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Privacy Policy – last updated 9-8-23

This privacy notice for Tiernan Irish Dancers (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), describes how and why we might collect, store, use, and/or share (“process”) your information when you use our services (“Services”), such as when you:

  • Visit our website at, or any website of ours that links to this privacy notice
  • Engage with us in other related ways, including any sales, marketing, or events

Questions or concerns?  Reading this privacy notice will help you understand your privacy rights and choices.  If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not use our Services.  If you still have any questions or concerns, please Contact Us.


1.  Information Collected by Us

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Services, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our Services, participate in activities on the Services, or otherwise when you contact us.

Personal Information Provided by You
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services, the choices you make, and the products and features you use.  The personal information we collect from you may include the following:

  • names
  • phone numbers
  • mailing address
  • billing address
  • email addresses
  • username
  • password

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Payment Data
We collect data necessary to process your payments for our administrative fee and tuition.  Tuition payment data is stored by Zelle.  See Zelle’s Privacy Notice.

Information Automatically Collected
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Services.  This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information), but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services, and other technical information.  This information is needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like most businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

The information we collect includes:

  • Log and Usage Data.  Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage, and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Services and which we record in log files.  Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type, and settings and information about your activity in the Services (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches, and other actions you take, such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called “crash dumps”), and hardware settings).
2.  How We Process Your Information

We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our Services, communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law.  We may also process your information for other purposes with your consent.

We process your personal information for a variety of reasons, depending on how you interact with our Services, including:

  • To facilitate account creation and authentication and otherwise manage user accounts.  We may process your information so you can create and log in to your account, as well as keep your account in working order.
  • To deliver and facilitate delivery of Services to the user.  We may process your information to provide you with the requested service.
  • To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users.  We may process your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the requested service.
  • To send administrative information to you.  We may process your information to send you details about our Services, changes to our terms and policies, and other similar information.
  • To fulfill and manage your orders.  We may process your information to fulfill and manage your orders and payments made through the Services.
  • To enable user-to-user communications.  We may process your information if you choose to use any of our offerings that allow for communication with another user.
  • To protect our Services.  We may process your information as part of our efforts to keep our Services safe and secure, including fraud monitoring and prevention.
  • To evaluate and improve our Services, marketing, and your experience.  We may process your information when we believe it is necessary to identify usage trends, determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and to evaluate and improve our Services, marketing, and your experience.
3.  When and With Whom We Share Your Personal Information

Your personal data which you submit to us on the Website and School Application Form,  as well as payments you have made, will be shared with our bookkeeper and our treasurer.  Some of your personal data may be shared with other employees, agents or volunteers of Tiernan Irish Dancers, in order to provide our Services to you.

We also may need to share your personal information in the following situations:

  • When we use Google Maps Platform APIs.  We may share your information with certain Google Maps Platform APIs (e.g., Google Maps API, Places API).  See Google’s Privacy Policy.
  • Business Partners.  We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions.
  • Other Users.  When you share personal information, such as via Contributions to the Site or otherwise interact with public areas of the Services, such personal information may be viewed by other users and may be publicly made available outside the Services in perpetuity.  Similarly, other users may be able to communicate with you within our Services.
4.  Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information.  This information is used for our own analytical purposes to provide the best Services possible.  We do not sell or trade this information.

5.  Data Retention (updated 9-8-23)

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements).  No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which you have an account with us.

We retain your account information between dance seasons so that you can make use of our application form for returning customers, which prefills profile fields for your convenience.  If you do not submit an application for a subsequent season, this will be deemed the end of our business relationship with you, and we will likely delete your account on that basis.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

6.  How We Keep Your Information Safe

We have implemented appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process.  However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk.  You should only access the Services within a secure environment.

7.  Information From Minors

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age.  By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services.  If we learn that personal information from users under 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records.  If you become aware of any data we may have collected from children under age 18, please Contact Us.

8.  Your Privacy Rights

If you are located in the EEA or UK and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. See European Commission Newsroom.

If you are located in Switzerland, see Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

Withdrawing your consent:  If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, which may be express and/or implied consent depending on the applicable law, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.  You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us by using the contact details provided in the “How to Contact Us About This Notice” section of this policy.

However, please note that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal, nor when applicable law allows, will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

Cookies and Similar Technologies
Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies.  If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Services.

If you have questions or comments about your privacy rights, Contact Us.

9.  Controls for Do-Not-Track Features

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected.  At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized.  As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online.  If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.

10.  Updates to This Notice

We may update this privacy notice from time to time.  The updated version will be indicated by a “last updated” date at the top of the policy page and in the affected section title.  The updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible.  If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification.  We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

11.  How to Contact Us About This Notice

If you have questions or comments about this notice, Contact Us online or send snail mail to:

Tiernan Irish Dancers
P. O. Box 964
Helena, MT 59624
United States

12.  How to Review, Update, or Delete Data We Collect From You

Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it.  To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please Contact Us.