Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 2018


EffectiveMusicPractice (also “we”, “us", "our"), via this privacy policy wish to hereby inform EffectiveMusicPractice users and visitors of our websites as to the purpose, type and extent of the processing of personal information. Our websites and services are constantly being revised and improved. Corresponding thereto, this privacy policy shall regularly be revised and updated. This applies in particular to those procedures used by us to carry out usage analysis, as well as those used to measure the effectiveness of advertising methods and comparable services, in particular those belonging to third parties. The current status of each of these services can be found at the end of this privacy policy statement.


We would also like to note the following as regards to the usage of service providers located outside of the European Union: EffectiveMusicPractice offers services internationally. Thus, it extends beyond the European Union. We operate worldwide and our users are scattered across this planet. For many of the services that we use there is simply no comparable, acceptable alternative in the European Union. As a result, we therefore employ the use of a range of service providers outside the European Union, in particular from the USA. We take steps to ensure that measures according to European Data Protection law are taken and applied so as to guarantee an adequate level of data protection.


1. Introduction

EffectiveMusicPractice provides music education through videos, email and web articles, and other digital content. We respect the privacy and security of our users, email list subscribers, and visitors, and are committed to protecting the data you share with us. This privacy policy explains how EffectiveMusicPractice processes information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through use of our platform, including our 3 websites:


Main Website: 

https://www.effectivemusicpractice.com/


Auxiliary Website:

https://string.systems/


Courses Platform:

https://effectivemusicpractice.teachable.com/


For the purposes of this policy, EffectiveMusicPractice defines the term “user”, “email list subscriber”, and “visitor" as follows:


  • Users: Individuals who have created an account, or enrolled in a course on the EMP Courses Platform.
  • Email list subscribers: Individuals who have provided an email address, and gave us permission to send them email.
  • Visitors: Individuals who visit any of our websites listed above. 


Any information stored on EffectiveMusicPractice's platform is treated as confidential. All information is stored securely and is accessed by authorized personnel only. EffectiveMusicPractice implements and maintains appropriate technical, security and organizational measures to protect Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure.


2. Collection and use

2.1 .General

The following sections cover the specifics of each of the three groups from which data is collected: Visitors, email list subscribers, and users.


2.2 Website Visitors

By visiting our websites, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not visit our websites. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data, the use of this website may not be possible.


EffectiveMusicPractice may collect, record and analyze information of visitors to its websites. We may record your IP address and use cookies. EffectiveMusicPractice may add information collected by way of pageview activity. Furthermore, EffectiveMusicPractice may collect and process any Personal Data that you volunteer to us in our website’s forms, such as when you register for events, crash courses, or sign up for information and newsletters. If you provide EffectiveMusicPractice with your social media details, EffectiveMusicPractice may retrieve publicly available information about you from social media.


Such Personal Data may comprise your IP address, first and last name, your email address, data for social networks, your areas of interest, interest in EffectiveMusicPractice products, as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between EffectiveMusicPractice and yourself.

EffectiveMusicPractice gathers data about visits to the website, including numbers of visitors and visits, Geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.


2.2.1 Purpose of processing personal data

EffectiveMusicPractice uses the collected data to communicate with visitors, to customize content for visitors, to promote relevant content on other websites to visitors, and to improve its website by analyzing how visitors navigate its website.


2.2.2 Sharing personal data

EffectiveMusicPractice may also share such information with service vendors or contractors (listed at the end of this document) in order to provide a requested service or transaction or in order to analyze the visitor behavior on its website.


2.2.3 Cookies

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer. Most frequently, cookies are stored for the duration of the current session, i.e. until you close your browser, but in some cases they are stored longer than this. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. By continuing to visit the websites, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to accept our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. We may also place cookies from third parties for functional and marketing purposes (listed at the end of this document). The use of cookies is widespread and improves visitor experience. 

Most browsers allow you to deactivate third-party cookies via the browser settings. Please note however, that this may affect the functionality of our websites. You can also choose to deactivate third-party cookies by going to the Network Advertising Initiative site and following the instructions there.

You can also opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by opting out here: www.aboutads.info/choices


2.2.4 Links to other sites

Please be aware that while visiting our sites, visitors can follow links to other sites that are beyond our sphere of influence. EffectiveMusicPractice is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of these other sites.


