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OurStage Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information collection and use procedures at this website, located at OurStage.com ("Site"), owned by OurStage, Inc. This notice describes our online information collection and use practices at this Site.

This privacy policy is effective as of April, 2008. In the future, our Site or our practices may change, and if appropriate, we will revise this Privacy Policy accordingly, and post the update version here. If we alter our practices in a manner that will significantly impact the treatment of information you have already provided, we will send you a notice of our new practices. If you do not agree with the privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not provide us with information.

Information Collection and Use

There are several interactive features this Site, including the ability to register, upload content, create your own "fan club," rank and review user-submitted content and participate in competitions. Information collected on this Site includes email address, name, street address, PayPal® information (if you are electing features such as "Get Paid When You Win!"), as well as other information.

Information you submit will be used to respond to your request. Additionally, if you are the winner of a contest, OurStage will disclose your information as part of a publicly available winners' list, which may be posted on this Site or otherwise disclosed elsewhere, such as advertising and promotional materials. We may also use your information for other legitimate business purposes, including sending you notices about OurStage, its products and services, or asking for your input and feedback on our products and services. If you register for the first time on OurStage as an artist or as a fan in a sponsored channel, we will share your username, email address and zip code with the channel sponsor. If you previously registered on OurStage and then enter into a sponsored channel competition or sponsored channel sweepstakes, we will share your username, email address and zip code with the channel sponsor.

As part of our regular business conduct, and regardless of whether you have opted out of having your information shared, we share information with third parties who help us deliver your requested services. We also will share your information in the event that there is a change of corporate ownership. We may also share information with government officials in order to cooperate with a legitimate investigation. We may also combine the information you submit to us with information we have collected from you in other forums, such as through emails or offline, or with publicly available information or information we obtain from third parties.

Some of your user information, including your user name, will be accessible to other registered users, for example, on your "fan club" page, on other "fan club" pages should you choose to join their club, and on content comment pages. If you do not wish to have your information shared with other users, you should deactivate your account and cease use of the Site.

You may send messages to friends about Site by using the "send to a friend" feature, accessible at content pages. Information you submit in this feature will not be stored by OurStage, and will be used only to send the email you request.

This Site also uses passive tracking technologies to log non-identifiable information such as IP address, browser type and Site usage. The information collected in this manner is used for site maintenance and development. We may also employ "cookies" or similar technologies provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. Some of the features on our Site will only function if your browser is set to accept cookies. Thus, if you decline to accept cookies, certain features of our Site may not operate properly.

OurStage uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner, DoubleClick. These files enable DoubleClick to recognize a unique cookie in your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with DoubleClick. With both cookies and Spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. For more information about DoubleClick, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to DoubleClick's Privacy Page.

Children on This Site

This Site is intended for an adult audience, and children under the age of 13 are not eligible to participate. OurStage understands and attempts to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and for that reason uses age screens to block children under 13 from providing personally identifiable information. If you are a parent and believe that your child has submitted OurStage with information, please contact us.

Links

From time to time we may include at the Site links to other web sites as a service to you. The third party sites are operated by companies that are outside of our control, and your activities at those sites will be governed by the policies and practices of those third parties. We encourage you to review the privacy practices of these third parties before disclosing any personally identifiable information, as we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites.

Contact Us/Exercising Options About How We Use Your Information

If you are receiving OurStage email advertisements and no longer wish to receive those email messages, you may opt out at the time you receive the message by following the instructions in that email. Please allow ten days for your request to be processed. For questions or concerns regarding the use of personal information you submit to us, please contact our community team.

Security and Data Storage

We use standard and reasonable technological and procedural measures to protect the information you provide. Data you provide to us will be stored on our servers in the United States or abroad. By providing us with your information, you understand and consent to the international transfer of your data.

We urge you to take steps to protect yourself as well. For example, select a neutral username that does not include your name or other personally identifiable information. Do not share your password with anyone else, and to take measures to prevent it from unauthorized access or disclosure. To learn more about how to protect yourself online, we encourage you to visit the government website.


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