Privacy Policy - MusicPoll.ME

MusicPoll.ME - Privacy Policy
Last revision: December 13, 2010

Introduction | Information We Receive | Sharing information on MusicPoll.ME | Information You Share With Third Parties | How We Use Your Information | How We Share Information | How You Can Change or Remove Information | How We Protect Information | Other Terms

1. Introduction

Questions. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

This Privacy Policy covers MusicPoll.ME Website and Services, and covers only information that is collected through this Web site, and does not cover other information, such as information that may be collected through software downloaded from MusicPoll.ME, if any.

Scope. This Privacy Policy covers all of MusicPoll.ME Services. It does not apply to entities that MusicPoll.ME does not own or control, such as applications and websites owned by parties other than MusicPoll.ME. By using or accessing MusicPoll.ME, you agree to our privacy practices outlined here.

No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please DO NOT provide any personal information about yourself to us or attempt to register for MusicPoll.ME. If we learn that personal information from a child under age 13 has been provided to MusicPoll.ME, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us.

Parental participation. We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their legal guardian for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe Internet use and practices. Parents and other legal guardians are legally responsible for all actions taken by their minor(s) on MusicPoll.ME.

2. Information We Receive

Information you provide to us:
Information About Yourself. When you sign up for MusicPoll.ME you provide us with your Name, Email Address, Gender, Zip Code, and Date of Birth. During the registration process we also give you the opportunity to designate your favorite music genre. Once you register you can provide other information about yourself by adding, for example, comments. You can also provide personal information about yourself, such as your music preferences.

Content. One of the primary reasons people use MusicPoll.ME is to share their musical opinion with others. Examples include taking polls (voting), updating polls, adding comments, and sharing links. If you do not want us to store information associated with content and/or opinions you share on MusicPoll.ME, please do not use MusicPoll.ME Services or Website.

Information we collect when you interact with MusicPoll.ME:
Site Activity Information. We keep track of some of the actions you take on MusicPoll.ME, such as taking polls (voting), updating polls (adding musicians), adding comments, and sharing links. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you update an artist, in addition to storing the actual content you entered, we might log the fact that you updated it.

Access Device and Browser Information. When you access MusicPoll.ME from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.

Cookie Information. We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make MusicPoll.ME easier to use and to protect both you and MusicPoll.ME. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to MusicPoll.ME. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into MusicPoll.ME, and to know when you are interacting with MusicPoll.ME applications and websites, our share buttons, and our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use MusicPoll.ME.

Information we receive from third parties:
Information from other Websites and Applications. We do not own or operate the applications or websites that you use through MusicPoll.ME (such as the player and music server). Whenever you connect with an application or website, we may receive information from them, including information about actions you take. In some cases we may receive a limited amount of information even before you connect with the application or website.

Information from other users. We may collect information about you from other MusicPoll.ME users, such as when a friend invites you to MusicPoll.ME.

3. Sharing information on MusicPoll.ME

In addition to designating a User Name and Password, we require you to provide your Name, Email Address, Gender, Birth Month, and Date of Birth during the registration process. You must also designate a Favorite Genre to register with MusicPoll.ME. This section explains how your information is shared on MusicPoll.ME. You should always consider this Privacy Policy before sharing information, casting votes, adding Content or offering opinions on MusicPoll.ME.

Username. The User Name you select upon registration will be publically accessible. We will display your User Name to other Users.

Password. When you sign up to become a Member, you will be asked to select a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. We will not access or share your password. To reset your password contact us.

Name. Your name will not be publically accessible. We will not display or otherwise share your Name with other Users.

Email Address. Your email address will not be publically accessible. We will not display or otherwise share your email address with other Users.

Gender. Your gender will not be publically accessible. We will not display or otherwise share your gender with other Users.

Birth Date. Your birth date will not be publically accessible. We will not display or otherwise share your birth date with other Users. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are 13 or older, and so that we can better limit your access to content and advertisements that are not age appropriate.

Zip Code. Your zip code will not be publically accessible. We will not display or otherwise share your zip code with other Users. However, the City, State, and/or Country associated with the Zip Code you provide during registration may be displayed on your Member Page.

Favorite Music Genre. Your favorite Music Genre will be publically accessible. We will display your favorite Music Genre on your Member Page.

Comments. Comments you post on the MusicPoll.ME Website are public and therefore accessible by all MusicPoll.ME Users. If you are uncomfortable with sharing your comments, you should not add any.

Other. Here are some other things to remember:

• The content you share and the actions you take may show up on Artist pages or Other Websites (displayed as an application).
• Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed, or it was copied or stored by other users.
• Information might be reshared or copied by other Users, but may not be tracked by MusicPoll.ME.
• Certain types of communications that you add may not be removed, such as Comments and possibly other content.
• When you post information or Comment on an Artist’s profile that information will be subject to public viewing.
• If you publish information to MusicPoll.ME, you should check your browser privacy settings and privacy settings for that post, as it is set by that external source.

