At Make Hit Music, we care deeply about privacy. We believe in transparency, and we’re committed to being upfront about our privacy practices, including how we treat your personal information. We know you care about your privacy too, so we provide settings that allow you to control how certain information is used by Make Hit Music. This policy explains our privacy practices for Makehitmusic.com (the “Site”), Make Hit Music’s mobile applications (the “Apps”) and services provided by Web Media One, Inc. the parent company of Make Hit Music (collectively, “MHM”).
Information Collected or Received
To use our platform, you will need to provide us with a valid email address and you may be able to choose a username. Depending on the services you choose, we may collect additional information, for example: billing or payment information, a telephone number, and a physical address.
Your username is publicly displayed and connected to your MHM activity. Other people may see the date you joined; ratings, reviews and related photos for items you purchased or sold; your profile information; items you listed for sale; your shop pages and policies; your favorites, followers and those you follow; sold item listings and the number of items sold; and comments you post in our community spaces. You may optionally choose to provide and publicly display your full name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, and location).
You may connect to MHM with an external application, in which case MHM may receive information from that other service, as explained below.
We use technologies such as cookies, clear gifs, log files, and flash cookies for several purposes, including to help understand how you interact with our site and services, in order to provide a better experience.
Uses and Sharing
We use the information that we gather from you users in a number of ways. For example, if you purchase an item, we’ll share your shipping or email information with the seller; we could use your forum suggestions to improve our services; we use data analytics for targeted online and offline marketing; and of course, we use your email address to communicate with you. We also partner with service providers and other third parties that collect, use, and analyze information about MHM members and visitors.
Information Collected or Received
As a MHM member you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and you may be able to choose a username or alias that represents your identity on MHM.
Depending on which services you choose to use, MHM may require additional information to provide the service, such as a store name, billing and payment information (including billing address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address. As an MHM seller, MHM may require information such as your social security number, identification ID or tax ID, date of birth, bank account information, credit card information and/or other proof of identification in order to verify your identity and provide this service to you and to comply with applicable law. We may store credit card information and use it for both billing and payment purposes. MHM may contact individual shop owners to confidentially request more information about their shops or items listed on the Site, or to ensure compliance with our rules and applicable law. Certain products or services on MHM may require you to complete an application; information you submit through the application processes will not be displayed publicly and will only be used internally by MHM, unless otherwise specified.
You may optionally choose to provide and publicly display your full name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location) in connection with your account and activity. If you do not want this additional information displayed publicly, you can remove it through your profile page.
Your username, MHM ID or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your MHM activity. Other people may see the date you joined, reviews, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale, shop pages, sold item listings, and comments in community spaces.
MHM automatically receives and records information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Apps, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the Site or on the Apps. This information helps us to prevent fraud and keep the Site and Apps secure, analyze and understand how the Site and the Apps work for members and visitors, and provide a more personalized experience for members and visitors. For more information about online tracking tools (including flash cookies) and how we use them, see our “Information Sharing & Disclosure” section below.
When you use the Apps, you may choose to share your geo-location details with MHM in order to use our location-based services. You may also enable the Apps to access your mobile device’s camera to upload photographs to MHM.
Some members or visitors may connect to MHM or register an MHM account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using the MHM application programming interface (API). MHM may receive data from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your MHM account to third-party applications or services is optional, and when you connect your account to an external app, you will be granting MHM permission to receive information from the third-party applications. You can also choose to share some of your activity on MHM on certain social media networks which are connected to your MHM account.
MHM may receive or obtain information (for example: an email address) about a person who is not yet a registered MHM member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain MHM features, such as when a non-member subscribes to an MHM newsletter, a member invites a non-member to visit the Site, a member uploads non-member information using the contact uploader feature, a non-member engages in a transaction, or a member sends a gift card code to a non-member. Non-member information is used only for the purposes disclosed when it was submitted to MHM. A non-member can contact MHM Support if they do not want MHM to retain their information.
Choice & Control
We know that members of our community value having control over their own information, and therefore MHM gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choice over how we contact you.
You may change or correct your MHM account information (except your username) on the Site. You may also remove certain optional information on the Site that you no longer wish to be publicly visible on the Site, such as your full name.
