Information We Collect
1. Basic Non-Identifying Information
When you use the Website, we collect basic information, which may include IP Address, location information, date and time, browser type, and any other action you might have taken to use and while using the Website.
Students: In order to register for lessons, you must create a profile. When you register and create a profile on topmusicteachers.com, you are providing us with information, which we collect. This information includes your name, billing and home address, email address, phone number. When a teacher on our Website accepts your request for lessons, we will provide them with your name, phone number and email address for communication purposes. If you request lessons at your home, we will also provide your teacher with your home address.
Teachers: When you register as a teacher on Top Music Teachers, we collect information, including your name, address, email address and phone number. When you create a public profile, we make public your first name, and display the general area where you teach on a map. Any other information you provide on your public profile, including your biography, teaching philosophy, and education, is public, and can be read, stored and used by anyone. When you accept a student’s request for lessons through the Website, we will provide them with your full name, phone number, and email address for communication purposes. If they have requested lessons at your studio, we will also provide them with your studio address.
3. Credit Card Information
When you purchase lessons through the site, you must enter your credit card information. We use a third-party intermediary to manage credit card processing. This intermediary is not permitted to store, retain, or use your billing information for any purpose except for credit card processing on our behalf.
4. Financial Information
When you begin teaching with Top Music Teachers, we collect your bank account information in order to issue direct deposit payments. We are also required by law to collect your Social Insurance Number for taxation purposes. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect your information, both during transmission and once we receive it. We do not use this information for any purpose other than payment and taxation.
Cookies: When you use topmusicteachers.com, we store "cookies," which are strings of code, on your computer. We use those cookies to collect information about when you visit our Website, when you use the Services, your browser, your operating system, and other similar information. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you block our cookies, our Services may not work properly.
How We Use Your Information
At Top Music Teachers, we do not share the information we collect from you with any third party, except as required by law. We do not disclose your information to any ad server companies or any other third party organization that collects aggregate information.
We only use your personal identifiable information in the following ways:
To create your account.
To bill you for services.
To provide customer support.
To transfer your information in the case of a sale, merger, consolidation, or acquisition.
To better understand your needs and interests.
To send newsletters.
To personalize your experience.
To improve our Services and our products.
To send you updates and alerts and to contact you about your account.
To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters, you may unsubscribe by following the link located within our emails.
We have a public forum on our Website. Any information you provide in this area may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your personal information appears on our blogs and if you would like to remove it, you can send your request to admin@topmusicteachers.
We take precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect your information, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, however, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.