applies to the U.S. operations of all brands and services within the
Overall privacy statement
We take your privacy seriously. Because we gather certain types of
information about our users, we want to help you understand the terms and
conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This
privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather, how we use
it, and how to correct or change it. These privacy practices apply to the
Web site that you were viewing when you clicked through to this policy,
which is operated directly by us, by our partner, or by our affiliate.
1. What information does
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with
the best and most useful content and services. Several of the services and
features that we offer on our sites require you to provide us with
information as a condition of usage.
We collect personally
identifiable information, such as your name, email address, postal
address, phone number and credit card information when you provide it to
us. From time to time, we may also collect other sensitive information
such gender, username and password. We may also receive information about
you from other sources and add it to the information you provided to us.
Once you register with
ICTunes.com site you are no longer anonymous to us.
2. What is ICTunes.com
practice regarding cookies?
Your Internet browser has a feature called cookies, which stores small
amounts of data on your computer about your visit to any of our sites. You
do not need to have cookies turned on to visit most of our sites, although
active participation in certain areas of our sites may require cookies.
Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically
give us personally identifiable information, in which case we use the
information to enhance your services in the ways described below. By
adjusting your settings on your browser, you may elect not to allow
cookies to be collected.
We also use technologies,
including electronic images known as Web bugs—sometimes called
transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or beacons—that allow us to track general
user-traffic patterns. We also automatically receive and record
information from our servers and from your browser, including your IP
address, the time of your visit to pages on our site, and information
about pages you visited. Unless you have registered for one of our
products or services, the information we gather through the use of
tracking technologies cannot be matched with any personally identifiable
information about you.
tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:
- Keeping count of
return visits to our site or our advertisers' or partners' sites;
- Accumulating and
reporting anonymous, aggregate (data collected in mass), statistical
information on Web-site and advertisement usage;
- Determining which
features our overall user population likes best;
- Saving your password
so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our sites;
- Displaying the most
appropriate advertising or content based on your interests.
We allow other companies
that are presenting advertisements on our sites and, sometimes, in our
newsletters to use tracking technology on your computer. We do not give
any personally identifiable information to them as part of this
relationship. Unless you visit the Web site of these companies and provide
them with personally identifiable information about yourself, these
tracking technologies tell those advertisers nothing about who you are.
Our advertisers' use of tracking technology is subject to their own
3. How does ICTunes.com
use the information?
We use the information we gather for four general purposes:
- To customize the
advertising and the content you see;
- To enhance the user
experience in our network of sites. We use tracking information to
determine how well each page performs overall based on aggregate user
demographics and traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us
continue to build a better service for you;
- To fulfill your
requests for certain products and services.
- To send you
information you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of
interest to you.
4. How does ICTunes.com
share the information?
Personally identifiable information
We will make your personally identifiable information available to other
companies or people when:
- You have elected to
allow us to share that information at the time that you registered
with us or provided us the information, or through a subsequent
affirmative election through our website.
- You use cobranded
services (i.e., sites or services that we offer to you in connection
with a partner, who is identified on the site). When you use a
cobranded service within our network of sites, you grant us permission
to pass your registration information back to that service partner.
Their use of your information is subject to their applicable privacy
- We hire third-party
vendors to provide specialized services such as customer support;
email message deployment; suppression, merge and de-duplication
services; data processing; and special products or services that you
have requested. These companies are only allowed to use the
information in order to help us fulfill our services to you. We do not
provide your information to these companies for their own, permanent
- You unsubscribe for a
mailing that we send to you on behalf of a third party. We may share
your removal instruction with the third party so that it may be added
to that person’s list of people to whom they may not send emails.
- You are the winner of
a contest or a sweepstakes that is co-sponsored with a third party and
that third party needs your information in order to manage the prize
- When required by law,
such as when we respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process.
- We believe that your
actions violate applicable laws, ICTunes.com Terms
of Use, or any usage guidelines for specific products or services,
or threaten the rights, property, or safety of our company, our users,
5. How can I review and
update my personally identifiable information?
You can review, correct, or change the information collected during
registration for any of our sites. Users may change information at any
time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with
our services or who have questions about how our services work can contact
us using e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.
6. How will I know if the
Any modifications to our privacy practices will be reflected first within
this area of the Web site. If there is a material change in our privacy
practices, we will indicate on our sites that our privacy practices have
changed and provide a link to the new privacy statement. If we are going
to be using the information collected from users in a manner materially
different from that stated at the time of collection, we will send
affected users written notice of the change by e-mail.
Questions regarding this privacy statement or any other aspects of our
network of Web sites should be sent via e-mail to the addresses at the
bottom of this page . We read every message submitted and try to reply
promptly to every one. We may also file your comments to improve the site,
or review and discard the information.