(Effective as of September 1, 2013)
Scratch Music Group, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our”) owns and operates the website located at scratchmusicmatch.com (the "Site"). This Privacy Statement explains how we collect, use and disclose personal information we collect online from visitors to our Site. This Privacy Statement does not apply to information collected other than through the Site, such as via mail, telephone, in person, or otherwise. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement or our use of your personally identifiable information, please contact us at [email protected]
We may collect and use the following types of personal information:
Information regarding your use of this Site, orders you place, registration information, and any other information you provide to us via the Site.
You do not need to register or provide us with any personal information in order to visit and view the Site. However, if you wish to receive newsletters, make a purchase, enter any contest, or participate in certain other Site activities, you will be asked to submit certain personally identifiable information. Such information may include your name, e-mail address, street or postal address, telephone number, and credit card billing or other payment information.
When you visit the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain from which you are visiting, and any links on which you click. We use Log Data to monitor the use of the Site and for the Site's technical administration, such as to optimize use with your particular browser software. We may also use Log Data to detect fraudulent voting practices on the Site. We do not associate your IP address with any other personally identifiable information to identify you personally, except in case of violation of the Site’s terms and conditions.
Use of Information
We may use your personal information for a variety of purposes related to the Site, such as to administer the Site, personalize the Site for you, process any purchases and payments and fulfill any orders, and process any contest entry you may make through the Site. We may also use it to contact you in the future regarding the Site, including through marketing communications, and regarding any other of our or of our business partners’ contests, products and services that we think may interest you. If you contact us by e-mail or regular mail, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your e-mail or street address and any information that you provide to us in your message in order to respond to you. We may also use information collected to evaluate and improve the Site and the user experience or our other products and services.
We may also share anonymous demographic information and usage data with third parties on an aggregate basis. We may receive compensation for doing so.
We may engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, such as hosting and maintenance, database storage and management, advertising sales, e-mail marketing, e-commerce functions and credit card/payment processing. We will share your personally identifiable information with these third parties to the extent necessary for them to perform these functions and subject to their agreement to maintain the privacy and security of your data.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
Our policy is to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and, in certain circumstances, private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose your personal information to government or law enforcement officials or private parties to the extent we determine, in our sole discretion, is necessary or appropriate in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings (including subpoenas) or to establish, enforce or defend our legal rights and interests or the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally questionable activity, or to otherwise comply with applicable court orders, laws, rules and regulations.
Changing or Deleting Information
You may at any time request to see and update or correct the information you have provided to us by e-mailing us at [email protected]
Safeguarding the confidentiality and use of your personally identifiable information is very important to us. We employ reasonable administrative and technical measures designed to protect your information from loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access. We store all personal information you provide via the Site on secure servers, and information relating to electronic transactions you enter into via the Site are protected by encryption technology.
Third Parties & Links to Other Websites
Our Site may contain advertisements and links to other web sites. This is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of any affiliation with those advertisers or the operators of those web sites. We do not exercise control over third party web sites. They may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, and collect or solicit both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from you. Other web sites have their own privacy policies and practices and we encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies or statements of the other web sites and services you visit.
Our Policy Towards Children
If a child we know to be under the age of 13 wishes to contact us through the Site with a one-time question, we will only ask for a first name and e-mail address together with the name and address of a parent or legal guardian. We will use such information only to respond to the question, will copy the parent or guardian on all correspondence, and will delete all information afterwards.
Otherwise, we do not knowingly permit registration or purchases by, or collect personally identifiable information from, children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal identifiable Information, we will delete it from our files. If any parent or guardian becomes aware that their child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent (or that we have otherwise collected or obtained such information), please contact us at [email protected]
Site visitors between the ages of 13 and 17 should ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to us (or to anyone) over the Internet, and absolutely must have their parent’s consent before using a credit card.
All e-mails you receive from us will include specific instructions on how to unsubscribe (or “opt-out” from receiving further communications from us, and you may do so at any time. Additionally, you (or the parent of any visitor or user under 18) can choose any of the following options to remove your information from our database:
(1) send an e-mail to [email protected];
(2) select the opt-out link at the bottom of any e-mail from us and follow the instructions provided;
(3) write to us at Scratch Music Group, Inc., 36 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003, Attn: Privacy Officer.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits 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 protected] or write to us at Scratch DJ Academy, LLC, 36 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003, Attn: Privacy Officer.
California residents who have an established business relationship with us may also choose to opt-out of our disclosing personal information about them to third parties. If you meet those criteria and do not want us to share your personal information with such third parties, please send us your name, address and phone number to the e-mail address or postal address in the preceding paragraph. Your opt-out request will be processed within 30 days of the date it was received.
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement from time to time, and we will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Statement here and changing the effective date above. We may also send our registered users an e-mail advising that changes have been made. Each version will apply to information collected while it was in place. Therefore, we encourage you to check this page periodically for any changes.
Change in Ownership
In the event we change ownership or merge with another entity, we reserve the right to transfer or sell all user and customer information, including names and email and postal addresses, to a separate entity.
Information Provided by International Use
If you choose to access our Site from outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States. We collect, store and process the information we collect in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Statement. By visiting the Site and providing information to us, you consent to our collection in, transfer to (if applicable), and use and processing of such information in the U.S. and, if applicable, to the cross-border transfers and export of your personal information to the U.S. and its storage, use and disclosure as provided in this Privacy Statement.
We make no representations that this Privacy Statement is in compliance with the privacy or data protection laws or regulations of any country from which you access or use our Site. By using our Site, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information consistent with the terms of this Privacy Statement, including transfer of your personal information to any location at which our servers and/or databases may be currently located or relocated to. Those who choose to access our Site from locations outside the United States are responsible for compliance with all local laws.