HDtracks

HDtracks is a high-resolution digital music store offering DRM-free music in multiple formats as well as cover art with Audio CD-quality and high definition audio master recording quality download selections.

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Handling

Does the policy allow personally-targeted or behavioral marketing? Yes, but you can opt-out

3.5/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

Possible Options

Yes0/10
Yes, but you can opt-out3.5/10
Yes, but you must opt-in7/10
No10/10

Citation

We automate the display advertisements containing our products and services on other websites you visit, based on the fact that you have visited our website using cookies. For further information on the cookies we use, please see our cookies policy which is available here.

Logic involved: automatically displaying advertisements to individuals who have visited our website results in increased efficiencies and costs savings for us than manually displaying advertisements or displaying advertisements by different means.

Significance and envisaged consequences: cookies will be used to recognize the fact that you have visited our website in order to display advertisements to you (unless you have blocked such cookies) and will collect information about your online behavior.

How to object: you can block these cookies by [using the cookies control management tool on your site for example for Google DoubleClick, by opting out of seeing personalised ads by following the instructions here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB]. For further information, please see our cookies policy here.

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Does the service allow third-party access to private personal data? Yes, not all parties specified

0/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

The policy allows sharing personal data with third-parties (not just critical service providers), and does not explicitly list the third-parties.

This may come in the form of outright data sharing or by using local third-party analytics software (such as Google Analytics, which collects a plethora of user information).

Note that whether the policy allows sharing aggregated user data does not affect this question.

If the personal data is encrypted when it passes through the third-party, it does not count as third-party access (as the data is inaccessible to that party).

If personal data has been made public by, for example, posting it to a blog, it does not count as private personal information (and is therefore not considered by this question).

Possible Options

Yes, not all parties specified0/10
Yes, all parties specified (including non-critical service providers such as advertisers)3/10
Yes, not all parties specified (but only to critical service providers)7/10
Yes, all parties specified (only to critical service providers)8/10
No10/10

Citation

We use a number of third parties to provide us with services which are necessary to run our business or to assist us with running our business [and who process your information for us on our behalf].These include the following:

Telephone provider(s), including SmartChoice. Their privacy policy is available here: https://smartchoiceus.com/privacy-policy/ Email provider(s), including GMAIL. Their privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy IT service provider(s), including Nexcess, Amazon and Verizon/Edgecast/Azure. Their privacy policies are available here: https://www.nexcess.net/policies/privacy-policy and https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/eu-data-protection/ Web developer(s), including OraStream and WebSolutionsNYC. Their privacy policy is available here Hosting provider(s), including amazon web services. Their privacy policy is available here: https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/eu-data-protection/ Our third party service providers are located in the United States. Your information will be shared with these service providers where necessary to provide you with the service you have requested, whether that is accessing our website or ordering goods and services from us.

[We do not display the identities of [all of] our service providers publicly by name for security and competitive reasons. If you would like further information about the identities of our service providers, however, please contact us directly [via our contact form] or [by email] and we will provide you with such information where you have a legitimate reason for requesting it (where we have shared your information with such service providers, for example).]

Legitimate interest relied on: where we share your information with these third parties in a context other than where is necessary to perform a contract (or take steps at your request to do so), we will share your information with such third parties in order to allow us to run and manage our business efficiently.

Reason why necessary to perform a contract: we may need to share information with our service providers to enable us to perform our obligations under that contract or to take the steps you have requested before we enter into a contract with you.

We disclose your information to other third parties in specific circumstances, as set out below.

Providing information to third parties such as Google Inc. Google collects information through our use of Google Analytics on our website. Google uses this information, including IP addresses and information from cookies, for a number of purposes, such as improving its Google Analytics service. Information is shared with Google on an aggregated and anonymized basis. To find out more about what information Google collects, how it uses this information and how to control the information sent to Google, please see the following page: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

Legitimate interest(s): meeting our contractual obligations to Google under our Google Analytics Terms of Service (https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html)

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the browser plugin here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

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Does the service allow you to permanently delete your personal data? Yes, using an automated mechanism

5/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Even if there is a reasonable delay before the data is fully deleted (as is common), the data still counts as "permanently deleted" and satisfies the parameters for this question.

Possible Options

No0/5
Yes, by contacting someone3/5
Yes, using an automated mechanism5/5
N/A (no personal information collected)5/5

Citation

HOW TO REVIEW, UPDATE OR DELETE YOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION As part of your use of our services, you are responsible for updating your submitted registration information so that it is current, accurate, and complete. In order to update your registration information, please access your HDtracks Account and make the desired change. You may also access your HDtracks Account in order to change your user preferences.

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When does the policy allow law enforcement access to personal data? When reasonably requested

3/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

Always0/5
Not specified0/5
When reasonably requested3/5
Only when required by a court order or subpoena4/5
N/A (no personal data to share)5/5
Never (special legal jurisdiction)5/5

Citation

We also reserve the right to disclose personal information to third parties when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, to enforce our Terms of Service, to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of HDtracks, its content providers, or the public, to respond to an emergency, or as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

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Transparency

Does the policy require users to be notified in case of a data breach? No

0/7

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 8% of the final score.

Note that all companies operating in the EU are subject to Art. 33 of the GDPR, which requires companies to notify their data protection authority of a data breach within 72 hours of discovering it.

Possible Options

No0/7
Yes, eventually5/7
Yes, within 72 hours7/7
N/A (the service collects so little personal data that notification would not be possible)7/7

Note

This policy doesn't require the service to alert users of data breaches

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Will affected users be notified when the policy is meaningfully changed? Yes

5/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/5
Yes5/5
N/A (no personal data—or contact information—collected)5/5

Citation

Please note that by using our Website and/or our software and the services provided therein, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website, software, or the services provided therein. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. We will provide notice to you of any material changes by any reasonable means including sending an email to the most recently updated address in your HDtracks Account and/or posting such notice and the amended policy on the HDtracks Website and in the links contained in our software. Your continued use of our Website and/or software following changes to this Privacy Policy will mean that you accept and agree to the changes and that any information collected or provided after such change will be governed by the updated Privacy Policy.

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Is the policy's history made available? Only the date it was last modified

3/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/5
Only the date it was last modified3/5
Yes, with revisions or a change-log5/5

Citation

Updated February 1, 2020.

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Does the policy outline the service's general security practices? Somewhat

1/3

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 4% of the final score.

The policy provides only a very vague overview of its security practices.

Possible Options

No0/3
Somewhat1/3
Yes2/3
Yes, including audits2.5/3
N/A (no personal data collected)3/3
Yes, including independent audits3/3

Citation

We use reasonable security methods to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, because no security system is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers. It is also possible that information you supply to us will be intercepted during transmission.

Whenever you give HDtracks sensitive information (e.g., credit card numbers), HDtracks will take commercially reasonable steps to protect such information by establishing a secure connection with your Web browser. HDtracks employs an industry standard technology known as a secure-socket-layer ("SSL") to protect the transmission of payment information from the HDtracks Network to our servers. We do not share your credit card information with any parties not directly involved in processing or completing your purchase. HDtracks does NOT store any credit card information on our servers. Only our credit card processors maintain that information.

To help protect your HDtracks Account information, please keep your password secure. We suggest that you pick a non-obvious password that mixes numbers and letters. In addition, we recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any HDtracks Account information.

Remember to sign out of your HDtracks Account, and close your browser window whenever you leave your computer. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information, because your computer may be accessible to others or used in a shared setting. HDtracks's Privacy Policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond HDtracks's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

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Collection

Does the policy list the personal data it collects? Yes, generally

7/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

All general categories of collected personal data are listed, though not all types of personal data are explicitly mentioned (for example, the list might use a phrase like 'such as' when listing types of personal data).

Possible Options

No0/10
Only summarily3/10
Yes, generally7/10
Yes, exhaustively10/10
N/A (no personal information is collected)10/10

Citation

In order to provide you with convenient access to our service and information about your account and services relating to the HDtracks Digital Store, we collect the following information:

Registration. In order to use our Digital Store and/or to sign up for our emailing list, you must provide us with certain personal information. Prior to purchasing downloads for the first time, you will be required to register and create an account with HDtracks ("HDtracks Account"). When you create your HDtracks Account, you will be required to provide a login name and password and your name, address and email address. You may also be asked to provide us with additional information, such as your age, gender, and other personal information about yourself or your family. We do NOT retain your credit card information. You may also be asked to provide us with additional information, such as your age, occupation, and internet service provider, but such information is not required.

Once you have registered with us, we may also collect other information about you, including your transactions with us, your service usage patterns, such as the pages on the HDtracks.com Website you have visited, searches you have conducted on our site and the amount of time you have spent on our Website. If you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence. If you have registered with us, we may collect information about what music files you possess on the PC you use to sign up with our service and any other PC's networked to that PC. We may also collect information regarding where you obtained that music. We may collect information concerning the bit rate of the encode of music files contained on your PC and/or any PC connected to that PC or mobile device.

