Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy as of August 22, 2019

Hoff-Barthelson Music School – https://www.hbms.org – is committed to maintaining your trust, values your privacy, and recognizes the sensitivity of your personal information. We work toward protecting the privacy of users of our website. Where personal information is required to use or interact with the site, our privacy policy that this information – such as your name, postal or email address, or telephone number — is private and confidential.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. Hoff-Barthelson Music School reserves the right at any time and, without notice, to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

SECURITY

As the security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us, we take a number of steps to safeguard any personally identifiable information or credit card information that you provide to us. All information provided to Hoff-Barthelson Music School is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before it is sent. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, a contact form, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your voluntarily shared information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request. We may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new services, or changes to this privacy policy.

In addition to information you choose to provide to us, we also collect non-personally identifiable information through technology to make our website more interesting and useful to you. We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our website is a general audience website. Should a child under 13 make known to us his or her personally identifiable information, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personally identifiable information. We encourage parents of children under 13 to regularly check and monitor their children’s use of e-mail and other activities online.

USE OF COOKIES

Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function properly when you view them.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

ANALYTICS

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s website uses digital remarketing features to advertise our organization across other websites, applications and social media properties.

These include but are not limited to: Facebook, Google Search Network, and Google Ads. Our organization does not, nor its employees, nor executives, nor other parties in direct business or Corporate relation to Hoff-Barthelson Music School, see any of your personally identifiable information.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s website uses cookies to track user visits and other anonymous data. Such information is used to display advertisements across the above-mentioned websites, applications, and social media properties.

Google, Facebook and other third parties may show ads to you on other websites after visiting our website. The ads will be shown because the user has visited the website in the past 30 days. Users can opt out of Hoff-Barthelson remarketing campaign through the Google Ad Settings page.

Please read the following information: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.”

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

If you leave a comment or complete a contact form, the comment and/or data provided and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see and edit their personal information at any time; they cannot change their username.

YOUR ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER INFORMATION

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our information-handling practices, please contact us at:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-723-1169
hb@hbms.org

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