Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

[Last updated: 16 March, 2023]

I need your permission to store your name, username and email address so that, whenever you logon, I can check that your are entitled to use my sound files. If you don’t Opt-In to this Privacy Policy, then I won’t be able to do that.

Your privacy is very important to me. At JohnF’s Rehearsal Files I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it;
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my site, or protect my rights;
  • I don’t store personal information on my host’s servers unless required for the on-going operation of my site.

It is JohnF’s Rehearsal Site’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my website.

Here at JohnF’s Rehearsal Files I take your privacy seriously and will use your personal information to administer your account and to check that you have the right access to the rehearsal files available at your subscription level.

Before you can become a member, you need to tell me that you are happy that you are giving me some data about yourself, and that I can use that data to identify your status. You do this by checking the tick box on the Registration page.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, JohnF’s Rehearsal Site collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to understand better how JohnF’s Rehearsal Site visitors use its website. From time to time, JohnF’s Rehearsal Site may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

JohnF’s Rehearsal Site also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on my forums. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that forum commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the forum where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to JohnF’s Rehearsal Site’s website choose to interact with JohnF’s Rehearsal Site in ways that require JohnF’s Rehearsal Site to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that JohnF’s Rehearsal Site gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on my forums to be logged in. In each case, JohnF’s Rehearsal Site collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with JohnF’s Rehearsal Site. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

JohnF’s Rehearsal Site may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. For instance, JohnF’s Rehearsal Site may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, JohnF’s Rehearsal Site does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

JohnF’s Rehearsal Site discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on JohnF’s Rehearsal Site’s behalf or to provide services available at JohnF’s Rehearsal Site’s website, and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using JohnF’s Rehearsal Site’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, JohnF’s Rehearsal Site discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when JohnF’s Rehearsal Site believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of JohnF’s Rehearsal Site, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an JohnF’s Rehearsal Site website and have supplied your email address, JohnF’s Rehearsal Site may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with JohnF’s Rehearsal Site. I primarily use my various forums to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via email or via the Contact Me form), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site uses cookies to help JohnF’s Rehearsal Site identify and track visitors, their usage of the JohnF’s Rehearsal Site website, and their website access preferences. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using JohnF’s Rehearsal Site website, with the drawback that certain features of JohnF’s Rehearsal Site’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If JohnF’s Rehearsal Site, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that JohnF’s Rehearsal Site goes out of business, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of JohnF’s Rehearsal Site may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

How/when will I contact you?

I will contact you if there is a change to how the site works, or if there is a problem with your account.

From time to time I may contact you regarding a request you have made, and I will always notify you when the rehearsal files you may have asked for are ready.

As I don’t have your postal address or your phone numbers, the only way I will ever contact you is via email.

What information about you do I hold?

You can always see what personal information you have given me by choosing YOUR ACCOUNT>ACCOUNT. This information is stored on my host’s servers (SiteGround). This is SiteGround’s Privacy Policy and here are their Terms and Conditions.

If you buy a paid-for subscription on my site, no identifiable data is kept on my site; rather, your payment is managed either by PayPal, or by Stripe. Their privacy policies are here;



I may occasionally use MailChimp to distribute important changes to how the site works. MailChimp’s privacy policy is here:


If you want me to remove this information

Choose HELP>CONTACT ME and say you want me to remove your information. Be aware that, in order to check on your eligibility to access the files, I need access to your email address. If I carry out your request to remove your data from my site, you will no longer have access to the sound files.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, JohnF’s Rehearsal Site may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at JohnF’s Rehearsal Site’s sole discretion. JohnF’s Rehearsal Site encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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