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The College takes the protection of all personal information (data) seriously and is fully committed to the protection of the rights and freedoms of all individuals in relation to the processing of their personal data. The processing of all personal information will be in compliance with data protection laws.

Who we are

Organisation name

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Ltd

Organisation address

Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER

Companies house registration number


ICO registration number


Designated Data Protection Officer
Nature of organisation

IT Manager, Tel: 029 2039 1382, Email:

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

About this notice

The College takes the protection of all personal information (data) seriously and is fully committed to the protection of the rights and freedoms of all individuals in relation to the processing of their personal data. The processing of all personal information will be in compliance with data protection laws. This is done in accordance with:

  • The General Data Protection Regulation
  • Associated legislation
  • Case law and the spirit of the Regulation
  • The College’s notification as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner (Reference No: Z9702162), which sets out the purposes for which the College holds and processes personal data about employees, students, graduates and others

The purpose of this notice is to give you a general overview of how we use the information we collect from you directly and from third parties.

Your personal information

Your rights

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you are entitled to request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. You also have a right to object to the processing of your personal information, to rectify, to erase, to restrict and to port your personal information.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal information not in accordance with the law you may complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Health and support

The College may collect personal information with regards to health and support for the following purposes:

  • Administering finance (e.g. fees, scholarships and bursaries)
  • Providing student/employee support services
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students/employees
  • The administration of student/employee casework

In processing data for the purposes listed above the College relies upon the following legal basis as appropriate:

  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the individual.
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
  • Processing may also be necessary to protect the vital interests of the individual or another person.
  • For reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of Union or Member State law (Article 6(1)(e)).
  • For the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law (Article 9(2)(h)) or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to conditions and safeguards
  • With the explicit consent of the individual.

How are the recipients or categories of recipients

Where necessary personal information will be shared internally within the relevant departments across the College. Such sharing will be subject to confidentiality protocols and access restrictions (e.g. Health, counselling and mental health case notes will only be visible to staff within those services).

The College works with the NHS’s Mental Health University Liaison Service (MHULS) and where necessary students may be referred to their teams. Any referral will be discussed with the student in the first instance and will only be made with their agreement.

Where consent (and where appropriate explicit consent) has been obtained, personal data may be shared with those individuals specified within any agreement.

In certain circumstances personal information may be disclosed without consent under the following circumstances:

  1. If the College has good reason to believe that someone may be at serious risk of harm. Unless the situation is an emergency, or it is considered otherwise inappropriate, efforts will always be made to discuss the matter with the individual beforehand.
  2. The College may be legally bound to disclose personal information on certain occasions e.g. under a Court Order, as part of safeguarding responsibilities and prevention of terrorism.

Third parties

There are certain circumstances under which we may disclose your personal information to third parties. These are as follows:

To our own service providers who process data on our behalf and on our instructions (for example our ticketing system software provider). In these cases we require that these third parties comply strictly with our instructions and with data protection laws, for example around security of personal data.

Where we are under a duty to disclose your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation (for example to government bodies or law enforcement agencies).

To specific named visiting companies whose performances you have attended. In these cases we will always ask for your explicit consent before doing so.


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