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Privacy Policy

Last Modified: May 16, 2013

PRIVACY POLICY AND YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS


This is the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) foromusicawards.com ("Site," "we," "us," or "our").  The Site is provided by Viacom Media Networks ("VMN"), a division of Viacom International Inc. (together, VMN and Viacom International Inc., the “Parent Companies”). 

This Privacy Policy is intended to explain our privacy practices and covers the following areas:

1.  When This Privacy Policy Applies.

2.  U.S. Governing Law; Safe Harbor.

3.  Collection and Use of Personal Information and Other Information (Other than Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities).

4.  Opting-out of Certain Uses of your Personal Information and Other Information (Other than Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities).

5.  Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities.

6.  Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information and Other Information.

7.  Reviewing, Updating or Deleting Certain Information.

8.  Protection of Information.

9.  Your California Privacy Rights.

10.  Changes to this Privacy Policy and Notice.

11.  Miscellaneous.

1.  When This Privacy Policy Applies.

This Privacy Policy applies whether you are accessing the Site via a personal computer, a mobile device or any other technology or devices now known or hereafter developed or discovered (each, a “Device”) and whether you are accessing the Site as a registered user (if offered by the Site) or other user of the Site.  This Privacy Policy governs only the Personal Information and Other Information (as those terms are defined below) collected by the Site and does not cover any such information collected in any other manner or by any other website offered by the Parent Companies and/or any subsidiaries and affiliates of the Parent Companies (collectively, “Affiliates”) or collected by any other company, unless specifically stated.  We may from time to time, combine Information (as that term is defined below) with other information we collect from other sources, such as information received from our Parent Companies, Affiliates, marketing companies or Advertisers and, if we do so, our use of the resulting combined Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy will remain in full force and effect, even if your use of or participation in the Site or any particular service, feature, function or promotional activity offered through the Site terminates, expires, ceases, is suspended or deactivated for any reason.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not participate in the Site or any features, activities or services offered through the Site.

2.  U.S. Governing Law; Safe Harbor.

The Site is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S.  We make no representation that this Site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations. By participating in our Site activities, you certify that you meet the age and other eligibility requirements for this Site as set forth in our Terms of Use Agreement.  If you do not meet such age and other eligibility requirements, please discontinue using the Site immediately as your continued use of the Site indicates that you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Switzerland, for detailed information on our privacy policy and practices with respect to personal information transferred from the EEA and Switzerland, please see our Safe Harbor Privacy Policy located at http://www.viacom.com/privacypolicy/Documents/VIACOM-610657-v1-Safe_Harbor_Policy.pdf.

If you are located outside of the U.S., the EEA and Switzerland, you use this Site at your own risk and initiative and you, not us, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws.  Please be aware that any Personal Information and Other Information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of this Site will be collected in the U.S. and/or transferred to the U.S. and subject to U.S. law. By using this Site, participating in any Site activities and/or providing us with your Personal Information and Other Information, you freely and specifically: (i) consent to the transfer and/or processing of any Information to and in the U.S., (ii) acknowledge that U.S. law may provide a lower standard of protection for personal data than the laws of your location and (iii) understand that we will collect, transfer, store, process and/or deal with your Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and U.S. law.  Consequently, to the full extent permitted by law, you hereby waive any claims relating to the processing of your Personal Information or Other Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction. 

3.  Collection and Use of Personal Information and Other Information (Other than Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities).

When we use the term "Personal Information" we mean information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you, such as your full name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number. When we use the term “Other Information”, we mean any information other than Personal Information that may be collected about you (Personal Information and Other Information, together, the “Information”). 


a.   Information We Collect that You Provide Us. 

i.  User Registration.  To the extent we offer user registration on the Site, to register as a member of the Site, you are required to select a user name and password (together, your “User ID”) and may be required to also provide other Information, such as your email address and date of birth.  Additional Information may be requested during the registration process (but not required). 

