Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

The St. Matthew’s Music Guild (“Music Guild”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Policy applies to the St. Matthew’s Music Guild’s collection and use of personal data in connection with our website, customer support and other services (collectively, the “Services”). For example, personal data may be collected if you are a customer, visit the website, or interact with us in person or during lectures or webinars.

This policy applies to information we collect: 

  • On this Website.
  • In email and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Foundation or any third party; or
  • Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Personal Information We Collect

The terms “personal data” or “personal information” refer to information that can reasonably identify an individual. For example, personal data may be collected if you are a customer, visit the website, or interact with us during events or webinars.

We collect personal data that you provide to us by using the website, submitting ‘Contact Us’ forms, or otherwise interacting with us. Personal information is requested when you subscribe to email newsletters or purchasing tickets or subscriptions.

The St. Matthew’s Music Guild currently utilizes the online Vertical Response email subscription service to manage email address lists and email newsletter mailings. Please review Vertical Response’s Privacy Policy here and Terms of Service here.

The St. Matthew’s Music Guild currently utilizes the online PayPal payments service to collect registration fees for individual memberships and general donations. Please review PayPal’s Privacy Policy here.

Information You Provide to Us.

The information we collect on or through our Website may include records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.

Use of Your Personal Information

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To present our website and its contents to you.
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • eCommerce Customers: We collect your information in order to fulfill ticket and subscription purchasing orders and donations payments.
  • Information Requests: We send you information you request about the St. Matthew’s Music Guild.
  • Marketing Communications: We may contact you about stories, news, updates, and promotions, usually via email newsletter. If you would no longer like to receive such emails, please follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions at the end of each email. Your email address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request. To opt out of being contacted by any other communication methods, please contact us at
  • Compliance and Safety: We may use your personal data to comply with our legal obligations and to identify and remediate suspected or actual fraudulent activity or security incidents.

Information Collected from Children

The St. Matthew’s Music Guild website is a general audience site, and we do not sell products to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using our website. The St. Matthew’s Music Guild is compliant with all federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requirements. The St. Matthew’s Music Guild does not sell your or any site visitors’ personal information.

Links to and Embeds from Other Websites

For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites that we do not control. We also embed content from other sites, such as YouTube videos that are hosted at We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any websites not under our control and we do not endorse any of these websites, the services or products described or offered on such sites or any of the content contained on those sites.

The St. Matthew’s Music Guild currently utilizes YouTube as a hosting service for embedded videos. Please review YouTube’s Terms of Service here.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single website visit. Others may have an expiration date or may remain on your computer until you delete them.

We may use cookies for a number of purposes—for example, to maintain continuity during a user visit, to gather data about the usage of our website for research and other purposes, to store your preferences for certain kinds of information and marketing offers or to store a user name or encrypted identification number so that you do not have to provide this information every time you return to our website. To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, the St. Matthew’s Music Guild collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using Google Analytics cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer’s machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the website previously.

Our cookies will track only your activity relating to your online activity on this website, and will not track your other Internet activity.

You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain of our Services or website features. For example, if you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the St. Matthew’s Music Guild’ website, you may need to re-enter your personal information each time that you attempt to fill out a form.

Certain pages on our website contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.

California Consumers

The California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) affords California consumers additional privacy protections, including the right to know what information we collect, disclose, and sell, as well as the right to request correction or deletion of your data.

For a description of the data we collect and the categories of sources of such information, please refer to the “Personal Information We Collect” above. We use this data for the purposes outlined in the “Use of Your Personal Information” section.

The St. Matthew’s Music Guild does not sell your personal information.

To make a consumer access request, request your data be deleted, or opt out of sale, please contact us at We will verify your identity prior to fulfilling your request. Authorized agents may be used to submit rights requests, in which case we will take steps to verify your identity and confirm that the agent has authority to act on your behalf.

