Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is our commitment to your privacy. Due to the nature of the services we provide, we gather certain types of information about our users, and this statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

INFORMATION CopyrightedSongs.com GATHERS AND TRACKS:

CopyrightedSongs.com gathers two types of information about users:

  • Personal information from members and information about the songs they possibly submit to the website. These are voluntary submissions for becoming a member and to use services from the CopyrightedSongs.com website, gaining access to member areas and choosing to receive (or not) electronic newsletters from us.
  • Information CopyrightedSongs.com gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because CopyrightedSongs.com derives its revenue partially from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our services at low cost to members and free to visitors. This tracked information is never correlated with information about individual visitors.

CopyrightedSongs.com Gathers User and Their Songs Information in The Following Processes:

Voluntary Information

When offering our services, some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users is required:

1. Members with no uploaded songs

Visitors who wish to become members (or also described as users) can do it for free and need to provide some personal information as found in the proper forms of the website. Among the necessary information is a valid (fully working) e-mail address and a name, which will be a pseudonym (if provided) or the first and last name. If you decide to make contact with songwriters through our “member message” system, the contacted songwriter will may be able to verify your name and which song of his (hers) you were accessing by the time you wrote the message. E-mail addresses of both members will not be revealed to one another by CopyrightedSongs.com during this process, unless, of course, if they voluntarily type such information when contacting each other. Other members will have access to your name (or pseudonym if you provided one), the State and Country you are from, and your photo (if uploaded).

2. Members with uploaded songs

For those members all that apply for the members with no uploaded songs also apply to them, and, in addition, they need to provide information about each song they submit to CopyrightedSongs.com. All the information about these songs (not the song itself or any lyrics) will be displayed on the website to the access of any visitors. That means any visitor (even if not a member) will be able to see only: Your name, song title, style/ variation, performer, song # and date posted. Visitors will not have access to download your song, neither to view its lyrics and will only be able to listen to the first 15 seconds of the sound file, approximately. Members will be able to view the same information, and will be able to listen to the entire song and view its lyrics (if available). Members will be able to download and read lyrics of your song only if you defined so, either in the moment you submitted it to CopyrightedSongs.com or at a later time browsing through your preferences on your private songwriter area. Members (not visitors) will also be able to contact you, as explained earlier.

3. Electronic newsletters policy

We may offer a free electronic newsletter to users. CopyrightedSongs.com gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily become members. If electronic newsletters are offered, users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the information (or link) provided in every newsletter issued. Users may also be given the opportunity to choose if they want to subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

4. "E-mail this to…" policy

Our site users may have the option to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else. The user will automatically provide his e-mail address to the recipient, as well as that of the recipient for our system to proceed with the forwarding. The user will be automatically providing his e-mail address so the recipient knows who sent the e-mail and is able to answer to that. The information is not used for any other purpose.

5. Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users and visitors so they can easily share their opinions with others and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. CopyrightedSongs.com may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

6. Surveys

CopyrightedSongs.com may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

CopyrightedSongs.com Tracks User Information In The Following Processes:

CopyrightedSongs.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. CopyrightedSongs.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser). CopyrightedSongs.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. CopyrightedSongs.com uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system may deliver a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You may not need to have cookies turned on to use most of this site. However, you may need cookies for being able to successfully browse and interact with our website, as well as for us to correctly provide you our free or paid-for services.

Log Files

CopyrightedSongs.com uses IP addresses to analyze trends and administer the site. Tracking users IP addresses are linked to personally identifiable information for security and operational purposes only.

Metadata

Metadata can be described as “information of information”. For example: Your song lyrics are information. The length of your song, in instance, is information of information: Metadata. By your use of CopyrightedSongs.com’ services you grant a non-exclusive, sub-licensable license to CopyrightedSongs.com for any and all rights in the identifications, descriptions, or other metadata provided by you or created through our services in connection to your submitted songs. CopyrightedSongs.com reserves the right to rent, sell, or otherwise share this metadata with other entities at its discretion. Please notice that this metadata permission has no relation to your rights as an author. All your artistic work remains copyrighted to you with no modifications of any kind made by this permission.

Links

This website contains permanent and temporary links to other sites. We encourage our members and visitors to be aware that when they leave our site they read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. Once this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected and tracked by CopyrightedSongs.com, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites, even if linked to ours.

Privacy of Others

When submitting songs to CopyrightedSongs.com you are required to indicate if you are the only author of that song or if there are any co-author(s). If there is any number of co-authors you must be aware that you need their consent to this Privacy Policy before submitting the song and their information. You are, therefore, the only person responsible for submitting co-authors names, and other information, for any controversy that may arise from that act or omission. In the same way, you can add information you type, and in case such information reveals names and information of others, you need their authorization as well.

Correcting and Updating Personal Information

CopyrightedSongs.com provides a way for members to correct or update their personal information whenever necessary by logging in and accessing the “Personal Data” section on the website. Every time you upload a song to the website you need to first make sure it is correct and updated.

Removing Personal Information, Songs and Content

CopyrightedSongs.com provides an automatic way for you to remove any of the songs you uploaded from being displayed on the website. Although you can do it at any time you must consider it may take some time for our system to process your request and update our website. If it takes too long (like an hour for example) please verify your browser’s configuration or allow us to overcome any eventual technical difficulty.

If you wish CopyrightedSongs.com to completely remove all your personal data, and all the information about your submitted songs from our database all at once, you can do such request by terminating your membership by sending a message to cancel@copyrightedsongs.com. Further information will be provided for you to complete your membership termination. Please be aware that CopyrightedSongs.com may need to retain some data you requested removed in conformity to law, resolving disputes, troubleshoot problems and to enforce the agreement. Also please be aware that such requests are not automatically performed, either by the reasons just explained above and also by system backups, so your information is never instantaneously deleted.

HOW CopyrightedSongs.com USES INFORMATION

CopyrightedSongs.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we may use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We may send out newsletters to members on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. CopyrightedSongs.com never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners. All members can unsubscribe to such newsletters and special editions, but CopyrightedSongs.com remains able to send e-mail to members if the subject appears to be (on the understanding of CopyrightedSongs.com) of obvious interest or necessary for the accomplishment of the services contracted.

We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

CopyrightedSongs.com attempts to track the exact number of visitors’ hits to each song on its website and reports it only to their respective authors. Those hits are not correlated with information about individual users.

CopyrightedSongs.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

CopyrightedSongs.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service at low cost. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

CopyrightedSongs.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall, password protection systems and may use SSL data encryption. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which alleviate the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

NO WARRANTIES

Due to legal and technical limitations, CopyrightedSongs.com does not guarantee that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed. CopyrightedSongs.com may disclose information to governmental authorities or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. CopyrightedSongs.com will disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials. CopyrightedSongs.com may also disclose your personal information if, in its sole understanding, believes necessary or prudent, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose CopyrightedSongs.com to legal liability.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by CopyrightedSongs.com. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post on this page the updated version, so when you are using our services you are can be always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. In the event that any changes of our Privacy Policy affects how we intend to use personal and song information you will be informed though electronic mail. In case you disagree with those changes you will have the chance to state so and CopyrightedSongs.com will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.