Levine Music is committed to protecting the privacy and information it collects from its community. This policy explains how Levine collects and handles information it receives from applicants and their families, students and their families, alumni, employees (including applicants for employment), donors and others who interact with Levine or its website.
Other than IP addresses and traffic information collected described below, Levine does not collect personally identifying information on its website unless users choose to provide such information.
This policy sets forth the type of information collected, how it is stored and used, and the rights and options users may have with respect to their personal information.
Levine strives to collect the minimum amount of information necessary – whether from applicants, enrolled students, alumni, employees, donors, or contractors.
Levine collects personally identifiable information provided by users. A person’s interaction with Levine Music occurs during the admissions process, during enrollment (and throughout a student’s enrollment), and as alumni. Levine also collects information from applicants for employment, employees, and contractors, as well as donors that utilize Levine’s website to make contributions.
It is important to Levine to protect the privacy of young children who may use our website. Levine Music does not knowingly solicit or collect the personal information of children under the age of 13 on this website. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to submit an application or contact form. Parents or legal guardians of a child under the age of 13 must complete any contact or intake forms and consent to the submission of an application to Levine.
Visitors to www.levinemusic.org may voluntarily opt-in to receive promotional emails. To do so, visitors are asked to provide personally identifiable information. This information is shared with, and stored by, our email distribution partner Constant Contact, solely for the purpose of distributing promotional email communications from Levine. Constant Contact does not have permission to use this information for any other purpose.
Levine Music emails sent through Constant Contact allow users to opt out of further messages by selecting the unsubscribe link found on every email.
To ensure that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in Levine Music, we affirm that our fund-raising practices protect against unauthorized use of contributor lists, and we permit no general solicitation of the public.
Levine may use personal information of our donors including names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses only for purposes of donor acknowledgement and/or when the donor voluntarily provides this information. This personal information is shared with Levine employees, board members, volunteers, and third-party consultants only on a need-to-know basis. Levine will not trade, share, or sell this personal information with anyone else. This policy is applicable to all donors, including offline as well as online donors.
Online donations are made through secure connection which encrypts personal information. The secure connection is maintained until the transaction is completed or terminated.
Levine Music personnel are not permitted to use donor information for any purpose other than to carry out the organization’s mission.
Providing a postal or email address may result in periodic mailings about Levine. To opt out of receiving mailings from the Levine, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing a telephone number may result in telephone contact regarding a contribution or responding to requests.
It is understood that information shared with Levine Music during a student’s enrollment is given with the consent of a parent or guardian. Levine does not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18 without the consent of a parent or guardian.
Once enrolled, Levine continues to collect and process personal information for the purposes of educating the student. The personal information is used to keep users informed about Levine and to offer access to its services. Personal information also will be collected, created, and stored (about the student and family) for the purposes of tracking student progress.
The information collected for enrolled students and their families includes names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, gender, and dates of birth. Health and medical information regarding students enrolled in the Music Therapy program is collected to ensure their well-being while at Levine. Further, Levine may collect information about the enrolled student’s academic records and interests, and possibly financial information in connection with Tuition Assistance. Information about performance and images of students engaged in performance and educational activities also may be collected and maintained. Levine may post information about performance and images (including audio and video recordings) of students on the internet and in digital or print publications.
Levine Music may gather or receive information from other sources such as educational agencies (including, medical/educational, standardized tests, etc.). The types of information collected in these cases may be specific to the individual. Levine receives and processes such information pursuant to user agreements with such third-party service providers, and in furtherance of user agreements with Levine concerning matriculation. For information on the privacy practices of such third parties, please consult your agreements with them and their individual policies.
This information collection is required to be enrolled at Levine Music. To the extent that any requested personal information is not necessary for the performance of Levine’s agreements and policies, such requests will be separately identified, and the appropriate consent obtained.
Student records are kept permanently.
Levine uses a third-party company for electronic payments. Please see that third-party’s security policy for details on how they collect and utilize any data they may collect.
Prospective Employees, Current Employees, and Contractors
Levine collects information from prospective employees, current employees, and contractors. Levine uses an employment application to collect personal information such as biographical information, gender, date of birth, employment history, and employment/personal references on all applicants for employment. This information becomes part of the employee’s file once hired. Levine also conducts extensive criminal background checks through fingerprinting and if applicable, a credit report, on its employees. Upon hire and throughout employment at Levine, the employee may provide additional information such as bank information for salary deposit purposes, biometric information for time-keeping purposes, health information, beneficiary and dependent information, and other information related to such employment. Levine collects EIN or Social Security Numbers from contractors and may collect bank information for payment purposes. Certain contractors with direct, unsupervised access to students will need to provide personal information such as biographical information, date of birth, employment history, and employment/personal references. Levine will also conduct criminal background checks through fingerprinting of such contractors with direct, unsupervised access to students.
Email and Web Inquiries
You also may send us personally identifying information, for example, in an email message containing a question or comment, by completing a web form that provides us with this information, and/or through a message, comment, or interaction on social media. Levine uses personally identifying information from these communications primarily to respond to you. Correspondence may be forwarded to Levine representatives to better answer your questions. Levine may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest to you.
Levine Music utilizes digital products owned and operated by Active Networks, LLC. for the purposes of enrollment, billing, data collection and storage, and communications. Active Networks has their own privacy and data protection policies outlined on their website. Enrollment through Levine Music constitutes agreement to Active Networks’ policies as well as those of Levine Music.
Data Storage, Retention, and Security
Levine uses commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the storage, confidentiality, and security of personal information and other information and data transmitted to it. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other networks is guaranteed to be 100% secure. You acknowledge and accept the data security risks of using this website and Levine Music’s services.
Levine may also collect information that identifies the device users use to access the website, a user device’s unique device ID, the IP address of a users’ device, its operating system, connection type (e.g. Wi-Fi or cellular) and GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location when you use a mobile device to access the website. If you do not want us to have your location information, you should turn off the location services before accessing the website from your mobile device. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to each page of our website, etc. We use this information to help us understand how people use the website and to enhance the website.
This website contains links to other websites that are not owned by or affiliated with Levine Music. By clicking these links, users enter domains for which Levine Music has no responsibility. Privacy policies, data security practices, and user terms of service on these sites may differ from Levine’s.
User privacy is a top priority of Levine Music, but Levine may need to disclose personal information when required by law. Levine may disclose information pursuant to legal requirements and to comply with our school rules and policies. Levine may also share your information with:
- Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to an investigation or alleged illegal activity;
- Third parties that provide a valid subpoena or court order; or
- Third parties as requested or authorized by you (or your parent or guardian).
Notification of Changes
Levine Music is committed to protecting the personal information of its students and community members and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.
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