Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for MusicProductionNerds.com

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at contact@musicproductionnerds.com.

At MusicProductionNerds.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by MusicProductionNerds.com and how it is used.

Who we are

Music Production Nerds is a blogging site dedicated to helping music producers, musicians, and sound engineers find the best equipment, software, training, and other related products to assist in all things music production and music studio. We also provide helpful informational posts on the subject.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Akisment

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Contact forms

To help serve readers better, Music Production Nerds uses an “opt-in”, “contact form”, and “mailing list service” which collects data that users voluntarily provide to us.

Our opt-in form is used to register new users who would like to receive further updates on new content, as well as to alert readers on any relevant information regarding the website (Music Production Nerds).

Our contact form is used if you want to contact us directly, which helps to ensure your emails reach us, and not our spam inbox. This also helps us to filter out spam messages.

We use an email marketing service to save user contact information so we can contact you on any updates to the website. This information would be your name (if provided), and email address that you voluntarily provide by using the above mentioned opt-in and contact forms.

We use Sumo as our Opt-in and Contact Form provider. Please see their privacy policy here: https://help.sumo.com/hc/en-us/articles/218958727-Privacy-Policy

We use MailChimp as our Mailing List Service. Please see their privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

You can opt-out of these services by simply not submitting information into the forms, using our email address instead to contact us, or, if you are already on our mailing list, by “oversubscribing” to emails you’ve requested we send you.

Cookies and Web Beacons

MusicProductionNerds.com does not use cookies. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Some of our advertising or affiliate programs may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers, ad networks, and affiliate programs use technology to the links that appear on MusicProductionNerds.com sent directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party networks to measure the effectiveness of their links and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

MusicProductionNerds.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers and affiliate programs.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. MusicProductionNerds.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers, affiliate programs, or web sites.

You can opt out of all communication with MusicProductionNerds.com simply by leaving this page.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What rights you have over your data

The only personal data we retain from you are from comments you leave on our website, as well as the contact information you provide us in our opt-in and contact forms.

If you have left comments on our website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Akismet).

We are very serious about the use of personal data, and will never engage in the selling of your data to any 3rd party. And you reserve the right to destroy this data by requesting an erasure of any personal data. Again, this simply means the contact information you provide us with, and nothing else.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure the performance of our website via information obtained from our visitor traffic. Google Analytics collects data from users in its database, and provide us with the information we need to monitor how users interact with our site. This service helps us to give users a better experience, and be more relevant to our readers. We do not have control over the extent to which Google collects your personal data outside of our website, however, this data is provided by you to Google directly, and never from our website. So only you have control over how much data you provide to Google.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, MusicProductionNerds.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Revisions

We withhold the right to make changes these terms from time to time. By continuing to use our website, you accept the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you must cease using our website immediately.

If any portion of the terms in this privacy policy is determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it will be removed and deleted from these terms, with the remaining terms continuing to be binding and enforceable.