The Drum Academy – Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice explains how we collect and process the data which you give us.

In accordance with Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 we commit to the key GDPR principles of data privacy and security. This means that we will:

1. process your data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner

2. collect your data for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes only and not process your data further in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;

3. process only such data that are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

4. ensure that your data are accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;

take every reasonable step to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;

5. not process your data for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was held;

keep your data appropriately secure, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage;

6. inform you and the information commissioner in the event of any data breach;

share your data only with other individuals and organisations where we have consent to do so and where we are satisfied that such partner organisations themselves comply with current data protection legislation;

7. have enhanced procedures for any sensitive data (i.e. which relate to children or disability);

8. ensure that you are appropriately informed about our data processing and support your

rights and interests in how that data is processed.

All The Drum Academy activity aims to be compliant with the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations PECR (2003) to ensure that it does not obtain, process, store or exchange data unlawfully.

We collect and process the following data:

When you contact us or submit an enquiry for the teaching services listed on our website, we collect and process the data which you give us at the time. (e.g. your contact details and the nature of your enquiry.) We only process these data for the purposes for which they were intended and given. We never share this information with any other party beyond those specifically intended when the information was submitted to us for that purpose.

In the event of any suspected data breach or loss, you will be immediately informed with the appropriate advice.

Your rights:

You have the right to:

1. request a copy of the information we hold about you;

2. update or amend any incorrect information we hold about you;

3. ask us to stop processing your personal data and/or to remove it from our records;

4. change your communication preferences;

5. raise a concern regarding how your information is being used;

6. make a complaint at any time by emailing the Development Department on the email address below;

7. lodge a complaint relating to the use of your personal data with the Information Commissioner’s Office, the supervisory authority responsible for data protection. The ICO can be contacted on 0303 123 1113 or +44 1625 545 745 if calling from outside the UK, by email using the form on the website or the livechat function.

How to opt out:

If you have any objection to our processing of data relating to educational activity, please contact us via our website:

Our responsible approach to email

1. We never cold call or email.

2. We will only write to you on specific matters directly related to the services to which you have subscribed (e.g. responding to your enquiries).

3. We will never pass your email address to any third party without your consent to do so.

The Drum Academy does not use its service for any form of email marketing.