Privacy Policy

Oxford University Music Society (“OUMS”) operates oums.org and may operate other websites. It is OUMS’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, OUMS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. OUMS’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how OUMS’ visitors use its website. From time to time, OUMS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

OUMS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on oums.org blogs/sites. OUMS only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to OUMS’ websites choose to interact with OUMS in ways that require OUMS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that OUMS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at oums.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with OUMS are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, OUMS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with OUMS. OUMS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

OUMS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. OUMS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, OUMS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

OUMS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on OUMS’ behalf or to provide services available at OUMS’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using OUMS’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. OUMS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, OUMS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when OUMS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of OUMS, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an OUMS website and have supplied your email address, OUMS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with OUMS and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. OUMS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. OUMS uses cookies to help OUMS identify and track visitors, their usage of OUMS website, and their website access preferences. OUMS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using OUMS’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of OUMS’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, OUMS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in OUMS’ sole discretion. OUMS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a oums.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.