ii. In Connection with Certain Features and Functions. We may also provide you with access to certain features or functions that we may offer on the Site, such as the option to subscribe to a selection of free email newsletters and other periodic information, chat rooms, message boards, electronic mail services, messaging services, auctions, shopping, registration and member profile pages.  To sign up for or participate in thesefeatures or functions, you may be required to provide us with certain Information about you in order for us to personalize and/or allow you to use such features and functions.  For example, to sign up to receive email newsletters, you may be required to provide your email address, date of birth and zip code separate from any user registration.  Further, for example, to the extent we offer such services, if you order any of our various Products (as defined in the Terms of Use Agreement), in addition to your name and contact information, we will also collect and may maintain your billing address, shipping address, Product selections, your credit card or other payment instrument information, your order number and information about your computer's internet address and website which may have referred or directed you to the Site (e.g., the referring URL).  Your credit card or debit card number is collected via a secure transmission.

iii. In Connection with Promotions such as Contests and Sweepstakes.  There may be a separate registration process to enter Promotions such as contests and sweepstakes which may require the submission of all or some of the following: your first and last name, street address, city, state and zip code, email address, telephone number and date of birth.  Additional Information may be requested depending on the specific Promotion, but submission of such Information may be optional.  The Promotion’s entry page and/or Rules will provide the specific requirements.  You may also have the opportunity to opt-in to receive special Promotions or offers from our third party advertisers, sponsors or promotional partners (“Advertisers”) as a result of your use of the Site in connection with many of these types of Promotions.

 b.   Information Collected Through Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. 

"Cookies" (which may be html files, Flash files or other technology) are text files that help store user preferences and activity. “Web beacons” (also known as image tags, gif or web bugs) are small pieces of code used to collect advertising data, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. The Site and/or third parties may usecookies”, “web beacons” and other similar tracking technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) to collect Other Information automatically as you browse the Site and the web.

We use Tracking Technologies to help tailor our content, allow users to move between associated sites without logging into each site, understand Site and internet usage, improve or customize the content, offerings or advertisements on this Site, personalize your experience on this Site (for example, to recognize you by name when you return to the Site), understand your interactions with email messages (such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded), save your password in password-protected areas, save your online game or video player settings, enable you to use shopping carts on the Site, help us offer you products, programs or services that may be of interest to you, deliver relevant advertising, maintain and administer the Site and for other purposes described in the "Use of Information", "Other Information Collected by Us" section below.  These Tracking Technologies collect “click stream” data and additional Other Information regarding your visits to the Site (such as your visits to the Site’s webpages, use of our features, and purchasing history or preferences), may collect such Other Information across multiple sessions on this Site and other websites offered by the Parent Companies and/or Affiliates and may also collect your IP address or some other identifier unique to the Device you use to access the Site (“Identifier”).  Your Identifier is automatically assigned to any Device you use to access the Site.  Your Personal Information is not collected as part of this process but we may associate Other Information collected by Tracking Technologies with Personal Information.

By visiting the Site, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, understand and hereby agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of the Site through these Tracking Technologies and that we may use Tracking Technologies in the emails we send you.

This Site may additionally use a variety of third party advertising networks, data exchanges, traffic measurement service providers, marketing analytics service providers and other third parties (collectively, “Third Party Advertising Service Providers”) to, for example, serve advertisements on the Site, facilitate targeting of advertisements and/or measure and analyze advertising effectiveness and/or traffic on the Site (“Targeting Services”).  These Third Party Advertising Service Providers may enable us to display advertisements based on your visits to the Site and other websites you have visited.  Targeting Services enable us to, among other things, help deliver advertisements or other content to you for products and services that you might be interested in, to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you.

These Third Party Advertising Service Providers do not have access to Tracking Technologies set by the Site, except to the extent necessary to provide services to the Site.  The Third Party Advertising Service Providers, as well as Advertisers, may themselves set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device if you choose to have Tracking Technologies enabled in your browser (or, for Flash cookies, if you have not removed them) and/or they may otherwise have access to Other Information about you.

c.  Use of Information.

