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A music teacher or accompanist listing on Melbourne Music Teachers does not imply our recommendation or endorsement. Melbourne Music Teachers has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that information on the list is correct but accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

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Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy

Melbourne Music Teachers is committed to the security of our customer's personal and company information. All information collected will only be used for the operation of this site. Melbourne Music Teachers does not share or sell customer information with any other source.

Acceptance of policy

This website is owned and operated by Global Music Teachers Ltd and lists music teachers, tutors and accompanists who offer music lessons and services. Melbourne Music Teachers's principal place of business is in Christchurch, New Zealand.

This statement explains our policies and practices regarding the use and disclosure of your personal information by Melbourne Music Teachers.

Melbourne Music Teachers reviews and updates this Privacy Policy from time to time as needed without notice. Therefore, you should review the terms of this policy periodically to make sure that you are aware of how Melbourne Music Teachers collects and uses personal information.

Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by Melbourne Music Teachers as explained in this Privacy Statement.

Personal Information

You have complete control over your personal information. In general, you can visit our website without providing us with any personal information. However, there are instances where we must have your personal information in order for us to grant you an access to our protected and secured sites. This information may include registration data (your name, address, email address, phone number, title, etc.), information request data and response data ("User Information"). When you receive your confirmation email or when you receive any email from the list server, you will be given instructions on how to remove yourself from the list.

Use of User Information

All user information given by teachers is editable by teachers when they login to edit their profile. We store your email address as part of the signup process so you can receive student enquiries and this email address is also editable by you along with the password. All passwords are stored and encripted using PasswordHash, which adds salt to the password and hashes it with 8 passes of MD5. MD5 is used by default because it's supported on all platforms. As a teacher joining up you are added to our newsletter to receive updates on the platform and helpful information to develop a succesful listing, you can unsubscribe to this at any time.

Disclosure of User Information

Melbourne Music Teachers does not sell, trade or transfer User Information to third parties.

We would only disclose User Information if:

  • we have your consent
  • we need to share it in order to provide you with the products and/or services you requested
  • we respond to a court order or you violate our Terms of Use

You may separately agree to provide your personal information to third parties that provide content for Melbourne Music Teachers Offerings, in order to access and/or use their products and/or services. If you agree to provide such information to these third parties, then your personal information will be subject to their privacy policies.

Accuracy and Security

The accuracy and security of the User Information is important to Melbourne Music Teachers. Currently, you may review and request updates to your User Information retained by contacting Melbourne Music Teachers. If you contact us to correct your User Information, we will attempt to correct such inaccuracies in a timely manner. Melbourne Music Teachers is concerned with the security of your User Information and is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect it from unauthorized access and use of that personal information. To that end, we put in place the appropriate physical, electronic and managerial policies and procedures to secure your personal User Information. We also continue to implement procedures to maintain accurate, complete and current User Information.

Usernames and Passwords

Access to certain content on our website will require a username and/or password. In some cases, failure to provide personal information may prevent you from accessing certain aspects of Melbourne Music Teachers's website. By accessing and using our protected and secured website, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of the username and password you selected to access this website and consent to our Terms of Use.

Cookies

Melbourne Music Teachers uses "cookies". A cookie is a small data file that a website can transfer to a visitor's hard drive to keep records of the visits to such site. A cookie contains information such as your username and password that helps us recognize the pages you have visited and improve future visits, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is the information that you provide yourself. A cookie cannot read data off of your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Information stored in cookies may be encrypted, however, we do not store your credit card number in cookies. If you prefer not to accept a cookie, you can set your web browser to warn you before accepting cookies or you can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your web browser. However, access to some of our secured website(s) may require the use of cookies, which you must enable only cookies that get sent back to the originating server. Otherwise, you can still access most of the features on our website even without accepting a cookie.

If you fill in a form on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish a page, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).

How We Use Cookies

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us to provide a better user experience. Finally, third parties serve cookies through our Websites to provide tracking technologies which we use to analyze trends and improve the Website as a whole. This is described in more detail below.

Cookies Served Through our Websites

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:

Type Name Description
Essential WordPress Our online store and support forum are proudly powered by WordPress who use cookies to keep track of logged in users.
Functionality Wordfence We use the Wordfence plugin to help keep our site spam free. This plugin uses cookies to fight spam.
Functionality Limit Login Attempts We use the Limit Login Attempts plugin to help keep our users accounts safe. This plugin uses cookies to fight brute-force attacks.
Functionality eucookielaw Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to our EU Cookie Law banner.
Analytics Google Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.
Analytics Facebook We use the Facebook pixel to create an audience of users that visit the site while logged into Facebook so we can retarget interested users with content via their ad network.

