Next Stage Academy respects your right to privacy. This privacy policy explains who we are, how we collect, use and share personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.


We are the premier education platform for electronic music and culture.

We are located in Zaandam (address: Ronde Tocht 11) and Amsterdam (address: Prinsengracht 769).


We collect your information for the purpose of offering better education, a relevant learning experience, relevant content and relevant advertisement. By visiting our website, subscribing to our newsletter, enrolling and/or making use of any of our content or services you are accepting the practices described in this privacy notice.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through Next Stage Academy’s website(s), via mail, telephone, email, in person, or otherwise.
By doing business with or interacting with Next Stage Academy in the manner described in this Privacy Policy at any time you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the application of this Privacy Policy to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of all your personal information as described.
Information security matters to Next Stage Academy. We will treat your information with the utmost care and respect and take all appropriate steps to protect it. We secure access to all transactional areas of our websites and apps using ‘https’ technology. Access to your personal data is restricted and secure.


Next Stage Academy may collect and use the following types of personal information: your name, age, sex; credit card or bank account information; information regarding your use of the services, website, social media, newsletters/e-mails, content, submitted content, courses and/or any other materials made available; orders you place; registration information; information that you browser sends whenever you make use of the services, website, social media, content, submitted content, courses and/or any other materials made available; and any other information you provide to us. You do not need to register or provide us with any personal information in order to visit and view the website. However, if you wish to receive newsletters, make a purchase, enter any contest, or participate in certain other activities, you may be asked to register and/or submit certain personally identifiable information. Such information may include your name, e-mail address, street or postal address, telephone number, password, and credit card billing, other payment information and information about your level, interest and goals in regards to the (electronic) music industry. Whenever we collect or process your personal information, we will store it safely and only for as long as is necessary for the original purpose for which it was collected or as required by law.


Subject to all applicable court orders, laws, rules and regulations, Next Stage Academy reserves the right to use your personal information for any purposes that Next Stage Academy may choose, including sharing with such information with third parties for purposes such as but not limited to educational professional services, online webinar providers, hosting and maintenance, database storage and management, advertising, sales, e-mail marketing, e-commerce functions and credit card/payment processing. Your information will be collected and used by them under the terms of their own separate privacy policies.


You always have the right to:

- Access and review personal information we hold about you
- Rectify/correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you
- Request a copy of personal information you supplied to us, in a machine readable format or for the transfer of this personal information to another company
- Request the restriction of processing of your personal information
- Object to us processing your personal information
- Request the erasure of your personal information (right to be forgotten)
- Request anonymity and pseudonymity
- Request for information not to be used for marketing purposes<
- Be informed of any disclosures

You may at any time request to see and update or correct the information you have provided to us by emailing us at [email protected].


A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables our website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

We use cookies to:

- Make our services and products work correctly
- Remember user actions
- Identify the user
- Make our website and newsletters more relevant
- Generate statistics in order to offer better services
- Offer more relevant advertising

We place the following type of cookies:

Functional cookies
Functional cookies are necessary and make our services and websites work properly

Analytical cookies
We use analytical cookies to generate statistics about how our services and websites are used. This enables us to optimize our services and websites and offer you a better experience.

Marketing cookies
We place marketing cookies, both of our own and of third parties. This enables us to offer you, based on your website, social media and newsletter behaviour more relevant information and advertisement through different channels. (For example through Google and Facebook).

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

For instructions how to delete and avoid cookies, please visit: this website or this website


Our website may contain advertisements and links to other websites. This is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of any affiliation with those advertisers or the operators of those web sites. We do not exercise control over third party websites. They may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, and collect or solicit both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from you. Other websites have their own privacy policies and practices and we encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies or statements of the other web sites and services you visit.