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Privacy Policy

Data Protection Act 1998

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you.

We will only use personal information you supply to us for the reason that you provided it for.
We will only hold your information for as long as necessary to fulfil that purpose.
We will not pass your information to any other parties (including other Council departments) unless this is made clear to you at the time you supplied it.
All employees and contractors who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect your confidentiality.

Cookies and IP addresses

A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. We do use cookies to make it easier for you to complete on-line forms and questionnaires but these are only temporary and do not identify you or your visit to our site. However, the computers which host our website do maintain site logs which include the IP address details of all machines accessing our pages. This enables us to monitor website usage so we can

See which pages are the most popular
See which pages are seldom or never visited
See how extensively the Council Website is used
Any IP information is treated as strictly confidential and is not published or divulged to any third party.

1. Information we may collect from you

1. We may collect and process the following data about you:

1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our service and any additional, posting material, contributions or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us and when you report a problem with our Website.

2. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

3. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

4. Details of transactions you carry out through our Website.

5. Details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

2. IP addresses and cookies

1) We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

2) For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used to make our Website work and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

(a) To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

(b) To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests.

(c) To speed up your searches.

(d) To recognise you when you return to our Website.

3) The cookies used on our Website are:

(a) ASP.NET_SessionId - This cookie is essential for the operation and navigation of the website. The cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(b) ASPSESSIONIDS******* - This cookie is used to report website 404 errors to our website host. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(c) _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz - These cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

(d) dmsTPC - This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of Google Analytics cookies on the Visit Canterbury website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

4) Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

5) This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

6) We may embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

7) We may display either (or both) of the following widgets:

(a) Feed widgets (widgets that display a feed from our social network page). These widgets do not create a cookie.

(b) Sharing widgets (widgets such as Facebook Like, Twitter Share or AddThis) which enable you to share content of Visit Canterbury website to your friends or followers. By default these do not create a cookie until you have clicked on the graphic or icon representing the sharing network you would like to use. By clicking the graphic or icon you consent to transmitting data to the respective social network.
Facebook's privacy policy on social plugins: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#socialplugin.
Twitter's privacy policy on cookies and information sharing: https://twitter.com/privacy.
AddThis' privacy policy on cookies and information sharing: http://www.addthis.com/privacy.

3. Where we store your personal data

As our servers are located in the United Kingdom, the data that we collect from you is obtained, processed, stored and transmitted in compliance with data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998 and European Directive 95/46 and 2002/58. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


4. Uses made of the information

1) We use information held about you in the following ways:

(a) To ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

(b) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

(c) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into through our Website.

(d) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

(e)To notify you about changes to our service.

(f) To regularly update you about our services and promotions in Newsletters.

2) We may also use your data, or permit affiliates to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by email, text post or telephone.

3) Where we permit our affiliates to use your data, we (or they) will contact you only if you have consented to this.

4) We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

If you have any query about personal information that we may hold, please write to:

Janet Taylor
Deputy Head of Legal Services
Canterbury City Council
Military Road
Canterbury
Kent CT1 1YW
Email: janet.taylor@canterbury.gov.uk

Copyright

This website is owned by Canterbury City Council and is protected by copyright. The information provided on our web pages is for your personal use. It is not to be networked, distributed or published without the prior written consent of the Council.

Picture Credits

Images on this website have been sourced from Art Hewitt, Karen Kelly, Sue Robinson, Tim Stubbings (www.timstubbings.co.uk), Joanna Sword, Visit Kent, Historic River Tours Company, and Wildwood Trust Woodland and Discover Park. Tiger picture taken at Howletts. Cycling images © David Young (Sustrans). Duncan Down images © A clark. Whitstable Yacht Club image © Nick Champion. Rupert Bear™, © 2009 Classic Media Distribution Limited/Express Newspapers. Herne Bay Festival Image © Paul Spree. All Rights Reserved. Image thanks to Rupert Bear - Follow the Magic Magazine.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained on this website is correct and up to date, including hyperlinks to other organisations' websites. However, as the information on these sites is not maintained by the Council;

We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions
We do not necessarily endorse views or opinions expressed within these sites
We cannot guarantee that any of these external links will work all of the time
You can help maintain the quality of our links to external sites by letting us know if you find the content of any site unacceptable or offensive. Please contact us.

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21 November 2015 to 21 November 2015

Polychromatic Silkscreen with Dawn Dupree at Augustine Arts CentreSat 21 Nov 2015On this workshop, you will be introduced to polychromatic printing; a direct and hand-painted method of screen printing using dyes. You will learn to create your own one-off prints with an opportunity to experiment in a relaxed atmosphere.

12 November 2015 to 12 November 2015

Alexandra Dariescu at St Gregory's Centre for MusicThu 12 Nov 2015Alexndra Dariescu, piano She will be playing for us works by Mendelssohn, Fauré, Chopin and Szymanowski.

01 November 2015 to 01 November 2015

The Wildlife and Wonders of the Westgate Parks at Westgate GardensSun 1 Nov 2015Join the Wesgate Park Officer, the chairman of the Friends of Westgate Parks and Dr. Jake Weekes from Canterbury Archaeological Trust for a walk around the Parks to find out more about the conservation and heritage projects.

