Privacy Policy

Updated November 19, 2020

This Privacy Policy has been updated. Our previous version can be found here.

Our Mission and How It Relates to Your Privacy Rights

Acceptd (“Acceptd”, “We”, “Us” or , “Our”) was founded to create a platform to enable and optimize the ability for artists of varying ages and disciplines to be aware of, identify, apply for, and progress through programs and activities offered by organizations dedicated to the furtherance of artists’ personal and career goals. These organizations may include educational and higher learning institutions; summer stock, artist camps, and seminars; performing venues; festivals and similar activities; and events to showcase, enhance, educate and promote the amateur and professional interests and careers of individuals in the arts. At the center of Acceptd’s core values is Our commitment to Our artists to present and enable arts opportunities that are relevant to their particular interests while still providing these artists with the control and protection of the personal information that they share in order to help Us enable and promote their artistic interests.

Similarly, We establish formal partnerships with the full spectrum of organizations that offer artistic education, development, and performance opportunities, which ranges from the world’s leading arts conservatories, colleges and universities to regional festivals, seminars and showcase revues (“Institutions”). We have also acquired and partnered with My College Audition, LLC (“MCA”) to offer additional educational opportunities. While some of that will be explained in this Privacy Policy, you can also obtain more information about MCA’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use here. Acceptd creates an environment that enables artists to learn about and communicate with these Institutions and enables the Institutions to identify and communicate with the appropriate candidates, students, and artists to participate or enroll in their programs.

We are committed to your privacy. As part of the normal operations of Our Services (defined below), We and/or Our Partners (defined below) collect and, in some cases, may disclose information about you. We have created the following Privacy Policy to let you know what information We collect from you when you visit Our Site Our Site,, and (“Site”), why it is collected, and how it is used. This Privacy Policy describes, among other things, the types of information collected about you when you visit the Site, how your information may be used and when it may be disclosed; how you can control the use of and disclosure of your information; and how your information is protected. This Privacy Policy is governed by our Terms of Use. By using Our Site and the Services therein, you consent to the terms of Our current Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change the Privacy Policy at any time. For more information please refer to the paragraph entitled “Changes to this Privacy Policy” detailed below. If you believe We have not adhered to this Privacy Policy or if you have any other questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact Us at

We proudly support an international base of students and artists and, because of this, in some regions, We are required to provide additional information in this policy. This updated Privacy Policy identifies the data subject rights and processes that specifically address the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The EU-specific information is noted below. The rest of the Privacy Policy further reiterates Our commitment to protect and prioritize the privacy of all of Our users. If you have any questions regarding anything that you read in this policy or about any of Our Acceptd privacy practices, please do not hesitate to contact Us at




  1. Registering on GETACCEPTD.COM

  2. Choosing the “Discovery Me” Public Profile

  3. Submitting An Application to an Institution through the Acceptd Platform

  4. Other
















  1. Legal Basis for Data Processing

  2. Data Subject Rights

  3. Contact Us






Scope of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all information you provide to Us and/or Our Partners, which includes MCA and the Institutions, that We maintain electronically, whether you provide the information through Our Site or through other means. Additionally, this Privacy Policy applies to any Personal Information (defined below) obtained by Use from your use of the Site, or through other means when you use Our “Service”, which includes all of the following:

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that you may provide to third parties; for example, other websites linked to this Site. If you access Our Website from a third party Social Networking Site (“SNS”), you may be required to also read and accept the terms and conditions and privacy policy of that SNS. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites, and you should contact such third parties directly to determine their respective privacy policies.

By visiting or using the Service in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept and consent to the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Site after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Privacy Policy periodically for updates and before you submit any information via the Site.

Special Note About Children

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, children are individuals who are not of legal age to consent to the collection and processing of their Personal Information. For most areas of the world, including the United States, those are individuals under 13. In the European Economic Area (EEA), they are individuals under 16. We adhere to local definitions of “children” for Our Services located in jurisdictions where the age is different. We take many special precautions to protect the privacy of children for Services directed to children. We do not collect Personal Information from children without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, except in limited circumstances authorized by law. We do not ask for more Personal Information than is necessary for a child to participate in the Services of the Site. We take steps to prevent children from posting or publicly disclosing personal information without parental consent, such as monitoring or screening and use of filtering technology.

To participate in the Services, We will ask your child to register. Sometimes We will ask your child to make up a special password so that only they can see their customized areas. We use technology, like cookies, to recognize visitors by their username when they use or revisit the Services, and to provide Us important information that helps Us understand features and areas of most interest. We may also use these technologies to screen for age.

We may sometimes need a child’s email address, your email address, or both. We may ask a child for your email address, so We can notify you of your child’s interest in our Services. In the limited circumstances where We might collect your child’s email address without getting your consent first (see more below), if We need more than just your child’s first name (or screen name) and email address for your child to participate in our Service, We will ask your child for your email or mailing address so that We can notify you of your child’s request and get your permission. When We ask for your permission, We will tell you what We will do with the information you or your child provides Us, and how you can review your child’s information and ask Us to delete the information. With your consent, We may collect other personal information from your child such as a last name or home address when the information is necessary for a particular activity.

