Guitar Smith Online®
Information Collection and Use
GSO requests and collects personally identifiable User information during the voluntary enrollment and membership process. If User does not wish to voluntarily provide such information, User should not proceed with the enrollment and membership process, and should not continue using the Site. After the enrollment and membership process is complete, the User may receive emails from GSO now or in the future, including, but not limited to, for promotions, events, and advertisements. User may decline future receipt of such emails by following the instructions included in the emails received or by updating his/her account preferences.
User is responsible for reviewing the terms and/or conditions of any and all affiliated third party sites of GSO, including, but not limited to, the web host and payment gateway. GSO automatically receives and records the User's computer and browser information, such as his/her IP address, cookie information, and computer hardware. Any and all activities, including correspondence documents, occurring on the Site or other sites owned by GSO, or sent to GSO by User, may be stored within User's account file.
GSO may also use personal and non-personal information for purposes such as improving the Site's architecture and CMS, marketing and advertising efforts, and conducting research.
USERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
When an interested User is under the age of 18, GSO requires the User's parent or legal guardian to create an account for him/her. Parent or legal guardian permission to use the Site and the Site's CMS is required.
GSO will not contact a User who is under the age of 18, about special offers, promotions, or marketing efforts. Such communications will be delivered via email to the parent’s or legal guardian’s email account that is entered and submitted during the enrollment and membership process.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
GSO reserves the right to share User information with third party service providers, such as credit card processors, attorneys, and contractors, to name a few, in order to support the Site and the Site's operations. Third party service providers agree to use the information only for the intended purpose. All information provided must be destroyed properly so as to protect all Users' personal and non-personal information, or must be returned to GSO after the task requiring such information has been completed.
GSO reserves the right to disclose aggregate information regarding GSO Users to third parties without Users' consent.
Editing Account Information and Preferences
User has the option to access his/her account and edit his/her personal information and preferences, e.g., marketing preferences, at any time.
GSO reserves the right to contact User with information regarding GSO's Site services. This may come in the form of administrative emails, service announcements, or other communication methods. GSO reserves the right to not provide User with the option to opt out of receiving such messages or communications.
The Site and other sites owned by GSO may, now or in the future, contain advertisements for or links to other sites. GSO is not responsible, and shall not be held liable, for the content, materials, services, privacy practices, or otherwise, of advertisers, third parties, or other links.
Confidentiality and Security
No one or business can guarantee 100% online or offline security; however, data security is one of GSO's main priorities, and GSO is committed to protecting User's information to the fullest extent possible.
Access to User's personal information is strictly limited to those who need the information to provide GSO services and/or to perform their jobs.
Use of Site is Consent
By using GSO’s Site, the Site CMS, and other sites owned by GSO, User consents to GSO’s use, management, disclosure, or otherwise, of his/her information as described in this notice.