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Privacy & User Consent

This website located at provides general information about the American Musicological Society (AMS) and its programs and benefits as they relate to the AMS's members. All information provided on the AMS website is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between the AMS and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information on the AMS website is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, the AMS makes no guarantees of any kind.

Except as required by applicable law, neither the AMS nor its employees, content providers, affiliates, or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental, or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, your inability to use, or the performance of this website or the content, whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Copyright and DMCA Agent

Articles and other material on the AMS website are owned by the AMS or displayed with permission from the owner. Such material may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way or transmitted to others (unless explicitly stated otherwise) without the written permission of the AMS. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 USC Section 512(c)(2), the AMS’s designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement is: Robert Judd, c/o The American Musicological Society, 20 Cooper Square, Fl. 2, New York, NY 10003-7112 USA.

Use of the webSite

Users of this website may not use any automated tool or software to attempt to collect information from the website or users of the website or to break into any of the servers of the website. To gain access to, and use, certain areas of the website you may be required to register and create a username and password. You are responsible for keeping your username and password private. You are responsible for using any forums or discussion areas in a legal and responsible manner and may not post any technically harmful, illegal, infringing and/or offensive material. The AMS reserves the right to remove any such content and/or terminate your account at any time in its discretion.

AMS Name

The AMS name and logo may not be used in any publicity or advertising, or in any way that expresses or implies endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation with any entity, product, or service, without the written permission of the AMS.


The AMS uses personally identifiable information gathered on the public website to permit it to contact interested parties regarding its activities, services, and products; to permit members to contact each other directly; and to process requests and order forms.

The AMS website may be used to donate to the AMS, order products and services, pay dues, and reserve and pay for programs. The AMS may also provide the opportunity for members to join forums, discussion groups, electronic mailing lists, or similar online activity. Such communications allow the recipient to unsubscribe. These activities are conducted in a secure environment through our partner

Personal information collected on the AMS website may be shared with a third party for operational purposes, such as a travel agency that helps process the hotel reservations for the AMS annual meeting. AMS may also selectively rent mailing lists of members, subscribers, or convention registrants to appropriate third parties, such as book publishers. Before renting a mailing list to a third party, the AMS reviews all the materials that will be mailed to ensure that they will be of interest to AMS members. Contact information is provided on the AMS website so that users may notify the AMS office at any time of errors in the information provided or to request that personal information not be shared with third parties.

As a convenience to members and other users, the AMS accepts online credit card transactions through its secure servers. The credit card information provided by users at the website is submitted through companies the AMS has contracted with to process the secure electronic transaction. This information is not used for any other purpose nor stored at the AMS website.

The AMS, directly or through its vendor Google Analytics, may collect nonpersonal information through use of cookies, which are small pieces of information used to recognize repeat visitors and help provide access to the content of the AMS website. AMS does not use this information for any commercial purpose.


To keep your credit card information secure, the AMS’s website uses SSL to encrypt your data and ensures that our website, payment processor, and office are PCI compliant. Furthermore, our payment processor uses anti-fraud technology to prevent illegal charges. In the event of a data breach we will inform all impacted (or possibly impacted) members and other parties as soon as possible.

Third Party Links

Hypertext links to other internet locations are provided for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorization by the AMS and the AMS cannot confirm the accuracy of any of the material contained in such third party websites or vouch for their terms or privacy policy practices.