Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

By Webmaster

USER AGREEMENT (Modified 11/14/10)

Disclaimer: Information on MusicBizAdvice.com is to be used for general information purposes only and not construed as, nor is it intended as, a substitute for legal advice from a competent entertainment attorney or intellectual property attorney. Likewise, information in the Body and Soul Section and elsewhere on MusicBizAdvice.com is not a substitute for advice from a qualified medical professional.

This User Agreement (“agreement”) states the “Terms of Use” under which you may use MusicBizAdvice.com. Please read this agreement carefully, as these terms and agreements constitute a legally binding agreement between you and MusicBizAdvice.com. If you do not accept the terms stated in this User Agreement, do not use this web site. Using or attempting to use this web site indicates you are agreeing to be legally bound by this User Agreement. MusicBizAdvice.com may revise this User Agreement at any time by updating this page. You should visit this page periodically to review the User Agreement and its accompanying Privacy Policy, because they are binding on you.

The terms “You” and “User” are used herein to refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this web site for any reason. The terms “MusicBizAdvice.com, “Site,” and “the web site” are used interchangeably in this document and includes all web sites and web pages within MusicBizAdvice.com, RandiReed.com, and the MBADC Editor’s Blog, as well as any equivalent, mirror, replacement, substitute or backup web sites and web pages thereto and thereof. The Site may also contain links or references to additional rules, policies, and terms which may apply to specific features or functions of the Site, and when you use those features or functions, those rules, policies and terms will also apply to you and form a part of the terms and conditions in this User Agreement, and consequently, your agreement with us.

The words “use” or “using” in this agreement means any time an individual (“user”), directly or indirectly, with or without the aid of a machine or device, does or attempts to access, interact with, use, display, view, print or copy from the site, transmit, receive or exchange data or communicate with the Site, or in any way utilizes, benefits, takes advantage of or interacts with any function, service, or feature of the Site, for any purpose whatsoever. This agreement does not cover your rights or responsibilities with respect to third party content or sites or any links that may direct your browser or your connection to third party sites or pages. This is the entire and exclusive agreement between you and us regarding your use of the site and it cannot be modified except by the act of MusicBizAdvice.com updating this page. We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, for any reason in our sole discretion to change the terms of this agreement. We will post or display notices of changes on the Site and we may also email you about these changes. Once we post these changes on the Site they become effective immediately and if you use the Site after they become effective it will signify your agreement to be bound by the changes.

MusicBizAdvice.com, the MBADC Editor’s Blog, and their related websites / tips and advice /social networking presence and/or related communications with readers are not intended as a substitute for qualified legal advice. MusicBizAdvice.com encourages you always to seek advice on contractual matters from a qualified entertainment attorney.

CHILDREN AND CONTENT RATING

This Site is offered and made available only to users 13 years of age or older. If you are not yet 13 years old, please discontinue using the Site immediately. The content on MusicBizAdvice.com is PG-13, with the exception of the Body and Soul section, which is recommended for users 16 years of age or older, as the Body and Soul section contains health information that may include frank discussion and information about drug use, addiction, sex, contraception, and /or other related health information.

REGISTRATION AND PASSWORDS

We may require each user to have a unique user name and password combination in order to use the features and functions of the Site and we may, from time to time, also provide users with additional codes or passwords necessary to perform certain functions on the Site. Please read our Privacy Policy, which describes how we collect and use your personal information. You will then choose a user name and password (or we may assign an initial password which we will give you the option to change). Your user name and password are personal to you, and you may not allow any others to use your user name and password under any circumstances. We are not liable for any harm caused or related to the theft of misappropriation of you user name and password, disclosure of your user name or password, or your authorization of anyone else to use your user name or password. You agree to immediately notify us if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of (or activity using) your user name or password or any other need to deactivate your user name or password due to security concerns. During registration (and possibly at certain other times to enable your use of other features or functions or for security purposes), you will be required to register and provide us with certain information about you (“user Information”), in order for us to allow you to use the features and functions of the Site, including chat rooms, message boards, electronic mail services, messaging services, auctions, shopping, registration and member profile pages.