16 October 2015 to 21 November 2015

Adam Chodzko: Design for a Fold at Sidney Cooper GalleryFri 16 Oct - Sat 21 Nov 2015Adam Chodzko’s art explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour. Exhibiting internationally since 1991, Chodzko works across media, from video installation to subtle interventions.

03 November 2015 to 03 November 2015

Life Drawing with Roy Eastland at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 3 Nov 2015Artist Roy Eastland will run a series of workshops on Life Drawing. These sessions will include a mixture of drawing exercises, demonstrations, whole-group and one-to-one tuition.

10 November 2015 to 10 November 2015

Life Drawing with Roy Eastland at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 10 Nov 2015Artist Roy Eastland will run a series of workshops on Life Drawing. These sessions will include a mixture of drawing exercises, demonstrations, whole-group and one-to-one tuition.

17 November 2015 to 17 November 2015

Life Drawing with Roy Eastland at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 17 Nov 2015Artist Roy Eastland will run a series of workshops on Life Drawing. These sessions will include a mixture of drawing exercises, demonstrations, whole-group and one-to-one tuition.

05 November 2015 to 05 November 2015

Derek Acorah - The Psychic Ether Tour at The Kings HallThu 5 Nov 2015A celebrity, author and performer like no other, Derek is one of the most foremost in the world of Psychic Phenomena.

20 November 2015 to 20 November 2015

Buble and Barlow Tribute Special at The Kings HallFri 20 Nov 2015Two of the countrys finest performers come to The King’s Hall for one night only to bring you a full-on evening of top entertainment!

01 November 2015 to 01 November 2015

Glyndebourne - Billy Budd (12A) (recorded) at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 1 Nov 2015The tense and stifling atmosphere on board a British man of war during the Napoleonic wars, with discipline brutally enforced and danger of attack ever present, is powerfully evoked in this production by Michael Grandage.

15 November 2015 to 15 November 2015

Royal Opera House - Carmen, Viscera... at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 15 Nov 2015Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet.

19 November 2015 to 19 November 2015

NT Live - Of Mice and Men at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 19 Nov 2015Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd star in the highly anticipated screenings.

07 November 2015 to 07 November 2015

The Neil Diamond Story at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 7 Nov 2015Bob Drury returns with a new show tracking Neil's remarkable journey from unknown and struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star.

09 November 2015 to 09 November 2015

Barefoot in the Park at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreMon 9 Nov 2015This 1977 movie stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda as newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter, who are moving into their first apartment.

14 November 2015 to 14 November 2015

A Matter of Life and Death at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 14 Nov 2015Legendary directors Powell and Pressburger are at their most imaginative and controversial in this 1946 film, where Squadron Leader Peter Carter (David Niven) is alone in a blazing plane over the Channel.

14 November 2015 to 14 November 2015

Black Narcissus at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 14 Nov 2015In another Powell and Pressburger classic, a group of nuns led by Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr) are sent to the Himalayas to open a convent school and hospital.

21 November 2015 to 21 November 2015

Sounds of the Underground at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 21 Nov 2015Next May, ten people from Whitstable will travel to inner city Kampala in Uganda to build a bakery classroom at Treasured Kids School.

26 September 2015 to 15 November 2015

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 26 Sep - Sun 15 Nov 2015The British Wildlife Photography Awards showcase the work of both amateur and professional photographers who have captured the beauty and diversity of British wildlife.

12 September 2015 to 08 November 2015

Canterbury Catch Club: its music and musicians at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 12 Sep - Sun 8 Nov 2015Canterbury Catch Club met from 1779 to 1865, offering members a convivial evening of music, food, drink and tobacco, followed by the witty catches popular in England for centuries.

03 November 2015 to 03 November 2015

Don Pasquale at The Marlowe TheatreTue 3 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform Donizetti’s tuneful tale of a senior citizen with romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him.

05 November 2015 to 05 November 2015

Don Pasquale at The Marlowe TheatreThu 5 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform Donizetti’s tuneful tale of a senior citizen with romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him.

04 November 2015 to 04 November 2015

Die Entführung aus dem Serail at The Marlowe TheatreWed 4 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform this elegant story of cultural collision between East and West.

07 November 2015 to 07 November 2015

Die Entführung aus dem Serail at The Marlowe TheatreSat 7 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform this elegant story of cultural collision between East and West.

06 November 2015 to 06 November 2015

Saul at The Marlowe TheatreFri 6 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform this powerful Biblical tale of the first King of Israel's love and loathing for his eventual successor, David.

18 November 2015 to 18 November 2015

The Waterboys at The Marlowe TheatreWed 18 Nov 2015Following three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, music legends The Waterboys release their magnificent 11th album, Modern Blues in 2015, recorded in Nashville.

15 November 2015 to 15 November 2015

Alan Davies: Little Victories at The Marlowe TheatreSun 15 Nov 2015Alan Davies returns following his sell-out visit to Canterbury in 2014.

