Information We Collect
You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register for a heartwoodguitar.com (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to heartwoodguitar.com, etc., on a third party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through heartwoodguitar.com. You may provide us information in user content you post to heartwoodguitar.com.
Third Party Services
We use third party advertisements on heartwoodguitar.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies: We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Information We Don't Collect
We understand that the security of your financial information is extremely important, and for this reason, heartwoodguitar.com never collects credit card data. For subscription-type purchases, Chargify.com, a recurring billing service, collects your credit card data, and Authorize.net, the world's leading payment gateway, processes the data. For other purchases, PayPal.com collects your data.
How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of heartwoodguitar.com.
By providing heartwoodguitar.com/Heartwood Guitar Instruction your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to heartwoodguitar.com, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you heartwoodguitar.com-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on heartwoodguitar.com to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of heartwoodguitar.com, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by contacting us.
Following termination or deactivation of your Heartwood Guitar Instruction account, Heartwood Guitar Instruction may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, Heartwood Guitar Instruction may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of heartwoodguitar.com after termination or deactivation of your account.
Heartwood Guitar Instruction reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on heartwoodguitar.com. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Heartwood Guitar Instruction also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
How We Share Your Information
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to heartwoodguitar.com, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to heartwoodguitar.com, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
How We Protect Your Information
Heartwood Guitar Instruction cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Heartwood Guitar Instruction or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. Heartwood Guitar Instruction is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. We also do not include your password in auto-generated confirmation emails to protect your account should that email fall into the wrong hands. Still, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Heartwood Guitar Instruction, at all times.
Compromise of Personal Information
Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through heartwoodguitar.com, in which case Heartwood Guitar Instruction may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that Heartwood Guitar Instruction keeps on file by contacting us directly here.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Heartwood Guitar Instruction does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for heartwoodguitar.com accounts. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on heartwoodguitar.com. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us here.
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