It is your responsibility to give us current, complete, truthful, and accurate information and to keep the information that you provide us up to date. We cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give us accurate, truthful or complete information or you fail to update the information you give us. Please read our Privacy Policy, which describes how MusicBizAdvice.com collects and uses your personal information.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You, and not us, are solely responsible and liable for your activity, behavior, use and conduct on the Site, and for any use of the Site or any other activity or conduct in connection with the Site, by any others who would use your user name or password, unless and until you notify us that your user name or password may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken or used by another party. We have the right to disclose your User information to third parties for the purpose of administering and maintaining services on the Site. We respect the privacy of the contents of users’ email and messages (collectively, “Messages”). However, we reserve the right to monitor, edit or disclose any information about your use of the services on the Site and/or such contents if we believe such action is required by law or is necessary to protect and defend our rights, to enforce this agreement, or to protect the interests of our members and others. The amount of storage space per user is limited. Some messages may not be processed due to space constraints or outbound message limitations. We assume no responsibility for deletion of Messages or any failure to store, receive or deliver Messages in a timely manner or any other matter relating to Messages.

OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS/ COPYRIGHT/USE OF MATERIAL

All Site design, articles, text, layout, images, photographs, logos, button icons, illustration, audio and video material, artwork, graphic material, database, software, proprietary information, and compilation thereof (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly of all content on this website) and all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectible elements of the Site, including without limitation the selection, sequence and “look and feel” and arrangement of items, and all trademarks, service marks and trade names (individually and/or collectively, “Material”), are the property of MusicBizAdvice.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, or suppliers and are legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. Federal and State, as well as applicable foreign, laws, regulations and treaties, including but not limited to, copyright and trademark laws. Unless the content clearly requires otherwise or we explicitly say so in writing, the term “Site” includes “Material” and content as well. The site is to be used solely for your personal and noncommercial use and for no other purposes, including, without limitation, distribution, publication, or inclusion on a personal web site,  in a networked computer environment, social networking site, digital or other telecommunications device, or other means without the express written prior consent of MusicBizAdvice.com. You must not alter, delete or conceal any copyright or other notices contained on the Site, including notices on any Material you download, transmit, print or reproduce from the site. You shall not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party web site, social networking site, telecommunications device,  “apps” or in a networked computer environment), or otherwise use, any Material without the express written prior consent of MusicBizAdvice.com or its owner if MusicBizAdvice.com is not the owner. Any unauthorized or prohibited use of any Material, may subject you to civil liability or criminal prosecution, or both, under applicable Federal and State laws. We require users to respect our copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights. We likewise respect the intellectual property rights others. On notice, we will act expeditiously to remove content on the Site that infringes the copyright rights of others and will disable the access to the Site and its services of anyone who uses them to infringe the intellectual property rights of others.

ADVERTISING

From time to time, you may communicate with, receive communications from, be re-directed to, interact with, or participate in or use the services or obtain goods and services of or from, third parties (e.g. advertisers) as a result of your use of the Site. All such communication, interaction and participation is strictly and solely between you and such third party and we shall not be responsible or liable to you in any way in connection with these activities or transactions (including, without limitation, any representations, warranties, covenants, contracts, or other terms or conditions that may exist between you and the third party or any goods or services you may purchase or obtain from any third party).

MusicBizAdvice.com will not give, rent, or sell your email address to anyone for marketing purposes.

RULES OF CONDUCT

Your use of the MusicBizAdvice.com is subject to all applicable local, state, and national laws and regulations and, in some cases, international treaties. You are solely responsible for all activities, acts and omissions that occur in, from, though or under your user name or password. You shall not:

1. Use, enable others to use the Site, or knowingly condone use of this Site by others, in any manner that is, attempts to, or is likely to: be libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory or abusive or which may or may appear to impersonate anyone else;

2. Affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us, the Site, our goodwill, name or reputation or cause duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person, firm or enterprise from using all or any portion, features or functions of the Site, or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the Site;

3. Send or result in the transmission of junk email, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called “spamming”;

4. Use information, message boards, or chat rooms on MusicBizAdvice.com for commercial or business purposes, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing or offering goods or services, whether or not for a charge or through linking with any other web site or web pages

5. Transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contains malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information;

