Artistlink Privacy Policy

Beats Music, LLC

Last Revised May 16, 2014

Effective Date May 16, 2014

  1. Introduction
  2. Artistlink Terms of Use
  3. Information We Collect
  4. Information We Share
  5. How We Communicate
  6. Widgets
  7. Use of Cookies and Other Technologies
  8. Control of Your Information
  9. Security
  10. Privacy for Children
  11. Changes to our Artistlink Privacy Policy
  12. Contact Us

  1. Introduction

Aristlink and its affiliates (including Beats Music LLC collectively referred to herein as “Beats Music”) provide this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of http://www.artistlink.com (this “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies only to information that you provide to us through this Site.

By using this Site in any way means that you agree to Artistlink Terms of Use and this Artistlink Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Artistlink Policies”). All definitions include both the singular and plural form.

Read our Artistlink Policies carefully. You may use this Site only as long as applicable law does not prohibit your acceptance of our Artistlink Policies. If you do not agree with our Artistlink Policies (including these Artistlink Terms of Use) then you must stop using this Site immediately.

This Privacy Policy covers Beats Music’s treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that Beats Music gathers when you are accessing this Site and when you use Beats Music services, such as our widgets. Also, this Privacy Policy covers Beats Music’s treatment of certain non-personally identifiable information about you and any Personal Information that Beats Music’s business partners share with Beats Music. While this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Beats Music does not own or control, or to individuals that Beats Music does not employ or manage, we will list out those partners and how you can get in touch with them to inquire about their own privacy policies.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact Beats Music at legal@beatsmusic.com.

  1. Artistlink Terms of Use

Our Artistlink Terms of Use, together with our Artistlink Privacy Policy govern your use of this Site. We may revise our Artistlink Terms of Use from time to time. If we make changes to our Artistlink Terms of Use that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via the email address you have provided us or via a notification on this Site. Any additional or different terms to our Artistlink Terms of Use will be effective upon being posted on this Site. By continuing to access and use this Site after any changes to our Artistlink Terms of Use, you agree to be bound by the revised Artistlink Terms of Use.

  1. Information We Collect

4.1.         Personal Information You Share With Us

We receive and store any information you enter on or through this Site, including without limitation the information you provide us through your Aristlink account, or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected include, without limitation, your full name, email address, IP address, browser information, password, contact information, phone number, transactional information based on your activities on this Site, and media consumed on this Site including, but not limited to, media viewed, played, downloaded, uploaded, and shared. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. The Personal Information you provide is used for purposes such as responding to your requests for certain products and services, allowing you to interact with other users, customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating with you about specials, sales offers, and new features. Based upon the Personal Information you provide us, we will send you a welcome email and/or SMS text message. We will communicate with you via email and/or SMS text message, in accordance with your wishes. Standard \message and data rates may apply with your carrier with SMS text message. Depending on your text plan, you may be charged by your carrier. If you enroll in text message, you certify that you are the account holder or you have the account holder’s permission to do so. You may opt-out of receiving text messages from us at any time by replying “STOP” to any of text from us. You may also opt-out of receiving future marketing emails from us by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link (included at the bottom of every such email from us) and following the instructions to opt-out.

4.2.         Personal Information Collected Automatically

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our services on this Site. Beats Music automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, the page you requested, and the media you have consumed (e.g., viewed, played, downloaded, uploaded, and shared).

Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to this Site and its components, similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show. This type of data enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of this Site or services so that we can make this Site appealing to as many customers as possible, and improve those services. As part of this use of information: (i) we may provide information to the content owners that relates to their fans (e.g., regarding which fans are consuming and sharing what pieces of media at what levels), and (ii) we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use this Site (e.g., we share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and our this Site, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience).

4.3. Information Collected in Our Forums

If you use our bulletin board, blog, or chat room on this Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at the email address listed below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

4.4. Personal Information Collected by Third Parties

Beats Music has contracted with third-party service providers to provide certain services to us, including monitoring certain pages of our this Site for the purpose of reporting this Site traffic, statistics, advertisement "click-thrus," and/or other activities on our this Site. Where authorized by us, these service providers may use cookies, web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies to compile data about our this Site visitors. For more information, please see the "What About Cookies?" and "Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)" sections of this Artistlink Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about how information is collected and used by our service providers, please contact us at policies@beatsmusic.com.

  1. Information We Share

Personal Information about our customers is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to other people or non-affiliated companies. We may share your Personal Information when we have your permission, and we may share your Personal Information under the following circumstances:

Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We are affiliated with a variety of businesses and work closely with them. In certain situations, these businesses sell items to you through this Site, for example, the bands, musicians and other artists from which you purchase or use products or services through this Site. In other situations, Beats Music provides services, or sells products jointly with affiliated businesses. Usually, you will be able to easily recognize when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction. We will share Personal Information with that affiliated business.

Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf relating to the services we provide. Examples of such information include, without limitation, fulfilling orders, sending email, analyzing and gathering data, processing credit card information and providing customer service. By using our services, you consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes. Use by such service providers of personal information is governed by their privacy policies.

User Profiles: User profile information including users’ name, email address, contact information, and other information you provide (“User Submissions”) may be displayed to artists to facilitate direct communication with artists and users. User profiles may be created by combining your information with other sources of information such as information obtained from public databases. Email addresses are used to add new User Submissions to user profiles and to communicate through User Submissions.

Third Party Advertisers: Beats Music may serve third-party ads on or through this Site. In that event, we may share certain information about you with such advertisers and/or with advertising networks so that advertisers can present you with offers that are relevant to you. See Section 8, Control of Your Information, below for opt-out information.

Aggregated Information. We may share aggregated information that includes your Personal Information, non-personally identifying information and log data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services. See Section 8, Control of Your Information, below for opt-out information.

Business Transfers: If Beats Music, or substantially all of its business or assets, was acquired, or in the unlikely event that Beats Music goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by the successor or acquirer (or a third party through bankruptcy). You acknowledge that such transfers may occur in any of these circumstances, and that any acquirer or successor of Beats Music may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.

Protection of Beats Music and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Beats Music, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent: Except as set forth herein, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

As we mentioned above, we use some third parties to help us provide you with our services. These third parties have their own privacy policies, which you can view through their respective this Site. Some of these third parties add cookies to your browser; if you do not want them to do this, you can disable third party cookies in your browser’s settings. To help you identify what information is collected and how it is used, we prepared a list of some of these third parties for you:

  1. How We Communicate

Beats Music provides a marketing tool via this Site to allow artists and their representatives to market and distribute their media directly to users of this Site through e-mail, phone/voicemail, and other forms of communication. If you are a fan of Beats Music and want to subscribe to our newsletter, you can do so by entering your email address on this Site. We often receive a confirmation when you access a message from Beats Music. Beats Music uses this confirmation to improve the effectiveness of the marketing. If you do not want to receive communications from us or the artists who use Beats Music’s Artistlink platform, please click the unsubscribe link contained at the bottom of any email sent using the Artistlink platform. Note however that you cannot unsubscribe from some administrative emails, such as order or shipment confirmations.

  1. Widgets

 This Site and data collection devices include "Widgets," which are interactive mini-programs that run on our artists’ sites to provide specific services from the artist (e.g. trading an email for a free song, purchasing an album, playing music, etc.). Personal information, such as your email address, may be collected through the Widget, which will subscribe you to an artist’s newsletter in exchange for a free song. Cookies may also be set by the Widget to enable it to function properly. Beats Music Widgets collect the same personal information that may be collected by this Site, as described above. Beats Music is the data processor of the personal information collected through these Widgets when the Widgets are on an artist’s site. However, because the artists are actually the controllers of this data, you should also refer to their privacy policy. Data is used by Beats Music and the respective artists only for the purpose it is intended for.

Some of our Widgets have an "Email a friend" feature. If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about an artist, we will ask you for your friend’s email address. The Widget will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.

Our Widgets also have a "share" feature. If you choose to use our share service to repost a Widget on another site, the third party website will request your login credentials (such as on Twitter or Facebook). The Widget will then automatically post the Widget on that site, which is governed by that third party this Site’s privacy policy.

  1. Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

  1. Cookies

Like other websites and web-based technologies, we use cookies to collect information about how people use this Site. We use this information to make our application better. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our Website are visited and by how many people. Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable you to take advantage of some of our Website’s most attractive features.

Notwithstanding anything else herein, we may partner with third party advertisers who may (themselves or through their partners) place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. These cookies enable more customized ads, content or services to be provided to you. To trigger these cookies, we may pass an encrypted or hashed (non-human readable) identifier corresponding to your email address to a Web advertising partner, who may place a cookie on your computer. No personally identifiable information is on, or is connected to, these cookies.

If you are interested in blocking cookies and other web-based tracking technologies, we recommend exploring the following browser plug-ins and extensions:

•        PrivacyChoice TrackerBlock - Blocks tracking cookies, Flash cookies and HTML5 objects; sets permanent opt-out status; sends Do Not Track (DNT) signal.

•        Ghostery - Allows zero-tolerance blocking of anything ad related, complete (visible) open communication with ad companies, or countless measures in between - determined by you.

•        Disconnect - Visualize and block invisible tracking of your search and browsing history.