Minors. We reserve the right, but do not claim responsibility, to add special protections for minors (such as to provide them with an age-appropriate experience) and place restrictions on the ability of adults to share and connect with minors, recognizing this may provide minors a more limited experience on MusicPoll.ME.

4. Information You Share With Third Parties

MusicPoll.ME Privacy Limit. As mentioned above, we do not own or operate the applications or websites that use MusicPoll.ME. That means that when you use other applications and websites you may make your MusicPoll.ME information available to someone other than MusicPoll.ME.

Connecting with an Application or Website. When you connect with an application or website it will have access to General Information about you. The term General Information includes your User Name and Comments. We may also make information about the location of your computer or access device available to applications and websites in order to help them implement appropriate security measures and control the distribution of age-appropriate content. If the application or website wants to access any other data, it will have to ask for your permission. You should always review the policies of third party applications and websites to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they use information you share with them. We do not guarantee that they will follow our policies. If you find an application or website that violates our rules, you should report the violation to us and we will take action as necessary.

Links. When you click on links on MusicPoll.ME you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.

5. How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe, efficient, and pleasant expression experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:

To manage the service. We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities, and to enforce our Privacy Policy. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some Users.

To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. We may include content you see on MusicPoll.ME in the emails we send to you.

Memorializing Accounts. We may close an account if we receive a formal request from the user’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.

6. How We Share Information

MusicPoll.ME is about sharing your musical opinion with others. We share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, and reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example:

When you vote. When you cast a vote on MusicPoll.ME, your music opinion is captured in our tallies and stored. We may share poll results and tallies with third parties. The poll data may be displayed (or accessible) in association with your Zip Code, Gender, Age, and Favorite Genre. The data will not be displayed or available in association with your User Name or your Member Page. We will only share information in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.

When you invite a friend to join. When you ask us to invite a friend to join MusicPoll.ME, we will send your friend a message on your behalf using your name. The invitation may also contain information about other users your friend might know. We may also send reminders to them in your name. If your friend does not want us to keep their information, we will also remove it at their request.

When you choose to share your information with marketers. You may choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers that are not associated with MusicPoll.ME through on-site offers. This is entirely at your discretion and we will not provide your information to these marketers without your consent.

To give search engines access to publicly available information. We generally limit search engines’ access to our site. We may allow them to access information such as User Name, Comments, and Musicians.

To help improve or promote our Website or Services. Sometimes we share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.

To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about MusicPoll.ME, remove repetitive information from our user lists, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.

To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Terms of Use. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.

Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control. If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so that the service can continue to operate. In such a case, your information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

7. How You Can Change or Remove Information

Updating your profile. You change your profile information at any time by going to your profile page and revising your entries. Information will be updated immediately.

Deleting your account. If you want to stop using your account you may delete it. When you delete your account, it is permanently deleted from MusicPoll.ME. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to reactivate it. You may deactivate your account from your MusicPoll.ME profile page.

Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been viewed by others, or it was copied or stored by other Users. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on MusicPoll.ME. (For example, if you post something to another user’s profile and then you delete your account, that post may remain, but be attributed to an “Anonymous User.”) We may also retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct even if deletion has been requested. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your information, they may retain your information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies. But they will no longer be able to access the information through our Website after you disconnect from them.

Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 90 days, but will not be available to others.

Non-user contact information. If a MusicPoll.ME User provides your email address to us, and you are not a MusicPoll.ME User but you want us to delete your address, you can do so by contacting us. However, that request will only apply to email addresses we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses that Users provide to us later.

8. How We Protect Information

We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help.

Steps we take to keep your information secure. We keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as passwords) we encrypt that information. We also use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behavior for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behavior, may limit use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations of our Terms of Use.

Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on MusicPoll.ME will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any security measures on MusicPoll.ME. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password and using up to date antivirus software.

Report Violations. Please report any security violations to us.

9. Other Terms

Changes. We may change this Privacy Policy pursuant to the procedures outlined in the MusicPoll.ME Terms of Use. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by publication here on MusicPoll.ME.

Consent to Collection and Processing in the United States. By using MusicPoll.ME, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Defined Terms. "Us," "we," "our," and "MusicPoll.ME" mean the same as they do in the Terms of Use. “Information” and “content” are used more generally and interchangeably here than in the Terms of Use unless otherwise limited by the context.

Other. The section titles in this Policy are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. MusicPoll.ME is a trademark of MusicPoll.ME, LLC. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

For questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.