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Privacy Policy

Our contact details

Name: Phillipa Nazari

Address: Office of the DPO, GMCA, Tootal Buildings, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU

Phone Number: 0161 778 7000


What type of information we have

When you visit this website we will collect information on how you use the site, this includes but is not limited to:

  • the resolution of your screen
  • the browser you use
  • which pages you are looking at
  • time you spend on the site

This information is collected through Google Analytics. This is anonymised and we use IP masking to further protect your privacy.  

This data can be viewed by authorised people in GMCA and shared with partner agencies, councils and contracted suppliers. We do this to:

  • gain analysis into the performance of our content and campaigns
  • ensure our website meets the technical needs of those accessing it
  • respond to your feedback
  • provide tools to present content from social media platforms

Tools we use

We use three tools to perform the above actions:

  • Umbraco – to build the site and store content.
  • YouTube – to embed videos from YouTube
  • Google Analytics – to analyse how our site is used and to make sure the site meeting the needs of those using it.  


Like most websites we use cookies to collect anonymous statistics about how people use the site, and to help us keep it relevant for the user. Cookies remember bits of information from your visit to the site.

A cookie is a simple text file that's stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server. Only that server can retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. So if we put a cookie on your computer, it can't be read by any other website.

How we use cookies to collect statistics

To improve our service we collect anonymous web statistics using Google Analytics.

This stores several cookies on users' computers or mobiles devices to tell us how many people have visited each web page, how they got there, and where they navigated to from there. The data collected is completely anonymous and does not store any personal details.

Changing your cookie settings

You can change your computer settings at any time to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies. How you do this depends on your web browser.

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Where your data is stored

Where your data is stored will depend on the service. Further information on this is available from the providers of the three systems and tools we use on this website. All of these services comply with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks.

Keeping your data secure

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit.

Any data you send is at your own risk.

We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

Links to other websites contains links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to, and doesn’t cover other websites or services that we link to.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us if you wish to make a request:

Name: Phillipa Nazari

Address: Office of the DPO, GMCA, Tootal Buildings, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU

Phone Number: 0161 778 7000


How to complain

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

Visit the ICO website