The National Association for Music Education, Inc. (“NAfME,” “Association,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) respects individual privacy and values the confidence of our members, program participants, and our community. This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy principles that we follow with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide through NAfME’s website, (our “website”), as well as through other channels, such us at our events you may attend.

Please read this entire Privacy Policy before using NAfME’s website or submitting information to Association through the website, the mobile app, the community platform, or other submission channels. 


Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy and our practices regarding information you provide to us. Please contact:

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

585 Grove St. Ste. 145 #711
Herndon, VA 20170
Attn: Member Services
Tel: 703-860-4000


NAfME’s Mission Purpose; Legitimate Interests

NAfME’s mission is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. NAfME offers programs and resources for teachers, parents, and administrators to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. Any information NAfME collects serves to further our mission, including but not limited to the following:

  • Provide relevant information to our potential members, active members, sponsors, our community of educators, and the public
  • Respond to inquiries relating to NAfME
  • Promote NAfME events, programs, and activities
  • Perform our contractual obligations with members in good standing, registered attendees at our events, customers of our online store, and subscribers of our publications and other products/services


Information We Collect About You; Purposes

You can access some areas of the website without submitting any information to us. However, if you wish to access additional content available on this website or participate in some of NAfME’s activities, we may ask that you provide us personally identifiable information/personal data for the following purposes: 

  1. Join NAfME as a member or renew membership
  2. Register for NAfME events/programs
  3. Purchase items through NAfME’s online store
  4. Subscribe to NAfME’s newsletter/publication
  5. Create a website account
  6. Create an account or profile on NAfME’s Career Center
  7. Donate to NAfME
  8. Contact NAfME


Personal Data That You Voluntarily Provide To Us. NAfME only collects personal data you voluntarily submit to us. The types of personal data we collect vary based on the programs, services, and products you with to engage in, but generally include your name, contact information, telephone number, email address, postal address, teaching information, and credit card information. 


Profile on AMPLIFY: When you create a profile on our community platform, AMPLIFY, we will collect the information that you elect to upload to your profile, such as biography, your education and job history, and teaching information. Other registered users of AMPLIFY may also view your profile information. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal data and tailor any content you submit appropriately.

Profile on NAfME Career Center: When you create a profile on our Career Center, we will collect the information that you elect to include in your profile and resume. In addition, potential employers will be able to view your profile and resume information.  

Automatically Collected Data. When you visit the website, we collect and store certain other information automatically that may not identify you personally:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer you are using whenever you access the Internet.
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • Date and time you access our website
  • The pages on our website that you access

We use the foregoing information in the form of summary statistics to help us make our website more useful to our visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest. For additional information, please also review the “Cookies” section in this Privacy Policy. 


How We Use Information

We will use the information you provide to us in order to carry out NAfME’s mission purpose and relevant programs and activities, to fulfill our contractual obligations, and for internal use (by NAfME staff, board/committee members, and consultants) such as performing marketing studies, research projects, and program development in support of NAfME’s mission purposes. 

There may be times when we share de-identified, aggregate information—such as the number of hits per page—with our business partners and with advertisers, sponsors, and other third parties in an effort to customize or enhance the content and advertising on the website for our users. 

How We Share and Disclose Information

We do not share, sell, or rent information to any third party processors for their promotional use or for marketing purposes except in the following circumstances:

  • NAfME Agents/Selected Vendors: your personal information may be used within NAfME or by a company acting as an agent of NAfME for operational support purposes, including but not limited to event registration, content management and analysis, member benefits, system maintenance, email distribution, printing, and mailing.  NAfME agents and selected vendors are obligated to process personal data according to the contracted purpose and implement appropriate safeguards in connection with such data processing.
  • NAfME membership list: NAfME contracts with a third party marketing vendor which makes our membership list available to organizations whose products and services may be of interest to our members. The membership list contains the names, job title, institution, and mailing address of NAfME members, but does not include emails. NAfME members may opt-out of being included on the foregoing membership list by emailing us at

When you terminate your membership or cancel the website account access, NAfME may continue to share information about you according to our legal and regulatory requirements.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, NAfME may disclose your personal information as required by law or as needed in legal proceedings when NAfME believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale or transfer of some or all of our assets to a third party, we may also disclose your personal information to the third parties concerned or their professional advisors. In the event of such a transaction, the personal information held by NAfME will be among the assets subject to the transaction. 


