Last Updated: July 18, 2019


Your privacy is important to us. It is The Ballroom Course's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website,, and other sites we own and operate.

1. Information we collect

Log data

When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. It may include your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, and other details.

Device data

We may also collect data about the device you’re using to access our website. This data may include the device type, operating system, unique device identifiers, device settings, and geo-location data. What we collect can depend on the individual settings of your device and software. We recommend checking the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn what information they make available to us.

Personal information

We may ask for personal information, such as your:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Social media profiles

  • Date of birth

  • Phone/mobile number

  • Home/Mailing address

  • Work address

  • Website address

  • Payment information

2. Legal bases for processing

We will process your personal information lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. We collect and process information about you only where we have legal bases for doing so.

These legal bases depend on the services you use and how you use them, meaning we collect and use your information only where:

  • it’s necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract (for example, when we provide a service you request from us);

  • it satisfies a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your data protection interests), such as for research and development, to market and promote our services, and to protect our legal rights and interests;

  • you give us consent to do so for a specific purpose (for example, you might consent to us sending you our newsletter); or

  • we need to process your data to comply with a legal obligation.

Where you consent to our use of information about you for a specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind at any time (but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place).

We don’t keep personal information for longer than is necessary. While we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure and cannot guarantee absolute data security. If necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal obligation or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3. Collection and use of information

We may collect, hold, use and disclose information for the following purposes and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes:

  • to enable you to customise or personalise your experience of our website;

  • to attribute any content (eg. posts and comments) you submit that we publish on our website;

  • to process any transactional or ongoing payments;

  • to deliver products and/or services to you;

  • to enable you to access and use our website, associated applications and associated social media platforms;

  • to contact and communicate with you;

  • for internal record keeping and administrative purposes;

  • for analytics, market research and business development, including to operate and improve our website, associated applications and associated social media platforms;

  • to run competitions and/or offer additional benefits to you;

  • for advertising and marketing, including to send you promotional information about our products and services and information about third parties that we consider may be of interest to you;

  • to comply with our legal obligations and resolve any disputes that we may have; and

  • to consider your employment application.

4. Disclosure of personal information to third parties

We may disclose personal information to:

  • third party service providers for the purpose of enabling them to provide their services, including (without limitation) IT service providers, data storage, hosting and server providers, ad networks, analytics, error loggers, debt collectors, maintenance or problem-solving providers, marketing or advertising providers, professional advisors and payment systems operators;

  • our employees, contractors and/or related entities;

  • sponsors or promoters of any competition we run;

  • credit reporting agencies, courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities, in the event you fail to pay for goods or services we have provided to you;

  • courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities and law enforcement officers, as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights;

  • third parties, including agents or sub-contractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services or direct marketing to you; and

  • third parties to collect and process data.

5. International transfers of personal information

The personal information we collect is stored and processed in United States, or where we or our partners, affiliates and third-party providers maintain facilities. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the disclosure to these overseas third parties.

We will ensure that any transfer of personal information from countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) to countries outside the EEA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, for example by using standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission, or the use of binding corporate rules or other legally accepted means.

Where we transfer personal information from a non-EEA country to another country, you acknowledge that third parties in other jurisdictions may not be subject to similar data protection laws to the ones in our jurisdiction. There are risks if any such third party engages in any act or practice that would contravene the data privacy laws in our jurisdiction and this might mean that you will not be able to seek redress under our jurisdiction’s privacy laws.

6. Your rights and controlling your personal information

Choice and consent: By providing personal information to us, you consent to us collecting, holding, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. If you are under 16 years of age, you must have, and warrant to the extent permitted by law to us, that you have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to access and use the website and they (your parents or guardian) have consented to you providing us with your personal information. You do not have to provide personal information to us, however, if you do not, it may affect your use of this website or the products and/or services offered on or through it.

Information from third parties: If we receive personal information about you from a third party, we will protect it as set out in this privacy policy. If you are a third party providing personal information about somebody else, you represent and warrant that you have such person’s consent to provide the personal information to us.

Restrict: You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us using the details below. If you ask us to restrict or limit how we process your personal information, we will let you know how the restriction affects your use of our website or products and services.

Access and data portability: You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you. You may request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. Where possible, we will provide this information in CSV format or other easily readable machine format. You may request that we erase the personal information we hold about you at any time. You may also request that we transfer this personal information to another third party.

Correction: If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or out of date.

Notification of data breaches: We will comply laws applicable to us in respect of any data breach.

Complaints: If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.

Unsubscribe: To unsubscribe from our e-mail database or opt-out of communications (including marketing communications), please contact us using the details below or opt-out using the opt-out facilities provided in the communication.

7. Cookies

We use “cookies” to collect information about you and your activity across our site. A cookie is a small piece of data that our website stores on your computer, and accesses each time you visit, so we can understand how you use our site. This helps us serve you content based on preferences you have specified. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more information.

