Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The BBC Values Your Privacy

Our Privacy Policy outlines our general core values and respect in securing your privacy.  While no website is impervious to malicious attempts, we observe best-practices and the latest technology and website hosting with security to protect your data.

Anonymous Information

The BBC may collect anonymous information about users who visit our website and aggregate this anonymous information for statistical analysis.  For instance, we may use it to determine usage patterns, so we know which parts of our site are most popular.  Examples of the type of anonymous information we collect and how we collect it are:

Internet Tags: provide information about your browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome), operating system (e.g., Windows, Macintosh), Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Prodigy, Earthlink), and similar information to include your platform (desktop computer vs mobile device such as iPad, iPhone, Android, etc.).

IP Addresses: a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you are on the Internet; we might use IP address information to determine the number of users who have visited a specific area of our Site.  Please note we could use this information to identify you if necessary to comply with legal requirements or for security issues.

Personally Identifiable Information

What is Personally Identifiable Information?  Personally Identifiable Information (“Your Information”) includes information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, street address, credit card number and credit card expiration date.

How We Collect Your Information.

The BBC collects Your Information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our Site during an online transaction to purchase products (future online store), such as our recordings or merchandise, special event tickets, subscriptions, make donations, sign up to receive emails, become a Supporter or complete registrations or surveys.  You may need to provide Your Information to participate in certain BBC programs and activities or receive certain services or offers.  Please note that when you purchase some items offered on our Site, you must provide Your Information to a third-party service provider on its website.  In these circumstances, you will know that you are on another Website because the URL will change.  You should read the privacy policy of the third-party site before providing Your Information.

We now use Constant Contact for our email distribution, and we are no longer printing Newsletters but are moving to a totally digital publication. Therefore, those individuals who previously received a paper version will be contacted to verify their interest in a digital version if we had an email address on file. If no email address is on file, then we will make an effort to contact you by postcard with directions to reach our new subscription link.

How We Use Your Information.

The BBC will use Your Information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an online purchase, donation, membership, subscription, or program registration). We may use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about the BBC and its programs that we think interest you.  While presently not within the scope of our activity, in the future, the BBC may also use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about third parties whose information or services we think may be of interest to you.

How We Share Your Information.

The BBC may share Your Information with third parties that perform services for the BBC, such as soliciting concert attendance, conducting membership mailings or providing postal and electronic mailing platforms and services. The BBC also reserves the right to disclose Your Information in circumstances that the BBC deems necessary or appropriate, such as to respond to legal process or request from a governmental agency, security reasons or similar situations.

Please note that if you become a Supporter or Subscriber with the Brass Band of Columbus, Your Information may be shared with third parties (e.g., other nonprofit organizations, marketers) whose information or services we think may be of interest to you in conjunction with programs with us. These third parties may wish to communicate with you by regular mail or email or share your information with others, however, we will not condone selling your information or allowing others to abuse the confidence we develop in our relationship.


When we activate our BBC e-Store, the BBC will strive to keep Your Information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access.  Any financial transactions will be conducted security with a third-party provider (i.e., PayPal).  The BBC will store no credit card information on its site – only data pertinent to the order items, billing and shipping addresses and subscriber preferences.

However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide Your Information at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may include links to other websites that may be of interest to you.  Any links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site.  Be sure to read the privacy policies on other sites other websites.

Transfer to the United States

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and that by providing Your Information, you consent to this transfer and storage of the data in the United States.

Review and Correction

If you would like to review or correct the information that you provided to BBC (or if you have comments or questions about our Site), you can correct that information via Constant Contact.

As we have not yet automated this process and our staff is comprised of volunteers who participate in the BBC in their spare time, please allow sufficient time (approximately one week) for your request to be addressed – please provide both old and new information so we can correlate in our database.


The Brass Band of Columbus is a non profit organization and all members (including directors) are unpaid volunteers who devote countless hours to this musical genre because they love it.  We welcome donations and sponsorships to offset our operating expenses - from facility rentals to music purchase and instrument repairs.

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