Privacy policy

At Stereomood we are fully committed to respecting your privacy and to protecting any information you provide to us. We treat both privacy and security as a priority. This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") is designed to respect and protect the privacy of all visitors to the Website and is intended to inform you about the way that we treat your personal data.

The Policy explains how Stereomood collects and uses information. We hope that our candour will remove any concerns you may have and will make visiting the Website a rewarding experience.

If you would like to obtain information about how we may have shared your information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, you may contact us via email at: info@stereomood.com.

Although we endeavour to keep you up-to-date on all changes made to the Website, this Policy may be amended from time to time without notice to you. It is your responsibility to read the Policy carefully and review any changes that may have been made.

1. Personal Information

In order to use certain features of the Website, you will need to register. When registering you will be asked to provide an email address and create a username and password. You may also choose to create a more detailed profile of yourself on the Website by submitting additional personal information. Please note that even if you do not provide any additional personal information to the Website (e.g., by adding it to your user profile), if you choose a username that includes or reveals your name or any other personal information, such information may be available to other users of the Website and to the general public. For purposes of this Policy, the terms "personal information" and "personally identifiable information" shall mean all information provided during your initial registration on the Website and during your creation of a user profile, including, for example, your real name, e-mail address, postal address and other location information, your age, your gender and certain other demographic information or information that may enable online or offline contact with you.

If you choose to purchase music or other goods or services by clicking on a third party link provided on the Website (for example, a link to Amazon.com), such third party may collect your personal details (such as your credit card number, address, etc.) for the purpose of completing a transaction. We may be provided with confirmation of your transactions with such third parties and, in some instances, such confirmation may include your personal information. Aside from such confirmations, the only information that we will collect with respect to such third party links is: (a) the number of generic Stereomood users who utilised such links; and (b) the number of purchases made by these generic users.

Where you upload photographs or other content as part of your user profile, you should be aware that Stereomood is entitled to use those photographs and content in accordance with our Terms of Use. Stereomood discourages users from uploading photographs of friends or other people without their permission.

2. Mood and activity Collection

From the moment you register and begin listening to music on Stereomood, our Website will begin to create and maintain your mood and activity profile. This is accomplished by monitoring your activity on the website (i.e. which mood or activity you listen to). All of the information that is generated by your activity on the website is fed back into Profile Navigation in order to fine tune your profile. Stereomood also maintains a central database of information and makes some of this information available to third parties to undertake development of new products and services via the API.

Stereomood does not process any personally identifiable information related to your profile in any manner other than as described in this Policy. However, please note that, in addition to the third party access that is identified in this Policy, your mood and activity profile may be viewed by all other users of Stereomood and that they may easily associate this information with your Stereomood username.

3. Location-based Information

We keep track of the domains from which people visit Stereomood, but we cannot see a user's zip code, post code, city or country unless the user chooses to explicitly provide this information to us. If you do choose to include information about your city or country of residence when setting up your user profile, please be aware that such information may be available for viewing by other users of the Website and to the general public.

4. Browser Information

We collect data regarding the users of Stereomood, including: (i) The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the user's computer. This may or may not be associated with a particular Internet Service Provider (ISP); (ii) The referring URL, if any; (iii) The browser software identification (i.e. the brand and version of your browser software).

5. Statistical Information

We log certain information concerning the listening, music-sharing activities of users and other activities whilst they use the Website, and we may match such information with personally identifiable information concerning such users. However, information related to your listening and music-sharing activities may be viewed by all other users in conjunction with your Stereomood username and by third parties who have access to this information.

Please note that we do log and use statistical information in the aggregate.

6. Use of Personal Information

We will use the email address provided by you when you register to contact you from time to time. This may be for security reasons (so that we can check that you are who you say you are), to ask your opinion about the Website, or it may be to keep you updated on the services currently available on the Website and any changes to those services and those that we intend to launch in the future. We may also use such personal information to send you notices, on behalf of others and ourselves, regarding products and services that we think may be of interest to you.

Stereomood may also use your personal information and non-personal information to help Stereomood and its commercial partners deliver targeted advertisements, promotions and other similar initiatives to you.

We will not permit any third parties to contact you directly on an unsolicited basis in relation to their own products or services, unless you have provided your express prior consent when signing up on the Website. You may withdraw your consent by notifying us at info@stereomood.com.

7. Message Boards / Communications With Other Users

We currently offer message board functionality and in the future we may offer other interactive features, such as instant messaging and chat. Please note that all personal information you display or communicate using such functionality becomes public information and we are not responsible for any information you choose to make public. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor such traffic via electronic software or otherwise in order to check for obscenity, defamation or abusive language, which we reserve the right to remove at any time. In addition, if you choose to personally communicate or meet with any other Stereomood user by exchanging postal/email addresses, telephone numbers or otherwise via the interactive functionality of Stereomood, you do so at your own risk. Stereomood cannot be held responsible for any consequences which flow from your decision to communicate or interact with other Stereomood users in places or under circumstances which we do not control. We advise you to use extreme caution whenever you post information, socialise or interact with people whom you have met via the internet.

From time to time, you may be able to send to a friend, and a friend or contact may be able to send to you, information about our Website or services (e.g., to provide you with access to a song or message), by clicking on an "Invite", "Share" or similar button on the Website or other third-party websites. In some of these cases (unless you simply forward an e-mail from Stereomood on your own), you, or your friend, may be able to provide your friend's, or your, name and e-mail address to us. Such information will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law. If Stereomood receives your email address in this way and you are not an existing registered user of the Website, Stereomood will delete your email address immediately after providing you with the song or message.

