About musicalchairs

Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by musicalchairs.info Ltd (henceforth referred to as "musicalchairs"). Your privacy and safety on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.


Musicalchairs gathers two types of information about users:

1) Information that users provide through optional and voluntary submissions. These are from our clients (orchestra/conservatoire/opera house managements, advertisers, instrument sellers and those wishing to appear in our published online Directories) and from our readership.

2) Information musicalchairs gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs. Under no circumstances does musicalchairs divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.


1. Publication of classical music jobs, masterclasses and competitions.

We gather the relevant information from our clients in order to publish the adverts, to hold contact details, and to keep a record of their subscription. Under no circumstances does musicalchairs divulge the client's contact details or subscription information to a third party.

2. Electronic jobsletters, and publication on the Directory of Musicians policy

We offer a jobsletter to users - musicalchairs gathers the email addresses, names, instrument/voice, country and date of registration of users who subscribe. We offer Directory listings to our users - musicalchairs gathers the contact and biographical details for publication. Users may remove themselves from the mailing list or Directory by emailing our site. The only piece of information requested that is not for the publication itself is the user's date of registration and this is never shared or divulged by musicalchairs to a third party.

3. Instrument sales

We offer a listing service to our users to sell musicalchairs instruments. musicalchairs gathers information about the instrument, and the contact details of the seller, and the date of submission. All this is published as requested - no further data is held.

4. Polling

We occasionally offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. musicalchairs may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

5. Surveys

Musicalchairs may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our clients and our readership audience. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.


Usage tracking

Musicalchairs tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. musicalchairs does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).


We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. musicalchairs uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site.


Musicalchairs uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out the electronic jobsletter and to enable users to participate in polls and surveys. We send out jobsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. musicalchairs never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Musicalchairs creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Musicalchairs uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Musicalchairs operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.


By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by musicalchairs . If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

May 2007