Privacy Policy

Please read our Privacy Policy on how we process your personal Information

PRIVACY POLICY:  Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

Arabesque Ballet Academy

1692 Ridgeway Ave Olifantsfontein 410-JR Olifantsfontein, Centurion, 1668 

Trading as Arabesque Ballet Academy and hereinafter also referred to as Arabesque Ballet Academy


1.1       Arabesque Ballet Academy is a Ballet School that’s sole purpose is to train students of all ages to be proficient in the art of Ballet dancing. Arabesque Ballet Academy operates in the Midrand/ Centurion area.

1.2       Arabesque Ballet Academy is sensitive to the personal nature of the information you provide to us. This Privacy Policy (“this Policy”) explains how we protect, process, and use your Personal Information.

1.3       By providing us with your Personal Information, you –

1.3.1    agree to this Policy and authorise us to process such information as set out herein;  and

1.3.2    authorise Arabesque Ballet Academy, our Members, Clients, Associates, our Service Providers, Agents and other third parties to use and process your Personal Information for the purposes stated in this Policy.

1.4       We will not use your Personal Information for any other purpose than that set out in this Policy and will endeavour to protect your Personal Information that is in our possession from unauthorised alteration, loss, disclosure, or access.

1.5       Please note that we may review and update this Policy from time to time. The latest version of this Policy is available on request.

1.6       This Policy applies to our employees and all external parties with whom we interact, including but not limited to our consultants, agents, individual clients, representatives of client organisations, visitors to our studio, and other users of our services and buyers of our products.  Defined terms used in this Policy are explained herein below, under the heading “Annexure A”.


2.1       We may collect or obtain Personal Information about you –

2.1.1    directly from you;

2.1.2    in the course of our relationship with you;

2.1.3    in the course of providing services and our products to youor your organisation/firm/company;

2.1.4    when you make your Personal Information public;

2.1.5    when you visit and/or interact with our Website at or our various social media platforms;

2.1.6    when you register to use any of our services, buy our products, including but not limited to our products, newsletters and updates;

2.1.7    when you interact with any third party content or advertising on our Website and/or our various social media platforms; or

2.1.8    when you visit our studio.

2.2       We may also receive Personal Information about you from third parties (e.g. law enforcement authorities).

2.3       In addition to the above, we may create Personal Information about you such as records of your communications and interactions with us, including, but not limited to, your attendance at events or at interviews in the course of applying for a job with us, subscription to our newsletters and other mailings and interactions with you during the course of our digital marketing campaigns in any form.


We may process the following categories of Personal Information about you –

3.1       personal details: name; and photograph; allergies

3.2       demographic information: gender; date of birth / age;  nationality; salutation; title; and language preferences;

3.3       identifier information: passport or national identity number;              

3.4       contact details: correspondence address; telephone number; email address; and details of your public social media profile(s);

3.5       attendance records: details of meetings and other events organised by or on behalf of Arabesque Ballet Academy that you may and/or may not have attended;

3.6       consent records: records of any consents you may have given, together with the date and time, means of consent and any related information;

3.7       payment details: billing address; payment method; bank account number or credit card number; invoice records; payment records; SWIFT details; IBAN details; payment amount; payment date; and records of cheques and EFT payments and your and/or your businesses’ financial records;

3.8       data relating to your visits to our Website and or social media platforms, your device type; operating system; browser type; browser settings; IP address; language settings; dates and times of connecting to a Website and/or social media platform, and other technical communications information;

3.9       employer details: where you interact with us in your capacity as an employee of an organisation, the name, address, telephone number and email address of your employer, to the extent relevant; and

3.10     content and advertising data: records of your interactions with our online advertising and content, records of advertising and content displayed on pages displayed to you, and any interaction you may have had with such content or advertising (including, but not limited to, mouse hover, mouse clicks and any forms you complete).


4.1       Where we need to process your Sensitive Personal Information, we will do so in the ordinary course of our business, for a legitimate purpose, and in accordance with applicable law.

4.2       Children’s personal information and special personal information

We do not collect or use personal information of children (persons under the age of 18 years), unless with express consent of a parent or guardian and in the capacity as our client or student, or if the law otherwise allows or requires us to process such personal information. The information collected is in relation to our services as a Ballet school only and will not be shared.


5.1       We will process your Personal Information in the ordinary course of our business of providing and advertising our product to you and related services. We will primarily use your Personal Information only for the purpose for which it was originally or primarily collected.

            We will use your Personal Information for a secondary purpose only if such purpose constitutes a legitimate interest and is closely related to the original or primary purpose for which the Personal Information was collected. We may subject your Personal Information to processing during the course of various activities, including, without limitation, the following:-        –

5.1.1 operating our studio; 

5.1.2    analysis, evaluation, agreements, correspondence, reports, publications, documents-

5.1.3    compliance with applicable law and fraud prevention;

5.1.4    transfer of information to our Service Providers and other third parties or

5.1.5    recruitment.

5.2       We may process your Personal Information for relationship management and marketing purposes in relation to our services (including, but not limited to, processing that is necessary for the development and improvement of our studio and related services), for accounts management, and for marketing activities in order to establish, maintain and/or improve our relationship with you and with our Service Providers. We may also analyse your Personal Information for statistical purposes.

5.3       We may process your Personal Information for internal management and management reporting purposes, including but not limited to: conducting internal audits, conducting internal investigations, implementing internal business controls, providing central processing facilities, for insurance purposes and for  management reporting analysis.

