The Stereo Society and stereosociety.com are owned and operated by Heavy Henry. It is the Stereo Society’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, the Stereo Society collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Stereo Society’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the Stereo Society’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the Stereo Society may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Stereo Society also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on stereosociety.com blogs/sites. The Stereo Society only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the Stereo Society’s websites choose to interact with the Stereo Society in ways that require the Stereo Society to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the Stereo Society gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at stereosociety.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with the Stereo Society are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal information required to process those transactions. In each case, the Stereo Society collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Stereo Society. The Stereo Society does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Stereo Society may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Stereo Society may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the Stereo Society does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Stereo Society discloses potentially personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated individuals/organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Stereo Society’s behalf or to provide services available at the Stereo Society’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. This includes the forwarding of messages collected via the Stereo Society’s ‘Contact the Artist’ form: by submitting this form the user authorizes the Stereo Society to supply such information to the appropriate individual/organization. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Stereo Society’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Stereo Society will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, the Stereo Society discloses potentially personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the Stereo Society believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Stereo Society, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Stereo Society website and have supplied your email address, the Stereo Society may from time to time send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Stereo Society and our products. If you send us a message (for example via email or via one of our contact forms or other feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support or interest other users. The Stereo Society takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information.
If the Stereo Society, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that the Stereo Society goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of the Stereo Society may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.