Privacy Policy


Jam Brighton (“We”) treat your privacy with the highest respect and in accordance with the law. This policy explains how and why we collect and process your data as part of the administration or our teaching business, as well as your rights of access to that information under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The type of data you provide to us

Unless otherwise agreed with you, we only collect basic personal data about you, and any child of yours who is our student. This information includes you and your child’s name, telephone number, email address, current school year and any relevant learning needs. We will also collect and hold a student’s date of birth if we are entering them for an exam. We hold a record of each of our students names with their parent or carer’s record. We also collect and hold relevant personal data for all Jam Brighton Tutors and support staff engaged in delivering our programme.

The type of data which is automatically collected

Cookies and log files

Our website may from time to time use cookies (text files stored on your computer, and accessible only to the websites which create them) and log files:

  • for statistical analysis
  • to understand user behaviour
  • to administer the site
  • and to improve the user experience.
  • Any information gathered by our use of cookies is compiled on an aggregate, anonymous basis.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You may delete, or disable cookies by following the instructions at Please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you disable cookies.

Social media sites such as Facebook may also record your interactions with Jam Brighton’s social media pages and may set a cookie of their own for this purpose. Where we integrate our website with services provided by social networks (such as a Twitter feed)  those social media services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button. Cookies set by social media services are not the responsibility of Jam Brighton and further information can be found in the privacy policy of the relevant social media site(s)


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

Embedded content from other websites

Pages 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.

Why we need to process your data

We collect and hold your data on the basis of Legitimate Interests set out in the GDPR. Your data is used for the sole purpose of running our programme and administering your child’s music sessions with Jam Brighton for the time during which you are our client or, in the first instance, to answer your request for information about our teaching services. This includes keeping parents informed about upcoming term dates, Jam Brighton shows, and for organising dates and times for individual lessons or band rehearsals. Information about a student, such as school year, may be used to design a their specific learning programme with Jam Brighton. We will also keep you informed about new learning and performing opportunities provided through Jam Brighton or about events which we are associated with.

Information sharing

We do not share your details with any third parties or use it for promoting activities outside Jam Brighton’s annual programme or associated events in which our students have the opportunity to participate.

At the present time we have chosen MailChimp as a widely known and compliant processor for email and communication to our mailing list with regards to our programme. Further information about MailChimp’s adherence to the GDPR can be found in their Privacy Notice

How long we retain your data

We retain your contact details securely in accordance with EU General Data Protection Regulation for as long as you remain a customer of Jam Brighton’s music teaching services or where you have told us you will be returning to us within 12 months. After this time your personal data will be removed from our records.

What rights you have over your data

As set out in its terms, the GDPR gives you the right to access information we hold about you. To make a request for your personal information or, contact The Data Protection Controller, Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.  

You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • a right to seek redress, either through the ICO, or through the courts

We will always inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. We will always ask for your consent to do so and provide you with choice to opt in on any any forms we use to collect your data.

Our site or emails may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of event or venue partners related to our teaching or performing activities.  Please bear in mind that if you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Updates to our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may need to update our privacy notice. Changes will be posted on this page and where necessary we will notify you by email.

Getting in touch

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we ask that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Please contact: The Data Protection Controller, Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at