No; you can be resident in any country. Social Elegance welcomes people from all countries and backgrounds.
We select on the basis of a mixture of:
Yes; you are welcome to apply again, but only once within a 12-month period.
You attend only the events that you choose. You are under no obligation to attend every event. Please check Instagram/Facebook for a full list of events.
Most events are for 10 to 20 people; but a few might have as many as 100.
Currently, there is no annual membership fee, but this might change in the future. The only financial obligation is purchasing tickets to the events that you would like to attend.
Attendance at all events requires the purchase of a ticket and prices vary between events. Please check Social Elegance Instagram/Facebook for details.
If you would like to reserve a space for any of our events, please note that it is on first-come, first-served basis, and you will be expected to pay the amount in full in order to guarantee your place.
Usually, we offer two to three events a week during the academic term time. We do not offer events over Christmas or on bank holidays. Please check Instagram/Facebook for full and accurate information on our event programme.
Inviting a guest is possible, but there are restrictions. Please email Elena Rowland directly about such matters: email@example.com If your guest is approved, then either you or they you will have to pay for their ticket in advance.
Yes; your membership is valid for close family members. Separate tickets must be purchased for family members.
As far as children are concerned, while they are welcome there might be a restriction if the event is not suitable for young people.
There is always a dress code, so please check in advance that you are properly dressed. Social Elegance will notify you in a timely manner as to the exact dress code. Some of our events are held at members-only clubs and, of course, their dress code is strictly enforced. Again, you will be properly notified in advance. Should you fail to comply with the dress code, you might be denied access. In that case, Social Elegance does not bear any responsibility for your missing the event.
You can make a reservation at any time to secure your place at events or courses organised by Social Elegance. In order to guarantee your place, you must make a non-refundable 100% payment no later than 14 days before the event.
Once your payment has been received, you will receive an email with final confirmation and arrangements for the event.
All payments should be in pounds sterling (British pounds) and made via bank transfer.
All ticket purchases are final and non-transferable and cannot be resold. If for unforeseen reasons you cannot make an event and want to give the ticket to a friend, this is possible, but only with the prior approval of Social Elegance.
Social Elegance reserves the right to postpone any event due to industrial action, ill health or any other force majeur situation. It will make every effort to inform its members.
Requests by members to cancel their booking will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If less than 14 days’ notice is given, a credit note, valid for up to 12 months against future Social Elegance events, may be offered on condition that the place given up is re-sold.
Any costs incurred through damage or breakage to any venues and their property, as well as to the belongings or equipment owned or sourced by Social Elegance or affiliated partners, will be covered by the person committing the offence.
Social Elegance asks all members to arrive by the time stipulated on the course welcome information. No refund is possible if you fail to show up on time.
Please inform us in advance if you have dietary restrictions or concerns. If such notification is not given, then Social Elegance is not responsible for any inconveniences that might arise.
When lunch or dinner follows our events, please notify us if you would like to attend.
Please note that lunch/dinner also requires a seperate fee and deposit. Should you cancel seven days or less before the event, you will be charged a 50% fee.
For social season events, such as Ascot, Henley Regatta, Wimbeldon and more, you need to reserve your place on a first-come, first-served basis by making a non-refundable deposit. These tickets, however, are transferable but only with the director's permission.
Social Elegance may film or photograph its events for internal or external marketing purposes. Members who do not wish to be captured must alert Social Elegance in writing no less than five working days before the event date. Likewise, Social Elegance will inform members of any planned filming or photography by any third party. Please note that members are forbidden from making any recordings - film or audio - of any class or event organised by Social Elegance unless prior permission is sought. If any participant wishes to be excluded from member recordings, they should email the director no less than three days in advance of the event. Should there be any inadvertent recording by members of those who do not wish to be recorded, they will be asked to delete the recordings.
Social Elegance also offers the option to have private instruction, lasting between two to three hours per session. Such classes are personally conducted in Russian by Elena Rowland. The payment and cancellation policies are the same as for group events.
We respect your privacy and will not share or pass them on to anyone else.
