Privacy Policy

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras, Inc. ("GDYO") is committed to protecting your privacy. We strongly believe in protecting the privacy of the personally identifiable information you share with us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data and to give you choices about how those data will be used. Therefore, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This GDYO Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") explains data collection and use practices of the web property "" (the "GDYO Website"). By accessing and using the GDYO Website, you consent to the information collection and use practices described in the Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is subject to all the terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Use for this GDYO Website that is posted on the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, you may contact GDYO using the Contact Form.

If the Privacy Policy changes, we will post an updated version on the GDYO Website. The policy revision date will be posted at the bottom of this page.

Why should you share your personal data with GDYO?

Sharing your personally identifiable information enables us to offer you a number of benefits. It will make it easier and more convenient for you to:

  • Register your account information;
  • Receive personalized messages and special offers that are relevant to your interests; and
  • Save time by storing your preferences.

You may choose to share your information with us in a number of ways online, such as completing a registration form to participate in our activities. The information, as gathered, also will allow us to conduct market research to help provide more responsive customer service and to improve our website.

Sometimes, GDYO obtains your personal data from third parties. If you do not want us to use personal data which you have not directly provided to us, you can let us know by contacting us at the address listed above.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of information does GDYO collect about me?

We collect information you voluntarily submit to GDYO, for example:

  • Identifying information, such as your name and email address
  • Security information, such as your username, and password or password hint
  • Contact information, such as your name, mailing address and phone number
  • GDYO Website behavior, such as the pages visited, downloads, or searches requested
  • Browser information such, as the browser version, IP address, and the presence of various plug-ins and tools

How do you use my information?

As appropriate, the personal information collected on the GDYO Website will be used to operate or improve the GDYO Website, to provide our many service(s), or to carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized.

In support of these uses, GDYO may use your personal information (i) to provide you with more effective customer service, (ii) to improve the GDYO Website and any related services, and (iii) to make the GDYO Website easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing the GDYO Website to your particular preference or interests.

Does GDYO share my information with third parties?

GDYO 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 GDYO Website and any related databases, or (v) communicating about the GDYO. GDYO 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 GDYO Website.

GDYO 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 GDYO, its affiliates, and others.

How do I access my information? How do I change my information?

Your personal information can be accessed and changed by contacting GDYO using the Contact Information provided above. Please be sure to include your full name and email address when contacting GDYO to edit your personal information. Also, please allow one (1) week for email requests and three (3) weeks for postal mail requests to be fulfilled.

How does GDYO protect kids' privacy?

GDYO does not knowingly market to, or solicit information from, individuals under 18 years of age. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 18, and your child has provided GDYO with personal information using the GDYO Website, you may contact GDYO using the Contact Information provided above and we will delete any and all personal information about your child as soon as reasonably possible.

What are cookies? How does GDYO use cookies on its site?

Some of our Web Sites will send a "cookie," a small text file, to your computer. This allows us to recognize your computer the next time you visit, without bothering you with another request to register. And, if you use an online "shopping cart," cookies allow us to keep track of the products you purchase. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please refer to the "Help" file of your Internet Browser either to learn how to block all cookies or how to receive a warning before a cookie is stored. To learn more about cookies, we encourage you to visit

If you visit the GDYO 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 GDYO Website, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the GDYO Website. We use this information to measure the traffic on the GDYO Website and to help us make the GDYO Website more useful. We delete this information after some time.

How do I know if my subscription information is secure?

We recognize our responsibility to protect the information you entrust to us. GDYO uses a variety of secure techniques to protect your information, including secure servers, firewalls, and encryption of financial data.

What about links to other websites and services?

The GDYO Website may contain links to other third-party websites. GDYO does not control the privacy practices of these websites. You should review those policies before providing any personal information. GDYO is not responsible for the content or practices of any linked third party websites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

Can GDYO change this privacy policy?

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

Updated: November, 2006