Privacy Policy

At Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards Corporation (also referred to herein as “WAMI,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), accessible from, associated portals, mobile applications, and platforms (“Website”), one of our main priorities is the privacy of our supporters, volunteers, donors, or visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by WAMI and how we use it. This Privacy Policy applies to both off-line and online activities and is valid for visitors to our Website with regards to the information shared with and/or collected by WAMI. This Privacy Policy also applies when you use social media that cross-references or overlaps WAMI’s social media or Website. 


Contact Us

If you have additional questions, complaints, or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.




Postal Mail

Wisconsin Area Music Industry Corp WAMI 

333 West Brown Deer Road Unit G – 1142 

Milwaukee, WI 53217 Mailbox#: 1142

Data Protection Officer/Representative: Michael Mann



By using our Website, you hereby agree that you have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound to this Privacy Policy, which is effective from your first visit. If you do not accept this Privacy Policy or any of its component parts, please do not use this Website. 


Information We Collect

As an individual, supporter, volunteer, donor, or visitor submitting personally identifying information to WAMI or any of our staff, both online and offline, you consent to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and to our processing and use of Personal Information and Non-Personal Information for the purposes stated herein. 


Personal Information

“Personal Information” is any information or set of information that identifies you personally, including but not limited to your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and demographic information. Personal Information does not include information that is encoded, aggregated, anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public Personal Information. If you do submit Personal Information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. 


How We Collect Personal Information

The Personal Information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your Personal Information, including: 

  • If you contact us directly and voluntarily to request information regarding our mission, awards, fundraising campaigns, services, or otherwise, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, address, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
  • When you register for an account or event, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.
  • When you make a donation or otherwise participate in a fundraising activity, we may collect Personal Information such as your name, billing address, e-mail address, and information regarding your donation, including the amount and source of your donation, and any special instructions you may provide. This may occur via our Website, at a WAMI event, over the phone, or by receiving a physical check. When making a donation, you may choose to provide Personal Information or make the donation anonymously. WAMI also collects, but does not retain, credit card numbers to process donation payments. Please note: donors are separately bound to the terms and conditions of any of any credit cards, financial institutions, or other payment portals.
  • In the event an employer establishes a giving fund their employees can contribute to, WAMI will request the specific donor’s consent in sharing their personal information back with the employer and for the limited purposes of substantiating the donation.
  • When you submit volunteer or job applications. 
  • From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above for the purposes of further our mission.


Non-Personal Information

Non-Personal Information may include: 

  • Cookies and Other Locally Stored Objects. WAMI may collect information via technical methods, including but not limited to cookies, JavaScript tags, web beacons, pixel gifs, Flash cookies, and other locally stored objects, now known or developed in the future. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. You may disable cookies and other locally stored objects by rejecting cookies from this Website, in your browser, or on your device. If you decide to reject cookies, you will still be able to access the Website, however, in a few cases, some Website features may not function as a result. 


WAMI may use a mix of first-party and third-party cookies as follows: 

  • Session cookies – Temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser. This cookie is automatically placed onto your browser via server software.
  • Analytical cookies – Cookies from third parties such as Google Analytics to provide analytical data regarding your use of our Website. You can opt-out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site by visiting:  
  • Information from Your Activity. WAMI follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. The information collected by log files includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, general geographic location, browser type (i.e., Internet Explorer; Firefox) and language, operating system (i.e., Mac OS; Windows), mobile device technical information, search terms, Internet Service Provider (ISP) (i.e., Spectrum; AT&T), date and time stamp, amount of time spent on particular pages, referring/exit pages and associated URLs, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the Website, and gathering demographic information.