We may sometimes need a child’s email address, your email address, or both. We may ask you to register your child with an email address of your choosing. You can monitor your child’s interest in our Services and We can notify you of your child’s activity. We will tell you what We will do with the information you or your child provides Us, and how you can review your child’s information and ask Us to delete the information. We may collect other personal information from your child such as a last name or home address when the information is necessary for a particular activity.

We don’t keep your (or your child’s) email address unless you tell Us it is okay. If social networking opportunities are available through Our Services, they are structured so that no personal information is shared between visitors unless parental consent is obtained.

We might collect an email address and first name (or screen name) from your child without your consent, but only in the following special cases:

We may offer additional Services, including subscription-based or account-based Services, which require a parent to register and establish the appropriate permission level for the child. Content and activities available may vary depending on the Service. Parents will be provided with information on the type of content and activities their child may access at the time they register and are always in charge of their child’s account. Subscription fees may apply for some Services.

We may ask for certain information that is not personally identifiable, like city and state, birth month and day, gender, hobbies, etc., to help Us understand Our visitors and improve Our Services.

We also use technology and work with third-party technology partners to recognize returning visitors, for research, and for other purposes, including to screen under-age visitors from certain features or areas intended for older visitors, and to get certain automatically collected information automatically. We ask Our advertising agency service partners under contract with Us to comply with self-regulatory guidelines on targeted advertising. Read more about Our cookies and technologies and Our third-party technology partners at GENERAL INFORMATION AND THE USE OF COOKIES.

Your child can navigate to the general Internet through most of our Website and/or Services that can be accessed through a Service, but that navigation is governed by the third party’s privacy practices, and not this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check the applicable privacy policies and terms of use each time you use any website, online service, or app so you understand how your and your children’s personal information will be collected and used, and by whom.

We encourage you to spend time with your children when they are online or using any mobile device or connected product so you understand the features of the Service and the activities they allow, and to adopt available device and browser controls that reflect your preferences about your children’s ability to access the internet or make purchases online.

If you no longer want your child to participate in Our Services, contact Us at

Upon proper identification, a parent or legal guardian may access and review the Personal Information We have collected about their child, update their child’s contact details, request deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information. Use the “login-as” functionality within your parental guardian account to access, update, or delete your children’s information.

Please note, however, if you ask us to delete your child’s information, your child may not be able to participate in some of the Services and may become ineligible to the program to which they applied.

For more information about the protection of children’s information, please see the Federal Trade Commission’s website at

Information We Collect From You

Acceptd provides an application, virtual audition, collaboration, and communication platform and environment to enable you to learn about arts programs to assist you in your educational and performance growth as you embark on and further develop your artistic career. Therefore, We provide you with opportunities to provide information about yourself that helps you accomplish your personal goals in this area. The majority of information that you may provide is completely optional. By visiting the Site, by using or accessing Our Services or by registering for or using an Account, We and/or Our Partners may collect a variety of information from you for that Service based on what you provide to Us, such as: your name, postal address, telephone number (home and/or mobile), email address, self-created user name, self-created password, and other personally identifying information, and location via geolocation data (“Personal Information”). If you are paying for a Service, standard payment and billing information is required. We do not require users to provide their race, ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual orientation or criminal record (“Sensitive Information”). Please DO NOT post or add Sensitive Information to your account that you would not want to be made publicly available.

Depending on what level of engagement you elect to participate when using Our Service, additional information may be collected and stored. To make these opportunities and your privacy choices very apparent to you, We would like to walk you through the steps of the various levels of engagement that you may choose for your relationship with Acceptd and with Our Partners.

We do not sell your personal information and have not sold your personal information in the immediate 12 months preceding the effective date of this Privacy Policy.

1. Registering on GETACCEPTD.COM

When you register on Our Site, you have the opportunity to volunteer information related to your artistic interests including creating your own demographic and professional skills profile, establishing your preferred privacy settings, uploading your own documents, images, videos and/or audio files, and providing information through the submission of applications to individual Institutions’ programs. The provision of this information, the choice to submit an application or establish a profile that will be visible to educational institutions to which you apply and/or to whom you would like to gain exposure, is fully at your discretion. Depending upon the level of engagement, recruitment, visibility preferences, and communications that you desire with Our team at Acceptd or with Our Institution partners, you will have the opportunity to progressively provide further and additional personal and/or professional information. Very limited information is deemed mandatory. The purposes for some information being mandatory may include legal requirements that Our Partners may have (such as higher education and government funded programs), Our own contractual obligations with Our Partners, legal and financial retention requirements, fraud prevention and similar corporate protection processes. We retain this mandatory information in encrypted form with additional anonymization or pseudonymization in certain situations.

