Privacy Policy

Your information is safe with us at Nashville Christian Songwriters. We use the latest data encryption available and only store your information for billing and shipping purposes. It will never be sold, bartered, traded, or used for any purposes other than for your intended purpose of taking advantage of all the great resources and coaching opportunities offered at this site. If you ever have any questions, just ask us at [email protected].

Refund Policy, Indemnification for Intellectual Properties, and User Disclaimers

At Nashville Christian Songwriters, your satisfaction is our success. If at any time you are unhappy with any physical purchase, drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll make sure you are fully refunded for any damaged products within 30 days of purchase.

Virtual Products and Coaching Indemnification

We do not offer refunds on the NCS MEMBERSHIP. Due to the nature of “coaching” and “song critiques,” we do not offer refunds for differences of opinion or a “bad critique.” Any and all coaching “advice” or counsel received from John Chisum or any NCS associate cannot be construed in any way to guarantee commercial success for you, your songs, or for your intellectual properties. All counsel and professional advice are taken at your own risk and you agree by accessing them to hold John Chisum, his heirs, assigns, relatives, associates, friends, partners, and anyone remotely associated with Nashville Christian Songwriters International LLC (and the company itself) free and clear from all lawsuits, litigation, accusation, and liable for any reason whatsoever arising from any song submissions in our forums, critique packages, or any such activity pursuant to the nature of this organization and its activities in regards to your songs in every way, shape, or form.

Intellectual Property

All compositions (lyrics and melodies) uploaded herein or submitted in any way to this company are the sole property of its composer (you) and/or cowriters and shall in no way be deemed property of Nashville Christian Songwriters International LLC. Participation here is understood to be at your own full agreement with the foregoing, whether you choose to read these words or not. We strive for a safe and loving environment. Anyone choosing to make crude, snide, or demeaning remarks about anyone for any reason (including religious, theological, ethnic, orientation, gender, or whatever other things people choose to hate with) will be banned with no recourse. This is a safe place for all desiring to learn more about writing songs for and about Jesus Christ. If that offends you, we wish you well as you find another place to belong. If you ever have any questions, just ask us at [email protected].

User Disclaimer

NCS reserves the right to revoke membership at any time without refund for users posting foul language, derogatory or belligerent remarks, or for provoking controversial off-topic discussions in our forums or on any related comments or posting sections of this site. “Off-topic” is anything NOT about songs, songwriting, or the process of songwriting as it pertains to the general tenure of this site. Engaging in political, moral, judgmental and/or hateful discussions is strictly forbidden here. If you disagree with a user, be nice in how you express your disagreement. Kindness is king here.

Further, NCS retains the right to discontinue offering forums or discussion groups of any type on this site and may remove them at any time and for any reason without offering refunds for membership. Your participation here is at your own risk, as stated above, and you agree by accessing them to hold John Chisum, his heirs, assigns, relatives, associates, friends, partners, and anyone remotely associated with Nashville Christian Songwriters International LLC (and the company itself) free and clear from all lawsuits, litigation, accusation, and liable for any reason whatsoever arising from any interactions with people you meet here in our forums,  or in/through any such activity pursuant to the nature of this organization and its activities in regards to you, your songs, and anything pertaining to you in every way, shape, or form.

This policy (together with our terms of website use  and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which we at Nashville Christian Songwriters International, LLC, will process any personal data we collect from you, or which you provide to us, in the course of using our site www.nashvillechristiansongwriters.com, or any other website or group under the control of Nashville Christian Songwriters International, LLC (collectively, referred to as “Website”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using this Website.

PRIVACY POLICY CONSENT (and a more formal legal presentation of our policies)

The Website and its Content is owned by Nashville Christian Songwriters International, LLC (“Company”, “we”, or “us”). The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our Website.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. This Privacy Policy is effective as of the current date. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy on the Website at any time without notice. Use of any information or contribution that you provide to us, or which is collected by us on or through our Website or its Content is governed by this Privacy Policy. By using our Website or its Content, you consent to this Privacy Policy, whether or not you have read it. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website or its Content.

