ICA Policies

ICA Values Statement

The International Clarinet Association is committed to fostering a safe and comfortable environment for all its officers, employees, members, performers, students, vendors, business associates, and visitors who attend or participate in any ICA-sponsored event or activity. This means that all participants are treated with courtesy, fairness, and mutual respect while participating in ICA events. Accordingly, the ICA requires its members and affiliates to maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and personal integrity while attending any event or activity sponsored by the ICA.

ICA Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The ICA promotes clarinetists from all backgrounds coming together for inspiration and for cultivating personal, professional, and artistic excellence, in furtherance of its Mission Statement. All members, employees and participants are responsible for fostering a climate of mutual respect at all ICA events by nurturing an atmosphere that promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices and treatment. The ICA is committed to protecting such an atmosphere for all the participants at its events.

ICA Policy Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination

The ICA prohibits any forms of harassment, discrimination, or bullying on the basis of an individual’s actual or perceived race/ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or any other protected class pursuant to applicable law, in its workplace or at any ICA function or event. Harassment is any behavior that causes distress, feelings of a lack of safety, or actual physical harm. This policy is mandatory for all officers, employees, members, performers, students, vendors, business associates, and visitors. Offending persons will be subject to appropriate disciplinary or legal action. Such disciplinary action may be, for example, termination of a business relationship, termination of membership and/or ineligibility to participate in future ICA events, and/or termination of employment, depending on the status of the offender and the nature and severity of the offense.

As an organization committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its members, the ICA has a procedure in place, specified in its Bylaws, to terminate a membership when the Board of Directors, in concert with the Ethics Board, determines that the purposes of the Corporation are adversely affected by a member’s conduct. In all such cases, the process provided in the ICA Bylaws shall be followed.

If any member or participant has experienced or is experiencing any conduct prohibited by this policy, a Director should be notified immediately and an investigation into the incident will be conducted. Any employee experiencing conduct in violation of this policy can notify a Director without fear of reprisal or retaliation, as any reprisal or retaliation regarding a good faith complaint is strictly prohibited.

Click here to view the official Board of Director’s Resolution.

Privacy Policy

The International Clarinet Association (ICA) uses the website https://ica.wildapricot.org/ as its “members only” website. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
ICA is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. ICA will only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily submit via email or other direct contact from you. The ICA will not sell, rent, or otherwise share this information with any other individual or entity, other than in accordance with your directions, e.g., to mail you copies of The Clarinet journal.

Unless you request that the ICA refrain from contacting you, the ICA may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

The ICA uses third-party electronic payment vendors to process credit card data when customers purchase ICA services using credit cards.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from the ICA at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting the ICA via the email address or phone number given on this website:

  • Determine what data the ICA has maintained regarding you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data pertaining to you that the ICA has maintained.
  • Request the ICA to delete any such personal data, such request to be accommodated in compliance with and pursuant to applicable law..
  • Express any concern you have about the ICA’s use of data.

The ICA takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit personal information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Whenever the ICA collects personal information online (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to the ICA in a secure manner. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While the ICA uses encryption to protect personal information transmitted online, it also protects your personal information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which the ICA stores personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that the ICA is not abiding by its Privacy and/or Security policies, please contact the ICA immediately via telephone at +1.888.983.5441 or via email: EDO@clarinet.org.