Data Protection Privacy

Individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal information – i.e. personal data – and these rights have been enhanced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ​This Data Protection Statement describes how we at ​Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School ​collect and process personal data, in accordance with the GDPR and the school’s legal obligations generally in relation to the provision of education. Processing is the legal term used to describe various acts including – the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, alteration, use of, retrieval, disclosure or transmission of information.

This Statement applies to pupils, parents and guardians. By enrolling your child in and/or by attending ​Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School you acknowledge and agree to the collection and processing of personal information by the school.

For your information this Statement outlines:

  • ·​  ​Who we are and how to contact us;
  • ·​  ​What information we collect, process and retain;
  • ·​  ​How information is collected and processed and the purpose and legal basis for so doing;

Individual and legal rights


Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School ​is a data controller responsible for personal data – i.e. information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. ​Waterford Entre of Music/ WCM Stage School processes personal data, i.e. the school collects, records, stores, retains and uses personal data. ​Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School will respond to your questions in relation to this data protection statement and our approach to privacy.

If you have any questions about this data protection statement, including any request to exercise your legal rights, please contact us using the details below:
info@wcm.ieor tel 051 376 789

Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School
may collect the following personal information on pupils and parents/guardians:

(i)​ ​Pupil Information
· ​Personal details such as name, address, date of birth, gender, contact information, parent’s email

address, medical issues that are a cause for concern and any other additional information that may

be required. ·

Photographs and recorded images of pupil(s) at school events, such as public and in-house music performances, both group and individual.

Photographs and recorded images of pupils at group music classes, private music classes and stage school rehearsals.

Photographs and recorded images of music school concerts and showcases Photographs and recorded images of stage school shows

(i)​ ​Parent / Guardian Information
Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School
may collect and process the following personal information from parents/guardians such as:

·​ ​Contact details of parent / guardian e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number(s)
· ​Information regarding legal orders in respect of any family law disputes in respect of guardianship,

custody or access,

  • ·​  ​Consent in respect of medical/other emergencies,
  • ·​  ​Consent to publish photographs and videos of pupils on all social media platforms and our school


Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School collects and processes personal information (as listed above) about pupils and parents / guardians for a variety of purposes. ​Waterford Centre of Music/WCM Stage School requires this information to perform our duties and responsibilities. In addition, ​Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School requires this personal information to pursue the legitimate interests of the school.

a)​ ​Legitimate Interests
Waterford Centre of Music/WCM Stage School
​ may also process personal information to:

information, exam information, holidays and to contact Parents and Guardians of their child’s progress.

​Enable Parents and Guardians to be contacted in the case of emergency, for school and performance

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

b)​ ​Consent
Waterford Centre of Music/ WCM Stage School
sometimes process some of pupils’ personal information with consent e.g. photograph which may be displayed on the school’s website or on social media platforms or in the print media. Please note that consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting the school.


(i)​ ​Pupils
Waterford Centre of Music/WCM Stage School
collect personal information about pupils through the enrolment process and/or through expressions of interest in relation to enrolment.

(ii)​ ​Parents and Guardians
Waterford Centre of Music/WCM Stage School
​collect personal information about parents and guardians through the enrolment process or expressions of interest for enrolment. We may collect additional personal information through general interaction during the course of the pupil’s time at​Waterford Centre of Music/WCM Stage School

We will not share any pupil or parent information or personal data with any third parties.

We will only retain personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes the

information was collected for.

Individuals have several rights under GDPR which in certain circumstances are limited and/or

constrained. These individual rights include the right – free of charge and subject to any limitations as may apply – to:

Request a copy of the personal information held about the individual; Rectify any inaccurate personal data held about the individual;
Erase personal information held about the individual;
Restrict the processing of individual personal information;

Object to the use of individual personal information for our legitimate interests;
Receive individual personal information in a structured commonly used and machine-readable format and to have that data transmitted to another data controller.

wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us at the school as outlined​, ​will endeavour to respond to

If you
your request as soon as possible. You also have the right to lodge a complaint to the office of the Data Protection Commission.


We will update this data protection statement from time to time. Any updates will be made available and, where appropriate notified to you.