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Our Commitment To Privacy


Your privacy is important to us. Our ongoing commitment to the protection of your privacy is essential to maintaining the relationship of trust that exists between our organization and all of our users. This notice of our privacy policy is intended to help you understand our online information security practices.


The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information you submit to Grant A Guitar, whether through the Grant A Guitar Web site ( or through email.


Grant A Guitar collects user submitted account information such as your email address to identify you and send notifications related to the Grant A Guitar Scholarship programs and other related activities and projects. Grant A Guitar also collects user submitted location information such as city, state, or zip code and submitted essays as part of the scholarship application process.


Grant A Guitar also collects some information not explicitly submitted by the user; we log your browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp.


How We Use Information

We may use your email address to send you updates or news regarding our site or scholarship program, but you may choose not to receive email of this type by sending an email to and indicating your notification preferences.


Browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp data help us diagnose problems with our server, administer the Grant A Guitar website, and otherwise provide the highest possible level of service to you. In addition, we use this information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.


We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. We do not, however, sell, rent or trade our volunteer, administrator, nonprofit, or general newsletter email addresses to outside parties.


Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our services, we may share your Information with volunteers, nonprofit organizations, or our Partners, as applicable:

  • For Newsletter and Website Subscribers
    We may use our email lists for sending out our newsletter and other Grant A Guitar outbound communications, such as scholarship activities and sponsorship news.

  • For Sponsor Organizations and Individuals (Sponsor)
    If you submit Information to us as a Sponsor, then, your Information (excluding your EIN number) will be recorded as required by law. Sponsors may opt-in to having their names and contact information shared on our website and other public communications.  

  • Children's Privacy
    We welcome users of all ages, including children under the age of thirteen. Due to our work as a non-profit organization, we are not required to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). However, we strongly encourage our users aged thirteen and under to use our services only with parental consent.

  • Cookies
    Cookies are tiny data files that Web sites commonly write to your hard drive when you visit them so that they can remember you when you visit. A cookie file contains information that can identify you anonymously and maintain your account's privacy. Our site may use cookies to maintain a user's identity between sessions so that the site can be personalized based on user preferences or a user's history. You can set your Web browser to prompt you before you accept a cookie, accept cookies automatically or reject all cookies.

  • Third-party Access and Use
    Your privacy is very important to us. Due to factors beyond our control, however, we cannot fully ensure that your Information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be legally obligated to disclose Information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access your Personal Information.

  • Links
    This site contains links to other sites. Grant A Guitar is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Your Ability to Opt-out of Newsletters & Communications

Subscriptions to Grant A Guitar news and newsletters are optional and Grant A Guitar volunteers, subscribers or other users can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time. In each newsletter we will provide instructions regarding how to opt-out from receiving future newsletter mailings. You can also email us at to remove your name from our newsletter subscription database and ensure that you will cease receiving future newsletters from us.


We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Grant A Guitar activities, such as the occasional service announcement or administrative message, that are considered part of your Grant A Guitar account without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.


Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of Information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information we collect online.

Changes to Policy

You should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy Policy. Continued use of the Grant A Guitar Web site following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

How To Contact Us

We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with Grant A Guitar. Please send email to

Effective Date: April 5, 2017

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