Last Updated: 10/31/2012
How do we collect and use information?
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Services, to administer your use of the Services (including your DJZ Account, if you are a DJZ Account holder), and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Services.
DJZ Account Information. When you create a DJZ Account, we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name and email address (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). We may also collect certain information that is not PII because it cannot be used by itself to identify you, such as your gender, age and zip code. When you create a DJZ Account through one of your SNS Accounts, you may have to provide us with your username (or userID) so that your identity can be authenticated by the SNS Account. When the authentication is complete, we’ll be able to link your DJZ Account with the SNS Account and access certain PII, such as your name, email address, a list of your SNS Account friends or followers and other PII that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit us to access. We don’t receive or store passwords for any of your SNS Accounts.
Information Related to Use of the Services. Our servers automatically record certain information about how a person uses our Services (we refer to this information as “Log Data”), including both DJZ Account holders and non-DJZ Account holders (either, a “User”). Log Data may include information such as a User’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Services that a User clicked on and other statistics. We use this information to administer the Services and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) this information to improve and enhance the Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users’ needs and preferences. We may use a person’s IP address to fight spam, malware and identity theft. We also use the IP Address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used.
We use Google Analytics and Flurry Analytics to collect, monitor and analyze Log Data in order to increase our Services’ functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Services to our visitors’ needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Services meet the criteria required to process their requests. Accordingly, Log Data is shared with Google and Flurry, which have their own privacy policies (accessible at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and http://www.flurry.com/about-us/legal/privacy.html respectively) addressing how these parties use such information. You may opt out of Flurry Analytics tracking and personalized ads/recommendations from Flurry by clicking here. Please note that the opt-out is specific to Flurry activities and does not affect the activities of other ad networks or analytics providers.
Location Information. In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you.
Mobile Device Contact Information. If you choose to grant us access to your mobile device contacts via the App, we will use such contact information only to let you know if any of your contacts are using the Services. We will temporarily store the information related to your mobile device contacts locally on your mobile device for this limited purpose.
Inviting Friends to use the Services. If you wish to invite a friend to use the Services after you have become a DJZ Account holder, you may send your friend a message via the Services that will be posted to his or her SNS Account, subject to such friend’s SNS Account privacy settings.
What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
We will not share any PII that we have collected from you except as described below:
DJZ Users. When you create a DJZ Account, your username and your SNS Account name will be viewable by other DJZ Account holders. Also, please note that any DJZ Account holder who is a party to a Conversation or creates a Song on the Services may choose to make such Conversation or Song publicly viewable via the Services or his or her SNS Accounts. This means that a Conversation in which you participate or Song you help create may be made publicly available as noted in the DJZ Terms of Service under the Section titled “Using the Services”. We encourage you to be cautious when interacting with DJZ Account holders on the Services.
Information Shared with Our Services Providers. We may engage third party service providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services. These third-party services providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your PII for any other purpose.
Information Shared with Third Parties. We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions. Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy or if we are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your PII may be disclosed or transferred to the third-party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. It is our policy to protect you from having your privacy violated through abuse of the legal systems, whether by individuals, entities or government, and to contest claims that we believe to be invalid under applicable law. However, it is also our policy to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties. Accordingly, we reserve the right to disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary: (i) to satisfy or comply with any applicable law, regulation or legal process or to respond to lawful requests, including subpoenas, warrants or court orders; (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the rights, property and safety of third parties or the public in general; and (iv) to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.
Information We Disclose With Your Consent or at Your Request. We will share your PII or other DJZ Account information with third-party sites or platforms, such as social networking sites, if you have expressly requested that we do so via the Services.
The Security of Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
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Modifying Your Information
You can access and modify the PII associated with your DJZ Account by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want us to delete your PII and your DJZ Account, please contact us at email@example.com with your request. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon as is practicable, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law. Please note that some User Content, including Conversations in which you participate, may not be deleted and copies of such User Content may continue to exist on the Services.
Your PII may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your PII to us, we may transfer your PII to the United States and process it there.
Our Policy Toward Children
Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
The DJZ/10 is a collection of ten DJs that we think you should know about now. Some of them are already familiar to you, others you may have never heard of. The list is not based on (1) a secret computer algorithm, (2) social media popularity, or (3) payola. Every month or so we get together to decide if somebody from the broader A…Z directory is about to break out and should be included in the DJZ/10, or if somebody already on the list, for that matter, is “phoning it in” and deserved to be replaced by another DJ who is more worthy.×