Who we are
We are Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, based in the UK with a collection of contemporary automata which is shown all over the world. We often run workshops alongside our exhibitions, promote making automata and run an online shop selling related items. Our website address is: cabaret.co.uk
We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to this web site. In particular, we want you to know that we are not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing, or any other purposes.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Cookies are either:
- : these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
- : a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
- Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies
- : These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- : These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you use our contact form you will be asked to provide a name and email address so that we are able to reply. Your IP address will be recorded at time of sending the form.
Store Product Purchase E-mails
Where we use PayPal to process your purchases from CMT. We don’t have access to any of your payment details.
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Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
As part of the registration process for occasional e-newsletters, we collect personal information that you have freely given us (this is limited to your name and email address). We use that information to send newsletters to tell you about our latest exhibitions, products or other interesting facts from the world of automata; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses. We use a third-party processor, Aweber, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see https://www.aweber.com/privacy.htm. You can unsubscribe to these mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Share Your Data With
Third Parties: We do not share your data with any third parties, except as stated above i.e. Aweber as our mailing list delivery service, Google analytics to figure out how clever our marketing has been and PayPal to process payments.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
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Changes to this Privacy Notice
This policy was last updated on 23 August 2021.