Privacy Statement

We want to share with you how we treat personal data about you that we receive, including personal details such as your name, work e-mail address, and other information provided by you.


We collect information about you only if you voluntarily submit the information to us for purposes such as (i) becoming a member of our Tourism Partnership (ii) taking part in any of our training programmes (iii) completing our surveys and (iv) receiving newsletters from us.


You can opt-in or opt-out of e-mail newsletters at any time. Further details, including how we share your information and your rights relating to our use of your information, can be found under our Privacy Notice, a copy of which is available below or hard copy upon request to

1. Scope

This Privacy Notice sets out how we process your personal data.
This Privacy Notice applies to your use of: (the “Website”) and “we”, “our”, “us” and “STP” collectively refer to Southend Tourism Partnership which is a partnership between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and various tourism businesses.

The Privacy Notice is delivered pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. STP is responsible for ensuring that (i) you are provided with accurate information on the collection and processing of your personal data; (ii) your personal data is not processed unlawfully; (iii) your personal data is securely protected; and (iv) you may access your personal data. The Privacy Notice intends to provide you with information regarding the privacy policies and practices that govern STP’s processing of your data and the rights you are entitled to.

About this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice sets out:

  • What personal data we collect about you, including sensitive data

  • How we obtain your personal data, including sensitive data

  • How we use your personal data, including sensitive data

  • How we protect your personal data, including sensitive data

  • Who we share your personal data with, including sensitive data

  • Where your personal including sensitive data

  • How you can access your personal data, including sensitive data

  • Opting out of communication

  • Personal information from children

  • Links to other sites

  • Status of this Privacy Notice and updates

  • Privacy Questions

2. What personal data we collect about you, including sensitive data

  • Your first and last name

  • Your business details

  • Your contact email address

STP will not intentionally collect or maintain, and do not want you to provide any information regarding ethnic origin, political opinions religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, data concerning your health, data concerning your sex life and sexual orientation and biometric data.

3. How we obtain your personal data, including sensitive data

Your information is collected from forms on our website, and from information that you subsequently provide to us and information that is otherwise lawfully obtained about you.

4. How we use your personal data, including sensitive data

We use the data provided by you to:

  • maintain and develop our relationship with you;

  • communicate with you regarding any networking events, or other STP related community initiatives via e-mail;

  • enhance our community by conducting analysis of data we collect from you, and by conducting surveys and market research.

5. How we protect your personal data, including sensitive data

STP has defined security and privacy controls to protect your data and to comply with applicable data protection law. STP ensures that all our personal, infrastructure and strategic systems comply with high-standard, business grade specifications. Despite the security measures employed by STP, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee absolute security with respect to information sent through the Internet.

6. How you can access your personal data, including sensitive data

Under data protection laws, you have a right to:

  • request a copy of your information;

  • ask us to make any changes to ensure that it is accurate and up to date, or you can make these changes yourself by updating details in your Member's Profile.

  • ask that we delete your information if we do not have a good cause to retain it; or

  • otherwise object to the way in which we use your information.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or if you have any questions about our use of your information, please email us at

You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office or other appropriate regulatory authority in relation to your information held by us, and how we use it (contact details can be found here

7. Opting out of communication

You may withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information for future marketing mailings or other non-essential purposes, at any time by e-mailing us at

8. Links to other sites

You may, from time to time, receive links to third-party sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy policies as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. Use of such third-party websites may be subject to a third party’s terms and conditions and is at your own risk. STP does not control these third-party websites and shall have no responsibility in connection with any access or use by you of these sites.

9. Status of Privacy Notice and Updates

This Privacy Notice is non-contractual. We reserve the right to amend it from time to time. Amendments will be posted to the Website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification. Unless otherwise specified all such changes will take effect immediately upon posting to the website.

For the avoidance of doubt, no change to the Privacy Notice will change the content of your consent that you may have granted.

10. Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice or data processing or if you would like to make a complaint about a possible breach of local privacy laws, please contact: 


Part 2: Cookies Notice

Cookies and technical information

The Southend Tourism Partnership website uses cookies to help us provide the best experience for our users. If you choose to continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the STP website. However, you can also choose to change your cookie settings at any time.

We may use “cookies” – a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive – to collect certain information about you and your use of the Website, such as IP addresses (the Internet access or address of a computer), domain names, and the type of computer and operating system being used. We may then also use cookies to identify your computer when you revisit the Website to, for example, recall your authentication information or to track statistical information related to navigation throughout the Website.

You can adjust your browser to refuse to accept cookies, remove cookies or notify you when a cookie is set by editing your web browser preferences or options. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu on your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You do not have to accept all cookies sent to you by the Website; however, depending on the cookie you reject, you may not be able to use some features of the Website.

Updates to the Cookies Notice

STP may update its Cookie Notice from time to time. When we change the Cookie Notice in a material way, a prominent notice will be posted on the Website along with the updated Notice. If you disagree with the changes, you may send us an e-mail to For the avoidance of doubt, no change to the Cookie Notice will change the content of your consent that you may have granted separately.