Touching Bass is the South London-based musical movement/curatorial platform, monthly dance, concert series, record label and biweekly NTS Radio residency lead by Errol and Alex Rita but sustained by a wider community of friends.
Our ethos centres around the real-life human and spiritual ability of music to bring people together — music to make you think and feel.
At the root lies the TB Dance — a club night communicated via text and heavily influenced by the openness of musical institutions like Plastic People — which has become a playground for sonic exploration and hosted talented local selectors and globally-respected heavyweights in equal measure since late 2014.
From this foundation grew two of our ongoing series: Speaking In Sound — our intimate, non-alcoholic discussion-based series previously held at Brilliant Corners — and the TB Live concert series, housed at one of our favourite spaces, Unit 31.
In 2019, Touching Bass became a record label, releasing the highly-respected debut album from self-taught, multi-instrumentalist producer and Hiatus Kaiyote drummer, Clever Austin.
Over the years, connecting with cultural/community-driven institutions — including the British Council/Venice Biennale, 198 Gallery, Tate Britain/Modern and young people network, Create Jobs — has remained a priority. Most recently, we have delved deeper into the role of curator, hosting stages at the inaugural We Out Here and Turning Tides festivals.
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Who are we?
Touching Bass is a South London-based curatorial platform, monthly dance, concert series, record label and biweekly NTS Radio residency.
Touching Bass is part of Touching Bass Ltd and our company registration number is 10458764. Our registered office address is at Flat 38, Wilshaw House, London SE8 4SF, United Kingdom.
Touching Bass Ltd is the data controller and data protection enquiries can be resolved via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When do we collect personal data about you?
We may collect when you interact with us in person, through correspondence, by phone, by social media or through our website.
We may collect personal data if it is considered to be of legitimate interest, and if this interest is not overridden by your privacy interests. Before data is collected we make sure an assessment is made, ensuring that there is an established mutual interest between you and Touching Bass.
Why do we collect personal data?
We collect and use personal data to perform direct marketing and customer service. We collect your personal data so we can reply to your enquiries.
How do we collect personal data?
We collect your data when you:
- Fill and submit an event registration or feedback forms on our website.
- Initiate contact through email, chat, contact form, telephone call, text or other means of direct communication.
What do we use your personal data for?
We may use your information to:
- Send you marketing communications which you have requested. These may include information about our products and services, events, activities, and promotions of our associated partners’ products and services. This communication is subscription based and requires your consent. You can unsubscribe from these communications by clicking unsubscribe link in sent emails.
- Follow up on incoming requests (customer support, emails, chats, or phone calls). This is a legitimate interest and therefore doesn’t need consent.
- Notify you about any disruptions to our services (system messages). This is a legitimate interest and therefore doesn’t need consent.
What type of personal data is collected?
We collect names, phone numbers, titles and email addresses. We may also collect feedback, comments and questions received from you in service-related communication and activities, such as meetings, phone calls, documents, and emails. From our websites, we may collect IP-address and actions taken on the site.
If you upload photos or videos, add posts or comments, etc. on our website, the information can be read by anyone with access to the site and used for purposes over which we or you have no control. Therefore, Touching Bass is not responsible for any information you submit to the website.
Touching Bass does not collect or process any special categories of personal data, such as public unique identifiers or sensitive personal data.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We store personal data for as long as we find it necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the personal data was collected or until a unsubscription request is made. In which case, we will discard of your details in a sensitive manner as soon as possible. We may process data for statistical purposes, but in such cases, data will be anonymized.
Your rights to your personal data
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
The right to request a copy of the personal data that Touching Bass holds about you.
The right to request that Touching Bass corrects your personal data if inaccurate or out of date.
The right to request that your personal data is deleted when it is no longer necessary for Touching Bass to retain such data.
You can send queries for above rights to email@example.com
The right to withdraw any consent to personal data processing at any time. For example, your consent to receive email marketing communications:
If you want to withdraw your consent to email marketing communications, please make use of the Unsubscribe link included in our communication. Please note that you may still receive system messages and administrative communications from us, such as system messages and notifications about your account activities.
The right to request a restriction on further data processing, in case there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data.
The right to object to the processing of personal data, in case data processing has been based on legitimate interest and/or direct marketing.
Any query about your personal data and privacy rights should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do we share your data with anyone?
We do not share, license, swap your information with any third parties without your consent, except from what is described below:
We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our email newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us on email@example.com.
Your right to complain with a supervisory authority
If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may, in the first instance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you remain dissatisfied, then you have the right to apply directly to your national supervisory authority for a decision. The supervisory authorities can be contacted at:
United Kingdom – https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
This privacy notice was published on 15 December 2019.