Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Strings Music Horizons (SMH), we have few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • 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 ongoing operation of our website.

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

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

SMH also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. SMH 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 SMH’s website choose to interact with SMH in ways that require SMH to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SMH 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 SMH updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, SMH collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SMH. SMH does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. 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   SMH may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website, such as Google Analytics tracking. SMH may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SMH does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information   SMH discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on SMH’s behalf or to provide services available at SMH’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using SMH’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SMH will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, SMH discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SMH believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SMH, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an SMH website and have supplied your email address, SMH 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 SMH and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so 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. SMH takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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

Business Transfers   If SMH, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that SMH 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 SMH 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, such as Google AdSense, 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 SMH and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. For more information on Google’s Privacy Policy and what information they collect, please check

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

If you have any questions, please contact us 

Last updated 15th August 2018