GDPR – your data

At The Dorset School of Acting we take your privacy seriously and will ensure your personal information is kept secure.

We provide acting and musical theatre training.

How we use information about you

We need to process information about you or your child for the following reasons:

  • Contractual purposes: To provide the acting & musical theatre training you have requested, communicate with you about this activity, changes to our conditions of enrolment and to process payments (if relevant).
  • Legitimate interests: To meet the legitimate aims of the school and ensure your child is well supported and safe whilst participating in acting & musical theatre training. This includes:
    • Carrying out any relevant risk assessments: Some individuals may present with a medical condition that may present a risk of harm when participating in acting/musical theatre training. It is vital that you share any relevant medical information.
    • Identifying any reasonable adjustments and adaptations to support inclusion: If you or your child has a disability or any special needs, we will review the information you have provided to help us identify any actions we are able to take to support inclusion.
    • Responding to any comments, questions or complaints you may send us.
    • Maintaining class attendance records and contact details for emergency purposes which is shared will relevant tutors only.
    • Filming and taking photos for training purposes and/or to promote the school on our website, school social media account and in communications. All film and photos of children will only be published in line with our safeguarding policy.

You have the right to object to any of the above uses of your information by contacting us. Please note that this will affect our ability to carry out the things we need to do for you to take part in acting/musical theatre training.

  • Legal reasons: To comply with applicable laws and protect legitimate school interests and legal rights. This includes, but is not limited to the use of your information relating to legal claims and compliance and regulatory activity.
  • Marketing: With your consent we may send you information by email, SMS or via social media about school news, activities, products and opportunities that we think will be of interest to you. You can ask us to stop sending you this information at any point by contacting us.

Why we share your information

  • We will not share your information with any other organisations except with your consent or in exceptional/emergency circumstances where we believe that the sharing of information about you is vital to protect you, your child or another person.

Individual rights

  • You have the right to see the personal information we hold, you can request a copy by writing to us.
  • If we do hold other information about you, you can ask us to delete it or correct any inaccuracies. We will either make the requested amendments or provide an explanation as to why we are not making changes.
  • If you leave the school, your information will remain on our database and we will inform you, by email only, of any relevant products and opportunities that we think will be of interest to you. You can ask us to stop sending you this information at any point by contacting us or by unsubscribing directly from the email you receive. If you unsubscribe, the information you have provided will be archived for 12 months.  After this period, the information you have provided will be deleted, except where there is a legitimate and lawful reason to continue to hold your data. In the absence of a legitimate and lawful reason, this will be deleted after 12 months, unless you re-join the school within that period.

Changes to the privacy notice

We keep our privacy notices under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 11th May 2018.