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Privacy Policy

Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy - this is our PRIVACY STATEMENT.

Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine

 

Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine, fireworksrockmetalmagazine.com, Fireworks Unboxed and Pyrotechnics are owned and operated by Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine whose registered office is at 10 Dunnock Close, Offerton, Stockport, SK2 5XD, UK.

"Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine", a quarterly print magazine published in the UK with the assigned ISSN 1754-9582 ("Fireworks" or "Fireworks Magazine" or "The Magazine"), whereupon some material already published in the Magazine subsequently appears.

In addition, the Websites covers a wider range of activities, such as news items, live reviews, CD and DVD sales, chat rooms and a forum, as well as offering back issues of Fireworks in both hard copy and digital form, along with current issue and subscriptions (the "Website Service").

Access to the Magazine, Fireworks Magazine Website provides the total offering provided by the team of writers and editors.
 

(“Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine”, “we”, “us”, “our”). We are the “data controller” in respect of your personal information. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal information and how it will be treated.

 

1. Our Data Promise to you

1.1. Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine is committed to respecting and protecting your data whilst it is in our care. We collect your personal information because it helps us to understand your needs and guides the way in which we interact and communicate with you about our products and services now and in the future. We have strict policies and procedures in place to protect your personal information when you send it to us, when we process it in order to provide you with the services you have requested or, where you have given us your permission to do so, to send you information that we think you'll find interesting, and thereafter when we store your data on our secure servers.

 

2. What personal data do we collect?

2.1. Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine collects your personal information which you may provide to us, or which we collect automatically.

2.2. Submitted personal information. We may collect and process the following personal information about you which you provide:

  • contact details (such as your name, address, email address and telephone number);

  • demographic information (such as age and/or other information that may identify you as an individual);

  • password and other authentication information;

  • responses to any customer satisfaction surveys or market research (unless these are provided anonymously);

  • financial and credit card information; and

  • your marketing preferences.

2.3. Automatically collected personal information. When you visit our website we may also collect information from you automatically, for example using cookies and other similar technologies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we may set on your device. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in our Cookie Policy. Cookies generally only work with web browsers, but there are similar technologies that are used with apps. The type of information collected may include the following:

  • information about your device (including unique device identifier or device ID), operating system and IP address;

  • your login information;

  • browser type and version; and

  • information about your visit on our website, including URL, clickstream (i.e. your journey to, through and from our site), length of visits to certain pages, and page interaction information.

  • information about your use of our app, for example to distinguish you from other users of our app, and to remember your preferences to helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our app and also allows us to improve the app.

3. How do we keep it secure?

3.1 When we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, we ensure that they have appropriate security measures in place. The personal information that we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK, including countries, which have less strict, or no data protection laws, when compared to those in the EEA or the UK.

 

3.2. If we or our service providers transfer any information out of the UK or the EEA, we will take steps which are reasonably necessary to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information and to make sure it is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice. In these cases, we rely on approved data transfer mechanisms (such as standard contractual clauses) to ensure your information is subject to adequate safeguards in the recipient country. If you are located in the UK or the EEA, you may contact us for a copy of the safeguards which we have put in place to protect your personal information and privacy rights in these circumstances.

3.3. You must keep your password and any other authentication information for our website confidential. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your password or any other authentication information, you must promptly notify us using the contact details below. The internet is not a totally secure medium and although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted during your use of our website

4. How do we collect and use your personal information?

4.1. We collect and process your personal information when you:

  • visit our website (including when you register, subscribe to our magazines, app or service);

  • request information from us or correspond with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise;

  • participate in or with social media functions on our website or enter a competition or promotion;

  • participate in our customer satisfaction surveys or other market research; and

  • communicate with us via social networking websites, third-party apps or similar technologies.

 

4.2. We will always be transparent about how we plan to use your personal information so that you have the choice of whether or not to give it to us.

5. Purposes of processing your personal information

5.1. We may process your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with the information, products and services you have requested and send you marketing and advertising materials including surveys and information on competitions (Note: if you give us your consent to send you marketing messages we may contact you with carefully selected offers and promotions from ourselves or from our network of carefully selected partners, from which you may always opt-out or unsubscribe. It is not our practice to contact you if you have made it clear that you do not wish to hear from us about our products and services);

  • to authenticate your access and verify your identity to provide you with access to subscriber-only services;

  • for system administration purposes and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

  • to distinguish you from other users (for example to remember your log-in details);

  • to monitor your use of our website to improve the user experience and to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;

  • to provide customer support and ensure we provide a good level of customer service;

  • to tailor any marketing or advertising so that it is more relevant to you;

  • to notify you of any changes to our services;

  • if you send in a comment, we may post it on our site or use it as a testimonial without mentioning your full name or publishing any information that would identify you;

  • for security and fraud prevention;

  • to ensure that our website is safe and secure; and

  • to comply with applicable laws and regulations

6. Do we share that data with any other companies?

6.1. We may share your personal information with our suppliers, business partners and service providers, who are helping us to market and advertise our services as well as providing our services to you. For example, we may share some of your information with advertisers, ad servers and ad networks to deliver targeted advertising both on our websites and on selected partner websites but this will not include any information which directly identifies you. However, by interacting with or viewing an advert, you should be aware that the third party may make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the advert. These activities may involve the use of cookies and other similar technologies (see section 2 above and our Cookies Policy.