For various reasons, MHM may send you messages about our services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members (such as transactional messages or legal notices). Other messages are not required, (such as newsletters), of which you can opt out of at anytime by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of each email. Learn more in the “Messages from MHM” section of this policy.
If you have chosen to connect your account to an external, third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using the MHM API, you can change your settings and remove permission for the app by changing your account settings.
If you no longer wish to use MHM’s services or receive service-related messages, then you may close your account. To close your account send an email request to MHM Support.
Messages from MHM
On occasion, MHM will contact you. Primarily, these messages are delivered by email or by push notifications, and every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. MHM may contact you by telephone to provide member support or for transaction related purposes if you give us permission to call you. Additionally, MHM may send you an SMS message or physical mail in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information about products and features you may find of interest.
Some messages from MHM are service-related and required for members. Examples of service-related messages include an email address confirmation/welcome email when you register your account, notification of an order, and correspondence with MHM’s support team. You may not opt out of receiving service-related messages from MHM, unless you close your account.
MHM may also send you messages related to certain features or your activity on the Site or Apps. MHM may send you news or updates about changes to our Site, Apps, or services. From time to time, we may develop new types of messages and share them with you to inform you about our services. Primarily, members will receive these messages via email or push notifications through the Apps, but you may choose to opt out of receiving different types of messages by clicking or tapping ‘unsubscribe’ in the footer of such emails.
MHM offers optional email newsletters. When you register for an account, or choose to subscribe to a newsletter, you will receive newsletters from us. Newsletters are available to both members and non-members. Members may subscribe or unsubscribe from optional newsletters by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails. Non-members may subscribe by providing an email address, which will only be used by MHM for these newsletters. Non-members may unsubscribe from newsletters by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails.
MHM is both a marketplace and a community. We offer several features that allow members to connect and communicate. Please use common sense and good judgment when sharing your personal information with others on MHM. Be aware that any personal information you share can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. MHM generally does not remove content from the community, and your posts may remain public after your account is closed. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to post on MHM.
Another MHM member may follow your public activity on MHM to receive updates, such as when you create a new product or add products to your public Favorites.
Information Uses, Sharing & Disclosure
We respect your privacy. MHM will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in this policy. We generally use the information to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, for targeted online and offline marketing, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.
MHM limits access to your personal information by MHM personnel to those whom we believe reasonably need that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
Regardless of what country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize MHM to use your information in the United States, and any other country where MHM operates. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain jurisdictions may differ from those applying in the country in which you reside.
Please review our Requests for Information Policy to learn more about how MHM responds to requests for records or information about members of MHM’s community. We also may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity in accordance with our Intellectual Property Policy. In such events, MHM may disclose a name, address, country, phone number, email address and company name.
MHM is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may offer promotions (including email promotions) or sell items or services to you through MHM’s services. MHM may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. When an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information related to the transaction to facilitate the transaction.
MHM may share demographic information with business partners, but it will always be aggregated and anonymized, so personally-identifiable information is not revealed.
MHM may engage third party companies and individuals (such as payment processors, research companies, analytics and security providers) to help provide our services. These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to MHM not to disclose or use your information for other purposes.
We can only speak for ourselves; this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that MHM does not own or control, or individuals that MHM does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others, different practices may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. MHM does not control the privacy policies of third parties, including other MHM members. MHM is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of MHM members or other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the MHM Site or Apps. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your MHM account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure, such as by signing out after using our services.
MHM encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) using secure socket layer technology (SSL). MHM follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once MHM receives it. Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
MHM will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, for as long as your account is active, or as needed to provide you services. If you no longer want MHM to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account. MHM will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
You may inform us of any changes or requests regarding your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection law, we may update or delete your personal data accordingly.
We may update this policy from time to time. If we believe that the changes are material, we’ll definitely let you know by doing one (or more) of the following: (1) posting the changes on the Site and Apps, (2) sending you an email or message about the changes, or (3) posting an update in the version notes on the Apps’ platform. That way you can decide whether you want to continue using the Site or Apps. Changes will be effective upon the posting of the changes. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any changes. Your use of the Site or App following the changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy.
If you have questions or suggestions about personal information you can contact MHM’s Support team by sending an email to legal (at) makehitmusic.com, or by writing to us at one of the following address:
Web Media One, Inc.
P.O. Box 1613
Burlington, NJ 08016, USA,
Last updated August 17th, 2016