Last updated: October 29, 2018
This Policy describes the types of information that we may collect from you or that you may provide to us when you access, visit, use and/or interact with this website (this “Website”), including, without limitation, any content, functionality and services offered on or through this Website (together with the Website, the “Services”), whether as a guest or a registered user.
2. Scope of this Policy:
In particular, except as set forth herein, this Policy applies to information that we collect:
- On, by or through the Services;
- In e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and us;
- Through mobile and desktop applications that you download from, or that are offered by us; and/or
- When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services that link to this Policy, including through social media sites and other services.
This Policy does not apply to information collected:
- By us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party; or
- By any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Services.
3. Children Under the Age of 13
The Services are not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information to or through the Services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under the age of 13, then do not use or provide any information through the Services or on or through any related features, register on or for the Services, make any purchases through the Services, use any of the interactive, chat or public comment features of the Services or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, then we will delete such information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Information That We Collect About You and How We Collect It
As described further herein, we may collect several types of information from and about users of the Services, including information:
- By which you may be personally identified, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”);
- That is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
- About your internet connection, the equipment and technology that you use to access the Services and usage details.
We collect this information:
- Directly from you when you provide it to us;
- Automatically as you navigate through, interact with or use the Services. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, location details and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies; and/or
- From third parties, for example, our business partners and affiliates.
5. Information That You Provide to Us
The information that we collect on or through the Services may include:
- Information that you provide to us, including by filling in forms on or through the Services and/or through communication or chat tools and features of the Services. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Services, subscribing to one or more of the Services, posting material to, requesting further Services through the Services and interacting with the Services. We also may ask you for information when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and/or when you report a problem with the Services or request customer support;
- Records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us;
- Your responses to surveys or questions that we might ask you to complete, including for research, commercial or other purposes;
- Details of transactions that you carry out through the Services and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through the Services;
- Your search queries on or through the Services; and
- Information that you share through social media sites and profiles that interact with and/or connect to the Services.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Services, or transmitted to other users of the Services or third parties, including, without limitation, third-party affiliates and services providers (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to the Services and others at your own risk. Although we may limit access to certain portions of the Services or information, you acknowledge and agree that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Services with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed or accessed by unauthorized persons, and you are solely responsible for your User Contributions.
6. Information That We Collect through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you use, navigate through and interact with the Services, we may use automatic data and information collection technologies in order to collect certain data and information about you and your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to, interactions with, or use of the Services, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on or through the Services; and/or
- Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, browser type, usage details, including device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, device identifiers, device locations, including specific geographic locations (such as through GPS, Bluetooth or WiFi signals) and connection information, such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, language and time zone.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).
The information that we collect automatically is statistical data and may include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information that we collect in other ways or receive from third parties, including, without limitation, other users of the Services. It helps us to improve the Services and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize the Services to your individual interests;
- Facilitate your use of and interaction with the Services;
- Speed up your searches; and/or
- Recognize you when you return to the Services.
The technologies that we use for this automatic data collection may include:
- Flash Cookies. Certain features of the Services may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on the Services. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
- Web Beacons. The Services and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit Consortio, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail or other communication and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, then you should contact the responsible provider directly.
8. Information Collected From Other Sources
We may collect information through the use of social media features, widgets or interactive mini-programs that run on the Services. Your use and interaction with such features, widgets or mini-programs are governed by the respective privacy policies of the third parties that provide them. We also may obtain information, including personal information, from third party services and combine such information with information that we collect or receive through the Services. By authorizing us to connect with such third-party services, you authorize us to access and store the information that such third-party services make available to us, and to use and disclose it in accordance with this Policy.
9. How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, for many reasons, including:
- To provide, operate, maintain, improve and promote the Services;
- To enable you to access, use and interact with the Services, and third-party services and offerings;
- To present the Services and related content to you and our users;
- To provide you and our users with information and the Services that you request from us;
- To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
- To provide you with notices about your account, as applicable, including expiration and renewal notices;
- To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
- To notify you about changes to the Services that we offer or provide;
- To allow you to participate in interactive features on the Services;
- In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and/or
- For any other purpose with your consent.
We also may use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods, products and services, as applicable, that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, then please discontinue using the Services.