Web Accessibility Policy

The St. Matthew’s Music Guild is committed to full website accessibility for all of our website visitors. It is our policy to ensure that everyone, including persons with disabilities, has full and equal access to our online content. To ensure accessibility we:

  1. Adopted a web accessibility policy.
  2. Implemented training on web accessibility for our web editors.
  3. Are in the midst of website development to meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance that will meet the digital accessibility requirements imposed by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  4. Are planning to conduct annual accessibility audits and continually review this website to ensure we adhere to best practices in web accessibility.

Do you need assistance accessing something on our website? Contact us by telephone: 310-573-7422 or by email:

For more information on web accessibility:

Website Terms of Use

By interacting with the St. Matthew’s Music Guild website, you automatically agree to be subject by these Terms of Use in their entirety, without modification.  A “user” may also include your representatives, agents, contractors, affiliates, and employees.

Prohibited Uses

This Terms of Use prohibits website users from:

  • Leasing, selling, copying, sublicensing, transferring, or assigning any information, intellectual property, goods, or services provided on this site
  • Using this site for any illegal purpose
  • Gaining unauthorized access to the St. Matthew’s Music Guild’s data or the data of other users
  • Altering, modifying, adapting, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, or hacking the St. Matthew’s Music Guild’s intellectual property
  • Altering or modifying another website to falsely imply that it is associated with this website
  • Using or exporting the St. Matthew’s Music Guild’s information, products, or services in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations
  • Violating anyone else’s legal rights (for example, privacy rights) or any laws (for example, copyright laws) in the user’s jurisdiction
  • Using this website or the St. Matthew’s Music Guild’s services to transmit content that could be deemed unlawful, threatening, harassing, racist, abusive, libelous, pornographic, vulgar, defamatory, obscene, indecent, or otherwise inappropriate, including any messages constituting or encouraging criminal conduct
  • Breaching, or attempting to breach, this website’s security systems and
  • Enabling third parties to violate the Terms of Use

Service Interruptions and Updates

Any website can suffer either scheduled interruptions (for maintenance and upgrades purposes) or unintended shutdowns (for whatever reason). This Terms of Use document reminds you of these possibilities.

Term, Termination, and Survival

This Agreement shall be effective as of the date (the “Effective Date”) you accept the terms herein or first access, download or use any of the services or information (collectively, the “Services”) on this site and shall remain in effect for so long as you use or access any of the Services (the “Term”). Upon termination of the Term, you shall no longer be permitted to use or access the Services. The terms herein that contemplate obligations after the Term, including but not limited to Prohibited Uses, Service Interruptions and Updates, Term, Termination, and Survival, Subscriber Data and Legal Compliance, Indemnification and Limitation of Liability, shall survive termination.

Subscriber Data and Legal Compliance

All information this website submits or transmits fully complies with the law and the St. Matthew’s Music Guild will not be liable whatsoever for any user’s misuse of that data. The St. Matthew’s Music Guild has the right to revoke or restrict any user’s access to this website in the event that the user violates these Terms of Use or any applicable law.

Users are the exclusive owners of their own personal information. The St. Matthew’s Music Guild will not be held responsible for website users or other parties infringing upon any intellectual property rights of third parties.

Indemnification and Limitation of Liability

In the event that you violate any of the Terms of Use or applicable laws, then you will be responsible for indemnifying the St. Matthew’s Music Guild for any losses or damages the St. Matthew’s Music Guild incurs as a result.


Research information and images may be used only for educational purposes and must cite the St. Matthew’s Music Guild in documentation. No artwork or audio, however, may be reproduced without written permission by the St. Matthew’s Music Guild.

Images on this site courtesy of:

  • Colins Lozado/Moore Ruble Yudell
  • Chuck Gardner Photography
  • Thomas Neenan
  • St. Matthew’s Music Guild

Changes to these Policies and Terms of Use

The St. Matthew’s Music Guild may update these Privacy Policies and Website Terms of Use at any time and we will post any changes to this page. The most recent version of these Policies and Terms of Use is this version date:
Last updated May 30, 2023

How to reach us

Please contact us with any questions regarding these Privacy Policies and Website Terms of Use:

St. Matthew’s Music Guild
1031 Bienveneda Avenue
Pacific Palisades CA 90272

Phone: 310-573-7422

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