8. Business transfers

If we or our assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, we would include data among the assets transferred to any parties who acquire us. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any parties who acquire us may continue to use your personal information according to this policy.

9. Limits of our policy

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

10. Changes to this policy

At our discretion, we may change our privacy policy to reflect current acceptable practices. We will take reasonable steps to let users know about changes via our website. Your continued use of this site after any changes to this policy will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information.

If we make a significant change to this privacy policy, for example changing a lawful basis on which we process your personal information, we will ask you to re-consent to the amended privacy policy.

The Ballroom Course Data Controller

Travis Marr

The Ballroom Course Data Protection Officer

Travis Marr

This policy is effective as of 17 June 2019.


At The Ballroom Course, Inc. (“The Ballroom Course”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) we respect the privacy of our users and the importance of the information they entrust to us. With this in mind, we provide you this privacy policy (the “Children’s Privacy Policy”) to help you understand the kinds of Personal Information (as defined below) that we may gather about your Child when your Child visits the website located at  (the “Site”) or uses any of our related mobile or desktop applications (“Applications”) and other online services (collectively, the “Services”), how we may use and disclose your Child’s Personal Information, and how you can control, correct and/or update your Child’s Personal Information. Please note that this Children’s Privacy Policy only applies to users of our Site and Services who are under 13 years of age. For users ages 13 years old or older, please refer to our Privacy Policy at The Ballroom Course Privacy Policy

COPPA. We are required under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) to obtain verifiable parental consent in order to collect, use or disclose Personal Information from Children. If you provide such consent, you have agreed to the collection, use and disclosure of your Child’s Personal Information in accordance with this Children’s Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE SUCH CONSENT, YOU MAY NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES.

A Note to Users Outside of the United States.

By visiting the Site and providing us with information, you acknowledge and agree that your Child’s Personal Information may be processed for the purposes identified in this Children’s Privacy Policy.  Your Child’s Personal Information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of your Child’s Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By providing your data, you consent to such transfer.

Information We May Collect

We may collect information that allows someone to identify your Child (“Personal Information”), such as your Child’s name or email address, as well as any other non-public information that is linked to your Child’s Personal Information.  We also collect your Child’s age, dance experience profile, and comments, photographs, video submissions or likeness when your Child provides it to us when using our Site (e.g., by creating a user login on our site), or in some other manner, e.g., by posting or submitting it to our website, to Facebook using our website, or to our Facebook page. We may also collect information (i) from our business partners and (ii) from other third parties as further described in this Policy. In addition to this information, we may also automatically collect information from your Facebook friends when they reply to Facebook comments you have uploaded to our site (e.g., their name, comment and photo). We may combine your Child’s Personal Information that we receive from different sources.

We also may collect other types of information in the following ways when your Child visits our Site or uses our Services:

  • Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your Child’s IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your Child’s visit, which helps us track users’ movements around our site and understand trends.

  • We may assign your Child’s computer one or more cookies which may collect information to facilitate access to our website and to personalize your Child’s online experience.

  • We may use standard Internet tools, such as web beacons, which collect information that tracks your Child’s use of our Site and enables us to customize our Services and advertisements.

  • We use third party analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect and analyze certain user information and behavior. This information may include demographic and interest information, such as age, gender and users’ interests. We use this information for internal business purposes on an aggregated, anonymous basis. To opt-out of Google Analytics data collection, you can visit the following site and follow the opt-out procedures:

  • We may also collect certain information, such as the URL of the last web page your Child visited before coming to our Site, your Child’s preferences and settings (e.g., time zone), the ads your Child clicked on or viewed on our Site (if any), how long your Child stayed on our Site and what Services and features your Child used.

We may also collect non-personal information from your Child’s mobile device if your Child has downloaded our Applications.  This information is generally used to help us deliver the most relevant information to your Child. Examples of information that may be collected and used include your Child’s geographic location, how your Child uses the Applications, and information about the type of device your Child uses. In addition, in the event our Applications crash on your Child’s mobile device, we will receive information about your Child’s mobile device model software version and device carrier, which allows us to identify and fix bugs and otherwise improve the performance of our Applications.  This information is sent to us as aggregated information and is not traceable to any individual and cannot be used to identify an individual.  

How We May Use Information We Collect

We may use information we collect, including your Child’s Personal Information, to:

  • Improve our products and services and improve and customize services;

  • Send newsletters to our users and make special offers;

  • Offer products and services that may be of interest to your Child;

  • Process payment for products or services your Child orders via our Site;

  • Customize the advertising and content that your Child sees on our Site;

  • Facilitate your Child’s use of our Site;

  • Publicly display feedback and comments posted by your Child on our properties (e.g., use your name, photograph, video submissions and comments when you post feedback on our site or to Facebook);

  • Display information about your Child’s friends (e.g., their name, photograph and comments) that is automatically uploaded when they comment on Facebook messages that your Child posts to our Site;

  • Manage your Child’s account and user preferences;

  • Analyze use of and improve our Site, products and Services;

  • Identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our Site; and

  • Enforce our Terms of Use.

