The American Association of Independent Music (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://a2im.org/ website (the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, phone number, postal address, other information (“Personal Information”). We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services. We also maintain a record of contacts for customer or technical support.
The American Association of Independent Music may also use the personally identifiable information collected by The American Association of Independent Music to contact customers regarding products and services offered by The American Association of Independent Music and, to the extent the user has agreed to it, by its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. We may also use this information and share it with trusted third parties for research purposes regarding the effectiveness of our website services, marketing, advertising and sales efforts, including, without limitation, for purposes of customer reviews (such as for the utilization of programs like Google Seller Ratings). The American Association of Independent Music will not sell or otherwise share this information with a third party for a third party’s marketing purposes, unless you specifically authorize such information sharing.
The American Association of Independent Music may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from users to board members or advisory council. In such cases, only statistical information will be disclosed and personally identifiable data will be kept strictly confidential.
The American Association of Independent Music uses payment account information solely to check the financial qualifications of prospective Members and to collect payment for the services provided by The American Association of Independent Music.
Like most standard websites, we use log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. However, none of the information stored in our log files, including but not limited to IP addresses, is linked to personally identifiable information.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For session ID cookies, once you close your browser or log out, the cookie terminates and is erased. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your computer’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Your browser’s help file contains information and instructions for removing persistent cookies. Session ID cookies may be used by The American Association of Independent Music to track user preferences while the user is visiting the website. They also help to minimize load times and save on server processing. Persistent cookies may be used by The American Association of Independent Music to store whether, for example, you want your password remembered or not, and other information. Cookies used on the The American Association of Independent Music website do not contain personally identifiable information.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.
We use “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Site, such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this Site, rather than your name or other identifying information.
Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this Site. This cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google, Inc. The information generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We use the information received from Google Analytics only to improve services on this Site. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.
We use a software: GrowthZone (Nisswa, Minnesota, USA) for our online marketing activities, for example for sending promotional emails or newsletters. This software is used in the area of inbound marketing and supports us in statistical analyses and evaluation of the behavior of registered users, so that we can write and provide our marketing content more targeted and optimized. Cookies are used for this purpose. You can prevent the storage of cookies at any time by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly or delete the cookies already stored.
If you do not want the information about your visit to be used for the purposes described above, you are welcome to contact us directly.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement, if, for instance, our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
Our members and users will occasionally receive newsletters or e-mails with information on events, services, or special offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, The American Association of Independent Music gives them the opportunity to opt-out from receiving these types of communications.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, or if The American Association of Independent Music believes that disclosure is necessary to protect The American Association of Independent Music’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena or other legal process. The American Association of Independent Music may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
The information provided to The American Association of Independent Music is saved indefinitely and may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by The American Association of Independent Music. The American Association of Independent Music employs industry-standard security measures to protect the confidentiality of the information. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we make every effort to prevent such occurrences. Any other particularly sensitive information, such as credit card numbers collected for commercial transactions, is encrypted prior to transmission by you to The American Association of Independent Music. Your use of the The American Association of Independent Music Inc. Services may result in the transfer of information internationally, including into or outside of the United States. By accessing this site or using the The American Association of Independent Music Inc. Services you consent to such transfers.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.
You are responsible for the security of your Customer ID and passwords. Make sure you keep them in a safe place and do not share them with others. Always remember to log out after your session ends to ensure that others cannot access your private personal information. You should take this precaution even if you are not using a public computer, such as at a library or internet café, but even when using your private computer in your home. You are also responsible for keeping your contact and payment information up to date. You may update or change your registration information by logging into the The American Association of Independent Music Info Hub. Certain information must be retained by The American Association of Independent Music, even after termination of your account, in order for The American Association of Independent Music to be able to provide the services requested, comply with its legal obligations, or to allow The American Association of Independent Music to resolve disputes or enforce its agreements.
Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a children under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to to [email protected] or write to us:
The American Association of Independent Music Inc. Privacy Rights
132 Delancey St. flr 2
New York, NY 10002