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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

This website is controlled and operated by Chris Tavener, self-employed musician from the UK.

Your support and offer of personal data for means of communication or order transactions are greatly appreciated. We do not take this responsibility lightly and as such, we have listed the privacy policy below to provide transparency. Our commitment is to protect your personal information which will never be shared with other persons or used in any other ways than those outlined in this policy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Purchase Information

Full name, contact details including phone, email address and home address. This information is necessary to successfully conducting a business transaction of a physical or digital product order. Data of this kind is for short term usage and will not used for any other purposes once the transaction is complete.

Mailing List

Email address, date the address was added, the music venue in which the data was collected and in some cases a full name. All this information must be voluntarily supplied (either physically handwritten or digitally) to be added to the list. We will never involuntarily add data to the mailing list ie. without expressed consent. The Chris Tavener mailing list is for purposes of communication only with regards to tour dates, music releases and any information that might interest the followers.


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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Personal data will not be shared with any persons, companies or any parties not pertaining to the Chris Tavener website or business. As previously mentioned, trustworthy third-party websites such as Paypal are used in the collection of data required to carry out any digital or physical product transactions. Third party website Mailchimp is also used to carry out mailing list newsletters.

How long we retain your data

Purchase information is retained for as long as necessary to carry out a product order transaction and may be held for up to seven years, in case they are required for legal or tax purposes.

If you leave a website comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

You can request, review and order changes to the personal data we have collected. This might include updating to a current email address, checking over the data that has been collected or requesting the deletion of all data currently stored. If you would like to do any of the above please contact – [email protected]

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.

Where we send your data

Personal data is never shared with any parties or persons except in the case of trustworthy, third-party websites that are used to operate transactions when requested by the customer.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you’d like further information or to request, review or delete your data, please contact [email protected]

Additional information

How we protect your data

All personal, digital data is protected by security parameters that allow only authorised personnel to access it. Any physical data records are equally locked, secured and stored.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The risk of a data breach is regularly reviewed and the necessary measures, like those listed above, are added when it is deemed imperative to do so. This privacy policy will be updated with new rules and regulations whenever new information, such as the GDPR laws of May 2018, are enforced.

What third parties we receive data from

Third party websites include Paypal, Woocommerce and Mailchimp that allow the smooth running of transactions and a mailing list service.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

All personal data is managed and used manually by authorised persons only, except in the case of store transactions when again third-party websites share responsibility.