As set forth in this Privacy Policy, we may share Information with our Parent Companies and Affiliates. 

i.  Personal Information.  We, and/or our Parent Companies and Affiliates, use the Personal Information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including:

·  Sending marketing and promotional e-mails or, subject to the “Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities” Section below, text messages offering the purchase of goods and/or services that may be of interest to users, whether those goods and/or services are provided by the Site, the Parent Companies, Affiliates or third parties (for example, we may send you an email about a product sold by a third party);

·  Processing your registration with the Site, such as verifying that your e-mail address is active and valid;

·  Contacting you regarding the administration of your account, any services, features or functions you have enrolled in or registered to use, any Promotions you have participated in or have entered, any goods and/or services or Products you have ordered or any other transactions you have undertaken with the Site;

·  Allowing you to participate in the public areas and/or other features of the Site;

·  Responding to your questions or other requests;

·  Contacting you regarding your use of the Site, for informational purposes related to the Site or, in our discretion, regarding changes to the Site’s policies;

·  Improving the Site or our services and for internal business purposes;

·  Tailoring your experience on the Site and/or otherwise customizing what you see when you visit the Site;

·  Saving your User ID or other Personal Information, so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site;

·  Otherwise to maintain and administer the Site and

·  For other purposes disclosed at the time you provide the Personal Information.

ii.  Other Information Collected by Us.  We, and/or our Parent Companies and Affiliates, use the Other Information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including:

·  Keeping count of your return visits to the Site or our Parent Companies’, Affiliates’, Advertisers' or partners' sites;

·  Accumulating and reporting aggregate, statistical information in connection with the Site and user activity;

·  Determining which features, webpages, products and services users like best to, among other things, help us operate the Site, enhance and improve our services and the Site and display advertising and marketing information;

·  Preparing statistics reports;

·  Allowing you to participate in the public areas and/or other features of the Site;

·  Improving the Site or our services and for internal business purposes;

·  Tailoring your experience on the Site and/or otherwise customizing what you see when you visit the Site;

·  Saving certain Other Information for use on your return visits to the Site;

·  Otherwise to maintain and administer the Site

·  For the uses described for “Personal Information” above and

·  For other purposes disclosed at the time you provide the Other Information.

iii.  Other Information Collected by Third Party Advertising Service Providers and Advertisers.  The use of Tracking Technologies by Third Party Advertising Service Providers and Advertisers is within their control and not ours.  Even if we have a relationship with the Third Party Advertising Service Provider or Advertiser, we do not control their websites or their policies and practices regarding your Information and you should be aware that different rules might apply to the collection, use or disclosure of your Information by third parties in connection with their advertisements or promotions and other sites you encounter on the Internet.  This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of Information that a Third Party Advertising Service Provider or Advertiser may directly collect from you.  Use of Third Party Advertising Service Providers’ and Advertisers’ Tracking Technologies is governed by the Third Party Advertising Service Providers’ or Advertisers’, as applicable, own specific privacy policies and not this Privacy Policy.  However, please see “Opting-Out of Certain Uses of Your Personal Information and Other Information (Other than Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities)” Section for more information on how to opt-out of the collection and/or use of Information collected by certain Third Party Advertising Service Providers.

4.  Opting-Out of Certain Uses of Your Personal Information and Other Information (Other than Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities). 

a.  Opting-Out of Certain Uses of Personal Information.

i.  In Connection with Marketing and Promotional E-mail and Offers.

You may "opt-out" of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from us at any time by using the opt-out mechanism that is contained in each such email.Please note that when you opt-out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from us, you are not opting out of receiving newsletters from us that you have requested.  Further, when you use the opt-out mechanism that is contained in an email, you are not opting out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from other VMN brands.  Please see Section 4.a.ii below for your newsletter options.

ii.  In connection with Newsletters and other Editorial-based E-mails.

To the extent applicable Site offers newsletters or other editorial-based emails, to manage your newsletter preferences, you may follow the unsubscribe link in the applicable newsletter or unsubscribe through http://exodus.mtv.com/site/unsubscribe_email. Please note that when you opt-out of receiving any or all newsletters and other editorial-based e-mails from us, you are not opting out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from us.  Please see Section 4.a.i above for your marketing and promotional e-mail options. 

iii.  In Connection with Wireless Marketing Services.  See “Termination of Wireless Services by Users” under the “Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities” Section for more information on how you may unsubscribe from receiving text messages.

iv.  Certain Continuing Rights Regardless of Opt-Outs.  However, even if you exercise your opt-out rights above,we, or our Parent Companies or Affiliates, may continue to contact you for the other purposes described in the “Use of Information” Section above, such as for maintenance and administrative purposes.

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