Privacy

This privacy policy sets out how West Midlands Dance (WMDance) uses and protects any information that you give WMDance when you use this website.

WMDance is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

WMDance may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 24th January 2013.

What WMDance collects

We may collect the following information:

  • Name, organisation and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode and country
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our events and services
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new events, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
  • We may contact you by email, phone or mail.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. We do use cookies, but we are not using any information gained from them.

Cookies you may encounter on our website:

West Midlands Dance
PHPSESSID, sc__expiration, sc__last_visit, sc__stashid, sc__tracker, sc__last_activity
The system our site is built on, ExpressionEngine, uses cookies to help you navigate, and to remember any preferences you have and pages you've already visited.

Google Analytics
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These cookies are set by Google Analytics, and tell us how many people visit the website, how they arrived at the site, what pages they visit, what web browsers they are using to view pages etc. They cannot identify you personally.

Google Maps
HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, PREF, NID, SID
These cookies remember your preferences e.g. if you zoom in or move a map around, it'll remember where you last left the map; in this case the cookies are associated with the map on our Contact page. If you have cookies enabled in your browser, any time you view any Google Map on any website, you'll get these cookies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling 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 writing to us or emailing us at info@westmidlandsdance.com.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small administrative fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

West Midlands Dance
DanceXchange
Birmingham Hippodrome
Thorp Street
Birmingham
B5 4TB
UK

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.