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How Florida Guitar Foundation uses your submitted information

The Florida Guitar Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience in regards to your personal information.

This document sets forth our policy with respect to information that can be associated with a specific person and could be used to identify that person and other information that does not constitute personal data that is collected from Users on the Services. Please read this Privacy Policy as it includes important information regarding your personal data and other information.

This Statement of Privacy applies to the Florida Guitar Foundation Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Florida Guitar Foundation Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information



By your continued use of the Florida Guitar Foundation website you consent to this use of your personal data. Florida Guitar Foundation does not collect any personal information about individuals—such as names and postal or e-mail addresses—except when such information is knowingly provided.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Florida Guitar Foundation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Florida Guitar Foundation for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Florida Guitar Foundation Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through any of Florida Guitar Foundation public message boards or comment sections or this website, this information may be collected and used by others.

Florida Guitar Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Florida Guitar Foundation so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Florida Guitar Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Florida Guitar Foundation website.

Use of your Personal Information

Florida Guitar Foundation collects and uses your personal information to deliver services and information you have requested. Florida Guitar Foundation also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Florida Guitar Foundation. Florida Guitar Foundation may also contact you via surveys and email to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered by the group and it’s members.

Aggregated Personal Data

In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, we often conduct research on our customer demographics, interests and behavior based on Personal Data and other information that we have collected. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis and this aggregate information does not identify you personally and therefore is considered and treated as Non-Personal Data under this Privacy Policy.

Florida Guitar Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion or political affiliations.

Non-Personal Data

Florida Guitar Foundation keeps track of the website pages our customers visit within the website in order to determine what information on the site is most popular and useful to visitors. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Florida Guitar Foundation to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. This service may be facilitated by a third-party.

Use of Cookies

The Florida Guitar Foundation website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage 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 use the Florida Guitar Foundation website event calendar, the website may remember which month you last viewed, even on subsequent visits. Other pages may display your “Recently Viewed” content. The website may also remember personal information that you have previously entered, this simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Florida Guitar Foundation website, the information you previously provided may be retrieved, so you can easily use the Florida Guitar Foundation features that you previously customized. We do not guarantee that these cookies will work in every user browser session.

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.

Security of your Personal Information

Florida Guitar Foundation takes personal security seriously and relies on trusted third-party services to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. PayPal uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Encryption in transactions and your electronic donations and ticket purchases are processed with them directly.



Third Party Services

Florida Guitar Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Florida Guitar Foundation may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party and it used only by us on behalf of the third-party. In addition, Florida Guitar Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. Some third-party service require separate user agreements (i.e. PayPal) and as such are excluded from this statement, please refer to their policies listed below.

Third Party Links

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Florida Guitar Foundation website. The Services may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Florida Guitar Foundation website do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Personal Data Provided to Others

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any personal data that you provide to another user or visitor through the services or through any other means, including information posted by you to any public areas of the Florida Guitar Foundation website.


We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under the age of thirteen (13), please do not submit any personal data through the Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal data through the website without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to us through the Services, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

With parental permission, we DO accept child and student members of the organization.

Legal Requirements

Florida Guitar Foundation websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary (including without limitation, responding to a subpoena or request from law enforcement, a court or a government agency) or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary (a) to comply with a legal obligation, (b) to protect or defend our rights, interests or property or that of third parties, (c) to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services, (d) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Users of the Services or the public; or (e) to protect against legal liability.

Donor Specific Terms


This section of our Privacy Policy relates specifically to our donors.

By submitting your information to us or any of our staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of the policy and to our processing personal information for the purposes stated below.


Personal Information

Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and store the personally identifiable information that you have provided us. Here are some examples of ways in which we may collect your information.

  • When you request information via one of the email addresses identified on our website or otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question. We may then collect your name, address and email in order to respond to that inquiry.
  • We may collect your name, email address and other contact information if you register or RSVP for an event.
  • We may collect your name, email address, telephone number and payment information when you purchase a membership, buy an event ticket, or make a contribution, either on our website, over the phone, in person or by mailing in a check.

The above list provides a sample of personal information that may be collected by FGF. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above.


Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

Certain levels of support include the publication of your name or corporate identity in various locations such as our website, event programs, print publications, web media, and other advertisements. Anonymous donations may be made when specifically requested at the time of payment or services rendered.

  • We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information, collected on the website or through any other business activities with anyone else.
  • We will only share your personal information if you give us specific permission to do so.
  • We will collect payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a membership, donation or event registration.
  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.
  • We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a membership, gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.
  • You have the right to review information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us in writing at PO BOX 570831, Miami, FL 33257.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties. Further, the Florida Guitar Foundation will not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to any third parties.


International Privacy Laws

If you are visiting the Florida Guitar Foundation website from outside the United States, please be aware that you are sending information (including personal data) to the United States where our servers are located. That information may then be transferred within the United States or back out of the United States depending on the type of information and how it is stored by us. We will hold and process your personal data in accordance with privacy laws in the United States and this Privacy Policy. Please note that privacy laws in the United States may not be the same as, and in some cases may be less protective than, the privacy laws in your country, and while in the United States personal data and information may be subject to lawful access requests by government agencies.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Florida Guitar Foundation reserve the right to change and  will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Florida Guitar Foundation encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Florida Guitar Foundation is protecting your information. When we do change this document, we will note the last update at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

For changes to this policy that may be substantially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information, we will obtain your consent before implementing the change by sending a notice to your primary email address and home address (specified in our records) and by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Revised Saturday, April 23, 2016


Contact Information

Florida Guitar Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Florida Guitar Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem

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