The Legal Stuff
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The information and resources contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any medical and/or mental health disease or condition.
The use of this website does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship.
The information obtained from this site should not be considered a substitute for a thorough medical and/or mental health evaluation by an appropriately credentialed and licensed professional. Specific questions should be directed to your health care provider.
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You agree that in no event will Growing Through Music/Anderson Music Therapy Services/Noel Anderson, MMT, MT-BC or associated staff be liable to you in any manner whatsoever for any action (or lack of action) you make based on information provided through this website.
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Growing Through Music & Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC (the “Company”) respects the privacy concerns of the users of its website, www.amusictherapy.comand the services provided therein (the “Site”). The Company thus provides this privacy statement to explain what information is gathered during a visit to the Site and how such information may be used.
Use of Information: As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, or e-mail address, is automatically collected from your visit to the Site. However, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of the Company’s internet servers. Information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your IP address is gathered in order to enhance your online experience.
The Site’s various mailing lists, downloads, special offers, contests, registration forms, and surveys may request that you give us contact information such as your name, mailing and/or e-mail address, demographic information such as your age and gender, and personal preference information such as your preferred software and interests. Information submitted at the time of submission will be used by the Company only as necessary for our legitimate business interests, including without limitation the improvement of our products, services and the contents of the Site. The Company may also share such information with our business and promotional partners to further those interests. Personally identifiable information is never sold or leased to any third parties. With your permission, we may use your contact information to send you information about our company and products. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings as provided below. The Company does not store any credit card information it may receive in regard to a specific transaction and/or billing arrangement except as necessary to complete and satisfy its rights and obligations with regard to such transaction, billing arrangement, and/or as otherwise authorized by a user.
The Company may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with the Company’s rights or property, other users of the Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Children Age 13 and Under: The Company recognizes the special obligation to protect personally identifiable information obtained from children age 13 and under. AS SUCH, IF YOU ARE 13 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER, THE COMPANY REQUESTS THAT YOU NOT SUBMIT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE SITE OR TO THE COMPANY. If the Company discovers that a child age 13 or younger has signed up on the Site or provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that child’s identifiable information from our records.
The Company nonetheless encourages parents to go online with their kids. Here are a few tips to help make a child’s online experience safer:
Teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address, phone, school, etc.
Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate.
Look for Website privacy policies. Know how your child’s information is treated.
Check out the FTC’s site for more tips on protecting children's privacy online
Bulletin Boards and Chat Areas: Guests of the Site are solely responsible for the content of messages they post on the Company’s forums, such as chat rooms, blogs, and bulletin boards. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, e-mail address, phone number) on the bulletin boards or in the chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. Please take care when using these features.
Choice/Opt-Out: The Site may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us at the point where we request information about you. You always have the option of removing your name from any e-mail list in order to discontinue any such future communications. In order to ensure immediate removal from any list, please follow the specific instructions set forth within the communications you receive from the Company which you no longer wish to receive. If you are unsuccessful in completing the instructions specified in any such communication, please e-mail us at Noel@amusictherapy.com, including a copy of the undesired email attached to the request, and state you wish to be removed from the mailing list.
Contact Information for Complaints or Concerns: If you have any complaints or concerns about the Company or about this privacy statement, please contact:
Via email: Noel@amusictherapy.com
Via regular mail:
Anderson Music Therapy Services
PO Box 20736
Roanoke, VA 24018
Information provided by you via general e-mail inquiries to the Company such as your e-mail address is used only to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business, and is never shared with third parties.
Security: Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, The Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit via the internet. By transmitting any such information to the Company, you accept that you do so at your own risk.
For questions about this website, products, or blog, please email Noel@amusictherapy.com.
Visitors’ GDPR Rights
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of:
(a) you asking us to delete the information,
(b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or
(c) the Company decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
You have the right to request access to your data that the Company stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
PRIVACY AND DISCLOSURE
Growing Through Music & Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC highly value your privacy. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. This policy was last updated and is valid from December 16, 2018 and may change without notice.
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(4) Third Party Websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(5) Google Analytics
(6) Google AdSense
The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. This allows Google and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this and/or other sites on the Internet. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.
(7) Amazon Affiliates Program
Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon.com. When users click on these “affiliate links” and end up making a purchase on a qualifying item, Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC receives a small percentage of that purchase price. This Amazon program places or recognizes cookies on visitors’ browsers to enhance and personalize their experience based on previous activity. Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC will always disclose when a post contains an affiliate link. You may read more about Amazon Affiliates and their Operating Agreement here.
(8) Additional Affiliate Programs
Growing Through Music and Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC are not currently a participant in additional Affiliate Programs.
(9) Collection of Personal Information
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation);
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters; and
(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.
(10) Use of Personal Information
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send you goods purchased or won via the website, and supply to you services purchased or won via the website;
(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(h) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(i) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
(j) keep the website secure and prevent fraud; and
(k) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us. We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
(11) Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information to those who are involved with the management of this blog.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
(12) Security of Personal Information
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and other login details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).
Personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
Growing Through Music/Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Growing Through Music/Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.
(14) Republished Content
We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.
The materials on Growing Through Music website are provided “as is”. Growing Through Music makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Growing Through Music does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
The information contained on this site is not medical advice and should not be used in place of the care of a medical doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
Growing Through Music is a personal website written by Noel Anderson, MMT, MT-BC. It is not intended to replace medical advice or the consultation of a pediatrician or other medical professional. If you have concerns about your child's health or development, please contact your child's doctor. If your child is currently receiving developmental therapies, please follow your child's individual treatment plan and your early intervention team's recommendations.
All activities described by Growing Through Music assume close supervision of the child by an adult. For the purposes of this website and all Growing Through Music and/or Anderson Music Therapy Services books, products, and materials, close supervision is defined as an adult within arm's reach of the child with eyes directly on the child. Some of the materials suggested may be hazardous to children and good judgement based on individual children is warranted. Growing Through Music and Anderson Music Therapy Services assumes no liability for accident or injury resulting from replicating activities described within this website, Growing Through Music or Anderson Music Therapy Services books or products.
In no event shall Growing Through Music or Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC be liable for any damages arising out of the use or inability to use the materials and/or ideas on Growing Through Music Internet site, even if Growing Through Music, Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC or an Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
(17) Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on Growing Through Music web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Though every effort is made to provide accurate, complete, and current information, Growing Through Music cannot guarantee that materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Growing Through Music may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Growing Through Music does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
(18) Governing Law
Any claim relating to Growing Through Music or Anderson Music Therapy Services, LLC’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of VA without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
(19) Updating Information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
(20) Policy Amendments
We are committed to running this website in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
Last Updated: December 16, 2018