Information Collection and Use
We use your personal information to help us efficiently operate the Service, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the Service (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with the Company), and to forward messages to you from other Service users. These types of communications are known as "Operational Communications." In some cases, Operational Communications may also contain commercial messages, such as banner ads and special offers. By registering with the Company, you agree to receive Operational Communications.
Creating a SoundFuze Account and Profile Information: When you create a SoundFuze account, you must provide access credentials either in the form of an email address and password or by authentication using another service, such as Facebook. You may optionally provide us with additional profile information, including a short bio, location, and profile picture. If you create your SoundFuze account by connecting through another service, we may use public information from that connected account to help complete your SoundFuze profile. You may update or modify your profile information and contact information at any time. Profile information is available publicly on our Services, such as on your profile page.
Contact Information: In addition to using your contact information to create your account, we may use this information to send you information about our Services, respond to your requests and facilitate your use of the Services. We may use the contact information (such as your phone number or email address) to help connect you with other SoundFuze users, even if that information is not publicly displayed. Some contact information may be required in order to use certain Services.
Finding Friends and Connecting to Other Services: Our Services may include several features to help connect you to the accounts of people you already know. For example, you may upload information from your address book or connect your SoundFuze account to your account on another service such as Twitter. SoundFuze will match the information you provide with the contact information of other SoundFuze users in order to provide and improve the Services, for example by making recommendations and routing SoundFuze messages. You may remove address book data from SoundFuze at any time through the settings in your SoundFuze profile. When you connect your SoundFuze account to other services, you are able to post your Content to those services as well. You may disconnect your SoundFuze account from your account on the other services at any time. Disconnecting your SoundFuze account will immediately revoke our authorization to cross-post on your behalf or otherwise access that account and we will delete information obtained from that connection (other than information that was publicly posted on SoundFuze, such as profile information), which may take some time.
Content, Following, and other Public Information: SoundFuze is a public marketplace, so most of the information you provide us is information that you choose to be made public. This includes not only the Content that you post and data provided with such Content, such as when it was posted, but also the accounts you follow, the Content that you like or comment on, and other public interactions on the Services. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, your profile information and public Content are immediately delivered to a wide range of users and other services that access SoundFuze. When you share information or Content via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.
Location Information: In addition to profile information, a future version of the Services may also allow you to tell us your exact location if you choose to enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as tagging a video with a location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with Content that has been tagged near your location.
Links: We may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, for example to provide relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Cookies: The Services employ “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. SoundFuze may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not want cookies from SoundFuze or other websites, you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you choose to publicly post a video or update your profile information.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public posts, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a
particular link (even if only one did).
Use of Other Users' Information: The Service provides various means of communicating with other Service users through which you may have access to other users' names, email addresses and other information. By using the Service, you agree that, with respect to other users' personally identifiable information that you obtain through your use of the Service (including, without limitation, first and last name, email, photo, and links to Social Network accounts or user names, as applicable) you will only use such information for: (i) Service related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages; and (ii) any other purpose that such user expressly agrees to after adequate disclosure of such purpose. Under no circumstances can you disclose personally identifiable information about another user to any third party without our consent and the consent of such other user.
Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the profile information you provided to us and associated with your account.
You can also permanently delete your SoundFuze account by contacting us.
Our Policy Towards Children
Our Services are not directed to persons under 18. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
Changes to this Policy
California Privacy Rights
California law entitles residents to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties or with corporate affiliates for those entities' direct marketing purposes. The Company does not provide any personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If you want to request a notice or have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective: July 31, 2016