Privacy Policy

PRIVACY INFORMATION

Effective Date: January 1, 2018

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Association for Urban Independent Music, Inc. and our website; http://www.auimusic.org. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

• What information we collect;
• With whom it is shared;
• How it can be corrected;
• How it is secured;
• How policy changes will be communicated; and
• How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING
You may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details, as appropriate, in order for A.U.I.M. to help you. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us when you register on our site, fill out any forms or applications, use our LIVE Chat features, enter information on our site, email, or any other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to process your applications or to fulfill your request, or contribution, etc.

No software or hardware techniques are employed to capture a visitor’s e-mail address without their knowledge. Certain applications on the Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. website may require users to register or to provide personal information in order to make a commerce transaction, to enter a contest, or to subscribe to a newsletter. Such personal information is not shared or sold to third parties. To better enable us to service our patrons, the web site may be used as a survey tool to request demographic information. Entry of such information is optional and if you choose not to enter such information, you can successfully use these applications. If we request demographic information, we will not share your personal information as an individual with any other entity. If we do share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.

If you provide your e-mail address, Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. may contact you periodically with special offers, updated information and new services. Any e-mails sent to you by Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. will offer you the option to be removed from the e-mail mailing list.

Selected applications on our web site allow visitors to subscribe to our print and e-mail newsletter by providing their names and addresses to Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. If you provide Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. with your e-mail, mailing address or telephone number, Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. may also use this information to alert you to updated information and new services. If you wish to be removed from these mailing lists, you may unsubscribe at any time or do so by contacting Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. directly.

Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. may provide your name and address to other nonprofit organizations for mutually beneficial programs. Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. does not rent, sell or exchange our mailing list with any for-profit entities. You can request at any time that we do not share your name and address with such third parties. Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. does not monitor or control the privacy policies of third parties.

YOUR ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER INFORMATION
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time, by contacting us via the email address provided on our website.

INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. may occasionally present a special contest or promotion on its website that is sponsored by another company. To qualify for entry, we may ask you to provide personal information. If we plan to share that information with the sponsor(s), we will provide a statement to that effect.

SECURITY USED
We take precautions to protect your information. Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. stores all user information in secure databases protected via a variety of access controls. Access controls include password protection, electronic firewalls and data encryption. SSL encryption is used to protect all personal and financial information, and credit card information is not stored on a Web-enabled server. This data is accessed only for purposes specified in this privacy policy. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. donation, pledges, billing, or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. will protect any personal financial information that you share with us. If you make a donation or contribution online, we will use your credit card number only to process your payment and will not use it for marketing purposes. For reasons of security, credit card information is not stored on our web server. We may retain donation or contribution information for our records, but this information is never shared with third parties.

LINKS
Our site includes links to other websites, as a convenience to our users and the individuals we serve, whose privacy policies we don’t control. These links may be operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or public and private businesses. When you use one of these links you are no longer on this site and this policy will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the internal policies of the new site.

Once you leave our servers (you can check where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can’t find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from the site’s homepage, you should contact the site directly for more information. Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

When you follow a link to one of these sites neither the Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc., nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by the external sites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from these systems, and cannot be held liable for any losses caused by use of or reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the information. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from these systems does so at his or her own risk.

COOKIES
Certain applications in the Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. website invoke a standard feature found in browser software, called a “cookie.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (e.g., advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

CHILDREN/TEENS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
We do not solicit personal information from children or teens under the age of 18. Sites specifically geared toward children or teens under the age of 18 will not request any personal or contact information. We are not responsible any child or teen under the age of 18 who willingly provides false information that they are over the age of 18.

CONTACT US/HOW TO UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us when you change your address, title, phone number, or e-mail address. If at any time you wish to update your information or stop receiving communication from Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc., our partners, or selected third parties, contact Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. by e-mail or by postal mail at:

Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc.
7800 Iltis Drive, Suite D46
Urbandale, IA 50322

Please include your old and new contact information so that we can make the appropriate corrections. Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. would like to receive your comments and any questions about this policy. Please address comments or questions regarding Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. privacy practices to the addresses listed above. Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. may occasionally update this policy. Notice of revisions will be posted here.

SURVEYS & CONTESTS
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and billing or shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this site (or any portion thereof) without notice for any reason or no reason whatsoever at any time. Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. also reserves the right to modify or remove any information from this site without notice to you at any time. Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. shall not be liable to you or any third party for any of the foregoing actions.

OTHER PROVISIONS AS REQUIRED BY LAW
Any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have with us arising out of or relating to your use of this site or any Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. website policies shall be governed in all respects by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc., without regard to conflict of law provisions.

Any and all litigation or actions commenced in connection with this policy or your use of this site shall be brought in Des Moines, Iowa, in the Iowa District Court for Polk County, if jurisdiction is proper. However, if jurisdiction is not proper in the Iowa District Court for Polk County, but is proper only in the United States District Court, the matter shall be commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, Central Division. This provision shall not be construed as waiving any immunity to suit or liability, in state or federal court, which may be available to the Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. including sovereign immunity, governmental immunity, immunity based on the Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution of the United States or otherwise.

ENFORCEMENT OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please email us at info@auimusic.org.

DISCLAIMER
Under no circumstances shall Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc., its employees or its contractors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result in any way from your use or inability to use the information provided on this or any other web site supported or maintained by Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc., or from your reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on or through the web site or that result from mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, deletion of files, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance. If you are dissatisfied with the information provided on this web site, or with any of the practices of Association of Urban Independent Music, Inc. in the operation of this web site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the web site.

WARRANTIES
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. ASSOCIATION OF URBAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC, ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS PUBLICATION OR OTHER DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR LINKED TO THIS PUBLICATION. REFERENCES TO CORPORATIONS, THEIR SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ASSOCIATION OF URBAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC, INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS INFORMATION. THIS PUBLICATION COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN; THESE CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED IN NEW EDITIONS OF This PUBLICATION.THE ASSOCIATION OF URBAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC, INC. MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED IN THIS PUBLICATION AT ANY TIME.