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CCMA.org Privacy Policy

CCMA.org (the "Site") is owned an operated by The Canadian Country Music Association ("CCMA"), a federally chartered, non-profit professional trade organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The CCMA respects the privacy concerns of CCMA.org users, and has created this privacy statement to explain what information is gathered from your visit to CCMA.org and how such information may be used.

Here are the key highlights of this privacy policy:

  • As a user, you do not need to sign-up.
  • We do not sell or give-away personal or financial information.
  • We do not track your browsing habits or pass any information along to third parties.

The Privacy Officer at CCMA is Kat Salvador and her contact information is 416-947-1331. Please contact our Privacy Officer should you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy.

1. Use of Information

CCMA.org uses various forms for you to request information, products, and services. We collect contact information (such as your name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address), and when appropriate, financial information (your credit card number) to process your request or purchase. Contact information from an order form is used to fulfill orders, and to provide information about our organization to you if requested. The contact information is also used to get in touch with you when necessary regarding your request or order. Financial information that is collected is used to process your request for products and services, and will not be shared with third parties who are not involved with the transaction. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Your credit card number is erased once the transaction has been completed!

As a general policy no personally identifiable information - such as your name, address, or e-mail address - is automatically collected from your visit to CCMA.org. However, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of CCMA.org. Information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your IP address is gathered in order to enhance your online experience.

CCMA.org may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with CCMA's rights or property, other CCMA.org users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

2. Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's computer hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies make using this site possible. As an example, we use session cookies to keep track of your shopping cart when you visit CCMA.org. These cookies are restricted for use only on CCMA.org, and do not transfer any personal information to any other party. Most browsers are initially set up to accept session cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. (Note: you will need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, some parts of CCMA.org will not function properly or may be considerably slower. For example, without cookies, you may have difficulty completing shopping, and completing transactions.

3. Links to Other Sites

CCMA.org is not responsible for the content or practices of third party websites that may be linked to or from our Site. Visitors to these web sites should refer to each website's respective privacy policies and practices.

4. Choice/Opt-Out

CCMA.org may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us at the point where we request information about you. You always have the option of removing your name from any e-mail list to not receive future communications. In order to ensure immediate removal from any list, it is best to follow the specific instructions outlined within the communications you receive from us. However, if you are unable to complete the process indicated in the communications, then just send us an e-mail at country@ccma.org with a copy of the undesired email attached to the request and state you wish to be removed from the mailing list.

5. Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this CCMA.org site, you signify your acceptance of CCMA.org Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. The CCMA reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time, so visitors are encouraged to review this policy from time to time. Your continued use of the CCMA.org following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Updated May 27, 2009

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