Last Updated:  July 6, 2017


This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes what information Georgetown Chorale (“Chorale”, “we” or “us”) collects and how it’s used, shared and protected.  Note that any capitalized terms not defined in this Policy have the meanings set forth in our Terms of Use.  In using, accessing or browsing the Site (  or any services made available through a link from the Site, you agree to be legally bound by this Policy and the Terms, as in effect at the time you access the Site.  This Policy also covers how Chorale treats the personal information that it collects from its patrons in any other manner.


1.  Information Collection and Use


The primary purpose of the Site is providing information regarding Chorale, not to gather personal information.  We and third-party service providers do, however, gather some personal information that is described below, as well as certain anonymous usage information. 


Personal Information


Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable, such as your name, address, email address or phone number, or other information that is not otherwise publicly available, including information relating to your usage of Chorale services and products or your donations to Chorale.


When you make a donation or purchase of Chorale services or products online or otherwise by check or credit card, request information about our services or products, contact Chorale with a question or suggestion, or participate in certain surveys, Chorale or its independent contractors, on behalf of Chorale, collect personal information. 


How Information is Collected and Used

Chorale or its independent contractors may ask you to provide specific information. Depending on the nature of your interaction with Chorale, Chorale or Squarespace, as host of the Site on behalf of Chorale, may ask you for information such as your name, phone number, physical address, birth date, company related information, email address, credit card information including expiration date and billing address, and product preferences. Such information may be provided to Stripe, Inc., a third-party service provider, or other third parties for purposes of processing a credit card payment, handling shipping, or otherwise taking action on behalf of Chorale in connection with a transaction with you.  Such information also may be used by Chorale to assist you with ticket purchases, contributions, or other matters, including to contact you regarding Chorale products, services or special events.  For example, if you supply us with your postal address or email address, you may receive periodic mailings or emails from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events, subject to your right to opt out from such mailings or emails as provided in Section 5 below.  Calls to your telephone number may be made to assist in responding to queries you have made or possible issues that have arisen in connection with any potential, pending or completed donation or purchase by you or your use or attempted use of the Site or any products or services offered by Chorale. Under certain less common circumstances, such as where required for tax purposes, we may ask you for other information, such as your social security number. In such cases, we will inform you of the reason we are requesting that information and how it will be used.

Contractors may use Cookies, tracking tags and other technology and provide Chorale with certain information derived therefrom.  Squarespace may use cookies and other tracking mechanisms across the Site. These technologies work by sending a small amount of data from our Site that is stored on your computer's hard drive ("cookies"). Our Site can then read this cookie, which helps Squarespace keep track of how you use our Site and remember your preferences, and, on Chorale’s request, Squarespace may share aggregated information with Chorale regarding use or preferences of users of the Site. We may use such aggregate information in determining how to enhance your Site experience or to improve our products or services.  Many web browsers accept cookies by default but contain an option for you to turn off cookie acceptance if you prefer. If you turn off acceptance, there may be some features of our Site that will not be available to you and some webpages may not display properly.

In addition, Squarespace may incorporate tracking or measurement tools (known as "tracking tags", "web beacons," "action tags" or "single-pixel gifs") to track, analyze and improve the performance of the Services. If you utilize Services that are linked to these tracking tags, Squarespace may provide non-personal information to Chorale about your activity, which we may utilize to increase the effectiveness of our Services and offerings for you.

Cookies, tracking tags, and embedded third-party features provide overall usage patterns for our Site that Squarespace or Chorale potentially can use for analysis and to provide personalized services and advertising content.  

In the case of Squarespace, Stripe, Inc., or any other third-party that may collect your information in connection with providing services through the Site or otherwise on behalf of Chorale, the collection and use of the information will be governed by that third party’s privacy policy, which may differ from Chorale’s privacy policy. Chorale is not responsible for the privacy practices of these third-party services or the use of the data collected by them, except to the extent the data is provided to Chorale.


Communications with us.  When you send us email or other communications, such as customer support inquiries, we may maintain those communications and their contents so than we can resolve your inquiries, otherwise assist you or improve our services in the future.


2.  Collected Information Security


In order to prevent any unauthorized access or disclosure of personal information gathered through the Site, the information generally is held by third-party service providers in accordance with their privacy policies and security provisions.  To the extent such information is communicated to Chorale by such third-party service providers or that Chorale otherwise directly receives your personal information, Chorale has in place administrative, technical and/or physical safeguards to secure and guard such information and to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of such information.  However, no data transmissions over the internet or via wireless networks can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure.  Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your tranmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems. 


Chorale does not retain information regarding credit card numbers that it receives directly from you or from Chorale’s third-party service providers.


3.  Children’s Privacy


Chorale does not knowingly ask children 13 and under for any personal information.  Any children who are 13 or under should ask a parent or legal guardian for assistance when interested in using the Site and should not submit any personally identifiable information.


4.  Links to Other Websites


To the extent the Site contains links to other websites of interest, Chorale cannot and shall not be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide or which is obtained by the owner, operator, or others with an interest in such website.  Such websites are not governed by this Policy.


5.  Unsubscribing, Opting-Out, or Correcting Your Information


If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from our e-mail or mailing lists, you may do so by writing to Chorale at:  Georgetown Chorale, P.O. Box 19541, Washington, DC 20036 or sending a request through or as specified on the Site.          


6.  Legal Disclaimer


Chorale may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable law, including when necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on Chorale or the Site.


7.  Modifications to Policy


Chorale may change this Policy at any time or from time to time by posting a revised Policy on this Site, and you agree that you are responsible for checking whether the Terms have been revised.  Chorale will revise the date of the last update shown at the beginning of the Policy in the event of any such revision, and may include (but is not required to do so) the dates of each revision with an indication of the applicable sections that were revised.  Your continued use of the Site after any such change to the Policy constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy.