- Notice Version: 1.01, Updated February 17th, 2022
Thank you for visiting guitarchalk.com, hereinafter known as “us” or “we” or “our site” or “the site”.
For the purposes of this policy, guitarchalk.com and Guitar Chalk Media LLC should be considered the same entity.
To better protect your privacy we provide this notice to explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on every page of our site.
When you browse our web site, you do so anonymously. We may log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our web site you visit and how long you spend there. However, we will not link your IP address to any personal information
What information do we collect?
We only collect two types of information automatically: Cookies and IP address, partially via Google analytics. All other information provided to us must be done voluntarily.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you connect to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile known as traffic data so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Guitar Chalk uses a Google Analytics tracking code which enables us to view data as it is tracked by Google, covering any page under the guitarchalk.com domain. We do not use this data for any purposes aside from measuring our own traffic metrics and website usage.
Thus, information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
Opting into our Newsletter
We collect additional information (aside from cookies and IP addresses) only when you sign up for our newsletter. That information is completely voluntary. Unless you actively opt into our mailing list, it is not available to us.
What data is collected?
Once you do opt into our newsletter, we have your email address on file for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. The "name" field is optional, though if you choose to fill it out, we have that information as well, associated with your email address. You can, of course, opt out at any time with an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email you receive from us.
Sharing or Selling Information
We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identifies a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone.
Who is collecting the data?
Your email address is never shared or sold. It is only know to us, MailerLite and Mail Chimp services.
Guitar Chalk is not responsible for Mail Chimp or MailerLite’s use of your email address.
What is the legal basis for processing the data?
Upon subscribing to our newsletter, you are giving your voluntary consent (assumes legitimate interest) to receive emails from us about the content we publish.
What are my rights as the subject?
Among other rights under GDPR, you have the right to be forgotten, to correct the data you submitted or to object to the use of your data and to rescind your consent. The easiest way to do this is by unsubscribing from our newsletter or by emailing us and asking to be removed.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in-compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age. We ask that all persons under the age of 13 browse our site with the permission and supervision of a parent or legal guardian.
Links to outside sources are used to provide information to our readers and do not signify an endorsement or affiliation with the website, author or owner of the content thereof.
Once you leave Guitar Chalk’s domain, we are not responsible for your browsing experience, or your experience with any product or service of another company, individual or organization.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a "device") by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First-party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, "Tags") may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser's cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser's cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end-user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end-users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers, and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor's referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt-out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance's AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
Our Commitment To Data Security
Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Acquisition or Changes in Ownership
In the event that guitarchalk.com (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.
See content policy.
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