Privacy Statement

DATA POLICY

Our mission at UMuseUs is to provide platforms, venues, and resources that empower Musicians and Music Lovers to Share, Discover, Interact, Create, and more. UMuseUs uses online tools and content to ensure that everyone can engage in a free and open exchange. We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy rights of our users.
This Data Policy discloses data practices for https://www.umuseus.com (“Site”). This Data Policy applies solely to information collected by the Site.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

General

To provide the services and products of UMuseUs, we must process information about you. The types of information we collect depends on how you use our services and products. UMuseUs uses information collected by the Site consistent with our mission.
1. We use the information we have to deliver our services and products, to personalize features and content (including ads), and make suggestions for you.
2. We may sell and/or share certain data to other organizations only from users who have opted to be contacted by third-party organizations. Such data may include interests in musical instruments and related services.
3. We may de-identify and/or aggregate information that users provide to conduct research in collaboration with third-party organizations.

Basic Account Information

When users create an online user account, we collect personally identifiable information, including but not limited to: first name, last name, grade level, address (city, state, zip code, country), birth date, email address, password, and phone number. We use users’ telephone numbers only to send weekly text message reminders. Users may opt-out of this feature at any time.

Information from Other Sources
UMuseUs allows users to link their Instagram, SoundCloud, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube accounts to their UMuseUs profile. This information is collected by the third-party website or application, and is provided to UMuseUs under the terms of each third-party source’s privacy or data policy. Information provided to UMuseUs may be managed by the settings on each third-party website or application’s account settings.
Public information can be seen by anyone. If you link and share another publicly available social media account, anyone who can view your account on UMuseUs, based upon your settings, can see that information.
Advertisers, app developers, and publishers can send us information through tools they use, including social plug-ins (such as the Twitter share button), APIs (application program interfaces) and SDKs (software development kits).


Additional Information

When the user completes tasks on the online portal, we may also collect a wide variety of personal information as it pertains to the user registration process. Such information may include types of instruments, musical expertise, or musical genre preferences. This information is subject to change at any time as we revise and improve our content.

Legal Requests and Preventing Harm
We access, preserve, and share your information with regulators, law enforcement, or others in response to legal requests and in order to prevent harm. We comply with requests, such as search warrants, court orders, or subpoenas when we have a good-faith belief that the response is required by law. Harms that we may actively prevent include good-faith belief of fraud, unauthorized use of UMuseUs services and products, harmful or illegal activity, or to protect ourselves, you, or others, or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.


Log Data

When you use our Site, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Site, for example, when you visit our Site, sign into our Site, interact with our email notifications and text messages, or use your account to authenticate to a third-party website or application. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our Site, including links to third-party applications. UMuseUs uses Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Site. We store Log Data security and indefinitely. We have a strict policy of not storing any identifying or sensitive information in the logs.

Cookies

We use “cookies” on this Site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a Site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our Site and identify repeat visitors to our Site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our Site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our Site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our Site. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you turn off your cookie settings, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some features or areas of the Service may be limited.


Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address (support@umuseus.com) or phone number given on our Site:
1. See what data we have about you, if any;
2. Change or correct any data we have about you;
3. Have us delete any data we have about you, including deleting your account; and
4. Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Use by Children Under 13 Years of Age is Prohibited

The Service is not intended for use by persons under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child, or any child, has provided us with their personal information, please contact us [here] to have the user account terminated. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

Third-Party Links

This Site contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible or liable for the content or data practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy and data statements of any other website that collects personally identifiable information. Nevertheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about these linked websites, including if a specific link does not work.

Content Others Share or Reshare about You
You should consider not only what you choose to post and share, but also who you communicate with, because anyone who can see your activity on our products and services can choose to share that information with others on and off of UMuseUs. For example, when you share a post or send a message to specific individuals, those individuals can download, screenshot, or reshare that information. When you interact with someone else’s content, your interaction is visible to anyone who can see that content.

Information about your activity or presence on UMuseUs
People you interact with can see signals telling them when you were last active and whether you are currently active on our website, products, or services.

Information Security

We work hard to protect UMuseUs and our users from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
1. All site traffic and user data is encrypted with high grade encryption meeting or exceeding current industry standards.
2. We review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
3. We restrict access to personal information to UMuseUs owners, employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

Changes to Our Data Policy

Our Data Policy may change from time to time, and all updates will be posted on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change, unless otherwise specified.

Terms of Service

Please also visit our Terms of Service section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of the Service.

Effective date: November 30, 2018