Updated: August 6, 2014

The National Association of Professional Band Instrument Technicians, Inc. (or “NAPBIRT”) has created this privacy statement (“Policy”) in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy and the confidentiality of our members. We endeavor to comply with all federal and state laws pertaining to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practice of NAPBIRT.

Information Collection and Storage
Collection of Personal Information
When you join NAPBIRT, request membership information or make a financial transaction (NAPBIRT Store, event registration, etc.), we ask you to provide information that personally identifies you and allows us to process your membership or to contact you. This information includes your name, work and home mailing address, employer, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, website addresses, your credit card information if submitted for payment purposes, and other information to assist us in keeping you informed of NAPBIRT activities and your rights and privileges as a member.

Storage of Personal Information
The information is retained in the active database maintained at the NAPBIRT Home Office.

Credit card information obtained for purposes of paying dues, purchasing NAPBIRT Store items or registering for NAPBIRT events and classes is not stored with the membership record or available to other NAPBIRT members. NAPBIRT staff retains this information separately for internal processing only.

Names and Business contact information for NAPBIRT members is available in a searchable directory on the NAPBIRT website. The general public can only see those members who are professionally qualified to be listed in the Tech Locator. All NAPBIRT members are also listed in a searchable directory on the NAPBIRT website accessible only by members via personal login information. Members may choose not to be listed or limit the contact information listed.

Information Use

NAPBIRT’s Home Office staff uses this information to maintain your membership and to provide you with standard NAPBIRT communications and privileges.

Educational Activities
As an association committed to providing members with opportunities for professional development, we seek every opportunity to make our members aware of training, tools and services that might benefit them and their businesses. This may be done through mailings or email messages.

Member Benefits
As a special service to our members, we continually attempt to improve the benefits provided to our members. To provide these benefits, it is sometimes necessary to share our member information with selected vendors for the provision of such services. However, this information is provided under agreements that prohibit them from using the information for any other purpose and under which your privacy must be protected. E-mail addresses are never sold to outside vendors.

Third-Party Goods and Services
We also provide an additional service, permitting vendors of related goods and services to make you aware of their offerings. We may sell to vendors a one-time use of mailing addresses of NAPBIRT members and they are contractually bound to us to use that mailing list only once. You can choose not to be included and your information will not be sold in this manner and you will not receive these mailings. E-mail addresses are never sold to outside vendors.

Please contact the NAPBIRT Home Office if you do not wish to be included in third-party mailings. This will not affect mailings and communications sent to you by NAPBIRT, including the TechniCom, notices about conferences, regional clinics and other NAPBIRT events and information about member benefits.

Website Access
Your assigned member number and password gives you access to NAPBIRT’s restricted membership services online.

You can renew annual dues, purchase NAPBIRT Store merchandise and register for events online through a secured SSL link. No personal or credit card information submitted for this purpose is stored upon the web server.

We provide members with an opportunity to ensure their personal information is correct and current. Members may review and submit updated information by accessing their Online Profile.

NAPBIRT hosts classified ads and are available to the general public. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Changes to this Policy
NAPBIRT may amend this Policy from time to time. If we make substantial changes to the way we use your Personal Information, we will notify all NAPBIRT members through email, TechniCom notice and by posting it on the NAPBIRT website.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or have a concern that these privacy provisions are being violated, please contact the NAPBIRT Executive Director at:

Please note that NAPBIRT is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other website to which NAPBIRT may link.

Questions regarding this privacy policy should be submitted to:

Bill Mathews, Executive Director,

PO Box 51
2026 Eagle Dr
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309.452.4257
Fax: 309.452.4825