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Your "Winamp Information" consists of personal information collected or received about you when you interact with Winamp Services. Depending on how you use the Winamp Services, your Winamp Information may include:
If you have not registered with Winamp, Winamp may collect the information above in a non-personally identifiable manner. Your Winamp Information may be supplemented with additional information from other companies.
Your Winamp Information may also include certain technical information gathered or received when you use Winamp Services. Some of the technical information that may be collected or received includes: the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), CPU type (e.g. Pentium), your manner of connecting to the Internet (e.g., connection speed through narrowband or broadband access); Internet protocol address; information about the version of Winamp Services that you used prior to registering with the Network; other information about your geographic location; and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
Your Winamp Information may be collected and stored in the United States, even if you use Winamp Services in another country.
Your Winamp Information is used:
Your Winamp information will not be shared with third parties unless it is necessary to fulfill a transaction you have requested, or in other circumstances in which you have been given notice and appropriate choices regarding this sharing.
We may use your Winamp Information to present offers to you on behalf of business partners and advertisers. These business partners and advertisers may receive aggregate data about groups of Winamp users, but do not receive information that personally identifies you.
If you use Winamp communication tools to disclose information about yourself publicly, other online users may have access to this public information (for example, in chat rooms or online message boards on Winamp websites).
Your Winamp Information and any other information we obtain about you, including the contents of your online communications, may be disclosed in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); in other circumstances in which we believe Winamp is being used in the commission of a crime; when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; or when necessary either to protect the rights or property of Nullsoft or its affiliated providers, or for us to render the service you have requested.
To enhance your playback experience, the Winamp Player uses technology powered by AMG and/or Gracenote to provide information about the song or other media you are listening to, such as album art, artist biography, discography, and purchase information. If you use the Infoviewer and Now Playing features, information regarding the specific media you are listening to may be collected and stored in a manner that does not identify you personally. Winamp, AMG, and Gracenote may use this information to identify top songs and artists being requested by our users or for other purposes. You have the option to turn this feature off by not accessing the Now Playing view and pressing the "Hide Info" button within the Library views.
The Winamp player automatically gathers certain usage information from you, which may include the length of your session, the number of tracks and streams you've played in a certain session, the number of CDs you've burned, played or ripped, the number of tracks you've transferred to a portable device, the number of playlists you've created, the number of plug-ins you've installed, and the number of skins you've installed. Winamp uses this information to better understand how people use the various parts of our service and to improve the content, features, and functionality of the player. You have choices on whether to share certain usage information with Winamp. The Winamp Preferences screen offers you the ability to opt-in or opt-out of reporting these usage statistics.
The Winamp Orgler is an optional feature that enables you to share your playback information with other Winamp and AOL users. If enabled, the Winamp Orgler collects your playback information, which may include artist, album, title, track number, time zone, location, AOL Screen Name or user name, and other related listening information and posts it online allowing you to see your history and enabling you to share this information with other Orgler and AOL users. This optional feature is turned "off" by default, and your playback information will not be collected or stored unless you decide to enable it.
The Gracenote Playlist feature builds customized playlists for you by analyzing the music in your library. It works by identifying other tracks that are similar to a song or songs you select. To build custom playlists, the software sends information to Gracenote's databases, including song title, artist name, album name, track number, genre, and song duration. No information that identifies you personally is sent or shared with Gracenote. If you do not wish to share this information, do not use the Gracenote Playlist feature, or you may uninstall the Nullsoft Playlist Generator Plug-in from the Winamp software under the preferences menu.
The Auto-Tag feature of Winamp, also powered by Gracenote, gives you the option to update information related to the song you are listening to with the information provided from the Gracenote database. If you do not wish to have Gracenote receive this information, do not use the Auto-Tag feature, or you may uninstall the Nullsoft Auto-Tagger Plug-in from the Winamp software under the Preferences menu.
Winamp offers you the ability to create and post skins for others to review and download. If you decide to create a skin to share with others, Winamp will show your AOL Screen Name or username and provide a link so that others can provide you feedback about the skin.
Winamp also gives you the option to write a review of a skin. The review will appear on the Winamp website with the skin and will contain your AOL Screen Name or username. Winamp automatically keeps track of the number of times a skin has been downloaded.
Some of our advertising partners may create skins that contain web beacons. These web beacons provide the advertiser with information about the use of the skin, such as the number of times a user clicked on the advertiser's logo.
Winamp is intended for a general audience and is not designed for children under age 13.
In the event that ownership of Winamp was to change as a result of a merger, acquisition or transfer to another company, your Winamp Information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your Winamp information, Winamp will provide notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer.
This policy is effective June 30, 2009.