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Privacy Statement

The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO) respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. The following document details the policies AYPO has in place to safeguard your privacy. By using our website you are agreeing to the policies below.

General Information: you may visit and browse the AYPO website as often as you like without logging-in and no personal information about your visit will be collected. AYPO uses a third party software that gathers general information about the number of page loads, unique visitors, first time visitors, and return visitors, based on IP addresses. Actual IP addresses and personal information are not collected. We do not associate this general information that we collect with any personal information and we do not otherwise monitor this information on an individual basis. Instead, we accumulate this usage information and use it only to identify the levels and areas of interest in AYPO and to improve and refine our website and services. We may share the accumulated, anonymous data with sponsors and advertisers.

Personal Information: AYPO collects personal information when you make a purchase or a contribution, become a member of the orchestras, request information on our products and services, participate in a promotion or an online survey, contact AYPO with a question or suggestion, apply for employment with AYPO, and when you attend special events. Depending on the nature of your interaction with AYPO, we may ask you for information such as your name, phone number, physical address, email address, birth date, company related information, or credit card information including expiration date and billing address. Once you become aquainted with AYPO in any of the above manners, you are not anonymous to us.

Email Addresses: When you provide your email address to AYPO, we will periodically contact you through e-mail, providing you information about your membership, upcoming concerts, special offers, etc. If you do not want to receive periodic e-mail notices from AYPO, there is a link to unsubscribe within the email notices. You will also have the opportunity to choose which email correspondence you would like to receive.

Financial Information: AYPO will protect any financial information you provide to us. If you purchase tickets, purchase merchandise, or make a donation online, your credit card is encrypted using current secure communication technologies. Your credit card number will only be used for processing orders. Your order information will be stored on our secure servers, but this information is never shared with third parties. We restrict access to customer financial information for use by authorized AYPO employees only.

Technology: Cookies are small bits of data transferred to your computer by a website to facilitate your online experience. Cookies are only used on assist in customer log-in functions, track the progress of e-commerce transactions and to record session information in order to analyze website effectiveness. We do not share information obtained by cookies with other organizations on an individual basis. This information may be shared with other organizations in a summary format.

Member Login: Members of AYPO are assigned usernames and passwords every season, and are only allowed access for the current season. Passwords are kept confidential and will not allow access to payment information such as credit card numbers, etc. If you have trouble signing into your account, please email us.

Links: The AYPO website provides links to other organizations’ websites. We do not control the use of personal information on websites other than our own.

Changes to the Statement: New technology will continue to be added to the AYPO website. Changes in the privacy statement will be reflected here as new technology is implemented, so please check back periodically.

Contact Us: If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy statement, please email us.

Page last updated: August 30, 2012 9:57 AM