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, http://theballroomcourse.com, and other sites we own and operate.
1. Information we collect
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.
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.
We may ask for personal information, such as your:
Social media profiles
Date of birth
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
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.
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
The Ballroom Course Data Controller
The Ballroom Course Data Protection Officer
This policy is effective as of 17 June 2019.
A Note to Users Outside of the United States.
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: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
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
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.
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:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
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 (https://stripe.com/). 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 https://stripe.com/us/privacy.
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.
How to Contact Us
The Ballroom Course
PO BOX 396
Higley, Arizona 85295
© 2019 The Ballroom Course, Inc. All rights reserved.
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