Your privacy is important to us. None of us at HSM would want our own personal information used in ways we didn't agree to or know about. So here are the rules we live by:
HSM will not sell your information to anyone.
HSM will not share your information with our partners unless they also agree not to sell or give it away.
HSM will always use secure methods when handling your sensitive information.
Why does HSM collect private information?
We need your information in order to provide you our services, pay you, get your music out to our partners, answer questions you may have, keep track of all the things happening with your account, provide customer support, collect fees, provide new opportunities, contact you in case of incomplete information, deliver new products and updates and deliver a high quality experience.
What information does HSM collect?
Depending what services or products you would like, we'll need basic information that might consist of all or part of the following: your name, address, email address, contact phone numbers, credit card information, names of your song(s), name(s) of your Album(s), year that your recordings were made, name of the person, group or entity that owns and controls the rights to each song, Album or artwork delivered to HSM, credit/charge card information to collect from you various fees and charges for services and bank account or PayPal account information for deposits of money owed to you from the sale of your music.
From time to time we might also present you with a voluntary survey or questionnaire about our current or possible future services or products. In addition, we might ask for information that will help remind you of your personal user name or password in the event you request retrieval or your user name and/or password.
HSM may also set up a system that allows you to purchase and/or send gift certificates or links to Album(s), songs or other HSM products or other information to any HSM member or to family members, friends or colleagues. To fulfill your request, HSM may require personal information about the person to whom you are sending the product or service, such as their name, physical address, email address, etc. The personal information you provide about that person is used only for the purpose for which it is collected. Neither HSM nor its partners with whom we share that data will use the information collected to market directly to that person.
HSM might also keep track of how certain Album(s) and/or songs are selling at different digital stores, like iTunes, for HSM ranking charts and inclusion in our newsletter or other areas of our website.
If you use a bulletin board or chat room within HSM, you should be aware that any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. HSM is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. In addition, HSM may choose to monitor postings on these forums to assure users are complying with HSM terms of service.
Does HSM disclose your information to anyone?
It is also possible that with improvements on existing services or with the addition of new services it may be to your advantage for HSM to make specific personal information about you available to companies that HSM has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for HSM, so they can provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, extend credit, fulfill customer orders, deliver products to you, manage and enhance customer data, provide customer service, assess your interest in our products and services or conduct customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies must also protect your personal information in accordance with HSM's policies. Without such information being made available, it would be difficult for you to sell your music, upload your songs, upload your Album art, purchase products, have products delivered to you, receive customer service, provide us feedback to improve our products and services, or access certain services, offers and content on the HSM website.
Your personal information might also be released to specific entities, if HSM is required by law or litigation to disclose it. In the very unlikely event we determine it's necessary for national security, law enforcement or other issues of public importance, HSM may disclosure your personal information as necessary. In the event that HSM receives notification that any content that you have uploaded using the HSM services infringes on the rights of a third party claimant, HSM reserves the right to disclose your contact information to such third-party claimant, in HSM's sole discretion.
How does HSM protect your personal informaiton?
HSM will take administrative, technical, physical measures and more to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft or misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Although there will always be people attempting to steal information, we follow the industry accepted security standards designed to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access, disclosure and use of your personal information. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption for credit card, ACH and other bank transactions. Due to this level of security, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while in transit over the Internet. HSM has used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your personally identifiable information.
Finally, you will be given complete discretion to create a user name and password that only you know. To further protect your information, you should consider changing your password often and only using a browser that supports SSL encryption.
Accuracy of your information
HSM works hard to keep your information safe, accurate, complete and as current as possible. If you choose, you can help us keep your personal information accurate by checking from time to time and updating whenever is appropriate.
IP Addresses, "Cookies" and other variables
You can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is enabled, allowing you the opportunity to reject or "disable" the cookie. However, it is possible that some portion or functions of HSMENT's or its participating partners' websites may not work as well or at all if you disable your cookies.
Many Web sites gather certain information automatically and store it in log files, including things like your internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. HSM may also enable this technology for use in ways that are commonly accepted within the on-line community.
Message Boards, Chat Rooms and Instant Messaging
In the event HSM launches community-based services such as message boards, blogs, instant messaging and other similar services, you are solely responsible for any content you post there, including, but not limited to, any personal information you choose to reveal in these public forums. In using any of these services, you agree that you will not use the services for any purpose that is unlawful or in violation of our Terms and Conditions.
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