Privacy Policy

Macclesfield Beer Festival


Macclesfield Beer Festival (‘Macc Beer Fest’) is operated by Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 14640622) with registered office at Chestnut House 23 Ryles Park Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 8AH. Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited is responsible for the website and its contents ( and associated social media profiles (‘the Website’).

Please read carefully this notice of our Privacy Policy (“Notice”) and the Terms of Use for this Website. Your use of this Website signifies your agreement and consent to this Notice and the Terms of Use. If you do NOT accept the Terms of Use and this Notice, then please discontinue your use of this Website.

This Notice describes the types of personal data we collect, how we may use that personal data and with whom we may share it. The term “personal data” means information about an identifiable individual which includes name, address, email, telephone number and other information relating specifically to an individual.

Our Notice also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the personal data. We also tell you how you can reach us to:

(i) access, correct, or delete the personal data that you have provided;

(ii) withdraw any consent you may have previously given to the processing of your personal data;

(iii) tell us not to contact you with marketing materials about our products and services; and

(iv) ask any questions you may have about our online privacy practices.

How We Collect and Use Personal Data

Personal data is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as your name, email address, home address, phone number and credit or debit card information.

You may choose to provide personal data when you visit us or one of our partner organisations at one of our events or through our Website. If you choose not to provide us with your personal data you may not be able to access some of the services offered on our Website, such as newsletters or updates or to take part in our promotions. Here are some of the ways in which you may provide us with your personal data and the types of personal data you may submit. We also explain how we (or any of our partner organisations) may use the personal data in different ways according to the purpose for which it was provided. For example, if you provide personal data to register for updates, to enter a promotion or to purchase goods or services, we will use it to register you or provide you with those goods or services.

We may also use your personal data to provide you with information about our events coming up, ticket sales, features, services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. Under certain circumstances (for example if you win a contest) we may post your personal data on the Website. We will notify you of this possibility when you provide the personal data and, if possible, when the personal data is posted.

Contacting us through the Website

If you communicate with us through any link on our Website, we may ask you for your personal data so we (or our any of our partner organisations or associates) can respond to your questions and comments. You may also choose to provide additional information as well.

Competitions and Promotions

We may occasionally conduct competitions and promotions. If you choose to enter and you are not already a registered user of the Website, we may ask you for your personal data such as your name, date of birth, email address, postal address and telephone number for the purpose of conducting these promotions. Competition Rules will be published on the Website.

Volunteering at our Events

You may sign up to help at our events as a volunteer. We may collect information including your name, date of birth, email address, postal address and telephone number or other personal data, including a medical fitness declaration for public health reasons. We require this information to manage health and to manage safety and security at our events.

Goods or Services for Purchase

We offer products or services to purchase through our Website (in particular tickets for our events). When you choose to purchase tickets, merchandise or services, we may ask you to provide your name, date of birth, email address, postal address and telephone number or other personal data. This personal data is collected for the purpose of providing you with the services you choose to purchase and/or subscribe for. We may also ask you to provide your credit or debit card details for this purchase, or we may direct you to a third party payment processing service to process your booking and make payment. If we direct you to a third party processing service, please be aware that Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited is not liable or responsible for such service and that your use of that service might be subject to terms and conditions imposed by the service provider and other privacy policies.

Newsletters and Communications

On our Website, you may sign up to receive newsletters and other communications about our events, services and promotions. To sign up, we may ask you for additional personal data such as your date of birth, postcode, email address and mobile telephone number. This personal data is used by us (or our partner organisations) to send you the communications you request. Details of how you may opt-out of receiving any communications from us are described in the “Your Preferences” section below.

Other Website features

We may offer Website visitors various features for their enjoyment, which may change from time to time. We may ask you to submit certain personal data so we can provide you with these features.

Legal Basis

We have a legal basis for processing your personal data in accordance with Article 6 of GDPR.

As the organiser of festival events most of the information set out above is processed to fulfil a contract with you or, for your benefit. Without it we would not be able to process your booking or attendance at our events. We also have a legitimate interest in processing other information about you for the purpose of the smooth running of our business, for marketing and for planning purposes.

How long we keep your data

By law we have to keep basic information about customers of our services for a minimum of 6 years for tax purposes.