2. Choosing the "Discover Me" Public Profile

If you choose to participate in Our Discover Me public profile program, you must adhere to the Terms of Use. Your affirmative consent of the Terms of Use will be recognized as your acceptance of the Discover Me contract. This contract may be used as the legal basis for collection of Personal Information from EU residents, as noted in the “USERS IN THE EU / EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA'' section below. Any information that you choose to provide or upload is completely optional and all of the information that you voluntarily post on your public profile, including demographic, biographic, resume/CV information, photographs and media content etc., will be visible to all of Our global Institution Partners. Since the purpose of the Discover Me public profile program is to enable you to showcase and promote your artistic skills and interests, and to become aware of programs that may be of interest to you based on the Personal Information that you have provided about your skills, objectives, preferences etc., both Acceptd and Our Partners will use various methods to promote, market, recruit and communicate with you regarding these programs. The communications mechanisms include emails and newsletters sent to you directly from Acceptd and emails from our Partners that will be placed in your Acceptd inbox. We will provide you with choices regarding how We communicate with you. As the Institutions are independent controllers regarding the processing of your personal information, you should contact them directly if you need to exercise choices related to their direct communications with you.

Our Partners and We may use analytics to assess your level of interest in the programs (such as pages you visited on Our Site, if you bookmarked/favorited Our Partner, read Our emails etc.). This type of tracking is accomplished through reports that We may provide to Our Partners based on your behavior via Our Acceptd Site and Services, or through the use of cookies and other tracking devices.

In addition to your consent to make your profile public through the Discover Me option, if any of your media content includes other individuals’ image or personal information, you are fully responsible for obtaining consent from the individuals (e.g. accompanists, co-performers etc.) and you attest, by uploading the media, that this consent has been affirmatively provided to you. This requirement is detailed further in the Terms of Use contract.

If you choose to no longer make your profile public, you can opt-out of Discover Me by turning off the “Public” button. You have complete control over making your profile visible to Our institution partners through this toggle button on the Discover Me profile page. You can also completely delete your registration by writing to Us at or Please note that, as indicated above, We may still be required to retain certain mandatory personal information. Otherwise, We retain your registration and profile information for as long as you continue your involvement with Acceptd. We will introduce processes to revalidate your interest in retaining your Acceptd registration and profile if We have reason to believe that you may no longer be interested in using Our site, such as lack of response to recruitment efforts, unsubscribing from Our newsletters etc. Because of the nature of Our business purpose to provide continuous educational, growth, and promotional opportunities for Our artist members throughout their careers, Our artists traditionally prefer to retain active registration and profiles. Therefore, retention times will be based on our communications with Our artists to ascertain continued interest. We do not intend to retain information for longer than the above stated purpose. If you prefer to have your profile or registration deleted from Our system and database, please contact Us at

3. Submitting an Application to an Institution Through the Acceptd Platform

All of the stages of engagement outlined above begin with registration on the Site, and collaborating and communicating with Acceptd or Our Partners regarding arts and educational programs that Our Institutional Partners or We market and promote to you. When you choose to apply to any of the programs that have been presented to you, or that you may find directly in the Acceptd Directory, you will be voluntarily submitting your Personal Information, separately and independently, to Our Partner organizations which will most likely be promoting these same opportunity and programs on their own websites. Individuals who visit the independent websites of Our Partners and who are interested in applying to these programs will be directed, via a URL link, to a dedicated webpage that is hosted on Our Site. Our partners have the ability to customize the look and feel of this dedicated webpage and the page may look nearly-identical to the webpages on Our Partners’ own website, but the page is hosted on the Acceptd platform. Authorized administrators at the Partner organization are provided login credentials to access this dedicated webpage on the Acceptd platform to create the application and facilitate all reviews and decisions regarding the applicant candidate.

The registration information that will be collected via this webpage to register in the Acceptd system is the same registration information that is identified in the Registration section outlined above in this Privacy Policy. Once this registration is completed, the Partner organization may define further information that they require to be submitted by the applicant for their specific program. While Acceptd provides optional standard data fields that the Partner may include in their application, the Partner chooses their own preferred data fields and also has the ability to collect additional Personal Information that they specifically require. This could possibly include "Sensitive Information”, which may include race, ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual orientation or criminal record. Acceptd does not choose nor control any of the information that a Partner organization includes in their application. Any designation of mandatory vs. voluntary information in the application is solely determined by the Partner organization. We may provide analytics to the Partner organization if they have instructed Us to provide this information to them. We may store a backup copy of the application in an encrypted, archived storage. If an individual who is already registered on the Site chooses to apply to one of Our Partner’s program, the same situation applies as described above. Any information that is submitted in the application is voluntarily provided by the applicant to the Partner organization. The Acceptd platform merely facilitates the submission of an application to Our Partner organizations.

