GDPR Privacy Policy

1. Introduction and Scope

This document concerns YOUR personal data, legally defined as information concerning any living person that is not already in the public domain, and covers legislation from The Data Protection Act (DPA), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

The aforementioned regulations seek to protect and enhance your rights as a data subjects, and cover the safeguarding of personal data, protecting the user against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted transfer of personal data within the EU.

Please be aware; GDPR does not apply to information already accessible in the public domain, for example, Companies House data, or domain registration information.

In this policy document, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to the data controller listed in Section 2.4 of this document.

1.1 MARBELLAFILMFESTIVAL.COM is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website ( and general service users, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

1.2 This Privacy Policy applies to all cases in which MARBELLAFILMFESTIVAL.COM is acting as a data controller responsible for the processing and safeguarding of personal data of website visitors and service users.

1.3 Upon first visiting our website, you will be asked to agree to the terms presented in this policy document, and to the use of cookies. Continued use of our website after the privacy/cookie notice implies consent has been granted by the user (YOU).

2. Who we are

The information provided in this section clearly defines who “we” are, and who is responsible for managing your personal data. Methods of contact should also be clearly defined in accordance with EU laws on service provider transparency.

If you believe information is missing or incorrect in this section, or does not adequately describe the service provider, you should discontinue use of this website immediately.

2.1 Who are we?

MARBELLAFILMFESTIVAL.COM is the official website of the Marbella International Film Festival.

2.2 Physical address

No 3 The Crescent, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 6AA.

2.3 Contact methods

You can contact us via any of the following methods:

(a) By post to

No 3 The Crescent, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 6AA.

(b) Use of our website’s contact form on the following URL

(c) By telephone

07860 797794

(d) By email

2.4 Data Protection Officer

Our data protection officer/data controller is S. Chakaveh and contact details for the aforementioned controller are as detailed above in section 2.3.

3. Collection of YOUR personal data

The section below will detail the types of data that is collected, in addition to the methods of collecting this data.

3.1 User provided information

MARBELLAFILMFESTIVAL.COM will collect direct information provided by you (via contact forms, for example) to provide quotations, make telephone contact, or to email you concerning any information you may request.

3.2 Automatically collected information

Whilst visiting our website, some additional personal data may be collected, including but not limited to personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information concerning the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use.

3.3 How YOUR data on our website is collected and stored

Data will be collected on our website in the following ways:

a) Via web contact forms on our website

Data provided via our website forms is manually submitted by the user, and stored in an encrypted MySQL database.

b) Via Google Analytics tracking

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic and user behavior, enabling us to enhance the user experience and analyse marketing.

Google use cookies to offer this service and their privacy policy is available at:

All data is stored on Google’s secure servers.

c) Via web server tracking software provided with our web hosting

Our web hosting provider may track user behaviour and monitor potential security threats, and as such will collect data designed to keep the website operational and your information secure.

All data is stored on our web host’s secure servers and will be made available in association with a relevant data protection request.

d) Via browser cookies

Our website uses cookies, defined as a string or array of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer. YOUR browser provides this information on each visit to our website.

Website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website.
Further information on browser cookies and how to manage them can be found in section 12 of this document.

4. Use of YOUR personal data

It is required that ANY use of YOUR personal data will be lawful and fair, and initiation of data transfer from user (YOU) to MARBELLAFILMFESTIVAL.COM should be easy to understand, and be transparent as to which data is being processed and how it may be used.

4.1 Lawful basis for data processing

Your personal data will only be used only to provide or enhance a service that you have initiated or requested.

MARBELLAFILMFESTIVAL.COM will never use your personal data for operations outside the defined scope of our working arrangement or contract, unless legally required to do so.

4.2 Legal obligations

Should it be legally required to divulge your personal information to a higher authority such as law enforcement organisations, YOU as the user will be notified of any such data transfer.