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Legal Statement: Terms of Use

Legal Statement: Terms of Use

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms”) carefully before accessing the San Francisco Conservatory of Music web sites (including and, collectively labeled the “Site”). By using and participating in this Site, you signify that you have read these Terms and agree to be bound by and comply with them. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, please promptly exit the Site. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (the “Conservatory”) reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time and will publish notice of any such modifications online at this Site or elsewhere online. By continuing to access a site after notice of such modifications has been published, you signify your agreement to be bound by them.

1. Ownership Standard

© 2023 San Francisco Conservatory of Music. All rights reserved.

The Conservatory specifically retains any rights, including any copyright or other intellectual property rights, that it may have in any data, files or images contained in the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, third parties may have additional rights above and beyond those held through the Conservatory, and any infringement of those rights could subject you to additional claims by third-party rights holders. The Conservatory asserts ownership over its name (in full or in any abbreviated form) and any other mark, logo, insignia, seal, design, slogan, mascot, service mark, symbol or any combination of these, which refers to or are associated with the Conservatory. Product names used in this Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of their owners.

2. Limitation of Use

You may download only authorized material displayed on the Site for noncommercial, educational, non-misleading personal use, provided they also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or otherwise use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including text, images, audio and video, without the Conservatory’s or other rights holders’ written permission. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other restrictions when using materials found on the Site. 

You may use the Site for legal purposes only. Furthermore, you agree that, if a third party claims that any material you have contributed to the Site is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that the material complies with all applicable laws. The Conservatory has the right to remove material from the Site, block access or take other action with respect to such content in its sole discretion, although the Conservatory is under no obligation to do so. You may not use the Site or any other of the Conservatory’s computing resources to disseminate unsolicited advertising or promotional material of any kind. The Site may not be framed within another web site.

3. Disclaimer of Warranty/Limitation of Liability

This Site and any information, products or services therein are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for use of a particular purpose or non-infringement.

The Conservatory does not warrant, and hereby disclaims any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the Site; information obtained from the Site; or links to other sites. Owing to the frequent update of its content, in cases where information published on the Site differs from information found in the Conservatory’s printed materials, you should notify the Conservatory by e-mail. The Conservatory does not warrant that the Site will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that the Site is free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of information obtained from or through the Site is at your own risk.

You agree that the Conservatory will not be liable to you for any loss or damages, either actual or consequential, arising out of or relating to these Terms, or to your (or any third party’s) use or inability to use the Site, or to your placement of content on the Site, or to your reliance upon information obtained from or through the Site. In particular, the Conservatory will have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to these Terms; your use or inability to use the Site; your placement of content on the Site; or to your reliance upon information obtained from or through the Site, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, except only to the extent that applicable law requires such liability.


The Conservatory makes no representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the Site, and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the Site may be impaired. The Conservatory disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such events.

4. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold the Conservatory harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms; your use of the Site, or your placement of any content onto the Site; and to fully cooperate in the Conservatory’s defense against any such claims.

5. Link to Other Sites

The Conservatory makes no representations whatsoever about any third-party web site that a visitor accesses deliberately or inadvertently from the Site. Moreover, links to external, third-party web sites do not indicate the Conservatory’s endorsement or acceptance of any responsibility for their content or use.

6. Choice of Law

The laws of the State of California will apply to all Site content and transactions. You are responsible for complying with local laws, should they be different from the laws governing the Site. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving San Francisco County, San Francisco, as the legal forum for any such dispute.

7. Privacy

The confidentiality and privacy of electronic communications facilitated by the Site, including e-mail, data collection forms, or related technologies, is not guaranteed by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The Conservatory, however, does not share digitally collected information with third parties other than its authorized agents. 

8. Other

The Conservatory’s web presence is intended, among other things, to foster collaboration and learning among its users. As such, the Conservatory prohibits any language that may be construed as inflammatory, derogatory, racist, biased, homophobic or otherwise offensive or injurious toward an individual person or persons.

9. General

These terms do not alter the terms or conditions of any other agreements you have with the conservatory.

10. Copyright Complaints

The Conservatory respects the intellectual property rights of others. For further information on Intellectual Property matters related to this publication, contact the Associate VP of Marketing and Communications, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 in writing by letter.

Cookies Policy

Why We Use Cookies

We use cookies on our websites for a variety of reasons which you can learn about below. The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information nor can they harm your computer. We want our website to be informative, personal, and as user friendly as possible and cookies help us to achieve that goal. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies and other technologies as set out in this policy. We appreciate some users may like more individual control over their visit to our website and can adjust their settings accordingly. You can read all about this in the section below "How to control and delete cookies". If you do not agree to such use, please refrain from using the website.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file and holds a certain amount of data, which our website can send to your browser. It may then be stored on your computer's hard drive and can be accessed by our web server. This cookie data can then be retrieved and can allow us to customise our web pages and services accordingly. It is important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.

How do We Use Cookies?

We use web analytics in order to constantly improve your browsing experience on our websites.

Social Media Third Party Cookies?

To enrich our website content, sometimes we may embed video content from other social media websites such as YouTube or Facebook. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. QWS has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party's cookie policy for more information. We also offer a “share page” widget on some of our web pages, where content can be shared easily on the following sites Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. These sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service. QS has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party's cookie policy for more information.

How to Control and Delete Cookies?

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, should you choose to disable, reject or block our cookies, some parts of our websites will not function fully, or in some cases, our website will not be accessible at all. For more information on how to control your cookie settings and browser settings, or how to delete cookies on your hard drive, please visit