Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY: How we use the information we collect

Amateur Music Network takes your privacy seriously. This page outlines how AMN collects, uses, and safeguards your personal information.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the AMN Website. The information we gather falls into two categories: 1) personal information you voluntarily supply when you register as a User, subscribe to our email newsletter, complete a survey, register to post an online comment, enter a contest, or otherwise provide your e-mail address and personal information; and 2) tracking information collected as you navigate through our site.

As you navigate AMN’s Website and browse pages, we do not collect personal information, including your e-mail address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to help us understand which parts of our site you visit and how long you spend there. But your IP address does not provide us with any other personal information. Other information automatically provided to us is the type of computer and operating system that you are using, which is relayed by your browser.

As with most Websites, AMN may use a standard technology called a cookie to collect information about how you use the site and to help you navigate more easily. A cookie is a small file sent from a Website to the hard drive of your computer so that the site may track your activities on the site. A cookie does not release any personally identifying information about you (your real name, phone number, and so on), unless you previously provided that information to the site or have set your preferences in your browser to provide that information. Cookies allow us to track the traffic on our site so that we can improve our site and services.

Registration may be allowed or required on the Website. Users are asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Services including name, address, telephone number, email address. The personal information collected from Users during the registration process is used to manage each User’s account. Your billing information (such as a credit card number and expiration date) is collected but not stored on the AMN site. Billing is managed through a third party and AMN never has direct access to your credit card information.

Uses of Information

AMN will not sell, swap or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address without your permission. We will never share, or sell individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. If you are subscribed to our email list, you will receive our newsletters, surveys, and offers. Occasionally AMN will email you on behalf of an affiliate organization. You can unsubscribe from any or all of these emails at any time.

We do, however, share information about our audience in aggregate form. For example, we may want to know how long the average User spends on our site, or which pages or features get the most attention. We may perform statistical analyses of Users and their aggregate online behavior for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our Users.

Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you e-mails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card donation processing, e-mail distribution, list processing, and analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for AMN, and they may not share or resell this data.

Any information you disclose when posting Listings or reviews of Listings or in any discussion area, including your screen name but not your e-mail address, becomes public and may be used by AMN for all online and offline uses in any and all media.

How Long We Retain Your Personal Data.

We may retain your Personal Data as long as you are registered to use the Services. However, we may retain Personal Data for an additional period as is permitted or required under applicable laws. Even if we delete your Personal Data it may persist on backup or archival media for an additional period of time for legal, tax or regulatory reasons or for legitimate and lawful business purposes.

How You Can Access, Update, Correct or Delete Your Personal Data

You can request access to some of your Personal Data being stored by us. You can also ask us to correct, update or delete any inaccurate Personal Data about you.


If you are a registered User, you can exercise these rights by logging in and visiting the My Account page. Both registered and unregistered Users may also exercise these rights by contacting us.


We will consider and respond to all requests in accordance with applicable law.

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive e-mail from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of any e-mail you’ve received in the past.

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.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

AMN does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13.

We reserve the right to update our Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 19, 2017.