Terms of Use

Age
 

To access Dance Dosti digital classes you must be:
16 years old or over; or
13 years old to 15 years old (inclusive) with the consent and supervision of your parent or legal guardian.

 

Physical Activity Readiness
 

By accessing Dance Dosti digital content, participants are confirming that they do not know of any reason why they should not do physical activity.
 

Participants are encouraged to apply common sense and to seek the guidance of a medical professional before undertaking any form of online physical activity. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions or injuries that may affect their ability to participate should seek medical advice before participating.
 

User Accounts
 

Users may use the Dance Dosti site to create a user account free of charge. Users agree to disclose true and complete information during the account registration process, and to update user information promptly in the event that it changes. Users agree not to select a username which is offensive, misleading or otherwise inappropriate.
 

We reserve the right to refuse access to the Site to anyone at our sole discretion without giving a reason.
 

Account Security
 

Users will be responsible for all activities which occur under their account on the Dance Dosti Site. It is your responsibility to keep your account safe and secure. Please do not share the password to your account with anyone and always ensure that you log-off when not using the Site and ensure that devices which you use to access the Site are securely locked when not in your possession.
 

We will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your password contrary to these Terms of Use. You may not use another person's account at any time without the express permission of the account holder.
 

Acceptable Use Policy
 

All users agree that they will not:
 

  • decrypt, extract, disassemble, reverse-engineer or decompile the Site;

  • damage, interfere with or disrupt the Site in any way;

  • create any modifications or derivative works directly or indirectly using the Site, or components or enhancements thereof;

  • use the Site in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

  • remove any identification or notices of any proprietary or copyright from the Site or any associated materials;

  • develop methods to enable unauthorised parties to use the Site;

  • use the Site or information obtained from the Site to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);

  • use the Site in a way which infringes the rights of anyone else, harasses anyone else, is harmful, or otherwise restricts or inhibits anyone else's use and enjoyment of the Site.


Our liability
 

We will supply the Site using reasonable skill and care but we make no other representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, with respect to the Site. You accept that the Site is provided on an 'as is' basis.
 

Information published using the Site is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed, and you agree we have no liability for reliance placed on any such information.
 

Copyright


The Site and all content published within are protected by copyright. You agree that you will not reproduce, distribute, copy or publicly display any content which is not your own content, except in accordance with these Terms of Use.
 

Privacy
 

You agree that we may process personal information about you gathered from your use of the Site in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
 

You agree that you will not use any contact details or other personal information obtained through use of the Site except for receiving the benefit of the services provided.
 

Jurisdiction


These Terms of Use are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
 

Contact Us
 

If you have any queries of concerns relating to the Terms of Use, please contact us by email at: admin@dancedosti.com

Policies

Privacy Policy

Dance Dosti is operated by Step Change Studios. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our beneficiaries and supporters and to upholding the highest standards of care with regard to any personal data in our possession.
 

This policy explains how we use your personal information and the reasons for keeping it, as well as your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

We generally hold very little personal data, only that which we need to carry out our work. We do not engage in any direct marketing programmes, such as telephone fundraising or donation fundraising campaigns. We do not share personal data with third party organisations, apart from trusted partners who are compliant with the GDPR, such as our funding partners who support, monitor and evaluate our work.


Why we hold and process personal data
 

Our work requires us to collect certain data from those participating in, and supporting our activities. We do this in order to:
 

  • Monitor and evaluate our programmes, enabling us to continually improve them to better meet participants’ needs

  • Provide impact reports to funders and potential funders, without whom we could not resource the programmes

  • Help us plan future programmes and other related activities

  • Send our supporters information about our activities where we have their consent or are otherwise allowed to

  • Keep people safe during our activities

  • Comply with legal obligations

  • Manage our organisation

  • Ensure we do not send unwanted information to participants, supporters or anyone who has informed us they do not wish to be contacted.
     

What information might we collect about you
 

We only collect personal data relevant to the type of interaction you have with Dance Dosti and Step Change Studios.

Whatever your interaction with us this information will be minimal and linked to the purpose for which we need it. For example, when you register for Dance Dosti, or contact us online, by telephone, email, or engage with Dance Dosti or Step Change Studios via social media channels, we may receive and retain personal information. In these cases we are likely to process details such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number.

 

If you participate in research, we may ask you questions regarding your experience with us, or other survey questions relating to your experience.
 

Sensitive Personal Data
 

We only collect "sensitive personal data", e.g. health status, where there is a clear and specific reason for doing so, such as participation in physical activity. We may also collect data for equality monitoring.
 

