Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir (SMYOC) respects your right to privacy, and the privacy policy aims to clarify how personal information collected by this site is used. We encourage you to read this policy carefully and please contact us with any questions:
Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra
20469 Deer Wood Park Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Personal Information

“Personal information” includes but is not limited to:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Telephone Number

  • Email Address

  • Credit Card information

  • User name and Password for this website

  • Website behavior (e.g., pages visited, searches conducted)

  • Browser information (e.g., browser version, IP address, plugins)

SMYOC does not sell, rent, swap or otherwise disclose any of your personal information except for our own internal marketing and operating purposes, such as email or newsletter lists. Your credit card information is kept entirely private, and is only used to make purchases on this website for donations, SMYOC merchandise or event tickets. For security reasons, credit card information is not stored on our Web Server. We will retain order information for our records, but this information is never shared with third parties. If you provide your e-mail or home address and/or phone number, SMYOC may contact you periodically with special offers, updated information and new services. If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, you may do so by contacting SMYOC directly (see above). If we request demographic information, we will not share information about you as an individual with any other entity. If we do share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.

Use of Information about Minors

Any information solicited from individuals under 18 years of age is kept confidential and used for registration purposes and demographic information. Personal information collected via the SMYOC website will not be stored on the website.

Policy applicable to the website only


Our site may include links to other Web sites whose privacy policies we don’t control. Once you leave our servers (you can check where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from the site’s homepage, you should contact the site directly for more information. SMYOC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.


Certain applications in the SMYOC website may invoke a standard feature found in browser software, called a “cookie.” We only use cookies to track the progress of e-commerce transactions and to allow site users to move from one page to the next without having to re-enter personal order information. If you visit the SMYOC website to browse, read, or download information, we collect and store some “visitor information” from you, such as the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the date and time you access the SMYOC website, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the SMYOC website. We use this information to measure the traffic on the SMYOC website and to help us make the SMYOC website more useful.

Third Parties

SMYOC may employ third party vendors and service providers (“Service Providers”) to perform various functions on its behalf. Services provided by Service Providers may include, but are not limited to, (i) managing customer information, (ii) analyzing data, (iii) developing, hosting and maintaining the SMYOC website and any related databases, or (iv) communicating about SMYOC. SMYOC does not authorize any of the Service Providers to make any other use of your information or to contact you outside the context of the services related to the SMYOC website. SMYOC reserves the right to disclose information about you as required by law, in response to legal process and law enforcement requests, and as necessary to protect the property, interests and rights of SMYOC, its affiliates, and others.


SMYOC uses a variety of secure techniques to protect your information, including secure servers, firewalls, and encryption of financial data.

Changes or Updates to this Privacy Policy

SMYOC may change this privacy policy at any time without notice. However, if the Privacy Policy changes, we will post an updated version on the SMYOC website. The policy revision date will be posted at the bottom of the page.

Revision History

Revised 17 May 2015: Updated organization name to SMYOC