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Our Mission and How It Relates to Your Privacy Rights

Performing Arts Scholarships LLC (“Performing Arts Scholarships LLC”, “We”, “Us” or , “Our”) was founded to create a platform through which college music faculty can search and identify high school musicians who want to perform at the next level.

We are committed to your privacy. As part of the normal operations of Our Services (defined below), We collect and, in some cases, may disclose information about you. We have created the following Privacy Policy to let you know what information We collect from you when you visit Our Site www.PerformingArtsScholarships.com, (“Site”), why it is collected, and how it is used. This Privacy Policy describes, among other things, the types of information collected about you when you visit the Site, how your information may be used and when it may be disclosed; how you can control the use of and disclosure of your information; and how your information is protected. This Privacy Policy is governed by our Terms of Use https://PerformingArtsScholarships.com/terms-of-use/. By using Our Site and the Services therein, you consent to the terms of Our current Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change the Privacy Policy at any time. For more information please refer to the paragraph entitled “Changes to this Privacy Policy” detailed below. If you believe We have not adhered to this Privacy Policy or if you have any other questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact Us at privacy@performingartscholarships.com.

We proudly support an international base of students and, because of this, in some regions, We are required to provide additional information in this policy. This updated Privacy Policy identifies the data subject rights and processes that specifically address the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The EU-specific information is noted below. The rest of the Privacy Policy further reiterates Our commitment to protect and prioritize the privacy of all of Our users.

If you have any questions regarding anything that you read in this policy or about any of Our Performing Arts Scholarships LLC privacy practices, please do not hesitate to contact Us at privacy@performingartscholarships.com.

Scope of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all information you provide to Us and/or Our Partners that We maintain electronically, whether you provide the information through Our Site or through other means. Additionally, this Privacy Policy applies to any Personal Information (defined below) obtained by Use from your use of the Site, or through other means when you use Our “Service”, which includes all of the following:

  • Our Site, pages, accounts or channels accessible via the Site as accessible through any Internet or wireless-enabled device;
  • “Our Content”¸ which includes data, e.g., artist/work information, title, dates, others, visual or other audio or visual material by you to our Site, technology, text, audio, data and compilations thereof, visual and other audio-visual material;
  • The design and appearance of Our Site records, files, text, and graphics;
  • By downloading software, software updates or patches, or other utilities and provided from Us or Our licensors onto your computer or device (“Software”); and
  • By providing Us information about yourself, including Personal Information in person, over the phone, via the Site, or via email.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that you may provide to third parties; for example, other websites linked to this Site. If you access Our Website from a third party Social Networking Site (“SNS”), you may be required to also read and accept the terms and conditions and privacy policy of that SNS. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites, and you should contact such third parties directly to determine their respective privacy policies.

By visiting or using the Service in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Special Note about Children

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, children are individuals who are not of legal age to consent to the collection and processing of their personal information. For most areas of the world, including the United States, those are individuals under 13. In the European Economic Area (EEA), they are individuals under 16. We adhere to local definitions of “children” for Our Services located in jurisdictions where the age is different. We take many special precautions to protect the privacy of children for Services directed to children. We do not collect personal information from children without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, except in limited circumstances authorized by law. We do not ask for more personal information than is necessary for a child to participate in the Services of the Site. We take steps to prevent children from posting or publicly disclosing personal information without parental consent, such as monitoring or screening and use of filtering technology.

To participate in the Services, We might ask your child to register. They can often do so anonymously by just providing a first name or user name, and password. When We ask for your child’s first name, We encourage them to use a “screen name” (not their real name) that only they know. Sometimes We will ask your child to make up a special password so that only they can see their customized areas. We use technology, like cookies, to recognize visitors by their user name when they use or revisit the Services, and to provide Us important information that helps Us understand features and areas of most interest. We may also use these technologies to screen for age.

