Our Privacy Policy

Last updated: 18 June 2020

At Vibez Music we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are also committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our website.

This Privacy Policy explains how we will process the data relating to you that you provide to us (or that we may collect) when you visit our website at www.vibezmusic.org.

Introduction and General Terms

The Website is powered by Wix and operated by Vibez Music.

As the data controller, we decide the purpose and means for the processing of the personal data that you provide via our Website. We will comply with all applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Email: ross.mondon@ntlworld.com

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it contains important information about the following:

  • What information Vibez Music may collect about you

  • How Vibez Music will use the information we collect about you

  • Whether Vibez Music will disclose your details to anyone else

  • Your choices and rights regarding the personal information we hold about you

This Privacy Policy forms a part of and should be read alongside our Website Terms and Conditions.

We will only collect, store, access, transfer and use your information as described.

Please be aware as Vibez Music, we pay a service for Wix, which means we don't have access to certain aspects such as essential cookies - which can't be disabled.

 

Also if you view just our website and not use any forms, we are not taking any personal information data. If you want to visit more about Wix's Privacy Policy please visit here https://www.wix.com/about/privacy

What is Personal Data?

Personal data means any information relating to you, provided that you can be identified or are identifiable (directly or indirectly) with such information. For example, personal data includes your name, address, phone or mobile number as well as your e-mail address.

Information we may collect about you

We collect and process the following information which may include your personal data.

Information provided by you when visiting the website or when using any of our online services (Submitted Information).

We may ask you for, or you may submit, personal and non-personal information to us through the online service whenever you contact us (such as our Contact Us webpage’s online form or subscription).

This may include:

  • Your first and last name

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • Your free text brief description or other information that you may voluntarily provide

If you volunteer such information, you will be consenting to our processing it for the purpose explained to you when you supply it.

We use the information collected primarily to process the task for which you visited the website. Data collected in the UK is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act. All precautions are taken to prevent unauthorised access to this information.

How you use our Services (Analytics) – The Website

Our website uses cookies provided by Wix and other mechanisms to collect log and analytical information, to help analyse how visitors use the site and to compile statistical reports on website activity. To find out more about the use of cookies, please visit the All About Cookies website at www.allboutcookies.org/ or https://www.learn-about-cookies.com/.

Your internet browser has the built-in facility for storing small files – “cookies” – that hold information which allows a website to recognise your account. Our website takes advantage of this facility to enhance the experience. You have the ability to prevent your computer from accepting cookies but, if you do, certain functionality on the website may be impaired.

Our website also uses website analytics, including Google Analytics and Visitor Analytics, to evaluate and improve our website, personalise your experience and offer the best accessible service possible to all of our customers.

To find out more about Google Analytics and to learn how to opt-out, please visit:

When you visit our Website these analytics service providers may collect the following data, which will almost always be anonymised and aggregated before reporting back to us:

  • Number of visitors to our website

  • Pages visited while at the website and time spent per page

  • Page interaction information, such as scrolling, clicks and browsing methods

  • Page response times

  • Other technical information relating to the end-user devices, such as an IP address.
     

We process this information, so we get a better understanding of how visitors use our website and to compile reports regarding that activity. This processing is crucial to the running of our online business. This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you.

Social Media

We use a number of social plug-ins on Vibez – they are small extension modules used by different social networks that allow you to inform other users in the social network that you are on Vibez. Please note that we have only limited control over the data transmitted by these social plugins.

Please read the following information to learn how they work:

When you visit Vibez that contains a social plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of the social network. The social network is informed about the site that you are currently visiting, and the social network stores this information in accordance with its privacy policy.

 

The social network may also log your browser history or further information. If you interact with the social plugin while you are logged onto the related social network, this information may be matched to your profile and shown on other sites of the internet. If you do not wish the social network to collect data on you through Vibez, it may be helpful to log off from the social network before you visit. For further information about the purpose and extent of the data collection and further use of your data by the social network, as well as your profile setting options to protect your privacy, please view the data privacy notices of the social networks.

We also use a range of social media to advertise our brand – data collected by these social media may also be anonymised and used in aggregate to help improve the quality and effectiveness of our websites and social branding.

In addition, personal information which you provide through our social media, will not be shared with other third-party content. The only information which will be shared is anonymised data such as interaction, engagement and clicks from that social media post.