4. Live Virtual Auditions

Some of Our partners may request that you participate in a live virtual audition via the “AuditionRoom” module. By agreeing to participate in, and by actively participating in, any such live virtual audition via the “AuditionRoom” module, you acknowledge, understand, and agree to the following: (i) all audio and visual components of such live virtual audition may be recorded; (ii) you consent to being recorded during such live virtual audition; and (iii) all rights, interests, and title to any and all recording of such live audition shall remain with the party conducting such live audition and you waive any and all claims to the same. While the primary intent of live virtual audition recordings described herein is to be used as part of the review and adjudication process for the organizations to which you apply, you hereby agree that such recordings shall not be limited to such intended use, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing. Live virtual auditions are conducted using integrated third-party software provided by Zoom, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that (a) we cannot and do not guarantee the working order of Zoom or any of its service, and (b) you hereby release and will hold us harmless for the performance of the Zoom platform.

5. Other

Our Services are dynamic, and We often introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If We collect materially different personal data or materially change how We use your data, We will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy.

Information About You We Receive From Other Sources

Where permitted by applicable law, We and/or Our Partners may collect information about you from other sources, including through interactive applications (such as mobile devices and third-party services), from commercially available sources (such as data aggregators and public databases), and when you access Our Site through an SNS. We and/or Our Partners may access and store some or all of the following Information:

The information you allow Us and/or Our Partners to access varies by source and SNS platform, and it is affected by the privacy settings established by those third parties. This Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information to Us. For more information about how those third parties handle your Personal Information, please refer to their privacy policies.

General Information and the Use of Automatic Collection Methods Including Cookies

In addition to collecting Personal Information from you, whenever you interact with Our Service, We, Our Partners, and Our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect and record General Information (defined next). This “General Information” is information about you or your activities on Our Site that does not identify you personally. This includes technical information such as your device, IP address, “cookie” information, the version of your operating system (“OS”), and the page you requested. When you use the Service on a mobile platform, We may also collect and record your unique device ID (persistent / non-persistent), hardware type, media access control (“MAC”) address, international mobile equipment identity (“IMEI”), your device name, and your location (based on your IP address). We may also collect information regarding your activity on the Service (both individually and on an aggregate basis), your interactions with other users of the Service, and your use and referrer data identifying the web pages you visited prior to and after visiting Our Site.

Each cookies falls into one of the four following categories:

Essential CookiesEssential cookies (First Party Cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary” as without them We cannot provide many services that you need on the Site. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you move around the Site.
Analytics CookiesThese cookies track information about visits to the Site so that We can make improvements and report Our performance. For example: analyze visitor and user behavior so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. They collect information about how visitors use the Site, which site the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Site. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them.
Functionality or Preference CookiesDuring your visit to the Site, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the Site. They also store your preferences when personalizing the Site to optimize your use of the Site, for example, your preferred language. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the Site you will not have to set them again.
Targeting or Advertising CookiesThese Third Party Cookies are placed by third party advertising platforms or networks in order to, deliver ads and track ad performance, enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities (this is sometimes called “behavioral” “tracking” or “targeted” advertising) on the Site. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on the Site and other websites. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited the Websites.

The Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics’ which Google uses the information shared by sites and apps to deliver Our services, maintain and improve them, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, protect against fraud and abuse, and personalize content and ads you see on Google and on Our partners’ sites and apps. To learn more about the Company’s use of Google Analytics and what Google Analytics does, please see How Google Uses Information From Sites or Apps that Use Our Services.

Google Analytics supports three JavaScript libraries (tags) for measuring website usage: gtags.js, analytics.js, and ga.js as follows:

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minutesUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
AMP_TAKEN30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id>90 daysContains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.
ga.js sets the following cookies:
__utma2 years from set/updateUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmit10 minutesUsed to throttle request rate
__utmb30 minutes from set/updateUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcEnd of browser sessionNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz6 months from set/updateStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv2 years from set/updateUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser.If you do not want your data collected with Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.ja) running on websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics.

Updates to your browser or operating system may affect functionality of the opt-out add-on. Learn about managing add-ons for Chrome here. If you are not using Chrome, check directly with the manufacturer of your browser to determine whether add-ons will function properly on the browser version that you are using.

The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.

Learn about how Google Analytics collects, uses, and processes data here.

Learn about the cookies Google Analytics uses here.

Facebook Remarketing

We also use Facebook remarketing, which works by placing a cookie when you visit websites. To remarket to you, a code is placed on the page that you visit, which then triggers your ads to follow you around the Internet, whether you are navigating through social media sites or other various websites across the Internet. This technology is the reason you see sidebars or top banners of other sites popping up on other websites you visit. Remarketing comes in many shapes and sizes. We, in particular, use Facebook remarketing. Rather than showing your ads across websites, your ads are shown on Facebook. Facebook commonly refers to this as “Custom Audiences''. The concept is the same as with other remarketing programs, such as Google Ads, in that someone visits a website or interacts with a brand, they are tagged with a code to track them, and then while they are scrolling through their Facebook feed, an advertisement from the prior website pops up to remind them what they were looking at.