Other tracking technologies

Social Network Widgets: Our Service has buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers (e.g., Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn) that allows you to interact with those social media services when you interact with our Service. Those social widgets may collect browsing data, including through cookies and similar technologies, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by those third-parties. Please review the privacy policy and privacy settings of the applicable social media property before using such features on our Service.

How Can I Control Cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Service though your access to some functionality may be restricted. To learn more about cookie controls in your browser, click the link for your browser below.

Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. ACF takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.

Cookie Policy Changes

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

How long we keep information

All teacher profile information is stored until the teacher decides to discontinue advertising on the platform. At this point all user information is completely deleted from the site. If a teacher decides to disable their page the data is still stored however inaccessible to the public. This is to ensure if a teacher wishes to make their page live again their data is available saving them time.

All user enquiries made via the contact form on a teacher's page are sent to the teacher and a copy stored on this websites database. This information can be viewed and deleted at anytime upon request. No user data will be shared with a 3rd party or used in any way for marketing purposes.

External Links

Melbourne Music Teachers website provides links to other third party websites. Even if the third party is affiliated with Melbourne Music Teachers through a business partnership or otherwise, Melbourne Music Teachers is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of such external links. These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only and you access them at your own risk.

Terms of Use

Please also see our Terms of Use, which describes the restrictions, disclaimers, indemnification and limitation of liability governing the use of the entire Melbourne Music Teachers website.

General

If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact Melbourne Music Teachers via our Contact Us page.

Introduction to our Membership Rules

Membership is for individuals and organisations in Melbourne that provide services such as music lessons and accompaniment, and wish to promote these services on the internet.

General Membership Rules

  • You will not use this service in an attempt to trick, cheat or deceive anyone.
  • The information you supply must be true and correct.
  • Your membership account must provide a contact first name and surname, as well as a valid email address and telephone number. These details are displayed on the site for students and Melbourne Music Teachers to contact you. These details are never shared to any third parties.
  • Members may not list duplicate entries for the same school using different accounts.
  • We reserve the right to refuse membership and the right to suspend or discontinue membership if a member abuses the service or does not adhere to the rules of membership.
  • We reserve the right to alter, change or remove anything on the website. This includes changing the appearance of content and removing details supplied by members.
  • At no time will we be held responsible or accountable for service downtime, website unavailability, accuracy of details, change of service, or anything else regarding this service.
  • If you have any questions regarding the Rules of membership, please contact Melbourne Music Teachers via our Contact page.

Termination of Access to The Member Secure Zone

  • Melbourne Music Teachers may, at its sole discretion, terminate your access to the member secure zone of this website if you have contravened our membership rules or our Terms of Use.
  • If your access is terminated, your member profile will be removed from our website.

Paid Membership Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • If Melbourne Music Teachers refuses a new or renewing membership, paid members will be offered a refund.
  • Paid membership cancellations received within 7 days of payment may be eligible to receive a full refund less any Bank or PayPal fees.
  • Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Cancellations will be accepted via phone or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
  • All refund requests must be made by the member or credit card holder.
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

Profile naming conventions and rules

  • Your profile name must begin with your trading name.
  • Your profile name may not be prefixed with any characters or digits that do not form part of your company trading name (if applicable) or your personal name.
  • Your profile name may not be prefixed with the name of the instrument(s) that you teach.
  • Your profile name may not be prefixed with the name of the region(s) within which you teach.

We reserve the right to change profile names when they do not conform to the above naming conventions.

Invalid Names

The following are examples of profile names which do not conform to our naming conventions:

  • A Guitar teacher - George Benson
  • AAA Piano Teacher - Bill Evans
  • Drum Teacher Max Roach

Valid Names

The following are examples of profile names which conform to our naming conventions:

  • George Benson School of Music
  • Bill Evans - Piano Teacher

Keeping Your Profile Up to Date

  • Members must keep their profile up to date and ensure their details and all information provided is current.
  • As such, if you are a standard (free) member and have not updated your profile within a one year period, your profile will be disabled.
  • We will, however, first send you an email notifying you of this and give you an opportunity to log in and verify that your profile is up to date.