Stereomood does not collect or store personal information received from third parties.

8. Links

We may display links to third party sites. However, we cannot control and cannot be held responsible for those other sites, their privacy policies or how they treat information about their users. We advise you to check their terms of use and privacy policies to find out how they are treating your personal information.

9. Data Protection

Stereomood provides the information regarding the personal data processing provided to use the services offered on the Website (the "Services"), in compliance with Legislative Decree n.196/03 (Italian Privacy Code) and subsequent amendments and integrations (hereinafter the "Code"). Pursuant to the Decree, you have the right to be informed of, and to have access to, all of the personally identifiable information we hold about you, and you may do so by visiting your user profile when logged-in to your account on the Website, or by e-mailing us at: info@stereomood.com.

We may store information provided by you on our servers in the U.S.

The holder of the data processing is:
    Stereomood s.r.l.
     Via Chelini Domenico 9
     Roma, 00197 Roma
     Italy
     p.iva: 10570351006

10. Cookies

We use cookies to help you use Stereomood to collect data that we can use to improve the efficiency and quality of our service. We use these cookies to identify you as a valid user and to help personalise your Stereomood experience in conjunction with your profile. We currently employ persistent cookies which stay on your computer after you have gone offline. Persistent cookies remain in the "cookies" folder after you have closed your web browser.

Most browsers have cookies turned on as a default, but you can always disable cookies or only allow non-persistent cookies via your browser preferences. If you choose to disable cookies, however, you won't be able enjoy a significant proportion of Stereomood's functionality. Please remember that cookies cannot read your hard drive or give any information collected to any third party. A cookie can only be read by the organisation that sets it.

11. Third-Party Ad Servers

We may use third-party advertising companies to target and serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (generally not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may employ cookies and other tracking technologies to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies is generally not personally. We encourage you to read these businesses' privacy policies if you should have any concerns about how they will care for your information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, see the Network Advertising Initiative's consumer Web site at http://www.networkadvertising.org/consumer.

12. Security

Stereomood endeavours to protect the security of your information as much as we endeavour to protect our own information and network. We employ firewalls and store all of our files and information on terminals which require password access.

You should never disclose your account password to unauthorised people. We use certain security measures to help keep your personal information safe, but we cannot guarantee that these measures will stop any users try to get around the privacy or security settings on the Website through unforeseen and/or illegal activity. Consequently, you acknowledge that there are circumstances in which your personal information may be accessed by unauthorised persons.

In the event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at info@stereomood.com with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.

13. Policy for Young People

Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use the Website and must not attempt to register with Stereomood and/or submit any personal information to us. We don't knowingly collect personal information from any person who is under the age of 13 or allow them to register. If it comes to our attention that we have collected personal data from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you have reason to believe that this has occurred, please contact us at info@stereomood.com, and we will delete all relevant information.

We recommend that children between the ages of 13 and 17 should not send any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet (including to us) without asking their parents/legal guardians for permission beforehand.

14. Legally-Compelled Disclosures

We believe in privacy and therefore will take all reasonable measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information remains private. However, in the event that we are required to disclose personally identifiable information by a court, the police or other law enforcement bodies for their investigations, regulation or other governmental authority we will make such a disclosure without being in violation of this Policy.

15. Business Transitions

If Stereomood is acquired by another company or sells all or a portion of its assets to another company, or in the event of a merger, it is likely that user information will be a part of the assets transferred. If as a result of such a business transition information is to be collected, used or disclosed in a manner or for a purpose different from that stated above, Stereomood will endeavour to notify all users of such changes beforehand.

18. Consent

By disclosing any information to Stereomood through the Website and by using the Stereomood Website as a registered user, you are consenting to the collection, storage and use of your personal information by Stereomood as set out in this Policy and the Terms and Conditions, and you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to Italy and other countries and territories. If you do not consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories, then you should not use the Website as a registered user, which means that many features will be unavailable to you.

When you give your personally identifiable information to Stereomood, it may be used by Stereomood and its direct and indirect consolidated subsidiaries for the purposes of, for example, providing you services and sending you correspondence, and additionally may be transferred to entities other than Stereomood's affiliates, which entities may be located in countries outside the EEA, including the United States. Each of these countries has different privacy laws that afford varying levels of protection for your personally identifiable information, and such laws may not be as comprehensive as those that exist in the European Economic Area ("EEA"). By registering with Stereomood, you consent to Stereomood's and its direct and indirect consolidated subsidiaries' transmission to, and processing of your information in, any jurisdiction, in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

19. Changes to the Privacy Policy

If Stereomood makes any changes to this Policy these changes will be detailed on this page in order to ensure that you are fully aware of what information is collected, how it is used and under what circumstances it will be disclosed. If you are concerned about how your information is collected, used or disclosed, you should periodically check back at this page. If you have any specific concerns not addressed in the Policy, please contact us using the feedback page on the website.

If you decide that you do not want your personal information to be used in the way described in this Policy, you can send us a notice that you wish to withdraw your consent as set out above by emailing info@stereomood.com. Because the Stereomood community relies on users sharing information, withdrawing your consent will mean that you are not able to receive the full benefits of Stereomood's service as a user. Additionally, if you do not provide your consent, or if you withdraw your consent, you should not use the Website as a registered user, which means that many features will be unavailable to you.