To learn more about Facebook’s cookies and other storage technology, please review Facebook’s Data Policy. You can adjust how ads are targeted to you based on your activity on or off Facebook as well. Learn more about those available options to you at

How to Manage Cookies

You can choose whether or not to accept cookies and other technologies, as explained below. However, you should be aware that disabling cookies may prevent you from enjoying the full functionality of the Services. You can find out more information about cookies at and

Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. The “Options” or “Preferences” menu of most browsers detail how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Your browser’s settings may also allow you to disable or delete similar technologies and data used by browser add-ons (such as Flash cookies), for instance by changing the add-on’s settings or clearing browser storage. Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information:

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides. If you only want to limit third party advertising cookies, you can turn off most of these cookies by visiting the following links (but be aware that not all of the companies listed on these sites drop cookies via Our Services):

You can also exercise your Website cookie preferences by visiting the TRUSTe preference center by clicking this link:

Please note that even if you opt-out and limit cookies or these third party tracking technologies, they may still collect data and you may still see ads, but they will not be targeted based on information collected through these technologies.

Information About Our Third Parties, Including Third Party Advertisers

We work with third parties, including third-party advertisers, networks, and service providers who assist us in managing or providing the Service, e.g., payment processors, marketers, etc., who collect some of the information described above, including, in some instances, Personal Information. These third parties also help Us understand how users interact with Our content or offerings. We may also collect contextual or demographic data about Our users from third parties, in order to more effectively deliver the Service or content in which We think you would be interested. Unless you have been notified otherwise, all information collected through Our authorized third party service providers remains governed by security and confidentiality obligations consistent with this Policy. Further, each third party has their own website, which includes their own privacy policies and terms of use, which you should review to ensure you fully understand how these third parties collect and share your information. Other than Google Analytics, which was discussed above, here are the third parties We are currently working with:

Name of Third Party



Google Tag Manager and Google Ads

Google Tag Manager works in conjunction with Google Analytics that work by making “tags”, i.e., snippets of code that are added to a website to collect information and send it to third parties. Tags can be used for all sorts of purposes, including scroll tracking, monitoring form submissions, conducting surveys, generating heat maps, remarketing, or tracking how people arrive at Our Site. They are also used to monitor specific events like file downloads, clicks on certain links, or items being removed from a shopping cart. Google Ads is an online advertising service developed by Google that allows advertisers to display brief ads, service offerings, product listings, and video content within the Google ad network to Site users.

Google Privacy PolicyGoogle Terms of Service


Stripe is a third party payment processing service that allow Us to process payments by credit card, bank transfer and other means. To ensure greater security, We share only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction. Some of these services may also enable the sending of time messages to use, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment. At the time of payment, your credit card information is passed securely using 128bit SSL to Our payment gateway. We never store your credit card information for any reason.

Stripe Privacy and Terms

Facebook Retargeting and Business Manager

Retargeting is a form of online advertising that brings back website visitors. When a person visits the Site, a cookie is placed on their browser. The cookie lets Us recognize and follow Our Site visitors when they visit other websites, and displays ads to those people. We use Facebook Retargeting to advertise Our Services across the Internet. Facebook Retargeting displays relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of our Site you have viewed by placing a cookie on your computer and/or device. THIS COOKIE DOES NOT IN ANYWAY IDENTIFY YOU OR GIVE ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER OR DEVICE. The cookie is used to say essentially “This person visited the Site (or page on the Site) so show them ads relating to the Site (or page on the Site).” This allows Us to tailor Our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you. If you do not wish to participate in Facebook Retargeting, you can opt out by visiting Facebook here. You can also opt out of any third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting Facebook Business Managers allows Us to manage Our accounts and pages.

Facebook Retargeting Privacy Policy Facebook Business Manager Data Policy


Zendesk is one of Our customer service and engagement platforms that allows Us to provide tracking / customer support to users of the Site and of Our Service.

Zendesk Terms of Use

Zendesk Privacy Policy

Constant Contact

Constant Contact provides Us email marketing service and support. It creates targeting and interesting emails to users to advertise services and/or products users might be interests in based on their use of the Site and Services.

Constant Contact Privacy Policy


We work with Sentry to track log errors, which helps Us monitor and fix crashes and issues with the Site in real time.

Sentry Privacy Policy


We work with Zoom for live virtual auditions (AuditionRoom module).

Zoom terms of service

How We Use Your Information

We and/or Our Partners use your information procured and maintained above for things that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

We may provide your information to government officials and agencies as required by law, and Partners as part of business operations. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Partner” shall mean any person or entity with whom We enter into any kind of business transaction who is under an obligation to Us to use reasonable care to keep Personal Information confidential.

