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Festival Constitution

Child Protection Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Data Protection Policy

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY STATEMENT – currently being reviewed, July 2020

The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts is committed to an equal opportunities policy in respect of all aspects of its activities and functions.

We actively promote equality for all with the right mix of talent, skill and potential, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or illness, religion or beliefs (this is not an exhaustive list).

Our Equal Opportunities Policy has been developed to ensure that all users of the Festival are fully aware of our commitment to provide equal opportunities in all our activities and functions.

Furthermore, the Festival will monitor the implementation and application of our Equal Opportunities Policy and ensure that it reflects and meets the needs of the increasingly diverse community, which we seek to serve.


The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts (CFPA) needs to collect and use certain information about individuals in order to run the Festival successfully. To protect individuals’ privacy CFPA ensures that personal information is treated lawfully and correctly. CFPA complies fully with current data protection legislation (General Data Protection Regulations – May 2018).

Data collected is processed fairly and lawfully; is used only for specific and lawful purposes; is accurate, adequate, relevant and not excessive; is kept for no longer than is necessary; is collected and processed in accordance with the rights of individuals; is kept secure, and is not transferred to countries that do not offer adequate data protection.

The only personal data published in the Festival programme and shown on CFPA’s website are the contact details of its officers and the names of Festival performers. All other personal data is kept secure. Personal data will not be given to any third party without the prior consent of the individual (or their parent, guardian, or teacher, in the case of a child), but will be disclosed to law enforcement agencies if requested. All Festival personnel are made aware of their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.

CFPA’s Data Protection Policy can be found on our website and a copy can be requested, either by email, or by sending a stamped and addressed envelope to the Hon. Secretary.