Privacy Policy

"Let me start by saying that is an instructional website created by me (Norm Stockton/Stocktones Music/ArtOfGroove) and my friend & long-standing web developer, Jeff Huntington (Set Apart Web Design).  I'm a professional musician, and this site was created in response to a great many requests I've received over the years from people interested in advancing their musical development.  

Beyond the verbiage below, I just want to offer you my personal commitment that I will never sell, rent, lease or otherwise share any personal information you provide to me or my websites ( and

God bless you & your musical endeavors!"

Norm Stockton

Please read this Privacy Policy before using ("Web site"), an Internet site maintained by Norm Stockton/Stocktones Music/ArtOfGroove. ("ArtOfGroove"). Your use of the Web site serves as your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and consent to ArtOfGroove's collection and use of the information you provide as set forth in the Privacy Policy. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to and, and not to other Web sites operated by other companies or organizations to which we may link. When you link to any other Web sites from the Web site, this policy no longer applies and ArtOfGroove has no control of the activities of those Web sites.

ArtOfGroove may revise this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it periodically. If you do not want to submit personal information when requested, you will not be able to access certain areas on our site. However, you do not need to provide personal information to ArtOfGroove in order to use the Web site.


ArtOfGroove only collects personally identifiable information from you when you voluntarily submit it to us when you: subscribe to (or to the Groove Update, our e-newsletter); purchase products from our online store; participate in contests, events or promotions; send us questions or comments via e-mail; and/or, fill out online surveys, or any other requests we make for suggestions or comments about the Web site. This information may include personal information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and home address. Also, we may request certain demographic information such as your age, gender, musical background, etc. We will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information you provide to us (see Norm's commitment at top!).

If you are under the age of 13, your parent or guardian's consent is required before you can provide any personal information to us for purposes of subscribing and/or other online activities.

ArtOfGroove may use information from our customers to periodically contact them with news and relevant announcements.

Subscribers or shoppers purchasing products through our online store will provide information directly to PayPal, and ArtOfGroove has no access to said information beyond receiving subsequent confirmation of the fulfillment details (name, e-mail, address, products purchased, pricing breakdown).  ArtOfGroove does not receive your credit card information at any time.


Because ArtOfGroove values all customer relationships, it will not disclose customers' nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties, except as described in this policy or as otherwise permitted by law. We DO NOT allow any email harvesting. We DO NOT sell, rent, lease or otherwise share your information. If you feel you have been contacted in error by a party other than ArtOfGroove or, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Like most Web sites, ArtOfGroove uses "cookies" on the Web site. Cookies are pieces of information that we place on your computer to allow subscribers to log-in, stay logged in (if desired) or otherwise be recognized by the Web site when returning.  We use Google Analytics to access the Web site's statistical information (aggregately) so we can better service our customers (e.g., how many visitors are visiting certain pages, what day of week and time of day, etc.).  However, we do not have access to analytic information on a user-specific basis.  We do not use cookies for any other purpose beyond the aforementioned.


ArtOfGroove provides links from the Web site to third party web sites (our sponsors, instructional websites operated by colleagues, etc.). We encourage our Web site visitors to read third party sites' privacy policies before submitting personal information.


If you do not want ArtOfGroove to send you occasional e-mails about our products, events and/or services, you can opt-out at the time we collect the information. If you are receiving e-mails and at a later date you choose to opt-out and have your name removed from ArtOfGroove's e-mailing list, you can do so by using the link included with an ArtOfGroove e-mail or by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Students subscribed to must be opted in to receive all email communications. Most communication between ArtOfGroove and subscribers is handled in this manner.

The various emails keep students up to date on:
*Changes to existing courses and video content
*New courses and video content
*Special deals, giveaways and offers from our sponsors only offered to our students!
*Other important announcements (quarterly live interactive events, etc.)


You may at any time review and/or update the contact information we have for you by logging in to the Web site and going to "My Account".  Alternatively, you may inform us that you want us to remove such information from our database by contacting us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), ArtOfGroove does not solicit personal information from children. Visitors 13 years of age and under should remember that they are required to obtain an adult's permission before submitting any personal information to this, or any other, Web site.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail:

Norm Stockton / Stocktones Music
P.O. Box 2012
Mission Viejo, CA  92690-2012

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