Privacy Policy

Manchester Digital / Digital Skills Festival Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions:


Manchester Digital is a supplier of business support and commercial information that benefits all users of this site. We are committed to using the Internet and its derivatives to make this process easier. We are committed to providing you with an Internet experience that respects and protects your personal privacy. We will not release personally identifiable information about you without your permission (except as needed to provide to you the services you have expressly requested). You can manage and control the information that you have voluntarily provided to us. From time to time new tools and enhancements will be introduced onto the site. Please visit this page from time to time to find out what’s new in relation to these enhancements.


Personally identifiable information is information, such as name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address that can be used to identify the individual. Anonymous information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information about how you use our site (such as sites you visit and searches you do). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or IP addresses (see “8. Use of IP addresses” below) of Internet browsers that visit our site, the time of day the site was visited, and other non-personal information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any person, but helps us know what our users do (for example, the average stay on our site lasts over 10 minutes). The next sections tell how and when we collect anonymous information and personally identifiable information from you.


You can visit our site and use many of our services without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself to us. It is only when you register for certain services with Manchester Digital that you will be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information. Most of our services do not require any form of customer registration, but we do require registration for some services, such as registering your company details, submitting a job advertisement or subscribing to the Manchester Digital newsletters. When you register with us, you need to complete a registration form. For example, we ask for information so we can contact you (like your name, email address, and mobile phone number). We use this information in several ways: • To tell you about new features and services available on our site that are relevant to you • To display content, services or news information that closely match your interests • To provide a first and last name on messages you receive from us • To share your information with select third parties who work with us, only if you give us permission (see”9. Third party relationships” below) • To record your visit to certain pages, in order for us to improve the content we provide


From time to time we receive requests to disclose the identities of our users. We do not disclose the identities of our users unless we are legally required to do so.


We collect anonymous information when people use our site, even if they have not registered with us. We use this information to produce more relevant content, and to improve our services in general. We will not share any anonymous information about your use of our site with third parties if we know that this information will be linked with your personally identifiable information obtained from another source, unless you have given us permission to do this.

6. COOKIES A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Manchester Digital only use cookies to track users movements as they navigate around the site. We generate cookies when users log in, subscribe to a service or make a purchase. Almost all of our cookies expire when the user closes the browser. Without cookies enabled you can use this site, however you will not be able to visit member specific areas of the site, subscribe to a service or make a purchase. To disable cookies please consult your browser help files. You can find out more about managing your privacy on these sites Manchester Digital also use Google Analytics to collect statistics about how the site is being used how the site. You can read about Google’s privacy policy here You can opt out of your statistic collection using Google’s Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.


We will not share with third parties any personally identifiable information about you unless you have given us your permission.


An Internet protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your Internet service provider or through your company’s local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers, the computers that provide web pages for viewing, automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online. We may collect IP addresses for some purposes (for example, to report anonymous user information and to audit the use of our site). We do not link a user’s IP address to a person’s personal information, which means we will have a record of each user’s session but the user remains anonymous to us. PLEASE NOTE: Under certain circumstances, IP addresses and/or domain names may be linked to personally identifiable information, when this information is stored in databases managed by Internet registrars or registries such as Network Solutions or ARIN.


We will only pass on your personal information to named third parties if you expressly permit it and we will always give you the option to decline this. We have relationships with many professional advisors and services companies throughout the UK. You can recognise these sites by the joint branding of Manchester Digital and these companies. If you have any questions about whether certain information, content or services pertain to us, or are “powered by” one of our partners, please contact us at No third-party sites are covered by our Privacy Policy, but we will make every effort to ensure that third party sites comply with our Privacy Policy.


We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Only certain employees have access to the information you provide us. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.


If you have questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this site, please contact: Manchester Digital MSP TECH INCUBATOR OXFORD ROAD MANCHESTER M1 7ED We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be posted to this page, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of any significant changes to this privacy policy.



1.1 In these terms and conditions, the following terms have the following meanings:

“Company” The employer of the Delegate as named on the booking form
“Sponsor” The employer of the Sponsor as named on the agreement/invoice
“Exhibitor” The employer of the Exhibitor as named on the invoice
“Delegate” Any person who attends Digital Skills Festival 2022
“Event” All Digital Skills Festival 2022 events
“Organiser” Manchester Digital
“Package” The facilities and opportunities offered during the Event to include Festival sessions and the access to networking opportunities and presentation material post-conference (where speaker permission has been granted)

2.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with UK law and any disputes resulting from an interpretation of these terms and conditions shall be settled by a UK court.

3.1 Applications to attend an Event must be made via the Digital Skills Festival 2022 online registration page via Eventbrite or via personal invitation with a Manchester Digital representative. No alterations to these terms and conditions can be accepted without the written consent of the Organiser.

4.1 The event will include all the facilities more specifically set out in the booking.

4.2 The Delegate will be charged and will pay any supplier directly during the Event for all goods and services not included in the delegate or sponsorship package.

4.3 Travel and hotel accommodation are not included in the booking. The organiser will not accept invoices or charges relating to delegates travel, accommodation and other expenses.

5.1 On the acceptance of the official sponsorship agreement form or online booking by the Organiser, a contract relating to the Event will exist between the Organiser and the Company. In case of non-payment of any sum due from the Company, whether legally demanded or not, or of the breach, or non-observance, by the Company or the Delegate of any of these terms and conditions, or any regulations to be observed by the Company or the Delegate, the Organiser shall have right to terminate the contract and to refuse passage to the Delegate or attendance to the Event by the Delegate without prejudice to the right to recover all sums payable by the Company and all other claims against it, and any loss or damage sustained by the Organiser.

