Visit Kent is the Destination Management Organisation for Kent (the Garden of England), welcoming over 65 million visitors a year, championing the county’s £3.6 billion tourism industry and supporting more than 72,000 jobs. It is a public/private sector partnership supported by Kent County Council, Medway Council, district and borough councils, and the leading sector tourism businesses in Kent. Visit Kent is delivered by the destination management specialists Go To Places.
As a data controller Visit Kent Ltd fully complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) which came into force on 25 May 2018. We are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (‘ICO’) under registration number Z1011534.
We only collect personal information that is relevant and necessary for us to continue to communicate effectively with you and to deliver services for your organisation. Information is collected through our interactions with you through email correspondence; face to face meetings; investor agreement forms; business and travel trade newsletter opt in forms; website listing forms; event listing forms; campaign business sign up forms (e.g. Big Weekend, 2FOR1) and surveys you participate in. To deliver these services we collect the following personal data about our business contacts: • Your name • Your job title • Your business contact details including email address and phone number • The function you deliver within your organisation so that you only receive communications that are relevant to the job you do (e.g. marketing, finance, decision maker)
• Dietary and access requirements (if you provide them during event registration they will be used for the purposes of that event only) We may also store the following details about your organisation so that we can manage the relationship with your organisations: • Business address and website • District your business is located in • Type of business • The status of our relationship with your organisation • Any specific campaigns your organisation takes part in (tourism businesses) • Number of bedrooms (accommodation businesses) • The markets that your organisation operates in (travel trade businesses) • Financial information for invoicing and making payments to your organisation (if relevant) • Information about visitor/guest numbers if you provide this information through our monthly business barometer (tourism businesses) • Any other information you provide to us via a survey
If your business or event is listed on our consumer website, we hold the details and images that you provide to us. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct permissions to use any content or images that you submit and to notify us of any changes. We always attempt to keep your information as up to date and accurate as possible. This might mean we get in touch from time to time to check details with you and to remind you to provide updates to your website listings.
As there is an established two-way relationship in place between Visit Kent and you and/or your organisation, we process your information based on a legitimate interest. We have conducted a legitimate interest assessment to determine that the processing of data is reasonably expected based on the relationship and is necessary to achieve shared goals and to deliver services for partner businesses. We have also used a balancing test to ensure that this does not impact on your individual interests, rights and freedoms.
Depending on the nature of our relationship with you and your organisation, we will process your data in order to deliver services you have requested or are entitled to as part of an agreement and to share relevant information, news or opportunities that are available you. The different ways we may process your data or contact you are outlined below:
You can opt out of certain communications or ask us to stop all communication with you but this will mean that you may miss out on news and opportunities that are relevant to you and we may no longer be able to include you in campaigns or activities that you’ve signed up for. For example, if your business is listed on our consumer website we need to be able to contact you to ensure that this is up to date so we may have to remove your listing or if you are a Visit Kent member we won’t be able to tell you about about opportunities and benefits that you’ve paid for in your annual membership fee.
When we become aware that you no longer work for a partner organisation or if you inform us that your organisation no longer wish to receive communications from Visit Kent or benefit from our services, we will remove your personal data as soon as practically possible. If we dispose of your information it will always be done securely. Personal data you provide through surveys will be held securely for no longer than necessary, will be anonymised where possible and will be deleted in line with the data retention policy. In some cases we may be required to hold some data for longer for legal, financial or taxation reasons.
Under the GDPR, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you. Read more about your individual rights on the ICO’s website. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a 'right of access' request under the General Data Protection Regulations. If we do hold information about you, we will:
• Give you a description
• Tell you why we are holding it
• Tell you who it could be disclosed to
• Let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
You also have a right to be informed within 30 days, on request, what information we hold about you, how we obtained it, and to whom we may pass it on. If a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, or involves requests for copies of the same information already supplied, we reserve the right as allowed under the act to levy a fee for this service. This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of our collection and use of personal information, but we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed.
Any requests for this should be sent to the address below: Email: email@example.com Telephone: 01227 812900
Post: Visit Kent, 10 Best Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2JB