Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://myguitarjournal.com.

Your privacy is very important to us. At My Guitar Journal we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is My Guitar Journal’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, My Guitar Journal 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. My Guitar Journal’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how My Guitar Journal’s visitors use its website. From time to time, My Guitar Journal may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

My Guitar Journal also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. My Guitar Journal only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to My Guitar Journal’s websites choose to interact with My Guitar Journal in ways that require My Guitar Journal to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that My Guitar Journal gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive MyGuitarJournal updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, My Guitar Journal collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with My Guitar Journal. My Guitar Journal 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

My Guitar Journal may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, My Guitar Journal may monitor the most popular pages on the https://myguitarjournal.com/ site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. My Guitar Journal may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, My Guitar Journal does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

My Guitar Journal 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 My Guitar Journal’s behalf or to provide services available at My Guitar Journal’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. My Guitar Journal 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, My Guitar Journal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when My Guitar Journal believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of My Guitar Journal, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an My Guitar Journal website and have supplied your email address, My Guitar Journal 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 My Guitar Journal and our products. 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. My Guitar Journal takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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. My Guitar Journal uses cookies to help My Guitar Journal identify and track visitors, their usage of My Guitar Journal website, and their website access preferences. My Guitar Journal visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using My Guitar Journal’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of My Guitar Journal’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Business Transfers

If My Guitar Journal, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that My Guitar Journal goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of My Guitar Journal may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by My Guitar Journal and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Our contact information

hello@myguitarjournal.com

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, My Guitar Journal may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in My Guitar Journal’s sole discretion. My Guitar Journal 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.