Privacy Notice

Culture in Crisis: Privacy Notice

Who we are

Culture in Crisis is a programme coordinated by the V&A. Working with other cultural institutions, the ambition is to promote, preserve and protect cultural heritage internationally, and to support communities that have suffered cultural loss, whether through conflict, criminal acts or natural disaster. Collaboration and cross-disciplinary work sit at the heart of the programme’s agenda; Culture in Crisis endeavours to bring together those with a shared interest in protecting cultural heritage, providing a forum for sharing information, inspiring and supporting action, as well as raising public awareness. More information on the programme can be found at

The Culture in Crisis Project Database pulls together information concerning projects from around the world that address the issue of Culture in Crisis, so that members of the public may access, store and use that information for non-commercial research and private use.

How we use and manage your information

In order to upload information about a project onto the Project Database, you need to register on the Culture in Crisis site. The data we collect, for the purposes of Culture in Crisis, are your name, email address and organisation. We use the details provided in order to administer the Culture in Crisis Project Database and user registrations, and to contact you no more than once a year to ask if you wish to make any updates or amendments to your project entry.

We process your data based on your consent, unless there is another compelling, carefully assessed lawful basis to do so, for example a legal obligation to retain the data, a duly assessed legitimate interest, or other lawful basis provided for by law.

The information you provide will be held securely by the V&A for the lifetime of the Culture in Crisis programme on servers in the UK, unless there is a reason to delete it earlier. Your personal data will not be visible to the public, unless you choose to share data in a post on the Culture in Crisis site, nor will it be shared with any third parties or transferred outside the UK.

By providing your details you consent to the Culture in Crisis programme using your information as explained above. You can withdraw your consent by deleting your details at any time. However, if you do so, please ensure another contact from your organisation is registered, to avoid any impact on the listing of your project.

Your rights

You have the right to request a copy of your personal data that we hold, to request its correction should it be outdated or inaccurate, and to request its erasure. You can withdraw your consent at any time, and request restriction of processing of your data in certain circumstances. For more information on your rights, please refer to the main V&A Privacy Notice. To make a request to exercise any of these rights please contact


If you have any questions about the programme in general, please contact

If you have any questions or concerns about how we are managing your personal data, or wish to exercise any of your rights as described above, please contact

The V&A has appointed a statutory Data Protection Officer ( who is available to advise and assist individuals in the exercise of their rights. The DPO of the V&A is Trilateral Research (

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s Data Protection Authority ( We would appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us first.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 17 December 2020.

We may change or update this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Previous versions of the privacy notice may be requested via