6.2. We may disclose your personal information to other third parties in the following cases:

  • for the purposes of research, evaluation, and analysis;

  • in the event that we sell any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective buyer of such business or assets;

  • if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by us about our customers and visitors to our websites will be one of the transferred assets;

  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request; or

  • to protect the rights, property or safety of us or our users, or others, and in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions (this includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction)

7. Legal Basis for processing your personal information

7.1. We will only process your personal information where we have a legal basis to do so. The legal basis will depend on the purposes for which we have collected and used/use your personal information. In almost every case the legal basis will be one of the following:

  • Consent: For example, where you have provided your consent to receive certain marketing from us. You can withdraw your consent at any time, including by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any marketing email we send you.

  • Our legitimate business interests: Where it is necessary for us to understand our customers, promote our services and operate effectively as a collection of music publications, provided in each case that this is done in a legitimate way which does not unduly affect your privacy and other rights. For example, we will rely on this legal basis when we conduct certain market analysis to understand our customers in sufficient detail so we can create new services and improve the profile of our brands.

  • Performance of a contract with you (or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract with you): For example, where you have purchased a service from us and we need to use your contact details and payment information in order to process your order.

  • Compliance with law: Where we are subject to a legal obligation and need to use your personal information in order to comply with that obligation.

8. How we keep your personal information

8.1. We take steps to ensure that the personal information that you provide is retained for only as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. After this period it will be deleted or in some cases anonymised. We may also keep a record of correspondence with you (for example if you have made a complaint) for as long as is necessary to protect us from a legal claim.

8.2. Where we have collected the personal information based on your consent and we have no other lawful basis to continue with that processing, if you subsequently withdraw your consent then we will delete your personal information. However, please note that where you unsubscribe from our marketing communications, we will keep a record of your email address to ensure we do not send you marketing emails in future.

9. Leaving our website and moving on to third-party websites

9.1. When you click on advertisements or links on any of our sites, you will leave that site and go to a third-party site, which is outside of our control. When we place an advertisement on one of our sites, it does not signify that we are endorsing that advertiser's product or service. We do not accept responsibility for content, have no control over and our Privacy Policy does not apply to these companies, sites or content and if such third-party sites collect personal information, we cannot control how this data is processed, stored or used. We advise that you read their data collection statements, which accompany any registration and their Privacy Policies before you submit your personal information.

 

10. Children

10.1. Our website and other digital properties are not intended for, and should not be used by, persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 18.

11. Your rights

11.1. You have certain rights in relation to your personal information. These include the right to object to the processing of your information for certain purposes, the right to access your personal information, and the ability to erase, restrict or receive a machine-readable copy of your personal information.

 

11.2. We will handle any request to exercise your rights in accordance with applicable law and any relevant legal exemptions. If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us at the contact details found below.

 

11.3. We will require that you satisfactorily identify yourself to demonstrate your entitlement to view this data.

 

11.4. You may also have the right to complain to a data protection authority if you think we have processed your personal information in a manner which is unlawful or breaches your rights. If you have such concerns we request that you initially contact us (using the contact details below) so that we can investigate, and hopefully resolve, your concerns.

12.Questions regarding this Privacy Policy and how to contact us

12.1. If you have comments or questions related to this Privacy Policy or otherwise wish to contact us, please email fireworks.magazine@yahoo.com and we will respond as promptly and as fully as we can.

 

12.2. Complaints will be dealt with by the Data Protection Officer and will be responded to within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the response you should refer your complaint to the ICO https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

The Data Protection Officer
Lygon House
50 London Road
Bromley, BR1 3RA
United Kingdom

 

13. Changes to this Privacy Policy

13.1. This Privacy Policy will be amended from time-to-time if we make any important changes in the way that we collect, store and use personal data. We may notify you by sending an email to your last known email address or writing to your last known postal address to direct you to the Privacy Policy if the changes are material.

 

13.2. Any changes will be effective immediately.

 

13.3. This Privacy Policy was last revised in July 2023

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization
Our Website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Google Analytics employs so-called "cookies", text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google's location in the US and stored there.

We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymises your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. 

Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this personal Data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf. Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. 

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, please visit

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en


Use of Google+ recommendation components
Our Website employs the "+1"-button from Google+ belonging to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a "+1" component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Google. Through this process, Google is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. 

