- What Types of Information We Collect
You are able to browse most portions of our Site without becoming a registered user. However, to purchase or use services on the Site we will ask that you register, if you have not already done so and provide us with information about you and/or your company, such as name, address, affiliation (i.e.: Artist/band name, company, etc.), email address, contact information, and other types of information that may be necessary for us to provide or make available the services and information you have requested. Users can register as Members or New Media Makers. Members are those persons or entities that purchase the Company’s marketing and PR services. Members may include, but are not necessarily limited to, artists, performers, authors, film makers, public relation persons/entities, or social media persons/agencies. New Media Makers are those users that register to access and use the materials posted by Members for the purpose of further promoting such Member. New Media Makers may include, but are not necessarily limited to, bloggers and Podcasters that play a Member’s music, Web-Based Music Magazines that publish a Member’s biographical material, Music Journalists that review a Member’s material, Online Music Directories that reference and/or include a Member’s contact information, Book Reviewers that review a Member’s material and/or publish excerpts of a Member’s published works, and audio/audiovisual bloggers that use a Member’s posted material.
If you order products or use other services available through the Site, we may ask that you provide further information, including but not limited to, contact information, credit card or other financial or personal information. We may collect such information when you provide comments to the Site or participate in surveys.
If you register as a Member or a New Media Maker, our staff will review and process your registration information and will use the information, as may be updated by you from time to time, on a continuous basis while you remain a registered user in order to provide or permit you to use the service(s) you have signed up to use. We may keep your information on file at the termination of any such service and/or upon your withdrawal as a registered member of the Site.
If you participate in any group forums, interface with other registered users of the Site, or use other interactive tools such as message boards or chat rooms as may be available on the Site from time to time, you should be careful not to disclose your personal information or the personal information of any other individual. In general, such forums, may be viewed by others who visit the Site; except that interfaces between registered users on non-public portions of the Site may generally only be viewed by other registered users of the Site.
The server on which the Site is located collects and saves the default information customarily logged by web server software. Such information may include the date and time of your visit, the originating IP address, operating system information, and the pages and images requested. We also collect certain specific information, including but not limited to, IP address, operating system and browser information, when a user signs-up for a mailing list or resource sign-up, and when a user purchases a product or signs up for a service.
The Site uses “cookies” – small data files, typically made up of a string of text and numbers, which assign you a unique identifier. A cookie is created in our Shopping Cart when a user places an order into the cart or buys a product through the Site. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent. However, such action may limit the functionality we can provide you when you visit the Site.
In addition, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Site, such as which pages are most frequently visited, how many visitors we receive daily, and how long visitors stay on each page.
The Company strives to have in place appropriate means to protect your information. However, in providing your information over a public or third party network, you do so at your own risk.
- Use and Disclosure of Information We Collect
The information we collect about you in the course of our relationship is used to optimize the services you request or other interactions between us. We also use the information to provide you with information you may find useful regarding other services, products or offers from us or third parties.
What we do with the information we collect:
Contact You We may contact you with information that you provide to us based on these lawful grounds for processing: Consent. We may contact you if you give us your clear, unambiguous, affirmative consent to contact you. Contract. We will contact you under our contractual obligation to deliver goods or services you purchase from us. Legitimate Interest. We may contact you if we feel you have a legitimate interest in hearing from us. For example, if you sign up for a webinar, we may send you marketing emails based on the content of that webinar. You will always have the option to opt out of any of our emails. We may maintain an order history for your account if you request products or services from us. Also, we may use or supplement information you provide to us online with information provided to us in off line communications, or vice versa. Also, we may use information such as genre of music, demographics, type of media, and site usage information collected from users of the Site to improve its functionality and to prepare non-identifying information and material for use in marketing, site advertising or other similar activities.
We do not sell your email address or other identifying information to third parties. We may, however, share your information with our affiliated companies, and other companies or selected third parties to achieve the purposes identified in this policy, in our other communications with you, or on the Site (for example, to market and promote a Member artist’s music and material to New Media Makers or to provide you with additional materials in which you may have an interest). We may provide to others the aggregate statistics about our customers’ requests, interests, or related site activity for purposes of marketing or promotion.
- “Opt-In” For Special Notices; Accessing or Changing Information
We may periodically make special offers or communications to you. If you would like to receive such offers or communications, you may “Opt-In” at any time by checking the “Opt-In” or “subscribe” box that appears on the e-mail notices page of the Site, and providing the e-mail address you wish to use to receive such notices. If you change your mind at any time, you can reverse your option, or change your e-mail address, using the same page. Selecting the “Opt-In” option constitutes acceptance of Company’s use of your e-mail address to send you notices pertaining to Company, its products and services, the websites, and related topics.
We maintain client/customer information, including request history and site usage data, for a length of time appropriate to our business needs. You may contact us to correct or update any personal identifying information which you have submitted to us, or if you have any questions about information maintained by us. If you operate in a jurisdiction that provides access rights under law, you may access your personal information or have it corrected or updated in accordance with applicable law by contacting us. In some jurisdictions, you may be charged a reasonable fee for access to information.
- Targeted Social Media Advertisements
We may use the data you provide to us to run social media advertisements and/or create look-alike audiences for advertisements.
- Your Rights
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
- Data Retention
When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless you ask us to delete this information. We will retain this information for 1 Year if it is not updated, at which time we will contact you to ask if you would like to continuing sharing this information with us. If you respond yes, we will keep your information for another year. If you respond no, or if you do not respond at all, we will delete your information from our database.
- How to access, update or delete your personal data:
You have the right to:
- Request information about how your Personal Data is being used and request a copy of what Personal Data we use.
- Restrict processing if you think the Personal Data is not accurate, unlawful, or no longer needed.
- Rectify or erase Personal Data and receive confirmation of the rectification or erasure. (You have the “right to be forgotten”).
- Withdraw your consent at any time to the processing of your Personal Data.
- Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you feel we are using your Personal Data unlawfully.
- Receive Personal Data portability and transference to another controller without our hinderance.
- Object to our use of your Personal Data.
- Not be subject to an automated decision based solely on automatic processing, including profiling, which legally or significantly affects you.
- You may unsubscribe from our e-newsletters or updates at any time through the unsubscribe link at the footer of all email communications. If you have questions or are experiencing problems unsubscribing, please contact us at ariel @ arielpublicity.com
- Children’s Issues
We do not collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation of the EU). Our Website and its content is directed to individuals who are at least 18 years old or older.
- Notification of Changes; Effective Date
- Data Controller and Processors
We are the data controllers as we are collecting and using your Personal Data. We use trusted third parties as our data processors for technical and organizational purposes, including for payments and email marketing. We use reasonable efforts to make sure our data processors are GDPR- compliant.
Last Updated: October 2019