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Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (“LSHOF Website”) recognizes that your privacy and the protection of your personal information is important to you. This statement discloses how LSHOF Website helps protect your personal information while using the LSHOF Website Services. By using the LSHOF Website Services, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Personal Information

When you register for the LSHOF Website Services, you will be asked to provide certain personal information that will be stored in your “profile.” In completing your profile LSHOF Website may request personal information which may include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) e-mail address, (2) first and last name, (3) country or region, (4) state or territory, (5) ZIP code or postal code, (6) birth date and age. In addition to the information in your profile, LSHOF Website may also collect and store the IP address of your computer or other networking device, which may be needed to operate various features of the LSHOF Website Services. We may also collect data pertaining to your online transactions, purchase history, and Web site usage patterns. When you register for the LSHOF Website Services, you may be asked to create a password for your account. You may also be requested to provide secret questions and secret answers. You use your secret questions and answers to help verify your identity to LSHOF Website when there are account issues, such as needing to reset your password. You may also be requested to answer various questions about your consumer preferences or other information.

Use of Your Personal Information

How LSHOF Website Will Not Use Your Personal Information:

Except as stated in the next sentence, LSHOF Website will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. LSHOF Website may sell, rent and disclose your personal information to the following third parties: artists and organizations for whom we operate a Web site (for example, a music group for whom we are operating a fan club Web site), and artists and organizations for whom we are selling merchandise for. Please be aware that these third parties may have their own policies governing how they will use and disclose your personal information which may be different from this Privacy Policy. LSHOF Website will not use or share your personal information in a manner that differs from what is described in this Privacy Policy without your prior consent. LSHOF Website uses your personal information for the operation and maintenance of your LSHOF Website account and the LSHOF Website Services. For example, we use your e-mail address to send you a welcome e-mail message when you first register informing you about the service and telling you how to manage your LSHOF Website account. As part of the LSHOF Website Services, we may recommend for your consideration various products and merchandise. Accordingly, we may analyze data pertaining to your online transactions, purchase history, and Web site usage patterns on Web sites so that we can make recommendations suited especially to you. LSHOF Website may also send you e-mail about periodic service or recommended security updates or surveys related to the LSHOF Website Service. These periodic e-mails are considered essential to the provision of the service you have requested. You cannot unsubscribe from these mailings. You may, however, choose not to participate in the surveys.

General Disclosure of Personal Information

LSHOF Website occasionally hires other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as answering customer support inquiries. LSHOF Website will only provide these companies with those pieces of your personal information needed to deliver the services, and the companies and their employees are prohibited from using that personal information for any other purpose. LSHOF Website may share your personal information with third parties in order to fulfill a service or transaction you may have requested. LSHOF Website may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on LSHOF Website or; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of LSHOF Website.

Managing Your Personal Information

You can always add, update, or make other changes to the information in your LSHOF Website profile.

Security and Storage of Your Personal Information

LSHOF Website is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. You must type the correct password to access your information. It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your LSHOF Website account password and not to reveal this information to others. Personal information collected by LSHOF Website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which LSHOF Website or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities. By using the LSHOF Website Service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Operational Information

Some “operational” information is used by the LSHOF Website Services in order to operate your account properly and provide the services you have requested. This operational information does not include the personal information that you provide as part of your LSHOF Website profile, but may include, for example, the following: the date on which your profile was last updated, whether your e-mail address has been verified, whether your account has been deactivated, what browser you are using, the IP address of your computer or other networking device, and other similar types of information. Operational information may be shared with third parties to the extent necessary to provide LSHOF Website Services.

Aggregate Information

We may collect and analyze information about your use of the LSHOF Website Services as aggregated with the use of the LSHOF Website Services by other users (“Aggregate Information”); for example, overall usage patterns of LSHOF Website users, the total number of LSHOF Website users, the percentage of LSHOF Website users who are male/female, or in a certain age range, or who live in a particular region, etc., or the percentage of LSHOF Website users who are also consumers of various other products and services. The collection and analysis of Aggregate Information is important in the operation and enhancement of the LSHOF Website Services and other business purposes. Aggregate Information may be compiled in reports and disclosed, sold, licensed or rented to third parties. However, since Aggregate Information does not include any information which can be used to individually identify you or any other LSHOF Website user, it is not possible for the third party recipient of the Aggregate Information to use it to identify or contact you.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a very small text file that a Web site saves to your computer’s hard disk to store information that you provide about yourself or to store your preferences. The LSHOF Website may use cookies when you sign in to one of the LSHOF Website’s sites. The LSHOF Website may retain s your unique identifier, the time you signed in, and profile information in an encrypted cookie on your hard disk. The cookie allows you to move from page to page at the participating site without having to sign in again on each page. The LSHOF Website may also use cookies to improve the sign in experience. For example, the LSHOF Website may store your user name in a cookie that will remain on your computer after you sign out. This cookie allows your user name to be entered automatically, so that you will only need to type your password the next time you sign in. You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies using the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use the LSHOF Website.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

LSHOF Website may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. LSHOF Website will obtain your consent for any updates to this Privacy Policy that expand the sharing or use of your personal information in ways not disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please send an e-mail message to

Last Updated: January 20, 2013