WHO I AM
A SPECIAL NOTE TO CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS
If you should actually be under 13 and interested enough in my site to register (which is very unlikely), please only do so after the prior consent of your parents.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS
Dear parents, while I prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 without your prior consent, I am here to inform you that you should supervise your children‘s online activities and consider parental control tools available from online services and software manufactuers that help procide a child-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing their name, address and other personal information online without parental permission. But you already knew that, of course.
HOW I COLLECT YOUR DATA
(a) From you
I may collect and process personal data relating to you by you providing such personal data. If you fill out a form or contact me. This also includes, but is not limited to, information provided at the time of registering to use (or become a member of) my site, subscribing to any services (e.g. newsletters) purchasing downloads, posting material or requesting further services.
(b) By using cookies and other tracking technologies
In addition, I use technology on my website to collect information that helps me to enhance your online experience and measure my audience. No advertisement! I refer to this technology as „cookies“ throughout this policy but this is intended to cover all similar technologies including web beacons, log files, pixel tags, gifs (also described below). I use my own and third party cookies to collect the information I require. Please note that I have no control over third party cookies.
What is a cookie?
They don‘t contain chocolate chips, as you may know. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to any other website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user‘s device.
Cookies help me to improve my site and to deliver a better and more personalised service, for instance by storing information about your preferences and allowing me to recognise you when you return to my site. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating settings on your internet browser. However, please note that if you select such settings, certain parts of my site may not work properly.
The information I collect may include IP-addresses, browser version, number of visits, which pages you access and your viewing preferences.
I use the following categories of cookies on my website:
– Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like any shopping basket items cannot be provided. I don‘t use these cookies to gather information about you that could be used for profiling, advertising or remembering where you‘ve been on the internet. No stalking.
– Category 2: Performance
These cookies collect intormation on how visitors use my website. For example, which pages visitors go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies ond‘t collect data that indentifies you as a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
– Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make such as the country you visit our website from, language or the region you are in. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
– Category 4: Social Media Cookies
These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the website on social media such as Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within my control. This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities. Please refer to the respective social media’s privacy policies for how their cookies work. Cookies within the above Categories may include those shown on the table Cookie Grid together with their respective website locations showing you how to opt-out of them.
Use of Web Beacons
Some of my webpages may contain electronic images known as web beacons, among other things, that allow me to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web page resides. I may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
Consent to Cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. However, please note that if you select such settings you may be unable to access certain parts of my site or certain content or functionality may not be available.
If you’d like to opt out of other third party cookies relating to behavioural advertising, please go to www.youronlinechoices.eu. Opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the company or companies from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
TRANSMISSION OF YOUR DATA VIA THE INTERNET
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Any transmission is therefore at your own risk.
Once I have recieved your data, I will use the strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. However, in achnkowlegement that perfect or impenetrable security features or procedures do not exist, I cannot guarantee that any information you submit will be free from unauthorized third party intrusion,
Where I have given you (or you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of my site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. I ask you not to share the password with anymone.
– transferring personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission;
– using specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
– transferring personal data to the United States to an entity if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.
HOW I USE YOUR DATA
I use the data collected from my site in the following ways:
– to ensure that content from my site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
– to provide you with information, products of services that you have requested from me (or third parties) or which, based on your preferences or use, I feel may interest you;
– to carry out our obligations arising from any contracs entered between you and me;
– to allow you to participate in interactive features of my service, when you choose to do so;
– to notify you about changes to my service.
WITH WHOM I SHARE YOUR DATA
Subject to the other terms of this policy, I may share your personal data with the following:
– Group companies and third party service providers
I may share your personal data with affiliated companies worldwide and thrid party service providers;
I may share your personal data with those artist (and their management companies) that you have expressed an interest in, who may then use your data, in accordance with this policy, to keep you updated with information about them;
– In special circumstances
I may disclose personal data in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this data is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with the rights or property of those described above in paragraph (a) or (b). We may also disclose your personal data when we believe in good faith that the law requires us to do so.
The use of Facebook-Plugins
THE USE OF TWITTER- PLUGINS
On my websites social plugins provided by the microblogging network Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA, 94103 USA) are used. When you visit one of my pages the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Twitter to your browser and embedded in the Website. Thus, Twitter receives the information that you (your IP address) visited our website even when you do not have a Twitter account or you are not logged in. These Information (including your IP-address) will be forwarded and stored to the USA from your browser to one of the Twitter server.
If you are logged in into your Twitter account, Twitter can associate your visit to our pages with your user account. If you interact with the plugins (click the “twitter” button), the information will be stored and forwarded to a Twitter server. The information will also be published in your Twitter account and will be visible for your contacts.
The use of Google Analytics
YOUR RIGHT TO OBTAIN, CHANGE OR REMOVE YOUR DATA
For questions concerning data privacy please contact: