ARTax privacy and cookie policy

Privacy & Cookies Policy Overview



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This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, the new European regulation in the matter of privacy (GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation) gives you the right to choose which cookies to allow and which not and to know how your data is used.

We take your privacy very seriously.

Should you send us an email via one of the contact forms present on the website, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email or IP address) viewable by the general public on the website. We use Disqus Comments widget on our website. Disqus may collect information about you when you register for and use the Service. Such information may include “Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that identifies you as an individual, such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, telephone number, username or account ID, and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that does not identify you as an individual. Non-Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, information about your browser, your IP address, device ID, what pages you visit on our Partner Sites, which website you came from, what advertisements you clicked on, whether on our Partner Websites, the Service or other third party websites, and other information about your online activity that does not identify you as an individual, in accordance with their data privacy policy.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter if you subscribed to it and confirmed your subscription. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party (aside from the Disqus platform which hosts our commenting system) nor it implies an automatic subscription to the newsletter.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

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We also make use of Facebook pixel: Facebook pixel is used to track which pages are visited after a user lands on our website from Facebook (by clicking on a post, a link or an ad). The information is then sent back to Facebook where it is used to better target our advertisement campaigns.


Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this website or the related services.
The User declares to be aware that the ARTax Music may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.


System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this website and/or any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this website (System logs) and use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.


The rights of Users

You as a user have the right, at any time, to know whether your personal data has been stored and can contact us to learn about its content and origin, to verify its accuracy or to ask for it to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for its transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose its treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the ARTaxMusic using our contact form or via email at [email protected].


Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

If you subscribed to our newsletter, you may opt-out at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.


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How to contact us

Please use the contact form on this site or e-mail us at [email protected]


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Credits for Violetta Lazin’s photos: Etienne Werner

All pictures on this website are either private, licensed, public domain or used under the Creative Commons License. Authors are credited either at the end of a post or under the picture or in the picture tooltip when required.  Should you find a picture that does not give you credit as an author or that you think is copyrighted, please inform us immediately at [email protected].

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