In addition to the information that you actively provide to The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation, such as what you provide when you register for a free brochure or register for classes, the Foundation collects information about how you interact with our site. The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation collects passive information for purposes such as testing and improving a user’s experience at the site and for compiling broad aggregate demographic data and related usage data for internal purposes. The types of passive information include, but are not limited to, your IP address, which type of browser you are using, where you go on our site and how long you stay on any part of our site. We may also track how you interact with our site, by assigning a random string of numbers and characters to your session. Passive information does not identify you to the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation by name, and the Foundation does not link your IP address to your personally identifiable information. We use a “cookie” based data collection paradigm in certain areas of our site. Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing customized services. Additionally, in some cases, certain functionalities are only feasible through the use of a cookie. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our site.