We may use the information that we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, then the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
10. Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about you and our other users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We also may disclose personal information that we collect or receive or that you provide as described in this Policy:
- To our subsidiaries and affiliates;
- To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business, and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
- To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Consortio’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Consortio about users is among the assets transferred;
- To third parties to market their products or services to you;
- To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, including to provide the Services. For example, if you join a project as a project member, then we must share certain of your information with the composer and/or other project members, so that such composer and/or such project members may, among other things, communicate with you;
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and/or
- With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
- To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
- To enforce or apply our terms and conditions, our copyright policy and other terms and agreements, including for billing and collection purposes; and/or
- If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of Consortio, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
We also may share information, including personal information, with our third-party service providers, including, without limitation, service providers that provide hosting, maintenance and development services for the Services and backup, storage, payment processing, analytics and other services.
11. Profile Information That We Share Publicly
When you create an account, we create a basic profile page for you on the Services, containing your username, the date that the account was created and a list of projects that you have joined or launched. By default, your profile will be public, but you can make it private in your account settings. Your username will appear with the comments and other User Contributions that you post and messages you send on the Services and, if your profile is set to public, people can click your username to view it. If you make your profile public, others will be able to see the following things:
- The account username you select, and the date the account was created;
- Any information you choose to add to your profile (like a picture, bio, your location, past work, portfolio and other information);
- Projects you’ve joined or created;
- Comments and other User Contributions that you have posted on the Services; and
- If you have “Liked” a project update.
If you would like to have a public profile, but do not want others to see your name or profile image on a project’s Community tab, you may choose an account image or name that is not identifiable (e.g., MusicLover2018). You can modify or delete certain information associated with your account (such as your username, profile image, biography and location) from your account settings, and you can change your privacy settings if you want to make your profile private or adjust the default settings.
Composers also may be asked to verify their identities before launching a project. Once this has been done, the creator’s Verified Name will be publicly displayed on their account profile and on any projects that they launch.
12. Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information that you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
- Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, then you can opt-out by e-mailing us at email@example.com, deleting your account, or stopping all use of the Services.
- Promotional Offers from Consortio. If you do not wish to have your contact information used by Consortio to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, then you can opt-out by sending us an e-mail stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have sent to you a promotional e-mail, then you may send to us a return e-mail asking to be omitted from future e-mail distributions. This opt out does not apply to information provided to Consortio as a result of a product or service purchase, warranty registration, product or service experience or other transactions.
- Targeted Advertising. If you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers’ target-audience preferences, then you can opt-out by sending us an e-mail stating your request to email@example.com and stopping all use of the Services.
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website.
13. Correcting, Updating and Removing Your Information
If you have an account through the Services, then you can review and change certain of your personal information by logging into the Services and visiting your account profile page.
You may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
14. California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of the Services that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or write us at:
254 Butler Ave East
West St. Paul, MN 55118-1505
We have implemented commercially reasonable measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal information.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Services, you are responsible for keeping such password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Services. The information that you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Services.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to or through the Services. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We shall not be responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on or in the Services, or for the unauthorized disclosure of or access to your information by others.
16. European Union Users
Data protection law in Europe requires a “lawful basis” for collecting and retaining personal information from citizens or residents of the European Economic Area. Our lawful bases include:
- Performing the contract we have with you: In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligation to deliver the Services, enable composers to establish and display their projects, and enable users to find and join them.
- Legal compliance: Sometimes the law says we need to collect and use your data. For example, tax laws require us to retain records of transactions and payments made through the Services.
- Legitimate interests: This is a technical term in data protection law which essentially means that we have a good and fair reason to use your data and we do so in ways which do not hurt your interests and rights. We sometimes require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way that might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and that does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For example, we use identity, device and location information to prevent fraud and abuse and to keep the Services secure. We also may send you promotional communications about the Services, subject to your right to control whether we do so. We analyze how users interact with the Services, so that we can understand better what elements of the design are working well and which are not working so well. This allows us to improve and develop the quality of the online experience we offer all our users.
Data Protection Authority
Subject to applicable law, if you are a citizen or resident of the European Economic Area, then you also have the right to (i) object to Consortio’s use of your personal information and (ii) lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority or the United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office, which is the lead supervisory authority in the European Union.
United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire
SK9 5AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +0303 123 1113
Fax: 01625 524510
Users residing in certain countries, including the EU, are afforded certain rights regarding their personal information. Except where an exception or exemption applies, these rights include the ability to access, correct, and request deletion of your personal information.
It is our policy to post any changes that we make to this Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, then we will notify you through a notice on the Services home page. The date that this Policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting this Policy to check for any changes.
18. Contact Information:
If you have any questions about this Policy, then please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the following address:
254 Butler Ave East
West St. Paul, MN 55118-1505