7.2.         Other Technologies (Clear Gifs, Web Beacons, Web Bugs)

In regards to this Site, Beats Music and companies providing services to or on behalf of Beats Music for this Site (such as advertising partners, affiliates, and exchanges) use web beacons/page tags (1x1 pixels), to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities when you visit this Site. The data collected and tracked by the service is anonymous. Behavioral tracking information through web beacons does not collect, track, or require access to any personally identifiable information about any such visitors.  This Site uses web beacons to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this Site, or websites within advertising partners, affiliates, and/or exchanges. The data may include your location information associated with your IP address, web pages requested or viewed, date, time, domain and responses to advertisements. Information gleaned from your browser is automatically received and recorded. In regard to this Site, Beats Music and/or its service providers, affiliates, and exchanges collecting non-personally identifiable information may use this information to advertise to you. In regard to this Site, Beats Music and companies providing services to or on behalf of Beats Music for this Site (such as advertising partners, affiliates, and exchanges) may collect information about when your saw ads served to you and what ads you clicked on. In regard to this Site, Beats Music and companies providing services to or on behalf of Beats Music for this Site may also use and disclose non-personally identifiable data derived from our advertising campaigns for reporting purposes, for scheduling and optimization of content delivery and, of course, if they are required to do so by law.

You may opt out by following the consumer opt-out instructions on the National Advertising Initiative's website.

Opting out lets you opt out of ads shown to you based on factors such as your interests and demographic details on your computer’s browser. Opting out does not do the following:

•        Stop ads altogether

•        Disable other companies or exchanges interest-based ads

•        Opt you out across multiple browsers or computers at once

•        Keep you opted out after you clear your browser’s cookies.

If you are interested in stopping ads altogether, we recommend using a web plug-in such as Adblock Plus, which works across multiple browsers and operating systems.

  1. Control of Your Information

Through your Artistlink account, Beats Music allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information by sending us an email. This list will change as this Site changes:

        •        Shipping information

        •        Billing information

        •        E-mail subscriptions to artists

        •        Transaction history

We will retain your information for as long as we need to in order to provide you services. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, please contact us. We will respond to your email request within 30 business days. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain Artistlink features. You can also opt-out of or block all of the technologies that we use by following the instructions mentioned earlier in this policy.

If you do not wish to receive promotional email from Beats Music or artists who use services from this Site, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email you receive from us. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as this Artistlink Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of this Site, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes. As stated above, you cannot opt-out of some administrative emails, such as order receipts.

For more information on advertising and opt-out cookies, visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

  1. Security

Your Artistlink account and the Personal Information you provide through such account may be protected by a password for you privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

We take commercially reasonable precautions to safeguard your personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You are responsible for all of the information that you submit through this Site anything you communicate and comment on through this Site. You are solely and entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and for any and all activities that occur under your account. Your password protects your user account so make sure it is unique and strong.

The security of your personal information is important to us. If you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number, national ID, personal health information) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). This security also applies to sensitive information collected on our Widgets.

This Site may contain links to other sites, including the sites of the bands, musicians, and other artists from which you purchase or use products or services through this Site. Beats Music is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites (including the bands, musicians and other artists from which you purchase or use products or services through this Site). When linking to another site you should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Artislink Privacy Policy only governs information collected on this Site.

If you need to change your password, it is your responsibility to change it through your Artistlink Account Settings or by contacting us through support.artistlink.com. If you have lost your password or if you suspect that somebody has stolen your password or is using your password improperly or otherwise accessing your account with Beats Music, you should contact us through support.artistlink.com for assistance.

  1. Privacy for Children

Beats Music does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. We also do not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 18 to register unless they (i) have the consent of their parent or legal guardian (“Parental Consent”) to do so and (ii) are not under the age of 13. If you are either (a) under 13 or (b) under 18 and do not have Parental Consent, please do not attempt to register or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.

In the event that we learn that we have collected or been provided with personal information from anyone under age 13 or have been provided with information from anyone between ages 13-18 without Parental Consent, we will delete that information immediately. If you become aware that a child has provided us information not in accordance to our policy, please contact us at privacy@beatsmusic.com.

  1. Changes to our Artistlink Privacy Policy

Beats Music may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make material changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the homepage of this Site or sending you an email. Users are bound by any changes to the Artistlink Privacy Policy when they use this Site after such changes have been first posted.

If you need to contact Beats Music for any reason or you have further questions about our policy, you can do so at the following address and phone number: Beats Music, LLC 555 19th Street San Francisco, CA 94107

  1. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Artistlink Privacy Policy, contact us at policies@beatsmusic.com.