Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) uses and protects any information that you give LACM when you use this website. LACM is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Please note that you will only be able to access or browse LACM’s sites or register and enroll in LACM courses if you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you choose not to provide certain information required to provide you with various products and services offered on LACM websites, then you may not be able to establish a user account or obtain certain products or services.

LACM is a higher education institution. In order for LACM to educate its students, both in class and online, and provide community services, LACM has lawful and essential need to collect, process, use, and maintain data of its students, employees, applicants, and others involved in its educational and community programs. The lawful bases include, without limitation, admission; registration; delivery of classroom, online, and study abroad education; grades; communications; employment; development; program analysis for improvements; and records retention.

Examples of what we collect:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address
  • IP address or other location identifier
  • Demographic information such as postal code, preferences, and interests
  • Other personal information relevant to surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

  • We require this information to understand your needs, provide you with a better service, and the additional following reasons:
  • Internal record keeping
  • Improve our products and services
  • Promotional emails about new courses, degrees, or workshops
  • Special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • Market research by email, phone, or mail
  • To customize the website according to your interests

If a data subject refuses to provide personal data that is required by LACM in connection with lawful reasons to collect this data, a refusal may make it impossible for LACM to provide education, employment, research, or other requested services.


LACM may use “cookies,” small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them), to maintain a user’s identity between web sessions. Cookies are stored on your hard drive and may be later accessed by the website to track prior usage. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in collecting and assessing cookies. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. You may disable cookies through your individual browser options.

Google Analytics

LACM uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. to gather statistics on website usage, such as how often each page has been visited. Many websites use these statistics to monitor and improve their services. Information collected and processed by Google Analytics includes the user’s IP address, network location, and geographic location. Google Analytics acquires this information by installing a cookie on your computer. LACM does not share any information it collects with Google, and Google Analytics does not collect any personal information such as names, contact information, social security numbers, or financial information. If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies through your individual browser options.

For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google’s “How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services” page, located at

Links to Other Websites

LACM may include links to other internet sites as a convenience to users of its website. Users’ access and use of such websites, including information, material, products, and services therein, are solely at the users’ own risk. LACM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other internet sites.

How to Manage Your Personal Information

  • As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
  • Access and obtain a copy of your data
  • Require LACM to change incorrect or incomplete data
  • Require LACM to delete or stop processing your data, for example, where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing
  • Object to the processing of your data in certain circumstances, for example, where the school is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing, or for direct marketing purposes
  • Ask LACM to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the school’s legitimate grounds for processing data
  • Withdraw your consent at any time, where we have requested and obtained your consent
  • Where our lawful basis is consent or performance of a contract, we will allow portability of your data

If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the personal information that LACM maintains about you, please contact us at

Storage and Security

Your personal data is held within our systems or the third-party service providers that provide LACM and its community with various applications and services. The systems are accessed by the employees who have a relevant interest in the service or data to perform the services described above.

LACM maintains and uses reasonable administrative, organizational, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your information from loss, destruction, misuse, unauthorized access, or disclosure as required by applicable law. This includes relationships with third-party providers.

These technologies help ensure that your data is safe, secure, and only available to you and the authorized personnel at LACM.

Your information will be retained by LACM in accordance with applicable federal laws. Your information will be destroyed upon your request unless applicable law requires destruction after the expiration of an applicable retention period. The manner of destruction shall be appropriate to preserve and ensure the confidentiality of your information given the level of sensitivity, value, and criticality to LACM.

Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed and updated from time to time. When changes are made, the Privacy Policy link will be labeled as “Revised (date),” indicating that you should review the new terms, which will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the site after any changes have been made, you accept the modified Privacy Policy and any changes contained therein. In case you miss the notification referenced above, be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

Data Controller
Kristin Barrios

Terms of Use

The text, audio, images, photographs, graphics, descriptions, and other material provided on the website are collectively referred to as the “Content.” You may view and listen to the Content only for personal and non-commercial purposes. Nothing contained on the website will be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any right to use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create derivative works, publicly perform, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any of the Content on or transmitted through the website for commercial purposes. The use of any content on any other website is prohibited.

General Compliance with Laws

All users shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding use of the website.

Links to Other Websites

LACM generally welcomes links to its website. You may establish a link to the website, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your website or its contents by LACM or by any group or individual related to or affiliated with LACM. You must obtain LACM’s express written consent in order to use on your website any Content provided on LACM’s website. LACM may include links to other internet sites solely as a convenience to users of its website. LACM does not necessarily endorse any such websites or the information, material, products, or services contained on or accessible through such websites. Users access and use such websites, including information, material, products, and services therein, solely at the users’ own risk. LACM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other internet sites.


Your use of and browsing in the website are at your own risk. LACM makes no warranties or representations as to the Content and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions therein. LACM also assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any

damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the website or your downloading of any materials from the website.

(Updated 3/10/2022)