6. Violate any laws, regulations (including, without limitation, laws regarding the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United States), judicial or governmental order, any treaties, or violate or infringe upon any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or any other rights of ours or of any other person, firm or enterprise; gain unauthorized access to the Site, other users’ accounts, names, passwords, User Information, or other computers, web sites, or pages connected or linked to the Site in any manner which violates or is inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this agreement;

7. Modify or destroy material or modify, destroy, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance or the Site or the rights or use and enjoyment of the Site by any other person, firm, or enterprise; or

8. Collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, view, or display any information, whether personally identifiable or not, concerning any other person, firm, or enterprise, in connection with their or your use of the Site, unless you have obtained the express, prior permission of such other person, firm, or enterprise to do so.

DEACTIVATION/TERMINATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION

You may deactivate your registered account on the Site at any time and for any reason, by emailing us. We may terminate your use of an registration on the Site, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, without prior notice to you and without any liability or further obligation of any kind whatsoever to you or any other party.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

This site, and all materials, products, and postings are made available on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, or any guaranty or assurance this site will be available for use, or that all products, features, functions, or operations will be available or perform as described. Without limiting the foregoing, MusicBizAdvice.com is not responsible or liable for any malicious code, delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omission arising out of your use of the Site, nor the information and advice contained herein.  As between you and MusicBizAdvice.com you are assuming the entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, performance, timelessness, adequacy, completeness, correctness, authenticity, security and validity of any and all features and functions of the Site, including, without limitation, Postings and Materials (including Advice and information) associated with your use of the Site.

You understand that, to the fullest extent permissible by law, neither MusicBizAdvice.com not any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, its or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives or suppliers shall be liable for any loss or damage, of any kind, direct or indirect, in connection with or arising from use of the site or from this agreement, including, but not limited to compensatory, consequential, incidental, indirect, special or punitive damages.

Nonwithstanding any claim that a sole or exclusive remedy which is provided in this agreement may or does fail of its essential purpose, you specifically acknowledge and agree that your sole and exclusive remedy for any loss or damage shall be to have MusicBizAdvice.com, upon written notice from you to us, attempt to repair, correct or replace any deficient goods or services under this agreement, and if repair correction replacement is not reasonably commercially practicable for MusicBizAdvice.com, to refund any monies actually paid by you for the Product involved and to terminate and discontinue your use of the Site. You further understand and acknowledge the capacity of the Site, in the aggregate and for each user, is limited. Consequently some messages and transmissions may not be processed in a timely fashion or at all, and some features or functions may be restricted or delayed or become completely inoperable. As a result, you acknowledge and agree that MusicBizAdvice.com assumes no liability, responsibility or obligation to transmit, process, store, receive or deliver Postings or for any failure or delay associated with any Postings and you are hereby expressly advised not to rely upon the timeliness or performance of the site for any Postings. Some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of certain warranties or certain limitations on damages and remedies, accordingly some of the exclusions and limitations described in this agreement may not apply to you.

SHOPPING

MusicBizAdvice.com has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for goods or services you may obtain from or through other web sites or web pages, even if you were directed or linked to such a site or page through the Site, nor are we responsible for assisting you in correcting any problem you may have with goods or services not obtained directly on the Site. Except as specifically made in writing with respect to a product sold or offered for sale on the Site, we expressly disclaim all representations and warranties of any and every kind, express or implied, with respect to products sold on the Site, including but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.

You are responsible for any taxes imposed on the sale or use of Products and applicable taxes will be added to the amount charged for Products purchased on the Site.

POSTINGS

Portions of this Site may provide you and other users an opportunity to submit, post, display, transmit and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, photographs, images, video, creative works or other information, messages, transmissions or material to us, the Site or others (“Post” or “Postings”). Postings do not reflect the views of MusicBizAdvice.com and MusicBizAdvice.com does not monitor, endorse, edit or screen any Postings, nor shall MusicBizAdvice.com be liable for any Posting that is in violation of this agreement. In no event shall MusicBizAdvice.com have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any Posting whatsoever; however, if we determine, in our sole discretion and judgment, that any Posting does or may violate any of the terms of this agreement, we reserve the right, at any time and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this agreement, at law or in equity, to: (a) refuse to allow you to Post; (b) remove and delete Postings; (c) revoke your right to use the Site; and/or (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to MusicBizAdvice.com to enforce the provisions of this agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration on MusicBizAdvice.com.