How We May Use Your Information

We use the Personal Information and Non-Personal Information we collect from you in various ways, including:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our Website, and to further our mission, awards, events, opportunities, fundraising campaigns, and affiliated companies. 
  • Process your donations. 
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our Website, and to further our mission, awards, events, fundraising campaigns, and opportunities. WAMI uses cookies so that we recognize you on our Website and remember your previously selected preferences. This could include what language you prefer and your geographic location. 
  • To retain and evaluate information regarding your recent visits to the Website and how you move around different sections of our Website for analytics purposes to understand how people use our Website so that we can make it more intuitive. This may include the use of analytics programs which use cookies. In such event, third parties may have access to your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality. 
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners or affiliated companies, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the Website, and for marketing and promotional purposes. 
  • Send you e-mails regarding our mission, events, opportunities, donations, fundraising campaigns, affiliated companies, and other information regarding WAMI. 
  • Find and prevent fraud. 
  • WAMI will provide Personal Information of non-anonymous donors to applicable taxing authorities.  
  • WAMI may, on a confidential basis, share some or all Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, including but not limited to, technical assistance and customer service. 
  • WAMI may share some or all Personal Information and Non-Personal Information with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, or other companies under common control with us.
  • In the event of a corporate sale, asset sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event, Personal Information and Non-Personal Information may be part of the transferred assets. 
  • We may also be required to disclose Personal Information and Non-Personal Information when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of WAMI or others. 


How We Protect Your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information

WAMI makes a commitment to donors and other users of its Website to never sell any Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing or commercial use. 

WAMI takes commercially reasonable steps to protect both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. No security system, method of Internet transmission, or data storage, however, is fully impenetrable. As such, WAMI cannot guarantee the security of our databases or that the Personal Information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In the event that WAMI should discover a security breach, we will notify all potentially affected users within a reasonable timeframe and take all reasonable steps to remedy. 


Data Retention

WAMI shall retain data for the following periods: 

  • Personal Information: 20 years Agreed
  • Non-Personal Information: 12 months Agreed


Once this time period has expired, we will delete such information. 


Non-U.S. Residents

WAMI is located and operated primarily in the United States. Users that are located outside of the United States must be aware that any Personal Information provided will be transferred into the United States. 


California Consumer Privacy Act Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

It is WAMI’s policy not to disclose any Personal Information we collect to third parties for direct marketing purposes under any circumstances. Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§1798.100 et. seq. (CCPA), among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

  • Request that a non-profit organization that collects a user’s Personal Information disclose the categories and specific pieces of Personal Information that a non-profit organization has collected about users.
  • Request that a non-profit organization deletes any Personal Information about the user that a non-profit organization has collected.
  • Request that a non-profit organization that sells a user’s Personal Information, not sell the user’s Personal Information. WAMI does not sell users’ Personal Information.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. 


Third Party Websites

WAMI’s Website and social media may from time to time contain links to other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to WAMI’s Website. If you click on a link to another website, you should read and understand their privacy policy.


Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user of the Website is entitled to the following:

  • The right to be informed – This Privacy Policy informs you of WAMI’s collection and usage protocol with respect to your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information. 
  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your Personal Information. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any Personal Information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the Personal Information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – Also known as the “right to be forgotten,” you have the right to request that we erase your Personal Information, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Information, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the Personal Information that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
  • Automated individual decision-making, including profiling – You have the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or that similarly affects you. WAMI does not use such a system.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. If you make such a request, we have one month to respond to you.


Accessing and Modifying Information

WAMI will grant individuals reasonable access to Personal Information stored within our company servers and by our direct agents. Such requests must be made in writing and submitted to Michael Mann and may request requests to review, modify, or delete Personal Information. WAMI further complies with those provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act applicable to charitable organizations. E-mail recipients may also opt out of receiving e-mail communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located within any e-mail originating from within WAMI or on the Website. In certain circumstances, it may not be possible to completely remove or modify Personal Information. 


Availability to Visually Impaired

This Privacy Policy is available orally upon request to ensure comprehension and to aid the visually impaired. To make such a request, please contact us.


Children’s Information

WAMI is committed to the protection for children while using the Internet and compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. If you are 13 years of age or older, but under the age of 18, you should review the Agreement with your parent or guardian to make sure that you and your parent or guardian understand it. 

WAMI does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our Website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


Changes to Our Privacy Policy

WAMI keeps this Privacy Policy under regular review and reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Updates will be placed on this web page. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date appearing at the top of the page.