Privacy policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. It explains how we collect, store, use and disclose your information when you use the Bandtraq platform (referred to as “Platform”) represented by bandtraq.com, bandwidget.com and band.link websites (referred to as “Websites”) and the online services they provide (referred to as “Services”) owned and operated by Bandtraq, LLC (referred to as “we”, “us”, “our”).

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our platform?

When registering on our Platform, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name and email address to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We automatically collect certain information as the result of your use of the Platform, or through the use of web analytics services as described in our Cookies Policy. This information includes but is not limited to:

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the device from which you access the Platform (this can sometimes be used to derive the country or city from which you are accessing the Platform)
  • the site that you visited immediately prior to visiting the Platform
  • the specific actions that you take on the Platform, including the pages that you visit and links you click, connecting your Facebook, Twitter, VK, or Google+ account, sharing posts, following or unfollowing bands.
  • any search terms that you may enter on the Platform
  • the time, frequency and duration of your visits to the Platform
  • your browser type and operating system
  • the nature of the device from which you are accessing the Platform, for instance, whether you are accessing the Platform from a personal computer or from a mobile device
  • information collected through cookies and similar technology, as described in our Cookies Policy

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

  • To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our Platform in order to better serve you.

Information from other sources

Facebook

The Platform allows you to sign up and log in using your Facebook account. If you sign up using Facebook, it will ask your permission to share certain information from your Facebook account with us. This includes your first name, last name, a link to your Facebook profile, and your “likes”.
This information is collected by Facebook and is provided to us under the terms of Facebook’s privacy policy. You can control the information that we receive from Facebook using the privacy settings in your Facebook account.

Twitter

You can sign up and log in to the Platform using your Twitter account. When you sign up using Twitter, it will ask your permission to share certain information from your Twitter account with the Platform. This includes your first name, last name, a link to your Twitter profile, and your list of friends. This information is collected by Twitter and is provided to us under the terms of Twitter’s privacy policy.

VK

You can sign up and log in to the Platform using your VK account. When you sign up using VK, it will ask your permission to share certain information from your VK account with the Platform. This includes your first name, last name, a link to your VK profile. This information is collected by VK and is provided to us under the terms of VK’s privacy policy.

Google+

You can sign up and log in to the Platform using your Google+ account. When you sign up using Google+, it will ask your permission to share certain information from your Google+ account with the Platform. This includes your first name, last name, your email. This information is collected by Google+ and is provided to us under the terms of Google+’s privacy policy.

How do we protect visitor information?

Our Platform is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. We use cookies and similar technologies to help us understand how people use the Platform so that we can keep improving our services.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site
traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We use cookies to:
  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about Websites traffic and Websites interactions in order to offer better Websites experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this via our Permission manager or you can do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
You can also OPT-OUT all your data and permissions collected by Websites.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the users experience that make your Websites experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our Platform, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or
protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

We have implemented the following:

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
  • On our Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
  • By emailing us

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email
  • Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in site notification
  • Within 7 business days
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
  • privacy@bandtraq.com
Last Edited on 2018-05-24