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Privacy Policy & Cookies Usage

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to sfems.org, and The San Francisco Early Music Society (“SFEMS”) and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to The San Francisco Early Music Society include sfems.org, and SFEMS. The SFEMS website is an information and e-commerce site. By using the SFEMS website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered, SFEMS may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
– First and Last Name
– E-mail Address
– Phone Number
If you purchase SFEMS products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
SFEMS may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:
– Age
– Gender
– Location
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) sending us an email message; (c) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

SFEMS collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.
SFEMS may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SFEMS and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

SFEMS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

SFEMS may share data with trusted partners (e.g. local performing arts organizations, marketing platforms) to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SFEMS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SFEMS may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SFEMS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SFEMS; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SFEMS, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

SFEMS may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within SFEMS, in order to determine what SFEMS services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within SFEMS to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by SFEMS. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SFEMS website.

Use of Cookies

SFEMS website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SFEMS, or register with SFEMS site or services, a cookie helps SFEMS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SFEMS website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SFEMS features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SFEMS services or websites you visit.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

SFEMS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. SFEMS uses the following methods for this purpose:

SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
• Delete your personal information from our records; and
• Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
• Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
• Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
• Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
• Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
• Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
• Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
• Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
• Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
• Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

SFEMS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, SFEMS may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from SFEMS or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from SFEMS, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the unsubscribe button.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

SFEMS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

SFEMS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SFEMS has not adhered to this Statement, please Telephone number: contact The San Francisco Early Music Society at:

San Francisco Early Music Society
P.O. Box 27495
San Francisco, CA 94127-0495
Email Address:
communications@sfems.org.

(510) 683-1674
Effective as of August 08, 2022