To ensure we start things off on the same page, here are a few terms we’ll be using.
Whenever we say “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean “Toms Entertainment Group,” d/b/a VargesThomas Music.com-state of Ohio. Our “Services” include providing royalty music tracks to you. And by “you,” we mean a visitor of https://vargesthomas.com our (“Site”).
This Policy applies to any person or entity that directly or indirectly uses or accesses this Site, Services, or any other properties owned by Toms Entertainment Group and VargesThomasMusic.com.
By using the Site (for example, when you access the Site or utilize the Services), you consent to our collection, use, and sharing of your personal information as described in the Policy. We may use and disclose the information that you provide through the Site only for purposes permitted or required by law, for purposes described in this Policy, or for purposes that you might authorize.
If you do not wish for us to use or disclose your Personal Information as described in this Policy, please do not use the Site.
3. Information We Collect
a) Information you voluntarily provide. When you sign up for and use the Services, submit a contact form message, comment on our blog, or communicate with us in any way, you voluntarily give us information. This may include your name, username, email address, physical address, phone number, and credit card information.
b) Information automatically collected. When you use the Site, we collect details about you and your visit, such as your IP address, browser settings, operating system, language preferences, and pages viewed. This data is anonymous and cannot be tracked back to you.
c) Information from your use of the Services. We collect information regarding how you use the Services such as your purchase history, the time and date of your purchases or song downloads, and your IP address and store it in log files associated with your account.
As most websites do, we collect information about you through the use of “cookies” small files that are transferred from your browser to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow us to know certain things about your visit to the Site and personalize your experience.
We use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are used to maintain tracking of a user through an application and expire at the end of a visit to the Site. Persistent cookies do not expire at the end of the session, but rather are stored on your hard drive and read by your browser each time you visit the Site.
b) What cookies track. Cookies may collect information regarding your browser, type of computer, operating system, Internet service provider, and other similar information. Cookie technology may also gather information about the areas you visit on our Site and about the links you may select from within our Site to other areas of the Internet. We do not extract Personal Information during this process.
c) How to change cookie settings. Most browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions:
Keep in mind that if you reject cookies, functionality of the Site will be limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the Site’s features.
5. How We Use Your Information
By using the Site and providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our use of such information as described in this Policy. You may always refuse to provide your Personal Information. But this may lead to our inability to provide you with Services offered under the Site.
We use your Personal Information in connection with the Site to do the following:
a) Provide the Services. The Personal Information we collect is essential to our Services. For example, if you sign up for the free music email newsletter, we’ll use the information you submit to send you the newsletter. Likewise, if you purchase a song from the Site, we’ll use your payment details to process your order.
b) Promote the Site or Services. If you sign up for our email newsletter, we may occasionally send promotional messages about our blog posts or paid services. You can unsubscribe from our email distribution list at any time by requesting to “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email you receive from vargesthomas.com. (But please note that you will still receive transactional emails related to the Services.)
c) Administer and improve the Site and Services. By collecting Anonymous Information about how you use the Site and Services, we attempt to make vargesthomas.com more user friendly to you and others.
d) Provide customer support. If you submit a request through our contact form or by email, we’ll use your Personal Information to better serve you. Or if we’re making changes to the Site or Services that may affect you, we may send you an alert.
6. When We Share Your Information
Other than for the specific purposes listed below, we will not disclose your Personal Information unless we obtain your prior consent. And we will never rent or sell your Personal Information.
a) Processing payments. VargesThomasMusic.com doesn’t directly process transactions completed on this Site. Instead, we use PayPal to provide this service. These business partners have access to your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to perform these specific functions and may not use it for any other purpose. To learn more about how these services use and protect your data, visit:
b) Deploying email campaigns. If you give us your email address, that information will be transferred to and processed by an email service provider. As one of our data processors allows us to collect and securely store your email address and deploy email campaigns to you.
7. How We Store and Protect Your Information
VargesThomasMusic.com follows standard policies and procedures to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your Personal Information that we collect and maintain. For example, we use encryption such as transport layer security (“TLS”) and secure socket layer (“SSL”) technology coupled with two-step authentication and other safeguards to protect your data.
However, due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties or by government agencies. You remain responsible for the security of information in transit to us over the Internet.
Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. In the event of a security breach, we will notify you by email using the address you submit to us, if any.
If you sign up for the Services, we will retain your Personal Information for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data. If you submit a message to VargesThomasMusic.com via a contact form on this Site, we will collect and use your email address and message content only to send you a reply. This information will be kept private and stored in our email system, and we will not retain your information for any longer than necessary or use it for any other purpose.
8. How to Access Your Information
If you sign up for the Services, you may request an exported file of your Personal Information, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request that we update or erase any personal data we hold about you. (This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.) If you’re an email subscriber, you may unsubscribe or update your user profile at any time by clicking the links in the footer of any email you receive from us.
9. Content from Other Websites
The Site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that VargesThomasMusic.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and therefore we disclaim any liability for any third party’s use of your Personal Information.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This Policy applies only to information collected by this Site.
An example of this would be an embedded YouTube player. If you watch a YouTube video on the Site, Google Inc. may collect information about your viewing of the video.
10. How We Communicate with You
When you send us an email or register for the Services, you are communicating with vargesthomas.com electronically. You thereby consent to receive communications from us electronically.
We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. All agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding this Policy or if you wish to change or delete any Personal Information we’ve collected about you please contact us from our contact page.
Toms Entertainment Group
5555 Ehrling Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
We may need to modify this Policy from time to time to account for new functionality or changes to the Site or to address any and all new issues. Please refer back to the Policy regularly, because your use of the Site signifies that you agree to be bound by this Policy.