Privacy Policy

Welcome to Steps on Broadway. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. At Steps (Steps on Broadway, the Steps Academy, Steps Conservatory), we adhere to several fundamental principles:

  • We only request personal information when it is essential for providing our services.
  • We do not share your personal information with anyone, except when necessary to comply with the law, improve our products, or protect our rights.
  • We do not retain personal information on our servers unless it is necessary for the ongoing operation of our website and deliver the services you have requested.
  • We do not sell your personal data to third parties.
  • These principles reflect our commitment to safeguarding your privacy while ensuring the smooth functioning of our services at Steps on Broadway, the Steps Academy, and Steps Conservatory.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Steps collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Steps visitors use its website.

Steps also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Steps only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Privacy Policy for Minors

At Steps on Broadway, we offer a variety of dance classes, workshops, and programs tailored for adults and children of all ages. However, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our young users.

We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13 on our website, except in the following limited circumstances: If a child under 13 submits a question to us and discloses their age, we may use their email address solely to respond to that question on a one-time basis. Once we have responded, we will promptly delete the child’s email address from our records and will not use it to contact the child again.

For visitors under the age of 18 who wish to interact with us, we encourage them to seek parental assistance. Dancers aged 13 to 17 who wish to register for a Steps account, must provide their name but the parent or guardian’s email address during registration. We will then notify the parent or guardian via email about the teenager’s registration.

This policy underscores our commitment to safeguarding the privacy and security of children while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Steps websites choose to interact with Steps in ways that require Steps to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Steps gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Steps updates via email, we collect their emails. Those submitting Group Visit information forms supply information about their group information and needs. In each case, Steps collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Steps. Steps does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Steps may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Steps may monitor the most popular pages on the stepsnyc.com site. Steps may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Steps does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Steps discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Steps’ behalf or to provide services available at Steps’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Steps’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Steps will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Steps discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Steps believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Steps, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Steps website or email list and have supplied your email address, Steps may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on at Steps.

Contact forms

There are various contact forms on our website. Visitors may use them to contact Steps employees, request information, fill-out photography disclaimers, fill-out group visit liability disclaimers and the like. Steps does not store any of that information on its servers for more time than is required to respond to those requests. Steps does not share any information submitted via it’s contact forms except where the visitor is requesting to be added to an e-mail list, which is maintained by Constant Contact.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Steps uses cookies to help Steps identify and track visitors, their usage of Steps website, and their website access preferences. Steps visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Steps website, with the drawback that certain features of Steps websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Steps, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Steps goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Steps may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Steps may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Steps sole discretion. Steps encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.