This Website Privacy Policy describes how we (Shires Festival of Dance) protect and makes use of the information you (the general public) give the Shires Festival of Dance when you use this website. If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

This policy is updated periodically; the latest version is the current published document.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email contact us by email or write to: Shires Festival of Dance C/O The Secretary at the Festival’s registered address.

Shires Festival of Dance are committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of individuals, the Festival needs to gather and use certain information about individuals in order to carry on our work, provide services and to enable certain functions on this website.

We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present relevant information to them. This personal information shall be collected and dealt with appropriately.

What data we gather

The Shires Festival of Dance may collect the following information:

  • Name and Date of Birth
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information - your full address
  • Other information relevant to users’ enquiries
  • Other information pertaining to surveys

How we use this data

Collecting this data helps us to understand what you are looking for, enabling us to deliver an improved service to our users.

Specifically, we may use your data:

  • For our own internal records
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
  • To improve our services we provide
  • To improve the website for our users
  • To contact users via email or telephone for research and feedback purposes.

Controlling information about you

We will never distribute or sell your personal information to third parties as it is specifically designed for use for our internal purposes; unless we are required to do so by law.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our Data Protection Policy, Procedures, and Privacy Notice in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).


We the Shires Festival of Dance will always hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards. We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the DPA 1998 and GDPR 2018.

If you have any queries please contact our Data Protection Officer by email.