SoundSnap does not collect any personal information (with the exception of IP Address) from visitors who are not registered. Nevertheless, all the activity information that may be recorded during the browsing, listening and downloading by the non-member visitors is used for the internal organization and uninterrupted function of the website.
To support the community and networking aspects of SoundSnap we encourage visitors to provide profile information, such as geographic location, occupation, etc and become SoundSnap members. This information is provided voluntarily at the sole discretion of each member and in addition, a member has the ability to decline to submit, modify or delete their profile information. If a member decides to submit personally identifiable information, SoundSnap will use this information to operate, maintain, and provide visitors the features and functionality of SoundSnap.
Depending on how you use the Site, your user name may be displayed throughout the Site and is therefore available to the public. All of your activities on the Site, including the audio samples you provide, will be identifiable to your user name. Therefore, if you associate your name with your user name, the people you have revealed your name to will be able to personally identify your soundsnap.com activities.
SoundSnap will not use visitors’ contact details or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without consent. Furthermore, SoundSnap does not share any personal information with third party companies for their commercial or marketing use without the visitor’s consent. Nevertheless, SoundSnap may use a visitor’s email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes.
SoundSnap uses submitted and collected information to improve the quality and design of the SoundSnap platform, to provide custom, personalized content and information, to monitor statistics and to track members’ audio submissions. In doing so, SoundSnap may share personal information with its business partners and affiliates for the purposes of processing this information.
SoundSnap is based in the European Union and is intended for and directed to visitors within the geographical boundaries of the European Union. Visitors accessing the website from other locations with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from the European Union laws, accept the transfer of their personal information to the European Union.
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use SoundSnap and no part of the website is directed to children under the age of 13. If at any point SoundSnap becomes aware that a child under 13 years of age has posted personal information on the website, it will be deleted from our records.
Data Collection & Security
SoundSnap makes every reasonable and consistent effort to protect and secure all visitors’ personal information and stores all information in limited access servers. SoundSnap uses technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of information.
In order to ensure maximum protection for recurring accounts, Soundsnap uses a state-of-the art tokenization system to manage payment information for recurring payments. This system uses a cryptographic key to store payment information but no credit card information is stored on the server.
However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. No security system is impenetrable and risks of breach exist in any system.
If SoundSnap becomes aware of a security systems breach, then all necessary steps to correct such a breach will be taken and SoundSnap may attempt to notify visitors electronically so that they can take appropriate protective steps.
Cookies & Log Files
SoundSnap automatically receives and records information on our server logs from visitor’s browsers, including IP address, requested pages, sounds downloaded, number of clicks, time spent on pages, date and time, and other related information.
In order to uniquely identify visitors, SoundSnap collects information using both session cookies and persistent cookies. It is possible to remove these cookies or to adjust your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however, some features of SoundSnap may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
We use all this information for the collective benefit of our visitors, service improvements, research, anonymous reporting, and to make the site more efficient and convenient.
Third Party Ads
SoundSnap may also allow third-party advertising companies to serve or track ads on the website. Such companies use technology (e.g. cookies) to send the advertisements and links that appear directly on visitors’ browsers and may use information (not including name, address, email address or telephone number) in order to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to the visitors. SoundSnap does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without visitors’ consent. However advertisers may use information regarding the use of SoundSnap, such as the number of times an ad was viewed or clicked on.
Promotions & Surveys
From time to time SoundSnap may ask for visitors’ participation in promotions, questionnaires or surveys that collect information for marketing, research or other purposes. In such cases SoundSnap will ask for visitors’ consent before the collection of any personal information outlining the uses that will be made. SoundSnap will not share any personal information collected for these purposes with third parties or companies without providing the ability for users to opt-in or opt-out.
Partner Sites & Links
The SoundSnap website may also contain links to other websites, including partner websites. SoundSnap is not responsible for the privacy practices, policies or content of such other websites and has no control over the personal information that is submitted to third party websites.
Forum, Comments & Public Information
Any personal information or file that you voluntarily submit or upload to the website forum as a comment or other public access areas of the website becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. SoundSnap may collect and use such information (including email addresses) in order to respond or send relevant information but may not restrict others from doing so as well.
Disputes & Disclosure
Furthermore, in some circumstances, the authorities may compel the disclosure of information. SoundSnap will provide such information if required by the law when it is necessary to comply with the demands/requirements of the authorities or to respond to a court order, subpoena or search warrant.
SoundSnap reserves the right to sell, transfer, assign or otherwise reorganize a part or the whole of the Website or/and its assets, in which case all informtion that is attached to the Website will be transferred or reassigned accordingly. In the eventuality of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Effective Date: June 30, 2007