Rules Pertaining to Material Submitted

  • Copyright material may only be submitted with the owners consent. This includes changing the appearance of content and removing details supplied by members.
  • Offensive or inappropriate material is not permitted.
  • Registration of your profile requires contact details to be provided.

Email Subscription

  • We may send you an email every now and then.
  • When we do, it is always relevant to your membership.

Changes to Rules of Membership

From time to time, we may make changes or additions to or delete any part of the Rules of Membership without the consent of Members.

Changes to the Rules of Membership, if made, shall be deemed to have been accepted by all Members after the changes are published on this website for two weeks.

Acceptance of terms

Advertising on this website is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained on this page. These terms and conditions may change, in which case advertisers would be notified 30 days prior to any such change. Your use and access of this website constitutes your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Eligibility to advertise on Melbourne Music Teachers

Only business that promote products, services and events related to or benefitting the music industry, not necessarily music teaching itself, may advertise on Melbourne Music Teachers.

Melbourne Music Teachers reserves the right to refuse any advertiser on the website. This includes, but is not limited to, any business which may represent a conflict of interest with the purpose and commercial viability of the website.

Ethical behaviour, content and images

Advertisements should reflect the positive editorial policy of Melbourne Music Teachers and as such should uphold ethical behaviour, content and images.

Advertisements may be refused if deemed inappropriate for the site based on the principals and goals of the Melbourne Music Teachers.

Reports of false or misleading advertisements may result in the withdrawal of the advertisement from Melbourne Music Teachers's website.

Quality of artwork

We do realize that design is subjective, but we do have to include this clause so as to ensure the integrity of our website design - which advertisements play an important role in.

Advertising artwork production should be high resolution and aesthetically pleasing.

Melbourne Music Teachers may, at its own discretion, refuse advertisements where the artwork is considered of unacceptable production standard.

Advertisement display size

Because the Melbourne Music Teachers website has a responsive design, advertisement display sizes may vary dependent on the browser's screen width.

Advertising artwork production service

Melbourne Music Teachers supplies in-house advertising artwork production services. Prices are upon application and requirements.

Advertisement performance measures and representations

  • We make no performance representations in terms of advertising on our website. The quality of advertisements and the quality of the external website links which advertisers provide play an integral role in determining the performance of an advertisement.
  • The onus is on advertisers to determine click-throughs to their external links.
  • Melbourne Music Teachers does not supply analytics on advertisement click-throughs.

Payment terms and conditions

  • All references to dollars on this site refer to Australian Dollars (AUD) unless otherwise stated.
  • Melbourne Music Teachers is not GST registered so no GST is added to pricing.
  • Payments for services are in advance.
  • Invoice payment terms are strictly 7 days or prior to the display of advertisements, which ever occurs first.
  • It is agreed by the advertiser that any overdue account will result in suspension of your advertising service until such time as payment is received and will attract an administration fee for reinstatement of your service.

Refund policy

We pride ourselves on our highly ethical behaviour. As such, we want our advertisers to be delighted with their partnership with us.

So, whilst we endeavour to make every effort to maximize our advertisers experience with us, there are exceptions to every rule. So, we must point out these general terms:

  • Melbourne Music Teachers does not refund for advertisements that are deemed under-performing by an advertiser.
  • Melbourne Music Teachers will offer a 90% refund when at least 14 days prior notice is given of the withdrawal of a paid advertisement's commencement date.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are to be governed by the laws of New Zealand.

Introduction to our Terms of Use

Please read the following Terms of Use carefully as the provisions contained below govern your access and use of this website.

This website is owned and operated by Michael Story and lists music teachers, tutors and accompanists who offer music lessons and services. Melbourne Music Teachers's principal place of business is Christchurch, New Zealand.

Acceptance of Terms of Use

Melbourne Music Teachers offers you a wide range of content, communication tools, forums, and information about its products and services via this website.

By using this website, you are agreeing to accept and comply with the terms and conditions of use as stated below, which Melbourne Music Teachers may update at any time without notice.

You should visit this page periodically to review the then-current Terms of Use.

Member Listings on Melbourne Music Teachers

Music teacher and accompanist listings on Melbourne Music Teachers does not imply Melbourne Music Teachers recommendation or endorsement.

Melbourne Music Teachers has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that information on the list is correct but accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

Limited Right to Use

Unless otherwise specified, all content on this website is the property of Melbourne Music Teachers and is protected by the copyright laws of New Zealand.

