Information We Gather Automatically
When you visit this site, certain non-personally identifying information is recorded automatically by the standard operation of our Internet servers. Information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address (a number that your Internet service provider assigns to your computer whenever you surf the Internet) is gathered in order to facilitate our online operations and to assure an efficient online experience for you. We may use or share this information for security purposes, to generate group statistics about our user community, or as required by law. Among the purposes for which we may use such generally non-personally identifying information is for identification purposes in the event of an emergency threatening life or property, or where proper legal process allows using such information. For instance, we may use your IP address or other automatically recorded information, in cooperation with your Internet provider, to attempt to identify you if it is necessary to contact you or to bring legal action against you because you may be causing injury to or interference (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, or may be adversely affecting other users of this site or anyone else who could be harmed by your activities.
Personal Information You Provide To Us
We may request personally identifying information from you if you complete the online sign-up form for receiving our email newsletter.
In such case, the personally identifying information we request may include your name, email address, mailing address, zip code, and phone number. In addition, we may collect other non-personally identifying information such as your date of birth, gender, country of residence, language preference, hobbies and other information regarding your interaction with our site such as your viewing and listening habits, preferences and other customized activities in which you participate. Of course, you never have to answer any of the questions we ask you (nor choose to view or listen to any multimedia content or otherwise interact with our site), but refusal to do so may limit services we can offer or provide to you.
When you provide Personal Information to us, we will hold that data in a database using reasonable security measures to protect the data from unauthorized access. Others outside merry-go-sound will not be allowed to see the data on your account Page except with your consent.
How Can Your Personal Information Be Used?
We may use your Personal Information and other non-personally identifying information we collect to update you about our activity that we believe may be of interest to you. You always have the option to unsubscribe.
We may have links to third party-operated sites that sell or license certain music, videos, or other goods mentioned, provided, or promoted. These sites are not operated or controlled by us, and any transactions that you may enter into with such sites will be subject to the privacy and security practices of the merchant with which you are transacting. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of sites not in our immediate control.
Finally, without any specific approval from you, we may develop general aggregate data (i.e., data that cannot be used to identify specific individuals) about our user community that is partly based on information about you and your interactions with merry-go-sound. For example, hypothetically, you might be one of 1,000,000 visitors between the ages of 25 and 35. We may share such aggregate statistics without your consent.
For Legal Enforcement Purposes
We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information, ONLY as required by law or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against you if you may be causing injury to or interference (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, other users of this site or anyone else who could be harmed by your activities. In such circumstances, we will, where possible, require such third parties to maintain the confidentiality of any Personal Information so disclosed.
Safeguarding Your Personal Information
We care about the security of your Personal Information. We follow generally accepted industry security standards to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use such Personal Information.
Despite many advances in information security technology and procedures, however, no commercially deployed method of information transfer over the Internet or electronic data storage is known to be 100% secure. As a result, while we do strive to use modern and commercially reasonable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage in our systems.
For Parents Concerning the Privacy of Information on Their Children
We are a general audience site that does not knowingly collect data or accept registrations from children under 13 years of age. Currently, we do not collect any age-specific data on our site. Furthermore, our site is primarily targeted to adults. If, in the future, we decide to collect any age-specific data on our site, we will, at a minimum, take reasonable steps to ensure that any users who may be under 13 years of age (and who attempt to complete the registration process on our site) are directed to another site which specifically complies with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA.
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Links to Other Sites
We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content or practices of web sites operated by other companies that may be linked to this site. You should not assume that their privacy policies or practices are the same as those followed by our company. Visitors to any such web sites should refer to their respective privacy policies and practices.
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