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DPM Privacy Policy

At Direct Personal Management we endeavour to protect your privacy and rights. We have set forth this statement to explain the information we collect from you, how we use that information, and your legal rights regarding that information.

The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the GDPR). This legislation will replace current data privacy law, giving more rights to you as an individual and more obligations to organisations holding your personal data.

One of the rights is a right to be informed, which means we have to give you even more information than we do now about the way in which we use, share and store your personal information.

This means that we will be publishing a new privacy notice so you can access this information, along with information about the increased rights you have in relation to the information we hold on you and the legal basis on which we are using it.

This new privacy notice comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and is hereby published on our website

Who are we?



Direct Personal Management is a co-operative of actors who are members
Address: c/o Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter’s Building, St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH
Tel: 0113 266 4036
Tel: 020 8694 1788

Please read the policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by contacting us through the email provided on the site. This includes information provided at the time of requesting information on our services or enquiries about becoming a member. We may also ask you for information about where you live and recent experience as an actor.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

When you choose to contact us via email we collect your name, email address, and telephone number etc This information is used to contact you if we need to respond to your question. We may use your personal information in the prevention and detection of fraud.

Security of your personal data

We do not ask you for personal data on our site other than the information you give us through your email.
However transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

How we use your personal data

We may use information held about you in the following ways;

To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

To notify you about changes to our service to you.

Disclosure of your personal data

We will not share your information with any other organisation unless you have given us your expressed written consent to do so.

Who has access to my information?

The information you provide is controlled by the members of Direct Personal Management of c/o Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter’s Building, St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH (“Data Controller”).

How do we protect your information?

We take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is stored safely on our servers. Only MEMBERS of Direct Personal Management (the Data Controller) who handle the technical management of our email can access your information. In accordance with UK Data Protection legislation we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information you provide to prevent unauthorised access. Our procedures mean we may occasionally request proof of identity before disclosing information to you. We cannot however guarantee the security of any data you disclose to us online.

Do we disclose your information to third parties?

We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to third parties. If we choose to do so in the future, you will be notified by email of our intentions, and have the right to be removed prior to the disclosure.

Your consent and rights

By using our website or contacting us via email, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Direct Personal Management. Changes to this privacy policy will be posted to this page so that you are kept informed of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Please note the information you provide will not be transferred out of the UK.

Under UK Data Protection legislation you have a right to see the personal information that we keep about you, upon receipt of written request (by post or email) to the address below.

How We Use Your Data.
  • to provide services to you;

  • to enable Direct Personal Management to manage interactions with you;

  • to manage any registered account(s) that you hold with us;

  • for research purposes – to better understand your needs;

What Personal Data Do We Collect?

Direct Personal Management will keep on file information you may send us, this includes:

  • your name

  • your contact details: your address including billing and delivery addresses, telephone numbers (including mobile numbers) and e-mail address, website if you send them to us;

  • other publicly available personal data, including any which you have shared via a public platform (such as Spotlight or public Facebook page).


Direct Personal Management processes members’ and potential members’ personal data.

Direct Personal Management collects and uses Members’ personal data because is it necessary for:


the pursuit of our legitimate interests (as set out below);
the purposes of complying with our duties and exercising our rights under a contract for providing our services to a member; or
complying with our legal obligations.

In general, we only rely on consent as a legal basis for processing personal data in relation to sending direct marketing communications to Members via email.

Members have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Where consent is the only legal basis for processing, we will cease to process data after consent is withdrawn.

Our legitimate interests

The normal legal basis for processing customer data, is that it is necessary for the legitimate interests of Direct Personal Management including:-

  • supplying services to our Members;

  • protecting Members, employees and other individuals and maintaining their safety, health and welfare;

  • promoting, marketing and advertising our products and services;

  • sending promotional communications which are relevant to our Members;

  • understanding our Members’ behaviour, activities, preferences, and needs;

  • improving existing products and services and developing new products and services;

  • complying with our legal and regulatory obligations;

  • handling customer contacts, queries, complaints or disputes;

  • fulfilling our duties to our Members, staff and directors.


What are cookies and why do we use them?

Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) then sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so that they can remember things like preferences.

Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs. For example, they enable you to move between our web pages efficiently, they remember your preferences when you visit us again and generally improve your experience when browsing with us. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Cookies last for different lengths of time depending on the job they do.

There are session cookies and persistent cookies:

Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your device when you close your browser

Persistent cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie

You may delete any cookies already on your computer. You may also disable the cookies we use but doing so may mean you are unable to access all the facilities our site offers. Please refer to your browser’s help files for appropriate instructions.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. We welcome comments on our privacy policy.

Please email your questions and comments to or call us on +44 (0) 113 266 4036 Alternatively you can write to us at the following address
c/o Yorkshire Dance,
3 St Peter’s Building,
St Peter’s Square,
Leeds LS9 8AH

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