Privacy statement


Wigtown Book Festival is committed to ensuring the privacy of its customers. This statement explains how we use your personal information; it may change occasionally so please check from time to time.


Information Wigtown Book Festival collects


We collect personal information from you through you creating an account with us by buying tickets to Book Festival events, subscription to our newsletter(s), competition entry and any other forms that you may complete, as well as any e-mails that you send us.


What we do with your personal information


We use personal information that you give us to answer your enquiries and provide you with information you have requested. We also use this information to better understand website usage and audience attendance so we know what areas of our website and what activities and events customers prefer.


How is website data stored and used?


We may use your personal information to keep you informed about Wigtown Book Festival and Wigtown Spring Book Weekend activities and may contact you from time to time about these. If you have given us permission to do this, we may use your information to send you e-mail bulletins and other email alerts. We will also use your information to process any transactions you make with us and for internal administration and analysis. We will not share any information we store about you with any third party unless legally required to do so.


Your rights


You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information.


Use of photographs


Each year we use a photographer to take photgraphs at the festival. Some of the images are used on this website and in print to promote the event. At the time, we take every measure to ensure the subjects of the photographs (or a parent/carer) grant permission for the image/s to be used by us. Should you believe that an image should not be used for any valid reason please contact us and we will remove it.




By disclosing your personal information to us by using this website or over the telephone, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by Wigtown Festival Company in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. If you have any concerns about the information we hold about you, you can email us at