If a Posting originates from you or your account, you hereby agree that: (a) you are placing the Posting in the public domain without reservation of any rights or further control over the Posting or its use and you specifically authorize MusicBizAdvice.com to use such Posting in whole or in part, throughout the universe, in perpetuity in or on any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, and alone or together or as part of other information, content and/or material of any kind or nature; (b) you represent and warrant that (I) the Posting is original to you or fully cleared for use as contemplated herein, (ii) the Posting does and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this agreement, (iii) the Posting does not contain libelous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information, infringe or violate any copyright or other right, or contain any matter the publication or sale of which will violate any federal or state statute or regulation, (iv) the Posting is not obscene or in any other manner unlawful, (v) the Posting shall not be injurious to the health of the user, and (vi) we shall not be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of our use or exploitation of the Posting; (c) if your Posting incorporates the name, logo, brand, service or trademark, voice, likeness or image of any person, firm or enterprise, you specifically represent and warrant that you have the right to place such Posting in the public domain and grant MusicBizAdvice.com the right to use such Posting as described above; and (d) MusicBizAdvice.com has the right to delete, re-format and/or change your Posting in any manner that MusicBizAdvice.com may determine (although you will not be responsible for any changes made by MusicBizAdvice.com).

Posting is for noncommercial purposes only and you may not Post in any manner which does or is intended to promote or generate revenue for any business enterprise or commercial activity.

If you believe that any content on the Site (including, without limitation, Postings) violates any of the terms of this agreement, please email us to send us a message about it. We reserve the right to take or refrain from taking any or all steps available to us once we receive any such message.

CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES, AUCTIONS AND PROMOTIONS

From time to time, MusicBizAdvice.com or its suppliers and advertisers may conduct promotions on or through the Site, including, without limitation, auctions, contests and sweepstakes (“Promotions”). Each Promotion will have additional terms, conditions and rules which will be posted or otherwise made available to you and, for purposes of each Promotion, will be deemed incorporated into and form a part of this agreement (the “Rules”). If any conflict arises between this agreement and the Rules, the Rules shall govern for purposes of your participation or involvement in the Promotion to which the Rules relate.

HYPERLINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The appearance, availability, or your use of URLs or hyperlinks referenced or included anywhere on the Site or any other form of link or re-direction of your connection to, with or through the Site, does not constitute an endorsement by, nor does it incur any obligation, responsibility or liability on the part of, MusicBizAdvice.com or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, licensors or suppliers. MusicBizAdvice.com does not verify, endorse, or have any responsibility for any such third party sites, nor for any goods or services associated with or obtained in connection with any such site. If any third party site obtains or collects personally identifiable information from you, in no event shall MusicBizAdvice.com assume or have any responsibility or liability. Please read our Privacy Statement, which describes how MusicBizAdvice.com collects and uses your personal information.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold MusicBizAdvice.com, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, interns, agents, licensors, representatives and suppliers, harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), resulting from any breach or violation of this agreement by you. MusicBizAdvice.com reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for settlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with MusicBizAdvice.com in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by MusicBizAdvice.com.


PRIVACY

MusicBizAdvice.com respects your privacy and the use and protection of the personal information (including any personal information you provide as part of the User Information you give us). Please see our Privacy Statement below for important information and disclosures relating to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information in connection with your use of the Site.

