The Askew Sisters - the acclaimed English Folk Duo making waves on the folk scene with their energetic brand of English folk music


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What is this guide for?
Whenever we need to collect any of your data, we will let you know at that point why we need to do so and what it will be used for, but this guide provides a useful overview of all of those situations and provides more detail on how we keep your data secure and up to date, how long we might hold it for, and what your rights are in relation to it.

The Askew Sisters are committed to protecting your personal data and will use any personal or sensitive data we collect from you in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Who’s responsible for data the group collects?
The Askew Sisters is a Data Controller under the GDPR. The Askew Sisters’ Data Protection Officer is Dave Baker who can be contacted at

What data do we collect and what do we use it for?
The Askew Sisters collect email addresses from individuals to help it promote and market its activities (e.g. marketing mailing lists, special offers, promotions, newsletters).

Mailing list subscribers: for marketing and promotion
We offer everybody the opportunity to sign up (consent) to receive marketing and promotional information on the The Askew Sisters’ activities (e.g. emails about forthcoming tours, gigs, albums, special offers etc.).

When you sign-up to our marketing mailing list we will ask for your name and email address and will use this data to send you information about our events and activities.

We will send you information related to the group and we may include at the end details of events by carefully chosen partner organisations (but we will never share your with any 3rd party).

Anything we send you will include a clear option to withdraw your consent (e.g. to ‘opt out’ of future emails) and/or update your preferences and you can also do so at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer –

Do we share your data with anyone else?
We will never pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes.

We sometimes use third party services to process your data (e.g. Mail Chimp). We will always make sure any third parties we use are reputable, secure, and process your data in accordance with your rights under GDPR.

Are there special measures for children’s data?
We do not knowingly collect or store any personal data about children under the age of 13.

How can you update your data?
You can contact us at any time at to update or correct the data we hold on you or you can use the links provided at the end of every email we send you.

How long we will hold your data?
The The Askew Sisters data retention policy is to review all data held on individuals at least every two years and remove data where we no longer have a legitimate reason to keep it.

Where you have withdrawn your consent for us to use your data for a particular purpose (e.g. unsubscribed from a mailing list) we may retain some of your data for up to two years in order to preserve a record of your consent having been withdrawn.

What rights do you have?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights over your data and its use:

Though unlikely to apply to the data we hold and process on you, you also have rights related to portability and automated decision making (including profiling)

All requests related to your rights should be made to the Data Protection Officer at We will respond within one month.

You can find out more about your rights on the Information Commission’s Office website.

What will we do if anything changes?
If we make changes to our privacy statements or processes we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email individuals affected with the new details. Where required by law, will we ask for your consent to continue processing your data after these changes are made.