How We Share Your Information

As described above in Our engagement levels, We share information with Our Partners through the Acceptd platform. We are committed to maintaining your trust and We want you to understand when and with whom We may share information collected about you. We may share General Information, such as aggregate user statistics, with Our Partners and non-affiliated third parties. We also provide data, including Personal Information about you, with Our Partners, as set forth in the Privacy Policy and in the following circumstances:

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, We will not sell, trade, or disclose your Personal Information We have collected without your consent.

How We Protect the Personal Information We Collect

The security of your Personal Information is important to Us. We take commercially reasonable security measures, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, to protect your Personal Information from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Information by selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism appropriately. To help protect your Information, you should not share your account information or password, reuse your password on other sites, or use a password you have used on other sites.

However, you should assume that no data transmitted over the Internet can be 100% secure. We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Information We hold in Our records, but We cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. Therefore, although We believe the measures implemented by Us and/or Our Partners reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved, We do not promise or guarantee, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information or private communications will remain private.

If you believe your username or password has been stolen, you are required to notify Us so that necessary measures can be taken immediately.

Where Your Personal Information is Held

Acceptd, Inc. is located in the United States and any personal data that We collect is transferred, stored and processed to servers located in the United States, which has not received an adequacy decision by the European Union (“EU”). In order to provide the Service, the Personal Information that We collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside of your country and the European Economic Area ("EEA"), and, in particular, the United States. It may also be processed by any service providers or Partner appointed by Us who operate outside of the EEA and their staff. By submitting your personal or other information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing outside of the EEA or your country and acknowledge that not all countries guarantee the same level of protection for your Personal Information as the one in which you reside. Data transferred will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy and, where applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Additionally, Our third-party Partners may transfer your personal information to other countries that may not have an adequacy decision. Privacy and data protection laws in these countries may vary from the laws in the country in which you live. If you reside in the EU or European Economic Union (“EEA”) and do not consent to this processing, please do not register on the Site or use Our Acceptd platform. If you reside outside these regions, by registering on the Site or using Our Acceptd platform, you are granting consent to have your personal information transferred, processed and stored in the United States where it is governed by the laws of the United States.

How Long We Keep Your Personal Information

We generally keep user data on Our server or in Our archives for as long as We reasonably need it.We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, We may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it. In addition, information posted in a public forum, could stay in the public domain indefinitely.

Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within Our direct control. Please note that We have greater control over recently collected data than over archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, Our general data retention policy applies.

Using Other Sites to Login to Our Site or Services and Links to External Sites

Our privacy policy applies only to Our Acceptd platform accessed through,, or Acceptd may provide you with mechanisms to connect to your social media accounts, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube or Twitter through Our Acceptd platform. Similarly, Our partners may offer you similar links on their designated web pages that are hosted on the Site. Acceptd is not responsible, nor can We control the privacy or security protections on these external sites. Acceptd also is not responsible for any information that you choose to make public on any other website or social media site. You should always consult the privacy policy of these external sites and always use discretion prior to disclosing personal information through any of these sites.

Do Not Track Disclosure

We do not track Our customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your browser allows you to set the DNT signal so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

For information and instructions about how to manage your cookies, refer to your Internet browser’s or mobile device’s technical information. Further information on how to adjust your cookie preferences through your browser is available at the external, third-party informational website

Accessing and Updating Your Information

If you believe that any Personal Information collected and maintained by Us about you is not correct or has changed, please send an e-mail message to explaining the correction or change. We also may provide web pages or other mechanisms through which you can correct or update the Personal Information We have collected and maintained.

In accordance with Our routine record keeping, We may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Site. We and/or Our Partners are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information.

If you ask Us to delete your information, We will do so within a reasonable period of time. Please note that We may need to retain some information about you in order to satisfy Our legal, security, and contractual obligations. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from Our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.

Personal Choice in the Disclosure of Your Information

If you do not want Us to share your Personal Information with Our affiliates, subsidiaries and Partners and third-party service providers, or if you do not want to receive certain communications and offers from Us you can “opt-out” of such sharing, communications and offers by emailing Us at, or by writing to us at Please note that even if you unsubscribe to promotional offers or other marketing messages, We still may need to send you communications relating to your use of the Site, such as a transaction initiated by you or for other legitimate non-marketing reasons.

Users Located in the EU / European Economic Area

This section of the Privacy Policy applies only if you use Our Site or Services covered by the Privacy Policy from a country in the European Union or another member state of the EEA, and it supplements the information in the Privacy Policy.

