describes how CMA collects, uses and safeguards the personal information
you provide to us on our websites.
What is collected?
Information you provide:
Some activities on CMA’s sites require us to collect personally
identifiable information. These activities include contacting CMA,
making a payment for membership dues or merchandise, signing up for
e-mail mailing lists or entering a contest or sweepstakes. Personal
information is collected when you provide information to complete a form
on the websites. For many activities, we only collect your e-mail
address. For other activities, including making a purchase or signing up
for membership, we may also collect additional more specific
information. Additional information we may collect includes your credit
card information, billing address, telephone number, and specific
reference information required to complete your application for
Information Collected via Technology:
CMA collects information about web site visitors using standard
Internet technology. Your IP address along with general log information
variety of purposes to enhance the user experience.
A cookie is a simple line of text that a Web server (like
CMAworld.com) asks your browser to remember for future use. A typical
cookie may store your user name and password for a specific site on the
There are two kinds of cookies. A session cookie is a line of
text that is stored temporarily in your computer's RAM. Because a
session cookie is never written to a drive, it is destroyed as soon as
you close your browser. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of
text that gets saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive.
Web sites cannot make direct changes to your local cookies
file; only your browser can do that. Your browser has security features
built in which prevent servers from randomly writing information to your
hard drive. You can turn off the cookie feature in your browser. Please
check your browser's help files on how to do this. When the cookie
feature is on, server information can only be written to your local
cookie file. The web server that writes the cookie is the only one that
can read that cookie according to Microsoft Server documentation.
How does CMA use or share the information we collect?
CMA uses the information we collect for specific purposes. CMA
uses your information to complete transactions such as membership
applications, dues payments or merchandise purchases. If you contact CMA
for assistance, we will use your information to contact you. If you
subscribe to one or more of CMA’s eNews lists, we will use your email
address to send you appropriate email updates and newsletters. CMA
occasionally sends emails regarding information or offers from one of
our promotional partners. In these circumstances, CMA may send an email
on behalf of the partner. We reserve the right to use your information
in order to contact you in reference to items in which you have
previously expressed an interest. For example if you purchase CMA Music
Festival tickets we may contact you in reference to CMA Music Festival
or closely related events.
Every eNews mailing from CMA will include instructions for
changing your subscription or unsubscribing from the subscriber list.
You can request at any time that CMA not send you future email by
unsubscribing from the subscriber list.
Credit card transactions will be encrypted using a 128 bit SSL
(Secure Sockets Layer) key or the highest level of encryption your web
browser can accommodate. If your web browser cannot support 128-bit
encryption CMA highly recommends upgrading to a 128 bit enabled web
browser. To confirm that SSL encryption is enabled and to confirm that
your information is encrypted while in transit from your web browser to
our server, look at the bottom right corner of your browser for a closed
We will not store your credit card on CMA web servers for a
period longer than the period necessary to process your transaction.
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