Privacy Policy

Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation is fully committed to protecting the information it gathers that identifies you as an individual (i.e. your personal information). We understand that your information is important to you and that you may have concerns. We have developed this privacy policy to give you all the details you need about how we store and process your personal information. This policy is effective as of 25 May 2018. We may update it as and when required so we recommend you check this page regularly.

Please email with any questions or concerns you might have about the Privacy Policy.


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We use a marketing platform called Mailchimp to share news with our subscribers. We only share the newsletter with users who have actively chose to receive information from us, i.e. have provided us with their first and last name and email address. Mailchimp offers statistical information about clicks and opening of the email to help us monitor and improve our performance.

We do not trade or share this information with other organisations.

For more information on Mailchimp and their Privacy Policy click here.

Google Analytics

When you visit our website, a third-party service called Google Analytics collects standard visitor information, e.g. the length of your stay on your site. The data is and always remains completely anonymous.

Sharing Data

On a regular basis Edinburgh International Culture Summit is required, by statutory agreement, to share statistical data with certain of its key funders, e.g. Creative Scotland. All the statistical data shared with partners is done so anonymously.
Shared data can include information in regard to audiences’ numbers and their demographics.

Communications Consultants

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit employs The Corner Shop PR to deliver its communications.

All of the information the Consultancy holds regarding Culture Summit will have been provided by the Client or upon its authority and will be processed in accordance with the GDPR. The information the Consultancy holds and processes will be used for its administrative use only and will be kept lawfully and appropriately, accessed only by members of the Consultancy’s staff. The Consultancy takes reasonable steps to ensure that any data it processes is accurate and up-to-date. The Corner Shop PR is registered with the ICO.

Culture Summit Hub

Culture Summit Hub is our new platform for hosting digital and hybrid Summit events. Culture Summit Hub uses the EventsAir platform, which is a membership-based conference virtual space allowing for networking and interconnectivity in addition to event attendance. EventsAir is protected with PCI compliant security measures in place.

Users who register understand that their presence on the platform will be visible to other users, in order to benefit from these social functionalities. However, users can control the visibility of their personal data at the point of registration.

If you would prefer not to join the platform, but would still like to view upcoming Culture Summit Digital Programme event streams, please email Cairan McLaggan (

Your data and use of this platform are subject to the same privacy policy measures as listed on this page.