Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Oxford School of Drama uses and protects any information that you give the school when you use this website.

The Oxford School of Drama is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) regulates the processing of personal data. Personal data is any information relating to a living individual, and ‘processing’ is any activity carried out involving personal data, including holding and storing it.  On 25th May 2018 the DPA will be superseded in the UK by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which provides individuals with enhanced rights, and imposes increased responsibilities on organisations processing personal data.  This policy applies under both the DPA and GDPR.

The Oxford School of Drama may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • your name and if applicable the name of your organisation
  • contact information including email address
  • Your preferences in terms of means of contact
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to drama course enrolment
  • Google Analytics

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may periodically send promotional emails about school news or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • It is likely that these communications will be monthly.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We never sell, share or otherwise disclose your information with anyone else outside of our organisation unless required to do so by law.


You will have a opt in option in order to receive marketing communications from us, including our monthly newsletter.

Unless you have opted in, we will not add you to our mailing list.

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission, or the law requires us to.

Your rights

You have the right to request access to your personal data held by Oxford School of Drama. You have the right to have inaccurate or incomplete personal data rectified. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us at the address shown below or emailing us at


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Payment Security

Our secure socket layer software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all personal information including credit card numbers, names and addresses. This encryption has the objective of ensuring that nothing can be read as it travels over the Internet to our chosen fully PCI DSS compliant payment service providers for processing.

Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Data Protection Manager
The Oxford School of Drama
Sansomes Farm Studios
OX20 1ER

Google Analytics Data

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on the website
  • how long you spend on each website page
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) unless you have actively passed it on to us, so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.