Who we are
The Production Managers Forum (PMF) is a volunteer-run organisation with the aims of sharing ideas and knowledge within the production management community in the UK and internationally.
At present, we have nine people all working professionally within the production management sphere who help to organise and run the PMF.
We can be contacted via email on [email protected]
Our address is
Production Managers Forum CIC
Association of British Theatre Technicians
55 Farringdon Road
How we collect information from you and what we collect
We collect information from you when you sign up as a member using this website. We also can collect data if you fill in the sign-in sheet when attending a PMF event or social.
If you are signing up as a member, we collect:
– Your name
– Year of birth
– Job title
– Your venue, if you are building based
– Whether you are full time, part-time or freelance
– Email address
– Contact number
– Where you heard about the PMF
If you are under 18, please ensure you obtain your parent/guardian’s consent before you provide personal information to the website. If you don’t have that consent, you must not provide personal information to us.
Why we collect this information
We collect these details primarily to let you know about activity regarding the PMF such as socials, talks, forums and to distribute our tri-monthly newsletter. It is also important for us to ascertain percentages of members falling within certain age groups, gender groups and how many of our members are freelance or building based. This allows us to tailor our aims and goals to our membership and also create targets, for example, focusing on gaining more members who are live event and festival production managers to allow us as an organisation to be as diverse and accessible as possible. It also allows us to identify trends and gaps within the industry and see how we can support that through our work, for example, identifying a lack of young female production managers and creating talks and content to find or engage more people who identify as being part of that category. We may also use your details to contact you in the event we think you have something valuable to add to an upcoming forum or social or debate. For example, if you have identified yourself as being a freelance festival production manager, and we are organising a forum on how to become a festival production manager, we may contact you to ask if you would like to participate or have anything to add to the conversation.
Web push notifications
We provide news and updates on our sites via web push notifications.
To benefit from this free service, operated with our push provider WonderPush (https://www.wonderpush.com), you must first subscribe by clicking on an authorization request controlled by your browser and your device when you visit our website.
The navigation data that we could store and process to operate this service and send you relevant messages is anonymized and kept on WonderPush servers for a maximum of 90 days and never shared to third parties. We do not store any recognizable data, neither IP address about you or your device in connection with the push notification service.
You can stop receiving our web push notifications at any time by unsubscribing.
Here is how to manage your web push subscription and to delete associated data.
Who has access to your data and how we store it?
Any personal details that you give us can only be accessed by the small group of people running the PMF. We will never pass on or sell your information to any third party organisations.
In the event that we have a request from a member asking to be linked with a production manager who perhaps has expertise in a certain area, we will always contact you first for permission before we pass on your details. All details we receive are stored on a spreadsheet on a Dropbox folder that can only be accessed by the group running the PMF. We have a legal obligation to protect your data from hacking or fraud.
You have the right to ask us to change or stop how we use your personal information at any time. You also have the right to get the information we hold about you corrected. If you have any concern about the accuracy of your personal data or if you would like us to remove the personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the contact details set out in the ‘Who We Are’ section above. You can request full details of personal information we hold about you under The General Data Protection Regulation, by contacting us. Please send a description of the information you would like to see, together with proof of your identity to [email protected]
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, The Information Commissioner’s Office – www.ico.org.uk
Updates to this policy
This policy may be updated to take into account changes we have made, or to reflect changes to regulation or legislation. Please check back from time to time. We may also inform you of any changes where we hold an appropriate email address for you.
Further information on data protection regulations and laws:
Data Protection information by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
Fundraising Regulator – code of fundraising practice
Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this Disclaimer.
No warranty of accuracy
The information provided by us on this website is for general use only. The PMF does not offer advice directly, but we will happily signpost to fellow organisations who may have more practical recommendations and solutions. Although every effort is made to ensure the reliability of the information contained in this website, this shall not constitute a warranty, either expressed or implied with regards to the accuracy and adequacy of any information stated herein.
We shall not be held liable for and shall not accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, damage or injury arising from advice supplied by users of this website or on any of the social media outlets associated with the PMF.
Links to third-party websites
Links to third-party websites may be provided on this website. The provision or assistance in providing such links is for users’ easy reference purposes only. It does not signify that we agree or do not agree with the contents of any such external sites. We will not be held liable for or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for the content of such external websites and will not accept any responsibility and shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage arising from or in respect of any use or misuse or reliance on the contents of any such external websites. We reserve our right to delete or edit any information on this site at any time at our absolute discretion without giving any prior notice.