Who we are

Our website address is: https://kidkast.ie.

Kidkast Drogheda Theatre School Ltd

Old Abbey Dance Studios
Old Abbey Lane
Drogheda
Co Louth

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We offer a Contact Form facility on our website. Information entered into this form is sent via email to our administration email address and a copy of the email is stored in our server to ensure that in the event of an email outage we can still access the query. This data is then retained in accordance with our internal data retention policy.

Cookies

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

In particular this includes our Facebook data feed, if you are unsure of your privacy settings within Facebook please consult their help documents and policies.

Analytics

In order to know what our website visitors want and in order to ensure we are optimised to ‘rank’ within the various search engines we collect information on your visit via Google Analytics and Jetpack for WordPress. These tools track information on your visit in accordance with their technology and your own browser privacy settings.

Note however that usage is anonymised and we do not get personal information on the users but rather statistical data.

Who we share your data with

Data remains within KidKast with only data requested to be shared going elsewhere (i.e. if you fill in the contact form and ask for details to be forwarded to someone else).

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Our server is located in an AWS (Amazon) Server Centre located in Ireland.

Your contact information

If you request to be contacted we will use the information provided for this sole purpose.

Additional information

Changes to this policy will be noted going forward by an * updated message.

How we protect your data

Your data is stored on our WordPress server behind Amazon firewalls and a Malware/ Anti-virus wall.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a breach we will notify any users affected and the relevant authorities. However given that we do not house personal data on the website this is not relevant.

What third parties we receive data from

Search engines and browsers will send information about your visit to our site. This is anonymised data and not personal data.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Not relevant but remains in the Privacy Policy to ensure it’s noted as such.