PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY


AT THE DENA SMITH SCHOOL OF DANCE, PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS A MATTER OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

In brief summary of our privacy policy:

  • We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer the information you share to outside parties, with the exception of trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

  • We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

  • We will not use your information to contact you with marketing or promotional materials without evidence of explicit consent.

OFFLINE PRIVACY POLICY

All pupils starting at the Dena smith School of Dance are asked for their contact details, name, address, parent or guardian’s name and telephone number plus also an email address if available. By submitting your details, we assume consent to use it for contacting you and for use in examination and showcase administration, this is all securely kept. All pupils under 13 must have a parent or guardian give this consent.

When leaving the school, records are destroyed straight away. If we are not informed and you have not attended class for six weeks without an explanation it shall be assumed you have left and records shall be destroyed.

Data is not shared to third parties except the N.A.T.D. to arrange examination sessions and to the Children in Employment & Entertainment office at the council if you have given consent to perform in the biennial showcase.

When examinations have been taken candidates are allocated a PIN number by the N.A.T.D. This is recorded together with the candidate’s date of birth for future use when booking examinations. Records of examination results are recorded by the Dena Smith School of Dance and then passed directly on to the pupil.


You have the option to access your personal data and request that some or all of it is deleted from our records. To do this please contact dena.stuart@sky.com



ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?


We collect information from you when you fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.



DO WE DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?


We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.


We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.



THIRD PARTY LINKS

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:


  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

We will not contact you with marketing or promotional emails without explicit consent. If you wish to unsubscribe, please contact Miss Dena dena.stuart@sky.com


HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Database, only to be accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

If you would like to withdraw your consent to be contacted by the Dena Smith School of Dance, please email dena.stuart@sky.com


DO WE USE COOKIES?

Yes.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognise your browser, capturing and remembering certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.


GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Dena Smith School of Dance.


We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

For more information about Google Analytics, view their terms of service here: https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/tos.html

   

YOUR CONSENT

By using our site, you consent to our websites privacy policy.


CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Telephone: 07855 503470 | Email: dena.stuart@sky.com

If you have questions concerning our privacy policy, please use our contact us to discuss them.