(Last modified June 20, 2013)
The Policy, together with the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Site, sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of the Site. Depending on your activities when visiting the Site, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.
1. The Type of Information Collected and How it is Used
“Personal information” is information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, postal address, email address, and telephone number, among other things. When you visit the Site, it does not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provided it. If you provide personal information to us, Muse might receive additional information about you from other sources and combine that additional information with the personal information you provided. If you communicate through this Site, the content of your communications, your e-mail address, along with any responses from this Site may be retained.
In certain circumstances, Muse may request, allow, or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit your personally identifiable information in connection with a feature, program, promotion or some other aspect of the Site. For instance, you may: (a) provide your name, mail/shipping address, e-mail address, credit card number and phone number when registering with the Site or using services offered through the Site; (b) provide certain demographic information about you (e.g., age, gender, purchase preference, usage frequency, etc.) when participating in a project community on the Site or a survey, or poll; or (c) post a product and or services rating and recommendation on the Site. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g., your age and name). Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information may be required to participate in a particular activity, realize a benefit that the Site may offer, or gain access to certain content on the Site.
The personally identifiable information you submit to Muse is generally used to carry out your requests, respond to your inquiries, better serve you, or in other ways naturally associated with the circumstances in which you provided the information. Muse may also use this information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, to provide you with information or services or process transactions that you have requested or agreed to receive, to provide you with marketing or promotional information for products or services, or those of Muse’s parent company, subsidiaries or other affiliated companies, to communicate with you about content or other information you have posted or shared with Muse, or other Members of the Site, or service providers who use the Site, via the Site or with regard to your use of the Site and, in the discretion of Muse, changes to the Site and or Site policies, for internal business purposes, or for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information, or as otherwise set forth in this Policy. You may opt-out from receiving future promotional information from Muse, or direct that Muse not share your information in the future with any affiliated companies or third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To opt-out of receiving promotional offers simply unsubscribe via the e-mail sent for that purpose.
In certain instances Muse may also share your personally identifiable information with its third-party vendors who use the Site and or who are performing functions on behalf of Muse, or on behalf of affiliated companies of Muse (e.g., vendors that process credit card orders, deliver merchandise, administer promotions, provide marketing or promotional assistance, analyze data, assist with customer service, and the like). In addition, Muse may share your personally identifiable information with participating sponsors to a program or promotion, and with third parties who assist Muse in using the content or other information that you have posted or shared with Muse via the Site. Further, Muse may share your personally identifiable information with third parties such as promotional partners of Muse and others with whom Muse has marketing or other relationships, among others.
“Non-personal information” is information about you or your activities through which you cannot be personally identified. When you visit the Site, it may collect such information. Examples include the type of browser and operating system you are using, the type of device you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the pages you visit on the Site and how long you spend on each page, and the unique number assigned to your server or Internet connection. This type of information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified (i.e., information that has been rendered anonymous). Muse and or its third party service providers may obtain non-personal information about you from information that you provide, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. This type information may be used for a variety of purposes, including monitoring use of and improving the Site as well as for internal analysis.
The Site may utilize a standard technology called "cookies" to provide the Site’s personalization feature and web server logs to collect information about how the Site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Site, and Sites visited just before the Site. This information may be collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information may be associated with you as an individual.
Non-personal information is used in a variety of ways, including to help analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities and to improve the services of Muse. Muse may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information Muse has obtained from others. Muse may share your non-personal information with its affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others, but remember that aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you. Muse may provide an analysis and certain non-personal information to third parties (who may in turn use this information to provide advertisements tailored to your interests), but this will not involve disclosing any of your personally identifiable information.
2. Information You Provide About a Third Party
If you send a Site member or someone else a communication from the Site, such as sending Site content to a business, supplier, service provider, friend, or other person, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) may be used to facilitate the communication and may not be used for any other marketing purpose unless Muse obtains consent from that person or Muse explicitly states otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to- functionality on the Site, your e-mail address may be included in the communication sent.
3. Information from Third Parties About You
Muse also may, from time to time, supplement the information it collects with outside records from third parties in order to enhance its ability to serve you, to tailor its content to you and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that it believes may be of interest to you. Muse may combine the information it receives from those other sources with information it collects through the Site. In those cases, Muse will apply this Policy to any personal identifiable information received, unless otherwise specifically disclosed by Muse at the time you provide your personally identifiable information.
Muse is affiliated with other businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may offer promotions or sell items or services to you through Muse’s services. Muse may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of our business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business. Muse may share aggregated demographic information with business partners.
