Last updated: August 08, 2020
We are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of your Personally Identifiable Information (PII). PII is information that can be used to identify you personally online. Examples of PII are your full name and your email address.
We never sell your information to third parties or use third party services to show you ads on our website.
When you create an account, we collect your first name and your email address.
We use this information in two ways:
To set up your account:
Your account creation requires personal information. The information is used to uniquely identify you at log in so you can access your lesson progress and purchases.
To send you emails:
All information you enter on our website is safely encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Only our administrators have access to the PII we collect.
The PII We Collect and Where It’s Stored
Mailchimp – on MC servers. Email, name, number of students, subscription status, usage statistics, and email preferences. Relevant use: To enable us to send relevant emails to our users.
Stripe – on Stripe servers. Email, payment information (name, credit card number), first name of each student on Premium accounts. Relevant use: Stripe is our payment processor.
PayPal – on PayPal servers. Email address, name, mailing address, credit card number. Relevant use: PayPal is our payment processor.
MyMusicStaff Logging Server – stores site usage information. Email address, IP address, first name of each student. Relevant use: performance optimization, error analysis, site usage.
Josiah Austin Music support email (from contact form) – browser user agent string, IP address, subscription status. Relevant use: To help expedite customer service requests.
Cookies allow us to respond to you as an individual and they enable us to remember you each time you visit our site. Cookies make it possible for your login to be remembered (that way you don’t have to enter the information upon each visit to our site).
We use Google Analytics to collect information to tell us about your interaction with JosiahAustinMusic.com. The information includes your country of residence, language, and the kind of browser and device you’re using. Additionally, Google Analytics shows us how you spend your time on JosiahAustinMusic.com.
When you make a purchase on our website, you have the choice of making a secure payment via payment processor Stripe or through PayPal. These third party services handle your financial information in the most secure way possible. Josiah Austin Music does not collect or store your payment information. More information on Stripe payments can be found here. More information on PayPal payments can be found here.
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Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Josiah Austin Music strives to be fully compliant with COPPA regulations.
We do not knowingly collect any PII from any individual under the age of 13. All visitors, including children under the age of 13, are able to visit our website and access contact forms, music links, videos, blog, and music learning materials as a guest. If you believe your child has shared any PII with us without your consent, please notify us and we’ll promptly remove it from our database.
Fair Information Practices
We are committed to keeping your PII as secure as possible. Should a data breach occur, we will notify you by email and by posting a notice on our website within 72 hours of discovery of the breach.
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What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Site or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Site more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access the Site, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
To enable certain functions of the Site
To provide analytics
To store your preferences
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Site and we use different types of cookies to run the Site:
Accounts-related cookies. We may use accounts-related cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. We may use these cookies to remember information that changes the way the Site behaves or looks, such as the “remember me” functionality.
Analytics cookies. We may use analytics cookies to track information how the Site is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Site to see how our users react to them.
Third Party Cookies
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Service. We do not control the operation of third-party cookies.
Third-party cookies which may be set on the Site include:
Your Cookie Choices
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly. Note: If you are a Premium user, disabling all cookies will prevent you from accessing any Premium materials on our site.
For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.
You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites: