1. Information About Visitors to The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites
The Music & Sound Retailer keeps track of The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites, and pages our visitors view within The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites, to enable The Music & Sound Retailer to determine what sites and services are the most popular. This data can be used to deliver customized content and advertising to The Music & Sound Retailer’s customers and other visitors to The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a specific subject area. The Music & Sound Retailer’s service may automatically gather certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites and its pages, and The Music & Sound Retailer will only use information gathered in this manner in the aggregate to enable The Music & Sound Retailer to improve and better design The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites.
To facilitate the above, The Music & Sound Retailer Web sites may use a technology called “cookies” – small files attached to your Web browser – which tell The Music & Sound Retailer how and when pages in The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites are visited, and by how many people. The Music & Sound Retailer’s cookies do not collect personally identifiable information and do not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information, so users remain anonymous. The Music & Sound Retailer may also provide statistical “ratings” information in the aggregate (and never about individual users personally) to The Music & Sound Retailer’s partners about how visitors, collectively, use The Music & Sound Retailer Web sites.
Some The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites may use “cookies” to personalize users’ online experience. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to users’ computers. Cookies are uniquely assigned to individual users, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued such cookies.
Among the primary purposes of cookies is to indicate to The Music & Sound Retailer’s Web server that a particular user has returned to a specific page and enables The Music & Sound Retailer’s Web servers to “remember” such users from prior visits – including any preferences such users may have established during such prior visits. This simplifies the process of recording personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, etc. When a visitor returns to the same The Music & Sound Retailer Web site, the information previously provided can be retrieved, so that such visitor can easily use The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites’ features previously customized.
Users have the ability and the right to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but users may be able to modify their browser settings to decline cookies or purchase third-party programs that provide such functionality. If a user chooses to decline cookies, such user may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites visited.
3. Use of Third Party Advertising
4. Information About You
The Music & Sound Retailer takes all reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized or illegal correlation of any user-sensitive data, such as Personal Data, race, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation, with personally identifiable data.
5. Security of Users’ Personal Information & Personal Data
The Music & Sound Retailer secures users’ Personal Data and other personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, and secures such information we receive from them on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Personal Data and other personal information is transmitted to other computer or Web sites, if at all, through the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted protection whenever possible.
6. Third Party Disclosure
The Music & Sound Retailer does not use or disclose information about users’ individual visits to The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites or personal data that they may provide The Music & Sound Retailer, such as name, address, email address or telephone number, to any un-affiliated companies. The Music & Sound Retailer may share with our The Music & Sound Retailer Web Site partners aggregated ratings information about access to and use of The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites, however, and The Music & Sound Retailer may utilize the services of trusted partners to assist in such statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using users’ personal information except to provide such services to The Music & Sound Retailer, and are required to maintain the confidentiality of users’ information.
The Music & Sound Retailer never discloses personal information (including Personal Data) without notice to the owner of such information unless required to do so (i) by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law and legal process, (ii) in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect the safety of The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites user or other The Music & Sound Retailer customer or the public generally, or (iii) in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights of The Music & Sound Retailer, its affiliates and subsidiaries.
7. Credit Cards
The Music & Sound Retailer uses credit card numbers submitted to us through DJTimes.com for payment purposes only, and not for marketing purposes. We utilize industry standard secure encryption technology to reasonably assure the privacy and security of the credit card numbers of anyone who places online orders with us.
8. Children & The Web
The Music & Sound Retailer does not specifically target minors per se via its marketing and advertising efforts whether electronic or otherwise, and believes that minors should get their parents’ consent before giving out any personal or sensitive information whether over the Internet or otherwise. The Music & Sound Retailer encourages parents to be engaged and proactive participants in their minor’s experience in cyberspace and otherwise, and to review important safety tips before their minor explores the Internet; The Music & Sound Retailer also encourages minors to consult with their parents before giving out information of any kind about themselves and their families whether on the Internet or otherwise.
10. Discussion Boards, Forums, Blogs
Please be aware that discussion board, forum or blog postings are not private. Others may capture your email address and send you email message if you post your email address. The Music & Sound Retailer cannot control such actions by others; however, we urge you and any other discussion, forum and blog use not to use our discussion boards, forums or blogs as a source of email addresses for sending unsolicited messages.
If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g. a “letter to the editor”), we may publish your name, screen name and other information you have provided to us.
The Music & Sound Retailer
25 Willowdale Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050-3779
12. Rules of User Conduct
User, by posting information in or otherwise using any The Music & Sound Retailer-provided service that may be available to user on or through The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites, agrees not to upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content including, without limitation, text, software code (whether object, executable or otherwise), images, sounds, or other data or information that:
1. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortuous, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals, or otherwise violates The Music & Sound Retailer’s rules or policies;
2. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability or any other protected status;
3. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any other entity;
4. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (also known as “spamming”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
5. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or
6. fraudulently impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of The Music & Sound Retailer.
User further agrees to refrain from “data mining” or otherwise gathering or collecting (whether through solicitation or otherwise) data or information about or regarding any other user of The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites whether to facilitate the transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or otherwise.