We may sometimes need a child’s email address, your email address, or both. We may ask a child for your email address, so We can notify you of your child’s interest in our Services. In the limited circumstances where We might collect your child’s email address without getting your consent first (see more below), if We need more than just your child’s first name (or screen name) and email address for your child to participate in our Service, We will ask your child for your email or mailing address so that We can notify you of your child’s request and get your permission. When We ask for your permission, We will tell you what We will do with the information you or your child provides Us, and how you can review your child’s information and ask Us to delete the information. With your consent, We may collect other personal information from your child such as a last name or home address when the information is necessary for a particular activity.

We don’t keep your (or your child’s) email address unless you tell Us it is okay. If social networking opportunities are available through Our Services, they are structured so that no personal information is shared between visitors unless parental consent is obtained.

We might collect an email address and first name (or screen name) from your child without your consent, but only in the following special cases:

  • If a child sends a request to Us, We keep their email address for long enough to respond to them. We retain this information only as long as needed for Our records. When feasible, We delete this information from Our system after We answer their question.
  • If a child signs up for an email newsletter or other activity that requires multiple online contacts with the child, We also ask the child for a parent’s or legal guardian’s email address, so We can notify you and give you an opportunity to opt out.

We may offer additional Services, including subscription-based or account-based Services, which require a parent to register and establish the appropriate permission level for the child. Content and activities available may vary depending on the Service. Parents will be provided with information on the type of content and activities their child may access at the time they register and are always in charge of their child’s account. Subscription fees may apply for some Services.

We may ask for certain information that is not personally identifiable, like city and state, birth month and day, gender, hobbies, etc., to help Us understand Our visitors and improve Our Services.

We also use technology and work with third-party technology partners to recognize returning visitors, for research, and for other purposes, including to screen under-age visitors from certain features or areas intended for older visitors, and to get certain automatically collected information automatically. We ask Our advertising agency service partners under contract with Us to comply with self-regulatory guidelines on targeted advertising. Read more about Our cookies and technologies and Our third-party technology partners at GENERAL INFORMATION AND THE USE OF COOKIES.

Your child can navigate to the general Internet through most of our Website and/or Services that can be accessed through a Service, but that navigation is governed by the third party’s privacy practices, and not this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check the applicable privacy policies and terms of use each time you use any website, online service, or app so you understand how your and your children’s personal information will be collected and used, and by whom.

Apps must typically be downloaded from an app store. Your computer or mobile device may enable you to restrict your child’s ability to visit other areas on the Internet and to make purchases online or through apps. App stores generally require an adult mobile device owner to register to download or make purchases. Some apps may offer options to visit an online store to make a product purchase.

We encourage you to spend time with your children when they are online or using any mobile device or connected product so you understand the features of the Service and the activities they allow, and to adopt available device and browser controls that reflect your preferences about your children’s ability to access the internet or make purchases online.

If you no longer want your child to participate in Our Services, contact Us at support@PerformingArtsScholarships.com.

Upon proper identification, a parent or legal guardian may access and review the personal information We have collected about their child, update their child’s contact details, request deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information. Use the “login-as” functionality within your parental guardian account to access, update, or delete your children’s information.

Please note, however, if you ask us to delete your child’s information, your child will no longer be visible in the database.

For more information about the protection of children’s information, please see the Federal Trade Commission’s website at https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/children%27s-privacy.

Information We Collect From You

Performing Arts Scholarships LLC provides a “Musician’s Profile” that will be available for college music faculty to see. Therefore, We provide you with opportunities to provide information about yourself that helps you be noticed by college music faculty. The majority of information that you may provide is completely optional. By visiting the Site, by using or accessing Our Services or by registering for or using an Account, We and/or Our Partners may collect a variety of information from you for that Service based on what you provide to Us, such as: your name, postal address, telephone number (home and/or mobile), email address, self-created user name, self-created password, and other personally identifying information (“Personal Information”), along with standard payment and billing information. We do not require users to provide their race, ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual orientation or criminal record (“Sensitive Information”). Please DO NOT post or add Sensitive Information to your account that you would not want to be made publicly available.

