Cookie Policy/ GDPR Statement



Cookie Policy

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer and hold data relating to a specific website. Cookies are placed on the user's computer by that website and accessed each time a user browses the site. The cookies used by are fairly standard and harmless. We primarily use them to collect data to help us improve our website by seeing which parts of the site are being used, how users are navigating to each page and what items on each page they prefer to click on. Nonetheless we would like you to know which cookies employs, why we use them, and give you the option to opt-out of us using them on your computer if you wish.


Below we have listed each of the cookies that our site sets, with detail as to why we use them. For those that want a little more information, we've added information which details the exact purpose of every single cookie we create. Lastly, we've included information about the time the cookie is kept on your system (is it kept after you leave the site, to be used when you return - persistent - or deleted once your visit is completed and only used for that visit - session).


You can use this page to opt-out of certain cookie types. Opting out will apply only to the browser or device that you are currently using, so you may need to change these settings again if you use other browsers or devices to browse the web.


We will make every effort to recognise and respect your choices; however there is a small chance that not all cookies and similar methods of data capture will be covered by these settings. If this is a concern to you then we recommend that you change the settings in your browser. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.



1. Strictly necessary cookies


We spend a lot of time and effort ensuring that our site remains available all the time; to do that we have web servers running in many different locations. In order to ensure that your journey through the site works properly we like to keep you connected to the same locations. It also allows us to spread the load, meaning our site remains as performant as it can be.



Cookie Purpose Persistent or Session


GDPR Statement



General Data Protection Agency 2018 to replace the DPA(Data Protection Act 1998)

Compliance Statement

What information do we hold and why?

  • The Barinowsky School of Ballet takes details from the student and parent at time of registration
  • Parent/Carer name, address, email address, telephone contact are taken for necessary correspondence. We also ask for the name and contact number of someone parents would wish us to contact in the event of an emergency if parents cannot be contacted.
  • Childs date of birth is taken to identify the correct class for the student
  • We ask to be notified of any medical conditions the child may have to ensure we can provide the necessary care and attention
  • The Barinowsky School of Ballet stores personal data in the form of photographs and video clips as a record of the schools progress and memories of the children’s achievements.


How is this information stored and who can access it?

  • The information is kept and stored by The Barinowsky School of Ballet. The information is only accessible by the schools Data Protection Officer (Emily Dart).
  • Weekly registers containing parent’scontact details and any medical information on the student are always with Emily Dart in class and are also stored on The Barinowsky School of Ballet’s encrypted mobile phone. 
  • Any paper forms are stored securely in a secured filing cabinet in a locked building.
  • Information is also stored on an encrypted protected computer


What data is shared with who and why?

  • Any teachers working with the students at The Barinowksy School of Ballet without the presence of School Principle Emily Dart will be given the parents contact number and (if relevant) medical information of the student to be used in the event of an emergency.
  • When a student is entered for a Royal Academy of Dance Examination we forward the Royal Academy of Dance the students name and date of birth in order to register them for the examination.
  • If we stage a school show we must comply by law with The Children’s and Young PersonsPerformance Act 1933 and 1963. This is to protect children and ensure that safeguarding measures are in place.In order to comply we provide the relevant local council the students name, address and postcode to notify them that the student will be performing.



Data Breaches

  • The Barinowsky School of Ballet holds information securely with encrypted processes in place. In the unlikely event there is a data breach with possibility to result in a high risk of adversely affecting our clients we will notify our client immediately.


If I leave the school what happens to my data?

  • When a student leaves the school The Data Protection Officer will remove the pupils details from any databases and destroy any data via secure systematic processes
  • In line with the GDPR giving all students, parents and carers ‘The Right to be forgotten’ If you require your information to be erased from the Royal Academy of Dance or Councils files please inform The Barinowsky Schoolof Ballet in writing and the Data Protection Officer will ensure the information is processed in the allocated time frame.


This policy was issued by The Barinowsky School of Ballet’s owner and principle Emily Dart on 20th May 2018.

This policy will be reviewed in September 2018