Personal Information Collected by this Web Site - Mailing List
This web site includes an opt-in mailing list. You may signup using only your email address, or you can optionally also provide your name and geographic area, as well as message options. Geographic information is used to limit the number of mailings you get from me; mailings of local interest are sent only to people in a specific geographic area unless you have indicated that you wish to receive all messages. In addition, if you purchase something from our online store, you are automatically added to the mailing list, with your full address.
Every message I send contains an unsubscribe link at the bottom; if you wish to leave the mailing list, you can click on this link and you will be removed immediately (no manual effort involved). This mailing list is never shared with anyone else. It is stored in a secure database, and is available only to us.
Personal Information Collected by this Web Site - Online Store
If you purchase from The Compass Rose Music online store, we collect the information needed to process that purchase, and store the information in a secure database. In addition to your name, address and email, this includes additional contact information (phone number, optionally), and the required credit card information. If you ship your purchase to an address other than your billing address, and/or to another person, we also store that name and address. We keep this information for the duration specified by US laws, and do not share it with anyone else. The store operates under the storerevenue.biz domain name.
This site may use server side geolocation to determine the country from which you are accessing the site. We use this information so that we can comply with the EU Cookie Laws, and also use it occasionally to show links of interest to people in your country, rather than US links. We do not do anything to associate you as an individual with this country information. (See our section on Cookies below, for information on how we save this information).
Anonymous Information Collected on this Web Site
Anonymous data is collected on server logs to enable analysis of web site activity, and debugging of active code. It can also be used to provide aggregate statistics about visitors and usage. You, as an individual user, remain anonymous. Such data may include pages visited, your IP address, browser type, how you landed, whether via search engine results, referral, or a direct link, and how long you stayed. Such data is used for analysis of web site effectiveness, and to identify possible areas for improvement.
This web site may use third party companies which in turn may place cookies on your browser. At this time, the only third party service we use is YouTube.
YouTube normally places cookies when a website, such as this one, shows YouTube videos on our own pages. These videos are shown by YouTube, and the cookies they place, associated with our site, are the same ones they would place if you visited their site to view the video. We have chosen the YouTube option that instructs them to not place cookies when you are on our site, as long as you don't press the "Play" button to view the video. If you don't want YouTube to set cookies, then don't start the video. If you start it, that is considered "consent" to their cookies.
You can opt out of advertising from certain companies at these two websites: the DAA opt-out program (currently available here) and the NAI opt-out program (currently available here).