Devoted to Vinyl values your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy is effective November 5, 2014 and describes the types of information that Devoted to Vinyl gathers from visitors and how that information is used. Devoted to Vinyl reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. The currently operative Privacy Policy will always be available by clicking on the Privacy Policy link on the home page. Please read this policy carefully and, if you have any questions, please ask them here.

Unregistered Users

We collect certain information necessary to assist us in operating the Site. We log your IP address, ISP (Internet Service Provider), Internet browser and operating system, the time of your visit, and the pages that you viewed. We log this information to assist us in diagnosing server problems, administering our website, and tracking usage statistics. Your IP address is provided to you by your Internet Service Provider and may be constant or may vary each time you access the Internet, depending on the type of Internet service you have. We do not try to identify you through your IP address and it would be extremely difficult for us to do so.

If you click through to the Site from another website, then we collect that information. This helps us learn where our visitors are coming from and helps us make the Site better. Any such information is collected and used only in the aggregate and although we can generate reports to help us understand the information as a whole, we cannot generate reports about specific users. If you have provided personal information to another website from which you click through to the Site, then you should review the privacy policy of that website to determine what information that website collects and how it is used. At present, the Site does not receive any personal information you may have provided to any website not operated by Devoted to Vinyl and we have no plans to do so. If our plans should change, we will modify this Privacy Policy to reflect that change before any change is implemented, and any such personal information would be subject to this Privacy Policy.

We may place small files known as “cookies” on your computer’s hard drive to help us learn about how visitors use our website and to provide our users with a better experience. A cookie may, for example, contain certain information that allows us to track your path through the Site, to determine whether you are a return visitor, and to automatically log you in to an Interactive Areas such as discussion forums. Cookies do not permit us to personally identify you and cannot access any other data on your computer. Your web browser may provide a way for you to refuse cookies and you are free to do so without affecting your ability to access the Site. However, you will lose the ability to personalize your experience on the Site, including the ability to participate in any of our Interactive Areas. Cookies are harmless, so we encourage you to allow us to place one on your computer so that you can take full advantage of everything the Site has to offer.

Registered Users

We may provide you with the opportunity to register with the Site. The benefits of registration may include the ability to post messages and other information in our Interactive Areas, and the ability to personalize the website to best serve your needs. If you choose to register, then you will provide certain information to us. That information may or may not be personally identifiable. For example, you may be required to provide a username and password, but as long as your username is not your real name, we will not be able to identify you personally.

In addition, we may offer you the opportunity to opt-in to receiving e-mails containing information you may find useful. If you decide to opt-in, you will provide your name and e-mail address. That information may be collected and stored by a third-party e-mail marketing service that sends out the emails for us, and that information will be subject to the privacy policy of that third-party e-mail marketing service. In addition, should we ever sell this website, the purchaser will also obtain the right to access and use your name and e-mail address. You may opt out of receiving e-mails at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information, we do not have it. And because we do not have it, we cannot disclose it to any third party.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information by Third-Party Sites.

Devoted to Vinyl may provide you with links to third-party websites in order to obtain additional relevant information, to purchase products or services, or for other reasons. When you click on such a link, you may be given the opportunity to enter personally-identifiable information to be submitted to that third-party website, which may include your name, birthdate, e-mail address, telephone number, mailing address, credit card numbers, or other information. You may be given that opportunity either through links that will take you directly to the third-party website, through a pop-up window provided by that third-party website, or through a pop-up form that allows you to enter information without leaving the Devoted to Vinyl website. In any case, any personally identifiable information you enter is provided directly to the third-party website; Devoted to Vinyl does not itself collect or store any of this information. Devoted to Vinyl has no control over any third-party website or over any personally identifiable information that any third-party website may collect from you. Before providing any personally identifiable information to any such third-party website, you should review that website’s terms of use and privacy policy and make sure that they are acceptable to you.

Affiliate Programs and Referral Fees

Devoted to Vinyl’s purpose is to inform, educate, motivate, inspire, and aid you in reaching your goals. In order to provide you with the quality information that you receive at Devoted to Vinyl, Devoted to Vinyl may receive revenues from third-party websites to which Devoted to Vinyl provides links or that provide advertising to be displayed on the Devoted to Vinyl website.

In addition, Devoted to Vinyl may receive commissions through one or more third-party affiliate programs, such as the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for websites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es, and Amazon.ca. Generally, such commissions are earned when you click on an advertisement displayed on Devoted to Vinyl or click on a link to a third-party website where you make a purchase.

Participation in Google Adsense and Other Online Advertising Programs

Devoted to Vinyl may display advertisements provided through the Google AdSense, Media.net or other third-party advertising programs. Such third-parties use cookies such as the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads that may be more relevant to you, based on your prior visits to Devoted to Vinyl and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings or out of all use of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx.

Children’s Privacy

This website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect information about children. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information.

Ezoic

Devoted to Vinyl (www.devotedtovinyl.com) uses Ezoic to provide ad personalization and analytic services on this website, and as such Ezoic’s Privacy Policy is in effect and can be reviewed here and here.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.