Who we are
Our website address is: https://gurmatsangeet.org & https://courses.gurmatsangeet.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
When you use the contact form on this website, no information is saved in the database. An email is sent to one member of our team. The information may be passed to a class teacher if necessary. All contact is confidential.
Payment & Registration Forms
If you use the class registration, payment or donation form on this website, the data that you enter into the form is recorded in our database and will be sent as an email to our class manager for processing. We also share your data with our Payment Processing Gateways (Stripe & Paypal) as necessary to process transactions.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles and Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
On our pages, plugins of the SoundCloud social network (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, UK) may be integrated. The SoundCloud plugins can be recognized by the SoundCloud logo on our site.
If you do not want SoundCloud to associate your visit to our site with your SoundCloud account, please log out of your SoundCloud account.
We do not currently track analytic data.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you register for our classes/events via the site or make a payment/donation, your personal data will be retained for legal, accounting and tax purposes. This maybe up to 10 years.
What rights you have over your data
If you have made a comment or sent us a message, made a donation or payment via this website or completed our class registration form, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We use Paypal & Stripe as to process payments made via this site.
Gurmat Sangeet Academy (“GSA”) Full Website Privacy Notice
We have updated our Privacy Notice, in line with the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force across the EU from 25th May 2018. This website (the Website) is owned and operated by Gurmat Sangeet Academy Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales whose contact details are on this website.
Your privacy and your rights are important to us. This Privacy Notice explains what information we collect about you and how we use it.
The terms “GSA” “gsa ” , “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours” when used in this Privacy Notice mean Gurmat Sangeet Academy Limited.
The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” when used in this Privacy Notice mean any user of this website.
1. Scope of Privacy Notice
We are committed to the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by you to us. This Privacy Notice describes our current policies and practices with regard to Personal Data collected by us from you directly and/or through the website to the extent that such Personal Data is protected by applicable European data protection laws. The term “Personal Data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, Job description, health related data, birthday, e-mail address or mailing address.
2. Notification of changes to Privacy Notice
We are continually improving our methods of communication and adding new functionality and features to this website and to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. We encourage you to check this page frequently to see where any changes have been made.
3. Collection of Personal Data including e-mail addresses
You may choose to buy products or services using the website or receive additional information or services from us. When you interact with us, for example by purchasing our products or requesting additional information, we request personal information about you such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and payment details. We may also ask for demographic information to enable us to provide a personalised service to you. The information you provide is either manually or electronically stored in our databases. We sometimes supplement the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties. For instance, if inaccurate postcodes are received, we may use third party software to fix them.
4. Use of Personal Data
The information we hold on you will be used in a number of ways. This is generally to provide you with the products and services that you request from us, to keep you informed and to improve your customer experience and the quality of the our services. In some instances we use this information to send you marketing communications we think are relevant to you, but we only do this where it is lawful to do so or you have given your consent to receiving this information. You have the right to object to us sending you such information at any time. We will collect, process and retain your data for the purpose of us providing to you products or services, but this does not affect your data protection rights.
When we ask you for Personal Data it may include the following purposes:
a. We may contact you occasionally to inform you of new products and services we will be providing;
b. We may send you regular updates on issues we think will be of interest to you;
c. We may send you requested information on our products and services;
d. We will use the personal data to fulfil any contract entered into between you and us for the provision of our services;
e. We may use your Personal Data internally to administer this website and help us improve our services.
Where we have your consent
• contacting you (including by email, social media or SMS) with marketing messages according to your marketing preferences.
• contacting you via email with short surveys, according to your survey preferences;
• enabling us and third party websites to display relevant and targeted advertisements, based on previous behaviour, purchases, or any other relevant information;
• sending you an e-receipt if you confirm you would like one;
• where you have consented, collecting your marketing preferences and sharing these with our Partners.
Where we have a legitimate interest
• improving customer experience and our quality of services;
• data analysis and research to allow us to derive insight and to help make our services personalised and relevant, as well as to develop our administrative processes. In doing so, we will anonymise your data so that we may continue to use it for analysis and research after the period that it has been used for processing our services to you. Where data is anonymised, we ensure that it cannot be used (singularly or with other data) to re-identify you. Note that where we rely on legitimate interests for processing your information, we carry out a ‘balancing test’ to ensure that our interests are not outweighed by your fundamental rights of privacy.
Where we are fulfilling a contract
• complying with our obligations to provide you with our products and services.
If you do not wish to receive e-mails from us and want to be removed from our electronic mailing list, or our post marketing database please e-mail us at the “contact us” address given on our website.
