Data Protection Policy
The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (Cap 586) regulate the processing of personal data whether held electronically or in manual form. Festivals Malta is set to fully comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in such data protection legislation.
Purposes for collecting data
Festivals Malta collects and processes information to carry out its obligations in accordance with present legislation. All data is collected and processed in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act (CAP 586).
Recipients of data
Personal Information is accessed by the employees who are assigned to carry out the functions of Festivals Malta Personal Data will be disclosed to the marketing personnel of Festivals Malta so that such may promote activities and events organised by the entity. Disclosure can also be made to third parties but only as authorised by law.
You are entitled to know, free of charge, what type of information Festivals Malta holds and processes about you and why, who has access to it, how it is held and kept up to date, for how long it is kept, and what the Unit is doing to comply with data protection legislation.
The GDPR establishes a formal procedure for dealing with data subject access requests. All data subjects have the right to access any personal information kept about them by Festivals Malta, either on computer or in manual files. Requests for access to personal information by data subjects are to be made in writing and sent to Mr Joseph Fenech at Ministry for the National Heritage, Arts and Local Government. Your identification details such as ID number, name and surname have to be submitted with the request for access. In case we encounter identification difficulties, you may be required to present an identification document.
Festivals Malta aims to comply as quickly as possible with requests for access to personal information and will ensure that it is provided within a reasonable timeframe and in any case not later than one month from receipt of request, unless there is good reason for delay. When a request for access cannot be met within a reasonable time, the reason will be explained in writing to the data subject making the request. Should there be any data breaches, the data subject will be informed accordingly.
All data subjects have the right to request that their information is not used or is amended if it results to be incorrect. Data subjects may also request that their data is erased.
These rights may be restricted, if applicable, as per Data Protection Legislation.
CATEGORY OF DOCUMENT Personal Information
RETENTION PERIOD Until a person unsubscribes
JUSTIFICATION It is decided by the member to receive member benefits
In case you are not satisfied with the outcome of your access request, you may refer a complaint to the Information and Data Protection Commissioner, whose contact details are provided below.
Your personal data is collected through the marketing personnel of Festivals Malta.
The following schedule outlines the retention requirements for the various categories of documentation within Festivals Malta.
Data that needs to be destroyed after the noted timeframes will be disposed of in an efficient manner ensuring that such information is no longer available within Festivals Malta.
The Data Protection Officer may be contacted by telephone on +356 22957706
Mr Joseph Fenech
The Ministry for the National Heritage, Arts and Local Government Data Protection Officer may be contacted at:
13, Europa Centre, Level 2,
John Lopez Street, Floriana.
Telephone: +356 2334 7301
The Information and Data Protection Commissioner
The Information and Data Protection Commissioner may be contacted at:
Level 2, Airways House,
Sliema SLM 1549