Thank you for using Music Aficionado! We wrote this policy to
help you understand what information we collect, how we use it,
and what choices you have. Because we’re a software and internet
company, some of the concepts below are a little technical, but
we’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and clear way.
We welcome your questions and comments on this policy.
What information do we collect?
We collect information in two ways:
1. When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it.
When you sign up for or use our products, you voluntarily give us
certain information. This can include your name, profile photo,
suggestions, reviews, recommendations, comments, likes, email
address you used to sign up, and any other information you provide
us. If you’re using Music Aficionado on your mobile device, you
can also choose to provide us with location data.
You also may give us permission to access your information in
other services. For example, you may link your Facebook or
Twitter account to Music Aficionado, which allows us to obtain
information from those accounts (e.g., your friends or contacts).
The information we obtain from those services often depends on
your settings or their privacy policies, so be sure to check what
2. We also get technical information when you use our products, or
use websites or apps that have Music Aficionado features.
These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or
other Internet service, there’s certain information that almost
always gets created and recorded automatically. The same is true
when you use our products. Here are some of the types of
information we collect:
- Log Data. When you use Music Aficionado or go to a
webpage or use an app that has Music Aficionado features
(like our thumbs up button), our servers automatically record
information (“log data”) including information that your
browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile
app sends when you’re using it. This log data may include
your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages
you visited that had Music Aficionado features, browser type
and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used
Music Aficionado, and cookie data.
- Cookie data. Depending on how you’re accessing our
products, we may use “cookies” (a small text file sent by
your computer each time you visit our website, unique to
your Music Aficionado account or your browser), or similar
may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your
browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your
store your language preferences or other Music Aficionado
settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit
Music Aficionado. Some of the cookies we use are associated
with your Music Aficionado account (including personal
information about you, such as the email address you gave
us), and other cookies are not.
- Device Information. In addition to log data, we may also
collect information about the device you’re using Music
Aficionado on, including what type of device it is, what
operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device
identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of
this information often depends on what type of device you’re
using and its settings. For example, different types of
information are available depending on whether you’re using
a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn
more about what information your device makes available to
us, please also check the policies of your device
manufacturer or software provider.
How do we use the information we collect?
We use the information we collect to provide our products to you
and make them better, develop new products, and protect Music
Aficionado and our Members and users. For example, we may log
how often people use two different versions of a product, which
can help us understand which version is better.
We also use the information we collect to offer you customized
- Suggesting relevant content you might like. For example, if
you’ve indicated that you’re interested in a particular artist or
content that Music Aficionado features, we may suggest
related artists or content that we think you might like;
- Showing you ads you might be interested in.
We also use the information we collect to:
- Send you updates (such as when certain activity, like
suggestions, reviews or comments, happens on Music
Aficionado), newsletters, marketing materials and other
information that may be of interest to you. For example,
depending on your email notification settings, we may send
you weekly updates that include artists or content you may
like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by
updating your account settings (or through other settings we
- Help your friends and contacts find you on Music
Aficionado. For example, if you sign up using a Facebook
account, we may help your Facebook friends find your
account on Music Aficionado when they first sign up for
Music Aficionado. Or, we may allow people to search for
your account on Music Aficionado using your email address.
- Respond to your questions or comments.
The information we collect may be “personally identifiable”
(meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique
person) or “non-personally identifiable” (meaning it can’t be used
to specifically identify you). We use both types of information, and
combinations of both types, as described above. We may use or
store information wherever Music Aficionado does business,
including countries outside your own.
What choices do you have about your information?
Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices over your
information. If you have a Music Aficionado account, many of the
choices you have on Music Aficionado are built directly in to the
product or your account settings. For example, you can:
- Access and change information in your member profile at
- Link or unlink your Music Aficionado account from an
account on another service (e.g., Facebook or Twitter). For
some services (like Facebook), you can also choose whether
or not to publish your activity on Music Aficionado to that
- Close your account at any time. When you close your
account, we’ll deactivate it. We may retain archived copies of
your information as required by law or for legitimate
business purposes (including to help address fraud and
How do we share the information we
Music Aficionado is a tool people use to suggest, recommend and
share their musical passions and inspire others in the process.
When you make suggestions, recommendations, reviews and
comments, anyone can view them. You may also provide us with
profile page information that that anyone can view. The other
limited instances where we may share your personal information
- When we have your consent. This includes sharing
information with other services (like Facebook or Twitter)
when you’ve chosen to link to your Music Aficionado
account to those services or publish your activity on Music
Aficionado to them. For example, you can choose to publish
your suggestions and recommendations to Facebook or
- We may employ third party companies or individuals to
process personal information on our behalf based on our
example, we may share data with a security consultant to
help us get better at identifying spam or with our accountants
to make sure we’re keeping the books right. In addition,
some of the information we request may be collected by third
party providers on our behalf. For more information about
the providers we use, please see our Help Center.
- If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to
comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the
safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or Music
Aficionado; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud,
security or technical issues.
- We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy,
dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or
proceeding that involves the transfer of the information
described in this Policy.
We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable
information with our partners or others. For example, we may tell a
business using Music Aficionado how many people recommended
something they shared, or the percentage of people who click on a
suggestion or recommendation after viewing it.
Our Policy on Children’s Information
Music Aficionado is not directed to children under 13. If you learn
that your minor child has provided us with personal information
without your consent, please contact us.
How do we make changes to this policy?
We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll
post any changes on this page. If you continue to use Music
Aficionado after those changes are in effect, you agree to the
revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more
prominent notice or obtain your consent as required by law.