The Merit School of Music respects the privacy of your personal information.
We collect personally identifiable information including names, postal addresses and email addresses when voluntarily submitted by our visitors at several places on our website. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request.
We use third-party companies to assist us with our email communications and online donation payment processing. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes other than to fulfill your specific request on behalf of the Merit School of Music.
Visitors to www.meritmusic.org may voluntarily opt-in to receive promotional emails. In order to do so, visitors are asked to provide personally identifiable information. This information is shared with, and stored by, our email distribution partner, Constant Contact solely for the purpose of distributing promotional email communications from the Merit School of Music. Constant Contact does not have permission to use this information for any other purpose.
All Merit School of Music emails allow you to opt-out of further mailings by selecting the unsubscribe link that you will find on every email.
The Merit School of Music has contracted with Blackbaud, to provide a secure method of making online donations to our organization. When you click the Donate button on our website, you will be transferred to the following encrypted page: www.meritmusic.org/donate.
Blackbaud does not have permission to use your information for any other purpose other than to process your donation payment for the Merit School of Music.
Merit utilizes donors’ personal information such as names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses only for purposes of donor acknowledgement and/or when the donor voluntarily provides this information. Merit does not share any of the above donors’ personal or contact information with any third party organizations and will not trade, share, or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy is applicable to all donors, including offline as well as online donors.
Visitors to the Merit website remain anonymous. Merit does not require visitors to register or provide personal information to view the site. There are instances when site visitors are asked for additional information in order to provide requested services. For example, information will be requested when making an online donation to Merit so that the gift may be properly processed and receipted. Merit’s online donors choose the personal information that Merit receives and can opt to remain anonymous. All credit card transactions are conducted over a secure server.
Merit welcomes comments and questions about this policy. We are committed to protecting your personal information, and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.
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Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which the Merit School of Music has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies on these sites as their policies may be different from ours.
Although user privacy is a top priority of Merit, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law.
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Merit School of Music
38 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607