Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

BassBlaster knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting and using the BassBlaster website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers BassBlaster’s treatment of personal information that BassBlaster gathers when you are on the BassBlaster website (the “Site”) and when you use BassBlaster services (collectively the “Service”). This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that BassBlaster does not own or control, such as advertisers, or to individuals that BassBlaster does not employ or manage.

Notice of all changes that materially affect ways in which your personally identifiable data may be used or shared will be posted in updates to this Privacy Policy. If you continue to use the BassBlaster.rocks website/Service after notice of changes have been published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.

1. Types of Personal Information BassBlaster Collects

Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience. We collect the following types of information from our users:

a) Information You Provide to Us

We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.

b) Automatic Information

We receive and store certain types of non-personally identifiable information whenever you interact with us. BassBlaster automatically receives and records certain “traffic data” on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, BassBlaster cookie information, and the page you requested.

Cookies & Log Files

Like most websites, we use cookies and web log files to track site usage, including our site or our advertisers’ or partners’ sites; to accumulate and report anonymous, aggregate (data collected in mass), statistical information on website and advertisement usage; to determine which features our overall user population likes best; to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our sites; and to display the most appropriate advertising or content based on your interests, among other uses.

A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier in the form of a tiny data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. BassBlaster cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.

You may, on your browser, disable or reject cookies, but if so you may not be able to access all of the BassBlaster website content.

One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, may be set so that the next time you visit the BassBlaster.rocks website, the persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you.

Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to BassBlaster.rocks. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit BassBlaster.rocks we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave BassBlaster.rocks. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information may be used to analyze overall trends to help us improve BassBlaster.rocks. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information will never be shared with third parties without your permission, except when required by law.

Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology.

Web Beacons

We may allow ad networks to serve advertisements to BassBlaster.rocks users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. BassBlaster.rocks may “target” some ads to readers that fit a certain general profile — for example, “fishermen in Minnesota.” We do NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads.

To deliver these ads properly, we may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by BassBlaster.rocks so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites.

Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

These web beacons may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads.

BassBlaster.rocks may use technology like DoubleClick Inc. to serve ads. DoubleClick may use non-personal information, such as your state or zip code, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you while you visit BassBlaster.rocks. In the course of serving advertisements to BassBlaster.rocks, DoubleClick may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by DoubleClick, please go to http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/index.aspx. Note that when you opt-out of the DoubleClick cookie a special DoubleClick “opt-out” cookie will replace the DoubleClick Ad cookie. If you ever delete the cookies on your browser you will need to again opt-out of the DoubleClick Ad Cookie.

Some of our advertisers or other business partners may use cookies on our website. BassBlaster has no access to or control over these cookies.

If you opt-out you will lose the potential benefit of receiving ads that are more targeted to your interests.

Counters

BassBlaster may display a counter on any page indicating the total number of times that page has been viewed. This includes member profile pages.

Social Sharing

Cookie and similar information may be used to help you share BassBlaster.rocks content across social networks.

2. How BassBlaster Uses This Information

We may use the information we gather for these general purposes:

a) To customize the content and advertising you see.

b) To enhance the user experience in our network of sites. We use tracking information to determine how well each page performs overall based on aggregate user demographics and traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

c) To fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling you to participate in paid services, polls, contests, and message boards.

d) To send you information you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.

BassBlaster allows other paid users/Members to browse comments that you have written. BassBlaster may choose to post this information or data on other site features in the future.

Traffic data: BassBlaster uses these traffic data, including information gathered from cookies, to help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze trends, research the market for our services, and administer the website. Information that does not personally identify you as an individual is collected by us from the site (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by us. This information can be utilized by us in such manner as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate.

Newsletters, Discount Alerts and Other Emails and Text Messages

If you subscribe to the BassBlaster by email or text, you will receive regular 2x/week emails update from us, which may include special offers, new services, and other noteworthy news items. You may always choose to decline to receive these email messages and text messages at any time (see below).

We will never sell, rent or share your personal information, including your email or phone number with and third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission, except as outlined below. We may share your personal information with our service delivery providers for the purpose of delivering our email and text messages to your or as required by law.

Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of emails and text messages to which they have previously opted-in. This does not apply to emails that are automatically generated by the system (registration confirmation emails).

3. Will BassBlaster Share Any of This Information?

We will not rent nor sell your personal information to anyone, except as described below.

Providing the BassBlaster Service: BassBlaster personnel may have access to user information while carrying out their duties in the normal course of BassBlaster business. BassBlaster may share your personally identifiable information with third parties solely for the purpose of providing services to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of BassBlaster (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by role (i.e. product managers, vice presidents), industry, geographic location and company.

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in our Privacy Policy.

Protection of BassBlaster and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of BassBlaster, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

4. Security

Only BassBlaster employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to user information. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

BassBlaster uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BassBlaster and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, BassBlaster makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. This information includes any User Content. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your User Content.

5. Miscellaneous

a) You can leave comments on the Site. When you do this, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records, in part from regular site backups. If the Site ever encounters a technical issue requiring that a historical copy of the Site or part of the Site has to be used, your comment may be lost in which case you would have to comment again. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the storage or the deletion of, or the failure to store or delete, any of your information.

b) If you are under the age of 18, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 should provide any personal information to or on BassBlaster. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at admin AT BassBlaster DOT rocks.

c) You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your BassBlaster.rocks account, at any time by logging in to your account on BassBlaster.rocks and editing your information. You can also close your account through the BassBlaster.rocks website. If you close your BassBlaster.rocks account, we may remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable data. We may retain certain data contributed by you if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the BassBlaster.rocks Privacy Policy that you have previously agreed to. You may request deletion of your BassBlaster account by emailing us at admin AT BassBlaster DOT com.

d) BassBlaster may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at our sole discretion. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. You are responsible for being aware of the current Privacy Policy.

POSTING DECORUM

When it comes to comments, please be civil, embrace The Golden Rule, that’s about it. Decent people will do this. For the non-decent, here’s more.

1. No bad stuff, particularly spam or anything your mother would be embarrassed about. You know what that is, but here’s the legal stuff (more is covered in our Terms of Use).

> Do not post threatening, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material.

> Do not post links to external sites that are obscene, pornographic or which have nothing to do with music or the music business.

> Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements.

> Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service unless explicitly authorized in writing by BassBlaster.rocks.

> Do not post material that infringes copyright.

> Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law.

> Keep all comments relevant to the particular topic or post where the comment is being posted.

2. We reserve the right to move or remove any posting, including comments and/or blog posts, without notice or explanation at our sole discretion. We do not commit to preserving every posting – please bear this in mind if you post. While we sometimes do explain deletions, the number of posts vs. the size of our staff makes it impossible to always do so. Please don’t take deletions personally. No one likes to have their posts deleted, but users appreciate a high signal-to-noise ratio.

3. That said, we don’t have the resources to review every post on the site. If you see a post that you feel is inappropriate, please send an email with the URL of the post in question to admin AT BassBlaster DOT rocks. We also can’t promise 100% consistency in administration of comments though we endeavor to do so.

4. BassBlaster can and will not accept responsibility for information posted by anyone other than BassBlaster staff.

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