EFFECTIVE DATE:  June 2, 2015

 

INTRODUCTION

Welcome! The following privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) outlines the types of personal information that Chorus Connection LLC (“we,” “our,” or “us”) collects when operating all Chorus Connection services available via our website http://www.chorusconnection.com (“Chorus Connection” or the “Site”).

We try to collect as little information as possible while still providing you with a quality membership database service. Your privacy is important to us, and we work hard to protect your personal information and ensure that information is kept private and secure. If you have any questions, please send us a note at support@chorusconnection.com.

 

HOW YOU ACCEPT THIS POLICY

When you visit Chorus Connection, set up an account, or otherwise provide us with any personal information, you consent to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY

In order to provide you with a high quality service and verify your identity, we collect various types of information when you visit the Site.

 

As a Visitor

We may collect various types of anonymous information about visitors to Chorus Connection’s public website, such as device-related information (device, browser, IP address) and server log information (date and time of day of your visit). We use this information to better understand our visitors and to enhance Chorus Connection.

 

As a User

When you set up your user account, we will also collect certain personal information, such as your first and last name, email address, and password, as part of your user profile. We use this information to validate your identity and ensure that you receive important information from your choral ensemble’s administrators, as well as receipts and alerts generated by Chorus Connection itself.

If you choose, you can optionally store additional information, such as your phone number, street address, social media profiles, occupation, birthday, and more. This information will populate your choral ensemble’s membership directory and will allow your fellow singers to learn more about you and more easily connect with you.

The Site keeps track of files you download, your attendance records, emails sent through Chorus Connection’s group email addresses (e.g., baritones@mychorus.chorusconnection.com), and the history of payments you've made to your ensemble. This data allows the Site to generate useful reports for you and for your choral ensemble’s administrators.

We may also collect various other types of personal information related to your use of Chorus Connection. For example, we may ask for additional information if you contact us for technical support.

 

CREDIT CARDS

If you pay your membership dues (or make other payments) through Chorus Connection, the Site gives you the option of saving credit cards to speed up future payments. Credit card numbers are NOT stored in the Chorus Connection database, but are securely stored using the third party service Stripe (for more information, visit https://stripe.com/help/security).

 

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

We may allow you to connect your Chorus Connection account with third party social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google+ (collectively “Third Party Services”). Possible uses include: making it easier to set up your Chorus Connection account, making it easier for you to share information about concerts or fundraisers on behalf of the ensemble, and making it easier for you and other singers to share pictures and other media with each other.

If you authorize us to connect with these Third Party Services, you grant us the permission to collect certain personal information, such as your name, email address, and any other information that the third party service makes available to us. Your use of these Third Party Services is governed by their Terms of Service and Privacy Policies. We will use and disclose such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

COOKIES

We may set and access cookies on your device when you use Chorus Connection. Upon logging into the Chorus Connection website, a cookie is sent to your device that identifies your user account and allows you to successfully access the site. A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer and stored on your device when you visit a website. You are not required to accept any cookies; however, if cookies are impaired or disabled, you may not be able to log in successfully and/or some features of Chorus Connection may not function properly.

 

ANALYTICS

We may use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about your usage of Chorus Connection. Google Analytics collects information such as how often you visit the Site, what pages you visit when you visit the Site, and what other sites you used prior to coming to the Site. We only use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our Site. Google Analytics only collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit Chorus Connection, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your computer to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your use of Chorus Connection is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to Chorus Connection by disabling cookies on your browser. You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.

 

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your personal information is primarily used for the creation of a Chorus Connection user account profile. We also use your personal information to enhance your user experience, maintain your user profile, understand how our Site is used, and protect the security of Chorus Connection.

As part of this process, we may aggregate some of your personal information in certain data analysis, and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. When aggregating personal information, we make sure that the information is not identifiable to any particular user.

 

WHEN DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will never sell, rent, or trade any information that you provide us or share any of your information with any third parties, except as provided below.

We may disclose personal information in response to service of legal process, such as a court order, summons, subpoenas, or as permitted or required by law when we reasonably believe it is necessary or appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms of Service.

We may disclose potentially personally-identifying information to employees, contractors, agents, third-party vendors and affiliated organizations that: (i) need to know your personal information in order to provide services available on Chorus Connection; and (ii) have agreed not to disclose your information to others. Some of these employees, contractors, agents, third-party vendors or affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. By using Chorus Connection, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed or transferred to entities, now or in the future, affiliated with us or as part of any merger, acquisition, change of control, debt financing, insolvency, bankruptcy or sale of our assets. Such information may be used in the businesses of any entity so receiving it.

 

CHILDREN

Chorus Connection is not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target our Site to children under the age of 13. You cannot sign up for a user account if you are under 13.

Children under the age of 18 must have parental consent to use Chorus Connection. If your child has created a user account with Chorus Connection or provided us with personally identifiable information without your consent, please contact us at support@chorusconnection.com.

 

YOUR CHOICE AS A USER

Once your Chorus Connection user account profile has been created, you can review and revise that information. If you have any problems, you may also contact us at support@chorusconnection.com.

 

HOW LONG WE MAINTAIN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you terminate your user account, we reserve the right to maintain and use collected personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We employ several physical and electronic safeguards to keep your information safe, including encrypted user passwords and securing all connections with industry standard transport layer security.

Even with all these precautions, we cannot fully guarantee against the access, disclosure, alteration, or deletion of data through events such as, but not limited to, hardware or software failure or unauthorized entry or use.

 

ONLINE TRACKING

Online tracking is the collection of data about an individual’s Internet activity used to deliver targeted advertisements and for other purposes. Chorus Connection does not track users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising.

 

HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

Customers using certain browsers have the ability to activate a “Do Not Track” signal. Users are not tracked over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore Chorus Connection does not currently respond to the “Do Not Track” signal.

 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be reflected on this page and will become effective immediately upon posting. If the changes are significant, we will do our best to notify you via email or through a notification on the site or mobile application. Please check the effective date above to determine if there have been any changes since you have last reviewed the Privacy Policy.

 

YOUR RIGHTS AS A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT

Residents of California have the right to request from us certain information with respect to the types of personal information we share with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at support@chorusconnection.com. Your request should specify your full name and the email address you used when submitting personal information to us.

 

INTERNATIONAL USERS & VISITORS

Chorus Connection is hosted in the United States. Because the Internet is global, you should note that by providing your personal information as an international visitor or user, you are: (i) permitting the transfer of your personal information to the United States which may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you reside; and (ii) permitting the use of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

QUESTIONS

EMAIL

support@chorusconnection.com

 

MAILING ADDRESS

Attn: Support

Chorus Connection

157 Columbus Ave, 4th floor

New York, NY 10023