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Online Privacy Policy

The Conservatory’s privacy policy demonstrates our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your personal information.  

Terms of Use.  The following rules govern your use of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts website.  The rules set forth herein apply to all materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on this website (hereafter referred to as "Information").  By accessing this website, you specifically agree to abide by these rules and any modifications thereto.

Permitted Uses.  This website is an online information exchange service for use by the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (hereafter known as "the Conservatory"), its employees and the general public.  You shall not post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way use or exploit any Information for commercial purposes, or otherwise use the Information in a manner that is inconsistent with these rules and regulations.

User's Obligation to Abide By Applicable Law.  In connection with the use of this website, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement ("Applicable Law") and all policies and procedures of the Conservatory.  The Information available on this website may include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries ("Intellectual Property Laws"). Such Intellectual Property Laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, music, sound samplings and other protected materials.  The violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.

Disclosure of Online Communications.  You are cautioned that any online communications may not be confidential and that you do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in any online communications. Conservatory employees and agents may, in the course of performing their regular duties, access electronic communications and information for security, technical or operational purposes.  You should be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail and that the Conservatory may disclose any communications to the extent permitted or required by law.

Prohibition Against Rogue Programming.  You shall not post, transmit or make available in any way through this website any software or other materials which contain a computer virus, Trojan horse, time bomb, worm or other rogue programming ("Rogue Programming").  The Conservatory has no obligation to detect the presence of any Rogue Programming.  Any downloading of software or other materials or any other use of the Information on this website is at your risk, and you are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by Rogue Programming, including use of antivirus programs and proper backup of files.

Content of Information.  You are responsible for the content of any Information you put on or post to this website.  The Conservatory has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any Information that is or becomes available on this website.  The Conservatory reserves the right to review any Information that is or becomes available on this website.  The Conservatory reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any Information that is, in the Conservatory's sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these terms, Conservatory policies or procedures or Applicable Law.  However, the Conservatory has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights by the Conservatory.

Disclaimer of Warranties.  This website is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of title, non-infringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  The Conservatory does not warrant that any information is complete or accurate, that this website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information is free of Rogue Programming. 

Limitation of Damages.  Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the Conservatory be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result from the use or inability to use this website , including without limitation, use of or reliance on information available on this website, interruptions, errors, defects, mistakes, omissions, deletions of files, delays in operation or transmission, non-delivery of information, disclosure of communications or any other failure of performance.

Release and Indemnity.  By accessing this website, you hereby release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against the Conservatory arising from or in connection with your use of this website.  You also agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, the Conservatory from and against any and all claims or liability, including costs and attorneys’ fees, arising from or in connection with your use of this website or failure to abide by these terms, any Conservatory policy and/or Applicable Law.

Modifications.  These rules may be modified by the Conservatory from time to time and such modifications will be binding on you when posted to this website.

Privacy.  This document describes the Conservatory’s policy regarding information received about you during visits to our website.  The amount and type of information received depends on how you use the site.

Limitation on Scope of Content.  The Conservatory website contains information regarding the Conservatory and its education and training services.  All pricing information referred to in this site is in US dollars.

No Representation or Warranty.  The Conservatory reserves the right to modify the information contained in this website at any time without notice. While the Conservatory makes all reasonable efforts to insure that all material on this site is correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed and the Conservatory does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of any information contained in this site.  This site and all Information and materials contained herein, is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.  This site may contain hypertext links to other World Wide Web sites which are completely independent of this site.  The Conservatory makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such hypertext link, and any hypertext link to another person or entity shall not in any manner be construed as endorsement by the Conservatory of such person's or entity's World Wide Web site, products or services.  Your linking to any other offsite pages or other sites is at your own risk.  Your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by the Conservatory.  The Conservatory shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this site or any information you transmitted to this site.

Normal Web Site Usage.  You can visit the Conservatory’s website to access education/training service information without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect and store during normal website usage is the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests.  We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits.  During normal website usage, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number or social security number.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information.  There are instances where the Conservatory requests personally identifiable information to provide the website visitor a service or correspondence (follow-up email, phone call, text message, etc.).  This information, such as name, mailing address, email address, type of request and possibly additional information, is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by the Conservatory and is used to fulfill your request.  The Conservatory makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information.  The information you provide is used by the Conservatory to improve the services we provide you.  It is never provided to any other company for that company's independent use.

Use of Cookies.  Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes so that the website may track site and user activity.  The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will encounter them at most major websites.  By showing how and when visitors use the site, cookies help the Conservatory to better track which areas of our site are popular and which are not.  Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies.  If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  However, it is possible that some parts of the site will not function properly if you do so.