We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and will be mindful of the personal data collected from you or provided to us by you. Please read this article carefully and fully understand how we stand, perform and use your personal data.
against13 Precautions for children under the age of
To register as a member of our website, you must be at least 13 years old. If you are under the age of 13, please do not register.
Notes for parents
Although we prohibit registration for children under the age of 13, parents are requested to monitor their children's online activities and consider using the parental control features built into online services or software to help provide an appropriate online environment for their children. These features also prevent children from revealing names, addresses and other personal data online without parental consent. The so-called parents also include legal guardians.
How we collect your information
(a) provided by you
We will obtain your personal data by filling in the personal data form on our website or by contacting us directly. This includes, but is not limited to, the information you provide when registering on our website (or when you become a member), ordering any services (such as newsletters), purchasing downloads, mail order products or other further service requests.
Additionally, we use "cookies" to collect information about your internet usage. This information may include information related to your browsing on the Internet and our website, such as IP address, browser version, number of visits, etc. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies help us improve our website and deliver a better and more personal service, for example, by recording your preferences and allowing us to identify you when you re-enter our website.
Transmission of your personal data over the Internet
Unfortunately, the transmission of your personal data over the Internet is not 100% secure. Any transmission may be at your own risk.
When we receive your information, we will take strict steps and security measures to prevent unauthorized intrusion. However, we cannot guarantee that the information you provide will be completely free from unauthorized access.
We will provide you (or set by you) a password to allow you to access certain areas of our website, and you should keep your password confidential. Please do not share your password with others.
The storage and transfer area of your personal data
The information we collect may be transferred or stored in an offsite terminal, for example, if our servers are not located locally, or if one of our service providers is located in another country, or if we share your information with others people (see the paragraph below on "Shared Data with").
How the data is used
The information collected from our website is used in the following ways:
• Establish your identity
• In order to ensure that the content of our website is presented to you in the most effective way, your computer is adjusted to suit your needs - the information on our website may be used for statistical and analytical purposes, to
We hope to help us design the content of the website into a user-friendly web environment for you.
• To provide information, products or services that you seek from us (or our partners), or based on your musical preferences or use, any items we feel may be of interest to you.
• To perform obligations arising from any contract between you and us.
• To enable you to participate in the interactive services we provide after you have opted in.
• To enable credit checks - such as analyzing, reviewing or confirming your credit, payments or your use of online shopping services on other websites.
• To be able to notify you of changes to our services.
Who to share data with
(a) Group subsidiaries and third-party service providers
We may provide your personal data to our global overseas subsidiaries, group-related companies and third-party service providers. **
We may provide your personal data to artists (and their agencies) that you have expressed interest in, who will use the data you provide to update them in accordance with this policy.
(c) other third parties**
We may transfer, sell or transfer any information, including personally identifiable information, to third parties, but only in the event of a partial or full sale, merger, consolidation, change of management rights, asset transfer, organizational reorganization, liquidation, etc. under. After careful evaluation, we may provide certain ethnic groups with information about ordering and using our website to third parties, and that information may include statistical data such as age groups or geographic regions of user groups. Personal data such as names or email addresses are not known in such statistics.
(d) in certain circumstances
When we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary, we may in some cases disclose personal data in order to cause harm or interference with the rights or property of persons referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) that may be affected ( whether intentional or unintentional) to identify, contact or take legal action. We may also disclose your personal data when we confirm that we are required to do so by law.
**Note: Except for Sony Corporation's affiliates and/or group companies, we will not disclose your personal data to any third party for marketing or promotional purposes without your consent.
Your personal data collected by us will be retained for a specified period of time.
Your right to obtain, change or delete personal data
You may opt-out by following the instructions in any message sent to you before receiving any further notice from SME or any party with whom we share the information. If you wish to cancel the newsletter,You can email [email protected].
WHO WE ARE
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and the following sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed. Please read the text carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE
YOU MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO REGISTER WITH OUR SITE. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS
While we prohibit registration by children under the age of , parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without parental permission. The term “parents” also includes legal guardians.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR DATA
(a) From you
We may collect and process personal data relating to you by you providing such personal data by filling in forms on our site or by you contacting us. This includes, but is not limited to, information provided at the time of registering to use (or become a member of) our site, subscribing to any services (eg newsletters), purchasing downloads, posting material or requesting further services.
(b) By using cookies
In addition, we may use 'cookies' to collect data relating to your general internet usage. This data may include IP-addresses, browser version, number of visits and similar such data relating to your navigation of the internet and our site. A ' cookie' is a small text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service, for instance by storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognise you when you return to our site.
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating settings on your internet browser. However, please note that if you select such settings you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.
TRANSMISSION OF YOUR DATA VIA THE INTERNET
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Any transmission is therefore at your own risk.
Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. However, we cannot guarantee that any information you submit to us will be free from unauthorized third party intrusion.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share the password with anyone.
WHERE YOUR DATA IS KEPT OR TRANSFERRED
The data that we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the Territory, for instance if any of our servers from time to time are located outside the Territory or if one of our service providers or suppliers is located in a country outside the Territory or if we share your data (in accordance with the 'With whom we share your data' section below).
HOW WE USE YOUR DATA
We use the data collected from our site in the following ways:
• to establish your identity
• to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer and tailors out site to your needs –
information on our web site use may be used to compile aggregate statistics and carry out analysis in order to help us create web site content and
navigation that is most relevant and user-friendly to you.
• to provide you with information, products or services that you have requested from us (or third parties, where appropriate) or which, based on your
musical preferences or use, we feel may interest you.
• to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
• to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
• to enable credit checks – such as analysing, verifying and/or checking your credit, payment and/or status in relation to your ability to use any
e-commerce-related services (if any) on our website.
• to notify you about changes to our service.
WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR DATA
Subject to the other terms of this policy, we may share your personal data with the following:
(a) Group companies and third party service providers
We may share your personal data with our affiliated or group companies worldwide and third party service providers**.
We may share your personal data with those artists (and their management companies) that you have expressed an interest in, who may then use your data, in accordance with this policy, to keep you updated with information about them.
(c) Other third parties**
We may transfer, sell or assign any data, including personally identifiable data, to third parties, only in connection with the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of SME, or any part of it .
We may share with others, at our discretion, certain aggregate statistical data about purchases and the use of our content, which data may include demographic data such as the age range and/or gaddresses) will be identifiable from such statistics.
(d) In special circumstances
We may disclose personal data in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this data is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with the rights or property of those described above in paragraph (a) or (b). We may also disclose your personal data when we believe in good faith that the law requires us to do so.
**Note: Your personal data will not be disclosed by us to third parties without your consent for marketing or promotional purposes, save for to our affiliated and/or group companies of Sony Corporation.
PERIOD OF RETENTION
Your personal data which we collect will be retained for a period necessary to attain the specified purposes.
YOUR RIGHT TO OBTAIN, CHANGE OR REMOVE YOUR DATA
You can opt out of receiving any further messages from SME or anyone with whom we share your data (as described above) at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions in any message sent to you. If you wish to unsubscribe from messages we send you, you can also send an email to [email protected].
Whilst we endeavour to adhere to our strictest guidelines and select only reputable partners in providing the service, our privacy protection does not cover any personal data that you provide directly to third parties (including but not limited to online merchants sites and other hyperlinked websites). We advise you to consult with the relevant parties before providing any such data.