Swing Along Registration

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Swing Along Code of Conduct

Making swing dance events a welcoming place

At Swing Along we want all participants to have a good time, meet new people, learn and feel comfortable during the classes, and enjoy the socials. We value diversity, respect individuality and there are a few things that we would ask participants to keep in mind. It’s about respecting fellow dancers, taking care of the people around them and participating in making swing dance events a welcoming space for everyone. 

This environment is for everyone regardless of gender/gender identity, race, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, religion. We will not tolerate harassment of any kind. If you are on the receiving end of such behavior, or you notice something, please come speak to the organizers.

Be respectful on the dance floor. If there is a collision of any kind on the dance floor all parties involved should apologize. As the dance floor will get crowded during the night, use your common sense and do not try to do air steps or dangerous moves that could harm you, your partner, or other people around you. It is every dancer’s responsibility to be aware of their own and their partner’s movement and position, as well as the movement and position of the dancers surrounding them, in order to avoid all forms of dangerous contact.

Please be respectful to event staff, even if you are experiencing a personal frustration. Without the goodwill of these individuals, a smoothly functioning event is impossible.

As event organisers, dancers, teachers and members of the local and international swing dance community, we are committed to do our best to ensure our events and classes are a safe and welcoming space for everyone to join in and feel comfortable. We educate ourselves and encourage discussions about social topics, we learn and respect history and take initiatives to make our local scene and international events inclusive.

Swing Along Terms of Use

Registration and admission policies

1. By submitting the registration form, each person is confirming his or her intent to participate in Swing Along and become a member of Kunia Cultural Hub.

2. All the participants during the Festival agree to these Terms and Conditions and to the instructions given by the organisers and other persons involved in the Festival.

3. By submitting the registration form, the registrant agrees to processing of his/her personal data by the Swing Along organisers as necessary for the completion of the registration process as permitted by law.

4. Filling the registration form on the www.kunia.gr website does not guarantee participation. After successful submission of the form, each participant should receive “Registration Validation and Payment Details” email. In the case of Lindy Single Pass where you are in a waiting list, you will receive this email after a successful partner match. If you haven’t received a confirmation e-mail, please report it as soon as possible by sending an email to hello@kunia.gr

5. The organisation guarantees admission to the dance camp only after complete payment of the festival fee. If you choose to pay by bank transfer a 3 euro transfer fee should be included in the payment. If you registered with a partner this means both of you need to complete the payment. Payments must be made within 10 days after the registration date. If participants fail to process payment within ten days their registration may be cancelled. 

6. The organisation will not be held responsible for any expense incurred by the attendee, unless differently stated in the Cancellation Policies

7. The organisation reserves the right to revoke admission to the festival, with no fee reimbursement, to attendees not respecting these terms and conditions. This also affects the registration of your sign-up partner.

For the Festival

8. The organisation reserves the right to make changes to the schedule and/or line-up of the festival if necessary.

9. The attendee will follow dance classes according to the festival’s schedule and to the level he/she had been assigned to.

10. Teachers reserve the right to change attendees’ level at any time and in all classes.

11. The organisation will not be held responsible for any lost/damaged belongings nor for injuries or accidents that might occur to participants at Swing Along.

11. The attendee will pay respect to the other participants, teachers, organisers, facilities and all equipment.

12. No form of psychologically or physically hostile/offensive behaviour will be tolerated. Offenders will be immediately revoked admission to the festival. You can report any incidents to the organisers.

13. The Swing Along organisers do not take responsibility for any cancellation of the instructors or the band members due to illness or any other reason.

14. The Swing Along Team reserve the right to make changes to the schedule before and/or during the festival

15. The organisers reserve the right to change the venues of the event without prior notice.

16. The Swing Along organisers reserve the right to use any photographs and videos taken during the festival for promotional reasons. If you wish not to be filmed or photographed please notify the organisers during registration. 

17. The organisers are doing their best to keep a satisfactory balance at the ratio lead/follow. The organisers are not responsible if someone is missing a class and affects this ratio. 

18. All the participants during the festival agree to these Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct, as well as to later instructions given by the organisers and other persons involved in the festival

19. The priority in taking part in the festival belongs to participants registering as a couple. Participants registering as a couple need to fill the form separately and put their partners’ name in the corresponding box.

20. The selection of the theme classes will be on a first come first served basis. Although we would try to accommodate everyone’s first choices we can’t guarantee all the theme classes will be available by the time you register. The reason for that is to make sure classes are not overcrowded and everyone makes the most out of them.

