Privacy Policy

Your data privacy is important to us, so we want you to understand your rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as how your data is handled by The Understudy when subscribing to our newsletter.

Data collection

You can subscribe to The Understudy newsletter via our website by providing your email address, or via Mailchimp, our newsletter provider.

Each newsletter email that you receive will contain an unsubscribe button. Subscribing to The Understudy newsletter is voluntary (based on the consent you have given).

In order to subscribe to The Understudy newsletter, we ask you for your email address and first name. Therefore, The Understudy collect personal data including your first name (if provided) and personal data that might be contained within such email addresses.

The purpose of the data collection

We will use your email address solely for the purpose of sending you The Understudy newsletters, which contain information relating to theatre and any relevant offers, competitions and adverts within the newsletter.

Also, in order to customise our offerings to you, please note that we might contact you directly.

Registering to The Understudy newsletter is optional, and we will only send you our newsletter until we receive your withdrawal of consent.

The newsletter is sent via Mailchimp, a delivery service offered by The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a Mailchimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. You can find more information on their privacy policies on

Hereby, you are giving a free, explicit voluntary consent for the collection, processing and storing of your personal data for the purpose of receiving The Understudy newsletters. 

Safeguarding your data

The Understudy collects, stores and processes received personal data in accordance with GDPR and applies all necessary technical and organisational measures for personal data protection. The data controller is The Understudy. Your data is stored by Mailchimp as data processor.

Your personal data shall be kept for as long as you continue to consent to receive The Understudy newsletter.

For any access to and correction, deletion or restriction of processing concerning your personal data or to object to processing, as well as to withdraw this consent, you can reach us at The Understudy Data Protection Officer is also available for any of your questions at the above stated e-mail address.

You have the right to contact a supervisory authority in case of any complaints to The Understudy handling of your personal data.

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