Updated as of February 10, 2016
How Auditions Works
Who is Eligible to Use Auditions
To use Auditions, you must be 13 years of age or older. Anyone under age 13 is prohibited from registering for and using Auditions. By registering on Auditions, you represent and warrant that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity. No Subscriber may participate where doing so would be prohibited by any applicable law or regulation.
Children and Safety
Auditions is a general audience web site for Subscribers who are 13 years of age or older. The safety and privacy of children is extremely important to Auditions and we use the safeguards described below to protect children.
Our registration process is designed to restrict children under age 13 from becoming Subscribers of Auditions. If we receive information suggesting that a Subscriber of Auditions is under age 13, we require the Subscriber to provide evidence, the nature of which to be determined by Auditions, confirming that the Subscriber is at least 13 years old, and we reserve the right to suspend the Subscriber’s account while we review the evidence and verify the Subscriber’s age. If the Subscriber fails to provide such evidence within 48 hours, we may terminate the Subscriber's account and delete all personal information displaying on the site.
We prohibit Subscribers who are under 13 years of age. For more information about protecting your privacy, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s web site. In addition to the previously mentioned safeguards for the detection and removal of Subscribers under the age of 13, we have a process for parents to contact Auditions directly so that we can take the proper steps required to be in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Parents: If your child is under the age of 13 and has joined Auditions using a false age, please notify Auditions at contact@BalletAuditions.org, and we will terminate your child's account and delete all personal information displaying on the site. If you would like to know more about our site, stored information about your child, or how to terminate your child's account, please send your request. We will happily respond to all communications from parents with privacy questions or concerns.
Information Auditions Collects and How Auditions Uses That Information
When you register to become a Subscriber of Auditions, you are required to provide us with certain personal information, including your first and last name, gender, email address, zip code (or country and city). You also will be required to select a password for accessing your Auditions account. To complete the registration process, we send you a validation email message with a URL link back to the Site. The URL link contains a unique user ID that our computer system will use to identify you whenever you log on to Auditions. Once you receive the validation email, you must click on the URL link and follow the instructions so that we can authenticate your identity, Subscriber ID and registration. If you register using our mobile application you will have the option to use our “nearby” feature, which will allow you to search for your GPS location and will fill in your country and city on the registration form.
Auditions’s Use of Your Information
Auditions uses certain of your personal information to enable you to interact, or to enhance your experience, with the Site and its features. Auditions allows Subscribers to provide information to a personal profile that is accessible to other Subscribers. We publicly display some of your personal information, such as your picture and name, in your Subscriber profile. To make searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the Site easier we allow Subscribers to search for other Subscribers using a first and last name, an email address, a location or schools that the Subscriber may have attended. Subscribers may choose to arrange their settings so that their profiles, photos, contact information and ability to be located in searches cannot be seen by anyone other than accepted friends. Subscribers also can pre-approve comments before they appear on their profiles and block other Subscribers from accessing profile information. These privacy procedures enable individual Subscribers to determine how much information to share with potential friends and unknown users and Subscribers.
Unless you configure your account settings to remain private, all registered Subscribers will be able to view any personal information that you disclose in your public profile, including without limitation your photos, videos, and friend list pages, which may include personal information (including responses to survey questions). For your privacy and safety, please do not post direct contact information in your profile, such as your email address, URL, instant messenger ID, phone number, full name, or mailing address. We also caution you not to share sensitive information (such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, and driver's license numbers) with other Subscribers whom you do not know well, or place such information in your profile. Be aware that when you publish content or information on the Site using the "everyone" setting, you are allowing everyone, including non-Subscribers and people off Auditions, to access that information and to associate it with you.
We use your profile information for the purposes of providing our services to you, such as to analyze demographics, to better personalize our various offerings for you and other Subscribers, and to enable other Subscribers to find your profile. We also use your email address to communicate with you about the Site and its features. From time to time, we may share your email address [and/or other personal information] with third parties for marketing purposes. You can opt out of having your email address shared with third parties for marketing purposes by sending your request by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, we may share your [email address with third parties to target advertising and to improve your user experience on the Site] . We also may use the email addresses that are in your address books, or that you otherwise provide, to invite your friends to join Auditions, as detailed in the Invitations section below.
Information That You Share When You Use Auditions
When you use Auditions, we store certain information that you may actively or passively share or disclose, including your Subscriber ID, name, location, email address, photos, videos, friend connections, incoming and outgoing messages, incoming and outgoing comments and login information. When you visit particular pages within Auditions, you may be allowed to customize features on those pages and we may keep track of your customized preferences. We also use various technologies to remember you and create a more personalized experience for you on the Site, as detailed in the Clickstream Data, Cookies and Other Technology section below. We also track your use of the Site, including the pages that you visit once you sign in, how much time is spent on each page, features that you click on and other behavior. We use this information to improve our site and may also share this information with third parties for the purposes of enhancing your user experience.
Clickstream Data, Cookies and Other Technology
We receive different types of data from the computers and/or servers that you use when you access Auditions: A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent by Auditions or its advertisers to your Internet browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, and that delivers information about you and your activity on the Site. Pixel tags are tiny graphic files that can function in various ways (such as allowing us to track how you view an email that we send you) and are commonly used in conjunction with cookies. Local storage is similar to a cookie but is instead located on your browser and can store more information. Other data that we receive when you use Auditions includes “clickstream information” such as your IP address, the type of operating system and/or browser that you use, your location, and the pages that you visit.
Like many other websites, we use clickstream information and technologies such as cookies, pixel tags and local storage to allow enhanced features, enable customizable content, and provide you with the best possible user experience. We may also share your clickstream information and information collected from cookies, pixel tags and local storage with our vendors and partners for the purposes of enhancing your user experience.
