Privacy Policy

Ballet News takes your privacy seriously.

This privacy policy has been developed in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who is Ballet News ?

The Ballet News website address is:

What is GDPR ?

When it comes to personal data, you can’t be too careful. The GDPR regulations mean that organisations provide you with a clear, fair and transparent process that explains what information is being collected, who is collecting it, how it is collected, why it is collected, how it will be used and who will it be shared with. This is set out below and is the purpose of this privacy policy.

As data controller, Ballet News collects your data in the following ways :

  • via email, if you use the contact page
  • via subscription, if you opt to subscribe
  • via cookies (see below)

The data collected via the contact form includes your name, email address and your message.


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 anonymised 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookie Consent

This website uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the website provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this website and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.

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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What do we do with your personal data ?

If you email Ballet News, your data is used to reply to your email. Your email will be deleted after 30 days unless it is needed to continue your relationship with Ballet News.

If you subscribe to Ballet News, your data is stored by MailChimp for the purposes of sending you newsletters and by for the purposes of sending the daily emails (when there is new content).

The Ballet News Cookie Policy gives you the option to say no if you prefer not to have cookies stored on your machine.

How long to we retain your data ?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Askimet : We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your rights 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.

You can contact Ballet News here