6. Anonymous data collected through this website
In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, our web server automatically logs which pages of our website our visitors view, their IP addresses and which web browsers our visitors use. This technology does not identify you personally, it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our website. Our website contains Hyperlinks to other pages on our website. We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our website our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally.
7. Disclosure of your Personal Data
We do not share, sell or distribute your Personal Data with unrelated third parties, except as otherwise provided for in this Privacy Notice and under these limited circumstances:
a. In order to provide you with the information or products which you have requested, Personal Data may occasionally be transferred or shared with other companies within our group of companies or third parties who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have subsequently consented. For example, sometimes a third party may have access to your Personal Data in order to support our information technology or to handle mailings on our behalf.
b. We will keep your contact details on our database and may, from time to time, e-mail or post you information to make you aware of our other similar products and services which may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive e-mails or post from us for these purposes, please let us know by following the “unsubscribe” procedure set out above.
c. Where you have consented, we may also share your Personal Data with other companies within our group of companies or disclose your Personal Data to other businesses who may contact you about their products or services that may interest you.
d. We may share, transfer or disclose the information in our databases and server logs to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, interacting with anti-fraud databases, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this website, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of our sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or similar event. We will inform you of any such transfer or disclosure as required by law.
e. Where appropriate, before disclosing Personal Data to a third party, we contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data and to comply with applicable law.
8. Your Rights
By law, you have a number of rights (subject to certain conditions) when it comes to your information. These include the right to ask us what information we hold about you, and to request us to modify any incorrect details, add missing information, or to delete the information we hold. You also have the right to object to us processing your data or ask us to restrict processing your information. If you want to use the information that we hold about you for services with others, you can ask us to provide your data in a commonly used electronic format. You can exercise any of these rights by contacting us using the contact details and form referred to in this Privacy Notice.
You can obtain further information about your rights, or make a complaint to your data protection authority with regards to how we use your information.
The right to object to processing. You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing.
The right to be informed. You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Notice.
The right of access. You have the right to obtain access to your information (if we’re processing it), and certain other information (similar to that provided in this Privacy Notice). This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your information in accordance with data protection law. You can do this by writing to us using the contact details in in this Notice.
The right to rectification. You are entitled to have your information corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You can request that we rectify any errors in information that we hold by writing to us using the contact details in this Notice.
The right to erasure. This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information that we hold by writing to us using the contact details in this Notice.
The right to restrict processing. You have rights to ‘block’ or supress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but will not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in the future.
The right to data portability. You have rights to obtain and reuse your information for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability. This is not a general right however and there are exceptions.
The right to lodge a complaint. You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your information with your national data protection regulator.
The right to withdraw consent. If you have given your consent to anything we do with your information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your information at any time by contacting us using the contact details in this Notice.
9. Children’s Privacy
We collect information on children under the age of 16 for the purpose of providing music tuition when they use our services. This only applies where a minor has been signed up to our services by a responsible parent or guardian. We only collect this information with the prior consent of the responsible parent or guardian. In any event, we do not provide marketing to minors.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any additional information from children under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, you should not register or provide information on our website. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 16 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s information from our systems. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please notify us using the contact information contained in this Notice.
10. Links to other websites
This website may contain Hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. These Hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their data or privacy practices. We urge you to review any Privacy Notice posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any Personal Data about yourself.
11. Transfer of data
If you are visiting this website from a country other than the country in which our servers are located (currently the United Kingdom) the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. Where your Personal Data is transferred to a country outside the European Economic Area, we will ensure that recipients of your Personal Data agree to keep your Personal Data confidential and hold it securely in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
The internet is a global environment, so using the internet to collect and process your information necessarily involves transmitting data internationally. Therefore, by browsing our website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge our processing of your information in this way. However, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that all information collected through our website is treated securely and in accordance with this Notice and strict data protection standards.
12. Governing Law
This Privacy Notice forms part of our website Terms of Business and the laws of England and Wales govern any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to the use of this website, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. All actions or proceedings arising out of or relating to this Privacy Notice, its validity, performance, enforcement or breach, or the subject matter of this Privacy Notice may be heard in the courts of England and Wales and you hereby irrevocably consent and submit yourself to the personal jurisdiction of said courts for all such purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that breach of this agreement is taking place or originating.
You can obtain further information about your rights, or make a complaint to your data protection authority with regards to how we use your information.
Any questions, comments and requests regarding this Notice are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected]