Waveforge Music
Waveforge Music
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Privacy Policy

Publication Date: Oct 3, 2022

At Waveforge Music, we remain fully committed to keeping our users’ private information private and to maintaining privacy on our Websites in compliance with EU standards. In this Privacy Policy, we have described to you the use of your private information provided to us when you use our Websites. By accessing and/or using the Waveforge Music Websites, you fully agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you disagree in any manner with our policy, you should not use or access our Websites.

Information We Collect 
Information provided by you during your registration process, which may include name, mobile phone number, e-mail address, contact address;

Relevant financial information obtained from your activities on the Waveforge Music Websites and through its Services which may include credit/debit card or other payment information;

Additional information that we may ask you to provide in order to verify your identity;

We also routinely and automatically collect technical information which includes IP address, browser information, username, password, cookies, operating system and platform, time zone, information about your visit including full URL clickstream to, through and from our Site, timestamp and all other information necessary for Waveforge Music to provide its Services

How We Use Your Information 
To deliver our services and manage our business; 
To measure consumer interest in our Services; 
To keep you conversant with online and offline offers, products, services, and updates; 
To enforce applicable agreements; 
To reply to your questions, suggestions, complaints or requests; 
To resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems; 
To discover and protect ourselves against fraud, error and other criminal activities; 
To customize your experience; and 
As otherwise defined to you at the time of collection.

Disclosing Your Information 
We use your information to maintain and enhance our Services; to perform internal operations such as scam detection and prevention; personalize our services; and/or send or simplify communications between users. 
You understand that we also may share your information with third parties whom you have authorized us to share such information with; and with applicable legal authorities/government officials if we are compelled to do so. 
We may also share your information with affiliated businesses with which we collaborate to provide services or sell products; and with our agents which we employ to perform tasks on our behalf. 
Waveforge Music may send offers to you on behalf of other businesses. However, when we do so, we do not give the other business your name and address. If you do not wish to receive these offers, please send an e-mail with your request. 
In the case of business transfers where Waveforge Music chooses to buy or sell assets, customer information may be one of the business assets that are transferred. If part of or all of Waveforge Music’s assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that Waveforge Music goes out of business or files bankruptcy, we may transfer customer information to the acquiring third party. 
Barring these, we will under no condition knowingly sell, rent, exchange or otherwise disclose your private information to third parties.

Use of Cookies 
As is common with most other websites, we employ the use of cookies and other similar technologies to help us understand how people use our Websites so that we can always improve our platform and ensure customer satisfaction. 
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer by websites visited by you that help to identify you when you revisit that website. Cookies may be “persistent” or “session” cookies. While persistent cookies remain on your computer even when you have exited the internet, session cookies are deleted immediately you close your web browser. See the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies to find out more about cookies. 
You must indicate your consent to our use of cookies if you choose to use the Waveforge Music Websites without disabling or blocking cookies or opting out of other technologies. If you do not agree to the use of these technologies, you must block or disable them using your browser settings the settings within our mobile apps, or the opt-out links identified in this policy. 
You may not be able to enjoy all of the features of our website if you set your browser to reject cookies. To learn how to reject and delete cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. Please understand that you cannot opt out of our use of Flash cookies or HTML5 local storage because they are necessary for the technical operation of our services. However, we do not use these technologies to collect any personal data. 
You can manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising at the US-based aboutads.info choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices. Or you may choose to change your browser settings to opt-out of cookies.

Tracking Technologies 
We and our associates, analytics and service providers may use technologies other tracking technologies such as beacons, tags and scripts to analyse trends, administer the site, remember preferences, track users’ movements around the website and in gathering demographic information about our total user base. 
We also use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) like HTML5 or Flash to store content information and preferences. Third party partners who place certain features on our website or who use our website to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity may use LSOs such as HTML 5 or Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may provide their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. 
Clear GIFs: We also use clear GIFs which are small image files embedded into our email newsletters. These clear GIFs inform us whether you opened the newsletter or not, clicked on any content or forwarded the newsletter to a third party. This helps us analyse the effectiveness of our email newsletters. 
Social Media Features: Our Websites includes Social Media Features, such as the Twitter embedded timelines and/or -Buttons or Spotify, Bandcamp, Youtube, SoundCloud, Beatstars and Beatport embedded players. We also use embedded tools/sites form Label Radar, Typeform, Padlet and License Quote. These may collect information such as your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Websites, and may automatically set a cookie to enable that feature to function properly. They also may collect the data you enter, submit or upload to their sites by using their services. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Websites, and your interactions with these Features are governed solely by the privacy policy of the company providing it. 
You may be able to log in to our Websites using sign-in services such as an Open ID provider or Facebook Connect. These services will validate your identity and give you the option of sharing certain personal information such as your name and email address with us. Services like Facebook Connect allow users to post information about their activities on this Website to their profile page to share with others within their network.
We use embedded Zoho IQ - a chat and visitor tracking service. Please visit their Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy for further information.

Use of Google Analytics
This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this Website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this Website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other contracting member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this Website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the Website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services connected with Website use and internet use for the Website operator.
The IP address transmitted from your browser within Google Analytics is not connected with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this Website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the capture of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the Website (including your IP address) for Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
This Website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This ensures that IP addresses are further processed in shortened form, which excludes the possibility of personal association. Any personal connection to the data collected about you will therefore be immediately excluded and the personal data will be immediately deleted.
We use Google Analytics in order to analyze use of our Website and regularly improve it. We use the statistics obtained to improve our products and make them more interesting to you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data are transmitted to the USA, Google has committed itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 Section (1)(f) of the GDPR. Information about the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html; overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and the Data Protection Statement: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.
This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows which is carried out by means of a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your use in your customer account under "My data" – "Personal data".

Unsolicited Materials 
Unless we specifically request it, we do not solicit any confidential, secret or proprietary informationfrom you nor do we wish to receive such from you through the website, or by e-mail or in any other way. You understand and accept that any information, ideas, creative works, suggestions, demos, concepts, systems, methods, designs, techniques,plansor any other material submitted or sent to us will be deemed non-confidential or secret, and we may use such submissions in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy. 
When you submit or send materials to us, you represent and warrant that such materials are original to you, and that no other party has any rights to such materials. You, by your submission, grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, unrestricted,non-exclusive, irreversibleand fully transferable, sublicensable and assignable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, copy, adapt, translate, publish, create derivative works from, perform,distribute, and display such material (in whole or part) and/or to integrate it in other works in any media,form, or technology now known or to be later developed. 
We are however not in any way responsible for maintaining any material that you provide to us, and we may delete or destroy any such material at any time.

Third Party Privacy Policies 
Waveforge Music is not liable for the privacy policies and/or practices of other websites, even when such websites are linked from our own Websites. We advise that you always read the policies of linked websites before using them in any way.

Security of Information 
Waveforge Music always tries its best to protect user information and to ensure that user account information is kept private. We however cannot guarantee the security of user account information, as factors beyond our control such as unauthorized entry or use, software or hardware failure, and other factors, may at any time compromise the security of user information.


Your Choice 
If you subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send such newsletters to you. You may however choose to stop receiving our newsletter and marketing emails by clicking on "unsubscribe" included in these emails and following the instructions.

If we materially change or review our Privacy Statement, we will post the new changes on this page so that you are always knowledgeable about what information we gather, how we might use and protect such information, and to whom we will disclose it.

Contact Information 
If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, want to suggest changes to this Privacy Policy or want to know, what information we store about you, please contact us via email, or write to us at: Waveforge Music, Attn: Legal & Compliance, 440 N Barranca Ave #1650, Covina, California 91723, USA. 
You may also contact us through email if you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Websites.