This Policy was last modified on September 15, 2011.
Information Practices for Artists & Journalists
StoryAmp is a platform that facilitates information sharing between artists and journalists.
As an artist on StoryAmp, your data will be shared only with qualified journalists, unless you choose otherwise. You may share your information with others and the public via a private URL within StoryAmp if you so choose.
Journalists who wish to participate in StoryAmp must submit an application and be vetted by the StoryAmp team to ensure that they meet StoryAmp’s qualifications for participation in the platform. Once a journalist is qualified, he or she may receive information from artists based on geographical or music genre preferences.
As a qualified journalist on StoryAmp, your name, email address, and other contact details are not shared with anyone without your permission. We will follow activity on the platform. StoryAmp tracks the dispatches you view, the dispatches you add to, or remove from, the Queue or the Shortlist, the tracks you play, the content of feedback submissions, as well as other information. However, your activity on StoryAmp is only shown to artists in aggregate at the media outlet level. For example, if a qualified journalist from The New York Times viewed an artist’s dispatch on StoryAmp, the artist would receive the following communication from the platform:
- A journalist from The New York Times viewed your dispatch.
- If you request CDs, concert tickets, other information, or otherwise directly contact an artist through the platform, your email address will be shared with that artist. However, StoryAmp makes this clear by showing that the “from” line will be on the confirmation of each message.
Collection of Information
You may be asked to voluntarily provide your name, address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that will be used in connection with the StoryAmp software and/or that is required to have access to some features of the Site. By using the Site and providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our use of such information as described in this Policy. You may always refuse to provide your Personal Information, and this may lead to our inability to provide you with certain services. We or our business partners may also collect information that is anonymous, such as your IP number (a number used to identify your computer on the Internet) or the type of browser you are using ("Anonymous Information"), through the use of "cookies" (small computer files that are transferred to a computer's hard drive and which permit us to know about site visits) or by other means. We hope that, by using Anonymous Information, we can update the Site to make it more useful to you and other users. We reserve the right to maintain, update, disclose, or otherwise use Anonymous Information, without limitation.
We maintain client/customer information, including request history and site usage data, for a length of time appropriate to our business needs. You may contact us to correct or update any personal identifying information which you have submitted to us, or if you have any questions about information maintained by us. If you operatein a jurisdiction that provides access rights under law, you may access your personal information or have it corrected or updated in accordance with applicable law by contacting us. In some jurisdictions, you may be charged a reasonable fee for access to information.
Use of Information
We use your Personal Information for the following purposes: for use in connection with the StoryAmp software; to administer your account; to administer and improve the Site and related services; to notify you of our products, services, promotional events, or special offers that maybe of interest to you; to provide Internet security; and to meet legal requirements. We may work with our business partners who may perform certain functions on our behalf, such as sending email messages, managing data, or hosting the Site. These business partners have access to your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to perform these specific functions and may not use it for any other purpose. Other than for the specific purposes set forth in this Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information unless we obtain your prior consent or are legally required to do so. We may use third party advertising companies to place ads on the Site and to place our ads on other web sites. These companies may use Anonymous Information about your visits to this and other web sites to provide advertisements on the Site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If the Company is involved in the sale of a substantial portion of its business assets, Anonymous or Personal Information may be among the transferred assets.
Retention and Modification of Information
We retain Personal Information for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you send an email to us, you are communicating with the Company electronically. You thereby consent to receive communications from the Company electronically. The Company will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. All agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that the Company provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Privacy of Children
We encourage parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children's online activities. We strictly adhere to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose Personal Information from any child under the age of 13 in any manner that violates this law.
Your Opportunity to Opt-out of Email Advertising
In the event you do not wish to receive promotional email from us, follow the opt-out instructions contained within the body of any email message you receive.
When you visit the Site, we may passively collect certain information without your prior consent. Such information (collected in standard web server logs) may include your IP address, browser type, and web access times. Such passively collected information is used in standard web traffic analysis, in conjunction with demographic/aggregate analysis of collected user records.
We do not extract Personal Information during this process. Currently, we use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are used to maintain tracking of a user through an application and expire at the end of a web page visit. Persistent cookies do not expire at the end of the session. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive and read by your browser each time you visit the Site. Such cookies contain only a numeric session identifier. We use such information in the aggregate to understand which services and resources our visitors prefer and how those services and resources are used. We may share aggregate demographic/statistical information with third parties.
With most Internet browsers or other software, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site may be limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the Site's features.
The Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the collection or use of your Personal or Anonymous Information at any third party sites. Therefore, the Company disclaims any liability for any third party's use of your Personal or Anonymous Information obtained through using a third party web site.
We have policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your Personal Information that we collect and maintain. All Personal Information is stored on secured servers, behind a firewall at a data center with access to data strictly controlled. Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.
Contacting the Company
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by mail at 300 West Hillside Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47403. Please provide a concise communication with complete information, including your contact information.