LAW THAT APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT/ MISCELLANEOUS TERMS

The Site is operated by or on behalf of MusicBizAdvice.com in the United States and is intended solely and exclusively for users who are at least 13 years of age or older. This agreement, together with our Privacy Statement and any other rules, regulations, procedures and policies which we refer to and which are hereby incorporated by reference, contains the entire understanding and agreement between you and MusicBizAdvice.com and supersedes any and all prior or inconsistent understandings relating to the Site and your use of the Site. This agreement cannot be changed or terminated orally. If any provision of this agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect any other provisions and the agreement will be deemed amended to the extent necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable. Any provision which must survive in order to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive the termination of this Agreement; however, no action arising out of this Agreement or your use of the Site, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause arose). This agreement and your use of the Site is governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the internal substantive laws of the State of California applicable to contracts made, executed and wholly performed in California, and, for the purposes of any and all legal or equitable actions, you specifically agree and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal Courts situated in the State and County of Los Angeles and agree you will not object to such jurisdiction or venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens or otherwise. To the extent it may be applicable, you agree with us, to opt out from and expressly exclude any applicability of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. In any action or proceeding commenced to enforce any right or obligation of the parties under this agreement, your use of the site or with respect to the subject matter hereof, you hereby waive any right you may now have or hereafter possess to a trial by jury.

PRIVACY POLICY (Modified 11/14/10)

MusicBizAdvice.com is committed to protecting our users’ privacy. Keeping the information you share with us on the Site secure and ensuring your understanding of how we collect, use and maintain your information is important to us at MusicBizAdvice.com. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information and while no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your information. We continually assess new technology for protecting information and, when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.

Because of its importance, and to make it easier for you to find and review it, we have placed this Privacy Policy at the end of our User Agreement on the Site. However, bear in mind it is a part of our agreement with you and the terms and conditions contained in our User Agreement describe how and when we may make changes to these statements and terms, and how they become binding upon you. We again remind you to check back here and to our User Agreement often to be sure you remain mindful of the terms and conditions that apply to you when you use the Site.

DISCLOSURE(General)

Although your privacy is very important to us, in this legal and technical environment, we cannot fully ensure that your personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. Please see “Disclosure to Third Parties”, below, for more information.

OVERVIEW

This Privacy Policy is intended to explain our privacy practices and inform you as to:

the kinds of information we collect from users of the Site and how that information is collected;

how we use the information; the circumstances under which we disclose information to third parties; how you can access, update or delete any information collected about you by us; and

the mechanisms we have implemented to protect your personally identifiable information.

You can visit the Site and learn about our company and its Products, as well as certain goods and services available from our advertisers and suppliers.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

When we use the term “personally identifiable information” we mean information such as your full name, street address, town or city, state, zip code, telephone number, instant-messenger nickname, date of birth, e-mail address and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you. Personally identifiable information also includes information about your transactions or relationship with us, if you have been a customer or you have provided this type of information to MusicBizAdvice.com. For example, if you order any of our Products, in addition to your name and contact information, we will also collect and maintain your billing address, shipping address, Product selections, your credit card or other payment instrument information, your order number, and information about your computer’s internet address and web site which may have referred or directed you to the Site (e.g., the referring URL). We collect this and other information to fill your order, to communicate with you about your order and to send you promotional materials.

Although we may track the numbers of visitors to inform us on how best to update the Site and enhance the experience for all visitors, personally identifiable information is not extracted in this process. We use tracking information on an aggregated basis to help us operate the Site, enhance and improve our service, improve the look of the Site and display advertising and marketing information.

We collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit the Site and input information, whether you are registering to use the Site, enrolling or signing up for features and functions, participating in Promotions, ordering or purchasing Products or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities. We may use the information we obtain from you, including personally identifiable information, to tailor your experience on the Site, to display content we think may be of interest to you, or to let us customize what you see when you visit the Site according to your preferences.

Some features and functions of the Site may require you to register or obtain our permission before you can use them – for security, identification and marketing reasons, among others – and as part of that process we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. In addition, during the registration process we will also ask you to select (or we may provide) a user ID and password (we will allow you to change your password, as well as any personally identifiable information you have given us in order to keep this information current). Among other things, this information helps us securely identify you as a registered or permitted user of those features and functions.

When you submit information to us, it does not guarantee that we will permit you to use any or all of the features or functions of the Site.