We collect this data where we need it to ensure that we provide appropriate facilities or support to enable you to participate in an activity, and where required to collect such data as a condition of third party funding, such as publicly funded grants.  
 

Rarely, we may collect this data for the prevention of crime or dishonesty, to safeguard those with whom we work, or for another reason which is in the public interest. Where we do this, we will do it carefully and in accordance with applicable laws.

Children
 

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children.  If you are a child and wish to access our services, then we will seek your consent to process your personal data.  Your rights under the General Data Protection Act as a child are the same as those for an adult and are set out earlier in this document. The age limit for parental consent is 18.

 

Our security precautions
 

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. All sensitive personal data is stored safely on a database. It is deleted when no longer relevant, and is available to you at any point should you wish to see it.
 

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. 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.

 

Data sharing
 

We will only use your information within Step Change Studios for the purposes for which it was obtained. Step Change Studios will not, under any circumstances, share or sell your personal data with any third party for their own marketing purposes, and you will not receive marketing from any other companies, charities or other organisations as a result of giving your details to us.

Our partners and funders


We may need to share your information with organisations that support us in our work such as funding partners, who require proof that our work engaged who we said it would but in these cases the data will be shared in an anonymised way to protect your name and any contact details with the utmost privacy.

In exceptional cases where partners who support us to do our work require personal data, these "data processors" will be subject to contractual obligations containing strict data protection clauses. We do not allow these organisations to disclose your personal data to other third parties without our consent and we will take all reasonable care to ensure that they keep your data secure.


Transferring information outside the UK


As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the UK. By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are located in another country. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK.

By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside the UK in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

 

If you are accessing our website outside of the UK, please make sure you only use a safe secure connection and not public networks.


Your rights over your personal data
 

You have a variety of rights in respect of your data, including the rights to see, update, restrict, object to the use of or withdraw use of your data. In particular, depending upon why we hold your data, you may have the right to request:
 

  • Access to the personal data we hold about you, including how we first obtained your details, free of charge in most cases (this is known as a 'Subject Access Request').

  • The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.

  • That we stop using your personal data for direct marketing (either through specific channels, or all channels).

  • That we delete your personal data from our systems (this is known as the "Right to be Forgotten").

  • That we no longer process your data automatically to decide whether particular marketing activities are likely to be of interest. This is known as profiling, and helps us to ensure that our communications are relevant and appropriate.
     

You can contact us to request to exercise these rights at any time.
 

Updating your information
 

The accuracy of your information is really important to us. We want to ensure that we are able to communicate with you in ways that you are happy with, and to provide you with information that is of interest.
 

If you wish to change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, then please email us at: admin@dancedosti.com

 

Use of cookies
 

Cookies are used to enable us to improve services for you through, for example measuring how many people are using each page of the website and for how long so that we can try to improve the quality of our website.
 

When you visit our website, we may collect data from your computer or other device such as a smart phone or tablet through the use of "cookies". Cookies are created by your web browser when you visit our website. Every time you go back to the Dance Dossti website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website's server. They improve your experience of using our website, for example, by remembering your preference settings so that you are presented with information likely to be most relevant to you, and by measuring your use of the website to enable us to continuously improve our website to ensure that it meets your needs. 
 

If you wish to restrict or block the use of cookies, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
 

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
 

If you visit our website as an anonymous visitor (e.g. you switch off cookies), we may still collect certain information from your browser, such as the IP address (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a computer or other internet device).

The Dance Dosti website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by other organisations. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including policies on their use of cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

 

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of the Dance Dosti website.
 

Google Analytics   
          

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States of America. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

How to find out more, or make a complaint
 

If you would like more information or have any questions about this policy, please email: admin@dancedosti.com  
 

If you want to know more about your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office. You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.

Accessibility Statement

General
 

Dance Dosti, operated by Step Change Studios, strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. We have invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that the Site is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.
 

Accessibility
 

The dancedosti.com website makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows the Site to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
 

Enabling the Accessibility Menu
 

Our website accessibility menu can be enabled either by selecting the tab key when the page first loads or by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
 

Disclaimer

Step Change Studios continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of the Dance Dosti site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.

Despite our efforts to make our website accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.

 

Here For You
 

If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on the Dance Dosti site or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours and we will be happy to assist.
 

Contact Us
 

If you have any feedback, questions or require assistance, please contact Step Change Studios: admin@dancedosti.com