Creative Industries Development Services
Creative Industries Development Services

Privacy Policy

CIDS – Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was most recently updated on: 26/5/04


Information we collect and why

When you register with CIX partner, we ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, contact details, local authority area and information about your business, so that we can best identify what services and/or information is appropriate for you and your business.

We keep a record of your details in order to fulfil our role as a provider of information, support and guidance for creative sector businesses in Greater Manchester. This is necessary in order for us to be able to contact you with current and future information about opportunities that may be of interest to you. This information is recorded whether you register with us in person, by phone or online at either our website or that of our Creative Industry Exchange partners.

For clarity, these are listed below:

CIDS – Creative Industry Development Service

MCMN - Manchester City Music Network

Liverpool and Manchester Design Initiative

Northwest Vision


How we use your personal data

All the information we hold about you is used for three main reasons:

• Firstly, we use it to contact you with information from ourselves and our partners that we think may be of relevance and/or interest to you.

• Secondly we use it to analyse, identify and report on the size and nature of the creative industry sector in Greater Manchester, data that helps us make the case for greater industry support from government bodies like the DTI.

• Thirdly, where the support or advice provided to you has been as a direct result of a European, national, regional or local government funding scheme which requires us to keep records on businesses and individuals that have received this support.

We are committed to using your personal information for these reasons only.

The only circumstances where we may share some of your data with third parties is where, in our judgement, these third parties have a product, service, event or scheme that will be advantageous to you as an individual or business within the Greater Manchester creative sector.

If you do not wish to receive information of this nature, please either advise us when registering, email or call .


Further information

If you have questions about your personal data or our privacy policy, please contact us at . To get a copy of all the information we have about you, and to correct any inaccuracies, please write to:

1st Floor,
The Department Store,
5 Oak St,
M4 5JD

Supporting organisations      Contact us at
the European Union    North West Development Agency      Contact Us