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The American Musical Instrument Society

Privacy Policy


The American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement of privacy applies to the AMIS website and governs data collection and usage at all AMIS sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products, or services. The website,, is intended for users of all ages. Personal information of all users, if collected, is used and disclosed as described in this statement.

Collection of personal information

As an e-commerce website, AMIS collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, and home or work address or telephone number only if you explicitly provide this information using a form. Information collected by AMIS is used solely for the accuracy of the membership database. Credit card transactions are provided by a secure third party and information provided to them is not collected by AMIS.

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for AMIS.

AMIS will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to the AMIS website. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither AMIS nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

AMIS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the AMIS website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the AMIS website.

Use of your personal information

AMIS and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to process membership data. AMIS may occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our
behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing member support, or processing transactions. We will provide those companies with only the personal information they need to deliver their services. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

AMIS does not use or collect sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.

AMIS may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  1. conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on AMIS or the website;
  2. protect and defend the rights or property of AMIS, including its website; or
  3. act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the AMIS website or the public.

Personal information collected on this website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which AMIS or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities. By using this website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Security of your personal information

AMIS is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we use a secure payment gateway so your information is protected.

Changes to this statement

AMIS will occasionally update this statement of privacy to reflect organizational and member feedback. If there are material changes to this statement or in how AMIS will use your personal information, AMIS will prominently post such changes prior to implementing them. AMIS encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how AMIS is protecting your information.

rev. 06-Jan-2013


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