Who we are

We are the Independent Baldock Beer Festival Charitable Trust (Registered Charity Number 1163540).

Our website address for the Baldock Oktoberfest event is: https://baldocktoberfest.org but you can also find more details about us at our main site  The Baldock Independent Beer Festival

We organise events to provide grants and donations for such charitable purposes for the public benefit in Baldock and the surrounding area as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales as the trustees may from time to time determine.

We will donate to:

  • Children / Young People.
  • Elderly /Old People.
  • People with disabilities.
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies.
  • Other defined groups.
  • The General public.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We collect and retain your contact information only for the purpose of ticket transactions which is entirely handled by PayPal.

We will not use your information for any other purpose than to contact you for the purpose of the event for which you have booked.

We retain your address and contact details (including telephone and email) solely for the purpose of sending  you your tickets and to contact you in the event of a cancellation or change of circumstance to the event you have booked.

We will not share your information with any 3rd parties other than our PayPal business account which is used to handle online payments.

Additional information

How we protect your data

All information submitted to this site is secure using 256 bit encryption.