privacy policy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law requires that all website owners must have a privacy policy and comply with it when handling personal information. This came into effect across the EU on May 25th, 2018. I hope the FAQs below will make clear what information I hold about you.

Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who am I?

Timothy Berrett, the data controller (contact details below). This means I decide how your personal data is processed and for

what purposes.

How do we process your personal data?

Timothy Berrett complies with his obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

I use your personal data for the following purposes: -

To enable me to provide a music service for the benefit of students;

To access individual records - these may include your name, date-of-birth, address, phone number, e-mail & bank details;

To book examinations;

To maintain accounts.

Please note that I do not keep your personal details on this website.

This site is hosted by and they have their own privacy policy which you may view at

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment as a music teacher.


Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other bodies such as ABRSM & Trinity College with regard to music exams.

How long do we keep your personal data?

Your data is kept as long as you continue to use my services. Certain data such as name and exam results are kept indefinitely for statistical purposes, to help improve my services.

Your rights and your personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

The right to request a copy of your personal data which I hold about you;

The right to request that I correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;

The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for me to retain such data;

The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;

The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;

The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (

Further processing

If I use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then I will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, I will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

Privacy policy updates

I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it. 

Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact me here (below).

May 2018


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+44 (0)7771 641856

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Monday-Friday 10:00am-9:00pm





Timothy Berrett BA (Hons) DipMus

The Chalk Garden, Milton Street,

Alfriston, Polegate, BN26 5RW

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