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©2019 by HMG Licensing

Privacy Policy

                              
Your privacy is important to House Music Group, LLC (“HMG”). This Privacy Policy covers how HMG treats personal information that it collects on www.hmgsync.com (the “Website”), through social media and through various online and offline marketing efforts, and the ways in which HMG uses and discloses that personal information. Personal information is information about you (the “User” or “you”) that is personally identifiable, such as your name, address, email address, or social media information, and that is not otherwise publicly available. 

 

HMG strives to offer the User the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We will never sell, barter, or rent your personal information to any third party without authorization. Period!

 

What Information Do We Collect?

 

HMG collects personal information that you choose to provide to us when you register on the Website, fill out a form, or subscribe to our online communications or social media sites. This personal information may include your name, email address, mailing address, state of residence, or phone number. Similarly, if you choose to have HMG administer your music, request our clients’ music for your production, or submit a license request, you will be required to supply HMG with certain information about yourself or your company as that information is necessary for us to complete transactions and communications between us. You can visit the public portion of our site without the need to register or reveal any personal information about you or your company.

 

As you navigate through the Website and read our communications, HMG may also use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain non-personal information, including: 

 

  • Your browser type and operating system;


  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet and that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;

  • Geolocation information;


  • Other unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers;


  • Websites you visited before and after visiting the Website;


  • Pages you view and links you click on within the Website;


  • Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies;

  • Information about your interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded; and

  • Standard Server Log Information.

 

To the extent allowed by law, HMG considers the above automatically collected information to be non-personal information. However, to the extent that we combine this information with your personal information, we will treat the combined information as personal information under this Privacy Policy.


What Do We Do With The Information We Collect?

Like other websites, HMG collects information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. HMG may use personal information collected on the Website or otherwise to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences, the Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy; services and products offered by HMG, and other topics we think you might find of interest. 

 

HMG does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with third parties to use for marketing purposes. However, to the extent permitted by law, we may share your personal information with certain third parties in order to accomplish the purposes of the Website, as follows: 

  • Corporate Parents, Affiliates, and Subsidiaries. HMG may share your information with HMG’s corporate parents, subsidiaries, and other related entities and affiliates for a variety of purposes, including business, operational, and marketing purposes.

  • Processing of Transactions. In the event you enter into a transaction with HMG, we may share your information with third parties in connection with the processing of transactions or the collection of amounts you may owe to us. 

  • Service Providers. HMG may share your information with our agents and service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf, such as hosting the Website or email lists, managing our database, performing analyses, conducting surveys, or sending communications and newsletters.

  • Compliance with the Law. HMG may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so.

  • Protecting HMG or Enforcing the Terms and Conditions. HMG may disclose your information to third parties as necessary to protect the legal rights, safety, and security of HMG and its staff, agents, related entities and affiliate or to enforce the Website Terms and Conditions. 

  • Mergers or Reorganizations. HMG may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of HMG’s assets. 

  • Other Parties With Your Consent. HMG may share information about you with third parties when you consent to such sharing, including when you post information to a user profile or a public area of the Website or social media channels, such as a chat room, forum, blog, or other community tool.

 

How Long Do We Retain Your Information?

 

We will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (i) you asking us to delete the information; (ii) our decision to cease using our existing data providers; or (iii) we decide that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.

 

How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?

 

We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors.


Other Websites

HMG expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers that may accessible through the Website, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. HMG is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties or other websites that may be linked to from the Website. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information to a website operated by a third party.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of HMG and this Privacy Policy.

Use of Cookies and Pixels

 

This Website may use cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to automatically collect non-personal information. 

 

A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used to collect information about your activity on the Website. For example, when someone visits a page within the Website, a cookie is placed on the User’s machine (if the user accepts cookies) or is read if the User has visited the Website previously. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other users to the Website. Some of the cookies we use may be flash cookies or Adobe cookies and, depending on your browser, these cookies may not normally be deleted when your cookies are deleted. Please note that the “do not track” settings on your browser generally do not block cookies. Check your browser to determine where these types of cookies are stored and how they may be blocked and/or deleted.

 

Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device.

 

“Do Not Track” Settings

 

Some browsers offer “do not track” settings that enable users to restrict the personal information that websites collect. Since HMG does not collect personal information other than personal information that you voluntarily and expressly provide, and does not share your personal information with third party external websites other than as described above, your use of “do not track” settings will not affect the functionality of the Website, and the Website will not override your “do not track” preferences.

 

GDPR Rights

 

If you are within the European Union, you have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation: 

 

  • You have the right to request access to your data that HMG stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.

  • You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.

  • You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.

  • To the extent that you provided consent to HMG’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.

  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation. 

 

Children

 

The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. HMG does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Website, or provide any information about yourself to HMG, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.

 

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at guy@housestudios.com. 

 

Changes to this Policy

HMG reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. To the extent allowed by law, your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes. 

 

Contact Information

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by email at guy@housestudios.com or by mail at:

 

House Music Group, LLC

5149 Frolich Lane 
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Attn: Privacy Manager


Last Modified February 2019.