Privacy Policy

The website for the Southwest Bluegrass Association (SWBA),

At  Southwest Bluegrass Association, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by our website and how it is used. By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

On our Site:

We publish on our website  information about the Southwest Bluegrass Association, bluegrass music events, articles, reviews, advertisements, and links to other related websites. These link sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. You should consult the respective administrators of these linked websites for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Log Files:

Like many other web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and a number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information, IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Do we use cookies?

Yes, cookies must be turned on in your browser to take part as a user in these pages, groups, forums, topics, and events.  Cookies are used to hold your usernames, password and viewing options, allowing you to log in. We also may use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages users access or visit. SWBA customizes web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browsers.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers respective websites.

Third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads on

Third party vendors, including Automattic Ads, Jetpack Ads, and Google.

Use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website or other websites.

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our website’s visitors based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users of this site may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Google Ads Settings or by visiting

What are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on a user’s browser. Most cookies contain a unique identifier called a cookie ID: a string of characters that websites and servers associated with the browser on which the cookie is stored. This allows websites and servers to distinguish the browser from other browsers that store different cookies, and to recognize each browser by its unique cookie ID.

Cookies are widely used by websites and servers to provide many of the basic services we find online. If you shop on a website, a cookie allows the website to remember which items you’ve added to your virtual shopping cart. If you set preferences on a website, a cookie allows the website to remember your preferences the next time you visit. Or if you sign into a website, the website might use a cookie to recognize your browser later on, so that you don’t have to sign in again. Cookies also allow websites to collect data about user activity, such as how many unique visitors a page receives per month. All these applications depend on the information stored in cookies.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you contact, comment, subscribe or register on our site. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter you’re: name (for site login ), e-mail address, username (public, visible on our site) and some info about you. You can always opt out and you always have the option to visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used to personalize your experience, to improve our website, to send emails or to administer other site features. The email address you provide will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your participation on our site (The SWBA Blog, SWBA News & Updates, membership)


Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise, transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe, the release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

At our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website (Amazon, Apple) These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.   Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Altering Your Personal Information:

If you wish to modify or delete your personal information, or opt-out of future communications, please contact us using the information below.

Your consent:

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by the Southwest Bluegrass Association. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of the site means that you agree with the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Contacting Us:

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at ⇒ [email protected]