UPDATE: Feb. 14, 2024:
This website no longer uses GOOGLE ANAYTICS, or any other external IP-based analytics service.
Who we are:
Our website address is: https://readpianomusicnow.com.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page (optional), we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in (optional), we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Who we share your data with (answer: only with PayPal if you make a purchase, and only your email address, so you can receive your product link):
ONLY if you make a purchase on our Sheet Music Store (here, on site):
The email address that you provide (so that you can receive your PDF download link) is shared with our payment processing service, PayPal. PayPal needs this information to facilitate your transaction. PayPal does not share your email address with any third party. Aside from PayPal, your email address–for example, if you contact us, and you need a reply– will never be shared with any third party, at any time, for any reason!
How long we retain your data:
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
SOME CLARIFICATIONS (as of February 14, 2024):
2. Data Collection and Usage
a. Personal Data
We collect personal data when you interact with our website. This may include:
- Contact Information: Name (optional), email address (only when 1. Purchasing sheet music, and/or 2. When requesting a response from us, via our CONTACT KENT page.
- Usage Data: (This entry no longer applies to our site): IP address, browser type, device information, pages visited, and referral sources. This is solely for our use in analyzing visitor trends, and is never shared with any third party.
b. Purpose of Data Processing
We process personal data for the following purposes:
- Providing any services and information requested by you.
- Improving our website’s functionality and user experience.
- Complying with legal obligations.
c. Legal Basis
Our legal basis for processing personal data is either your consent or our legitimate interests.
a. What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your device. They help us analyze website traffic (no longer applies to this site), personalize content (we don’t do this), and improve user experience.
b. Types of Cookies
- Analytics Cookies: WE NO LONGER USE Google Analytics to collect anonymous data about user behavior. Refer to our Google Analytics Compliance section below.
- Functional Cookies: These enhance user experience by remembering preferences.
- Marketing Cookies: Used for personalized ads. (WE DO NOT USE MARKETING COOKIES!).
c. Your Consent
4. Google Analytics Compliance
UPDATE February 20, 2024: This website no longer uses Google Analytics (a service of Google, used by website owners (but not us), to analyze incoming traffic trends.
Therefore, the information below about Google Analytics does NOT apply to this website (readpianomusicnow.com). It is OBSOLETE, kept here for reference only:
a. Data Transfer Concerns (N/A on this website – obsolete)
Recent EU rulings emphasize the need for organizations to understand data flows. Google Analytics transfers data from the EU to the US, potentially putting organizations at risk of GDPR fines.
b. Austrian Ruling on Google Analytics (N/A on this website – obsolete).
The Austrian DPA ruled that data transfers to Google Analytics in the US breach GDPR requirements. Organizations must assess their use of Google Analytics and consider alternative solutions.
c. DMCA Compliance (copyright info):
If you believe any content on our site infringes your copyright, follow our DMCA process outlined below:
- Notification: Send a written notice to our designated agent (details provided below).
- Counter-Notification: Alleged infringers can submit a counter-notification.
- Resolution: We promptly address valid DMCA notices.
5. Contact Information
For privacy-related inquiries or DMCA notices, please contact our designated agent:
- Name: Kent D. Smith
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: 16726 Lassen St, Fountain Valley, CA.