Cancellations Policy

21. In case of cancellation by the participants no refunds will be given under any circumstances.

22. If for any reason you have to cancel your registration, you can transfer your registration to someone else, at the same level and the role (lead/follow) as you. If you registered as a couple and your partner cancels, we preserve the right to cancel your registration, if we consider it necessary to keep the balance of the classes. Please inform the organisers for the change to avoid problems and delays at the registration desk

23. There are no refunds for your payment. If the event is cancelled by the organisers you will be refunded by 80% if it’s earlier than 15 days of the festival’s starting date.

24. In case of cancellation of the festival due to natural disasters, pandemics riots, strike of the airlines and/or civil aviation authority, bankruptcy and restructuring of the debt of Greece within a margin of 15 days before the festival, no refund will be made to the participants whatsoever.

Swing Along Privacy Policy

This policy covers how Swing Along will use personal information that is collected when you register for the festival, join our newsletter, attend the festival, engage with our social media or use the Swing Along website. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.

We use this information to keep you informed of our events, operations and activities. We keep your information securely in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘The Act’) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, and do not share your information with anyone else unless legally required to do so. You can ask us to stop contacting you at any time at hello@kunia.gr

All personal information (including paper-based or computer records) will be handled in accordance with current legislation as detailed above, and Swing Along Festival has procedures and safeguards in place to ensure this. We will only keep your information for as long as we need to for legal and legitimate business purposes, or for as long as you require our services. In order to operate efficiently, Swing Along collects and uses personal data about participants, partners and supporters. This information may include but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address, date of birth, phone number, image and likeness as captured in promotional photo and video footage and other background personal information. We collect this information when you register for the festival, and send or receive information.

When you provide us with personal data you consent to the collection and use of this information for purposes outlined herein. We are legally obliged by The Act and GDPR to ensure that we have your consent to use this information and only use it for the purpose for which it was requested, and to ensure that it is kept securely. We may also receive information about you from third parties that we work with, where you have consented to them sending us your information.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

When paying for the festival, by bank transfer or cash, the information you give such as your account number and contact information is provided to them so that the transaction can take place. In these instances, we do not receive or retain your details.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We use social media to broadcast messages and updates about the festival and our community. On occasion we may reply to comments or questions you make to us on social media platforms. You may also see adverts from us on social media that are tailored to your interests. Depending on your settings and the privacy policies used by social media and messaging services like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter, we may receive non-personally identifying demographic or analytical information from these services that enables us to better understand the reach and effectiveness of our advertising.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

If Swing Along changes its Privacy Policy, it will post such changes under this section of the website entitled ‘Privacy Policy’. It will be your responsibility to read the latest privacy policy.

CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to us by contacting us by email at hello@kunia.gr

COOKIES

www.kunia.gr where information about the festival are shared uses cookies. These are small text files that ‘remember’ bits of information from your visit to a website using your IP address. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Without them the website thinks you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page. We also use them to collect anonymous statistics about how people use the site, and to help us make it as easy for you to use as we can. A cookie is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server can retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. So if we put a cookie on your computer, it can’t be read by any other website.

There are two types of cookies:

Session cookies automatically delete when you close your browser or after a few minutes if you have left the site open without using it. This means you don’t have to keep re-submitting information as you move through the site. Persistent cookies remember information from previous visits and are kept when the web browser is closed. They may be used for remembering any setting you have changed or analysing website traffic.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website; if you continue without changing your cookie settings we assume that you are happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. You can set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. You can also see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them.  The way in which you do this depends upon the web browser which you use. Go towww.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org to find out more. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Cookies that we use on kunia.gr

 1. Cookies strictly necessary for the site to function

These cookies are essential to providing the specific service requested and as such do not need consent from the site user. These may be part of how the web site is constructed and are often automatically generated. Generally these only exist while the web browser is open (called a session). They are not used to collect any information about the individual.

2. Cookies that help us improve the performance of our sites

We collect anonymous web statistics from our website to help us understand how many people access it, how it is used and whether there have been any technical problems. We use Google Analytics (Universal Analytics)  to do this. They store several cookies on users’ computers or mobiles which are used to collect information to analyse which parts of the site are most useful to our visitors. We also use this kind of cookie to track errors and missing files. The information is used only for web analytics and no personal details are stored.

The information we collect includes:

The name of your internet service provider and the internet protocol (IP) address you are using. This may or may not identify a specific computer.

The date and time you visit our website, and the pages you look at.

The internet address of any websites which have linked you directly to our site.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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3. Cookies needed to improve the functionality of our sites

These cookies are used to allow the web site to remember choices the visitor makes. This may be to personalise information or remember settings like text size or background colours. These cookies however actually only identify the device and not an individual.

YouTube cookie (VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE): tracks YouTube video views data, it is only used in aggregate. Google cookie (PREF): records preferences for various services on Google.