The personally identifiable information you provide to us, as well as any information, personal or otherwise, that you create and which may be saved on or in association with the Site, is used to provide you with better service. It allows us to save you time and money and better understand your needs. It also helps us help you learn more about your preferences and those goods and services that may be of interest to you. For example, we track your information to assist us in confirming and filling orders, producing reports, maintaining quality control, administering and managing the Site and our business, and, whenever it may become necessary or appropriate, to contact you concerning your orders, your transactions or any other activities associated with the Site. We may use your personally identifiable information to advise you of goods or services, including Products, which may be available from MusicBizAdvice.com, its suppliers and advertisers. If you are a registered user, you also acknowledge, understand and hereby agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of the Site and its functions and features, in connection with your registration and use of the Site.

Cookies: We may use ‘cookie’ technology to collect data regarding your visits to the Site. This data is stored in aggregate form and is not used to identify any particular user or individual. We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:

keeping count of your return visits to the Site or our advertisers’ or partners’ sites;

accumulating and reporting aggregate, statistical information in connection with the Site;

determining which features users like best; and saving your user ID, your password or other information so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site.

Third Parties on our Site: Our Site may contain advertisements, references and links to other web sites and organizations. We may also use third parties to display or serve advertising on the Site and our web-based newsletters. Often these third party advertising companies employ cookie and web bug technologies to measure advertising effectiveness. You should be aware that different rules may apply to the collection, use or disclosure of your information by third parties in connection with their advertisements, promotions and other web sites you encounter on the Internet. The use of such technology by these third parties is within their control and not ours, and even if we have a relationship with the third party, we do not control those sites or their policies and practices regarding your information and we encourage you to investigate and ask questions directly of them in this regard.

Disclosure to Third Parties: MusicBizAdvice.com adheres to CAN-SPAM policies. Except as described in this Privacy Statement, MusicBizAdvice.com uses good faith efforts not to provide third parties with access to your personally identifiable information. We will, however, make your personally identifiable information available to others:

When we have your consent (you “opt in”) to do so, in which case their use of your information is subject to their own privacy policies;

When we have retained companies to work with or on behalf of MusicBizAdvice.com to provide Products, goods or services that you have requested;

When you use co-branded services – in which case you are giving us permission to pass any personally identifiable information you provide in the context of our co-branding and marketing relationship, back to our co-branding partner. Their use of your information is subject to their own privacy policies;

When we are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process);

if we believe your actions violate any law, regulation, our Terms of Use or any of our guidelines for promotions, Product offerings or any other features or functions of the Site, or if you threaten the rights, property or safety of MusicBizAdvice.com, its suppliers, advertisers, other customers or users, or any other party;

as and when we, in our sole discretion, believe such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect our business and assets, to defend our interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; or

in the event of a bankruptcy, or a merger, acquisition, joint venture or other business combination involving us.

It is also possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

We do not sell or market your personally identifiable information to unaffiliated organizations, and we do not buy, sell, rent, or give your email address to anyone except when we are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process), or in the event of a merger or sale of MusicBizAdvice.com.

Some of the aggregate customer data we collect may be shared with advertising companies in order to enhance and improve the operation and relevance of the Site, but we do not give any personally identifiable information to them as part of this relationship. Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.

Communications from Us: If you provide us with your e-mail address, we may occasionally send you an e-mail. You may “opt out” of receiving e-mails from us by emailing us or, if applicable, changing your newsletter subscription choices via the “Unsubscribe”link. We do not buy, sell, rent, or give your email address to anyone except when we are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process), or in the event of a merger or sale of MusicBizAdvice.com.

Summary: Our privacy guidelines are designed to ensure that we:

collect and use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to deliver high quality service, to administer our business and to let you know of goods and services that are available from our family of companies;

protect the personally identifiable information the Site’s users share with us, maintaining strict standards of security and confidentiality. In this regard we even limit access by our own employees to those individuals who are trained and advised in the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes;

not disclose your personally identifiable information to any external organization, except as we have described in this Privacy Statement or unless we have previously obtained your consent (“opt in”);

require any other organization that we retain or engage to provide services for us, to conform to our privacy standards and to allow us to audit them for compliance;

exchange information about you and carry out credit approvals or checks necessary for your purchases of Products from us, to prevent fraud and any other activities we may be required to monitor and report under applicable laws and regulations; and

make every effort to keep your personally identifiable information complete, up to date, and accurate based on the information you provide us. Our Site provides a convenient and easy to use mechanism to allow you to access and update the personally identifiable information you give us.

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