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Privacy Policy

At Music Critic we respect the privacy of our users and follow a strict privacy policy. This Privacy Policy is applicable to any personal information which we may receive via the web site located at Music Critic, and is devised to help you feel more confident about the privacy and security of your personal details. Be assured that the information you share with Music Critic is kept strictly confidential and fully secure, and that Music Critic will never misuse this information. If you have any questions or concerns about this statement, please contact us at editor@musiccritic.com.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Music Critic.

Personal User Data

The only ways in which Music Critic may receive personally identifiable information about you is if you knowingly and willingly provide the information by contacting us using email or through one of our service areas, including, but not limited to, contests and promotions. In such areas, the information you disclose is done so knowingly and willingly, at your sole discretion. The personally identifiable information you disclose is optional, and is normally required so as to effectively enter you into any contest we may offer or to reply to your email and correspondence.

If you give us permission to use your email address and name we are not responsible for any correspondence that you may receive. We do not sell or compile lists of email addresses for marketing purposes. Users can opt in to receive our newsletter if they wish. Music Critic will never share the aggregate results of the data it receives with advertisers or any other forms of internet activities. We are committed to user privacy protection and will keep everything secure as stated in the Data Protection Act, 1984.

Amazon Services

MusicCritic.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.ca.

Third Party Sites

Music Critic links to other sites in order to provide you with additional useful information and services. Third party Internet sites and services accessible through Music Critic have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of us. Music Critic has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy policies of any third-party site you visit.

Standard User Data

The standard data we collect about our users is not personally identifiable information, meaning it is not information which identifies them as an individual. By using any of Music Critic services or reading its content, you agree that you understand the nature of this data collection.

When you log onto Music Critic, certain standard information is normally collected by our servers. This information may include, but may not be limited to, the location or website from which you came, the time you spend on parts of Music Critic or its related sites, the software you use to browse the Internet (for example Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer), the amount of information you access from Music Critic and quantity of pages downloaded. This data collection is standard and common to most websites on the Internet.

This information does not identify you as an individual, and none of this information will be disclosed in any form that is specific to you as a user of Music Critic, unless otherwise stated. Music Critic will not otherwise knowingly retain and/or disclose this standard data other than in an aggregate forms.

Cookies

Parts of Music Critic use cookies to better provide our services and information. On the Internet, a "cookie" is file that a website transfers to a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. This is a common feature of many websites on the Internet, and is employed by Music Critic to better serve to you our services and content. The cookie is stored on your own computer (not our servers) and file that is stored on your computer is small in size and does not identify you personally.

Further Policy

It is a Music Critic policy that we will not disclose personally identifiable information you may choose to submit to Music Critic to any third parties. We follow a strict policy of no 'spam' and no sales of personally identifiable information.

Children

We welcome users of all ages to our content and services. If you are under the age of thirteen (13), we do, however, specifically request that you have the permission of your parents or legal guardian to view any content at Music Critic and to take part in any and all services we offer, as we cannot and will not be held responsible for any information received or disclosed by our users.

Notes to Parents

We respect that you may wish to monitor the content and services your child uses on the Internet. If you wish for your child to be removed from any and/or all Music Critic services, please send an email specifically requesting your wish to editor@musiccritic.com. Please note, however, that while we will subsequently use our best endeavours to prevent your child from using our services, we cannot and will not be held responsible for access to our services your child may subsequently gain, as this is out of our control.

User Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and uses of the information detailed here. Any changes in our Privacy Policy will appear on this page so you are aware of what we collect and how we use it.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact editor@musiccritic.com.

Advertising Privacy Statement

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative's multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at info@musiccritic.com and contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)

For California Residents

California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at info@adthrive.com. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.