Highgate Ballet School Privacy Policy

Registered Address:

1st Floor, Lumiere, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1JH

When do we collect personal data?

The term ‘personal data’ is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living individual.

We collect and use personal data in order to give our parents and pupils the best possible experience at Highgate Ballet School. We are committed to being honest and respectful in collecting and using your personal data.

We may collect personal data when you:

  • book your child into a dance class or course
  • Register your child for a ballet exam, ballet competition or performance
  • visit us and/or speak to a member of staff or a volunteer
  • respond to a survey or online form

What personal data do we collect?

The type of information we collect depends on the reason for your relationship with us.

We may collect and hold:

  • your full name
  • your contact information including email address, telephone number and postal address
  • your contact preferences
  • financial information
  • transaction and order details
  • demographic information
  • still and moving images taken during your visit
  • other information relating to surveys or feedback

We do not collect special category personal data from our parents and pupils relating to their health, race, religious beliefs and political opinions unless there is a clear reason for doing so, such as providing additional access requirements at an event, course or performance. We only use this information to ensure we provide the best possible level of service and enable you to continue engaging with us.

Depending on your settings or privacy policies for social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter, you may give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.

How we may use your personal data

We always endeavour to be fair and transparent with how we use your information and ensure at all times that your information is protected.

The personal data you provide may be used:

  • to provide a service or fulfil a purchase (including for term classes and course bookings)
  • to process payments by bank transfer
  • to invite you to participate in relevant surveys
  • for marketing purposes when specific consent has been given
  • to analyse and improve the services we may provide
  • for security purposes, including CCTV in accordance with the School’s CCTV policy
  • to act in accordance with the School’s safeguarding and child protection policy

We will not hold more information than required and will ensure all personal data held is kept up to date and used only for its specific purpose(s) outlined above. The retention policy will vary according to the purpose and may be contingent on circumstances when required to keep the data on the grounds of legal obligation and legitimate interest. Please contact Ros at info@highgateballetschool.com for further information on how long we may keep your data.

We will not sell, rent, trade or distribute your personal data to any third parties for marketing purposes unless we have received your prior permission to do so.  Data may be shared with trusted service providers who are authorised to act on the School’s behalf and have entered into data processing agreements with us. These services may include payment processing, event ticketing, database services, website hosting and email delivery services. In these circumstances your data will only be used for the agreed purpose relating to the service that they are providing. We do not transfer any personal data to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Legitimate interest

We may occasionally hold or use personal data on the grounds of ‘legitimate interest’. In broadest terms, this means that we can process personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests.

Before using this basis, we carefully consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights.


How we protect your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any personal information retained is kept confidential and stored in a secure, password protected, database that is only accessible by relevant members of staff.

We will take appropriate technical and organisational steps to ensure the security of personal data about individuals, including policies around use of technology and devices, and access to School systems. All staff are aware of the privacy policy and their duties under Data Protection Law and continue to receive relevant training.

Your rights

Wherever you are asked to submit personal data there will be an option for you to select the type of communications you wish to receive and in some cases how you wish to be contacted. You have the right to update your preferences at any time by contacting us. The accuracy of your personal data is important to us and you have the right to update the personal data that we hold. Please help us keep our records up to date by notifying us when your personal data changes.

If you ask for your data to be removed, we will keep the minimum amount of information to ensure we adhere to your request. Please note however that we may have a lawful reason to hold or use the personal data in question which does not require consent.

You have the right to ask us not to hold or use your personal data however this does mean we may not be able to provide you with the full range of services that are offered.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, or after 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request full details of your personal data that is held by us. To make this request please contact info@highgateballetschool.com including a description of the information you would like to see together with proof of identity.

This notice

We will update this notice from time to time. Any substantial changes that affect your rights will be provided to you directly as far as is reasonably practicable.


If you have any comments or question concerning this notice please contact Ros at info@highgateballetschool.com

If you have reason to believe that we have not complied with this notice of the full privacy policy or acted otherwise than in accordance with Data Protection Law, they should utilise the School complaints procedure and should also the School. The School can also make a referral to or lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), although the ICO recommends that steps are taken to resolve the matter with the School before involving the regulator.