Acceptd is a data controller for processing of information defined as personal data under applicable data protection law (“Personal Data”) when collecting personal information for registration, profile development and recruiting purposes. When an individual uses the Acceptd platform to apply to an Institution, the Institution partner is an independent data controller, as they determine the means and purposes for the processing of an applicant’s information. Institutions are responsible for the protection of applicants’ personal information as well as for the exercising of EU residents’ data subject rights. When you apply to an Institution’s program through the Acceptd platform, the name of the Institution will be clearly visible on the application site. The information that the Institution requests from you is defined by the Institution. While Acceptd offers hosting and backup services to these Intuitions, please note that the information that you are providing through the application is being submitted to the Institution as an independent controller. If you have any questions about that Institution’s privacy policy or if you would like to exercise your EU data subject rights regarding information that you have provided to the Institution through the application process, please contact the Institution directly. To the extent an Institution has a privacy policy, a link to the Institution’s privacy policy and contact information is required to be placed on the application site.

1. Legal Basis for Data Processing

We will only collect and process Information about you where We have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or agreement with you, e.g., to deliver the Service you have requested and/or to identify and authenticate you so you may use the Site; (for example, to provide you with services you request and to identify and authenticate you so you may use the website); "legitimate interests”, e.g., to manage Our relationship with you, to improve the Site and Our services, to protect Our property and safeguard against fraud and malware, to make or defend legal claims); and based on consent by Our customers, e.g., to communicate with you about Our products and services and provide you with marketing information).

Where We rely on a contract or agreement, including Our Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Use, We will ask that you agree to the processing of personal data that is necessary for entering into or performance of your contract with Us. We provide a voluntary service; you can choose whether or not you want to use the Service. However, if you want to use the Service, you need to agree to Our Terms of Use, which set out the contract/agreement between you and Us. As We operate in countries worldwide (including the US) and use technical infrastructure in the Us to deliver the Services to you, in accordance with the contract/agreement between Us, We may need to transfer your Information to the US and to other jurisdictions as necessary to provide the Service. You may withdraw your consent at any time, but that will not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data prior to such withdrawal.

Where We rely on legitimate interests as a basis for Information processing, you have the right to object. We may process your personal data for the purposes of Our legitimate interests or for the legitimate interests of third parties, provided that such processing shall not outweigh your rights and freedoms. For example, We may process your personal Information to:

If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which We collect and use your Information, please contact Us at (and as further discussed below) and We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.

2. Data Subject Rights

The EU General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable data protection laws provide certain rights for individual data subjects (“EU Data Subject Rights”). You may decline to share certain Personal Data with Us, in which case We may not be able to provide some of the features and functionality of Our services. These rights include, in accordance with applicable law, the rights to access or rectify Personal Data, object to or restrict further processing, or request the erasure of Personal Data or, where feasible, to have it moved to a new service provider (“data portability”). Requests should be submitted by contacting Us at

You may access and change certain Personal Data by logging into Our Site and updating the account settings page and other features. Otherwise, We will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide you reasonable access to your Personal Data within 30 days of your access request to the contact address below. We provide this access so that you may review, make corrections, or request deletion of your Personal Data. If We cannot honor your request within 30 days, We will inform you when We will be able to provide such access. If for some reason access is denied, We will provide an explanation. When technically feasible, at your request, We will provide your Personal Data to you or transmit it directly to another controller.

We retain your Personal Data while you have an account with Us and while you are using Our services or continuing to visit Our Site. We will retain your Personal Data for as long as it is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in the Privacy Policy, considering the time period reasonably necessary to: provide the services to you, exercise the choices and rights you have requested, comply with Our contractual obligations, enforce Our terms for use of the services, and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

If you have any unresolved privacy concern that We have not addressed satisfactorily after contacting Us, you have the right to contact the relevant national data protection supervisory authority and lodge a complaint.

3. Contact Us

For all EU Data Subject Rights requests, you must put the statement "Your EU Data Subject Rights" in the subject field of your request and include in the request the name of the Services with respect to which you are requesting the information, as well as your contact information. If you have questions or wish to exercise EU Data Subject rights, please contact Us at

Acceptd is located in the United States and all information entered into the Acceptd platform is processed and stored in the United States. The provision of personal information to register on the Acceptd platform is typically submitted directly into the US-based website by the individual artist registrant. Acceptd is currently striving towards obtaining Privacy Shield certification in the near future; however, in the interim, Our legal basis for any cross-border transfer of personal information from Our EEA partners to Our location in the United States is standard contractual clauses.

How to Access, Correct or Make Changes to Your Personal Information

If you reside outside of the EU and have provided Us with any personal information that you would like to access, delete or change, please contact Us at If you reside in the EU or Switzerland, please see Your Data Subject Rights (DSR).

Notice to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights

This portion of the Privacy Policy applies solely to California Consumers as (“consumers” or “you”). We have adopted this Notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other California privacy laws. The purpose of this Notice is to provide you with a description of our online and offline practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and sale of personal information and of the rights you have regarding your personal information. As used in this Notice, any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Notice.

