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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from (the “Site”).


Automated Data Collection

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device.

Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site.

We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

Google Analytics

Our analytics service provider is Google and they generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

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Website Cookies

“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit

Log Files

- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.


When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and manually provided information which is specific to you as a human.

Sources of Personal Information

When you use the Contact Us page on the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name and email address.

Also, your information (name, email address) is provided to us from the third party Crowdfunding website 'Phundee', specifically if you donated to the Tin Pan Alley Tales Film project. The only information passed to us is your name and email address. Phundee did not provide any other information about you whatsoever.


We use the Information to fulfill our obligation to you to keep you informed about the progress and outcomes of our project. This is relevant ONLY to those who donated to the project.

We use the information to respond to your email queries sent via our contact page.


We share your Personal Information with NO third parties.

We may however share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.


All of our communications newsletters offer the option to UNSUBSCRIBE which will remove you from further communications opportunities.

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by using this weblink.


If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact form on this website.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill agreements we might have with you (for example if you make an donation to the project), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above.


We will retain your Information for our records for 2 years unless and until you ask us to delete this information. After this time, your information will be deleted.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.


For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cookie Notice

Our website uses cookies

When you first visit our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. If you give consent, then cookies will be stored on your device.

To do this, you should click the “I Agree” button. You can find out how to manage your preferences by using the “More Info” button.


About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to your web browser and is stored by your web browser.

The next time (and subsequent times) that you visit the website, the PC checks to see if it has a cookie which relates to the website and, if the cookie is present, it is then sent back to the server. The server then recognizes the connection as one that has been made on an earlier occasion and can provide relevant information based on the content of the cookie. It is the website’s way to ask you, automatically, ‘have you been here before’; if you have, then the server will act accordingly.

Types of Cookie

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or " session" cookies and all cookies have an expiry date and time feature.

a) persistent cookies will be stored by your web browser and will remain on your device (computer) until the cookie’s expiry date, unless the cookie is deleted by you before the expiry date;

b) a session cookie, on the other hand, will be stored by your web browser and will expire at the end of your session, such as when you log out of the website or when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies you, but other personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

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Do Third Parties perform such links?

Yes. Cookies can be used by third party web servers to identify and track you and other users as you/they navigate the different pages on a website and can then identify users returning to a website. This is an automated process.

Cookies that we use

We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

As noted above we use persistent cookies for general access to the website, when visiting standard pages.

We use session cookies for you if (and only if) you log into our website to gain access to more secure information that is not available to the general public. By log in, we mean that you will enter a username and password that is unique to you. These cookies are only valid during your logged in session and are automatically removed once you log out.

The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

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Cookie NameDefault Expiration TimeDescription
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Analytics Cookies

Our analytics service provider is Google and they generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at:

Other Third Party Cookies

Google Fonts

This website may use Google Fonts to help display content in a more accessible manner to all devices which are used to visit the site. When a Google font is served to your device, Google will record the IP address of the location/device which requested the font. From a GDPR perspective, Google is seen as a US organisation and deploys the EU-US 'Privacy Shield'. As noted here, 'The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and Swiss Administration to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.' This ensures protection of your data even though inter-country bondaries are crossed.

For more information about Google's GDPR and Data Protection/Privacy stance, please click here.

Blocking cookies

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Blocking all cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of our websites.

If you do block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website satisfactorily. You will possibly find that certain pages fail to load or you may experience difficulties in logging in and staying logged in.

Device information

As part of the Google Cookies interactions, we are able collect information about the device you’re using to reach our website, including the locatiom IP address, type of device, operating system, browser in use and screen resolution. We use this information to help plan ahead for new and emerging technologies and so we can devise the best services for our customers based on evidential records of historical connections. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider. This information never identifies you personally.

Deleting cookies

Note that deleting cookies may have a negative impact on the usability of our website.

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1. Use the Delete Cookies button above

2. Use the in-browser choices to delete your cookies

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Policy Date and Status

This policy has been updated to take account of the GDPR.

Date: May 2018

The Documentary Director's 'Mission Statement'

TFTPA Mission Statement

The true 'unsung heroes' of Tin Pan Alley are the musicians, the songwriters, the music publishers, the technicians and the people from behind-the-scenes who have come out of the woodwork, out of history and out of retirement to approach us. Individuals that would be very hard to find in any other circumstance have come forward from across the globe, saying, 'We want to be in this special documentary film!'

We have them here now. This is their story - a contemporary urban Canterbury Tale - a vital testament from over 30 musicians, broadcasters and historians.

In 2018 Tin Pan Alley's 110 year old music legacy is currently in peril due to ensuing gentrification, leading to upcoming penthouse flats, hotels, restaurants and a shopping mall.

The legacy of those who worked in the street is our testament to Denmark Street's unique place in international cultural history.

The struggle for those remaining, continues  ...


Henry Scott-Irvine, May 1st 2018