Privacy Policy

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (“PMTA”) respects the privacy of its members and visitors to its website. The following Privacy Policy explains how PMTA collects, uses, and safeguards your information.

Information Collection

Visitors to PMTA’s website are anonymous. Personal information, such as your e-mail address is not collected. Your IP address (computer Internet address) is traced, but not linked to any personally identifiable information so that PMTA may track the number of visitors to various areas of the website and the amount of time that is spent in each area. Other information that may be collected automatically is the type of computer and operating system you are using, which is supplied by your browser.

When you register for a conference or become a member, we collect information you provide such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.


A “cookie” is a text file stored on your computer which includes information that identifies your computer and can be retrieved by our server to create a seamless browsing session. PMTA uses cookies to track users’ activity through the website in order to improve the website, to offer the user interactive features that would not be possible without them, and to recall specific information to save the user time during subsequent visits to the website.

Information Use

Association Use

Because of the special relationship we seek to maintain with our members, PMTA may, on occasion, send you e-mails regarding the association, news, events and products.

Members who have agreed to be included in the PMTA website Teacher Directory will have their basic contact information available to the public.

Third-Party Use

PMTA occasionally also makes member contact information available to third parties offering products and services. Third parties may include colleges and universities. This limited information may include names, job title, company/institution/studio and address. Phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mails are not disclosed. Users may request that PMTA not disclose to third parties the data it collects by emailing

Credit Card Account Information

PMTA does not collect credit card information of any kind. Online conference and event registration is done using Paypal.

Decline E-mail

At any time, you may discontinue receiving e-mails from PMTA simply by replying to the e-mail and informing PMTA of your desire. All e-mails you receive from PMTA will provide an opportunity to decline further e-mails.

Links to Othert Sites

This website includes links to other websites. Since PMTA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or contents of those websites, PMTA encourages you to review the privacy and other policies of those websites.

Privacy Policy Updates

PMTA has tried to create a privacy policy that is comprehensive, readable, and thorough. Despite our best efforts, we may find it necessary to revise it. Any changes will be made without prior notice. The current PMTA Privacy Policy will continue to be posted on our website. If you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please send them to

Acceptance of Policy

By using the PMTA website, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy. PMTA reserves the right to change this policy at any time.