What information do we collect about you?

Culture Counts collects information about you when you apply for membership, book tickets for our events, or sign up to our newsletter. We also collect information when you send us an inquiry by email. We only store the email address and name of Core Members of Culture Counts, or individuals who have subscribed to our 3 Actions Newsletter. We collect website usage information using cookies.

How will we use this information about you?

We collect information about you to process your membership or your registration to attend events. We store your name, organisation name, and email address in a secure online CRM.

Culture Counts will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside our organisation. We also do not share contact information between members without permission.

Cookies & Google Analytics.

Culture Counts website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie to evaluate your use of the website. This allows us to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website and Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. To find out more visit Google’s website and view their privacy policy.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. For more information, visit www.aboutcookies.org. Some internet browser apps also let you block Trackers like Google Analytics.

Marketing and our newsletter.

Culture Counts keeps a mailing list for its monthly newsletter. Email addresses and names (if you send us your name) are added to this list on Mailchimp in two ways -

1 – By using a sing up form on our website. When you add your information to this form, we store your name (if you send us it) and email address in our Mailchimp account.
2 – All contacts we have within member organisation receive the newsletter as part of our Membership offer.

Anyone can opt-out of our newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of every email. Or email us at andy@culturecounts.scot. We don't rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

Cross Party Group on Culture

Culture Counts is the secretariat for the Cross Party Group on Culture at the Scottish Parliament. We maintain a mailing list for non-MSPS members on Mailchimp & Eventbrite. This includes; individual’s names, organisation names and contact email addresses.

Non-MSP Membership is renewed each year before our AGM. If a contact on our mailing list does not renew membership we will delete their information within 12 months.

If we receive a bounced back email form a member organisation; we will be in touch to ask for updated contact information. If we receive a bounce back from a non-member, we will remove your information from our mailing list immediately.


Our members are the major arts, screen, heritage and creative industries organisations in Scotland. You can see our list of members online. The information we keep on members is in our CRM. When you join, you will be asked to email us information about your organisation. We will then update our CRM system with the details you provide.

Attending our events.

If you registered to attend one of our events, we will store the contact details you provide so that we can send relevant information about the event. We may also contact you about similar future events.

Keeping up to date.

Membership of Culture Counts is renewed annually. To keep our contacts up to date we ask for any new information or counts from our members when they renew. If we receive a bounced back email from a member organisation; we will be in touch to ask for updated contact information. If we receive a bounce back from a non-member, we will remove your information from our mailing list immediately.

If an organsation’s membership is not renewed, all individual names, and contact email addresses will be deleted from our CRM within 12 months.

All membership invoices and financial information is securely retained for the amount of time required by our secretariat, The Federation of Scottish Theater.

Access to your personal information.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to andy@culturecounts.scot or info@scottishtheatre.org.