Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use describe the terms of your usage of www.berklee.edu (the "Web site"). Please read these terms carefully before usingthe Web site. By using the Web site, you signify your consent to the terms. If you do not agree to the terms, please do not use this site.

Terms

The text, audio, images, photographs, graphics, descriptions, and other material provided on the Web site are collectively referred to as the "Content." You may view and listen to the Content only for personal and non-commercial purposes. Nothing contained on the Web site will be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any right to use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create derivative works, publicly perform, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any of the Content on or transmitted through the Web site for commercial purposes. The use of any Content on any other World Wide Web site is prohibited.

General Compliance with Laws

All users shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding use of the Web site.

Links to Other Websites

Berklee generally welcomes links to its Web site. You may establish a link to the Web site, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your Web site or its contents by Berklee or by any group or individual related to or affiliated with Berklee. You must obtain Berklee's express written consent in order to use on your Web site any Content provided on Berklee's Web site. Berklee may include links to other Internet sites solely as a convenience to users of its Web site. Berklee does not necessarily endorse any such Web sites or the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through such Web sites. Users access and use such Web sites, including information, material, products, and services therein, solely at the users' own risk. Berklee is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Internet sites.

Disclaimers

Your use and browsing in the Web site are at your own risk. Berklee makes no warranties or representations as to the Content and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions therein. Berklee also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Web site or your downloading of any materials from the Web site.


Privacy Statement

About This Page

This Privacy Statement describes Berklee's privacy practices, information gathering, and dissemination practices for www.berklee.edu (the "Web site"). Berklee has created this Privacy Statement to help demonstrate its commitment to your privacy and to explain what information may be gathered when you use the Web site, and how that information may be used. Please read the Statement carefully before using the Web site. By using the Web site, you signify your consent to this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Statement, please do not use this site.

Collection of Personal Information

Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify a single person, such as name, telephone number, address, or email address. Berklee does not automatically collect any personal information, but may collect personal information when you voluntarily submit such information. For instance, when you subscribe to Berklee email services, register with the Web site, or send us questions or comments via e-mail, personal information is requested and/or gathered. Also, we may request and collect certain demographic information such as your age and gender. We never collect more information than what is reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. We will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information you provide to us.

Use of Information

Berklee uses the information we collect in part to understand site usage and control the content and offerings on the Web site. We may also use the information you submit to the Web site to send you informational or advertising materials, or to respond to your inquiries or comments. Your personal information may also be used for our internal studies, so we can constantly improve the services we provide you and can better meet your needs. Demographic information is used for analyzing and understanding site usage and is not used for presentation of ads or offers. We do not sell or rent this information to anyone.

Berklee reserves the right to track non-personal information about users of its Web site, including without limitation: the URL that the user has come from (whether this URL is on its Web site or not), the URL the user goes to next (whether this URL is on its Web site or not), the Internet browser being used, the type of operating system used, the user's location and the user's IP address. A user's IP address is used for system administration purposes and to track a user's session, in order to give Berklee an understanding as to which parts of its Web site users are visiting. Many sites automatically collect this information. Berklee may use such non-personal information to help us diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Web site, or for other purposes such as improving the content of the Web site or research purposes.

Berklee reserves the right to release current or past user information internally within Berklee. Berklee also reserves the right to release current or past member information to third parties for limited purposes in the event Berklee believes that usage is (i) in violation of this Agreement; (ii) used to commit unlawful acts; and/or (iii) is required to be disclosed to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or with a court or administrative order. Except as stated in this paragraph, Berklee will not share information specific to users with third parties. Berklee may, however, disclose aggregate user information to third parties.

Cookies

Berklee may use “cookies,” small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them), to maintain a user's identity between web sessions. Cookies are stored on your hard drive and may be later accessed by the Web site to track prior usage. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in collecting and assessing cookies. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. You may disable cookies through your individual browser options.

Google Analytics

Berklee uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. to gather statistics on Web site usage, such as how often each page has been visited. Many websites use these statistics to monitor and improve their services. Information collected and processed by Google Analytics includes the user's IP address, network location, and geographic location. Google Analytics acquires this information by installing a cookie on your computer. Berklee does not share any information it collects with Google, and Google Analytics does not collect any personal information such as names, contact information, social security numbers or financial information. If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser.

For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google's “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” site, located at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

Links to Other Websites

Berklee may include links to other Internet sites as a convenience to users of its Web site. Users' access and use of such Web sites, including information, material, products, and services therein, are solely at the users' own risk. Berklee is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Internet sites.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

Berklee may make improvements or changes in the information, services, products, and other materials on www.berklee.edu, or terminate www.berklee.edu, at any time without notice. Berklee may modify this Statement at any time and will post any such modifications to the Web site. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement on a regular basis.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact webmaster@berklee.edu.