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WELCOME TO VIN DECA. A PROJECT OF HITSMITH RECORDS/MUSIKVERLAG.

This policy was last modified on October 11, 2013

INTRODUCTION

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, land on a page with advertising targeting, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

 “Vin Deca”, “Hitsmith”, “we”, “us” and “our” means Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag.

By visiting this Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not provide any information or use any of the services or products offered or provided on this Website.

This Privacy Policy changes from time to time and changes are effective upon posting. Please check back frequently for updates as it is your sole responsibility to be aware of changes. We do not provide notices of changes in any manner other than by posting the changes at this Website.

POLICY GOAL

This policy describes the information collection, use and dissemination practices of Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag and applies to Vin Deca’s collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by Vin Deca on its Website located at the URL www.vindeca.com and any other websites or URLs which redirect users to our Websites. Vin Deca is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party websites or applications. Vin Deca suggests that you read the privacy statements of each linked website to understand what, if any, personally identifiable information may be collected by those linked websites. Certain linked websites operate on different business models and practices and may use your Personal Identifiable Information (“PII”) in a manner wholly different from Vin Deca, and it is up to you to understand the privacy practices of any third-party websites to which you choose to link to or visit through this Website.

GENERAL
Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag is the sole owner of the Website, and is the owner, licensee or authorized party with respect to the “Material” (as defined in the Terms of Use), content, and all information collected and presented on the Website. Vin Deca may occasionally collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) from its Website users who voluntarily provide such information to a) respond to surveys on the Website prepared and sponsored by Vin Deca b) register for special programs, sweepstakes and contests; and c) through other information exchange methods, including email.

Other information collection practices will continually be monitored, assessed, and updated in light of new technologies, business practices, and for purposes of implementing better and best practices for compliance and business purposes. Now, and in the future, you may be asked to participate in certain enhanced services through the Website. To participate in these services, we may ask you to provide a higher level of PII. Any PII we receive generally and for any special or enhanced service will be stored and managed by Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag, and Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag does not sell or rent this information.

We take your privacy seriously. However, to provide our users with better services, we may use the information we collect to share with our business partners for us to provide products or services that may enhance your experience on the Website.

LEGAL MATTERS

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process (e.g., in response to a court order or a subpoena). Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag believes it is necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or as otherwise required by law. Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag may also transfer information about you if it is dissolved and its assets are sold or donated.

This Website is operated in Germany. If you are located outside of Germany, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to Germany. By using this Website you consent to this transfer.

Third parties who provide hosting services or other day-to-day services that make possible the operation of this Website may have access to information that you provide to the extent they require access to our databases to service the Website.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

We may sponsor contests and promotions on the Website. When you enter a contest or other promotion conducted on this Website, we may ask for your name, postal address, e-mail address and other PII so we can administer the contest/promotion and notify winners. We may share this information with third parties serving as Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag’s partners in such contests or promotions.

COOKIES
Similar to other commercial websites, Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag uses cookies or web beacon technology to collect non-personally-identifiable information about how the Website is used. A “cookie” is a small data file that a website owner may write into your hard drive for record keeping purposes when you visit that site again but does not contain any PII. Cookies allow that site to measure activity on the site and enhance your experience by saving you from having to log in or provide information each time you re-visit the site and by customizing content based on your interests. Cookies do have positive attributes such as remembering what information you accessed on a web page to speed up your transactions on related web pages. Especially for video content and other similar data, you may be required to enable cookies from Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag in order to utilize the Website. Our advertisers may also use cookies to ascertain how many times you have seen an advertisement. Our advertisers and we may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you see on the Website. Such third party use of cookies is subject to that party’s own privacy policies which may differ from ours. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at the Website and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

A “web beacon” is a programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (by using an programming function), but can also be used to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This would allow a website owner to track certain websites an individual visits online. Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag uses cookies and web beacon technology for non personally-identifiable information (including IP addresses) to analyze trends, administer the Website, track user movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate, non-personally identifying uses and analytics.

Advertising agencies, advertising networks and other companies (collectively, “Advertisers”) who place advertisements on the Website and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons and other technology to collect information about users. Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag does not control Advertisers’ use of such technology and Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals. When linking to an advertiser or other third-party site, please review the
Privacy Policy or other Terms of Use of such sites.

SUBSCRIBERS
Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag may, from time to time, publish a newsletter or other periodical document. In order to receive a copy of this document, Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag will ask you for certain PII including, without limitation, your name, postal and e-mail addresses, and possibly other demographic, and even personal financial information. In order to discontinue receipt of the newsletter, periodical, or such other document, simply unsubscribe through the manner prescribed in the last such document you received. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag reserves the right to provide this PII to third parties, and to use this information for internal purposes to measure the readership of any given newsletter or periodical.

CHILDREN AND PRIVACY
Our site and services are directed to the general public. From time to time, content on the Website may be of interest to teenagers. Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag, however, does not intentionally or knowingly gather information from children 13 years of age or younger. No information should be submitted to or posted on the Website by users under the age of 13 years without consent of their parent or adult legal guardian. In the event Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag collects information from a person between the ages of 14 and 17, that information will be subject to use as allowed by this Privacy Policy provided that the teenager, his/her parent or his/her adult legal guardian may stop that use upon request. In the event Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag becomes aware that a person 13 years of age or younger is providing Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag with PII, Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag will request parental permission or Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag will delete the PII from its database. Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag relies on users to be truthful in responding to questions about age.

MESSAGE BOARD AND CHAT ROOMS
Vin Deca does presently host message boards, chat rooms and user comment sections. If a message board or other user comment feature is available on the Website, Vin Deca is not responsible for personally identifiable information you choose to submit, and any information you provide is voluntary.

SECURITY
Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag and its data management team have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information Vindeca collects and distributes on-line. Nevertheless, despite our reasonable precautions, unauthorized access, hardware or software failure, and other technical and human factors may compromise the security of your information at any time. We cannot assure you that the PII that Vin Deca may collect in the future will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

CONTACT
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, contact us by Hitsmith Records/Musikverlag., Rudolfstr.16. 38114 Braunschweig. ATTN: Privacy Officer.

DEUTSCH

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Haftung für Links

Unser Angebot enthält Links zu externen Webseiten Dritter, auf deren Inhalte wir keinen Einfluss haben. Deshalb können wir für diese fremden Inhalte auch keine Gewähr übernehmen. Für die Inhalte der verlinkten Seiten ist stets der jeweilige Anbieter oder Betreiber der Seiten verantwortlich. Die verlinkten Seiten wurden zum Zeitpunkt der Verlinkung auf mögliche Rechtsverstöße überprüft. Rechtswidrige Inhalte waren zum Zeitpunkt der Verlinkung nicht erkennbar. Eine permanente inhaltliche Kontrolle der verlinkten Seiten ist jedoch ohne konkrete Anhaltspunkte
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