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Our Policies

Welcome to Our Policies section of our website. Here, you will find detailed information on our policies that govern the way we operate our business. We believe that clear and transparent policies are essential for building trust with our customers, employees and stakeholders. As a responsible and ethical company, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Please take the time to review our policies and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our team for assistance.

Privacy


At British Dance Academy, we take your privacy seriously.  This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we collect, how we use and protect it, and your rights with respect to your personal information.

Information We Collect
We may collect personal information from you when you visit our website, register for an account, place an order, or subscribe to our newsletter. The types of personal information we may collect include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and payment information.

How We Use Your Information
We may use your personal information to process your orders, communicate with you about your account or orders, send you promotional materials, and improve our website and services. We may also use your personal information for internal purposes such as data analysis and research.

Sharing Your Information
We may share your personal information with our trusted third-party service providers who assist us with our business operations such as order processing and shipping. We may also disclose your personal information when required by law, such as in response to a court order or subpoena.

Protecting Your Information
We implement a variety of security measures to protect your personal information, including encryption and firewalls. We also limit access to your personal information to employees who need it to perform their job duties.

Your Rights
You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information that we hold. You may also opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us at any time. To exercise these rights or for any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on our website. Your continued use of our website after any changes to our Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at barsha@britishdanceacademy.com.  

Child Safeguarding and Protection

British Dance Academy is committed to the welfare and protection of all children and young people who attend our classes. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that their health, safety and well-being are safeguarded at all times.  We acknowledge that we have a duty of care to safeguard children and young people from harm, abuse and neglect. We recognise that everyone who works with children and young people has a responsibility to protect them and promote their welfare.

 

This policy outlines our commitment to child protection and safeguarding and sets out the measures we have in place to ensure that all children and young people who attend our classes are protected.

We are committed to:

  • Ensuring that the welfare of children and young people is our top priority at all times.

  • Providing a safe and secure environment for children and young people to learn and develop.

  • Ensuring that all children and young people are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness.

  • Providing training and support for all staff, volunteers, and parents/carers to understand and implement our safeguarding policies and procedures.

  • Taking all allegations and concerns seriously and responding to them promptly, fairly, and sensitively.

  • Working in partnership with parents/carers, relevant agencies, and authorities to promote the welfare and safety of children and young people.

  • Ensuring that our policies and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated in line with best practice and legislation.

All staff and volunteers at British Dance Academy have a responsibility to safeguard children and young people from harm by:  ​

  • Ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Keeping up to date with changes to legislation, guidance and best practice in relation to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed.

  • Providing advice and support to staff and volunteers in relation to safeguarding concerns.

  • Liaising with external agencies where necessary and ensuring that referrals are made to children’s social care when appropriate.

All staff and volunteers are required to:

  • Be familiar with the Child Protection and Safeguarding policy.  

  • Attend regular safeguarding training and ensure that their knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection is up to date.

  • Report any concerns about the welfare or safety of a child or young person to the line manager or CEO.  

  • Record any concerns in writing and share them with the line manager or CEO. 

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@britishdanceacademy.com.

Website Terms of Use

Welcome to our website. By accessing and using our website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use our website.

Intellectual Property

All content on our website, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, and software, is the property of [company name] and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. You may not reproduce, modify, distribute, or otherwise use any content on our website without our prior written consent.

User Conduct

You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. You may not use our website to transmit or post any material that is defamatory, obscene, or offensive. You may not use our website to engage in any activity that could damage, disable, or impair our website or interfere with other users' access to our website.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Our website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the operation of our website or the information, content, materials, or products included on our website. We disclaim all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability

We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of our website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain warranties or liability, so some of the above limitations may not apply to you.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless British Dance Acaemy and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates from any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and expenses arising from your use of our website or your breach of these Terms of Use.

Changes to these Terms of Use

We may update these Terms of Use from time to time by posting the updated Terms of Use on our website. Your continued use of our website after any changes to these Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Arab Emirates, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Use, please contact us at info@britishdanceacademy.com

Website Disclaimer

The information provided on this website is for general informational purposes only. While we strive to keep the information up-to-date and accurate, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.

Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website, you may be able to link to other websites that are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

This disclaimer is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 30/06/2023. If you have any questions about this disclaimer, please contact us at info@britishdanceacademy.com.

