Your Information Is Protected
We realize how important your privacy is to you, and it's important to us, too. That is why MusicK8.com and Plank Road Publishing do not sell, trade, or in any way disseminate personal information you enter on our web sites to any outside party.
Any personal information provided voluntarily by customers/visitors to MusicK8.com or its affiliated web sites is used for internal purposes only by Plank Road Publishing, publisher of MusicK8.com, Music K-8 magazine, and Recorder Classroom magazine. The information is kept strictly confidential.
The information you submit to us in an Internet order is placed in a secure database (which is protected by a firewall), so that our Customer Service representatives can better help you. For example, we ask you to provide a telephone number when you place an order so that a Customer Service representative can contact you, should there be any questions regarding your order.
Personal data, including Credit Card Numbers submitted as part of an Internet order through our Secure Store are transmitted in an encrypted format, protected by industry-standard security software. Cards are charged at the time the order is placed, so we do not store your credit card number.
When you place an online order with us, we send you an email confirmation of your order. We do not, however, send unnecessary email messages, or "spam."
We do not collect personally identifying information about you without your knowledge or permission. We do, however, use an external analytics app to gather non-identifying statistical information (see below). This information helps us with web design decisions and allows us to gauge what type of information is most popular with or useful to visitors. In short, it helps us make the web site more useful to you.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifying information from children ages 18 and under. Any forms on this site that involve any personally identifying information are intended for adults only. If you are under the age of 18 please do not use this website to order products or services from us. Please, instead, ask an adult, such as your parent or guardian, to do these things for you.
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Without these cookies, you will not be able to use this site as intended.
Essential First-Party Cookies (set by MusicK8.com)
- We set cookies so that you can remain logged in to your online account as you navigate through the web site.
- We set cookies so that you can add items to your cart and check out.
- We set cookies if you voluntarily take part in our Refer-A-Friend rewards program to track rewards.
- We set cookies to remember your preference about setting cookies.
Essential Third-Party Cookies: Google reCaptcha
- PayPal sets cookies on the Shopping Cart page and subsequent checkout pages, if you choose to check out using PayPal. Without these cookies, purchasing with PayPal is not possible.
- Most forms on our site use Google reCaptcha (the "I am not a robot" checkbox). Google reCaptcha sets cookies in order to determine whether you are an actual human or a bot. This helps prevent Spam and malicious behavior.
Google cookies are those beginning "__ut," "_ga," "_gid," and "_gat"
Click to opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites.
Checkout / Security
PayTrace, our credit card processor, sets cookies on payment pages.
AddThis may set cookies on our product detail pages. AddThis allows liking or sharing a product from our site on social media.
In the Video Network, the Help Videos page, Video Sample page, School Music Matters Video Resources page, and elsewhere that let you view embedded YouTube videos, YouTube may set cookies.
Pinterest sets cookies associated with the embedded School Music Matters Pinterest board.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org or Cookies & You. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. On our web site, for example, you would not be able to log in to your account, and you would not be able to purchase from our store.
Accounts / Registration
We do not require you to register in order to purchase products from our online store, with the exception of downloadable magazine subscription components. You must register if you wish to use certain optional web site features, such as (but not limited to) the Wish List and Express Checkout. Accounts are intended only for adults. We do not knowingly collect information from children age 13 and under.
Our web site may contain links to other web sites which we believe could be of interest to you. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these web sites.