Privacy Policy

At MusicGorilla.com we take your privacy seriously. Because we gather certain types of information about our members we want to help you understand the kinds of information Music Gorilla collects from users of this Site (musicgorilla.com) and how that information is collected. We also want you to understand how we use the information and under which circumstances we disclose information to third parties.

GENERAL



We require certain information for our internal purposes; we use this information to communicate with you and provide the services you have requested, and to provide a more personalized experience on our Site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. All of our members’ personally identifiable information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to this information. We will do everything we can to ensure that personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to or unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties, but understand absolute security does not exist on the Internet.

INFORMATION COLLECTED



In order to use the musicgorilla.com website you must become a member. When becoming a member we gather some personal information, for example: full name, street address, town or city, state, zip code, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, genre preference, user name, and password. Artist Members will also be required to provide names of all band members. Below is how this information is used.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED FOR PERSONS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE



Music Gorilla operates its site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA was enacted to prevent Web sites from giving or receiving information from children without their parents’ consent. Therefore, we do not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age. You can learn more about COPPA at the Federal Trade Commission Web site.

HOW INFORMATION IS USED



Your email address is used to send you a confirmation email to use our Site, to inform Artist Members when the industry is listening or interested in members music as well as occasional emails from Music Gorilla. You can opt out of receiving these occasional emails by sending an email to privacy@musicgorilla.com and requesting that we no longer send you occasional emails. User ID and passwords (you may change your password, as well as any personally identifiable information you have given us in order to keep this information current) helps us securely identify you as a registered or permitted member of certain features and functions on the Site. User names are also used publicly to identify who referred a person to musicgorilla.com, in chat rooms, message boards, e-bandcards or e-songcards, and messages sent to members. Band member names will be made public on the Artists band page. We may share (provide, receive, or disclose) aggregate information about our sites to third parties, including information regarding the effectiveness of our advertisers’ advertisements. For our internal purposes, we may gather information such as the date, time, browser type, navigation history, and IP address of all visitors to our Site. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis, and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.

We may collect personal financial information from you including your credit card number, phone number and address when you place an order or register as an Artist Member. This information is stored securely, transmitted encrypted, and is ONLY used in fulfilling your membership or order. It is never shared with anyone else.

HOW COOKIES ARE USED



We do use cookies, which are small data files containing information about the user that is stored on the user’s hard drive. Some cookies are used to make login to our sites easier such as by remembering usernames and passwords. Cookies can also enable us to track users’ movements and target their interests to enhance their experience at our site. We may also collect clickstream data and assign unique identifiers to our members for the same purpose. Information obtained with these technologies may be associated with personal information for registered users. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so.

INFORMATION USED WHEN I REFER-A-FRIEND OR SEND AN E-BANDCARD OR E-SONGCARD



If a member elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, or sends a friend an e-bandcard or e-songcard, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Music Gorilla will automatically send the friend a one-time email, e-bandcard or e-songcard inviting them to visit the site. We will use the contact information you enter for your friends to send the email or e-card. Music Gorilla stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact musicgorilla.com at privacy@musicgorilla.com to request the removal of this information from our database.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN PUBLIC FORUMS



Some online activities necessarily lead to disclosure of your personally identifiable information to third parties, such as when you include your name and email address in an email to a third party. Remember, any information you provide in chat rooms, message boards, or other public forums is not confidential and we may not remind you, so please keep this in mind if you’re going to use these parts of our sites. Your choice to disclose personally identifiable information in such cases is up to you.

DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES



Except as described in this Privacy Policy, MusicGorilla.com uses good faith efforts not to provide third parties with access to your personally identifiable information. We will, however, make your personally identifiable information available to others:

  • When we have your consent to do so;
  • When we have retained companies to work with or on behalf of MusicGorilla.com to provide products, goods or services that you have requested;
  • When we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or in special cases, for example, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property; or if you threaten the rights, property or safety of musicgorilla.com, its suppliers, advertisers, other customers or users, or any other party; or if we believe your actions violate any law, regulation, or features or functions of our Site. In the event of a complaint, we may also receive and collect personally identifiable information about you from other users or third parties who may communicate information to us about you in relation to such a complaint; or when in our sole discretion, believe such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect our business and assets, to defend our interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; or in the event of a bankruptcy, or a merger, acquisition, joint venture or other business combination involving us.

Some of the aggregate member data we collect may be shared with advertising companies in order to enhance and improve the operation and relevance of the Site, but we do not give any personally identifiable information to them as part of this relationship. 

Remember it is always possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

LINKS/PARTNER SITES



This site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites and we advise you to check their privacy policies. Please be careful when you leave our Site and make sure you read the privacy statements of the websites that you link to. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

OPT OUT

Any user can opt out at any time from receiving any correspondence from us. If you would like to opt out of receiving emails from us, simply send us an email at privacy@musicgorilla.com and in the email state that you would like to opt out.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you wish to learn more about MusicGorilla.com’s privacy policies please contact privacy@musicgorilla.com. You may also call us at 512-918-8978, or write us at: Privacy Policies, MusicGorilla.com, 12407 Mopac Expwy North, Suite 100-#312, Austin, TX. 78758.

NOTIFICATION OF PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

If there are changes to our privacy policy, we will notify you via email of the changes. Within 5 days of the notification the new privacy policy will be uploaded onto the Site and all information will be used according to the new privacy policy.

 

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