SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY (ACN 002 707 897)  Privacy Policy 2014 


Sydney Dance Company respects your privacy.  We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information collected from our customers, suppliers, donors, ticket buyers, attendees at dance studio classes, patrons  and other supporters as stipulated in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

If you disagree with our online Privacy Policy as set out below, you should not use our website or provide us with your personal details.

Your use of our website is deemed to signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Sydney Dance Company may modify the Privacy Policy from time to time and if we do so, we will post any updated Privacy Policy on our website.

General Statement of Principle

Sydney Dance Company (SDC) will not sell, license or otherwise provide names, addresses or other personal information to any third party or to anyone wishing to contact our database for the purposes of marketing their own products and services. SDC will only permit special offers or invitations from third parties to be made through our website, where such an offer is judged by us to be of some interest or benefit to our customers. Usually such offers will be limited to reduced price or priority booking for arts events, or special offers from companies sponsoring SDC. There may be links on our website to other websites that do not operate under the SDC Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

You can visit our website and access information without giving us any personal information. However, in the interest of offering targeted and current information about SDC, its productions or the Dance Studios, you may choose to give us your email address and or street address and telephone number so we can send you relevant information in the mail or keep you updated with our activities via the e-newsletter. Or you may wish to purchase Sydney Dance Company merchandise, gift vouchers or make a donation. For these services we will also require your contact details.

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences at any time. You can also unsubscribe from our e-newsletter or have your name and address details taken off our database at any time.

Any person who wishes to be removed from our database should call SDC on 02 9221 4811, fax 02 9251 6904 or email us at

1. Collection of Personal Information

1.1 SDC will not collect personal information unless the information is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one or more of our functions or activities. These include to send our patrons information to keep them informed about upcoming productions and any changes in the programs for productions, to promote the SDC studio dance classes, to sell SDC merchandise and gift vouchers, and to promote and seek support for our Company through donations and sponsorships. We collect personal information about our current and potential donors and supporters so that we can acknowledge their support and communicate with them about the Company and our programs.

1.2 SDC will only collect personal information by lawful or fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.

1.3 Where it is reasonable and practical to do so, we will only collect personal information about an individual from that individual.

1.4 Whenever we collect personal information from someone other than the individual concerned, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the individual has been made aware:

1.4.1 of our identity and contact details;

1.4.2 that we are collecting the information and the circumstances of the collection;

1.4.3 the purposes for which the information is collected;

1.4.4 the main consequences (if any) for the individual if all or some of the personal information is not collected;

1.4.5 that the Sydney Dance Company privacy policy contains information about how the individual may access the information and seek correction of such information; and

1.4.6 that the Sydney Dance Company privacy policy contains information about how the individual may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles and how SDC will deal with such a complaint.

2. Accuracy of information

SDC will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date.

3. Security and storage

3.1 SDC will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information which we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure; and

3.2 We will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed for any purpose to which the National Privacy Principles apply.

4. We will make our Privacy Policy available and accessible

4.1 This document expresses our policies on the management of personal information and is also available by telephoning 02 9221 4811 and requesting a copy through the post or by fax.

4.2 On request we will take reasonable steps to let people who enquire know, generally, what sort of personal information we hold, for what purposes, and how we collect, hold and use that information.

5. Access on request

5.1 While this is subject to a number of exceptions we will generally provide an individual with access to personal information held about that individual, upon request.

5.2 Charges for granting access to personal information will not be excessive and will not be applied to applications for access.

5.3 If personal information held by us is shown not to be accurate, complete and up to date, we will take reasonable steps to correct those deficiencies.

6. Purchasing Tickets

6.1 Sydney Dance Company utilises the services of third party ticketing agencies which sell tickets to our productions. We do not have an in-house box office. The ticketing agency used varies with the venue we are performing in. This website provides links where possible to relevant ticketing agencies to assist customers in purchasing tickets. However, ticketing agencies have their own privacy policies which you should check before disclosing any personal information.

6.2 Sydney Dance Company can not take responsibility for the privacy policies, conduct or quality of third party ticketing agencies or other third party websites linked to from the SDC website.

7. Other Financial Transactions

7.1 This website is not currently configured to allow for online financial transactions other than for making a donation, purchasing a ticket to the SDC studio dance classes and for purchasing a voucher.

7.2 However, there is information contained on this website about for example joining/renewing Partners memberships, and purchasing merchandise. If you choose to engage in any of these activities, you will be asked to print and fill out a form, including providing your signature if payment is by credit card. You will then be asked to fax or mail the form to Sydney Dance Company for processing. We will only use the personal information collected for the particular purpose for which it was given.

8. Complaints

8.1 If you wish to make a complaint about the way we have handled your personal information (including if you think we have breached the Privacy Act) you may do so by contacting our Privacy Officer using the contact details set out below. If you make a complaint, please include contact details such as your name, address, telephone number and email address and clearly describe your complaint.  We will respond to your complaint within a reasonable period and will endeavor to deal with your complaint in an efficient manner.   If we are unable to resolve your complaint and you believe that we have breached the Privacy Act, you may wish to contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.


If you have any questions or concern about your privacy in relation to the SDC website or would like further information about the SDC Privacy Policy or practices or Sydney Dance Company generally, please contact us by phone 02 9221 4811, fax 02 9251 6904 or by email to