We know that our users (“you,” “your”) care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

Non-Personally-Identifying Information

Like most website operators, Huntington Beach School of Music (HBSM) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HBSM’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HBSM’s visitors use its website.

Personally-Identifying Information

HBSM also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog posts at https://www.hbschoolofmusic.com/blog/.

Certain visitors to HBSM’s student portal at https://www.hbschoolofmusic.com/musicspace/ choose to sign up for an account to be able to play music quizzes and track their progress / results. We ask visitors who sign up to provide an email address.

We do not share the personal data we collect from you.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies when you log in to create a user session. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies you will not be able to start a session.

Payment Information

HBSM does not collect or store any credit card details but rather uses a third party called Paytrace, for billing and payment services, who are PCI Level 1 service provider. This means that Paytrace has the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

Google User Data

If you are HBSM's teachers and would like to copy your teaching schedules from HBSM's teacher portal to your Google calendar. HBSM will ask permission to access your Google calendar.

Notwithstanding anything else in this Privacy Policy, the data collected by HBSM via Google calendar is considered "restricted use data" and HBSM's use of that data will be subject to these additional restrictions:

  • HBSM will only use access to view, and edit events on your calendars related to your teaching schedules and will not transfer this Google calendar data to other parties.
  • HBSM will not allow humans to read this data.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us.