John Saxon’s Privacy Policy

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Protecting your private information is my priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to John Saxon’s Piano Readings website located at This website is created and maintained by John Saxon. This Statement of Privacy governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to John Saxon include John Saxon’s website is an information site. By using John Saxon’s Piano Readings website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

John Saxon (“John,” “he,” “him,” or “his”) operates the website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

This page informs you of the policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use the Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

Your data is used to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


  • Service — Service is the website operated by John Saxon.
  • Personal Data — Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
  • Usage Data — Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Cookies — Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
  • Data Controller — Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, John Saxon is a Data Controller of your Personal Data.
  • Data Processors (or Service Providers) — Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. John Saxon’s website may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
  • Data Subject (or User) — Data Subject is any living individual who is using the Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection and Use

Several different types of information are collected for various purposes to provide and improve service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using the Service, you may provide John Saxon with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Your agency, company, or organization affiliation
  • Cookies and Usage Data

John Saxon may use your Personal Data to answer questions you pose, contact you with relevant information, and if you specifically opt-in he may subscribe you to his newsletters and other notifications. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from John Saxon by following an unsubscribe link or contacting us at privacy [at] pianoreadings [dot] com and following the instructions sent.

Usage Data

Information may be collected on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking and Cookies Data

Cookies and similar tracking technologies are used to track the activity on the Service and hold certain information which is used to improve the website and to  enhance your experience.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze the Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the Service.

Examples of Cookies that may be used:

  • Session Cookies — Session Cookies may be used to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies— Preference Cookies may be used to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies— Security Cookies may be used for security purposes.

Use of Data

John Saxon uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to the Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of the Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information to improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers, and general information about other goods, services, and events which are offered that are similar to those that you have already purchased or inquired about, unless you have opted not to receive such information.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), John Saxon’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data collected and the specific context in which it is collected.

John Saxon may process your Personal Data because:

  • You have asked him to provide you with a service
  • You have given permission to do so
  • The processing is within John Saxon’s legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
  • To comply with the law

Retention of Data

John Saxon will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. The data will be retained and used to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

John Saxon will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of the Service, or if John Saxon is legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

John Saxon will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, John Saxon may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

John Saxon may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of John Saxon
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. John Saxon aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data is held about you, and/or if you want it to be removed from the systems controlled by John Saxon, please get in touch with our web administrator using the form provided on the website.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or delete the information held about you — Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please request assistance.
  • The right of rectification — You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object — You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction — You have the right to request that the processing of your personal information be restricted.
  • The right to data portability — You have the right to be provided with a copy of your information held in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent — You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where John Saxon relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that you may be asked to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about the collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on behalf of John Saxon, perform Service-related services, or assist in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


Third-party Service Providers may be used to monitor and analyze the use of the Service.

  • Google Analytics — Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of the Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits and activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:


Paid products and/or services may be made available within the Service. In that case, third-party services for payment processing will be used (e.g. payment processors like PayPal).

John Saxon does not store or collect your payment card details on this web server. That information is provided directly to third-party payment processors (in this case, PayPal) whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policies. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we work with are:

Links to Other Sites

The Service may contain links to other sites that are solely the responsibility of other people, companies, or organizations. If you click a link to a third-party website, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

No responsibility is assumed for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

The Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

Personally identifiable information is not knowingly collected from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided Personal Data, please contact John Saxon using the contact form on the website. If Personal Data is discovered to have been collected from children without verification of parental consent, steps will be taken to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will likely be updated from time to time. Notification of changes will be made by posting an updated version of the Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know by updating the “effective date” at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please get in touch by emailing privacy [at] pianoreadings [dot] com.

Last revised December 10, 2019.