Privacy

Introduction

Open Sound New Orleans. (“Open Sound New Orleans”) operates this website at http://opensoundneworleans.com. It is Open Sound New Orleans' policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.



Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Open Sound New Orleans collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Open Sound New Orleans' purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Open Sound New Orleans' visitors use its website. From time to time, Open Sound New Orleans may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.


Open Sound New Orleans also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Open Sound New Orleans does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.



Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Open Sound New Orleans' website choose to interact with Open Sound New Orleans in ways that require Open Sound New Orleans to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Open Sound New Orleans gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who upload sounds at Open Sound New Orleans to provide certain details such as their names and e-mail addresses. Those who engage in interactions with Open Sound New Orleans – by uploading sound, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal information required to conduct those interactions. In each case, Open Sound New Orleans collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Open Sound New Orleans. Open Sound New Orleans does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.



Aggregated Statistics

Open Sound New Orleans will use the identifying information voluntarily provided by users in order to give attribution to users as outlined in the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 license (viewable here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0), should the user choose to upload sounds to the project.


Open Sound New Orleans may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Open Sound New Orleans may monitor the most popular parts of the Open Sound New Orleans site, or most shared or favorited sounds. Open Sound New Orleans may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Open Sound New Orleans does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.



Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Open Sound New Orleans discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Open Sound New Orleans' behalf or to provide services available at Open Sound New Orleans' website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Open Sound New Orleans' websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Open Sound New Orleans will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Open Sound New Orleans discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Open Sound New Orleans believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Open Sound New Orleans, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Open Sound New Orleans website and have supplied your email address, Open Sound New Orleans may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Open Sound New Orleans. We primarily use our website and news page to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Open Sound New Orleans takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.



Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Open Sound New Orleans uses cookies to help Open Sound New Orleans identify and track visitors, their usage of Open Sound New Orleans' website, and their website access preferences. Open Sound New Orleans visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Open Sound New Orleans' website, with the drawback that certain features of Open Sound New Orleans' website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.



Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Open Sound New Orleans may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Open Sound New Orleans' sole discretion. Open Sound New Orleans encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


This privacy policy was based on the Automattic (make link: http://automattic.com/privacy/) privacy policy and the one at OwnTerms (make link: http://ownterms.pbworks.com/Privacy+Policy+1) and repurposed for our own use.