Policies

Diversity Statement: 

We are striving to engage artists, community members, volunteers and employees from all backgrounds and modalities to build inclusive community. All are encouraged to apply. We believe our diversity is our strength and we value the unique perspectives and contributions that people of all backgrounds and life experiences can bring to our team. Therefore, we actively engage people of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, and those who do not speak English as their first language.

Qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Employment is dependent on completing a background check. Follow Your Art Community Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Payments:

Follow Your Art Community Studios accepts Mastercard and Visa credit cards as well as personal checks.

Membership:

All members will receive membership benefits and discounts outlined in the Membership section.

Registration:

All registrations are taken on a first come, first-served basis. If a class is full at the time of your registration, you will be notified and placed on the waiting list. Payment in full is due upon registration. 

Course Withdrawal & Refunds:

  • Ten days or more before class starts: full refund.
  • Less than 10 days before class starts: 50% refund.     
  • No refunds after classes begin.  
  • Partial refunds or make-up classes will be considered for students with extenuating circumstances.

Course Confirmation:

You will receive a receipt by email shortly after your registration is processed. You will receive a reminder/confirmation email one week prior to the start of class.

Course Cancellation:

Follow Your Art Community Studios reserves the right to cancel classes with a full refund if enrollment is insufficient to run the class.  Cancelled classes due weather or other unforeseen circumstances will be made up at the end of the semester, or at a mutually agreed upon time.

Special Circumstances:

Parents must notify the office about any medical conditions, allergies, learning styles, social needs, or other special circumstances that might impact a student’s participation and well being.  

Photo and Video Release:

Our teachers often photograph classes for marketing purposes. (catalog, online, newspaper). Permission to be photographed is implied by enrollment. Please contact the office in writing if you do not wish to be included in publicity.

Shared Registration/Membership Data

All registrations are processed and stored through our class management site, Proclassonline.com (PCI DSS Compliant and Audited by Trustwave)  All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. Your data is also shared with Openedge.com (PCI and GDP compliant), which processes payments made to our organization. 

Shipping and Return Policy:

At this time we do not sell FYACS merchandise.  

Personal Data

Comments

If visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We receive anonymous data from Google using their Analytics tool.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We store your email address in our MailChimp.com database, which is used exclusively by our organization.

How we protect your data

We use a SSL certificate to make sure transactions and information sent through this site are secure.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will notify you in a timely manner.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive anonymous data from Google using their Analytics tool.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Currently, none.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Currently, none.