Privacy Policy

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy and any personal information you give us are protected. 


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What Personal Information is Gathered?

The JMK Trust exists to support emerging theatre directors and runs three main strands of programme: our JMK Award, National Programme and Assistant Director Bursaries. If you apply for or take part in any of these activities, we will retain your name and email address so that we can communicate with you about your chosen activity and, where relevant, co-ordinate your ongoing participation. Many of our activities are run on an ongoing basis - e.g. our National Programme hosts a Directors' Group at each of our partner venues, and participants are able to take part in a series of events, workshops and residencies.

We will also securely store any additional personal information you choose to provide us during the sign-up/application process, e.g. date of birth and geographical region. This is collected so that we can monitor and report on our activities as a charity and will not affect your participation. You have the right not to disclose any personal information.

We will refresh the details we hold for you within two years, by asking you to confirm that you wish us to continue to store this information or to update your preferences.

You can email us at any time to withdraw from participation and to have your records removed.

How is the Data Used?

Our main form of communication with the participants of our programme is through our JMK Mailing List, which we add Bursary and Award recipients / applicants and Directors' Group members to under the grounds of legitimate interest, i.e. so we can keep you informed of the activities you participate in and the charity you benefit from. Unless we have clear evidence of your active participation / consent to hold your data, we will not add you to our mailing list. Anyone can sign up to our mailing list at any time using the double opt in link on our website.

If you are signed up to our JMK Mailing List, you will receive our newsletters to inform you of our charity's activities (including our opportunities, programme updates, events and fundraising campaigns). You can unsubscribe at any time, or update your preferences on the type of information you wish to receive, by clicking the link at the bottom of any of our newsletter emails or contacting us directly.

If you have signed up to join one of our National Programme's Directors' Groups, applied for an Assistant Director bursary, or participated in an activity organised between the JMK Trust and one of our regional partner venues (e.g. a workshop, talk, event or ticket offer) then your personal details may be shared and retained by the JMK Trust and the specific regional partner venue you have selected. This is necessary so that we can co-ordinate your participation with that venue.

Other Third Parties:

Our website and newsletters may contain links to other websites, if that site presents information that is clearly relevant to those with an interest in theatre directing. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites so please refer to those websites’ privacy policies.

We send our newsletters through Mailchimp and this provider gathers tracking and profile data for our use, e.g. what emails you open from us and how often, what type of device is used, and which links you choose to click within our emails. Receiving this data from Mailchimp enables us analyse how we can improve delivery of our programme. For example, we are able to better understand what directing opportunities are of most interest to our subscribers and how that information is best communicated. If you wish your tracking data to be removed from our records, please email We only receive data that is created by our newsletters and we do not receive data on how you interact with any other parties. For further information on how Mailchimp gathers data and your rights to control its use, please see their privacy policy.

We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information without your permission and we will only use your information in accordance with your decisions.


If you support our fundraising efforts by making a donation, we will collect and securely store information relevant to that donation e.g. the fundraising event(s) you have attended, the value of your donation and if you are registered for Gift Aid. We will request your consent (which you have the right to withhold) to inform you of our fundraising activities, events and relevant information about the programme you have supported.

Where it is appropriate, we may also collect other general information that you have shared with us that helps us to understand your interests. We may also make use of additional information about you, including information available from external sources, such as public registers or online (including records that you have made public on social media). This helps us to understand a bit more about the people who support us and to ensure our communications are relevant.

If you do not wish your information used in this way, please contact

Other Information:

If you are under 18 years old, you must obtain your parent or guardian’s consent before providing your personal information to our website.

We may release or use your personal information other than as stated in this policy, if we believe it is necessary to comply with laws or regulations, if requested to do so by police investigating illegal activities, to enforce compliance with our terms and conditions, or to protect our services and other users.

Opting Out:

You have the right to ask to see the data we hold for you, and to unsubscribe or withdraw consent at any point. If you wish to act on this, simply send an email to You can also click on the link at the bottom of any of our newsletters to unsubscribe.

The personal data you provide to The JMK Trust will be stored securely in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act. If you feel your data is mishandled, you have the right to make any appropriate complaint to the ICO.

More Details:

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact