As a global organisation Dance and the Child International (daCi) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

When daCi collects information about you

daCi may collect information about you when you:

  • complete an online, electronic or paper application form
  • speak to us on the telephone or in person
  • email us
  • visit our website(s)
  • make a payment or donation
  • make a booking for an event or conference
  • complete a survey online or paper version

The personal information daCi collects might include your:

  •  name
  • date of birth/age
  • gender
  • home address
  • email address
  • telephone number
  • nationality
  • school/business name
  • school/business address
  • credit/debit card information
  •  health or disability information (or other ‘special data’)
  • emergency contact name, number and relation to you
  • dance experience and/or skills, qualifications
  • IP (internet protocol) address
  • information regarding the web pages you have visited and when

How daCi uses your information

As a global organisation processing information in many different ways for different reasons we abide by the laws of the country your national office administers your membership. We operate in a process of consent and contractual agreement through membership of daCi.

We use your information to:

  • process registration that you have made for an activity or event
  • process a payment (or credit) for membership of daCi
  • notify you of changes to our membership, events and programmes
  • send you communications which may be of interest to you, include information about
    membership, events, and our activities
  • manage an enquiry or complaint you have made
  •  invite you to attend an event or conference
  • to contact you in an emergency situation.

Storing information

We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations, for example, all financial records are held for 7 years. In other areas of the business we hold your personal information on our systems, only for only as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.

Who has access to your information?

daCi does not sell to or purchase information from other organisations.

We might also release your information in exceptional cases when we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

From time to time we may pass your information to third party for the purposes of completing tasks and providing goods and services to you on our behalf. When we do this, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we require them to keep your information safe and secure and not to use it for any other purpose.

Below is a list of examples of when we might share your information with a third party   

  • Auditors, advisors, legal representatives and similar agents in connection with the advisory services they provide to us for legitimate business purposes and under a contractual prohibition of using the personal information for any other purpose.
  • MailChimp, to deliver our e-newsletters. As a member of daCi we will receive our e-newsletter twice a year. We acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. Mailchimp helps us understand statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies enabling us to monitor and improve our e-newsletters. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ in the footer of each email. 
  • SurveyMonkey® to run surveys and to collect feedback from our members and customers on a variety of topics, services and events. Some surveys are anonymous
    and in those circumstances we collect information about location and which questions were skipped etc. Read their Privacy Policy.
  • Online ticketing platforms. From time to time we work with an online service such as Eventbrite or Trybooking for online ticketing and registration for events. daCi only
    collects and stores your personal information in order to register and facilitate your attendance at the ‘event’ and to request feedback post-event. Please read Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy.
  • Google Analytics to monitor the traffic on our website and helps us improve its usability by understanding how you use information and how you navigate through it.
    It collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Read their Privacy Policy.
  • daCi might also use third party providers such as PayPal (read their Privacy Policy) to securely process and store financial information. daCi will not store your card details on our systems for use in future transactions.

Social Media Platforms

If you engage with the daCi on any of our social media channels you should know that we do not collect your personal information it remains within the platform that we are using unless you give us explicit permission to do otherwise. You should familiarise yourself with their privacy notices and policies: Facebook, InstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.


Our website uses ‘cookies’ which are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow us to recognise you when you visit our site. We also use Google Analytics which monitors the traffic on our website and helps us to improve it by understanding how information is used and navigated. Google Analytics uses its own cookies to track visitor interactions. These are used to store information, such as what time you visited, whether you have been on the site before, and which site referred you to ours. All cookies set by Google Analytics for our website, send data only to our servers and are not shared with any other sites. Information is collected anonymously and website trends are reported without identifying individuals.

To provide you with more choice on how your data is collected, Google has developed a browser add-on which allows you to opt out of being tracked by their cookies. When installed, information about your visit will no longer be sent to them.

Your rights

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us.

You can change your preferences, withdraw your consent, object or ask for processing to be restricted at any time by contacting us by emailing your National Representative.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information that the daCi holds about you. You also have the right to have your information erased, to object and to restrict processing. If you wish to do this please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.nal. We will respond to you as soon as possible and usually within one calendar month.

The rights of the child

We are particularly concerned to protect the privacy of children. We are confident that our systems and processes are designed to be fair to children, to protect their rights and freedoms, and to be fully in line with their reasonable expectations and those of their parents. We take responsibility for identifying the risks and consequences of processing children’s data. Sometimes we may need to check your age, which might mean we need to contact your parent or guardian.

Security precautions

When you give us personal information, daCi has processes in place to ensure it is treated securely. Whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, via email for example and you do so at your own risk.

Once we receive your information, we make all reasonable efforts to ensure its security. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Processing payments

Where you use your credit or debit card to purchase from us or to make a booking, we will ensure that this is carried out securely. We do not store your card details for use in future transactions.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy notice applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Transferring your information

As a global organisation daCi is governed in Canada and the information you provide to us via National Representatives will also be transferred to for our global records and auditing.

By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Questions and complaints

Any questions regarding this Privacy Notice and our privacy practices should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.nal.