What information do we collect?
We collect information on our users in two ways: through web site usage data including cookies (see below), and through registration.
Registration allows you to access premium content on the MusicTank web site, such as the facility to listen to mp3 audio and take part in online discussions.
When you register on the MusicTank site you knowingly choose to provide MusicTank with personal information. The minimum information we need to register a user is an email address for newsletter subscription, OR a name, e-mail address, user name in order to become a MusicTank member. By default, only the username will be visible to other users, unless you explicitly choose to make more of your details available to other users of the MusicTank web site. Any further details you choose to supply about yourself and your company when you register are provided at your own discretion.
If you submit articles to the site or take part in discussions, we may retain the content of your articles, posts and related responses. You may be identified as the author of any content you supply to the MusicTank web site by reference to the details you have chosen to make available to the public upon registration, and subsequently (See the Publishing Disclaimer for details of MusicTank’s policy on the use of content supplied by users of the MusicTank web site.)
We also allow users to update their personal information and newsletter subscription status at any time.
Website visitors may opt-in to receive regular email newsletter from MusicTank when they become a registered member of the MusicTank web site, or when they update their personal information.
Web site visitors can also opt to receive email newsletters without becoming registered MusicTank web site members by providing their email address only. MusicTank will retain the email address until they receive a request to unsubscribe sent from the same email address.
MusicTank email newsletters will typically be sent once every four weeks, although occasional additional emails about MusicTank events may also be sent from time to time. Newsletter subscribers will be notified if the frequency with which email updates are sent changes.
Only registered members who have opted-in will receive email updates from MusicTank. We will never intentionally solicit or proactively send promotional emails to registered members unless they have explicitly asked to receive this type of communication.
Any user can opt-out of communications at any time by updating their personal profile, and users should contact us directly in the event of any issues or concerns.
Events and courses
When booking for an event you will be asked for information such as your address, company, telephone number and credit card details. This data will be retained by MusicTank for purposes relating to the administration of that event or course, and may also be used to monitor usage of MusicTank’s web site and other activities.
By registering for a course or an event, you agree to receive communication relating to that course or event.
Sharing your information
At no time will we sell or release your personal data to any third party organisation (subject to the Exclusions stated below). Many organisations collect data in order to sell on to partners and affiliates, but MusicTank has no intention of doing this.
Cookies and web site usage data
Our web site utilises ‘cookies’ and Web server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies allow Web servers to recognise the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser software on the user’s hard drive. Cookies provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, which may include the duration of individual page views, paths taken by visitors through the site, the web sites visited just before and just after our web site, and other general information. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
If you are concerned about cookies, you can turn them off in your browser. However, if you do this please note that some areas of the site may not work properly. For more information about configuring how your browser handles cookies, consult the links at the foot of this page.
Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information MusicTank holds about you and have any inaccuracies corrected or removed. Please address requests in writing to the Data Protection Officer, MusicTank, University of Westminster, Room E1.2, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, London, HA1 3TP.
(We charge £10 for information requests. Cheques should be made payable to University of Westminster.)
Should you send confidential personal information, such as credit card details, to the MusicTank web site via the appropriate forms and interfaces, the information will be transmitted via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which is the industry standard method for protecting web communications. The SSL security protocol provides data encryption, server authentication, message integrity and client authentication to ensure that not only is the data encrypted before we receive it, but the information can only be understood by authorised computers.
Other email that you send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information to us through an unsecured email. Please use the appropriate forms and interfaces provided for such circumstances.
Periodically, our business practices are reviewed for compliance with industry standard policies and procedures governing the security and confidentiality of our information.
Protection of minors
The MusicTank site is intended for adults working in the digital media industries, and no part of our site is targeted to attract minors. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our web site from those we actually know are aged 16 and under. We request that all visitors to our web site aged 16 and under do not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that an individual aged 16 or under has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our records.
We reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, and to operate our systems properly when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or those of our users.
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