4. Information About Site Use
In addition to any personally identifiable information or other information that you choose to provide to Muse on the Site, Muse and its third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies, now and hereafter devised, that automatically collect certain Site usage information whenever you visit or interact with the Site. This information may include browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, the source of the request, the preceding page view, and other similar information. Muse may use this usage information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance or otherwise improve the Site. In addition, Muse may also collect your IP address or some other unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet, as applicable (collectively, referred to herein as a “Device Identifier”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, and Muse may identify your device by its Device Identifier. When analyzed, usage information helps Muse determine how the Site is used, such as what types of visitors arrive at the Site, what type of content is most popular, what type of content you may find most relevant, and what type of visitors are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising. Muse may associate your Device Identifier or Site usage information with the personally identifiable information you provide and may treat the combined information as personally identifiable information. Site usage information may be collected using various methods, such as web beacons, cookies, mobile device identifiers, and embedded scripts, among other methods.
5. Choice and Control
We know our members of our community value having control over their own information, and therefore Muse gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information. You may change or correct your Muse account information (except your username). For various reasons, we may contact you about our services or your activity.
6. Information Sharing and Disclosure.
The Site does not have a policy of selling or renting your personal information to unaffiliated third parties. It may be shared with unrelated third parties, including contractors that provide services to the Site. When personal information is provided to third parties, they may be required to exercise reasonable care to protect your personal information, and restrict the use to the purposes for which it was provided to them.
Muse offers several features that allow members to connect and communicate in semi-public project forums. When you publish content or information, it means that you are allowing everyone, including non-members of Muse, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you .Please use common sense and good judgment when posting in these forums or sharing your personal information with others on Muse. Be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Muse generally does not remove content from community spaces, and your posts may remain public after your account is closed. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to post in community spaces on Muse.
Another Muse member may follow your activity on Muse to receive updates, for example: when you create a project. You may choose to make certain activities and communications private in your project.
8. Other Uses
For security reasons, Muse does not recommend that you send non-public personally identifiable information, such as passwords, social security numbers or bank account information, to it by e-mail. Further, Muse may communicate with you by e-mail under the following circumstances: (a) if you request a particular service or sign up for a feature that involves e-mail communications; (b) if it relates to requests you have made from or through Muse (e.g., product/services updates, customer support, etc.); (c) if Muse is sending you information about products and services; (d) if you consented to being contacted by e-mail for a particular purpose; (e) if you send Muse an e-mail, post information on the Site or otherwise submit information to Muse electronically, Muse may e-mail you to follow-up or otherwise communicate with you with respect thereto; (f) to provide you legal notices or notices with respect to your use of the Site; or (g) to otherwise facilitate a transaction between you and Muse and or someone else. In certain instances, Muse may provide you with tools on the Site that will allow you to set your preferences for receiving e-mail communications from Muse and or other persons; that is, to agree to some communications but not others. You may “opt out” of receiving future commercial e-mail communications from Muse by sending an email to Muse opting out of future promotional email communications; provided, however, Muse reserves the right to send you transactional e-mails such as customer service communications and auto-renewal billing notices.
9. Your California Privacy Rights
Residents of the State of California, under certain provisions of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed certain personally identifiable information as defined under California law during the preceding year for third party direct marketing purposes. You are limited to one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. You may request the information in writing at:
Muse Studio, LLC
17801 East 40th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80011
10. Exceptions to the Policy
Regarding the Site’s links to other Sites, note that Muse, the Site and or its operator are not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of such Sites. You should consult privacy policies of other Sites before you visit those sites or provide any personal information to those sites. Muse, the Site and or its operator may provide information at the Site about programs and events that are sponsored by or co-sponsored by other firms or organizations. If you register for any of these events, Muse, the Site and or its operator may have no control over the third-party sponsor’s use of your personal information.
Third party applications may be available via the Site. The owners of these applications (“Third Party Owners”) may collect personally identifiable information from you and may have their own policies and practices. Muse is not responsible for how Third Party Owners or their applications use your personally identifiable information. These Third Party Owners may have their own terms of service, privacy policies or other policies and ask you to agree to the same. Muse is not responsible for these policies or the practices of Third Party Owners. Be sure to review any available policies before submitting any personally identifiable information to a third party application or otherwise interacting with it.
Although it is believed that security measures are employed that reasonably appropriate to protect your personal information, neither Muse, the Site nor its operator guarantees that such security precautions will protect against the loss or misuse of your personal information. Similarly, neither Muse, the Site nor its operator can guarantee the privacy of personal information you transmit over the Internet or that may be collected in transit by others, including contractors that provide services to Muse, the Site and or to its operator.
By using the Site you understand and consent to the transfer of your personal information across national borders and to the storage and processing of your information in a country that may not provide the same level of privacy protection that your country provides.
Muse reserves the right to revise this Policy at any time without notice. Please review this Policy periodically for changes.
13. Children's Privacy
Muse does not intend the Site and Services to be used by individuals under the age of 18. Muse relies upon parents or guardians 18 years of age or older to determine if the Site and Services is appropriate for the viewing, access, or participation by such individuals under the age of 18. If an individual under the age of 18 uses the Site and Services, such individual may only use the Site and Services under the supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older.
We do not seek or knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to
Muse Studio, LLC
17801 East 40th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80011