Terms of Service

Please read these terms of service (“terms of service” or “TOS”) carefully before accessing and using the Maurice Duruflé Academy of Music website and services accessible by and at https://durufleacademy.org (this “website” or the “services”). 

IMPORTANT: By accessing and using this website and the services, you agree with the owner of this website (the “website owner”, “we” or “us”) to comply with these TOS, without limitation or qualification. 

Age restrictions

If you are younger than 13 years old (or a higher age, if so stipulated as the age of legal consent where you live), you must have the permission of your parents or guardians in order to agree to these TOS (including the privacy policy and the acceptable use policy) and to use this website and the services. In that case, you must be assisted by (and represented as necessary by) your parents or guardians to understand and agree to these TOS. By accessing and using this website and the services, you represent that you are not a minor or otherwise, you have complied with these age restrictions.

Intellectual property

All content of this website and the services –  including all text, images and audiovisual material made available by and through this website – are owned by the website founders Matthew Cates (mcates@durufleacademy.org) and Joshua Sobel (sobel.j@artist.uncsa.edu), or applicable third parties. You may only use the copyright, trade marks, patents and any other intellectual property rights in this website and the services (and their content) as permitted by and in accordance with these TOS. 

You retain ownership of all intellectual property rights in any content that you generate in this website or the services (“your content”). However, by generating your content in this website or the services, you grant the website owner a worldwide, perpetual, royalty free license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, create derivative works, make publicly available, and otherwise exploit your content, but only for the limited purposes of providing this website and the services and as otherwise permitted by our privacy policy (see below). This license also includes the right for us to use any feedback you provide on this website or the services without any attributing it to you or having any other obligation to you. This license also extends to any trusted third parties we work with, to the extent necessary to provide this website and the services. 

Privacy policy

We advise you to read our privacy policy, which describes how we collect and treat any personal information included in your content. We will adhere to our privacy policy and you in turn agree that we may use and share your content in accordance with our privacy policy.

Content and links 

The content provided on this website is free of charge and for informational purposes only and does not create a professional or legal relationship between you and the website owner.  Services accessed through links or content on this website may be governed by additional terms and conditions, including as to fees and payment. Links and content on this website may lead to services or sites not provided or operated by the website owner. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to such other services or sites and the website owner takes no responsibility for such other sites or services. A link to another site or service in this website is not an endorsement of that site or service. Any use you make of the information provided on this website, or any site or service linked to by this site, is at your own risk.

Your responsibilities

You must comply with the website acceptable use policy.

You are also responsible for complying with the laws of the place in which and from which you access and use this website and the services, and you agree that you will not access or use this website and the services in violation of those laws. 

Our rights

We may change these TOS, this website or the services at any time for a variety of reasons, such as to reflect or account for content updates, new functionality or changes in circumstances, Changes will be effective no sooner than the day they are publicly posted. If you do not want to agree to any changes, you should stop using this website or the services, because by continuing to use the Services you indicate your agreement to be bound by the changed terms.

We may terminate your access and/or use of this website and the services for any reason at any time, and without any liability to you. Without limiting the foregoing, we may limit, suspend or terminate such access or use: (i) if you fail to comply with these TOS (including the acceptable use policy); or (ii) if we are investigating suspected misconduct by you. 


We make no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to this website, the services and their contents (or any site or service accessible through them), which are all provided “as is”. The website owner expressly disclaim all express and implied warranties including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event will either the website owner or third-parties accessed by or through this website or the services be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, or other damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data) without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this website, the services and their contents (or any site or service accessible through them).

Applicable law and disputes

By accessing and using the website and services, you agree that the laws having force in the State of North Carolina, without regard to principles of conflict laws, will govern these terms and conditions, or any dispute of any sort that might come between the website owner and you, or its business partners and associates. Any dispute related in any way to your access to and use of this website or the services shall be arbitrated by state or federal courts sitting in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts. These TOS do not restrict, exclude, or modify (or purport to restrict, exclude or modify) any statutory rights that cannot be limited, excluded or modified under any applicable law, However, any other statutory rights are limited, excluded or modified to the full extent permitted by applicable law.