Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.songwritersbeat.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

We currently do not have a Contact Form. If and when we add one, should you choose to contact us via the contact form, your email and name will be sent via email to us so we can respond to your inquiry. Your data is not stored on our website and we will not use your email or name for any purpose other than to reply to your inquiry.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

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 do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics on this website to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website. Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google does not grant us access to this.

Who we share your data with

We do not share, sell or exchange your data with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have subscribed to our email list, you may unsubscribe at any time. An unsubscribe link is included at the bottom of every email.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You can contact us at any time via the Contact Form or by mail:

Songwriter’s Beat
P.O. Box 20105
NYC NY 10014

Additional information

How we protect your data

Personal information that you provide via our third party partners resides on a secure server and accessible only via password. Personal information of visitors, such as email address and name should you subscribe to our email list, is kept private and under the control of the system administrator. We ensure security by strictly limiting access to, and use of, this information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

What third parties we receive data from

Google: our website uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction.  (Privacy policy)

Constant Contact – We use Constant Contact to provide our email marketing services to inform you of our upcoming Songwriting workshops and events. The email address that you submit via our email newsletter signup is stored only  via Constant Contact. You can unsubscribe at any time from our email list.  (Privacy policy)

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not profile your personal data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

For more about GDPR: www.eugdpr.org