20 November 2015 to 20 November 2015

One Man Breaking Bad at The Marlowe TheatreFri 20 Nov 2015The unauthorised parody. Sixty awesome episodes. One awesome show. Yo!

12 November 2015 to 14 November 2015

Giselle at The Marlowe TheatreThu 12 - Sat 14 Nov 2015The world-renowned The Royal New Zealand Ballet makes their debut in Canterbury.

14 November 2015 to 14 November 2015

Nine Below Zero at The Marlowe TheatreSat 14 Nov 2015The blues and rock powerhouse band.

16 November 2015 to 16 November 2015

All Star 60's at The Marlowe TheatreMon 16 Nov 2015Five amazingly talented iconic 60s bands perform their hits.

19 November 2015 to 19 November 2015

The Blues Band at The Marlowe TheatreThu 19 Nov 2015The Blues Band celebrate their 35th year together.

21 November 2015 to 21 November 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra at The Marlowe TheatreSat 21 Nov 2015Love, Loss & Revenge.

14 November 2015 to 14 November 2015

James Kirby at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 14 Nov 2015James has opened stages for artists such as Labrinth, Matt Cardle, Sarah Cox, Pendulum, The Hoosiers, Wiley, and Eddie Reader.

10 November 2015 to 10 November 2015

A Passing Cloud at The Marlowe TheatreTue 10 Nov 2015The UK premiere of four new works. The world-renowned Royal New Zealand Ballet make their Canterbury debut with a programme of work never seen before in the UK.

11 November 2015 to 11 November 2015

A Passing Cloud at The Marlowe TheatreWed 11 Nov 2015The UK premiere of four new works. The world-renowned Royal New Zealand Ballet make their Canterbury debut with a programme of work never seen before in the UK.

17 November 2015 to 17 November 2015

That'll Be The Day Christmas Show at The Marlowe TheatreTue 17 Nov 2015Prepare to party with the nation's favourite rock 'n' roll variety show.

08 November 2015 to 08 November 2015

Martyn Jospeh at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 8 Nov 2015Folk in the Barn in Association with the Gulbenkian present Martyn Joseph.

16 November 2015 to 16 November 2015

Ralph McTell at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 16 Nov 2015Ralph McTell celebrates 50 years as a professional musician and this quintessential English singer-songwriter-guitarist is back on tour.

01 November 2015 to 01 November 2015

Let's All Dance! The Magic Word at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 1 Nov 2015Let's All Dance is delighted to present this gorgeous, classical ballet.

05 November 2015 to 05 November 2015

Canterbury Players - Arcadia at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 5 Nov 2015Tom Stoppard's award winning masterpiece, Arcadia has enthralled and delighted audiences for 20 years.

06 November 2015 to 06 November 2015

Canterbury Players - Arcadia at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 6 Nov 2015Tom Stoppard's award winning masterpiece, Arcadia has enthralled and delighted audiences for 20 years.

07 November 2015 to 07 November 2015

Canterbury Players - Arcadia at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 7 Nov 2015Tom Stoppard's award winning masterpiece, Arcadia has enthralled and delighted audiences for 20 years.

09 November 2015 to 09 November 2015

Shakespeare for Schools at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 9 Nov 2015The Gulbenkian is trilled to welcome local talent to the stage as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

11 November 2015 to 11 November 2015

Cafe Live - Digibury at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 11 Nov 2015Digibury is Kent's monthly meet-up event for digital and creative types.

11 November 2015 to 11 November 2015

Company Chameleon - Beauty of the Beast at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 11 Nov 2015Beauty Of The Beast is a dynamic new full-length work, for an all make cast, choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Anthony Missen for Company Chameleon.

12 November 2015 to 12 November 2015

The Pantaloons - Macbeth at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 12 Nov 2015This is not a story for the faint-hearted. It's the story of how old King Duncan died. It's a story of murder and betrayal. It's a story of supernatural sorcery. And it's a story that's going to be retold as you've never seen it before...

13 November 2015 to 13 November 2015

Treacherous Orchestra at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 13 Nov 2015On stage Treacherous Orchestra are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes with theatrical anarchic rock attitude.

18 November 2015 to 18 November 2015

Cafe Live - Gulb Slam at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 18 Nov 2015Brilliant spoken word - and you can take part.

19 November 2015 to 19 November 2015

T24 - The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 19 Nov 2015T24 brings a zany, surreal take on Nikolai Gogol's classic comedy to the Gulbenkian this winter.

20 November 2015 to 20 November 2015

T24 - The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 20 Nov 2015T24 brings a zany, surreal take on Nikolai Gogol's classic comedy to the Gulbenkian this winter.

21 November 2015 to 21 November 2015

KILN - A Journey Round My Skull at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 21 Nov 2015A Journey Round My Skull is a beautiful and beguiling love story that really gets inside your head.

07 November 2015 to 07 November 2015

Stepping Out 2 Night at The Kings HallSat 7 Nov 2015Come and enjoy a social evening of Ballroom, Latin American, Argentine Tango and Sequence dancing.

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