Our Policy Re: Submission, Storage and Sharing of Data.

To use our Website or its Content, we may seek personal data including your name, e-mail address, street address, city, state, billing information, or other personally identifying information (“Confidential Information”), or you may offer or provide a comment, photo, image, video or any other submission to us when visiting or interacting with our Website and its Content (“Other Information”). By providing such Confidential Information or Other Information to us, you grant us permission to use and store such information.

Your Confidential Information is stored through by us internally or through a data management system. Your Confidential Information will only be accessed by those who help to obtain, manage or store that Information, or who have a legitimate need to know such Confidential Information.

There may be an occasion where we may ask for demographic information such as gender or age, but if you choose not to provide such data and information, you may still use the Website and its Content, but you may not be able to use those services where demographic information may be required.

We may use your information to send you newsletters, to give you information about our goods, products and/or services when you have consented to be contacted for such purposes, to notify you of changes to our services, and to carry out our obligations regarding contracts entered into between you and us. If you do not want us to use your information for marketing purposes, please contact [email protected].

If you click on, or follow, any links from our site to external websites, our privacy policy will no longer apply. Please check the privacy policies of any such external site before submitting any personal data, as we cannot accept any responsibility or liability in relation to outside sites or sources.

Our Confidentiality Policy.

Our goal is to keep your Confidential Information confidential.  Please note that we may disclose such Confidential Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that: (1) such action is necessary to protect and defend our rights or property or those of our users or licensees, (2) to act as immediately necessary in order to protect the personal safety or rights of our users or the public, or (3) to investigate or respond to any real or perceived violation of this Privacy Policy or of our Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions, or any other terms of use or agreement with us. Also, whenever you voluntarily make your Confidential Information or Other Information available for viewing by others online through this Website or its Content, it may be seen, collected and used by others, and therefore, we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the Confidential Information or Other Information that you voluntarily share.

How You Can Unsubscribe.

You may unsubscribe to our e-newsletters or updates at any time through the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-mail communications. We manage e-mail lists through a list management system. Unsubscribing from one list managed by us will not necessarily remove you from all publication email lists. If you have questions or are experiencing problems unsubscribing, please contact us at [email protected].

Our Anti-Spam Policy

We only want you to have the information that you have requested and from which you will benefit. We have a no spam policy and provide you with the ability to opt-out of our communications by selecting the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-mails. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information. We will not sell, rent or share your email address.

Our Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), and our Website and its Content is directed to individuals who are at least 18 years old or older.

Anonymous Data Collection and the Use of “Cookies.”

To maintain our Website’s high quality, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website by identifying which areas of the Website are most heavily used, and to display content according to your preferences. Your IP address is the number assigned to computers connected to the Internet. This is essentially “traffic data” which cannot personally identify you, but is helpful to us for marketing purposes and for improving our services. Traffic data collection does not follow a user’s activities on any other Websites in any way. Anonymous traffic data may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate basis. We may use the standard “cookies” feature of major web browsers. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data-capture mechanisms on our Website other than cookies. You may choose to disable cookies through your own web browser’s settings. However, disabling this function may diminish your experience on the Website and some features may not work as intended. We have no access to or control over any information collected by other individuals, companies or entities whose website or materials may be linked to our Website or its Content.

No liability for other websites’ privacy policies.

We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of any other individual, company or entity whose website or materials may be linked to our Website or its Content, and thus we cannot be held liable for the privacy of the information on their website or that you voluntarily share with their website. Please review their privacy policies for guidelines as to how they respectively store, use and protect the privacy of your Confidential Information and Other Information.

How you can be notified of changes to the Website.

We may use your contact information to inform you of changes to the Website or its Content, or, if requested, to send you additional information about us. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter our Website, its Content and this Privacy Policy at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon posting our updated Privacy Policy.  Please review this Privacy Policy periodically. Continued use of any of information obtained through or on the Website or its Content following the posting of changes and/or modifications constitutes acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].

This site is for persons 18-years old and older only, except with the permission and supervision of an adult parent or guardian. For more information, contact us at [email protected]

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