Whistleblowing

At British Dance Academy, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in all of our activities. We believe that our employees, students, and stakeholders have a right and responsibility to report any concerns or suspected misconduct they may observe or experience.  This Whistleblowing Policy outlines the process for reporting concerns or suspected misconduct and provides protection for whistleblowers against retaliation.

 

Reporting Process

Any employee, student, or stakeholder who has a concern or suspicion of misconduct should report it immediately to their line manager or CEO.  Reports may be made verbally or in writing and should include as much detail as possible about the suspected misconduct, including the names of individuals involved, dates, and any supporting evidence.

Protection for Whistleblowers

We will not tolerate retaliation against any employee, student, or stakeholder who reports suspected misconduct in good faith. Retaliation includes but is not limited to demotion, termination, harassment or discrimination. We will protect the identity of whistleblowers to the fullest extent possible, consistent with our legal obligations and the need to conduct a thorough investigation.

Investigation Process

Upon receipt of a report of suspected misconduct, we will promptly initiate an investigation. The investigation will be conducted in a fair and impartial manner, and we will keep the whistleblower informed of the status of the investigation to the extent possible.  Upon completion of the investigation, we will take appropriate corrective action, which may include disciplinary action, termination, or referral to law enforcement authorities.

Confidentiality

We will protect the confidentiality of all parties involved in the reporting and investigation process to the extent possible, consistent with our legal obligations and the need to conduct a thorough investigation.

Policy Review

We will periodically review and update this Whistleblowing Policy as necessary to ensure its continued effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Whistleblowing Policy, please contact us at info@britishdanceacademy.com.

Waiver and Release of Liability

Parental Consent (for participants under 18 years old)

 

I am the parent/legal guardian of my child, children or ward(s), a minor under the age of 18 years. I hereby give my consent for my child, children or ward(s) to participate in dance classes, dance camps and all related activities organised and conducted by British Dance Academy I understand and acknowledge the risks associated with dance classes, dance camps and all related activities and on behalf of myself and my child, children or ward(s) assume all such risks.

 

Release of Liability for Parents/Guardians

In consideration of my child, children or ward(s) being allowed to participate in dance classes, dance camps and all related activities, I, on behalf of myself, my child, children or ward(s), our heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, hereby release and discharge British Dance Academy, its teachers, employees, contractors, agents, and volunteers from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, losses, damages, or liabilities, arising directly or indirectly from my child, children or ward(s) participation in dance classes, dance camps and all related activities including but not limited to claims for personal injury, property damage, wrongful death, or any other loss.

Indemnification for Parents/Guardians

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless British Dance Academy, its teachers, employees, contractors, agents, and volunteers from any and all liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, or judgments arising out of my child, children or ward(s) actions or conduct during dance classes, dance camps or related activities.

Media Release for Parents/Guardians

I grant British Dance Academy the right to use photographs, video recordings, or any other media of my child, children or ward(s) taken during dance classes for promotional and marketing purposes, without compensation or further consent.

 

Severability

If any provision of this Waiver and Release of Liability is deemed invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Waiver and Release of Liability, please contact us at info@britishdanceacademy.com.

Camp Terms and Conditions

Registration and Fees

  • Full payment of camp fees is required before starting camp.

  • All fees are non-refundable.

  • Camps are for children aged between five (5) and ten (10) years of age.

Cancellation and Waiting List

  • British Dance Academy reserves the right to cancel the camp due to unforeseen circumstances, including low registration numbers.

  • In the event of camp cancellation, registered participants will be notified and a full refund will be provided.

  • In the event that camps reach full capacity, participants will be placed on a waiting list; if cancellations occur, those on the waiting list will be contacted accordingly.

 

Attire

  • Participants should wear appropriate, comfortable dance wear/attire and bring comfortable shoes.

  • For safety reasons, jewelry and loose clothing are discouraged during the camp.

Lunch and Snacks

  • Participants are required to bring their own lunch and snacks for the duration of the camp. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to provide well-balanced and nut-free meals for their children.

  • Please ensure that all items brought are labeled with the participant's name to avoid any confusion.

 

Health and Safety

  • Participants with known medical conditions or allergies must inform British Dance Academy during registration.

  • In case of injury or illness during the camp, parents/guardians will be contacted immediately on the emergency contact number provided.

Behaviour and Discipline

  • Participants are expected to adhere to camp rules and guidelines.

  • Any disruptive or inappropriate behaviour may result in the participant being removed from the camp without a refund.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Camp Terms and Conditions, please contact us at info@britishdanceacademy.

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