Privacy Policy

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Shiamak Davar International Canada Inc. (“SDICI”) protects the security of information in its possession. SDICI (Board of Directors, sections, volunteers, employees) adheres to the SDICI Privacy of Information Policy (the “Policy”).

The Policy is based on the protection of privacy issues based on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the British Columbia Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

According to PIPEDA, personal information includes "any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an individual. This includes information in any form, such as

  1. age, name, I.D. numbers, income, ethnic origin, or blood type;
  2. opinions, evaluations, comments, social status, or disciplinary actions; or
  3. employee files, credit records, loan records, medical records, existence of a dispute between a consumer and a merchant, intentions (for example, to acquire goods and services, or change jobs).

SDICI's Policy is based on the ten principles set out in the PIPEDA.

  1. Accountability 

SDICI has developed a Privacy of Information Policy and appointed a Privacy Officer.

  1. Identifying the Purpose for Collecting Personal Information 

SDICI collects and maintains membership information for internal use.

Information may be shared in relation to some of SDICI's ongoing activities, such as media responses.

  1. Consent

Implied and express consent is sought before information is shared. Consumers can withdraw consent in general or as it relates to a specific activity at any time.

There may be situations in which information can and must be shared without express or implied consent. These situations include, for example, where required by law, where consent can't be reasonably obtained, where there exists a danger to others or where the information is publicly available.

  1. Limiting Collection

SDICI limits the collection of personal information to that information specifically needed for identified purposes that fall within the mandate and operation of SDICI as set by the SDICI Management.

  1. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

Information is used and/or disclosed for the purposes it is collected.

Information is retained for a reasonable amount of time and destroyed when no longer of use for the purposes it is collected.

  1. Accuracy

SDICI makes every effort to ensure the personal information collected is accurate.

SDICI gives individuals reasonable opportunity to review and correct personal information in its possession.

  1. Security

Personal information is managed and stored in a secure fashion.

SDICI employees are aware of and follow the Policy.

  1. Openness

SDICI makes personal information open for inspection by the person who owns the information.

Requests to review personal information, change/correct personal information, or make a complaint to SDICI about the collection and/or use of personal information are directed to the SDICI Privacy Officer.

  1. Access

SDICI gives individuals access to their personal information in order to ensure accuracy and that the information is being used for the purposes for which it was intended.

  1. Provide Recourse

All complaints about the collection and use of private information by SDICI are directed to the SDICI Privacy Officer.

All complaints will be discussed with the complainant, investigated thoroughly and a timely response given to the complainant.

Every effort will be made to address the issues that constitute the complaint.

Individuals will be informed of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia and Ontario.

To contact the SDICI Privacy Officer, please email or write to SHIAMAK DAVAR INTERNATIONAL (CANADA) INC., 2106 St. Andrews Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 3M5.


Shiamak Davar International (Canada) Inc. (“SDICI”) dance instructors and its volunteers are committed to ensuring safe environments for children and young people and believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind. 

This policy applies to all SDICI directors, staff, officers, volunteers, and anyone in paid or unpaid work on behalf the organisation.

We recognise that:

  • Every child and adult at risk has the right to enjoy the arts and related activities without bullying, intimidation or harassment, or physical, emotional or psychological harm.
  • The welfare of the child/young person is paramount.
  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

Code of behaviour and good practice:


SDICI's code of behaviour and good practice is meant to give advice on protecting children and vulnerable adults while helping to avoid any practices which could be misinterpreted or lead to false allegations. SDICI’s staff members, officers, trainees, volunteers, anyone in paid or unpaid work and students involved in activities on behalf of SDICI which include children and/or vulnerable adults must adhere to the following code:

  • Treat all children and vulnerable adults with respect, respecting their rights to personal privacy.
  • Be aware that any physical contact with a child or young person may be misinterpreted. Where this is required, it should be provided openly in front of other students. It must be made clear that physical touching is required for correctional purposes only.
  • In activities, feedback should always be constructive, and the language used not threatening or upsetting.
  • Unobserved contact with a young person or vulnerable adult should be avoided, unless authorised by a parent or guardian.
  • If first aid is required, it should be administered by a trained first aider in the presence of another adult, and the Manager should be informed.
  • Written parental or guardian consent should always be obtained for the use if first aid is required, it should be administered by a trained first aider in the presence of another adult, and the Manager should be informed.
  • Written parental or guardian consent should always be obtained for the use of any photographs, film or videos involving children and vulnerable adults.


The purposes of the policy are:

  • To provide protection for the children and young people who participate in our show productions and events; and
  • To provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing or be at risk of harm.

We seek to safeguard children and young people by:

  • Valuing them, listening to and respecting them;
  • Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
  • Sharing information about child protection and safe working practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers;
  • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately; and
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.

 All dance instructors are CRC checked & first aid trained.