Privacy, Cookies and Data Collection

Who We Are

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA)
2145 Tiffany Walk, Manteca, CA 95336-9555 USA

Christo Ruppenthal, President

Roberto Alaniz, Secretary Treasurer
2145 Tiffany Walk, Manteca, CA 95336-9555

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association is a registered, nonprofit educational corporation in the State of Hawai`i under IRS tax code 501(c)(3). Its purpose is to develop a global communications network of players and lovers of traditional Hawaiian music and to encourage the study, teaching, performance, and manufacture of the Steel Guitar. Its primary financial goal is to provide scholarship assistance through donations and bequests to steel guitar students who demonstrate the ability and intent to become accomplished performers

For a list of individuals who may be involved with the collection and/or use of user information collected on this website, please email

Notice of Data Collection

This website ( may collect user data including IP addresses and visitor data, such as pages you visited during your time here. We use the following services that may collect and store data:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • JotForm (our membership application and contact form)
  • BrownPaperTickets (to sell tickets to our festivals)
  • PayPal (to process donations and member dues)

You may opt-out of non-functional cookies at any time. We do not use analytics on this website.

We do not collect information such as your name, email address, mailing address, and phone numbers without your consent—you must opt-in when providing your information. To opt out of this data collection completely, please do not fill out any forms while visiting this website.

We do not store this information on our own servers or share this information knowingly with third parties or advertisers. The third parties listed use secure data handling and have informed us of their GDPR compliance methods.

If at any time you wish to have your personal data deleted from the above services, please email

Why do we collect this information?

We ask for names and email addresses to provide scholarship opportunities, process membership applications and dues payments, and to help us keep records of donations.

More information about opting out

To opt out of the collection and use of your data::

• for U.S. visitors, see the DAA opt-out program (available at
or the NAI opt out program (currently available at

• for EU/EEA visitors, see the EDAA opt-out program at

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By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies. Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third­ parties we may partner with may use cookies on this website, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our website or a third­ party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

How HSGA uses cookies
When you use and access, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of this website. We use both session and persistent cookies on and we use different types of cookies, including essential cookies.

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