privacy policy

This privacy policy describes how we handle your personal information received and collected through theguitarvaults ('the Website') and stored on the database (the 'Registry'). By accepting the Privacy Policy and the User Agreement through your use of the Website and/or the Registry, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon your use of the Website for any reason and shall continue to be effective thereafter for all users until such time as this Privacy Policy shall be revised. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you must discontinue use of this Website.

Collection of Information
When you utilise the Website, we may receive certain personally non-identifiable information about your use of the Website. Such information cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. We may store and use such information and pool it with other information to provide us with data about wider member usage of this Website and assist us in future developments of the Website. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information to our servers. We may collect, store, and use any and all information from your use of the Website, including the following personal information: all registration information you provide, including, but not limited to, email address, physical contact information, personal interests, registered guitar details or any other personal content you post to the Site; transactional information based on your activities on the Site (such as searching, including item and content you generate from such search or that relates to your account); computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Site, and other information, including IP address and standard web log information; and supplemental information from third parties. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not submit any personal information through the Website. As stated in the User Agreement, if you are under 18 you must use this site under the supervision of parents and/or legal guardians. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided personal information to us through this Site, please contact us, and we will take the necessary action as we deem appropriate.

In order to develop our business and provide you with products or services you may be interested in, we may sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes and you consent to our use of your information for this purpose. We may combine your information with the information we collect from other companies (such as demographic data) to improve and personalize our services. Use You agree that we may use your personal information to: provide the services and customer support you request; resolve disputes, collect charges, and troubleshoot problems; prevent, potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement; customise, measure, and improve our services and the Website's content and layout; tell you about targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers; and compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties; create products and services for sale to third parties for target marketing or other purposes; and for any other purpose as may be set forth in this Privacy Policy or in the User Agreement as amended from time to time.

Our Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. We may also share your personal information with law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. theguitarvaults shall not be liable under any circumstances for any disclosure of any kind whether intentional or unintentional.

We use cookies (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain pages of the Website to help analyze our web page flow, customize our services, and measure promotional effectiveness. You may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of the Site that we do not control. (For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page.) We are not responsible for cookies placed by web sites not under our control and any information obtained by such cookies.

Account Protection
If you have registered on this Website as a member, your password is the key to your account to protect the information you provided. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters and do not disclose your password to anyone. Do not use a password that you may use for other purposes, for example internet banking. If you do share your password or personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password. Accessing and

Amending Personal Information
You may see, review and change your personal information by logging into the 'your account' facility. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from closed accounts in order to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce the Website User Agreement, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Policy changes). Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.