We are Social Elegance Ltd, a company which is registered in England and Wales with company number 11338618 and whose registered address is 59 Leighton Road, London NW5 2QH United Kingdom. We are a data controller for the purposes of any UK Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulation, and all associated laws applicable in England and Wales, including the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (Data Protection Law).
Our principal purpose is to organise and run Social Elegance events, masterclasses and activities relating to etiquette, art, culture and wellbeing. The website is available at www.socialelegance.co.uk (http://socialelegance.co.uk/www.socialelegance.co.uk) (the Website).
Our company terms and conditions can be found here http://socialelegance.co.uk/tcs/
This Privacy Notice outlines the way in which information relating to you is gathered and used by Social Elegance Ltd. (referred to in this policy together as “we”, “our” or “us”).
We may collect your data in a number of ways, most often directly from you. This will usually happen in the following ways:
We may sometimes collect information about you from third parties: for example from your social media, from referees, or if someone is making a gift purchase of tickets on your behalf.
The Website is a site to purchase tickets for courses and events through which we will sometimes collect your personal data when you enter into a transaction with us.
We may occasionally modify our Privacy Notice and/or Cookies Policy and will post those changes here on the Website, together with the date of the last update, so please do check it regularly.
However, for any substantial changes we will, as far as reasonably possible, seek to provide this information to you directly so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.
Information collected online
When you purchase on the Website or fill in forms on the Website, we will ask you to input and we will collect personal information from you such as your name, contact information (such as your email address, billing address, delivery address and telephone number), product selections, certain payment information (although please note that all credit and debit card transactions are handled by Paypal, so we do not hold your card details) and other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
We may also collect anonymous information about your visit e.g. the URL you came from, your browser type, the country where your computer is located, the pages of our Website that were viewed during your visit, and any search terms that you entered on our Website (User Information). We may collect this information even if you do not register with us.
Information collected from Members
We will collect biographical and other information from and about Members, including prospective Members. This is usually provided directly, or from their referees or those supporting their Membership, but we will occasionally need to make assessments about the suitability of present or prospective Members independently. We refer Members to the rules of Member T&Cs.
Sometimes, when you contact us by telephone, post or email, including for feedback, a record will be created of that correspondence.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. In particular, we may use your information for the following reasons:
These uses will often be undertaken in fulfilling a product/service we have with you, or otherwise because they are necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or those of others, potentially including yours.
We have duties to our Members to provide the offers, services, access, events and communications that they expect in the course of their membership.
We owe duties to those we engage to deliver our services and events, including as regards providing payroll, commissions or benefits. In some cases this will involve the processing of special category data or criminal convictions information under legal duties placed on us as employers, including as regards diversity, safeguarding, health and welfare.
In accordance with your preferences (please see below for more details about preferences, including consent and your right to object to marketing), we will use your details to send you:
We consider we have a legitimate interest to send this type of material to you, and that (absent of any express wishes to the contrary that you notify to us) you will reasonably expect us to do this.
When we send information about Social Elegance, by post, phone or email, this will include information about not only our own events but also services and or products which we sell on behalf of others (including goods and products of our Partners).
Any mailings or emails will be sent using the details that you have provided to us either in accordance with your previous purchases or enquiries as to similar items, or your specific preferences concerning how and about what you wish to be contacted. This may include:
Your personal information will not be disclosed to other businesses except where specifically requested: for example, if you were to personally express an interest in a partner’s product during our events, you might ask us to pass on your details and we would then do so.
However, depending on your chosen preferences, our own marketing to you may include offers on behalf of our Partners, or offers that we are able to bring you because of our relationship with them; and certain elements of what we send you (including Shop brochures, event information or Member communications) will include Partner branding even if that is not the primary purpose of the mailing.
You may unsubscribe from it at any time by writing to us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We confirm that any personal information which you provide to us (or which, exceptionally, is available on public registers) and any data from which we can identify you will only be stored and processed in accordance with Data Protection Law.
While we may collect competitor or visitor data from around the world, in our usual course of operations we will not transfer any personal data we collect to anywhere outside the EEA.
We will not generally either collect personal information about you from publicly available sources, nor disclose your Personal Information to third parties, except where there is a lawful and legitimate reason for doing so.