Privacy Policy

Here at the Ishtar Dance Academy, we are committed to protecting the privacy and information from visitors to our website, as well as those attending our live events.  We will never sell, rent or trade personal information such as emails with other business for marketing purposes, and always take extra good care when storing any contact information for future use. This Privacy Policy gives lots of information on when and why we collect personal information, how we use it and keep it secure. So read on for all the finer details.

 

Website Visitors

Like most websites, Ishtardance.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We do this to better understand how visitors use our website.

Ishtardance.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We never use this to identify our visitors, and don’t disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally information, as described below.

 

Gathering of Personal Information

Some visitors to Ishtardance.com’s websites may choose to interact with Ishtardance.com in ways that requires Ishtardance.com to gather personally-identifying information. For example when using our contact form or purchasing products. The amount and type of information that Ishtardance.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, we only collects the information necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction.

Ishtardance.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

 

Protection of Personal Information

The Ishtar Dance Academy will not rent or sell potentially personal personal information to anyone. We takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personal information both on our website ishtardance.com, as well as offline.

 

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to collect information about how people use our site. This includes browsing and purchasing information, as well as pages viewed and customer journey across the website. You can read more detailed information in our Cookies Policy, which also tells you how you can disable Cookies. But please be aware that certain parts of our website may not work properly without having Cookies enables.

 

Google Analytics

Here at www.ishtardance.comwe use Google Analytics, a third party service, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior. We do this to find out which parts of our website gets the most visits and how people navigate our site. All information is processed in a way that doesn’t identify anyone. We do not, and do not allow Google, to make any attempts to find out the identities of those visiting www.ishtardance.com, and any information gathered is only used to improve the usability of our website.

 

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our email newsletters, we collect personal information. We use this to keep you informed about those elements you’ve previous told us that interests you. That can be class, course and workshop updates through our seasonal newsletter, or weekly inspiration from our blog. We may also use this to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information, such as last minute class cancellations (the last one as due to heavy snow!). We may also contact you to check that our records are right and every now and again to check that you’re still happy and satisfied to be part of our community. We never rent, trade or in any other way share our email lists with other organisations or businesses.

We use MailChimp, a third-party provider to deliver our newsletters. They help gather statistics arpund email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies, which helps us to monitor and improve the quality of our email newsletters. MailChimp promises to keep all information safe on our behalf, but you can also see the full MailChimp privacy notice here. You can unsubscribe to any of our newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email. There is also a link for updating your contact preferences should you wish to unsubscribe to some emails but not others. You can also contact us directly at info(at)ishtardance.com

 

Contact Form

When using the contact form on our website you subscribe to our Privacy Policy, but rest assured, we won’t automatically add you to our Mailing Lists or share your information with any other. We only use the information you provide to reply to your enquiry. Should you be interested in joining our classes, courses or online courses, we will ask you whether you would like to be added to our Mailing Lists, and only once you’ve accepted, will we do so.

 

Accessing your personal information

The new GDPR legislation entitles you to access and amend any personal data that we may hold. This has always been the case here at the Ishtar Dance Academy, and it will of course continue to be so. Simple email your request to Dorte Evelyn at info(at)ishtardance.com

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Things change and this Privacy Policy may get updated every now and again, so please feel free to check back again. By using our website now and after our Privacy Policy potentially have been updated, will constitute the acceptance of such changes.

The current policy was last updated 24 May, 2018.

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