You can configure your Internet browser, to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you before accepting a cookie. Many Internet browsers also allow you to disable local storage or delete information contained in local storage. Each Internet browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. For information on disabling or deleting information contained in local storage, please click here.
If you choose not to accept cookies and/or to disable or delete local storage, be aware that you may not be able to access and enjoy all the features of the Site.
From time to time we may extend to you information and offers from our partner companies, including news and additional details on products and services. Your usage history may result in offer screens or products specifically tailored to you. We may also produce reports for advertisers that aggregate, in an anonymous manner, information about your and other Site users’ activity on Auditions. For example, we may report to advertisers the number of Subscribers who clicked on an ad, or the number of Subscribers that visited different portions of the Site. This information will not include your personal information, or specify your individual online usage patterns.
Information That Auditions Receives From Others
Certain websites that are not affiliated with Auditions might place a code or other identifying user information in your browser address when you visit their websites. If you visit Auditions after you have visited one of those websites we may store this identifying information from your browser address.
How Auditions Responds to Do Not Track Signals
Third party advertisers may be collecting information about Subscriber behavior across different websites. Auditions has no control over third parties and their collection or use of such information. You may be able to opt out of certain collection of information across browsers and by advertisers by going to the links provided in the “Clickstream Data, Cookies and Other Technology” section.
Third Party Websites and Ad Servers
Sharing Your Content
Auditions allows Subscribers to upload and share content. You own the content that you post on Auditions and, through your privacy settings, have the ability to control how it is shared. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, including but not limited to photos, videos and written compositions (“IP Content”), you specifically give us the following permission: You grant us an unconditional, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable, royalty-free, worldwide and perpetual license to use any IP Content that you post on or in connection with Auditions ("IP License"). For example, we may make commercial use of and/or otherwise display your name and/or IP Content in or in connection with endorsements of and/or advertisements promoting Auditions and its services. This IP License ends when you delete your IP Content or terminate your Auditions account, unless your IP Content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted the content if your IP Content was incorporated into an endorsement or advertisement prior to your deletion of the IP Content. When you delete your IP Content or terminate your Auditions account, your IP Content is removed from the Site., you understand that we may maintain backup copies of the IP Content.
Invitations to Join Auditions
The Invite Friends feature is an easy way for you to invite friends through email to use and become Subscribers of Auditions. The email addresses that you supply to Auditions through this feature will be used only to send invitations, and in some cases invitation reminders, to the addressees, asking them to connect with you on Auditions. When you invite a friend to use Auditions through email, your name will appear as the sender of the email from a Auditions email address.
Surveys and Contests
At various times we may offer you the opportunity to participate in surveys and contests. Surveys may ask for your contact, demographic or unique identifying information to increase the value of the results. Contests may require your contact information or other demographic or personal information to determine eligibility. Auditions may use information collected from surveys and contests for the entertainment of Subscribers, and to determine, identify and contact winners of various contests. In addition, your demographic and/or personal information and responses to survey and contest questions may be used by Auditions and/or shared with third parties in relation to the survey and contest to provide offers or advertisements specifically tailored to you. Auditions will not share your email address with a third party unless you specifically opt in to permit such sharing during the completion of or registration for a survey or contest.
Protection of Auditions and Others
Auditions may disclose your personal information, clickstream data, cookies and information from other technologies if Auditions is required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process. Auditions may also disclose information about you to law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) enforce our Terms of Service; (ii) respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties; (iii) respond to your requests for customer service; or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Auditions, its Subscribers or the general public.
Security and Data Retention
Auditions uses industry standard security measures to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected by Auditions in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security. Also, while we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information. Lastly, we cannot and do not ensure the adequacy or performance of any security measures that may be undertaken by Site advertisers or other third parties that may have access to your personal information on or through the Site.
Updating or Removing Your Subscriber Information or Opting Out
As a Subscriber, you may at any time choose to correct or update the information you have submitted to us. To change or update your information:
- Log in to your Auditions account on the Site.
- Click the "Account" link on the top right hand corner.
- Follow the instructions to change or edit any of the information there.
How Auditions Communicates With You
No Spam Policy
Auditions is opposed to spam. Our No Spam Policy and Terms of Service prohibit all Subscribers from engaging in any activity on our Site involving spam. Violations of these prohibitions may result in immediate termination of service and legal action against the Subscriber. Auditions's Terms of Service expressly prohibit Subscribers from uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available junk mail, commercial ads, or other form of commercial solicitation on the Site or through Auditions's services. A violation of our spam policies and/or any unauthorized use of Auditions’s computer systems could result in the violation of certain federal and state laws.
We ship items out as soon as possible, but this will not always be the same day as your order. In general, please add 2-3 business days to allow for processing time. If we anticipate a longer lead time, it will be noted in the item description.You should receive an email confirming your order shortly after you’ve placed it. If you don't receive that email, please check your spam folder and see if you can locate it. This is especially important because, if you haven't received the order confirmation email, you also won't receive the email with your shipment notification and tracking information. If you are offered insurance, but do not accept it, we cannot be held responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen packages.
Subscribers may cancel a purchase from us and obtain a refund provided that request is made within 7 days of the original purchase. For questions, contact us at email@example.com
Change of Ownership at Auditions
In the event of a change in ownership at Auditions, we reserve the right to transfer your information to the new owner or a related company. If that ever happens, we will notify you and you may choose to modify any of your registration information at that time.
Attn: Customer Service
1235-A North Clybourn #349
Chicago, IL 60610
Effective Date September 25, 2014