5.4       We may Process your Personal Information for safety and security purposes.


6.1       We will not disclose your Personal Information to our Associates, Agents and Service Providers,  unless for legitimate business purposes, in accordance with applicable law and subject to applicable professional and regulatory requirements regarding confidentiality. In addition, we may only disclose your Personal Information –

6.1.1 if required by law;

6.1.2    legal and regulatory authorities, upon request, or for the purposes of reporting any actual or suspected breach of applicable law and/or regulation;

6.1.3    to any relevant party for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including, but not limited to, safeguarding against, and the prevention of threats to, public security;

6.1.4    to any relevant third party acquirer(s), in the event that we sell or transfer all or any portion of our business or assets (including, but not limited to, in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation); and

6.1.5    use appropriate measures to protect the confidentiality and security of such Personal Information.


7.1       We will not transfer your Personal Information to recipients outside of the Republic of South Africa.


8.1  We implement appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your Personal Information that is in our possession against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure, unauthorised access, in accordance with applicable law.

8.2  Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that your Personal Information that is in our possession has been accessed or acquired by any unauthorised person, we will notify the relevant Regulator and you, unless a public body responsible for detection, prevention or investigation of offences or the relevant regulator informs us that notifying you will impede a criminal investigation.

8.3 Because the internet is an open system, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement all reasonable measures to protect your Personal Information that is in our possession, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted using the internet and we cannot be held liable for any loss of privacy occurring during the course of such transmission.

8.4       Website Links to other sites

When you are using our website or other social media platforms you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those third party websites.


The Personal Information provided to Arabesque Ballet Academy should be accurate, complete and up-to-date. Should Personal Information change, the onus is on the provider of such data to notify Arabesque Ballet Academy of the change and provide Arabesque Ballet Academy with the accurate data.


Arabesque Ballet Academy will restrict its processing of Personal Information to data which is sufficient for the fulfilment of the primary purpose and applicable legitimate purpose for which it was collected.


Arabesque Ballet Academy shall only retain and store Personal Information for the period for which the data is required to serve its primary purpose or a legitimate interest or for the period required to comply with an applicable legal requirement, whichever is longer.


You may have rights under the South African and other laws to have access to your Personal Information and to ask us to rectify, erase and restrict use of your Personal Information. You may also have rights to object to your Personal Information being used, to ask for the transfer of Personal Information you have made available to us and to withdraw consent to the use of your Personal Information. You may, therefor, on reasonable grounds, object to us using your Personal Information. If you object, we will stop using your personal information, except if the law allows its use.

Lodging a complaint

If you believe we are using your personal information unlawfully, please let us know first at Brileen White, Arabesque Ballet Academy, Tel 0837038883 or midstreamballet

You may lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator (South Africa) with the following contact details:


Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria.

Contact number: 012 406 4818.

Fax number: 086 500 3351.  Email:


13.1     We may Process your Personal Information by our use of Cookies and similar technologies in future.

13.2     When you visit our Website, and/or social media platforms, we may, in future, place Cookies onto your device, or read Cookies already on your device, subject always in accordance with applicable law. We may, in future, use Cookies to record information about your device, your browser and, in some cases, your preferences and browsing habits. We may, in future, process your Personal Information through Cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with our Cookie Policy, which Policy we shall make available via our websites and/or social media platforms if, and when applicable.


14.1     We may Process your Personal Information for the purposes of providing you with information regarding services that may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe for free at any time.

14.2     If you currently receive marketing information from us which you would prefer not to receive in future please notify us at: – Attention: Brileen White,


You may contact us at: Brileen White,


“Associates” means and include Arabesque Ballet Academy and where applicable, members, partners, directors, clients, agents, employees and consultants of Arabesque Ballet Academy.

“Cookie” means a small file that is placed on your device when you visit a website. In this Policy, a reference to a “Cookie” includes analogous technologies such as web beacons and clear Graphic Interchange Format files (“GIFs”). You may disable “cookies” by following the instructions to disable it on any of your devices.

“Operator” means any person or entity that Processes Personal Information on behalf of the Responsible Party.

“Personal Information” means information that is about any individual, or from which any individual is directly or indirectly identifiable, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that individual.

Where we refer to “personal information”, it means “personal information” as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 as amended from time to time (“POPI“), and “personal data” as per the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“the GDPR“). Personal information includes any information about a person that can be used to identify a person directly or indirectly. It includes information like a name, an identification number, location information, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that person. POPI includes the personal information of juristic persons in its ambit – so we will protect the personal information of juristic persons in the same manner as any other person’s personal information.

“POPIA” means the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013, as amended.

“Process”, “Processing” or “Processed” means anything that is done with any Personal Information, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

“Responsible Party” means the entity that decides how and why Personal Information is Processed – For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the owner, Brileen White.

“Sensitive Personal Information” means Personal Information about race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, any actual or alleged criminal offences or penalties, national identification number, or any other information that may be deemed to be sensitive under applicable law.

“Service Provider” – third party providers of various services whom we engage, including, but not limited to, providers of information technology, communication, file storage, data storage, copying, printing, costume designers, costume shops, ballet equipment services.

“Website” means operated, or maintained, by us or on our behalf and includes all social media platforms – if and when we operate such Websites and/or social media platforms.

Where applicable, this Privacy Policy applies in addition to any other agreement that you enter into with us, including the letter of engagement and/or contract that you agree to when you become our customer / client / employee.