Privacy Policy

Who we are

Hey there! We’re Infinite Volume, formerly Rock|Life Magazine. We’re an online-based music industry webzine bringing you the latest in press releases, artist interviews, album reviews, concert/tour/festival info, etc. Our website address is: https://infinitevolumemag.com. We can also be reached via email at general@infinitevolumemag.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you subscribe to be notified when we post to our website, you’ll be asked to input your email address. Other than that, we don’t have a newsletter and we don’t spam people. We’re all busy – none of us have any time for that.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

For our analytics, we collect information to see how our site is doing and where our reader base is coming from. Such information includes geographic locations (countries), number of views per day, number of views per month, how many views per country, and how people are finding the site (Google, Instagram, etc.). There is no identifying information such as name, address, sex, or age. This information is solely used by the staff to gauge how we’re doing and what we need to work on.

Who we share your data with

We personally don’t share your data with anyone. However, please keep in mind that there are other services you could be sharing your data with. For example, if you choose to ‘Share’ something to social media by hitting a ‘share’ button, you might be prompted for login credentials from that site. In those cases, you may want to check out the Privacy Policies of those other sites.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service called Askimet. The information collected typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address… oh, and the comment itself, of course)

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use Jetpack by Automattic to keep our site running smoothly and your data safe. Jetpack keeps our site secure by guarding against hackers, bots, brute force login attacks, spam, and malware. If a potential security threat were ever to be found, we would be notified right away so that it could be remedied immediately. Jetpack also scans our site code regularly to ensure there is nothing malicious.