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Privacy Policy

The Merchant of Venice 1936 Digital Platform takes your data privacy very seriously. We would never share your information with third parties, without your consent. This policy outlines how we collect, use and store your data.

Information that is collected

We may keep, for example, your email address, mailing address or telephone number that is provided by you through means including email, verbal and written contact or providing your information through our feedback survey. By providing this information to us, you consent to us holding this information in relation to the purposes it was provided for.

Use of information

We may use your information to contact you about news or related information.

Disclosure of personal information

We will never sell, share or disclose your information to a third party without your written consent. The Platform is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information (including the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, the Data Protection Bill). 


Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored on a visitor's browser. They are typically used to keep track of settings you have selected and actions taken on a site. 

There are two types of cookies:

Session (transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

Persistent (permanent or stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (at a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific site.

How to delete Cookies.

Most cookies are easy to delete. Just pick your browser and follow the instructions.


Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete on your keyboard.

Select a time range.

Select the 'Cookies and other site data' checkbox.

Click the "Clear data" button.


Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete on your keyboard.

Select a time range to clear.

Select the 'Cookies' checkbox.

Click the "Clear now" button.


Choose Preferences from Safari menu.

Go to the Privacy tab.

Click 'Manage website data'.

Click 'Remove All'.


Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete on your keyboard.

Select the 'Cookies and saved website data' checkbox.

Click the "Clear" button.

Internet Explorer

Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete on your keyboard.

Select the 'Cookies and website data' checkbox.

Click the "Delete" button.

Data security

We take all reasonable steps to protect the data we hold from misuse, loss or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. No website can be completely secure; if you have any concerns that your data may have been accessed, please contact us straight away.

IP addresses

We use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard web server logs which show your unique IP address. This identifies what you have looked at; whether the page request was successful or not; and which browser you used to view the pages. It does not identify any personal detail. This data is only used for statistical purposes to inform us about the usage of the site and how many hits we receive.

To Unsubscribe

To unsubscribe, please follow the link on the bottom of the latest email newsletter.

Alternatively, you may contact us at any time by email to request removal from our subscribers list.

To update or remove your data

If you would like to update your personal information or have it removed from our database, please email us at



The copyright in the text on this website is owned by the Platform except where it is specifically stated that the information was previously published elsewhere and/or the copyright is acknowledged to another party, usually the original publisher or writer. Any text, video or image on this website that is marked with the copyright notice or ascribed to any other party apart from the Platform is that person’s intellectual property and you must contact that person or organisation if you wish to use their material.

You may not copy and use any photographs, images or other artwork without our permission, or that of the copyright holder. Any approved licences for the use of photographs, text material or other material from this website will be governed by the laws of England and Wales

Copyright of the images submitted to the website remain the property of the photographer, creator or other copyright owner but by submitting them, the owner of the copyright grants to Platform the right to publish the image itself whether on the Platform website or by any other form of publication in any other media or arrange publication through third parties in any form of publication in any media and notwithstanding the generality of the forgoing the image creator/owner of the copyright hereby expressly agrees that Platform may use the image in any official promotion for the Platform without further approval from or payment to the copyright owner. Images and other material will be removed from the Platform website at the request of the original copyright owner. 


Whilst the Platform will use their reasonable endeavors to ensure that all material found on this website is accurate and up to date, it cannot guarantee this to users/readers and the Platform does not represent that the information contained on this website is accurate, complete or verified and will accept no liability or obligation (whether at law or otherwise) for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this website or for any loss or damage suffered by any person, company or other organisation from any reliance placed upon the information found on this website. 

Pages, videos, podcasts and images that acknowledge a specific author do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Platform but are presented as the opinion of that author. The Platform has no responsibility for the contents of such articles. 


You have the following rights under the GDPR in respect of your personal information held by us:

(a) to access your personal data – you have the right to request a copy of the personal information the Platform holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. 

(b) to be provided with information about how your personal data is processed (this information is set out in this Policy)

(c) to have your personal data corrected where necessary (please contact us promptly should you become aware of any incorrect or out-of-date information)

(d) to have your personal data erased in certain circumstances (please refer to the appropriate data protection legislation or consult the ICO for details) 

(e) to object to or restrict how your personal data is processed

(f) to have your personal data transferred to yourself or to another business 

If you are within the UK, please address requests and questions about this or any other question about this Privacy Policy to the Platform's Data Protection Officer via the Platform Contact Form

To verify your request, you will be asked to provide copies of two forms of identification, which (Passport, Driving licence, Birth certificate, Current vehicle registration document).


We may update our Privacy Policy at any time and our up to date policy will always be displayed here

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