Privacy Policy

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Performing Arts Project (PAP) 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 17 May 2018.

For supporting information you can read How Your Data Will Be Used or see our Terms and Conditions.



PAP is committed to process any personal information it holds only in ways that are fair, transparent and meet its legal obligations, in other words, in accordance with the Data Protection Act and its successor the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


Data Protection Principles

The legislation sets out various data protection principles. These include that personal information is:

  • used fairly and lawfully
  • used for limited, specifically stated purposes (PAP require written consent that you require us to remove your data from our databases)
  • used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • accurate
  • kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary (written consent is required from you for removal from our database)
  • kept safe and secure
  • not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection


Information PAP process

The following sections describe the information that PAP collect and how it is processed.

Legal basis for processing

The legislation requires that there is a clear legal basis for processing personal information. In general PAP relies on the individual’s consent in order to process their data. Where there are exceptions such as a legal obligation, contractual agreement or PAP’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Please note that if consent is withdrawn the level of service that we can offer might be severely curtailed. You may not receive the relevant information for your child’s classes which could in turn lead to additional fees in the way of LATE payments.


Registered Students

We collect contact details (first, middle and last names of parents and students), address, contact telephone numbers, emergency contact information including medical information, child’s school/college, class registered to and email address of parent/guardian (unless student is over the age of 18) in order to accept the student as fully registered.

That includes, but not limited to, the administration of joining and renewing registration each workshop, distribution of any emails relating to the student’s workshop or the host schools in general (e.g. cancellations or notices), announcing new workshops, additional information on other classes from StarStruck Performing Arts or Learning Curves Dance, costume information, event notifications and access to the website for payment/enrolment purposes.

Published on our Facebook (Performing Arts Project page) or website

By registering on the website parents are also consenting to the use of their students pictures on our social media pages unless otherwise notified by the parent/guardian. PAP instructors, with consent, are also published on our website along with a ‘Bio’ about them, their photograph and their birthday/qualification details.

E-news items

With consent, we email items of news that we believe will be of interest to our clients.

We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies.

Email addresses

If an email address is provided we assume consent to use it for administrative purposes of registration (e.g. notification of workshop renewal, processing of session information, etc.).


Data Retention

Once a student lapses, we retain sufficient information to identify the previous student. This allows the previous emergency information to be used again if the student returns to our workshops. PAP relies on legitimate interest as the legal basis for retaining this information. With written consent, PAP will remove any information from our database as requested.

Website Visitors

When someone visits 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 – event forms, feedback forms and our contact form. That information is only used for the stated purposes which are described in the relevant sections of this Privacy Notice.


PayPal is used to take payments. Only sufficient information to complete the payment is shared with PayPal.

Links to other websites

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.

Website Shoppers

The information collected by the website shop will only be used to process bookings.



Suppliers / 3rd parties



When sending letters, parcels, publications and purchases we will share your postal address with the delivery service (normally Royal Mail).

Website hosting

We use a third party service, Spurwing Creative to host our website. Spurwing Creative are contractually obliged to treat any information on our private website as confidential and only use such information for the purpose of providing PAP with web hosting and web updating services.

DBS service

A DBS checking service for PAP instructors/demonstrators is provided by Due Diligence Checking Ltd via Learning Curves and StarStruck. Information provided by them to PAP will only be shared with the individual concerned.


Where PayPal is used to take payments, only sufficient information to complete the purchase is shared with PayPal.

PAP does not see nor retain your credit card/debit card details since these are handled by PayPal.

International Data Transfers

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.


PAP has implemented technical security measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised access, loss or misuse.

Complaints or Queries

PAP 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 PAP’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 to the address provided below.

Access to Personal Information

PAP 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:

  • Give you a description of it
  • Tell you why we are holding it
  • Tell you who it could be disclosed to
  • Let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form

To make a request to PAP 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.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as described in this Privacy Notice we will not disclose personal data without consent.

Legal obligation

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.

How to Contact Us

Use our website contact form or write to:

Performing Arts Project

Mill Hollow

1 Mill Lane

Bentley Heath


B93 8PA

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