The International Association of Professional Music Teachers, or IAPMT, respects the privacy of our members and visitors. On this page, we will do our best to offer a simple explanation on what information we collect, and how we use it.
Our web server logs basic information on all visitors, including IP addresses, page requests, and browser types. This information is mainly used to determine overall traffic patterns, as well as to protect us from bad actors on the internet. These logs are collected anonymously and are not tied in any way to specific users or accounts.
Our website contains various forms which collect a variety of information from visitors and members. This information is stored in our database, along with IP addresses and other session data, which helps us to validate requests as well as perform security checks if necessary. By filling out these forms, you are agreeing to having all information you provide stored on our web server.
Although we collect payments on our website, we do not collect or store any sensitive information on our server. All payment information is sent directly to an authorized payment gateway through industry standard secure connections.
Our website may include links to other sites. IAPMT has no control or jurisdiction over these other sites, and thus we cannot be held responsible for the policies and content contained on said sites. Just as in real life, we advise you to always be aware of your surroundings.
We are committed to maintaining confidentiality on all our members, and never share data with other organizations. The information we collect about students, such as test scores and adjudicator reports, belongs to and follows the student. If a student switches to a different teacher, then their previous teacher will no longer have access to this information.
Our general policy is to keep historical data on our members for as long as possible. However, as databases grow larger, they tend to suffer in performance, so we do cull our data from time to time and remove information on members who are no longer active.
If you are a current or former member of our site, then you can request to receive an exported file containing all the information we have about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request that we permanently delete said information, however this may not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.