II. What we collect
We collect various information when you register on Tracksandfields.com. The information you provide to us via online registration is used to provide you with access via your chosen user name and password to the website, to set up a personal profile on the website, to sign up to receive information, e.g. newsletters, etc., and to enable Users to post messages and communicate with other Users. In this respect we may collect the following personal information:
- your name and job title (e.g. singer, guitarist, producer, etc.)
- your contact information, incl. email address
- your date of birth
- specific demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
- in case of Premium Accounts we also collect payment information and such other information in connection therewith as may be requested by us from time to time
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to enable you to share it with other Users of Tracksandfields.com and to provide you with a useful and customised service according to your interests. We do not knowingly collect other personal information of Users that has not been previously submitted and disclosed by Users at their free choice.
III. What we do with the information we gather
We require the above information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. Therefore you agree that we may use your information provided in particular for the following reasons:
- internal record keeping;
- improvement of our products and services, and provision of services and customer support;
- promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we may periodically send you and you may find interesting;
- comparison of information for accuracy, and verification with third parties;
- investigation of fraud and infringements of our Terms and Conditions;
- market research purposes for which we may contact you from time to time, or notifications about service updates and promotional offers.
We will not sell, lease, or otherwise distribute your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We reserve the right to disclose personal information if required by law, or if we reasonably believe disclosure is necessary to establish or exercise legal rights, or in situations involving potential threats to physical safety. We may also use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us you wish this to happen. We may save and use such personally–identifiable data for internal promotion or marketing activities, for providing more relevant promotion, or for optimising Tracksandfields.com. This information may be forwarded to third parties in non–personally–identifiably form only. We do not provide your personal identifying information to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
In general, non–personally–identifiable information (e.g. browser type, operation software, internet provider, etc.) may be saved in protocols. Such non–personally–identifiable data is used to manage and improve the website services, and to provide more relevant services and advertisements to Users, and may be forwarded to third parties for these purposes. Personal information can only be collected if submitted by Users of the website at their free choice. The User acknowledges and agrees that we may use non–personally–identifiable data for purposes of marketing or advertising, etc.
IV. Controlling your personal information
Tracksandfields.com enables Users to share (personal) information, digital files and other Content in order to communicate and network with each other. You may choose to disclose information about yourself in the course of contributing Content to Tracksandfields.com (e.g. in chat rooms, message boards, profiles for public view, etc.). Information so disclosed is public information, hence there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality there.
You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit in the course of these public activities can be read, collected, or used by other Users and visitors of the website, and you should be aware that it may be viewed, collected, copied and/or used by others without your consent (e.g. to send you unsolicited messages). We therefore encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of the respective other Users before disclosing any data to them. We are not responsible for such public information. We are also not responsible for Content submitted by you or third parties. Please see our Terms and Conditions for other guidelines about posting Content on Tracksandfields.com.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information as follows:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes;
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@Tracksandfields.com.
To the extent possible and permissible by law, you are advised to store all Content you may require for personal purposes by yourself. Under no circumstances are we liable for any loss of Content posted by Users on the website.
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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
VI. Third parties / links to other websites
VIII. Final provisions
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