Other Data We may collect automatically

When you visit the Website, we may automatically collect certain personal data that we then aggregate so that it is not linked to a single, identifiable individual. This information provides us with statistics such as how many users visited our site and which pages were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor this Website to our visitors. We collect this information either through “log files”, “cookie” technology or with “web beacons”, as explained below.

Log Files

Log files are web server files (such as the domain name or IP address, URL, the http response code, the Website from where you visit us or the date and duration of your visit) that are automatically created when an Internet user visits a site. Once you stop using our Website, we process and use this information only to enable further connections, for billing purposes, to detect disruptions or abuse of our telecommunication services. We delete this information routinely. This information is used to create general aggregated profiles of our Website user base and is not used to create personalised user profiles. In case of disruption or misuse, we reserve the right to file a report with law enforcement agencies. We do not use this information for any other purpose(s) and do not share this information with any third parties, except as set out in the section titled “How We Share Personal Data” below.


Like many companies, we may use “cookies” or similar objects on our Website. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain Websites. We use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience, for example, by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, while you are visiting a particular site. The majority of browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. The toolbar on most browsers will have a feature to tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, and how to disable any existing cookies. Please note, however, if you do disable, reject or stop cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features and services we would like to offer you.

How we share Personal Data

We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal data about our Website visitors, except as described here. We may share your personal data with our partner organisations (which include Macclesfield & District Roundtable, CAMRA, our charity beneficiaries, and concessionaires at Macc Beer Fest) for the purpose of delivering our events and services, enhancing your enjoyment and experience of our events, reporting to our charity partners, or other specific purposes disclosed to you when you signed up for our events (or otherwise provided data to us, for example for a Promotion).

We may also share your personal data with service providers, employees or contractors or volunteers that we have retained to perform services or work on our behalf. These parties are provided only with the personal data they need to perform their functions and can only use and disclose such personal data as is necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

In addition, we may disclose your personal data (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

We reserve the right to transfer your personal data in the event we sell or transfer all or a part of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable endeavours to direct the subsequent owner to use the personal data you have provided through this Website in a manner that is consistent with this Notice. If you do not want your personal data to be processed following such a transfer, you should contact the subsequent owner of Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited.

Where your Personal Data may be stored

Your personal data will normally be processed in the United Kingdom and/or in other states of the European Economic Area (EEA). The transfer of data outside of the EEA which does not provide an adequate level of protection is subject to restrictions. Exceptionally we may occasionally make use of third party applications which send or store data to the United States of America. Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited has taken reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Data we collect receives an appropriate level of data protection.

You understand and hereby agree that your personal data may be sent to the United States of America or to other countries which do not provide an adequate level of data protection and that in that case Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data will be adequately protected. If you no longer wish to consent to the transfer of your personal data as described in this paragraph please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Notice.

Links to Other Sites

Our Website may provide links to other websites, social media platforms or third party apps for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from These linked sites may have their own privacy notices in place, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked sites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are unrelated to Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited, we are not responsible for their content, maintenance or availability.

How we protect your Personal Data

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for this Website to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal data you provide

Access and Correction

Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited provides Website visitors with reasonable access to personal data they provide through [email protected] and the ability to review and correct it as and when necessary. To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your personal data. Access requests should be addressed to [email protected] or write to us c/o Company Secretary, Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited, Chestnut House, 23 Ryles Park Road, Macclesfield SK11 8AH.

Contact us about your preferences

If you would like to view the personal data we process about you, to update your contact details and preferences, or be removed from our mailing list, or to tell us you no longer want us to process your personal data, you may email us at [email protected], contact us through our social media channels, or write to us at c/o Company Secretary, Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited, Chestnut House, 23 Ryles Park Road, Macclesfield SK11 8AH.

If you ask that we stop using your personal data, we take reasonable steps and honour that request. However, we may retain records of your personal data as needed in order to comply with applicable laws. You can find out more about your rights or complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at  Macclesfield Beer Festival Limited is registered with the Information Commissioner (registration number ZB528708).

Updates to Our Privacy Notice

This Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to reflect changes in our online information practices on We will post a notice on this site to notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Notice. If you continue to use our Website ten (10) days after the date of such notification your continued use of our Website will be deemed to be your acceptance of such changes.

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