You can limit the kind of tracking and profiling that social media undertakes by going to their specific account settings.

How we use the information we collect about you

We will use any information that we collect about you, including any personal data, for the purposes described to you at the time that we collect such information and for the following purposes:

Submitted information

  • To help us identify you when you choose to contact us

  • To respond to any enquiries that you may send to us

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of Vibez when you choose to do so.

  • To send you information about music artists, films and other services featured on our website, including updates about upcoming releases or concerts, where you have signed up for one of our newsletters.

  • To notify you about changes to Vibez.

Analytics

  • To help us improve our website and the online services to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.

  • To understand how and how often, users visit and interact with our website

  • To find out statistical information about the use of the site

  • To monitor the technical operation of our website (e.g. response times, downloading/uploading errors

  • To compile reports regarding visitor activity (for example, your IP address is used to approximate the country from which you access our sire, and we aggregate this information together so we can see from what regions or countries most of the visitors to our site originate

This analysis is important to the running of our online website and therefore undertake such monitoring in the pursuit of our legitimate interest in improving our website and to provide a better service.

Content information

  • Allow you to participate and comment in interactive pieces

  • Allow you to share your own reviews and other user content

  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users.

 

Why we Collect Information About You

To provide our online services to you as applicable, we will use information about you for delivering our online services to you under the website Terms and Conditions agreed between us, as well as:

  • Responding to your enquiries

  • Contacting you about matters requiring your attention.

The process of these features (submitted information, content information and analytics) is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests of providing core business activities such as online music news, reviews, upcoming events, interviews and making these services available to you. It enables the site to function properly so that you have the best experience when visiting the website.

Marketing

We use various forms of marketing to provide you with promotional materials about Vibez Music services.

Direct Marketing: We might send you marketing emails such as newsletters (which is created through our services and Wix) about new content such as the latest interview and review. We might also send information about what changes we make to the website or anything exciting which will be happening.

At the moment Vibez Music doesn’t feature any products or services by a third-party supplier. This means we won’t send any marketing emails out to our visitors.

We use Amazon Associate and Google AdSense but following the guidelines, we don’t send out marketing emails to our customers linking back to them. We use those programs to earn a slight commission to carry on creating this website.

Target Marketing: Due to Wix cookies, we have no control in targeted content and ads to our customers. However, as we use Google services such as Adsense they do match ads to our content or visitors site views etc. For more information visit https://www.google.co.uk/adsense/start/

Purchasing

At the moment Vibez Music doesn’t provide any services such as a subscription fee, sales for concerts or event. This means we don’t have any access to your payment details or financial information.

If you choose to make a purchase through Amazon or Google Ads (provided on our site), it will redirect you to the relevant third-party payment service provider website to enable that purchase.

When you opt to make a purchase via those services above (or any third-party payment services providers that they use), we will not share any personal information with them, nor will we receive any of the financial information that you provide to them.

Account

If you create an account through Vibez Music, you will be giving us specific personal data which you agreed to when signing up or accepting an invitation. You can change certain settings on your Account Profile. That personal data will not be shared with any other third party and will only be used to contact you for certain updates. 

Please be aware if you subscribe - you won't be making an account with us. If you want to delete your subscription you can opt-out via the unsubscribe link on email communications or let us know by contacting us. 

At the moment we only accept people who want to be contributors to create an account with us, please make us aware if so by contacting us privately or signing up. 

Data Sharing, Data Storage, Security and International Data Transfers

Wix can store our ‘site-visitors’ data in a number of locations. The personal information may be stored in data centres located in the United States of America, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan and Israel. They may use other jurisdiction as necessary for the proper delivery of our services and/or may be required by law.

Wix is a global company that respects the laws of the jurisdictions it operates within. The processing of the User Customer Data may take place within the territory of the European Union, Israel or a third country, territory, or one or more specified sectors within that third-party country, of which, the European Commission has decided that it ensures an adequate level of protection (transfer on the basis of an adequacy decision).

The security of sensitive data is of extreme importance to Wix and Vibez Music and we are 100% committed to data protection. See all the security certifications and https://support.wix.com/en/article/security-of-wixs-sign-up-services-and-user-informationreceived by Wix.com.

