GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and replaces the previous Data Protection
Directives that were in place. It was approved by the EU Parliament in 2016 and comes into effect on 25th May 2018.
GDPR states that personal data should be ‘processed fairly & lawfully’ and ‘collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes’ and that individuals data is not processed without their knowledge and are only processed with their ‘explicit’ consent. GDPR covers personal data relating to individuals. North Wales School Of Dancing is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of children’s, parents, visitors and staff personal data.
The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them. It provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly.
GDPR includes 7 rights for individuals
1) The right to be informed
North Wales School Of Dancing is a registered Performing Arts provider with ISTD and as so, is required to collect and manage certain data. We need to know parent’s names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses. We need to know children’s’ full names, addresses, date of birth and Education school, along with any SEN requirements. We are requested to provide some or all of this data to ISTD and other external examining boards and competitions for entries into correct categories.
North Wales School Of Dancing is required to hold data on its Teachers; names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, bank details. This information is also required for Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) through the DDC.
2) The right of access
At any point an individual can make a request relating to their data and North Wales School Of Dancing will need to provide a response (within 1 month). North Wales School Of Dancing can refuse a request, if we have a lawful obligation to retain data but we will inform the individual of the reasons for the rejection. The individual will have the right to complain to the ICO if they are not happy with the decision.
3) The right to erasure
You have the right to request the deletion of your data where there is no compelling reason for its continued use. However North Wales School Of Dancing has a legal duty to keep children’s, parents and teachers details for a reasonable time, North Wales School Of Dancing retain these records for 3 years after leaving the school. At this point, all data will be deleted.
4) The right to restrict processing
Parents and teachers can object to North Wales School Of Dancing processing their data. This means that records can be stored but must not be used in any way, for example reports or for communications. In this instance, other plans must be discussed with the individuals for the set up of receiving information about their classes and emergency contact.
5) The right to data portability
North Wales School Of Dancing requires data to be transferred from one IT system to another; such as from North Wales School Of Dancing to the Local Authority, for performance BOPA licences, and dance Associations for examinations. These recipients have their own policies and procedures in place in relation to GDPR.
6) The right to object
Parents and staff can object to their data being used for certain activities like marketing or research.
7) The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
Automated decisions and profiling are used for marketing based organisations. North Wales School Of Dancing does not use personal data for such purposes.
Storage and use of personal information
All previous paper copies of children’s and staff records are kept in a locked file. From this point forward all information will be taken electronically using a dance school Software.
This software is password protected on all devices.
Processors of data will have a data processing contract with North Wales School Of Dancing to protect your data. These include teachers, back stage helpers and workshop leaders as below.
Members of staff each have their own password protected dance school software accounts which are used for registers and contain names, medical information and contact numbers for emergencies only.
During performances or workshops data may be printed out to create a register with medical information and emergency contact numbers for workshop leaders or back stage helpers. This is for the children’s safety and will be shredded after the event has ended.
North Wales School Of Dancing collects a large amount of personal data every year including; names and addresses of those on the waiting list. These records are deleted if the child does not attend or added to the child’s file and stored appropriately.
GDPR means that North Wales School Of Dancing must;
* Manage and process personal data properly
* Protect the individual’s rights to privacy
* Provide an individual with access to all personal information held on them
This Policy was created in January 2020
The Data Protection Officer for North Wales School Of Dancing is Lisa Messham – [email protected]