Privacy Policy

Music Teachers National Association (“MTNA”) respects the privacy of its members and visitors to its website.  The following Privacy Policy explains how MTNA collects, uses, and safeguards your information.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

As the MTNA, its membership, products and services change from time-to-time, this Privacy Policy is expected to change as well. MTNA reserves the right to modify the Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. The date of the last revision to the Privacy Policy will be indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the end of this Privacy Policy.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK INFORMATION

The MTNA website, the content of that website, and MTNA trademarks are the sole properties of MTNA and are protected by United States copyright and trademark laws. The compilation, organization and display of the contents of the website are the exclusive property of MTNA. All trademarks of MTNA and other MTNA marks, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, and scripts noted on the website are MTNA’s service marks, trademarks, and trade dress and are sole and exclusive property of MTNA. MTNA service marks, trademarks and trade dress may not be used without the express written permission of MTNA. MTNA reserves all right in the website and its content not specifically granted in any agreement with MTNA.

The website is owned and operated by MTNA.  No material from any MTNA website may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, reprinted or distributed in any way without the express written permission of MTNA, except that you may download or print one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purposes is a violation of MTNA’s copyright and other proprietary rights and may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties. 

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Visitors to MTNA’s website are anonymous.  Personal information, such as your e-mail address is not collected.  Your IP address (computer Internet address) is traced, but not linked to any personally identifiable information so that MTNA may track the number of visitors to various areas of the website and the amount of time that is spent in each area.  Other information that may be collected automatically is the type of computer and operating system you are using, which is supplied by your browser.

When you register for a conference, become a member, or purchase/request a product or service, we collect information you provide such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and credit card information. 

Cookies

A “cookie” is a text file stored on your computer which includes information that identifies your computer and can be retrieved by our server to create a seamless browsing session.  MTNA uses cookies to track users’ activity through the website in order to improve the website, to offer the user interactive features that would not be possible without them, and to recall specific information to save the user time during subsequent visits to the website.

INFORMATION USE

Association Use

Because of the special relationship we seek to maintain with our members, MTNA may, on occasion, send you e-mails regarding the association, news, events and products.

Members who have received the designation of Nationally Certified Teacher of Music will have their contact information available through the Directory of Nationally Certified Teachers of Music.

Third-Party Use

MTNA also makes member contact information available to third parties offering products and services.  This limited information may include names, job title, company/institution/studio and address.  Phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mails will not be disclosed. Users may request that MTNA not disclose to third parties the data it collects by contacting mtnanet@mtna.org or (888) 512-5278.

Credit Card Account Information

MTNA does not disclose credit card information provided to it by members or visitors. Credit card account information is used only for obtaining payment for goods or services provided. Information is submitted to the appropriate clearinghouse and not disclosed in any other way.

DECLINE E-MAIL

At any time, you may discontinue receiving e-mails from MTNA simply by replying to the e-mail and informing MTNA of your desire. All e-mails you receive from MTNA will provide an opportunity to decline further e-mails.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

This website includes links to other websites. Since MTNA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or contents of those websites, MTNA encourages you to review the privacy and other policies of those websites.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHT

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from MTNA once a calendar year the information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information with the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g, requests made in 2014 will receive information regarding 2013 sharing activities). To obtain this information on behalf of MTNA please send an e-mail message to mtnanet@mtna.org with “Requests for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. MTNA will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in your response. For an explanation of MTNA privacy practices, please review this Privacy Policy.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

MTNA has tried to create a privacy policy that is comprehensive, readable, and thorough. Despite our best efforts, we may find it necessary to revise it. Any changes will be made without prior notice. The current MTNA Privacy Policy will continue to be posted on our website. If you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please send them to mtnanet@mtna.org.

INFORMATION SECURITY

MTNA implements commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place the appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect online.

NO GUARANTEE

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, MTNA cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products and services. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact MTNA.

ACCEPTANCE OF POLICY

By using the MTNA website, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy. MTNA reserves the right to change this policy at any time.