Privacy Policy

while using the entire website, https://amta-nv.org

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Nevada Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association’s (AMTA’s) website and via email or other forms of communication.

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Acknowledgement

By visiting the AMTA website (“Site”) and providing information to AMTA, you are accepting and consent to the practices and provisions of our Privacy Policy.

Personal Information Collection

We may collect personal information from you in a variety of ways, including when you visit our Site, respond to a survey, complete a form, make a purchase, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available. You may be asked for name, title, organization, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit/debit card information and other personal contact details (“Personal Information”). We also may collect information on your views and preferences as they relate to AMTA services.

Any and all Personal Information you provide to AMTA through this Site is provided on a voluntary basis, and how much you disclose is up to you.

In some cases, such as profile pages, user forums, and interactive Site features, any Personal Information you provide may become publicly available to other members and the general public and is not considered confidential. When you voluntarily disclose such Personal Information, that information may be collected and used by others, resulting in unsolicited messages from others. Where you have publicly posted Personal Information, AMTA is free to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use such information for any purposes.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Source: Gravatar | An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Source: Akismet | We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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Non-Personal Information

We may collect non-personal information about you when you interact with our Site. Non-personal information may include information about the computer you are using to connect to the Internet (such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information) and about your browser.

How We Use Collected Information

AMTA may collect and use your Personal Information for legitimate business purposes, including the following:

  • To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site
    We may use your information and feedback to improve our products and services.
  • To send periodic emails
    We may use your email address to respond to inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, surveys, related product or service information, etc.
  • To provide targeted services and content

Sharing Your Personal Information

We may share your Personal Information with business partners and other third parties to deliver content, materials, and services available on or through the Site and to provide you with products or services that may be of interest to you. When we do so, we may share, rent, or sell your name and/or mailing address. With the exception of vendors providing hosting, database management, and development services related to the operation of this Site, we do not share, rent, or sell your email address.

We may occasionally send you offers on behalf of third parties or promote such offers on our Site. If you do accept a third party offer or request additional information, the third party may collect other personal information directly from you. Once a third party has your personal information, it is governed by the third party’s privacy policy. We also may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personal Information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

AMTA also may provide Personal Information to third parties if AMTA reasonably believes that release of information is necessary to: 1) comply with legal requirements or legal process; 2) protect or defend the rights or property of AMTA; or 3) protect other users of the Site or the public.

Members

Members may have been assigned or have created a user name and password to be used for accessing portions of the Site. We maintain that information to allow you to access the Site and to maintain our relationship with you as a member or provide specific services to you.

AMTA expressly reserves the right to contact any member or other user regarding account status, renewals, or other matters relevant to subscription or service.

How We Protect Your Information

AMTA uses measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, or alteration of information provided over the Site. However, we cannot guarantee the absolute safety of your information. If you become aware of any breach of Site security or this Privacy Policy, please notify us immediately.

Choices You Have

You choose what information to supply to this Site. Please share only information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. You are under no obligation to provide us with Personal Information, but without it we may not be able to respond to your request.

You have the right to access, delete, or update the Personal Information you submit through our Site, or to make any inquiries about the processing of such information. If you wish to do so, please contact us as described below. We provide individuals with access to their Personal Information where we believe appropriate, including in situations where you are entitled to access and correct your Personal Information under applicable data protection and privacy laws.

If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.

Cookies 

When you visit our web site, a “cookie” may be placed on your computer to track your visit and help us to improve the Site. You may set your browser to refuse or disable cookies, but if you do so, some features of the Site may not function properly.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Children’s Privacy

AMTA does not market its products or services to children. We do not knowingly collect information from Site users under 18 years of age.

Acknowledgement of Transfer of Personal Data

Our Site is hosted on web servers in the United States. If you are located in a non-U.S. jurisdiction, for example, in the European Economic Area, you agree that by providing your Personal Information, you consent to the transfer of such information to the United States, a jurisdiction that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home country.

Links to Third Party Websites

The privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy are for our Site only. We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of any other website(s) that you may link to through the Site. We encourage you to seek out and read the privacy policy of each website that you visit.

Changes to Policy

AMTA reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Please frequently check the Privacy Policy and particularly before you submit additional Personal Information via the Site. All revisions to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site via link from the homepage. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications. 

Your continued use of the Site following the posting of this Policy or any changes to this Policy is considered your acceptance of those changes.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to record the behavior of its users/visitors – how Google uses this information can be found in their Privacy Policy, found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone or any other organization without your explicit permission in writing.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

User comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website uses 128-bit encryption of all transmissions, including loading pages and sending information over the encrypted communication methods including the servers hosting this website – check for the “https://…” in the address bar of each page on this website. [ more about HTTPS]

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

this website does not use your submitted information to make automated decisions or conduct profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

As an organization of professionals that are part of a regulated industry in Nevada, privacy is very important to us. All user-submitted postings are held in queue until an organizational representative can review the post for Approval or Denial – if massage-therapy-client-confidential or personally-identifying information is included in a user’s post, it will be removed from the original post and a modified post will be Approved. Users will be notified when their submitted-post is Approved and may review the edited post for accuracy: the user may leave the edited post or request for its removal.

If you have questions, contact:

AMTA
500 Davis Street, Suite 900
Evanston, IL 60201
Toll-Free 1-877-905-2700
info@amtamassage.org

This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 17, 2023.