Shine the Light

Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask Us for a notice identifying the categories of personal Information that We share with Our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: Acceptd, 1822 Henderson Rd., P.O. Box 20119 Columbus, Ohio 43220-9997 or via email to We will respond to one request per California customer each year, and We do not respond to requests made by means other than as set forth above.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on the Do Not Track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track the user. At this time, we do not respond to Web browser “do not track” settings or signals. We deploy cookies and other technologies on our Service to collect information about you and your browsing activity, even if you have turned on the Do Not Track signal.

Your Right to Know About the Personal Information We Collect About You

We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device as further set forth in this Privacy Policy as provided from the following sources:

We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

Sharing Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information to a Partner, third party or a service provider for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:

We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold any Personal Information.

Your Rights and Choices

Under California Laws, California residents can exercise three privacy rights (one of which does not apply as We do not and have not sold your Personal Information as that term is defined in the CCPA), which are described in more detail below (collectively, “Rights”). These Rights are not absolute and are subject to certain exceptions. For instance, We cannot disclose or permit access to specific pieces of Personal Information if the disclosure or access would present a certain level of risk to the security of the Personal Information, your account with Us or the security of the business’s systems of networks. If you are a California consumer, We will process your request to exercise your Rights in accordance with California Laws.

A record concerning the requests may be maintained pursuant to our legal obligations. Further, We may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to act on a request if such request is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded.

Disclosure and Access Requests

You have the right to request that we disclose to you, for the 12-month period immediately preceding the date of your request to know the following:

Categories of Personal Information Request

Specific Pieces of Information Request

When a request for disclosure is made, We will first take steps to verify your identity to protect your privacy and security. For requests to disclose categories of Personal Information collected, We will have the requestor provide at least two pieces of information so that We may verify the requestor’s identity to a reasonable degree of certainty. For requests to disclose specific pieces of personal information collected, We will have the requester provider at least three pieces of information so that We may verify the requestor’s identity to a reasonably high degree of certainty and additionally provide a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that the requestor is the consumer whose Personal Information is the subject of the request. We are required to retain the signed declarations as part of our record-keeping obligations for 24 months.

Please note, however, that regardless of the Personal Information We hold on you, We will never disclose a consumer’s social security number, driver’s license number, or other government-issued identification number, financial account number, any health information or medical identification number, an account password, security questions and answers or unique biometric data generated from measurements or technical analysis of human characteristics.

Please note additionally that we are only required to fulfil a Disclosure request from a consumer twice per every 12-month period. If you submit a request in excess, it may be denied or you may be charged for fulfilling your request.

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that We delete any of your personal information that We collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Given the type of personal information We collect, for requests to delete Personal Information collected, We will have the requestor provide at least three pieces of information so that We may verify the requestor’s identity to a reasonably high degree of certainty. We are required to retain the requests to delete for a period of 12 months as part of our record-keeping obligations.

If We are unable to verify a request, to the extent possible, that request will be treated as a request to opt-out and afforded rights associated with that request right as described in more detail below.

Once We receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, We will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from Our records, unless an exception applies. A deletion request may be denied, in full or in part, if retaining the information is necessary for Us or Our service providers to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which We collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of Our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform Our contract with you.

  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.

  3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.

  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).

  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.

  7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.

  8. Comply with a legal obligation.

  9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Exercising Disclosure and Deletion Rights

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

Only you or your authorized agent may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information, though We will require your authorized provider to provide proof of agency, including written authorization by you prior to accepting your request for deletion. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.

You or your agent may make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

We cannot and will not respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if We cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with Us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.

Response Timing and Format

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt unless required to earlier by law. If We require more time (up to 90 days), We will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with Us, We will deliver Our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with Us, We will deliver Our written response in the manner in which we received the request. Any disclosures We provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response We provide will also explain the reasons We cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data disclosure requests, We will select a format to provide your Personal Information that is readily usable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If We determine that the request warrants a fee, We will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

Nevada Privacy Rights

As of October 1, 2019, if you are a Nevada resident, you may opt-out of the sale of your Personal Information. To do so, please contact us at via email and title the subject of your email “Nevada Privacy Rights Opt-Out Request”. In response, We will request information from you to verify your identity. We will respond to your request, once verified, within 60 calendar days (with a possible 30 day extension upon notice to you) unless determined that these requirements are not applicable to Us in which case we will inform you as such.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change, modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in Our practices and service offerings. If We modify Our Privacy Policy, We will update the “Effective Date” and such changes will be effective upon posting. If We make material changes to this Privacy Policy, We will notify you by prominently posting a notice on the Site or by sending you a notice to the e-mail address We have on file for you. Any revised Privacy Policy will only apply prospectively to Personal Information collected or modified after the Effective Date of the revised policy. It is your responsibility to periodically check and review Our Privacy Policy for changes.

No Rights of Third Party Entities

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by any third-party entity.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Our privacy practices, please contact Us at