Information Collection and Use
You may opt out of email communications from The Blackbird Academy at any time by contacting us at [[email protected]]. Requests are processed as they are received; however, some email communications are planned in advance and may continue to be sent for a few days following your unsubscribe request.
Usage Tracking Information
The Blackbird Academy collects aggregated information regarding user traffic patterns mainly by tallying page views throughout the Website and Mobile Apps (“Usage Tracking Information”). The Blackbird Academy does break down overall Usage Tracking Information according to a user’s domain name, browser type, IP address and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser). Usage Tracking Information may also include the pages you were visiting before you came to our Website or Mobile Apps, the time spent on those pages, search terms that you enter into our Search function, access times and dates, and other statistics. Nevertheless, we do not correlate Usage Tracking Information with data about individual users. We use Usage Tracking Information to determine which areas of our Website and Mobile Apps that users visit based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build better Website and Mobile Apps for you.
Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to The Blackbird Academy. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your login information, or social security number in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at www.ftc.gov.
The Blackbird Academy Limits Information Shared with Third Parties
The Blackbird Academy does not share Personally Identifiable Information with third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve third-party advertisements on the Website or Mobile Apps.
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information
We may share aggregated information that includes your Personally Identifiable Information, Non-Identifying Information and Usage Tracking Information with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
We may engage certain trusted third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Website and Mobile Apps on our behalf, to perform Website and Mobile Apps-related services (including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance services, customer relationship services, web analytics, payment processing and database storage and management services). The Blackbird Academy also shares information about prospective students with third-party services that The Blackbird Academy uses to evaluate potential applicants. We will share your Personally Identifiable Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only if such third parties are obligated not to use your Personally Identifiable Information for any other purpose or further disclose your Personally Identifiable Information.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
The Blackbird Academy cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to comply with applicable law or valid legal process. The Blackbird Academy may disclose information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to comply with laws and regulations applicable us, to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas) that we reasonably determine to be valid, to protect the property and rights of The Blackbird Academy or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable.
The Blackbird Academy may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personally Identifiable Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
Updating Your Privacy Preferences and Information
To update or correct your information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications), you may write The Blackbird Academy at: The Blackbird Academy 2806 Azalea Place Nashville, TN 37204 [email protected]
[We do not take measures to protect non-sensitive Personally Identifiable Information. SMM Comment: We should consider whether we want this to be our position.] The Blackbird Academy is very concerned with safeguarding your information. The security of your Personally Identifiable Information is important to us. But remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). In some cases, we also encrypt sensitive information where it is stored on our systems.
Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as where you live. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, we may transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to the United States and process it there. Your voluntary submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
Links to Other Websites
The Website may include links to other websites maintained or controlled by third parties unrelated to The Blackbird Academy. If you click on such a link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information. We advise you to review the individual privacy policies of each external site that you use.
Third Party Content
Some pages of the Website may contain content served from external third parties. No information is transferred from The Blackbird Academy to third parties in connection with this content, but visiting a page with third-party content may cause information about you to be sent to the third party. The Blackbird Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties.
Our Policy Regarding Disclosure of Information by Children
The Website and Mobile Apps are not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without their consent, he or she should contact us [email protected] If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 and has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without verifiable parental consent, we will delete such information from our files.