Privacy Policy

Film and Video Umbrella is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors, and will only use the information we collect about you lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We collect information from you in the following ways:

Signing up to our e-bulletin:

When you sign up to our e-bulletin the information that you supply is held securely and will be used by us to keep you up to date with exhibitions, events, opportunities and other news relating to our projects, and the artists with whom we have worked or are working. At no time will we sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties.

When signing up we collect the following information: your name, email address and postcode. We ask for your postcode for research purposes only, to enable us to understand the demographics of our audiences better. When analysing postcode data, you will be anonymised before such data is processed.

You can unsubscribe or update your information at any time by clicking the relevant links which can be found at the bottom of our e-bulletins. You can also check the information that we hold about you by emailing us at If you find any inaccuracies we will delete your record or correct it promptly.

Our e-bulletin lists are subject to regular ‘cleaning’ so if you do not open emails that you receive from us for an extended period, then you will be automatically removed from our e-bulletin list, and may need to re-sign up.

Your information will only be stored on password protected databases, and only staff who manage our e-bulletin lists will have access to your information.

Purchasing a book in our online Bookshop:

When you want to purchase a book via our bookshop, you will be immediately directed to PayPal who are a company who manage our online sales on our behalf. PayPal have a different Privacy Policy to Film and Video Umbrella, and if you want to find out more about PayPal’s Privacy Policy this can be found on their website.

When you purchase a book via our Bookshop Paypal send us an email containing your order and your name and postal address, so that we can send the book to you. We do not receive your payment details from PayPal. Your name, email address and postal address are retained by FVU only for the purposes of financial accounting, but will not be added to any of our databases. We will however email you to confirm receipt of your order, and to let you know that we have sent your book out, at which point we will also ask if you would like to be added to our e-bulletin list.

Only staff who manage our Bookshop, and our financial accounts will have access to the information you provide us with so as to complete your Bookshop order.


From time to time Film and Video Umbrella will announce job vacancies, student placement opportunities, funding opportunities or call for entries/applications via our website. At this time certain pieces of personal information will be asked for, however, we will always make clear and transparent within our application packs/forms, what your personal information will be used for.

How we use Cookies

Our website uses the cookies listed below. A cookie is a small text file that we put on your computer so that our website can function correctly. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit  

You can remove or block cookies at any time using the settings in your browser, but in some cases, this may impact your ability to use our website.

Google Analytics

These cookies are used 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 that does not identify a visitor, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

More about Google Privacy
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

How to Opt Out of Google Tracking
Visit the Google webiste to opt out

Vimeo Cookies

Our video content is delivered using the Vimeo video hosting service. This service may set a cookie on your computer, once you click a video.

Learn more about Vimeo's Cookies
Visit the Vimeo Privacy page contains links to other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to this website, and other Film and Video Umbrella sites. If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.