal data and to maintain its quality we use encryption when collecting sensitive data, such as credit card details.

We also have measures in place that limit the access to your information to employees who need that data to provide products and services to you. Our database is secure and password protected.

 

Cookies & Web Beacons

When you use corkoperahouse.ie website information is received using cookies and web beacons about your visit. You can disable cookies on your computer by following the instructions outlined in your help function. However, you will be unable to purchase tickets or use any booking-related features once your cookies are disabled.

For statistical and strategic planning purposes information generated from cookies and web beacons helps us determine:

  • The number of first time and repeat visits. (this is identified by the IP address of your webserver)
  • The traffic on the website, pages visited, and length of time spent on the website.
  • The top level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .net, .biz).
  • The type of web browser used by the website user.
  • The device used to access our site (phone, tablet, pc etc)

Personal Data Request

If you would like to review the data we hold for you on our database please contact us, in writing, and we’ll arrange for this information to be disclosed. For security reasons we will ask you to provide proof of identification and will be unable to provide information that identifies other patrons’ data.

Updates to this policy

This policy is regularly update. Please see corkoperahouse.ie for the most up to date version.