We at Musical Instrument Guide (“we” or “our”) know how off putting it can be to receive unsolicited mail or have our data sold to an unauthorized third party. That’s why we follow some basic principles to protect your privacy:
- We only request information that we need (we loathe web forms that needlessly ask for personal information like income or age).
- Any personal information we collect with you stays within our organization. We don’t share it with anyone else, except when compelled to by law, to improve our site or to protect our rights.
- We don’t store your personal information on our servers unless required to continue operating our site.
Following are some specific cases of how we collect and use user data from our site.
We collect the kind of standard data that web browsers and servers typically make available from visitors to our website, such as:
- Browser type
- Device type (mobile, desktop, tablet)
- Country of origin
- Referring site
- The date and time of each visitor request
These data are not personally identifying. And we collect them for the sole purpose of better understanding how visitors use our site.
We also collect some information that could potentially be personally identifying like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. We do not share these data outside our organization, except in cases described above.
Visitors that submit comments on our blog may opt-in to include their name and email address in the form, which may be published along with the comment on the relevant article.
The visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string will also be collected to aid spam detection via Akismet anti-spam service. These are not published or otherwise shared with anyone outside our organization except in the above cases.
A cookie is a string of information a website stores on a visitor’s computer to track their activity on the site and save their preferences in case they return to the site at a later time.
For example, if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year or until you manually clear the cookies saved in your browser.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content, such as videos, images, articles, etc. Embedded content from other websites behaves just as if the visitor had visited the other website.
For example, you might watch a YouTube video embedded in one of the articles on our blog. If you’re logged into a YouTube account at the same time, YouTube may track this activity to your account.