UseMusic Privacy Policy

UseMusic knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following for details about our privacy policy. By visiting the usemusic.org website and domain name, and any other linked pages, features, content, or application services offered from time to time by UseMusic in connection therewith (collectively, the "Website"), or using any of our services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers UseMusic’s treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that UseMusic gathers when you are accessing UseMusic's Website and when you use UseMusic services. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that UseMusic does not own or control, or to individuals that UseMusic does not employ or manage.

What Personal Information Does UseMusic Collect?

The information we gather from customers enables us to personalize and improve our services and to allow our users to set up a user account that can be used to interact with Bands and Charities through the Website. In connection with the Website, we request and may display some personal information to other users and visitors of the Website, which allows users to identify each other. The types of information that we collect are detailed below.

Personal Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name, user name, password, email address, purchase history, IP address, and any other information you provide in connection with your user account. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but it may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our special features. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to interact with Bands and Charities, improving the content of the Website, and communicating with you about specials, new features and new music.

Personal Information Collected Automatically:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Website or services. UseMusic automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested.

Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components. UseMusic only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of the Website or services so that we can make the Website appealing to as many customers as possible, and improve those services. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and our Website, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience. Again, UseMusic never discloses aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.

E-mail Communications:

We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from UseMusic if your computer supports this type of program. UseMusic uses this confirmation to help us make emails more interesting and helpful and improve our service. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please send your request to support@usemusic.org.

What About Cookies?

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. UseMusic cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable use of some of our Website’s features.

Will UseMusic Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?

Personal Information about our customers is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only as described below.

Affiliated Entities We Do Not Control:

We are affiliated with a variety of entities, including Bands and Charities, and work closely with them. In certain situations, these Bands sell music to you through UseMusic's Website, the proceeds of which are given to the selected Charities. We will share certain Personal Information with the Bands and Charities related to your purchases, if you have agreed to be solicited by either during the registration process.

Agents:

We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. UseMusic’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.

Communication in response to User Purchases:

As part of the Website and Services, you will receive from the Organization email and other communication relating to your purchases. You acknowledge and agree that by purchasing, the Organization may send you email and other communication that it determines in its sole discretion relate to your purchases.

Protection of UseMusic and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of UseMusic, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent:

Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

Personal Information Collected by Bands

As a condition to using certain features of our website and services, you may be required to provide certain personal information to relevant bands, such as your e-mail address, country of residence and zip/postal code ("Fan Information") in order to join the relevant band's mailing list. As a condition to each such band's right to receive such Fan Information, UseMusic requires each band to agree that it 1) will not disclose, rent, or sell any Fan Information to any third party, 2) will use the Fan Information only in connection with the band's mailing list, in order to provide fans with general information and news about the band, and 3) will ensure that any e-mail sent to its mailing list will include a mechanism by which the recipient can unsubscribe from the mailing list, along with clear instructions on how to do so (i.e. a functioning "opt-out" mechanism). However, UseMusic has no control over and no liability for the use of the Fan Information by the bands. You can choose not to provide such Fan Information, but you may not be able to take advantage of the associated features. For further information, please see the “Personal Information” section in the UseMusic Terms of Use.

Is Personal Information About Me Secure?

Your UseMusic account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

UseMusic endeavors to protect user information to ensure that it is kept private, however, UseMusic cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

The Website may contain links to other sites. UseMusic is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site you should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Website.

What Personal Information Can I Access?

UseMusic allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. This list will change as our Website changes.

  • Username and password
  • E-mail address
  • User profile information

What Choices Do I Have?

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain UseMusic features.
 You are able to add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “What Personal Information Can I Access” section above. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

You may request deletion of your UseMusic account by sending an e-mail to support@usemusic.org. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account. If you do not wish to receive email or other mail from us, please send your request to support@usemusic.org. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Usemusic Website, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

UseMusic may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Website or sending you an email. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Website after such changes have been first posted.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at UseMusic site, please send us a detailed message to support@usemusic.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

Effective Date: October 1, 2013