Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to, and Musical Bridges Around the World and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Musical Bridges Around the World include and MBAW (abbreviation). The MBAW website is a Non-Profit site. By using the MBAW website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products, services offered, connect successfully with its constituents, and report the success of its programming to funders and sponsors, MBAW may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Employer
  • Job Title
  • Demographic information like age, gender, race/ethnicity, city district

If you purchase MBAW’s products, services, or donate or sponsor towards MBAW’s and its programs, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

MBAW may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • City District

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a contest or raffle sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services, donating, or sponsoring. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us or in the donor/sponsor relationship or fundraising process. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

MBAW collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested or support.

MBAW may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products, services or programs available from MBAW and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

MBAW does not sell, rent or lease its client/constituent lists to third parties.

MBAW may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, arrange for deliveries, assist in the fundraising process, and provide ease of access and registration to events. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to MBAW, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

MBAW may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on MBAW or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of MBAW; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of MBAW, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

MBAW may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within MBAW, in order to determine what MBAW services and programs are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within MBAW to clients/constituents whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject or program area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by MBAW. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the MBAW website.

Use of Cookies

The MBAW website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer, Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize MBAW pages, or register with the MBAW site or services, a cookie helps MBAW to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same MBAW website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the MBA W features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the MBAW services or websites you visit.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

MBAW secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. MBAW uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
    Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

MBAW currently does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen via its website. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Any personally identifiable information collected by MBAW from children under the age of thirteen will either be obtained through personal correspondence between an MBAW representative and the parent or guardian, or through a third-party application website for the following programs:

  • Gurwitz Youth Ambassadors
  • Colburn-Pledge Music Scholarship

MBAW may collect anonymous demographic information of children under the age of thirteen via its website. Note that this is in conjunction with MBAW educational programs and through the correspondence of schools, teachers, or administration completing forms on the website. Information provided to MBAW by schools, teachers, or administration will already be approved by the childs’ parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

E-mail Communications

From time to time, MBAW may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, donation/sponsor reports and/or other general communication. MBAW strives to receive permission from you first before sending these communications, with the exception of donation/sponsor reports that we are required to provide to you. Also, in order to improve our services and programs, we may receive a notification when you open an email from MBAW or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from MBAW, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking on the Unsubscribe button or the hyperlink at the bottom of our emails, or by contacting an MBAW representative directly at and asking to be removed.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third-party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. This may include things like physical mailing houses and email marketing platforms.

Changes to this Statement

MBAW reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

MBAW welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that MBAW has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at:

Musical Bridges Around the World
23705 Frontage Road, Suite 101
San Antonio, Texas 78257
Telephone: 210-464-1534