Terms of Agreement

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Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Our website is operated as part of the Electric Blues Club (www.electricbluesclub.co.uk) which is run on a voluntary unpaid non profit basis.

Our privacy policy and terms of use (referred to from now on as the “Privacy Policy” and the “Terms of Use”) apply when you use our website www.singing-teachers.co.uk (“our Site”). Please read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use carefully before you register and start to use our Site. By using our Site, you indicate that you accept the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to them, please refrain from using our Site.

Our Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use may change and therefore you should review them regularly. We will of course notify you of any changes where we are required to do so.

The content of Singing-Teachers.co.uk is provided for general information, reference and entertainment purposes only, and is not meant to replace supervised tuition.

Our site is made available for music teachers and educational establishments providing performance arts to advertise their services. A listing on this site does not constitute a recommendation for their services.

Any exercises, downloads, clipart, music, content, etc., are the copyright of their respective owners unless stated otherwise. If you are the author of material or images on this site and do not wish it displayed please contact us with the link information and description for it to be removed.

You may link to any listing, event or article via their url, but if you wish to use our content on your webpages please contact us for permission.

Many articles have been contributed by individuals or we have received permission to use them from the original publisher. In this case please contact the author or provider for permission of use before adding them to your site.

Additionally, no guarantee or warranty, either express or implied, is given with regard to the accuracy of any information provided by, or linked to, this web site and the author shall not be liable for any damages or liability, of any nature whatsoever, arising from the information, material or software provided herein or its use by any reader or third party.

We provide extensive links to a range of teachers websites and although we check them for validity prior to addition, we cannot guarantee or be responsible for the content when you leave this site and would appreciate notification of dead links or change of website address.

Any dispute over financial transactions made, are the direct responsibility of the owner of the linked site and the customer.

PRIVACY POLICY

No submitted information shall be rented, sold, or given away to any third party businesses or individuals by the copyright owner except if required by a court of law.

We do not practice or condone ‘spamming’ of any kind. Personal data included in correspondence sent to us via the Contact Form is only retained until responded to by the administrator and then deleted.

Other types of email communication sent from our site include:

  1. Inquiries from visitors to registered members with active listings on the directory or events section – these may be potential clients requesting further information regarding a members teaching services that they have displayed on the site. If sent via our contact form will not reveal the members email address unless responded to directly. It is up to the teacher member whether they wish to respond to this type of email.
  2. Notification emails which are automatically sent to you when you register, lose/change your password, login to your account or update a post/listing/event. These are sent to you so that you may see when your account has been accessed or changes made and take action if someone other than you has gained access to your account. You agree to receive these when registering to the site and cannot unsubscribe from these notifications. If you no longer wish to receive them, please delete your account or request admin do so for you.
  3. Site news and important information which is sent on an occasional basis. You cannot unsubscribe from these emails which are part of the agreement you make when registering to this site. If you no longer wish to receive them, please delete your account or request admin do so for you.
  4. Post news are emails sent out when a member or admin posts an article on the site. Members may subscribe or unsubscribe from these at any time by logging in to the site and updating their notification preferences in the control panel.
  5. Site newsletters are the same as Post news but registration as a member to the site is not required. Subscribing and unsubscribing to these are done via the Newsletter page only and may be done by any visitor to the site at any time or by clicking the unsubscribe link from within the newsletter. Newsletter subscribers may also contact the administrator to request removal if encountering difficulties doing so themselves.

When placing a listing, classified ad, event etc., online or other free service viewable by the public there is nothing to stop malicious individuals and “spammers” from using the information in your ad(s) in a manner that you may not agree with and we suggest that if you need to display contact details you use a business or work telephone number and a web based online email address like Yahoo or Gmail. Please note that we do not advise using HOTMAIL email addresses as they fail to deliver emails on a regular basis and communications are often returned to us.

 If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

When visitors leave reviews on the site we collect the data shown in the review form, and also the visitor’s IP address, email address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

When using one of our contact forms, data such as name, email and IP address are collected and included when an inquiry is sent to the teacher and site administrator. We only retain this information if the inquirer has been reported as a spammer/phisher or abuser of our system/site, in which case their details are sent on to the relevant email provider or internet service provider, spam advisory service and used as a reference by the site administrator to help in the case of teacher member enquirers as to whether a communication they have received from our site is genuine or not. All genuine inquirers emails sent to us via our contact form or by teacher members are deleted once the query has been responded to.

EVENTS

We use Google services to generate maps and provide autocompletion when searching for events by location, which may collect data via your browser in accordance to Google’s privacy policy.

We collect and store information you submit to us when making a booking, for the purpose of reserving your requested spaces at our event and maintaining a record of attendance.

We collect and store information you submit to us about events (and corresponding locations) you would like to publish on our site.

We may use cookies to temporarily store information about a booking in progress as well as any error/confirmation messages whilst submitting or managing your events and locations.

Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website.

 

Cookies

If you have an account and you log in to this site, it will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We also use third party plugins to make some features available to our visitors, like the ability to share / like / tweet about our pages to other social sharing sites like Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn, Twitter, GooglePlus etc., These sites may make requests to their servers to be able to tweet, like or share our pages on their sites if you are logged into your account on their site. They have their own terms and privacy policies on their websites which you should revise as we have no control over them.

Embedded Content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, advertising links/banners etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use Google services to generate maps and provide autocompletion when searching for events by location, which may collect data via your browser in accordance to Google’s privacy policy.

We collect and store information you submit to us about events (and corresponding locations) you would like to publish on our site.

We may use cookies to temporarily store information about a booking in progress as well as any error/confirmation messages whilst submitting or managing your events and locations.

Who We Share Your Data With

Any data that we collect that can identify an individual listed on our site is either placed there by the individual to publicly display their teaching services. Information placed in the user section which is not available to the public is only used by our administrator / staff to contact members when they encounter issues with their listing. It is not passed on to a third party without the express permission of the individual except in the case of police or court action.

Non-identifiable data like cookies are used solely for noting how many people visit the site and tracking what pages / adverts are of interest to site visitors.

How Long We Retain Your Data

For users that register on our website or subscribe to our newsletter, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. This information is stored in their user profile until such time as the user chooses to delete  their account or request the administrator to do so for them. Once a request has been received, we aim to remove the account within 48 hours but may take up to 7 days in the event of Bank Holidays, illness or other unforeseen circumstances.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left reviews/comments, you can request to receive information of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who Sees and Where We Send Your Data

All member accounts, listings, events, articles and other content submitted to this site are manually reviewed by our administrator / staff prior to approval to avoid spam. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How We Protect Your Data

Registration to this site is via two factor authentication to prevent someone from signing an individual up without their consent or knowledge. Login and review submissions require authentication via a 3rd party (Google) visual authentication system. All user passwords are  encrypted.

What Data Breach Systems Are In Place

Notifications are sent to the administrator whenever someone uses an administration login or attempts to recover a password (the password is NOT divulged). This enables the administrator to monitor the site, temporarily disable registrations and block abusers IP addresses. The server on which the site is hosted sends notifications to the server technician when a Denial of Service (DOS) or other concerted attack is attempted so that the technician may temporarily disable the site or enable further security measures. We also use a third party plugin that monitors the site and login attempts and uses algorithms to identify and prevent hacking attacks and other potential abuse.

 

 

 


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