1. Registering on PERFORMINGARTSSCHOLARSHIPS.COM

When you register on Our Site, you create a Musician Profile and voluntarily post information related to your artistic interests and add links to video and/or audio files.The provision of this information, the choice to establish a profile that will be visible to educational institutions to whom you would like to gain exposure, is fully at your discretion.
In addition to your consent to make your profile public discoverable, if any of the media content accessible through the links you post includes other individuals’ image or personal information, you are fully responsible for obtaining consent from the individuals (e.g. accompanists, co-performers etc.) and you attest, by posting the link(s), that this consent has been affirmatively provided to you. This requirement is detailed further in the Terms of Use contract.
You can also completely delete your registration by writing to Us at privacy@PerformingArtsScholarships.com . Please note that, as indicated above, We may still be required to retain certain mandatory personal information. Otherwise, We retain your registration and profile information for as long as you continue your involvement with Performing Arts Scholarships LLC. We will introduce processes to revalidate your interest in retaining your Performing Arts Scholarships LLC registration and profile if We have reason to believe that you may no longer be interested in using Our site, such as lack of response to recruitment efforts, unsubscribing from Our newsletters etc. Because of the nature of Our business purpose to provide continuous opportunities to be discovered by college music faculty, Our listed members traditionally prefer to retain active registration and profiles. Therefore, retention times will be based on our communications to ascertain continued interest. We do not intend to retain information for longer than the above stated purpose. If you prefer to have your profile or registration deleted from Our system and database, please contact Us at privacy@PerformingArtsScholarships.com .

2. Signing Up For Our Premiere Program

You may further increase your exposure with Our Performing Arts Scholarships LLC team and tools through Our Premiere program. This information will be further defined in the Terms of Use.

4. Other

Our Services are dynamic, and We often introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If We collect materially different personal data or materially change how We use your data, We will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy.

Information About You We Receive From Other Sources

Where permitted by applicable law, We and/or Our Partners may collect information about you from other sources, including through interactive applications (such as mobile devices and third-party services), from commercially available sources (such as data aggregators and public databases), and when you access Our Site through an SNS. We and/or Our Partners may access and store some or all of the following Information:

  • Contact information, such as name, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone numbers;
  • Financial information for billing purposes;
  • Transactional information based on your activities on the Site;
  • Shipping, ordering, billing and/or other similar information you may provide to purchase or ship an item;
  • Computer sign-on data, time, and date data, statistics on page views, your IP address, your GPS locations, the type of computer environment you use, and traffic to and from the Site (including data about you whenever you interact with the Site, such as when you search, click on links, send messages, make comments, replies or queries, and select best replies);
  • Other technical information or data collected from Site traffic, including IP address and standard web log information and information gathered from cookies beacons and other mechanisms;
  • Your username and password for those services and other information available about or collected from you by those sources; and
  • Supplemental or additional information We may request from you in the event previous information you’ve provided cannot be verified;
  • Information that you opened or otherwise interacted with an email and what email you opened or otherwise interacted with;
  • Other information you voluntarily provide to Us; and
  • Other information that you provide to third-party sources and allow to be shared.

The information you allow Us and/or Our Partners to access varies by source and SNS platform, and it is affected by the privacy settings established by those third parties. This Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information to Us. For more information about how those third parties handle your Personal Information, please refer to their privacy policies.

General Information and the Use of Cookies

In addition to collecting Personal Information from you, whenever you interact with Our Service, We, Our Partners, and Our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect and record General Information (defined next). This “General Information” is information about you or your activities on Our Site that does not identify you personally. This includes technical information such as your device, IP address, “cookie” information, the version of your operating system (“OS”), and the page you requested. When you use the Service on a mobile platform, We may also collect and record your unique device ID (persistent / non-persistent), hardware type, media access control (“MAC”) address, international mobile equipment identity (“IMEI”), your device name, and your location (based on your IP address). We may also collect information regarding your activity on the Service (both individually and on an aggregate basis), your interactions with other users of the Service, and your use and referrer data identifying the web pages you visited prior to and after visiting Our Site.