As specified by Google, your visit undergoes additional analysis in the event you are not logged into your Google account. If you access our site while logged into Google and press the "+1" button, Google can collect information about your Google account, websites you recommend as well as your IP address, along with other browser-related information. This allows your "+1" recommendation to be stored and publicized. Your Google "+1" recommendation can then appear as a reference in other Google services, such as search results, your Google account or other places, such as on websites and ads in the internet, , together with your account name and, if applicable, a picture you provided to Google. Furthermore, Google can link your visit to our site with data stored by Google. Google also records this information for the purpose of further improving Google services. If you wish to minimize the collection of information by Google as previously described, you must log out of your Google account before visiting our website.

You can access Google's data protection policies relating to the "+1" button together with all relevant information on the collection, transfer and use of data by Google, your rights in this regard as well as your profile settings options at the following link:

https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

Use of Google Maps
We use the "Google Maps" component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google."

Google sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when the page with the integrated "Google Maps" component is displayed. As a general rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time, as long as it is not previously manually deleted by you.
If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you may choose to deactivate the "Google Maps" service and thereby prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use "Google Maps" or at least only to a limited extent.

The use of "Google Maps" and the information obtained through "Google Maps" is according to Google's Terms of Use

http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html

as well as the additional Terms and Conditions for "Google Maps"

https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.


Use of Facebook components
Our Website employs components provided by facebook.com. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.

When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the "Like" button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.

If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for protecting your privacy: 

https://facebook.com/about/privacy/

You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/


Use of Twitter recommendation components
Our Website employs components provided by Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Twitter component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Twitter. Through this process, Twitter is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. We have no control over the data that Twitter collects in the process, or over the extent of the data that Twitter collects. To the best of our knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of each website accessed as well as the IP address of the user, but does so solely for the purpose of displaying Twitter components. Additional information may be obtained from the Twitter data privacy policy, at: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You may change your data privacy settings in your account settings, at 

http://twitter.com/account/settings


Use of YouTube components with enhanced data protection mode
On our Website we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To this end, we use the " - enhanced data protection mode - " option provided by YouTube.

When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection will be made to the YouTube server and the content will appear on the website via a communication to your browser.

According to the information provided by YouTube, in " - enhanced data protection mode -", data is only transferred to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you have visited, if you watch the video. If you are logged onto YouTube at the same time, this information will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.
Further information about data protection by YouTube is provided by Google under the following link:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/


Use of Vimeo components
We use Vimeo components on our site. Vimeo is a service of Vimeo LCC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Whenever you visit our website, which is equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding display of the Vimeo component. When you visit our site and are at the same time logged into Vimeo, Vimeo recognizes by means of the information collected by the component, which specific page you are visiting and assigns this information to your personal account at Vimeo. If, for example, you click on the "Play" button or make comments, this information will be conveyed to your personal user account at Vimeo and stored there. In addition, the information that you have visited our site will be passed on to Vimeo. This is done regardless of whether you click on the component/comment or not.

If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data by Vimeo about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of Vimeo before you visit our site. Vimeo's Privacy Policy provides more detailed information concerning this, in particular regarding the collection and use of data by Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/privacy


Use of LinkedIn components
Our website employs components provided by the network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a LinkedIn component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from LinkedIn. Through this process, LinkedIn is informed exactly which page of our website is being accessed. By clicking the LinkedIn "recommend button" while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link content from our website to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account.

We have no control over the data that LinkedIn collects thereby, nor over the extent of the data that LinkedIn collects. Nor do we have any knowledge of the content of data transferred to LinkedIn. Details on data collection by LinkedIn as well as your rights in this regard and your browser setting options may be obtained from the LinkedIn data privacy policy, which may be accessed at: 

http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy


Use of Pinterest
Our website employs the services of pinterest.com. Pinterest.com is a service of Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the "Pin it" button integrated into our website, Pinterest is informed that you have accessed that particular page of our site. If you are logged into Pinterest, Pinterest can associate your visit to our site with your Pinterest account and thereby create a link to the data collected. Pinterest stores the data that is transferred through clicks on "Pin it" buttons. You can find more information with respect to the purpose and extent of data collected, how it is processed and used as well as your rights in this regard and what settings you can use to protect your privacy by consulting the Pinterest data protection policy, which you can access at 

http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/.

To prevent Pinterest from associating your visit to our website to your Pinterest account, you must first log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our site.


Use of SoundCloud Plugins
We present audio material on our website using the services provided by SoundCloud. SoundCloud is operated by SoundCloud Ltd. with headquarters at 33 St. James Square, London SW1Y 4JS, UK.

We use SoundCloud plugins on some of our webpages. When you visit a page which contains such plugins, for example a news article featuring a music track, a connection is established with the SoundCloud servers and the plugin is shown. This provides the SoundCloud server with information about the pages you have visited on our website. If you are logged onto SoundCloud as a member, then SoundCloud may automatically assign this information to your personal user account. When you activate the plugin (e.g. by clicking the start button of an audio file), the corresponding information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent the automatic assignment of this information by logging out of your SoundCloud account and deleting its respective cookies before logging onto our website.

For more information about data processing and SoundCloud's privacy policies, please visit 

www.soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.


Use of Google Web Fonts
For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font. For further information, please see 

https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq 

as well as Google's Privacy Policy 

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

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