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 with clients of all ages, we are focused on strong privacy practices, Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) compliancy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliancy for the benefit of our clients, staff and website visitors. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices of the Academy including:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How long we retain your data.

1. 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 session, you 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 and their activities within the Academy.


A cookie is a small file placed on your computer that may record your usage of the site or if you revisit it. Cookies are used by most websites but you may refuse to accept them through your browser settings. By blocking cookies you may not be able to access parts of a website. By not refusing cookies you are authorizing the use of cookies.


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.

Embedded content from other websites

This website may include embedded content such as videos, images and articles. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

2. 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 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; and
  • ask questions or express concerns you have about our use of your data.

3. Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected 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.

The Academy's website is hosted by WordPress. Please read their Privacy Policy at your convenience. The Academy uses MailChimp provide CASL-compliant e-communications.

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 Your information is only accessed when necessary to respond to your request(s).

4. How long we retain your data

We will retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required for any legal, administrative or security purposes.

This privacy policy was last updated May 24, 2018.