Credit Card Information

NAfME does not disclose credit card information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, NAfME submits the information needed through secure payment gate sites to conduct the transactions. 


Communications From NAfME/How to Update Preferences

Except for transactional emails necessary to perform NAfME’s contractual obligations, you may unsubscribe from our marketing emails at any time or update your email preference by following the unsubscribe/opt-out instructions included in each email communication, or by contacting us at 


How to Access and Update Information

You may access and update your personal information by logging in your website account and utilize the profile setting function, or by contacting us at  In addition, you may request a copy of the information NAfME holds about you so you can correct or amend information that may be inaccurate or incomplete by contacting us at We may ask you to provide sufficient evidence of your identity for your own protection so we can ensure that information is being released to the correct person. In some cases, our business requirements and legal obligations may prevent us from being able to delete your information. 


Children’s Information

The website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. Association does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If Association discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will delete the child’s personal data unless a parent or guardian provides verifiable consent to Association.


Security Measures

The website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under NAfME’s control. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) as part of the purchase process, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

When you submit information to NAfME through our website, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we take reasonable security measures to protect your information when we receive it, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information.


International Website Access and Cross-Border Data Transfers

Our principle place of business is in the United States. If you are visiting the website from outside the United States, your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and NAfME is based. In addition, information that NAfME collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which NAfME members may reside. You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information. 


EEA Residents Only

This section applies if you are an individual located in the European Union or European Economic Area (collectively “EEA”). Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) (also known as GDPR), you may have certain rights as a data subject.  To request information about those rights, please send an email to with "GDPR Request" in the subject line. In the email please describe, with specificity, the GDPR right you are requesting assistance with.  Please note additional information may be requested prior to initiation of a request.  Upon NAfME’s completion of its review you will be notified if your request has been granted, denied, or exemptions apply.


NAfME’s website uses cookies and other technologies for the purposes explained below. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are placed on your device’s browser that are used to help the website recognize your browser in the future and to track your interaction with the website. Cookies are stored on your device or in local storage. Cookies are useful because they make using the Internet easier by, among other things, saving your passwords and preferences for you. Some cookies (“session” cookies) expire and are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while others (“persistent” cookies) do not expire and are not automatically deleted. We may use cookies for these or other purposes, including to deliver content specific to your interests, to track and analyze Site usage and browsing activity, and to make your visit to the Site easier by recognizing you when you return. You can enable your browser to refuse cookies, but certain features of the Site may not work as intended or may be slowed if you decline to accept cookies.

We may also use web beacons, clear gif technology, action tags or other technologies to collect aggregate website visitation data by tracking how users navigate to and through the website. We may also use this technology to track the delivery of HTML email messages. Web beacons cannot be declined when delivered using a regular web page, but they can be refused when delivered by email. If you do not wish to receive web beacons by email, you will need to disable HTML images or select text only for emails received with your email software.

We may also track activity on our website using log files stored on our servers, and collect information, including IP addresses, browser types and versions, geographic information, pages viewed and devices used to interact with the website. We may use this information to personalize your experience and to administer our website

We may monitor email correspondence and telephone calls to track reported problems and to ensure quality assurance. Similarly, we monitor web traffic in the aggregate for the purposes of evaluating marketing campaigns and content improvement.

We may use a web analytics service, such as Google Analytics, to record and analyze your activity on this website. The website or any such service may track your browsing across web sites that use the same service and may collect demographic data, including the type of computer or operating system, location of user (e.g., city, state, country). To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available at, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs. 


Privacy Issues and Links to Other Sites

The website may contain links to other third party websites that are not affiliated with NAfME. NAfME has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites. 


Social Media Widgets 

The website includes social media features, such as the Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Pinterest, and LinkedIn buttons, that run on our website. These features may collect your Internet Protocol address and which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.


Amendments and Updates

NAfME will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted here so that users will know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices and this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: February 2021