By visiting or registering at the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by this Policy as it may be amended from time to time, and to our collection, transfer (if applicable), storage and processing of your information in the United States of America. If you do not agree to these terms, you cannot register, make any purchases or provide us with any personal information about you on the Website.
Collection of Information
We generally collect two kinds of information through the Website: “personal information” about you which you provide to us, and “non-personal information” about you, your computer and technology, and your use of the Website, which alone doesn’t identify you personally.
In order for you to become a registered user, make purchases from, or sell content through our Website, you will need to provide us with certain personal information, such as your age, name, business name if applicable, e-mail address, street address and telephone number during the registration process. For online purchases or sales, we will also require your credit card number, expiration date, billing address and related details (which may include your social security or other tax ID number) in order to process payments. We may also ask for additional personal information from time to time such as such as gender and income level, in connection with online promotions, contests, giveaways, surveys and other programs, but it’s entirely up to you whether or not to provide that information to participate in those programs.
We may also collect non-personal information from visitors and registered users of the Website. We may ask you to provide some of that information yourself, such as your musical preferences, your favorite artists, labels or genres, or your purchasing, listening and concert-going habits. Other technical, geographic and usage data and information we may collect directly, such as your browser type, ISP, operating system, log and Website usage data, IP address, zip code or location, the pages you visit and music or other content that you listen to or access while on the Website, websites you’ve visited upon entering or leaving the Website, and if you purchase or sell content through the Website we will keep track of those purchases and/or sales. Such information may be combined with your personal information.
If you contact or communicate with us or our representatives by e-mail or through the Website, or if you post any information on any forums, chat rooms, profile pages, feedback, customer service or other portions of the Website, we may collect, retain and use any information that you provide.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use “cookies” to collect Website usage data and to improve your experience on the Website and our service generally. A “cookie” is a small data file transferred to your computer for access on future visits to the Website, which can tell us that you (or someone using the same computer or IP address) visited our Website(s) before, what clips you’ve listened to, etc. You can stop accepting cookies by setting your Internet browser accordingly, but this will likely result in our not recognizing you or your preferences on future visits, so you may have to re-enter certain information.
The Website and e-mails from us may contain electronic images known as “web beacons.” These are files that allow us to count visitors to our Website, to tell if an ad has been viewed or if an e-mail has been opened or forwarded, or to serve particular content or services. Web beacons collect limited non-personal information, including beacon number, time and date of a page or e-mail view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides, all of which we may store and use. Disabling cookies may prevent some beacons’ activity, but generally the beacons will operate if you visit the Website or open e-mails from us.
Kinds of Cookies
We may use the following categories:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in enabling you to browse our website and use its features. Without these cookies, services like checking out and electronic payments cannot be provided. For these types of cookies that are strictly required, no user consent is necessary.
These cookies collect anonymous information on how visitors use our website and whether they encounter error messages from our web pages. All information gathered is aggregated and therefore anonymized. They are only used to improve how a website works. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make while browsing, like language, font size, and user name preferences. We may also remember preferences such as text size, fonts and other customizable Website elements. They may also be used to enable you to watch videos or comment on a blog. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity outside our websites. When you choose these preferences, you agree that we can place these functional customization cookies on your device.
You may opt out of having your information used for targeted advertising. When you opt out, an opt out cookie will be stored in your web browser. If you block or delete the opt out cookie, we will not be able to see your choice. If you change computers or web browsers, or use multiple computers or web browsers, you will need to complete the opt out procedure for each computer and each web browser.
Opting out of targeted advertising means our website will not track your web preferences and usage patterns and will not use interest prediction technology to deliver ads. Opting-out does not mean you will not see any advertising on our website.
You may opt out of targeted advertising by contacting us through:
Use of Information
Our main use for the personal information we collect is to process your registration, purchases and payments, and to maintain your account on an ongoing basis. If you enter any contests, promotions, giveaways or other optional programs, we will use the information you provide to facilitate and communicate with you about that particular transaction, such as to notify you whether you’ve won, to deliver prizes. If you maintain a DJ profile page, we may use your personal information to communicate with you about that.
We may also use your personal and non-personal information to enhance your experience with the Website and our service, such as sending you e-mails and otherwise providing you with other information, content and material in which we think you may be interested; displaying content and ads according to your prior browsing history, preferences and location; fulfilling your orders; providing customer service and responding to your questions and comments; or contacting you about your account or about our and and partners’ promotions, contests, surveys, or other promotions.
We may use information learned from cookies and web beacons to make sure that our content and emails are in a format that you can read, to analyze trends about which Website, content and e-mails are popular and are being read and/or forwarded, to maintain a history of e-mail activity, and to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of certain communications.
Your feedback and other information will also be used to evaluate and enhance our Website and service. For example, we may analyze the traffic and usage of our Website; the participation rate of our various promotions, offerings, e-mails, and other programs; and the popularity of our content, artists, and participating suppliers. We may also use that information for product development purposes, such as determining what other labels, artists, products and services our users are interested in, and for technical purposes such as monitoring the functionality of our servers and e-mail systems.
Sharing of Information
We may share the information that we collect, both personal and non-personal, with third parties such as advertisers, contest sponsors, promotional and marketing partners, and the labels, artists and others who provide our content or whose products or services we think may interest you. We may also share it with our current and future affiliated companies and business partners, and if we are involved in a merger, asset sale or other business reorganization, we may also share or transfer your personal and non-personal information to our successors-in-interest.
We may engage trusted third party service providers to perform functions and provide services to us, such as hosting and maintaining our servers and the Website, database storage and management, e-mail management, storage marketing, credit card processing, customer service and fulfilling orders for products and services you may purchase through the Website. We will likely share your personal information, and possibly some non-personal information, with these third parties to enable them to perform these services for us and for you.
We may share portions of our log file data, including IP addresses, for analytics purposes with third parties such as web analytics partners, application developers, and ad networks. If your IP address is shared, it may be used to estimate general location and other technographics such as connection speed, whether you have visited the Website in a shared location, and type of the device used to visit the Website. They may aggregate information about our advertising and what you see on the Website and then provide auditing, research and reporting for us and our advertisers.
We may also disclose personal and non-personal information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in order to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect our rights and interests or those of a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to otherwise comply with applicable court orders, laws, rules and regulations.