Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Institute of Theatre Consultants is the professional body for the accreditation of Theatre Consultants, based on their experience and proven ability.  It undertakes continuing professional development for its membership and training to Diploma level for those entering or developing their skills in the field. The Institute maintains an up-to-date roll of members and their contact details. We do not sell, rent or trade email addresses or indeed any other data to third parties for marketing purposes.

Our website address is:

How we may contact you

Any marketing emails that we send are related solely to our own activities.  It is the nature of our organisation and industry that the vast majority of our clients and colleagues are businesses rather than individuals.  In May 2018 the ICO confirmed in its online document 20180307 “At-a-glance guide to the Marketing Rules” that for business to business communication, businesses may email other corporate bodies without having received previous consent from the recipient.  (This differs from emails to individual consumers, from whom specific consent for marketing emails must have been received.)  We will always, however, offer the recipient (whether a business or an individual employee) the option to opt out of receiving further marketing emails.

The ICO At a glance guide gives further details.

What personal data we collect on this site and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Our cookie policy can be viewed here.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

For most of the Institute’s professional work it is not necessary for us to collect or store personal data. If personal data is sent to us unnecessarily or in error we delete or destroy this securely.

We are normally required to keep information about enquiries and work that we or our members have completed, particularly where this forms part of our professional development activity.  Our policy is to keep all data, including personal data, safe using secure storage methods.  We maintain this data in a safe and confidential manner and when it is no longer required we dispose of any personal data by shredding any papers and deleting any personal data held electronically.

If you leave a comment on this website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Email your request to