A. This policy applies, without limitation, to services provided by ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS through its website www.ArtistData.com, artistdatasystems.com, artistdata.net, or contentsimplification.com including the Home Page and all other pages under the same top-level domain name. This policy applies to how ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS treats personal information that it collects and receives, including information related to your past use of ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS products and services. Personal information is information about you that may personally identify you such as your name, address, email address, phone number, or credit card information.
B. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS does not own or control or to people or companies that ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS does not employ or manage.
II. Information Collection and Use
A. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS collects personal information when you register with ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS. Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. All information is maintained in a secure database with standard 128 bit SSL encryption.
B. When you register with ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS we may ask for information such as your name, address, phone number, email address, web site address, credit card information, and FTP information. Once you register with ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
C. Additionally, when you register as a member of ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS using a credit card, ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS will require you disclose the credit card number, billing address of the credit card, name on the credit card and other information as necessary to process payment. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Such information will be collected only through encrypted technology and may be stored in our secured database.
D. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS uses information for the following purposes:
1. Contact you regarding your account or to provide you with information related to ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS and other general announcements.
2. Fulfill your requests for information, products or services.
3. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS may access personal information in order to conduct market research. Information collected for marketing research and provided to third parties for marketing purposes shall not contain personally identifiable information.
E. Third Party Synchronization. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS offers a third party synchronization feature with other websites (i.e. myspace.com website). This feature allows ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS to synchronize data placed on the artistdata.com website by the user to automatically synchronize with the user’s other website. This feature is optional to the user. If user elects to use this feature, ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS will collect a login and password from the user for third party websites. Such information will be used ONLY for synchronization purposes and no other changes will be made to the user’s website. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS is not affiliated with the third party websites and ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS does not guarantee the synchronization service. Users may opt-out of the third party synchronization feature at any time by changing your preferences on the artistdata.com website.
F. “Cookie” Technology. “Cookies” are small data files placed on your computer systems’ hard drive. These files get transferred from software used by Internet websites to enable the individual to more easily communicate and interact with the site. Cookies identify users and can be used to enhance the customer service process and to help understand visitors and users preferences. Cookies alone do not personally identify individuals. The Cookie is attached to your browser only after you log on to an Internet site that uses this type of technology. You may, however, disallow receiving Cookies at any time through your web browser.
G. Internet Protocol (IP) Address. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS may collect your IP (Internet Protocol) address for tracking purposes. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. This information does not contain any personally identifiable information.
III. Information Sharing and Disclosure
A. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, when you have granted explicit permission, or under the following circumstances:
1. We reserve the right to disclose your name and/or band name as a client of ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS for ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS marketing and advertising purposes.
2. We will respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities, including but not limited to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
4. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS may disclose, transfer, sell or assign to third parties information about you obtained through our website, or otherwise in our possession, as a result of sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS or the ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS service. If any of the above listed events occur, ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS will notify you before information about you is transferred.
IV. Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences
A. You can edit your ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS account information including your personal information at any time by visiting our website.
B. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS service, such as service announcements, administrative messages, that are considered part of your ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS account. You have the ability to opt-out of such communications by changing your preferences on our website.
C. You can delete your ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS account by contacting us here or canceling your subscription on artistdata.com.
V. Confidentiality and Security
A. We take security very seriously. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS employees have limited access to personal information about you. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS limits access to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to complete the terms of their employment.
B. ARTIST DATA SYSTEMS has physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you. We provide industry accepted tried and proven tools and procedures that protect the files in our data system. However, due to the open communication nature of the Internet we can not guarantee that communication between you and us and us and you will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
B. This policy was last updated on September 27, 2006.
VII. Your acceptance of this policy
VIII. Questions and Suggestions
A. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at: http://helpme.artistdata.com