is the Essential Records ("Company", "we" or "us") Web Site (the "Site").
We respect the privacy rights of all visitors to our Site ("Visitors").
of what information we may collect on the Site, how we collect such
information, how we intend to use the information, and how we intend
to keep the information secure. We respect the concern of parents and
guardians regarding their children's visits to and use of our site,
and has special privacy rules for children under 13. Use of the Site
and the activities and services available on and though the Site (collectively,
the "Services") is governed by the Terms and Conditions of Use [link].
Welcome to our Web Site! As you will see, there are many fun and exciting
activities available on our Site, such as games, personalized e-mails,
special information about us and our artists, [weekly/monthly] newsletters,
and great offers from other companies that we think might interest you.
In order to participate in some of these activities, you may be asked
to provide your e-mail address or create a screen name and password.
When you create a screen name, we suggest that you not use your real
name. Try to think of something special and different to use for your
screen name and secret password. If you are asked to provide your e-mail
address or other personal information, you will be told what we will
do with this information, and whether you need to first get you parent's
permission. If you send us a question or comment about us, our Site,
or a specific artist, we will only use your e-mail address to respond
back to you. Once we respond to you, we will delete your e-mail address
from our files unless we have your parent or guardian's permission.
If you send a post card to another person through the Site, only the
person who you sent the post card to will know your e-mail address and
the message you send. We will not keep this information in our files
unless we have your parent or guardian's permission. Be sure you know
who you are sending your post cards to. If you are ever unsure about
using this Site or any other Web Site, be sure to check with your parent
It is important for you to talk with your child about using the Internet
safely. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when talking to your
kids about the Internet:
· Remind your child to never give out their full name, address, or phone
number without your permission.
· Tell your child that if they receive something that they are not sure
about, to let you know.
· Impress upon your child the importance of never engaging others in
a communication that would put them at risk, such as agreeing to meet
someone they've been "chatting" with, but never met.
Children Under 13
1. Personally Identifiable Information. In order for a child to participate
in certain Services on or through the Site, we require that children
under the age of 13 get permission from a parent or guardian before
submitting any personally-identifiable information about themselves.
We consider the following information to be personally-identifiable:
a first and last name; a home or other physical address including a
street name and name of city or town; an e-mail address; a telephone
number; and any other personal information that would allow a child
to be contacted in person or online. With certain exceptions, this information
can only be submitted to the Site with the permission of a parent or
2. Information Collected. Some Services on the Site require visitors
to submit some or all of the personally-identifiable information listed
above. For example, visitors may be required to provide personally-identifiable
information when registering for a specific service on the Site, to
participate in a contest, receive information from us or other companies
that provide special offers to our visitors, or to assist promotional
efforts. We will only use this information to comply with the purpose
for which the personally identifiable information was requested, and
any other purpose that is disclosed at the time the information is requested.
Before a child under 13 may participate in certain Services on the Site,
such as allowing us to share their information with companies that we
think are able to offer our under 13 Visitors quality products and services,
or allowing the child to participate in a chat room or a bulletin board,
we will first seek the permission of the child's parent or guardian.
We will do this by requesting that the child provide an e-mail or physical
address for his/her parent or guardian, and sending a notice to that
person seeking permission to allow the child to participate in the stated
activities. If no response is received by us, the child may not participate
in those activities. For other activities, such as complying with a
child's request to receive a newsletter, we will comply with the request,
but also ask for a parent or guardian's e-mail or physical address,
so that we can notify the parent or guardian that we are sending the
newsletter and provide an opportunity for the parent or guardian to
stop future newsletters.
Certain contests and sweepstakes on the Site simply ask a visitor to
submit an e-mail address in order to enter. If this is the case, the
e-mail address will only be used for the sole purpose of determining
a winner through a random drawing. All non-winner e-mail addresses will
be deleted and only the winner's e-mail address will be used to notify
that person that he/she has won. If the winner is under the age of 13,
before any prize is sent to the child, we will require the child to
provide us with his/her parent or guardian's e-mail or physical address
so that we may seek that person's consent to send the child the prize.
Please note that we will never collect more information than is reasonably
necessary to allow a child to participate in a particular service or
promotion on the Site.
3. Parental Requests for Information. If a child has provided any personal
information to the Site, his or her parent or guardian may request a
description of what personal information has been collected from that
child, the specific information collected about the child, and either
limit or restrict any further maintenance or use of the child's information.
