Sparkmesh Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the https://www.sparkmesh.com domain and Sparkmesh, LLC and governs our data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Sparkmesh include https://www.sparkmesh.com and Sparkmesh. The Sparkmesh website is a content discovery, fan collaboration, and artist reference site. By using the Sparkmesh website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Sparkmesh may collect personally identifiable information, such as your email address. Sparkmesh will also attempt to determine your location and time zone from your IP address, so that we can show you local events for artists you're interested in. You may disable location information at ay time under user settings. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Sparkmesh. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Sparkmesh website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data via links submitted to or edited on Sparkmesh, or on any future message boards opened on the site, this information may be collected and used by others.

Sparkmesh encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Sparkmesh so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Sparkmesh is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Sparkmesh website.

Use of your Personal Information

Sparkmesh collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. For example, Sparkmesh requests an email address so that we may send you daily or weekly email updates if requested, and so we may contact you about any moderator actions. Sparkmesh also requests location information so we may inform you about upcoming local events for your favorite and recommended artists. Location information may be disabled at any time under user settings.

Sparkmesh may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Sparkmesh. Sparkmesh may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Sparkmesh does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. However, Sparkmesh may share your email information with artists you are following on the site, if you approve it, so they can directly contact you with announcements about merchandise, releases, and events you may find interesting. All such artists are prohibited from using your personal information except to contact you, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. This option can be disabled at any time under user settings.

Sparkmesh may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. Sparkmesh may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Sparkmesh, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Sparkmesh may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Sparkmesh, in order to determine what Sparkmesh services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Sparkmesh to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Sparkmesh will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Sparkmesh or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Sparkmesh; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Sparkmesh, or the public.  

Use of Cookies

The Sparkmesh website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with Sparkmesh, page through suggested artists, or complete the site tutorial, a cookie helps Sparkmesh to recall this specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same Sparkmesh website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Sparkmesh features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Sparkmesh services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Sparkmesh secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Sparkmesh agrees with the Fair Information Practices Principles that form the backbone of privacy law in the United States. In accordance with these principles, should a data breach ever occur, we will notify you via email within 1 business day of discovery.

Children Under Thirteen

Sparkmesh does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Disconnecting your Sparkmesh Account from Third Party Websites

You will be able to connect your Sparkmesh account to third party accounts to import information about artists you are following or share Sparkmesh pages. Currently, all connections to third-party accounts from Sparkmesh are one-time, and automatically disconnnected after you import any artists you are following on the third party service. BY CONNECTING YOUR SPARKMESH ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THE THIS FEATURE.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

All email communications from Sparkmesh are fully compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act, to the best of our knowledge. Please contact us should you believe you have received an email from Sparkmesh that is not fully compliant. We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Sparkmesh by contacting us here:

  • Web page: https://www.sparkmesh.com/users/(your username)/edit
  • Email: support@sparkmesh.com

Changes to this Statement

Sparkmesh will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Sparkmesh encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Sparkmesh is protecting your information.

Contact Us

Sparkmesh welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Sparkmesh has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Sparkmesh at:

Sparkmesh
2110 Acton St. Apt #3
Berkeley, California 94702
Email: support@sparkmesh.com

Policy effective as of September 28, 2016