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BRITISH DANCE COUNCIL PRIVACY NOTICE
The notice is set out below or to download a copy of the BDC Privacy Notice click here
This privacy notice is updated from time to time last updated 20th July 2018
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the BDC collects personal information.
We may change this policy by updating this page. You should check from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.
Data protection principles
Information BDC processes
Legal basis for processing
Links to other websites
Schools on website
Suppliers / 3rd parties
Use of data processors
International Data Transfers
Complaints or queries
Access to personal information
Disclosure of personal information
Malpractice / Maladministration
How to contact us
British Dance Council is committed to process any personal information it holds only in ways that are fair, transparently and meet its legal obligations, in other words, in accordance with the Data Protection Act and its successor the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
BRITISH DANCE COUNCIL will take particular care over email addresses which in addition to the GDPR are subject to the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR).
The legislation sets out various data protection principles. These include that personal information is:
The legislation conveys various individual rights. These include the following:
The sections towards the end of this Privacy Notice let you know how you can exercise your rights.
You can read more about your rights at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.
The following sections describe the information that BDC collects and how it is processed. The sections are split according to the type of information.
The legislation requires that there is a clear legal basis for processing personal information. In general BDC relies on the individual’s consent in order to process their data. Where there are exceptions such as a legal obligation, contractual agreement or British Dance Council’s legitimate interest, they will be noted below.
Please note that if consent is withdrawn the level of service that we can offer might be severely curtailed.
We collect contact details, membership details and qualification details in order to provide membership services.
That includes, but not limited to, the administration of joining and renewals, Biennial Congress, access to BDC competitions and/or championships
With consent we email items of news and/or press releases that we believe will be of interest to our members.
If an email address is provided we assume consent to use it for administrative purposes of membership (e.g. notification of membership renewal or membership update)
We will not use it to send you e-news and marketing items without your explicit consent.
Once a member lapses, we retain sufficient information to identify the member was a previous member. BDC relies on legitimate interest as the legal basis for retaining registration or certificate information.
We collect and hold information to administer recording of information and/or qualifications and issuing of licences to successful applicants. We will hold licence qualification information indefinitely to confirm that it is genuine to any interested party.
When someone visits bdconline.org we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
There are various forms on the website used to collect information. That information is only used for the stated purposes which are described in the relevant sections of this Privacy Notice.
BDC keep card payment details securely and BDC are compliant with the “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)”
This Privacy Notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Schools can submit an entry on the website by registering on the site. The entry are approved or not by the BDC site administrator once approved will be made publicly
available as part of the website’s Find-A-School feature. The information submitted will only be used for the Find-A-School feature. The school details will be kept until such time as the person completing the form removes it or is removed by the BDC.
Use of data processors
Data processors are third parties who provide services for us. We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.
We do not sell your personal data to third parties.
When sending letters, parcels, publications and purchases we will share your postal address with the delivery service (Normally Royal Mail or Parcel Force Worldwide).
BDC use a third party service, Wabwebs Ltd to host our website. Wabwebs Ltd are contractually obliged to treat any information on our private website as confidential and only use such information for the purpose of providing BDC with web hosting.
We use a third party service, The ITPartnership administer our email accounts.
Your personal information will be stored in the EU and in accordance with the GDPR.
The GDPR applies to EU residents. If we share personal information of EU residents with suppliers or 3rd parties outside of the EU we will ensure that they meet the requirements of the GDPR.
We are committed to complying with the data regulations of non-EU residents according to their jurisdiction.
BDC has implemented technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, loss or misuse.
BDC tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of BDC’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.
Confidentiality will be preserved during the investigation of a complaint to safeguard the interests of everyone concerned unless disclosure is necessary to progress the complaint.
If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, please contact us in writing at the address provided at the end of this document.
For general complaints see our “Complaints Procedure” download the form on our contact us page on our website http://www.bdconline.org/contact_us
BDC tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by asking. This is formally known as a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:
To make a request to the BDC for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing to the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.
If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes.
We may make a charge of up to £10 for a request.
Except as described in this Privacy Notice we will not disclose personal data without consent.
We may disclose your information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons in line with any applicable law, regulations, court order or official request.
An investigation into malpractice may result in personal information being shared with the regulatory authorities, other awarding organisations, examiner, teacher, candidate or 3rd party that notified us of the suspected or actual malpractice. In this case BDC will rely on consent and/or legal and/or legitimate interest as the legal basis for holding and sharing this information.
Data Protection Officer
British Dance Council
240 Merton Road
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