Also, a parent may decline to allow any future collection of information
from that child.
Teenagers are encouraged to check with their parents or guardians before
submitting any personally-identifiable information to this Site or any
other Web site.
Adults 18 and Older
1. Collected Information. When using the Site and Services, visitors
will have the option to provide certain personally identifiable information
and general, non-personal demographic information (e.g., occupation,
hobbies, zip code, etc.). This information shall be maintained by us
and may be used to provide a Visitor with periodic marketing and promotional
notices by us. We may also make this information available to other
persons or entities whom we believe offers goods or services that may
interest that Visitor. This information may be shared with others for
the purpose of completing transactions arising from the Site or the
Services. A Visitor may elect to "opt-out" of certain uses of their
personal information as set forth below.
2. Surveys. We may conduct surveys in which we may ask Visitors to provide
certain personal information (e.g. email address) and demographic information
(e.g. zip code). We may use this information to, among other things,
improve the features, functionality, look and feel, and content of the
Site and Services, and may share this information with others in an
aggregate, non-personal form. Visitors are not required to participate
in any surveys and may opt-out of receiving any requests to participate
3. Chats, Newsgroups. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, information
entered or posted through or on the services or the Site, including
without limitation, open forums, general chat message boards, and news
groups, will be available to all Visitors of the Site and Services.
We may share the information submitted to these forums with others.
We encourage visitors to use discretion when using these Services. Please
refer to our Terms and Conditions of Use for our acceptable use policies
with regard to these Services.
1. IP Addresses. We collect IP addresses for the purpose of system administration
and to maintain and report aggregate Visitor information. An IP address
is a number that is automatically assigned to a Visitor's computer.
Web servers can automatically identify individual computers by their
such as a password or personal preferences, in order to facilitate and
enhance a Visitor's future activities on the Site or Services. We will
is unrelated to the Site and/or Services. Visitors may disallow or restrict
We may use a third party advertising service to display advertisements
on our Site. Sometimes these advertising services will utilize cookies
to display specific advertisements to Visitors based on, among other
things, their surfing habits. We do not have access to these cookies
nor do we know what information is contained in these cookies. As stated
above, you may restrict the placement of cookies on your computer through
controls available in your Web browser.
3. Links. The Site may include links to other Web sites (the "Linked
Sites"). We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content
of the Linked Sites and hereby expressly disclaims all responsibility
and liability which may arise therefrom.
4. Technical Information. Settings, technical and other information
concerning a Visitor's computer, such as an operating system, browser
version, connectivity, various communication parameters and other information
related to the operation and interaction of the Site and the Services
may be collected by us, subject to the provisions herein. This information
is collected solely in order to provide Visitors with, or access to,
the Site and the Services, and to evaluate such Visitor's use of the
Site. The collection of this information shall not include any personally
identifiable information about any individual Visitor.
5. Tracking Usage Patterns. We gather information and usage patterns
related to our Visitors' use of the Site and the Services, including
without limitation, real time tracking of other Web sites linked to
and from this Site, to better understand how our Visitors, as a group,
use the Site and Services, and the various features thereof, as well
as to help us provide personalized offerings, and to conduct market
research and other commercial activities.
6. Security. We strive to protect its Visitors' personal information
and privacy, however no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
to be 100% secure. Thus, although we will exercise great care to provide
secure transmissions of personal information, we cannot guarantee the
security of information disclosed online, and Visitors use the Site
at their own risk.
7. Consent to Processing. All Visitors of the Site and users of the
Services, including without limitation, Visitors in the European Union,
fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing
of their personal information in the United States.
8. Legal Disclosure. We shall, pursuant to valid legal process such
as a search warrant, subpoena or court order, allow access to all available
and relevant information in order to comply with such process and to
protect our rights and property. If warranted, we may also allow access
to this information in special emergencies where physical safety is
at risk. Visitors' IP addresses may also be traced by us and disclosed
for these purposes.
9. Opt-Out/Access. We provide Visitors the opportunity to opt-out of
permitting certain uses of their personal information at the time the
information is requested, through an e-mail sent to the Visitor, and
through the Site. To "opt-out" or modify any information previously
the Services, please:
1. Send email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Send certified/return receipt requested mail to the address listed
below and to the attention of
Personal Information Correction
741 Cool Springs Blvd.
Frnaklin, TN 37067
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