GPK Recordings takes great care to safeguard personal data provided by you and to process this data fairly and lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into force at the end of May 2018.
When will I need to provide my details?
We may collect personal information from you (e.g. name or email address) when you sign up for one of our email newsletters. Our newsletter templates and mailing lists are hosted and sent by MailChimp (more info: https://mailchimp.com/about/).
Why do you need my details and how do you use them?
The main reason we need your personal details is so that we are able to communicate with you and keep you informed about news relating to our music releases and artists.
We will only contact you if you tell us that you are happy for us to do so, usually when you fill in the newsletter subscribe form on the home page or contact page.
You may also have subscribed via our Bandcamp page (see Bandcamp’s own privacy statements: https://bandcamp.com/). So we may add the information you submitted via Bandcamp or any other third party store to our MailChimp mailing list.
What if I don’t want you to use my details anymore?
If you ever change your mind about whether you want to hear from us then you can always amend your preferences by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails or any other emails sent from a third party e.g. Bandcamp. Alternatively, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you keep my information secure?
We will take precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of personal information you give us on this website. Our website does not store your personal information directly when you enter it into our newsletter subscribe form. Your data (e.g. name and email address) is stored securely via our third party mailing service MailChimp.
We may send communications to you by email (via the MailChimp mailing service). E-mail is not a fully secure means of communication, and whilst we do our utmost to keep our systems and communications protected we cannot guarantee this.
Do you pass my details on to any other organisations or individuals?
Any information you provide is us is held in strictest confidence. We will never sell your data to another organisation. If we ever need to send data to a third party working on our behalf e.g. a music store selling our merchandise we will make sure the company has signed a data processing agreement with us, so that they are bound to take care of your data in the same way we do.
We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies and their use is standard across most websites. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. For example, some cookies help us improve the experience of our website or help us tailor our content to you.
The cookies on our website are used to improve visitors’ experience and are not used to identify you personally. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device or computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses.
Cookies used on this website
- Google Analytics – we use this tool to understand how the site is being used in order to improve it for our visitors by making it easier to use and more accessible. User data is all anonymous. Read Google’s privacy overview for Analytics.
- Spotify – we embed music players on the website so you can listen to our music channels.
- YouTube – we embed video content on the website so you can watch our music video channels.
- Web Fonts – for design and creative purposes we use Adobe TypeKit and Google Fonts for the visual layout and presentation of HTML text. These fonts are hosted via Adobe/Google APIs.
We sometimes use a short tracking code on links we send out in email newsletters and post on social networks. We cannot use this to identify people personally. It is used to understand how people share and respond to our communications to help us improve them.
Social media share links
We use social share buttons in the news and articles section of our site to allow users to easily share the pages with their friends on social networks. This is done using a tool called ShareThis and includes buttons for Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.
These social features use scripts from domains outside of GPK Recordings. These sites may be collecting information about what you are doing across the web. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
External web content
We often embed content from external websites on our website. The most common kind of content embedded on the site are videos from YouTube, Vimeo or music players from Spotify. Similar to the social media buttons these services may collect statistics and information on your use of the embedded content.