The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 32 Years of Excellence

Privacy Policy

The Richmond Academy of Dance (the Academy) is committed to safeguarding the personal data of our clients, faculty, business affiliates and anyone who visits our website.

As a thriving and growing company, we are focused on strong privacy practices, CASL compliancy and EU data protection law for the benefit of our clients, staff and website visitors. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for This privacy notice applies solely to the information collected by this website including:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • Links.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing

The Academy is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. This site is managed and updated by a designated data controller, a full-time employee of the Academy. The information we have access to and/or can collect from you is only that which you provide to us voluntarily through email, phone conversation, in-person or via the contact forms on our website. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

Your information will be used to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us and to notify you of information that pertains to this reason. We will not share your information with any third party outside of the Academy other than where it is necessary to fulfill your request(s).

When your child(ren) register for performing arts training with the Academy either in a summer intensive session or in the year-round seasons, you will complete a registration form giving the Academy and the Richmond Dance Society (the Academy’s non-profit parent advisory council) permission to communicate with you through electronic communications with information specific to your child including advertisements or promotions related to Academy activities such as tickets to various performances and events; training opportunities for your child including but not limited to summer dance camps, festivals, examinations and competitions; the opportunity to purchase Academy apparel; fundraising activities associated with the Academy and with the Richmond Dance Society; purchasing year-end class photographs; or similar Academy-related activities.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You can unsubscribe from receiving commercial electronic messages from the Academy at any time. Without your express consent, the Academy will be unable to send you these types of communications electronically due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL).

If you wish to inquire about the following, please contact us via email to:

  • see what data we have about you, if any;
  • change or correct any data we have about you;
  • ask us to delete any data we have about you;
  • ask questions or express concerns you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protect both online and offline.

The Academy accepts payments in the form of cash or cheque only, alleviating the need to encrypt your credit card information. The Academy will never ask for your credit card information, either online, via email, over the phone or in-person.

Your information, once received online, is also protected offline. All information submitted to one of our contact forms is received by the Administrator who monitors the Academy’s sole email address Information emailed to the Richmond Dance Society is monitored by the Executive Board who monitors the Society’s sole email address The computers on which this information is stored are kept in a secure, locked environment.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of any other sites we may link to. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Effective May 24, 2018, we updated our Privacy Policy to be compliant with the new EU data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By continuing to access the Academy’s site on or after May 24, 2018, you acknowledge our updated Privacy Policy.