Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Acosta Dance Centre Website (


The information on our website is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. However, we do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, availability, or reliability of the information. While we strive to keep the information timely and accurate, errors may occur, and we will endeavour to correct them if brought to our attention.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to assist in spam detection and maintain a respectful environment.


We advise avoiding uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) on the website to protect your privacy.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience, so you don’t need to fill in your details again for future comments. These cookies will remain active for one year.

When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This temporary cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, we set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me” during login, your login will persist for two weeks. The login cookies will be removed when you log out of your account.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one (1) day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on our site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. This embedded content functions as if the visitor has directly visited the other website.

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

Who Do We Share Your Data With

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.

How Long We Retain Your Data

Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to recognize and approve follow-up comments, avoiding moderation queues automatically.

For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for their username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request the erasure of any personal data we hold about you, except for data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Financial Information Relating to Your Credit/Debit Cards

When you donate through our website, your payment is processed securely by our payment gateways (Paypal | Stripe | Go Cardless). The Acosta Dance Centre does not receive your card details.

Information Obtained from Third Parties

We receive data indirectly made up of your personal information from software services like Google Analytics, but no such information is identifiable to you.

Sending a Message to the Acosta Dance Centre

When you send a message to us, we collect the data you provide to us to confirm your entitlement to receive information and to provide you with the requested information. We keep a record of your request and our reply to improve our organization’s efficiency. Personally identifiable information associated with your messages, such as your name or email address, may be retained for future reference.


When we receive a complaint, we record all the information provided to resolve the issue. If necessary, we may share some information from your complaint with others involved to address the matter effectively. This is at our sole discretion.

Job Application and Employment

If you apply for a job or volunteer role published on our website, we may keep your information for up to one year for potential future contact.

Email Marketing and Fundraising

We issue regular communications via email to update our mailing list subscribers on our projects, events, and fundraising activities. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time, and we will ensure your removal from future marketing emails.


We reserve the right to cancel events, classes, workshops, intensives and rehearsals at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and we will notify you through our website, social channels, or email marketing.

Links from This Website

We are not responsible for the privacy practices and content of other websites linked to and from our site. Please evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site before disclosing personal information to them.

Email Disclaimer

Emails sent through our email addresses are intended only for the addressee named on such emails and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, do not read, copy, disseminate to others, or otherwise use the contents of the email.

It is the responsibility of the recipient of this email and any attachments to ensure that they are free of any viruses or defects which might affect any computer or IT system into which they are received and opened. The Acosta Dance Centre accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the receipt or use of emails and attachments sent by us.