Promotions. As part of the process to create a HDtracks Account or to participate in certain promotions offered by HDtracks such as entering sweepstakes, contests, surveys, newsletters, etc., in addition to name, address, and email address, you may be asked to provide certain information which, by itself, does not personally identify you. For example, you may be asked to provide information concerning your music or other entertainment preferences, purchasing habits, and the like. HDtracks may request this information in order to enhance your experience by understanding you better and to also make you aware of new services, programs or offers in which you may be interested.

Visiting the Site. We keep track of the domains from which people visit our Website, www.HDtracks.com. We may track the country or zip code of visitors to our Website and of those downloading or attempting to download products from our Digital Store. We analyze this data for trends and statistics, and for federal export law compliance when required. This information is analyzed at an aggregate level and is not considered personally identifiable. We may also collect statistical data on all users of our Website, including: the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the user's computer, the referring URL, if any, and the browser software identification. Certain referring URLs and IP addresses may contain or suggest personally identifiable information.

Forums and Chat Rooms. If you choose to post messages to our message boards, forums, or chat rooms or other message areas or leave feedback for other users, we may collect or track that information. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems, and as otherwise permitted by law. If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

Mailing Lists. In order to keep you informed about our services, we may send e-mails and announcements that are needed for the administration of our Website and service. We also give our users the option of joining our mailing list to receive additional information about our Website, services and offers.

Use of Cookies. We may use data collection devices such as "cookies" (small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping purposes) to assist us in providing our services. Cookies make using the Site easier by, among other things, saving your passwords and preferences for you, helping identify you whenever you return to our Site, and reducing the number of times you are required to enter your password during a session. Cookies can also help us provide information that is targeted toward your interests and preferences. Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. However, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to alert you when a cookie is being sent (note: you may need to consult your browser's "Help" area for instructions on how to do that). If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, you may not be able to use certain features on the Site and you may be required to reenter your password more frequently during a session. Please note, that if you set your browser to block acceptance of cookies, this may affect your ability to use the HDtracks service or enter our Website. See our Cookie Policy here .

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Does the service collect personal data from third parties? Yes

0/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

This includes the use of data brokers and independent verification authorities (such as background check providers).

Possible Options

Yes0/10
Only for critical data7/10
No10/10

Citation

In certain circumstances (for example, to verify the information we hold about you or obtain missing information we require to provide you with a service we will obtain information about you from our payment processors either WorldPay or PayPal or Kount or BrainTree, and only as necessary.

Reason why necessary to perform a contract: where you have entered into a contract or requested that we enter into a contract with you, in certain circumstances, we will obtain information about you from public sources in order to enable us to understand your business and provide services to you or services to a sufficient standard.

For example, we would obtain and/or verify your email address from your website or from a directory where you ask us to send you information by email but we do not possess the information or we need to confirm that we have recorded your email address correctly.

Legitimate interests: in certain circumstances, we will have a legitimate interest in obtaining information about you from public and private sources. For example, if you have infringed or we suspect that you have infringed any of our legal rights, we will have a legitimate interest in obtaining and processing information about you from such sources in order to investigate and pursue any suspected or potential infringement.

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Does the service allow the user to control whether personal data is used or collected for non-critical purposes? On an opt-out basis, for all non-critical data/uses

3/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Some services allow users to opt-out or opt-in to of non-critical collection or use of personal data, such as collecting data for personalized advertisements.

Possible Options

No0/5
On an opt-out basis, but only for some non-critical data/uses1.5/5
On an opt-out basis, for all non-critical data/uses3/5
N/A (no data used for non-critical purposes)5/5
On an opt-in basis5/5

Citation

You have the right to object to our use of automated decision making and profiling described in this section. You can do that by opting-out of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with the method described in the relevant section below. If you do not want us to process your actual IP address (usually the IP address assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider) when you visit our website, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or a free service such as Tor.]

You can find out more about our use of cookies and similar technologies (including the legal basis on which we use them) and how to opt out from them in our cookies policy.

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Warnings

HDtracks has no warnings published on PrivacySpy. PrivacySpy publishes warnings when it learns a service has announced a data breach or is found misusing user data. If you believe a warning should be published for HDtracks, submit one here.


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