For further information about Wix’s Privacy Policy and Data Processing then please click on either link https://www.wix.com/about/privacy-dpa-users and https://www.wix.com/about/privacy.

We also do not disclose any personal information obtained about you from this website to third parties unless you permit us to do. We may also use the information to keep in contact with you and inform you of developments associated with us.

We may from time to time provide information of a general nature to third parties – for example, the number of individuals visiting our website or completing a registration form, but we will not use any information that could identify those individuals. We may work with third parties for the purpose of delivering targeted behavioural advertising to our websites. Through the use of cookies, anonymous information about your use of our website and other websites will be used to provide more relevant adverts about goods and services interest to you. For more information about this please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/opt-out.

Consumer Control and opt-out options

If you do not wish to receive any marketing material from us or third parties, then you can opt-out by clicking on the unsubscribe link in those email communications. Alternatively, you can contact us and let us know that you no longer wish to receive material from us, we will then request for your information to be deleted and you will be removed from our database.

If you opt-out from not wanting an account on our website, you will have to delete via your profile. Please let us know as well so we can request to delete your data of our database. If you only want to opt-out from receiving emails but wanting to keep your account, then you can unsubscribe link in those email communications or unsubscribe button in settings.

 

Advertisements and Ad Serving Technology

We also use third party advertisements on Vibez Music to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and Google Adsense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site. This is used for geotargeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

Once again you can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.

Please note that these contents are provided by these third parties and not Vibez Music and although we take commercially reasonable steps to instruct such advertising companies to comply with our Privacy Policy, we do not have access to or control of third party technologies.

Below is an expansion on those programs which we use:

Affiliate links/associations:

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This means if someone clicks on the affiliate link on our site, the link puts a cookie on their browser to their clicks. This means we will be seeing data such as, how many clicks, fees and bounties, as it allows us to see how much we are earning from these ads. All data we receive is anonymised and aggregated and we don’t share any personal data to the program.

Google Advertising cookies – Google Adsense

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads that it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to our website and other websites.

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the internet.

Users may opt-out of personalised advertising by visiting https://adssettings.google.co.uk/authenticated  or aboutads.info

The DoubleClick cookie – is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as website displaying Adsense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks.

Through this program we are being paid by commission, this means we can carry on what we do and allow readers to enjoy our content.

Your rights in relation to personal data which we process relating to you

You have the following rights over the way we process personal data relating to you, as set out in the table below. We aim to comply without undue delay.

To make a request, please contact us at ross.mondon@ntlworld.com

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We will use reasonable efforts to the extent required by law to supply, correct or delete personal information held about you on our files.

You can ask us to restrict or stop processing or to delete your personal data if:

  • You consented to Vibez Music processing the personal data and have withdrawn that consent.

  • Vibez Music no longer needs to process personal data for the reason it was collected.

  • Vibez Music is processing that personal data because it is in the public interest or it is in order to pursue a legitimate interest of Vibez Music, you don’t agree with that processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest for us to continue processing it.

  • The data was unlawfully processed

  • You need the personal data to be deleted in order to comply with a legal obligation

  • The personal data is processed in relation to the offer of a service to a child.

To obtain this information or make a complaint please contact us or submit a complaint to a Data Protection Supervisory Authority. In the UK, the relevant supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office and you may contact them at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Data Retention

In accordance with data protection laws and good commercial practise, we do not retain data in a form that permits identification of the person(s) to whom it relates for any longer than is necessary. Once the purpose for which information has been collected has been fulfilled, we will either permanently delete your personal information or remove all identifiers within it so that it is no longer personal data. Remember we use such anonymised data for research and/or business analysis purposes.

If you would like us to stop using your personal information, please get in contact.

Children

We do not knowingly use the website to solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13.

If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her children have provided us with information or may be receiving communications from us or interacting with us without consent, we ask that this be bought to immediate effect. We will make it our priority to address information and delete all data relating to a child. In such an event, please contact ross.mondon@ntlworld.com

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any changes to this policy by posting the new version on our website. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy webpage regularly for any changes.

Our privacy policy applies only to our website, if you want to find more about other privacy policies on services we use, you should be able to access them on their site.

Contact Us

Questions, comments and request in relation to this Privacy Policy are welcome and should be addressed to ross.mondon@ntlworld.com

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