Retention of Information

When your Child closes or de-activates your Child’s account or if your Child’s account is otherwise terminated, we have the right, but not the obligation, to store your Child’s personal information, settings, saved and completed classes, and teachers you have followed.

How We Share Information We Collect

We will not share your Child’s Personal Information with others except as indicated below, or except when we inform you in advance and give you the opportunity to opt out. We may share Personal Information with:

  • Third party service providers, such as credit-card payment processors, performing services on our behalf;

  • Affiliates or other businesses with which we partner or which we carefully select to offer your Child products, services, and promotions through our Site or Services;

  • Third parties in connection with a merger, transfer, or sale of all or substantially all our assets; and

  • If we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to report suspected criminal activity; comply with legal requirements; prevent fraud; and/or protect the safety of our users.

We may share aggregated, anonymous information in any of the above situations and also with service providers, advertisers and others for our own marketing purposes and for purposes of improving the manner in which, and to whom, we offer our Services.

Your Choices

You may choose:

  • Not to provide your Child’s Personal Information, although that may result in your Child’s inability to obtain certain Services or use certain features of our Site;

  • To stop your Child from receiving promotional emails or newsletters from us by sending an email to the contact address at the bottom of this policy or clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email, but please note that even if you opt out we may send your Child required service-related communications;

  • To stop receiving texts from us by texting STOP in response to the text message you received;

  • To delete or decline cookies by changing your Child’s browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features of our Site or Services may not function properly;

  • To access, change, review, or delete your Child’s Personal Information your Child provided us by contacting us at the email address below, or, if your Child has an online account with us, by logging into that account. We will take steps to change such Personal Information as soon as is practicable. IF YOU REQUEST TO DELETE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION, WE WILL NO LONGER ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES. We will delete such Personal Information using reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to, or use of, the information in connection with its deletion. We will take steps to delete such Personal Information as soon as practicable, but deleted information may remain in archived/backup copies for our legitimate business purposes and as otherwise required by law. Upon your request, we will delete your Child’s account and all the information and data stored for such account. We will not have any liability whatsoever for any termination of the account or related deletion of the Personal Information therein. After termination, your Child will not be able to use his or her account anymore. We will retain your Child’s Personal Information for only as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the information was collected.

  • You may opt-out of any Google Analytics-related collection by visiting the following site and following the opt-out procedures:

Do Not Track

We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals from web browsers.


We take appropriate commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and other security measures to help safeguard Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure. Please note, however, that no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

For online payments, we use the payment services of Stripe (  We do not process, record or maintain your Child’s credit card or bank account information.  For more information on how payments are handled, or to understand the data security and privacy afforded such information, please refer to

Third-Party Links

The Site or Services may link to websites operated by third parties that we do not control. We do not monitor, control, or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties. We strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of every website you visit and to contact them if you have any questions about their respective privacy policies and practices. This Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site or Services and does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third parties from the Site or Services, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience only and does not signify our endorsement of such third parties, their products, services, websites, locations, or their content.

Children’s Privacy Policy Changes

The Ballroom Course reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Children’s Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless we advise you otherwise. However, we will not use your Child’s Personal Information in a way that is materially different than the uses described in this Children’s Privacy Policy without giving you an opportunity to opt out of such differing uses. Your Child’s continued use of the Site or Services after this Children’s Privacy Policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Children’s Privacy Policy, as amended. We encourage you to bookmark this Web page and review this Children’s Privacy Policy regularly.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Children’s Privacy Policy, or our information practices, please contact us by email or postal mail below: 

The Ballroom Course
PO BOX 396
Higley, Arizona 85295 

© 2019 The Ballroom Course, Inc. All rights reserved.


We use cookies to help improve your experience of This cookie policy is part of The Ballroom Course's privacy policy, and covers the use of cookies between your device and our site. We also provide basic information on third-party services we may use, who may also use cookies as part of their service, though they are not covered by our policy.

If you don’t wish to accept cookies from us, you should instruct your browser to refuse cookies from, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired content and services.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognize your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.

Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track site usage (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalize your content (eg. advertising, language).

Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

Types of cookies and how we use them

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customized, enhanced or optimized content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We use functionality cookies for selected features on our site.

Targeting/advertising cookies

Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use targeting/advertising cookies on our site.

Third-party cookies on our site

We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our websites—for example, analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf. They may also set third-party cookies in order to deliver the services they are providing. Third-party cookies can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. As we have no control over third-party cookies, they are not covered by The Ballroom Course's cookie policy.

Our third-party privacy promise

We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our users.

How you can control or opt out of cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies from us, you can instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies by default, but you can update these settings to either refuse cookies altogether, or to notify you when a website is trying to set or update a cookie.

If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.

Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.