Privacy Policy

Writing West Midlands (which runs Birmingham Literature Festival) is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of its visitors to its website(s) and to the security of the data we collect.

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you. From 25 May 2018, the new GDPR legislation supersedes the Data Protection Act and gives you, the consumer, more rights.

Any personal information given to private and confidential. Your data is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide that information.

We will not sell or pass on your information to any third parties under any circumstances.

If you are under 16, always check with a parent or guardian before giving personal information to anyone online.

You give us your personal information when:

  • Submitting to applications or open programmes (such as Room 204 or volunteering opportunities)

  • Joining our mailing list(s)

  • Becoming a Friend of Writing West Midlands

  • Making a donation to Writing West Midlands

  • Booking a place on our workshops, short courses, or events. Booking is made through the Birmingham BOX or Eventbrite, which handles your data but does not retain it.

  • Applying for a job with us

In addition, we use Google Analytics to aggregate information anonymously to provide statistics to evaluate our work and to feedback to our funders/ supporters about our performance.

Deletion and correction:

We will retain the data you have provided to us securely and responsibly for as long as we are legally required to.

If you have subscribed to our mailing list, you can unsubscribe at any time by following the link at the bottom of every email. This will automatically remove you from the email database.

You can ask for your postal address to be removed by emailing and we will delete it within 3 working days, and let you know it has been removed.

If you would like to request a correction, please contact and we will amend it within 3 working days, and let you know it has been corrected.