Privacy Policy 

Your privacy is important to us. That is why we want you to be informed about how we protect the privacy of visitors to our site. Please take a moment to read the following policy, which describes our practices for the collection and use of personally identifiable information on this website. Websites that are linked to our site may have different policies, please review the privacy policy notices on those websites for details. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you on this website without your knowing, and all such information is collected directly from you. By way of example, we may ask you to give your email address, name, mailing address, mobile phone number and carrier service provider or other information about you so as to participate in contests, chat rooms, blogs, or on bulletin boards; to be added to the list to get email or SMS (text message) updates on particular artists or types of music; to send so-called “postcards” or to conduct transactions elsewhere on the site. You are not required to provide us with this information, but if you choose not to, you may not have the ability to take part in some of the actions on this website.

 

We use the information we collect from you to allow you to participate in the site activities for which the information is gathered. By way of instance, when you give us your email address so as to receive updates on a particular artist or type of music, that address is added to the email list for that artist or type of music. On each email you receive, you’re given the opportunity to unsubscribe; once you unsubscribe, you will no longer get such emails. A mobile phone number and carrier service provider is only required if you want to receive updates on a particular artist or type of music via SMS (text messages) delivered to your cell phone. There are usually costs associated with getting SMS (text) messages depending on your wireless carrier and strategy. You should check with your mobile carrier to ascertain what charges apply. For contests conducted on this website, we use the personal information you provide only for the purpose of contacting you if you win a prize and sending the prize to you. We do not use contact information contained in contest entries to create mailing lists or for any other purpose, if you don’t have simultaneously subscribed to a mailing list.

 

For additional information about how we handle entries to a particular contest, please consult the contest rules. We may also share your information with reputable third parties who may contact you directly or supplement the information you provide with information received from third parties. Such third parties may include representatives of our present or previous recording artists. Personal information collected on this website may be shared with service providers such as those with whom we contract to operate this site (for example, to send you a promotional item that you have requested on the site).

 

We may also use your information as permitted by law to perform credit checks, report or collect debts owed, or protect our rights or property, our website, or its users. Some information may automatically be collected as you navigate our site. Our web server automatically collects information known as “clickstream data,” such as the domain name of the service giving you Internet access, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the web, your browser type and version, operating system and platform, the average time spent on our website, pages viewed, information searched for, access times and other relevant statistics. We also may use cookies or web beacons on our website. Cookies are bits of information that websites transfers to the hard drive of a visitor’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor and to help us understand what regions of the website are of greatest interest to you.

 

Cookies also may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences and password so you do not have to re-enter this information each time you visit our site. Certain pages on our website may contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags or clear GIFs). Web beacons may allow third parties to obtain non-personally identifiable information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the kind of browser used to look at the page, along with the information in cookies set by the third party. We use log files to keep the data that is collected through web beacons. We use clickstream data, web beacons and cookies only in the aggregate to measure the use of our site and to administer and improve our website.

Any sharing of these data with unrelated third parties is on an anonymous basis. This combined information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us or third parties understand trends and patterns. We attempt to keep the information we collect from you as current as possible, and we take reasonable actions to maintain the safety of your personal information and to prevent unauthorized access to it by people who don’t have a legitimate need for it. To that end, we periodically review our security measures. It is our policy to not post your email address or other identifying information you have provided on our site without your consent. Your approval is assumed if you post such information to a publicly viewable interactive site application like a blog, bulletin board or chat room.

If you are under 13 years old, you ought not provide any personally identifiable information on this site without the knowledge and consent of your parent or guardian. There are certain web pages within our site that require users to be at least 13 years old; these pages ask you to enter your date of birth, and anyone under the age of 13 will be restricted from participating in such web page activities. This may mean that you’ll be unable to participate in certain activities on the website.