Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Music Production Nerds

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

At, 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 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.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Here are list of types of personal data our website may collect.


When visitors leave comments on the site 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


We use an anti-spam filter service called Askismet. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on sites that use their anti-spam service. The information collected depends on how the webmaster for the site sets up Akismet, but it 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”, and a “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). We use Sumo as our Opt-in and Contact Form provider. Please see their privacy policy here:

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 MailChimp as our Mailing List Service. Please see their privacy policy here:

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


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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses Google Analytic data to provide the best possible user experience for our readers. To learn more about Google Analytics and how it affects you, you can read Google’s article Safeguarding your data for further information.

Who we share your data with

This website does not share any of the information it may collect from you (such as email address and name when you comment) with anyone.

However, we do partner with a number of affiliate networks and programs. If you click these affiliate links, they are liable to collect any relevant information from you to validate any business transaction you may have with them (which is completely logical).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this 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.


We withhold the right to make changes to 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.