  • Cookies. The Website may place small files, called “cookies” onto your computer. Cookies are data files that websites write onto computer hard drives for record keeping purposes when you visit them. The cookie file then identifies you as a unique user. Cookies make your use of this Site more pleasing and efficient by “personalizing” your Site experience and gathering Site statistical data, such as which parts of the Site you have previously visited, what material you downloaded, your Internet provider’s domain name and country, and the addresses of websites you visited immediately before and after Our Site. They enable Us to tailor the information you receive and to assist our Partners or other third party organizations with whom We have strategic alliances by identifying you as Our customer or Site user. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, unless you have configured yours not to accept them. You can program your browser not to accept cookies (see HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES), but if you do, you may not be able to use certain portions of the Site and the Website will not be able to customize certain features according to your preferences. Cookies may be served directly by Us to your device (a first party cookie) or may be served by one of Our service providers on Our behalf (a third party cookie). Cookies can be used to recognize you when you use and/or visit Our Services, remember your preferences, and give you a more personalized experience. Cookies can also make your interactions with the Services faster and more secure.
  • Web Beacons. Small graphic images or web programming code called web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) may be included on the pages of the Site and in email messages We send you. Web beacons or other similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, such as to count visitors to the Site, or to count how many particular articles or links posted on the Website were actually viewed.
  • Mobile Device Identifiers. Certain mobile service providers uniquely identify mobile devices and We, Our Partners or Our third party service providers may receive such device information if you access the Site through a mobile device. Certain features on the Website may require collection of mobile phone numbers and We may associate that phone number to mobile device identification information. Additionally, some mobile service providers operate systems that pinpoint the physical location of devices that use their services. Depending on the provider, We, Our Partners or Our third party service providers may receive this information. The Services may use cookies and other technologies that work in conjunction with cookies (such as SDKs, pixels, tags, or web beacons) to collect and store the Information We automatically collect about Our users’ device and use of the Services.

Each cookies falls into one of the four following categories:

Essential CookiesEssential cookies (First Party Cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary” as without them We cannot provide many services that you need on the Site. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you move around the Site.
Analytics CookiesThese cookies track information about visits to the Site so that We can make improvements and report Our performance. For example: analyze visitor and user behavior so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. They collect information about how visitors use the Site, which site the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Site. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them.
Functionality or Preference CookiesDuring your visit to the Site, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the Site. They also store your preferences when personalizing the Site to optimize your use of the Site, for example, your preferred language. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the Site you will not have to set them again.
Targeting or Advertising CookiesThese Third Party Cookies are placed by third party advertising platforms or networks in order to, deliver ads and track ad performance, enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities (this is sometimes called “behavioral” “tracking” or “targeted” advertising) on the Site. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on the Site and other websites. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited the Websites.
The Third Party Cookies

We use Google Analytics’ which Google uses the information shared by sites and apps to deliver Our services, maintain and improve them, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, protect against fraud and abuse, and personalize content and ads you see on Google and on Our partners’ sites and apps. To learn more about the Company’s use of Google Analytics and what Google Analytics does, please see How Google Uses Information from Sites or Apps that Use Our Services.

Google Analytics supports three JavaScript libraries (tags) for measuring website usage: gtags.js, analytics.js, and ga.js as follows:

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
_ga2years Used to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minutesUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_
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AMP_TAKEN30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_90 daysContains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.
ga.js sets the following cookies:
__utma2 years from set/updateUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmit10 minutesUsed to throttle request rate
__utmb30 minutes from set/updateUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcEnd of browser sessionNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz6 months from set/updateStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv2 years from set/updateUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

If you do not want your data collected with Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.ja) running on websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics.

To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser.

Updates to your browner or operating system may affect functionality of the opt-out add-on. Learn about managing add-ons for Chrome here. If you are not using Chrome, check directly with the manufacturer of your browser to determine whether add-ons will function properly on the browser version that you are using.

The latest versions of Internet Explorer sometimes load the Google Analytics opt-out add-on after sending data to Google Analytics. Therefore, if you are using Internet Explorer, the add-on will set cookies on your computer. These cookies ensure that any collected data is immediately deleted from the collection server. Please make sure that third party cookies aren’t disabled for your Internet Explorer browser. If you delete your cookies, the add-on will, within a short timeframe, reset these cookies to ensure that your Google Analytics browser add-on remains fully functional.

The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.

Learn about how Google Analytics collects, uses, and processes data here.

Learn about the cookies Google Analytics uses here.