BlindTune™ Privacy Policy

Effective date: 10 November 2018

BlindTune™, LLC (www.blindtune.com, BlindTune App) is a U.S based firm, yet, extending it’s reach worldwide. We are a national and international "talent discovery platform", offered by the Technology-Smart Corporation, parent company of BlindTune™. Our services allow the user a platform to upload "Audio" content and expose that content therefore reaching a mass amount of consumers; some members have goals in reaching stardom, enlightening the public, utilizing the platform for communication purposes or simply enjoying the platform for a personal vault, in that, storing your audio content. Our platform includes a wide variety of abilities for the user to customize use, whereas members can utilize the platform to encourage and communicate information, members can gain exposure in support of their pursuit to meeting their discovery goals, members can develop consumer or personal following in creating clubs (in which audio transference is the basis of communication), members can utilize the platform to share daily recaps, a syllabus (content that is necessary and helpful for school, organizations, etc.), members can share their scriptural, vocal, spoken word composition and reach masses, members can store audio notes in a private capacity (without publishing their content), members can lead audio book clubs (delegating different content to different members of their clubs to upload certain parts of perspective content, hence communicating consistently and in whole); members are encouraged to challenge "the use" capability, whereas "sky’s the limit"; as long as it stays within the constraints of upload restrictions. BlindTune™ was designed to facilitate a common virtual network, allowing a platform of "audio" performers. BlindTune™ also utilizes a competitive component, whereas those members interested can showcase their talents, in competing for the top "Tuner" position. This component will allow followers to challenge celebrities or members alike. The BlindTune™ network is currently available in the Apple App store for IOS and Google Play for Androids (i) applications available to download on mobile, laptop and/or tablet devices ("Apps") and at our website www.blindtune.com ("Website") This Privacy Policy explains what personal data (as defined below) we collect through the Services, how we use and share that data, and your choices concerning our data practices. This Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms of Use, which are available at www.blindtune.com/terms/. By providing us with your personal data when using the Services, you consent to the processing of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the Services.

1. PERSONAL DATA THAT WE COLLECT

When you interact with our Website or Apps, we collect information that, alone or in combination with other information, could be used to identify you ("Personal Data").

Personal Data You Give Us. When you sign up for or use the Services, you voluntarily give us certain Personal Data, including your name, email address, username, date of birth, country of residency, city and state, as well as billing information. If you register for an account through your social media account (including Facebook and Google Sign-in), you may see which of your friends are using the Services. The information we get from these accounts depends on your settings and the privacy policies of the social media platforms, so please check those policies to understand the privacy practices of those platforms.

If you buy a BlindTune™ subscription, you will be asked to provide payment information (including payment card number, security code associated with the card, expiry date), to one or more of our payment service providers (please see "Sharing and Disclosure" section below).

When you use the Services, you may upload personal file content, furnish personal information within that content, as well as offer information within your interaction with fellow BlindTune™ members, which we will collect and store for use in connection with the Services.

BlindTune™ also collects information you choose to provide to us when you complete any "free text" boxes in our forms (for example, support request or survey submission). In addition, we may collect Personal Data disclosed by you on our comment boxes, forums, blogs and our other areas of the Services to which you can post information and materials.

BlindTune™ may also collect non-Personal Data, such as your time zone or language.

Automatically Collected Data: When you use the Services, the following information is created and automatically logged in our systems:
Log data: Information ("log data") that your browser automatically sends whenever you visit the Website, or that the Apps automatically send when you use them.
Log data includes your Internet Protocol ("IP") address (so we understand which country you are connecting from when you visit the App and Website), browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, and how you interacted with the Services.
Cookies: Information from cookies and other technologies stored on your device. Please see the "Cookies" section below to learn more about how we use cookies and other technologies.
Device information: Includes type of device you are using, operating system, settings, unique device identifiers, network information and other device-specific information. Information collected may depend on the type of device you use and its settings.
Usage Information: We collect information about how you use BlindTune’s™ Services, such as the types of content that you view or engage with (genre, gender, age, etc.), the features you use, the actions you take, the other users you interact with and the time, frequency and duration of your activities.

2. HOW WE USE DATA

BlindTune™ uses the data we collect, described above:

3. PRIVACY POLICY

If you ask us to delete your data or to be removed from our marketing lists, we are required as well as willing to immediately fulfil your request, we will keep basic data to identify you and prevent further unwanted processing.

We may anonymize, de-identify and/or aggregate the information that we collect and use such anonymized, de-identified and/or aggregated data for commercial, statistical and market research purposes, including sharing it with affiliates and business partners.

To conduct or assist research, and continue with efforts of development, as well as meeting the demand of our users, we may share the information we collect in anonymized and de-identified form with researchers who help us to improve the Service’s appeal strategy. We may also use such information to assist with efforts of providing sort after components.

Marketing. We will send you updates and information about our new products and   services, upcoming events or other promotions or news by email or push notification. Where required by law, we will only send you marketing information if you consent to us doing so at the time you provide us with your Personal Data. You may opt out of receiving such emails by following the instructions contained in each promotional email we send you or by updating your user settings. In addition, if at any time you do not wish to receive future marketing communications, please contact us at privacy@blindtune.com. We will continue to contact you via email regarding the provision of our Services and to respond to your requests. For information on your rights under the applicable United States ("U.S.") law, please see the "Rights under US Law" section below.

3. SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

Other users of the Services can hear/see the profile information you upload to the Services including username, uploaded audio content, and those individuals you are following.
We may share your Personal Data and other information with certain third parties in the following circumstances:
Vendors and Service Providers: To assist us in meeting business operations needs and to perform certain services and functions your Personal Data may be shared with third-party providers of hosting, email communication and customer support services, analytics, marketing, advertising (including Amazon Web Services and Google in the United States, both certified to the Privacy Shield). For more details on the third parties that may place cookies through the Website, please see the "Cookies" section below. Following our instructions, these parties may access, process or store Personal Data in the course of performing their duties for us.
Business Transfers: If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of all or a portion of our assets, or transition of a service to another provider, your Personal Data and other information may be transferred to a successor or affiliate as part of that transaction.
Legal Requirements: If required to do so by law, applicable regulation or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of BlindTune™, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the App, or the public, or (iv) protect BlindTune™ against legal liability we will do so in accordance to that requirement.

4. DATA RETENTION

BlindTune™ will keep your Personal Data for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, while we have a legitimate business need to do so, or as required by law (e.g. for tax, legal, accounting or other purposes), whichever is the longer.

5. UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

If you need to change or correct your Personal Data, or wish to have it deleted from our systems, you may contact us. We will address your request as required by applicable law. You are also able to update your Personal Data yourself from your user settings.

6. VIRGINIA PRIVACY DISCLOSURES

We may use cookies or other technologies on our Website or Apps that collect   information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites following your use of the Website or App. We may allow third party service providers and other third parties to do the same. We currently do not respond to "Do Not Track" (DNT

) signals and operate as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received.
If you would like to request information about third parties that collect Personal Data on our site for direct marketing purposes, please contact us.

7. RIGHTS UNDER U.S. LAW

Scope. This section provides information on your rights under U.S. law (for these purposes, reference to the U.S Laws for Internet and Security)
Data Controller. BlindTune™ is the data controller for your Personal Data. To find out our registered office, please see our Contact Us page.
Your Rights. Subject to U.S. law, you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data:

You may contact us to exercise your rights.

Legitimate Interest. "Legitimate interests" means our interests in conducting our business, managing and delivering the best Services to you. This Privacy Policy describes when we process your Personal Data for our legitimate interests, what these interests are and your rights. We will not use your Personal Data for activities where the impact on you overrides our interests, unless we have your consent or those activities are otherwise required or permitted by law.
Changes. We will notify you of changes to the data processing activities described in this Privacy Policy by posting a prominent notice on the Website or the App or as otherwise required by law.

8. PUBLICLY POSTED INFORMATION

This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any information you post nor upload to the public areas of the Services. This includes, but is not limited to comments on the BlindTune™ blog or public forums. Comments posted to public areas may be viewed, accessed, and used by third parties subject to those parties’ privacy practices and policies.

9. CHILDREN

BlindTune™ does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to BlindTune™ without the consent and support of a parent, legal guardian, etc. through the Services, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

10. CYBER INTELLIGENCE SHARING AND PROTECTION ACT

A cyber attack is a breach to a network’s security that can affect the operation and stability of the network, and any systems associated within the network. Cyber attacks could potentially disrupt communications and those measures taken in securing information within our database. These attacks can also include the theft of personal and private information used for financial gain and other malicious schemes.
CISPA would provide the U.S. Government the authority to share data back and forth with private organizations. This sharing of information would be used to analyze threats and breaches to networks in hopes of thwarting future attacks as well as locating the source of the attacks. In this instance BlindTune™ would hope to have the support of our users in assisting with preventative measures in preventing future attacks.

11. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Website and the App may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by BlindTune™ ("Third Party Sites"), including social media websites and services. The information that you share with Third Party Sites will be governed by the specific privacy policies and terms of service of such Third Party Sites and not by this Privacy Policy. By providing these links we do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed these sites. Please contact those sites directly for information on their privacy practices and policies.

12. SECURITY

We take reasonable administrative and technical steps to protect the Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure. Therefore, while BlindTune™ strives to protect your data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

13. COOKIES

The BlindTune™ Website and App uses cookies and other technologies to make it easier for you to use the Services during future visits, monitor traffic on our website or app and to personalize and upgrade content. Within your visit to both BlindTune’s™ App and Website you must note that information is being utilized for long term data storage such as login credentials and third-party cookies to understand session behavior and interactions, again with a pure intent and effort of developing and supporting the most suitable experience on your behalf. On BlindTune’s™ Website you will be prompted to either consent or decline the use of such tools. For further information regarding general use of Cookies, you’ll be able to locate our terms in a more elaborative manner within the BlindTune™ Website.

14. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and when we do we will post an updated version on this page. By continuing to use the Website and the App or providing us with information after we have posted an updated Privacy Policy you consent to the revised Privacy Policy and practices described in it.

15. CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us.