Privacy Policy

Who are we?

This privacy notice is for visitors to the Screen Industries Growth Network website. This website is the hub of our network’s programme of empowering people and enabling growth in the screen industries of Yorkshire and the Humber.

This privacy notice sets out the ways in which we gather, use, store and share your data. It also sets out how long we keep your data and what rights you have in relation to your data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

SIGN is committed to ensuring that your data and privacy is protected in accordance with this privacy statement. SIGN is also committed to keeping your personal information safe in accordance with applicable data protection laws. 

For the purposes of this privacy notice, University of York is the Data Controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and our entry can be found here. Our registration number is: Z4855807.

What data is being gathered and why?

The data we collect will vary depending on your level of participation with SIGN. Within this website, we may ask for the following information, including but not limited to:

  • Name 
  • Email address

We require this information when you sign up to our newsletter. If you sign up to our newsletter, you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies.

If you sign up to receive our newsletter, your email address will only be used for this purpose. It will not be shared with any third party. If you have previously signed up using your personal information, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us at [email protected].

What legal basis is being relied on to process data?

The information you provide is held on the basis of your consent by requesting a copy of our newsletter. You may opt-out of receiving the newsletter at any time. 

How long will we retain your data?

We will retain your data in line with legal requirements or where there is a business need. Retention timeframes will be determined in line with the University’s Records Retention Schedule.   


If you sign up to our newsletter, you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again.

This website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to collect information about how you interact with our website and allow us to remember you. We use this information in order to improve and customise your browsing experience and for analytics and metrics about our visitors both on this website and other media. 

If you decline, your information will not be tracked when you visit this website. A single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked. You can decline cookies through the pop-up window that appears on screen when visiting our website.

What rights do you have in relation to your data?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a right of access to your data, a right to rectification, erasure (in certain circumstances), restriction, objection or portability (in certain circumstances). You also have a right to withdraw consent. 

If you have an account on this site, 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.

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


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Contact information

Email: [email protected].

For more information, including how we process and protect your data and where to lodge complaints, see: