ReverbNation CONNECT Privacy Policy

 

Revised as of April 12, 2016

 

Welcome to the website WeAreConnect.com (the “Site“), owned and operated by eMinor Incorporated d/b/a ReverbNation (together with its affiliates, successors, and assigns hereinafter referred to as “our”, “we”, “us”, or “CONNECT”).

 

The Site is a content and information website, that indexes and links to content from across the internet. If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy@reverbnation.com.  We may change or add to this Privacy Policy from time-to-time, so we encourage you to review it periodically.

 

SCOPE

 

This Privacy Policy applies to the collection of personal information from users of the Site.  It relates to information we collect from you, including personally identifying information (also referred to as “PII”) and information that does not identify you personally.  PII may include, for example, some or all of the following:  your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, mobile phone number, passwords, user name and password, and demographic information.

 

YOUR CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the Site Terms and Conditions that apply to use of this Site. By using this Site, you consent to our Site Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, including our use and disclosure of your personal information as stated in this Privacy Policy.

 

INFORMATION COLLECTED AND USED BY CONNECT 

 

As is standard practice on many corporate websites, we may log non-personally-identifiable information, including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type, from the Site. This data is used to improve the website services, to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. CONNECT will not use the information collected to market directly to that person. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to users. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes. 

 

In addition, we use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to tell us what parts of the Site have been visited on the Site. Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format that users can read. And they tell us whether emails have been opened to assure that we are only sending messages that are of interest to our users.


We may also collect information for market research purposes to gain a better understanding of our users and thus provide more valuable service. The Site also collects information regarding user activities on our Site, and on related websites. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to users and to understand which parts of our websites and Internet services are of most interest to them.

 

In cases where you use a mobile device to access our Site, we may receive information about the location of your device. We may use this information to develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, and other offerings.

We use the information that we collect to develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, and other offerings.

 

USE OF COOKIES


We use cookies to store users’ preferences and to record session information, for purposes including:  (i) to help track usage to help us understand which parts of our website are most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there; (ii) to make usage of our website even more rewarding as well as to study the effectiveness of our user communications, and (iii) to customize each visitor’s experience and provide greater convenience. 

 

The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, which we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set — each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences — however, you must enable cookies from the Site in order to use most functions on the Site. Please note that we may allow third party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Among other things, these third parties may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to enable such third parties to record which ads your browser has loaded and which pages you may have been viewing when the ads were delivered or accessed. Advertisers’ use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy.

DO-NOT-TRACK

Our Site does not respond to “do-not-track” settings in users’ web browsers at this time. However, there are various ways to opt out of interest-based advertising, such as TRUSTe’s Ad Choices, the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out Page, or you can also visit Google’s Ad Settings to manage the ads Google serves.


LINKS 


This Site may contain links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on the Site. 

 

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING


We or one of our web-advertising partners may deliver ads appearing on the Site to users of our Site. Our web-advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers only the use of cookies by us and does not cover the use of cookies by any third party advertisers. Please be aware, however, that to the extent Google may deliver ads to our website it uses the DART cookie. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. 

 

SECURITY


We use reasonable measures such as encryption to protect private information that is stored within our database against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, and we restrict access to such private information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our user service personnel and technical staff.  Please note that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. Users are urged to also take precautions to protect their personal data by using a secure web browser. For any additional information about the security measures we use on the Site, please contact us at privacy@reverbnation.com. 

 

SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT


Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary:  (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by us and our affiliates, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Terms and Conditions or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the Services. We reserve the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of the Site or substantially all of CONNECT’S assets to that successor in interest.  We take your privacy very seriously. We do not sell or rent your contact information to other marketers. To help us provide superior service, your personal information may be shared internally within eMinor Incorporated. There are also times when we may make certain personal information about you available to companies that we have a strategic relationship with or that perform work for us to provide content and services to you on our behalf. For example, these companies may help us process information, deliver products to you, manage and enhance user data, provide user service, assess your interest in our content and services, or user research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are also obligated to protect your personal information in accordance with our policies. Without such information being made available, it would be difficult for you to enjoy content, provide us feedback to improve our services, and content on the Site. 

 

PRIVACY OF CHILDREN


This Site and our Services are oriented toward a general audience and intended for adults only.  We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from those under the age of thirteen (13). If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personally identifiable information from a person under thirteen (13), please contact us so that we can investigate and take any necessary remedial measures.

 

INTERNATIONAL USERS

 

The Site is a website operated from the United States by a company headquartered in the United States.  If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and governed by applicable U.S. laws and regulations and this Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you consent to this transfer and the processing of your data (personal or otherwise) in accordance with U.S. laws and regulations and this Privacy Policy.  The applicable laws in the United States regarding the processing of data (personal or otherwise) may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

 

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

 

California law permits certain users of our Site who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the past year. You may make such a request by writing to us at:

 

ReverbNation

Attn:  Legal Department – Privacy

P.O. Box 2086
Durham, North Carolina 27702

 

You may also email us at:  privacy@reverbnation.com.

 

Please include your full name and contact information in your request, and include the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your letter or email.  Please allow thirty (30) days for a response.

 

CHANGES IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY


From time to time we may make changes to our Privacy Policy. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will be posted on our Site, with the “Revised Date” posted at the top of the Policy.  If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, you will know because the Revised Date of the Privacy Policy will change. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use your PII, we will post a more prominent notice in advance of any such change for thirty (30) days where feasible. A user is bound by any minor changes to the Privacy Policy when she or he uses the Site after those changes have been posted.

 

CONTACTING THE WEB SITE


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:  privacy@reverbnation.com. Physical inquiries can be sent to the following address: 

 

ReverbNation

Attn:  Legal Department – Privacy
P.O. Box 2086
Durham, North Carolina 27702

 

DISPUTES

 

Any disputes regarding this Privacy Policy are subject to our Terms and Conditions and will be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, applicable to agreements made and performed there.

 

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