Privacy Policy

You must read this Privacy Policy, and related documents (the Terms of Use and the Acceptable Use Guidelines), carefully before accessing or using any of The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites (as defined in the Terms of Use). By accessing or using The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use and the Acceptable Use Guidelines and all the terms and conditions set forth herein and therein. If you wish not to be bound by these terms you must navigate away from any of The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites now, and you are prohibited from accessing and using such Web sites until such time as you are willing to be so bound. If you use The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use or the Acceptable Use Guidelines The Music & Sound Retailer may terminate your access, block your future access and/or seek such other additional relief as The Music & Sound Retailer, in its sole and reasonable discretion, shall determine. This Privacy Policy may be modified per its terms.

 

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.

 

2. Use of Cookies

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

The Music & Sound Retailer sometimes enters contracts to provide space on The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites to third-parties, including advertisers. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to The Music & Sound Retailer websites. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to The Music & Sound Retailer sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager. The Music & Sound Retailer reserves the right to provide information to such third-parties about visitors to The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites in the aggregate, absent any personally-identifying information. The Music & Sound Retailer will never reveal users’ Personal Data (as hereinafter defined) or data about a user’s specific visits to The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites to such third-parties.

 

4. Information About You

The Music & Sound Retailer may request specific information about a user when such user signs up to use a service or orders a product or other information through The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites. The Music & Sound Retailer does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Music & Sound Retailer does, however, require specific information to enable provisioning of such service or product, to bill for the same, and to enable The Music & Sound Retailer to properly credit and maintain users’ accounts. Such information typically includes, but may not be limited to, name, age, Internet address or screen name, billing address, type of computer, phone number, credit card number, and other information of a personally-identifying and financial nature (collectively “Personal Data”). To the extent permitted by law and notwithstanding anything herein or in either the Terms of Use or Acceptable Use Guidelines to the contrary, The Music & Sound Retailer reserves the right to use such Personal Data to inform users of additional products and services which The Music & Sound Retailer believes they might be interested in learning about. In the event The Music & Sound Retailer exercises this right, users can opt not to receive such information by letting The Music & Sound Retailer know on the registration screen when signing up for the product or service or through such other mechanism as The Music & Sound Retailer shall make available. The Music & Sound Retailer may ask users to identify their interests to enable The Music & Sound Retailer to enrich users’ online experience; users may choose to respond or not. Additionally, The Music & Sound Retailer may offer users an opportunity to be listed in a directory on one of The Music & Sound Retailer-branded services; such listings are also optional and users can edit or delete their listing information at their discretion.

 

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.

 

9. Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using this site, you signify your agreement to the The Music & Sound Retailer sites privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time.  Please bookmark this page and check it periodically. We will post any changes to this piracy policy on our site. Your continued use of any The Music & Sound Retailer site following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes. This policy and all of our legal obligations are subject to the laws of New York and the USA, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the USA in the State of New York.

 

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.

 

11. Enforcement

The Music & Sound Retailer is happy to receive comments about and suggestions to improve this Privacy Policy. If a user would like to communicate his or her comments or suggestions, or believes The Music & Sound Retailer has failed to abide by this Privacy Policy, such user is encouraged to contact The Music & Sound Retailer at any of the following listings:

 

The Music & Sound Retailer

25 Willowdale Avenue

Port Washington, NY 11050-3779

Phone: 516-767-2500

Fax: 516-767-9335

Email: sthorakos@testa.com

 

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.

 

The Music & Sound Retailer does not censor or edit content posted by users of The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites to The Music & Sound Retailer Web Sites and meant, by the posting user, to be publicly available. The Music & Sound Retailer does, however, reserve the right, whether itself or via its agents, to do so, and if in The Music & Sound Retailer’s sole discretion it determines the need, to remove or otherwise edit any content that (i) does not comply with this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use or the Acceptable Use Guidelines, (ii) is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate, or (iii) violates the law of any political sub-division having jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Music & Sound Retailer is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing or editing such content.

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