2.3 Email list subscribers

Email list subscribers should be aware that their information is secure, and will not be shared. EffectiveMusicPractice uses this information to communicate with email list subscribers, to customize content for them, to promote relevant content on other websites to them, and to improve its website by analyzing how email list subscribers navigate its website. EffectiveMusicPractice may share such information with service vendors or contractors (listed at the end of this document) in order to provide a requested service or transaction, or in order to analyze the visitor behavior on its website, or to improve visitor experience. All our service partners are compliant with international legislation and can be trusted with information, in accordance with their respective Privacy Policies.


2.3.1. Inquiries

If you wish to inquire about your Personal Data that may have been collected by EffectiveMusicPractice, you can contact Prokopis Skordis directly at this email address prokopis@effectivemusicpractice.com.


2.4 Users

Our online courses are hosted on the Teachable platform (https://teachable.com/). In order to provide services to our users, Teachable collects certain types of data from them, in accordance with their privacy policy (https://teachable.com/privacy-policy). Some of this information (name, email address, lesson progress, purchase history, course enrollments, etc) is shared with EffectiveMusicPractice, and used by EffectiveMusicPractice in accordance with this privacy policy. 

However, EffectiveMusicPractice does NOT have access to users’ billing information (such as credit card numbers or PayPal accounts). In all financial transactions, Teachable acts as the vendor, and is the entity that handles users’ financial information.


3. Retention and deletion

EffectiveMusicPractice will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations. Email list subscribers can unsubscribe at any time using the appropriate link that is included in all mailings. Individuals who want to make inquiries in order to insure that their data is erased from all our 3rd party partner services can contact Prokopis Skordis directly at this email address prokopis@effectivemusicpractice.com.


4. Acceptance of these Conditions

We assume that all visitors of our websites, email list subscribers, and users of our courses platform have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If someone does not agree with this privacy policy, they should refrain from using our websites and platform. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of EffectiveMusicPractice websites and platform after having been informed of any such changes to these conditions implies acceptance of the revised privacy policy. This privacy policy is an integral part of EffectiveMusicPractice’s Terms of Use.


5. Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information

We will reveal a user’s personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to EffectiveMusicPractice or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.


6. Our policy on children’s information

Children under 13 are not allowed to use our websites, products, or services. If you are based in the EEA you may only use our websites, products, or services if you are over the age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the laws of your country, or if verifiable parental consent for your use of our websites, products, or services has been provided to us. If you are a parent and you learn that your child is using our websites, products, or services, and you don't want them to, please contact us.


7. For Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the data EffectiveMusicPractice collects, or how we use it, then please feel free to contact Prokopis Skordis directly at this email address: prokopis@effectivemusicpractice.com, or in writing at:


Prokopis Skordis

Nikolaou Skoufa 29

CY3016

Limassol

Cyprus


8. List of 3rd party services used on our websites and platform:


Drip:

Drip (https://www.drip.com/) is our mailing service partner used to deliver crash courses, and other mailings to mailing list subscribers. Our mailings contains links and graphics to help us learn whether you actually read our newsletter and which topics/links interest you most. This allows us to improve our service and increase quality control. You can remove your consent to this user analysis via “unsubscribing” from any mailing. 

A Drip pixel tag (web beacon), collects anonymous information about browsing activity on our websites. For email list subscribers, browsing activity may be able associated to your profile by using JavaScript and setting cookies. This allows EffectiveMusicPractice to provide you with more relevant information, and improve our service to you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be sent to a Drip server in the United States and stored there. Drip will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to report other website activity and internet-related services. If required by law, Drip will pass along this information to third parties. If you wish, you can adjust your browser settings so as to refuse cookies. Please keep in mind, however, that if you refuse all cookies, you will not necessarily have access to all functions of this website. By using this site, you consent to the processing of your data by Drip as described above, for the aforementioned purpose.


Zapier:

Zapier (https://zapier.com/) is an automation service that allows us to pass information between services and websites. For example, when you sign up for a course through a popup form on our main website, Zapier can automatically enroll you to the appropriate course on our courses platform on Teachable. Zapier does not use any form of behavior tracking through cookies.


Google Tag Manager:

The Google Tag Manager is a solution operated by Google Inc., that allows website tags to be managed using an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not register personal data. The tool causes other tags to be activated which may, for their part, register data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this information. If recording has been deactivated on domain or cookie level, this setting will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. Certain product data (e.g. anonymous website actions such as clicks and page visits) may be relayed to other 3rd party services in order to activate certain functions, in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

Further information can be found in the terms of use for this product: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html


Google reCaptcha:

Our website host services use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on our websites. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.

This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/


Heap Analytics:

Heap (https://heapanalytics.com/) is a service that tracks all browsing traffic and behavior on our websites, through the use of a pixel tag. This tracking is anonymous and allows us to evaluate and improve our service. For example, Heap can tell us how many visitors visited a certain page, how many of them clicked a link, or if they browsed to another page on our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be sent to a Heap server in the United States and stored there. Heap will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to report other website activity and internet-related services. If required by law, Heap will pass along this information to third parties. If you wish, you can adjust your browser settings so as to refuse cookies. Please keep in mind, however, that if you refuse all cookies, you will not necessarily have access to all functions of this website. By using this site, you consent to the processing of your data by Heap as described above, for the aforementioned purpose.


Google Analytics:

Google Analytics a web analysis service of Google Inc., (“Google”). Google Analytics stores cookies on your computer which allow you to analyze the surfing patterns of visitors to your website. This tracking is anonymous and allows us to evaluate and improve our service. For example, it can tell us how many visitors visited a certain page, where they came from, or if they browsed to another page on our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be sent to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to report other website activity and internet-related services. If required by law, Google will pass along this information to third parties. Google will also pass along data to third parties for processing, provided this processing is done on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances shall Google connect your IP address with any other data held by Google. If you wish, you can adjust your browser settings so as to refuse cookies. Please keep in mind, however, that if you refuse all cookies, you will not necessarily have access to all functions of this website. By using this site, you consent to the processing of your data by Google as described above, for the aforementioned purpose. If you wish to prevent your IP address from being saved now and in the future, you can do so by installing a browser plugin available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.


Facebook:

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”). These plugins are branded with a Facebook logo or with a phrase such as "Facebook Social Plugin". When you visit a website on our website containing a Facebook Social Plugin, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook and is then incorporated into the website. Facebook, in turn, is aware of every time the website is accessed. If you have a Facebook profile, the company may be able to associate the website visit to your profile by using JavaScript and setting cookies. If you interact with plugins on a website, for example by clicking the “Like” button or replying to a message, this information will be sent directly to Facebook and stored there. With the right browser plug-in you can prevent this information from being transferred, but please keep in mind that Facebook Social Plugins will no longer work properly.

In addition, a Facebook pixel tag (web beacon), collects anonymous information about browsing activity on our websites. If you have a Facebook profile, the company may be able to associate your website browsing behavior to your profile by using JavaScript and setting cookies.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and changes to settings you can make, please review the Facebook privacy policy here: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.


Twitter:

A Twitter pixel tag (web beacon), collects anonymous information about browsing activity on our websites. If you have a Twitter profile, the company may be able to associate your website browsing behavior to your profile by using JavaScript and setting cookies.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and changes to settings you can make, please review the Facebook privacy policy here: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.


Proof:

Proof (https://useproof.com/) is a service that tracks all browsing traffic and behavior on our websites, through the use of a pixel tag. If a visitor enrolls for a course, or signs up for a crash course, this information is passed to Proof through Zapier, and Proof uses it to display anonymous notifications on our websites regarding recent enrollments (e.g. “Someone from Belgium enrolled in an EMP course 15 minutes ago”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites (including your IP address) may be sent to a Proof server in the United States and stored there. Proof will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to report other website activity and internet-related services. If required by law, Proof will pass along this information to third parties. If you wish, you can adjust your browser settings so as to refuse cookies. Please keep in mind, however, that if you refuse all cookies, you will not necessarily have access to all functions of this website. By using this site, you consent to the processing of your data by Proof as described above, for the aforementioned purpose.


Deadline Funnel:

Deadline Funnel (https://deadlinefunnel.com/) is a service that tracks all browsing traffic and behavior on our websites, through the use of a pixel tag. If a visitor performs a specific action, this information may be passed to Deadline Funnel in order to create a personalized deadline for promotions. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites (including your IP address) may be sent to a Deadline Funnel server in the United States and stored there. If required by law, Deadline Funnel will pass along this information to third parties. If you wish, you can adjust your browser settings so as to refuse cookies. Please keep in mind, however, that if you refuse all cookies, you will not necessarily have access to all functions of this website. By using this site, you consent to the processing of your data by Deadline Funnel as described above, for the aforementioned purpose.




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