Cake Fest Middlesbrough website privacy policy

This website is owned by Middlesbrough Council and is a project with Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Any information which you send to us through this website, i.e. your personal details when completing the contact form, is managed as follows:

  1. We will keep information no longer than we reasonably believe is necessary

We keep your data only for as long as is required. Your details will only be kept for the duration of this project. Your personal details will be held within a secure database and accessed by a limited number of people involved with the management of the Cake Fest project.

  1. We will use information only for the purpose for which you sent it

When specifying which cake you would like to bake as part of the project, your details will be used so we can stay in touch with you and give guidance and tips on how to achieve your bake. At that point you will be asked if you would like to join a closed Facebook group (this is completely optional) of other bakers working on the project to share ideas, and offer and receive support. Your details will not be passed to anyone else without gaining your permission.

You will only receive paper or electronic mail from us in relation to Cake Fest Middlesbrough. We will not pass on your email address or any of your personal details to other organisations unless explicitly stated.

  1. We may use information for statistical analysis but in such a way that your identity will not be involved

To improve the user experience of this website we track your activity on this website. This statistical data generated in this way is completely anonymised.

  1. Use of cookies

A number of cookies are present on this website. The purpose of these cookies is to enable the website to function correctly and improve your experience. There are no sales or advert cookies used.

By using this website you are giving permission for cookies to be used to track your activity. The different cookies used on this site are explained below:

Cookie name Purpose of cookie Cookie expires
_ga Google analytics to monitor your activity on our website 2 years
_gat Google analytics to monitor your activity on our website 1 day
_gid Google analytics to monitor your activity on our website 1 day
_cfduid Website cookie to ensure the site is displayed correctly for your requirements e.g. screen size 1 year
_cflb Website cookie to ensure the site is displayed correctly for your requirements e.g. screen size 1 day

You can opt out of these cookies being used at any point by using Do Not Track setting available via most internet browsers. Further information about how to set this up is available:

  1. Getting consent to use your data

You are required to give consent for us to use your data and therefore process your request to take part in Cake Fest Middlesbrough. By entering your details on this website you are giving us permission to contact you in relation to the project.

If any services require further consent from you, this will be explicitly asked for, and explained when required.

  1. We will only collect information that is required

We have simplified this website to ensure that all of the information that you give to us is required. We do not ask for information which is not necessary, which ensures that the website is easy to use and that we do not hold unnecessary information about you.

  1. Website protected by https

This website is secured using https security. The https which appears at the beginning of our website address means that this website is certified secure, and therefore any any data which is passed to us via this website is safe.

  1. Storage of data given

Information that you input through this site is securely held. Data can only be accessed by certain members of staff using the council’s secure network requiring access to process your request.

  1. How we will contact you

We will contact you via email during the course of the project. You can opt out and withdraw from taking part at any time simply by emailing

  1. Subject access request

At Middlesbrough Council we are open and honest about how we store your personal data and what we use it for. At any time you can complete a subject access request which will tell you what information we hold about you and how that information is being used.

To make a subject access request please go to the data protection page on the Middlesbrough Council website. You will need to specify that your request for information relates to the Cake Fest Middlesbrough project.

  1. Right to be forgotten

As mentioned above we will only keep data relating to you for as long as is required. At any point you have the right to request to be forgotten. This means that if requested we will, where possible, delete our records of contact with you.

To request the right to be forgotten please contact the Information Governance Team at Middlesbrough Council. Contact details are available on the data protection page on the Middlesbrough Council website.

For further information on the General Data Protection Regulation and Middlesbrough Council’s responsibilities under it please consult the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).