South of England Marathi Pariwar Privacy Policy

At South of England Marathi Pariwar (SEMP) we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we keep it safe and secure and your rights and choices in relation to your information.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to

Who are we? 

SEMP is a not for profit and non-religious organisation run by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of introducing Maharashtrian and Marathi culture to the local British community.

How do we collect the information from you?

  • Information you give us directly

We collect information about you when you contact us directly via email or our website. We may also collect information about you if you get in touch with one of our volunteers.

  • Social Media

When you interact with us on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter we may obtain information about you (for example, when you publicly tag us in an event photo). The information we receive will depend on the privacy preferences you have set on those types of platforms.

What information do we collect about you?

  • Contact details

We collect information about how to contact you such as your name, email address and phone number. We will collect this information whenever we interact with you and may need to get back in touch later. For example, if you contact us by email or via our website, or if you speak to one of our volunteers.

How do we use the information about you?

Event and News Communications: If you have given us your consent to do so we will send you information about our upcoming events, as well as events from other similar organisations and news from SEMP. If you have consented to receive event and news communications, you may opt out at any time. To opt out, click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email from SEMP, or contact us using the details above.

Do we share your information?

We do not sell or rent your information to third parties. We do not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

  • Disclosure required by law

We will disclose personal information when required by law, if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us.


SEMP takes all reasonable precautions to protect the personal information we hold. However, given the nature of the Internet and the fact that network security measures are not infallible, we cannot provide an absolute guarantee to the security of your information.

How to access and control your information

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please contact us by using the contact details above.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Changes to our privacy policy

If we make any changes to our privacy policy, we will post a prominent notice on our website. This privacy policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.