Chamber Musicians of Northern California
Website Privacy Notice

Effective September 1, 2014

1. Our Commitment To Privacy:

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your personally identifiable information ("PII") is collected and used. To make this Privacy Policy easy to find, we make a link to the full policy available on our homepage and at every point where PII may be requested.

If you have any concerns about providing PII to us or having your PII used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy, you should not provide your PII to the website, become a member of CMNC, or participate in our workshops. If you have already provided your PII to the CMNC website and do not wish to have it used as described, you should contact us via our CMNC contact form or 510-828-4148 and we will remove your PII.

2. The Information We Collect:

This Privacy Policy applies to all PII collected or submitted on the CMNC website. On some pages, you can register and create a profile, become a member of CMNC, apply to our workshops, view/revise your personal information, and through PayPal, an online payment collecting service, pay membership dues, workshop fees, and make charitable donations. The types of PII collected at these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Instrument(s)
  • Self-rating and chamber music experience
  • General availability for playing chamber music
  • Food preferences
  • Assignment preferences
  • Need for financial aid
  • Whether you are making a donation
  • Physical limitations (e.g. difficulty walking long distances between college campus buildings)

If you choose to submit a workshop evaluation, the types of PII collected vary, but generally include the following:

  • Your name (optional)
  • Your opinions about the coaching you received
  • Your opinions of the playing skills and conduct of other participants you played with
  • Preferences for future assignments
  • Your opinions about the facilities, food and the like
  • Your opinions about various other aspects of the workshop or CMNC policies

3. The Way We Use Information:

3.1. Your Online Profile

An Online Profile is created when you register as a user on the CMNC website and can be accessed by clicking on "Member Account". You may edit your Online Profile at any time. Your Online Profile is not displayed to other CMNC users or to the public. The PII you have provided when registering is used by CMNC to communicate with you and to make workshop assignments. You will receive announcements for each workshop, but may unsubscribe from announcements via our CMNC contact form or 510-828-4148.

When you register as a user of the CMNC website, you will be offered the opportunity to join the CMNC Newsgroup "CMNClist", a moderated Google Group. You can also join this Newsgroup at any time by checking a box on your online profile. If you check this box, you consent to the use of your email address for receiving CMNClist posts. Instructions for unsubscribing to the Newsgroup can be found at the end of any post.

3.2. Membership

Once you have registered as a user of the CMNC website, you will be offered an opportunity to become a dues-paying Member of CMNC. If you become a Member, some of the PII you provide in your online membership application will appear in the print CMNC Membership Directory for as long as you continue to pay dues. Your Directory entry will include your name, street address, email address, telephone numbers, and your availability to play chamber music. The print Directory is provided to other CMNC Members, who are under no obligation to protect your privacy.

As a CMNC Member you will receive the CMNC newsletter, The Chamber Musician, three times a year. A link will be sent to the email address on your Online Profile, or a copy to your home address via US mail if you do not have an email address. If you do not wish to receive The Chamber Musician, you should not become a CMNC Member.

3.3. Workshops

We use the PII you provide when you apply to participate in a CMNC workshop to communicate with you about the workshop, to make appropriate workshop assignments, to arrange for financial aid if requested, and to make arrangements to meet any special needs.

In addition, we share your PII with other workshop participants in the following ways:

  • Your name and instrument are shared with the members of your assigned group prior to the workshop.
  • Your contact information (excluding street address) is included in a workshop roster distributed by print, email and online prior to the workshop.
  • Your name, instrument and workshop assignment are posted at the workshop.

3.4. Evaluations

We use the information you provide about someone else only to improve our ability to make appropriate playing assignments and otherwise to improve our workshops.

We do not disclose to anyone the evaluation information you provided or the fact that you have submitted an evaluation. Any evaluation information we may receive concerning your participation in the workshop will remain confidential and be used only for purposes of improving the workshop by those Board members who need to know.

We may disclose the information described in this paragraph to third parties with a need to know (such as ACMP for grant purposes) only after all individual identifiers have been removed.

3.5. Sharing PII

We do not share the PII that you provide online with outside parties except as described in this Privacy Policy or as may be required by law.

4. Our Commitment To Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We ask that you do your part to keep your data secure by keeping your username and password confidential and not sharing it with others.

5. Online Payments:

CMNC does not accept online credit card payments. Online payments may however be made via PayPal. When PayPal is used to pay for membership dues, workshop fees or donations, CMNC receives the money without seeing credit/debit card or bank account information. PII submitted to PayPal is subject only to the PayPal privacy policy found at

6. California Online Privacy Protection Act "Do Not Track" Notice

Do Not Track ("DNT") is a mechanism allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites. Various browsers offer a DNT option that sends a signal to websites visited by the browser user about the user's DNT preference.

The California Online Privacy Protection Act requires website operators like CMNC to disclose how CMNC responds to DNT signals and whether third parties collect PII about users when they visit the CMNC website.

CMNC currently does not respond to DNT signals in browsers because it doesn't track individual users across the web. CMNC does not permit anyone to collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use the CMNC website.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website, but we do not share this information with anyone. We use cookies only to manage logins.

7. Managing Your Information:

You can access and update your PII by logging in to the website, once you have registered. To delete your PII, contact us via our CMNC contact form or 510-828-4148 to request that your information be deleted. Support is available via our CMNC contact form or 510-828-4148. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access.

We retain the PII you provide while your account is in existence and for a reasonable period of time after account closure as may be required by law. We generally delete closed account information and de-personalize any logs or other backup information within 30 days of account closure.

8. Privacy Policy Changes

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your PII we will provide notice to you by email, in a workshop announcement, and/or on the CMNC website. You should review the changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, simply continue to use our services. If you object to any of the changes and you no longer wish to use the CMNC website, please contact us via our CMNC contact form or 510-828-4148 to close your account.

The current version of CMNC's Website Privacy Policy applies to all information that CMNC has about you and your account. Using the CMNC website after a notice of changes has been communicated to you means you consent to the changes.

How To Contact Us:

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email via our CMNC contact form or call us at 510-828-4148.

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