Privacy policy

At several points in this site, you can submit personal information. The information that you give us will be treated in accordance to the Data Protection principles outlined in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data protection

Step Out Arts is required by law to comply with the Data Protection Act, 1998 (the 1998 Act).  To comply with the law, information is collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully. To do this Step Out Arts complies with the Data Protection Principles which are set out in the 1998 Act. In summary these state that personal data shall be:

  • processed fairly and lawfully and shall not be processed unless certain conditions are met.
  • obtained for specified and lawful purposes and not further processed in a manner incompatible with that purpose.
  • adequate, relevant and not excessive.
  • accurate and where necessary up to date.
  • kept for no longer than necessary.
  • processed in accordance with data subjects’ rights.
  • protected by appropriate security.
  • not transferred without adequate protection. We are committed to ensuring that current employees comply with this Act regarding the confidentiality of any personal data held by Step Out Arts Ltd, in whatever medium.

The site carries information that is already publicly available, such as organisational structures, membership and responsibilities of governing bodies and committees, staff contacts list, photographs of key staff, artists to whom awards have been made or are likely to be made by Step Out Arts Ltd. Wherever necessary, permissions have been sought before publication of material. Information that is already publicly available is exempt from the 1998 Act. It is the policy of Step Out Arts to make the public know as much information about the Step Out Arts as possible.


The images on this site are either covered by our own copyright or, where the copyright holder is another person or organisation, have been specifically cleared for our use by the owner.  When we take pictures of individuals for publication on this site or in other media and the individuals are clearly identifiable, we seek written consent from the individual concerned for the use of their image in University materials.  If you are in an image on this site and have not consented to its use and would prefer it to be removed, please contact us.


This site uses cookies which are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies help you navigate around the site and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit your needs.

We use session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted).

Cookies cannot look into your computer and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive and, unless you have logged onto an authenticated page, cookies cannot be used to identify who you are.

Cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer has visited a certain website. Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.

Cookies will not be used to contact you for marketing purposes other than by means of advertisements offered within this site.

Cookies may be used to record details of pages relating to particular products and services that you have visited on this Site. This is to provide us with generic usage statistics to allow the company to improve this website and to provide you with information that may interest you.

In order to develop this website in line with customer needs we use Google Analytics to track usage on this site. Both these provide us with statistics to show which pages are visited most frequently and how long visitors spend on this site.

Google Analytics use cookies to track the number of unique users of this site. None of the information can be traced to an individual – we do not know who you are as a unique user, merely that there are a certain number of people using this site. The cookie only relates to what goes on in this site and the information cannot be used for marketing on an individual basis.

The web browsers of most computers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your web browser to disable cookies or to inform you when a website is attempting to add a cookie. You can also delete cookies that have previously been added to your computer’s cookie file.

Please visit All About Cookies to discover how to disable and delete cookies.