You may, view, print and/or download the content from this website solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

No content published by Melbourne Music Teachers on this website, in whole or in part, may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without prior written permission from Melbourne Music Teachers.

The use of any such content on any other website or for any other purpose is strictly prohibited and such unauthorized use may violate copyright, trademark and other similar laws.

Member Content and Profiles

Members are solely responsible for the content of their communications and profiles and their legality under all laws and regulations.

Although Melbourne Music Teachers is not obligated to do so, it will have the right to review your content and profiles on this website to determine whether you comply with our Terms of Use.

Members agree not to use this website to distribute, link to or solicit content that is defamatory, harassing, unlawful, libellous, harmful to minors, threatening, obscene, false, misleading, or infringing a third party intellectual or privacy rights.

Should any of these terms and conditions not be adhered to with respect to submitted content of any nature, your rights of use of any part of the website may be withdrawn, terminated, deleted or edited at the sole discretion of Melbourne Music Teachers.

In addition, Melbourne Music Teachers reserves the right to share any and all user content and submissions with law enforcement agencies should they be required to by law.

Access to Password Protected or Secured Areas

Access to and use of password protected or secured areas of this website is restricted to authorized users only.

You will be asked to provide accurate and current information on all registration forms on this website.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any username and password that you choose or is chosen by your web administrator on your behalf, to access this website as well as any activity that occur under your username/password.

You will not misuse or share your username or password, misrepresent your identity or your affiliation with an entity, impersonate any person or entity, or misstate the origin of any content you expose through this website.

Monitoring

You are aware, agree and understand that Melbourne Music Teachers does not edit or control member content and profiles and as such is not responsible or liable for such content, but reserves the right, nevertheless to remove these without notice or reason at our sole discretion.

Melbourne Music Teachers will not have any liability or responsibility for the content of any communications posted to this website, or for any errors or violations of any laws or regulations by members.

Melbourne Music Teachers will comply with any court order in disclosing the identity of any person posting communications on this website.

Please note that when you conduct transactions with other companies providing content via this website, you will also be subject to their privacy policies.

Links to Other Sites

The linked sites are not under the control of Melbourne Music Teachers and Melbourne Music Teachers is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.

Melbourne Music Teachers reserves the right to terminate any link at any time.

Melbourne Music Teachers may provide links from this website to other sites as a convenience to you and in no way should this be interpreted as an endorsement of any company, content or products to which it links.

If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this website, you do this entirely at your own risk.

Melbourne Music Teachers disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, to any such linked sites, including but not limited to any terms as to the accuracy, ownership, validity or legality of any content of a linked site.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks and logos of Melbourne Music Teachers and others used in this website ("Trademarks") are the property of Melbourne Music Teachers and their respective owners. You have no right to use any such Trademarks, and nothing contained in this website or the Terms of Use grants any right to use (by implication, waiver, estoppel or otherwise) any Trademarks without the prior written permission of Melbourne Music Teachers or the respective owner.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Melbourne Music Teachers harmless from and against any and all third party claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees and costs) arising out of, based on or in connection with your access and/or use of this website.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Melbourne Music Teachers or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages including, without limitation, loss profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this website or any linked site, damages resulting from use of or reliance on the information or content presented on this website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory even if Melbourne Music Teachers or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Melbourne Music Teachers takes no responsibility and accepts no liability whatsoever for any content or information of any type or nature, stored or uploaded by any party, or for any loss or damage as a result, including mistakes, libel, slander, defamation, obscenity, pornography, profanity, omissions or falsehoods contained in this websites or related websites.

Disclaimer

Melbourne Music Teachers assumes no responsibility for accuracy, correctness, timeliness, or content of the content provided on this website.

You should not assume that the content on this website are continuously updated or otherwise contain current information.

Melbourne Music Teachers is not responsible for supplying content from the website that have expired or have been removed.

The content provided on this website are provided "as is" and any warranty (express or implied), condition or other term of any kind, including without limitation, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title is hereby excluded.

Applicable Laws

These Terms of Use are governed by the law in force in New Zealand and the parties irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand and courts of appeal from them for determining any dispute concerning the Terms of Use.

General

If you have any questions regarding the Terms of Use, please contact Melbourne Music Teachers via our Contact page.

Last updated: 25-May-2018 1:30 PM