Privacy Policy

Introduction

This Privacy Policy relates to information gathered from online visitors to the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance (“IGAA”) website. By visiting this website, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Use (see http://www.Http://www.indiegospelalliance.com/terms-of-use/).

BY PROVIDING INFORMATION TO IGAA VIA THIS WEBSITE, YOU ARE DEEMED TO CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, STORAGE, USE AND DISSEMINATION OF SUCH INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

Specific Notice to Individuals in Europe and Other Non-U.S. Jurisdictions:

If you are from a country in the European Union or any other non-U.S. country with a data protection law, the information you submit, including information provided in an online conference application, is being sent to a location in the United States. By providing such information, you are consenting to (and represent that you have authority to consent to), the transfer of such information to the United States for the uses and purposes described and/or contemplated in the applicable IGAA website and in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected by IGAA and How it is Regularly Used and Shared

Why, When and What Information is Collected

IGAA only collects information that individual visitors provide voluntarily. In addition, IGAA only collects information useful in connection with its mission, including:

organizing conferences;

providing an application and registration process for attendance at IGAA conferences;

providing a forum for gospel career networking and career advancement; and

supporting and encouraging gospel artists as they establish initial gospel and personal contacts.

In connection with an application to attend a conference, or your services on a IGAA board or IGAA will collect and store information specific to your identity (i.e., “Personally Identifiable Information,” or “PII”). PII may also be collected and stored if you provide it in the course of a visit to the IGAA website and/or in connection with a request for information from IGAA.

PII collected and stored usually will include your name, telephone number and email address along with other information.

In addition to the uses described below, we may use your PII to:

notify you of upcoming conferences, meetings and other events;

contact you to respond to your questions and requests for information; and

provide you with other information that we believe may be of interest to visitors to our website.

Conference Application and Admission Processes

If you apply to attend a conference, we will collect PII to facilitate that process. Such information will include your contact details, such as your name, email address and telephone number. This is so that we can contact you and process your application. This is so that you can be considered for admission to the conference.

If your conference application is accepted (approved), you are expected to register and pay immediately to confirm your attendance and accommodations. In this regard, IGAA collects your payment and billing information – e.g., your credit card number and billing address – and will use such information to process your payments.

If you are accepted to a conference, we will use your PII to:

process your registration and facilitate your attendance at the conferences;

process your payments related to conference attendance as aforesaid;

provide you with information regarding the conference, including scheduling and logistics; and

provide you with other information that we believe may be of interest to conference attendees.

Service on a IGAA Board or Committee, or as a speaker

If you agree to serve on a IGAA Board or Committee, to chair, vice chair or speak at a IGAA conference, we collect the information described in 2.A above. We also usually request more detailed information regarding your educational and professional background, and we may also request a photograph.

We collect this information to make it available to conference applicants and attendees, and to those interested in learning more about IGAA and the conferences it organizes.

Accordingly, if you agree to serve on a IGAA Board or Committee, to chair, vice chair or speak at a IGAA conference, we may post on the relevant page of the IGAA website your PII (other than payment information), including your name, email address, telephone number and your photograph if you have provided one. This is so that visitors to the IGAA website, including conference applicants, attendees and speakers, and those interested generally in the IGAA, can contact you with questions and requests for more information, and to provide feedback.

Cookies

IGAA may also use “cookie” technology to simplify visitors’ interactions with its website. A cookie is a very small amount of information that is placed on your computer’s hard drive by your browser on IGAA’s behalf. It is sent by your browser back to IGAA when your return to the IGAA website.

You may always choose not to receive a cookie by enabling your web browser to refuse cookies or to prompt you before your browser accepts a cookie. By refusing to accept a cookie, you may be asked to enter certain information each time you access certain areas of the IGAA web site. We do not regularly track visitors’ use of the IGAA site, but on occasion, for marketing purposes, may review specific paths that you or an aggregate of customers may have traveled through the site.

All web servers log certain technical information from visitors each time they request a page. This information is collected from each visitor’s web browser and may include his/her IP address, operating system, web browser software (i.e. Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), and referrer web site. We may aggregate such logged information anonymously to assist in designing enhanced user experiences and easier access to our information and services.

Additional Ways Your PII may be Used and Shared

Use and Sharing Required by Law, to Prevent Harm and/or in Investigations

In addition to the uses and dissemination of PII described above, IGAA may disclose your PII, the contents of your communications with us, and/or other information you have provided to us (including payment information) if required to do so by law, or with your consent, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary: (1) to conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on IGAA; (2) to protect or defend the rights or property of IGAA or others; (3) to assist, under exigent circumstances, in the investigation of possible violations of law or other investigations; and/or (4) to assist law enforcement in preventing harm to anyone.

Sale of PII

IGAA does not sell or rent visitors’ PII to anyone

How Your PII is Protected

IGAA implements reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to protect your PII from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. Regardless of any such precautions taken in good faith by visitors or by us, security on the Internet is imperfect, and we cannot warrant the protection of any information visitors transmit to us, which visitors do voluntarily and at their own risk.

Linking to Other Web Sites

Visitors must be aware that, if at any time the IGAA website has links to other websites, they do not operate under our information privacy practices. When the visitor clicks through to such other sites, IGAA’s information privacy practices no longer apply. Visitors should examine the privacy statements for all third-party websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing visitors’ information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement was put in force on December 1, 2009. IGAA reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. If we make any significant changes to our information privacy practices, IGAA will post notice of the change on www.indiegospelalliance.com for at least three months after any such significant change is implemented.