Your privacy on the Internet is important to us. As part of our operations, we gather certain types of information about www.guitargodsfestival.com users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, what we do with it and how to correct or change the information.
1. Information Collected
We collect two types of personally identifying information from users: personal data (such as names and e-mail addresses); and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on our website; for example how many users log into the site on a daily basis).
2. Personal Data
Personal data is collected when users provide personal data to us, for example to become a fan of a particular artist, or other membership services, and registering for contests and other promotional opportunities provided by Rising Force Records or the sponsors of such contests and promotional opportunities. Also, we collect the e-mail addresses of users who post messages to our message boards and comment sections.
3. Aggregated Information
Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit and information volunteered by users, such as site registrations, is collected through various methods. For example, Rising Force Records collects IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from us, our servers log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to provide aggregate data to advertisers about the volume of use of our website.
You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers, which is standard in the Internet industry. We do not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to our privacy policies.
5. Use of Information Collected
Rising Force Records uses both the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of the Site, to customize the content and/or layout of the Site for each individual user and to notify users about updates to the Site or promotional offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to you. In addition, any content you submit to the Site (images, voting, comments, etc.) will be publicly available. From time to time employees may examine this content or other user behavior to confirm that the Terms and Conditions of Use are not being violated. When you send email or other communication to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
Rising Force Records shares aggregated information with third parties for both advertising and promotional purposes. Rising Force Records may share personal information with sponsors of contests and promotional opportunities on this Site. Rising Force Records may also share personal information with prescreened third parties for marketing or promotional purposes. Rising Force Records will try to provide users with an opportunity to decline this service when such information is requested from you online.
Rising Force Records may also share information with consultants and affiliates for internal business purposes and may divulge personal information if such information is subpoenaed, or if Rising Force Records believes that any user has committed unlawful acts or acts that endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public. In some situations, we will share your personal information, on a confidential basis, with third parties who perform a particular service on our behalf, such as sending e-mails. Also, Rising Force Records may be sold or transferred to another entity. Should such an event occur, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Rising Force Records may use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Sites. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to the Site and to other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this Site and other sites about goods and services of interest to you. In addition, Rising Force Records may share with such companies Web site usage information about visitors to the Sites for the purpose of managing and targeting advertisements on our sites. For this purpose, we and our third-party advertising sponsors note some of the pages you visit on our sites through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs).
6. Children and Privacy
Rising Force Records encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online, and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. At various places on guitargodsfestival.com, Rising Force Records will ask whether users are under the age of 18, or 13, for example when requesting personal information from users, or Rising Force Records may ask for parental consent. However, while Rising Force Records requests this information or permission, Rising Force Records relies on users to be truthful in responding to these questions.
7. Individuals Under 14
No information should be submitted to or posted on the Site by users under the age of 14. Rising Force Records does not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever unless disclosed during collection. Users under the age of 18, but over the age of 13 are required to submit a parental consent form.
8. Individuals 14 Through 17
Rising Force Records requests that children under the age of 18 do not submit or post information to the Site without a parent or guardian's consent. Rising Force Records may collect information, including personally identifying information, from users between the ages of 14 and 17, and with the permission of their parent or guardian this information may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Rising Force Records and may be shared with sponsors and prescreened third parties. If a user or their parent or guardian changes their mind with respect to such use, such user, parent or guardian may stop that use - either by e-mail request or by modifying his/her registration information online as described above in "Use of Information Collected by Rising Force Records".
9. Message Boards and Comments
Please remember that information posted to message boards and comment areas becomes public information. Use caution when posting. Users under the age of 18 should be especially careful not to provide any personally identifying information while using comments or message boards. As set forth in Rising Force Records's Official Rules posted on the website, users of comments and message boards must follow acceptable standards of behavior when posting messages online.
10. Links to Other Sites
It is important to note that Rising Force Records contains links to sites other than www.guitargodsfestival.com, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Rising Force Records. For instance, if you click on an advertisement on our site, this will take you away from our site and to an entirely different site. This can include links from advertisers, content providers and partners who may use Rising Force Records' logo and/or style as a result of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect data and make uses of it that Rising Force Records would not.
The use of any information or materials that you may access at these external sites is purely voluntary. You should not rely on their contents without independent and thorough review of its accuracy and completeness. These external sites may also refer to specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise. Unless Rising Force Records has provided specific authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation or preference. This section should be read in conjunction with the full Official Rules posted on the website.
11. Additional Information
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Rising Force Records to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, Rising Force Records cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
You can send e-mail to us with any further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.