Privacy Policy

Stage One – Privacy Policy

Stage One is the trading name of the Theatre Investment Fund Limited (a company limited by guarantee) registered in England and Wales (company number: 01252595) whose registered office is at 32 Rose Street, London, WC2E 9ET ("Stage One"). Stage One is committed to safeguarding the privacy of all visitors to (the "Site")

Stage One respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. It is important that you read this Privacy Policy together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Privacy Policy supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.


  1. Contacting Stage One

For the purpose of UK data protection laws, the data controller in respect of any personal data that we collect about you or which you provide to us is Stage One. If you want to know what information we hold about you or if you have any other queries in relation to this Privacy Policy, our contact details are as follows:

Postal Address:

32 Rose Street




Phone: 020 7557 6737


2.1 We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you. For the avoidance of doubt, we have explained these different kinds of data using the following categories and subcategories:

Data which is directly identifiable to you

  • Identity Data includes first name, last name, job title, etc.
  • Demographic Data includes data we collect for the sole purpose of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion monitoring. This will be identifiable to you in the first instance to understand and improve our engagement, shortlisting and interview processes. This information will be anonymised and collated after no longer than 6 months, and individual responses will be deleted.
  • Contact Data includes home address, company address, telephone numbers, email address, billing contact details and billing address.
  • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Data
  • Profile Data includes your username and password, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses. This includes the details of any complaints you make to Stage One.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences

Data which is anonymous and/or collated

  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and services, including that of third party analytics software (Google Analytics) .

2.2 We may receive information that you submit to any third-party website that you access from a link contained in this website. Both Stage One and the owner or operator of that third party website will be the data controller in respect of any such information and you should check the privacy policy of that website to find out how they will use your data. We will only use that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

2.3 Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services). In this case, we may have to cancel a service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time. 


  1. How we collect your data

Generally, we collect your information when you decide to interact with us.  We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your identity, contact and financial data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise.
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Please see our Cookies Usage Policy for further details.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below:
    • Technical Data from analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU;
    • Search information providers such as Companies House.


  1. Use of Your Data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you. 
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • Where you have specifically consented to our use of the personal data, for example to sending direct marketing communications to you via email.  You have the right to withdraw your consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.     


  1. Purposes for which we will use your personal data

We will use your personal data to contact you about activities at Stage One, including applications, ticket offers, job opportunities and other information we believe to be directly relevant to you (Legitimate Interest).


  1. Disclosure of your personal data

6.1 Other than as expressly set out in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required or permitted by law, we will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your express consent.

6.2 We may disclose your personal information to any person to whom disclosure is necessary to enable us to enforce our rights under this Privacy Policy or under the Terms and Conditions.  We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


  1. Unsubscribing

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you messages (including the newsletter) at any time by following the unsubscribe links on any message sent to you or, in respect of messages from us, by contacting us at any time.


  1. Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. Please see our Cookies Usage Policy for information on how we use cookies on our website.


  1. Third party sites

Our website may contain links to websites, plug-ins and applications that are operated by third parties.  Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you.  We do not control those websites and this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites. Please consult the terms and conditions and privacy policy of those third party websites to find out how they collect and use your personal data and to establish whether and for what purpose they use cookies.


  1. Data security

10.1 We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. However, you acknowledge that data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure and that we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet

10.2 We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


  1. Storing your data

11.1 We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

11.2 To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

11.3 Your information will only be held for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires or permits.


  1. Third party processors

12.1 The information that you provide to us will be collected and processed on our behalf by Feast Creative Ltd. For the avoidance of doubt, we may also have access to this information.

12.2 We may also share your information with service providers who work on behalf of Stage One for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you, for example payment processing, printers and mailing houses, marketing agencies, database services, website hosting or email delivery service.


  1. International Data Transfers

13.1 Your personal data may be transferred, processed and/or stored by us or by our outside the European Economic Area (specifically the USA). By submitting your personal data, you agree to such transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

13.2 Some countries outside the EEA do not have laws that protect your privacy rights as extensively as those in the UK.  However, if we do transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we put in place appropriate safeguards to ensure that your personal data is properly protected and processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  These safeguards include imposing contract obligations of adequacy or requiring the recipient to subscribe to or be certified with an “international framework” of protection.

13.3 Please contact us if you would like further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA. 


  1. Your Rights

14.1 Under certain circumstances you have rights under the UK data protection law in relation to your personal data as set out below. Note we are unable to provide the data which has been anonymised and/or collated, as listed above. If you wish to exercise any such right in the appropriate circumstances, please contact us using the information provided above:

  • Request access 
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us. 
  • Request erasure 
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms. 
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data's accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it. 
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you. 
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent. 

14.2 We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

14.3 We try to respond to all legitimate requests within 21 days. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


  1. Changes to Our Privacy Policy and Your Duty to Inform us of Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy from time to time. Any such changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted to our website.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.