6. WITHDRAWAL OR CANCELLATION by Company Delegate and substitution policy
6.1 Any notification of withdrawal or cancellation by the Company and/or Delegate must be in writing and sent to the Organiser. Cancellation will be deemed to have occurred when written notification has been received by the Organiser.

6.2 The withdrawal of sponsorship/stands causes the organiser’s a loss of earnings and therefore, we do not issue refunds once payment has been made.

6.3 If a cancellation is received in writing more than 30 days before the event, the delegate can request a full credit note for a future event organised by Manchester Digital or 50% of their payment.

6.4 Cancellations received 30 days or less from the 1st day of the event will be liable for the full fee.

6.5 The Organiser reserves the right to alter or cancel the Event without notice (including substitution, alternation or cancellation of event program, speakers, topics, dates and location) The Organiser is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of alteration of an event.

6.6 If the Organiser cancels an event, payments received at the cancellation date will be credited towards attendance at a future event or in the event of postponement towards the rescheduled date. All credit notes remain valid for twelve months unless otherwise agreed.

6.7 Manchester Digital reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject delegates in circumstances deemed reasonable (for example, due to concerns regarding health and safety, security, or environmental concerns), and may on occasion conduct security searches and or health checks to ensure the safety of delegates. Delegates may also be refused entry or ejected from the event on account of exhibiting anti-social behaviour or declining to be searched or health checked. No refunds will be offered to delegates who are refused entry or who are ejected in these circumstances.

6.8 If either Government restrictions, or Manchester Digital’s own health & safety assessment, mean that the Digital Skills Festival 2022 cannot go ahead as a physical event on the dates planned, we will transfer the event into a virtual format. The platform we work with allows for the same features and benefits to be enjoyed in the virtual world as the physical world, from the safety and comfort of your own home. Should this eventuality come to pass, your ticket will be automatically transferred to the virtual event.

7.1 Full payment is due upon receipt of invoice.

7.2 Delegates will not have rights to attend the Event until payment is made in full and will not be allowed to attend any other sessions or social functions at the Digital Skills Festival 2022.

7.3 All payments will be issued with a receipt and the delegate is liable to pay any necessary taxes and service fees where applicable.

7.4 Once a delegate booking is complete, no future promotional offers can be used in conjunction with the original booking, as and where applicable.

7.5 This clause does not invalidate the delegate’s obligation under clause 6.

8.1 To the fullest extent permitted by law the Company shall not have any claim against the Organiser in respect of any loss or damage consequent upon the failure for whatever reason to hold any part of the Event or of the venue at which the Event is scheduled to take place becoming wholly or partially unavailable for the holding of the Event.

If by rearrangement or postponement of the period of the Event, or by substitution of another venue for the holding of the Event, or any other reasonable manner, the Event can take place, the contract between the Organiser and the Company shall remain in force.

8.2 If the Organiser has to alter the content or timing of the Festival Programme or the identity of any speakers, for any reason whatsoever; the organiser is not liable to refund delegate fees or pay for additional costs incurred by delegates attending Digital Skills Festival 2022

9.1 The Organiser is not responsible for the safety of any property of the Company or Delegate, or for its loss, damage or destruction or for any loss or damage sustained by the Company or the Delegate, in each case for any reason whatsoever. No responsibility can be accepted by the Organiser’s for any consequences arising from postponement or abandonment of the Event. The Company should take out its own insurance to cover all liabilities and risks as well as non-attendance by the delegate for whatever reason.

10.1 The Company and the Delegate must comply with any reasonable instructions given by the venue or any other authority regarding fire precautions.

11.1 Information supplied by the Organiser’s in relation to any event is accurate to the best of their knowledge and belief, but shall not constitute any warranty or representation by the Organiser’s and any inaccuracy or mistake in such information or omission from it shall not entitle the Company to cancel its booking.

11.2 Unless stated otherwise, all information and data relating to the Event, which is supplied by the Organiser’s to the Delegate, is for use by that Delegate only, is the copyright of the Organiser’s and cannot be passed on to any third party for any purpose.

12.1 The Organiser’s reserve the right to exclude or remove from the Event any person whose presence, in the opinion of the Organiser’s, is or is likely to be undesirable or may put the safety and wellbeing of the other delegates or staff at risk.
Please also see the event Covid Policy.

Our platforms are dedicated to providing a ‘safe place’ for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of any members of our platforms and participants in our virtual and live events in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any business community or festival, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Members and festival participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the platform or conference without a refund at the discretion of Manchester Digital.

At Manchester Digital we are an inclusive community. All members, attendees of our virtual and live events, speakers, sponsors and volunteers are required to agree with the following. In being part of our community you should always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind, respectful, inclusive to all members. Therefore we ask you to respect everyone’s privacy.
Nobody should ever feel excluded based on their race, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability or medical condition.

Should anyone violate our code of conduct or anything noted above, Manchester Digital will immediately – and permanently – remove you as a member of our community or a participant in our virtual/live events. We operate a zero tolerance policy.

By signing up to any Event as part of the Festival, including sponsorship or exhibition, you consent and agree to this statement and understand that any behaviour or action that contradicts this statement will result in my removal.