Welcome to Outright Mental®, inventor of XJ® Background Music System (“XJ Background Music System”, “XJ”, “Outright Mental”, “we”, “our”, or “us”).
We have a pretty simple approach to data protection and privacy, which can be summarized as follows:
We’ve designed the Website to give you control over the information you publish and share using Outright Mental® and other sites and services to which you connect your Outright Mental® account. Please take full advantage of these tools and make sure you only share what you want to share.
We collect information about you from various sources:
You don’t need to provide us with any personal data in order to visit the Website. However, certain Services do require that you register for a Outright Mental® account and, by doing so, you will provide us with certain information:
Essential information: When you register any kind of Outright Mental® account, you will need to provide your email address. In addition, if you purchase a Subscription, you will also need to provide your real name, billing address and payment verification information.
Non-essential information: Your gender if you wish to provide it.
Profile information: You may choose, at your discretion, to provide additional information for your public profile on Outright Mental® – for example:
None of this profile information is mandatory, and any information you do provide may be deleted, edited, changed or amended by you at any time. For more information, see the Choice and Control section below.
Information from correspondence: You will provide certain personal data if you contact us by email, use any of the webforms on the Website, or contact us by mail, fax or other offline means.
Survey information: If you participate in any survey, you will provide certain personal data as part of your response, unless you respond anonymously.
Information that you post: You may provide personal data when you upload sounds to the Platform, or when you post comments, or contribute to community discussions.
There is certain information that we collect automatically as the result of your use of the Platform, or through the use of web analytics services as described in our Cookies Policy. This information includes but is not limited to:
the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the device from which you access the Platform (this can sometimes be used to derive the country or city from which you are accessing the Platform)
the site that you visited immediately prior to visiting the Website
the specific actions that you take on the Platform, including the pages that you visit, streaming, offline listening or downloading tracks, uploading or recording tracks, connecting your Google+ account, sharing a sound with another user, following or unfollowing another user, joining or leaving a group, posting a comment, or performing a search
any search terms that you may enter on the Website
the time, frequency and duration of your visits to the Platform
your browser type and operating system
the nature of the device from which you are accessing the Platform, for example, whether you are accessing the Platform from a personal computer or from a mobile device and its device-ID
your location data (e.g. GPS) when using Outright Mental® Apps,
information collected through cookies and similar technology, as described in our Cookies Policy
information regarding your interaction with email messages, for example, whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded the email message
If you signed up to Outright Mental® using Google+ by mistake, you can delete your account from the account page within your settings at any time, or you can email us at email@example.com.
We use the information that we collect about you for the following purposes:
Use of and interaction with the Platform:
To operate and maintain your Outright Mental® account, and to provide you with access to the Website and use of the Apps and any Services that you may request from time to time. Your Google+ account via Google Single Sign-On is used you when you sign into the Platform. Your device-IDs are used to ensure that you are in control of the devices that have access to your Subscription.
To identify you as the creator of the sounds that you upload, the comments that you post and/or the other contributions that you make to the Platform.
To seek your participation in surveys, and to conduct and analyze the results of those surveys if you choose to participate.
To provide you with technical support.
To respond to you about any comment or enquiry you have submitted.
To provide other users with data regarding people’s listening behavior of their sounds, i.e. streaming and downloading their sounds or playlists or following their profiles.
We use your month and year of birth to enable age restriction.
Any additional information that you provide as part of your public profile, such as your real name, and links to your website and other social media profiles (but not your email address), will be published on your profile page. This information will be publicly accessible and may be viewed by anyone accessing the Website, or using our API or other Services. Please bear this in mind when considering whether to provide any additional information about yourself.
If you purchase a Subscription, your name, address and payment verification information will be used to process your account subscription and renewals and to collect your payment. All payment verification information is transmitted using industry-standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. Outright Mental® also complies with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards.
Your email address will be used to send you service updates and notifications regarding your account, and (if you have elected to receive them using your account preferences) newsletters, marketing messages and certain email notifications. For information about how to change your preferences, and to unsubscribe from newsletters, marketing messages and email notifications, please see the Choice and Control section, below.
If you are a Google+ user, and one of your Google+ friends registers for a Outright Mental® account, we may let your friends who already are on Outright Mental® know that you joined or will suggest to your Google+ friend that you might be someone they may wish to follow on Outright Mental®.
If you are a Google+ user and sign up using Google+ , we may also use the information we receive about you from Google to suggest or connect you to users that you may wish to follow on Outright Mental®. It will be up to you if you choose to follow these users and you can unfollow them at any time.
Improving and customizing the Platform and advertising:
To analyze the use of the Platform, and the people visiting the Website and using the Apps and Services, in order to improve Outright Mental® and customize it to your needs and interests.
To customize your use of the Platform and/or the content of any email newsletter or other material that we may send to you from time to time.
For other purposes, provided we disclose this to you at the relevant time, and provided that you agree to the proposed use of your personal data.
Other users: Any information in your public profile (other than your email address) will be accessible by other users of the Platform, who may view your profile information, listen to and comment on any of your public sounds, add themselves to your list of followers, and send you messages. If you listen to any sounds uploaded by a pro user, the fact that you have listened to those sounds will be shared with that pro user as well as that you are following that pro user now, so that they can track the popularity of their sounds. Similarly, if you comment on any sounds on the Platform, your comments will be available to all users of the Platform.
With your consent: We will disclose your information if you have explicitly agreed that we may do so. We will make this clear to you at the point at which we collect your information.
Service providers: We use certain reputable third parties, some of whom may be located outside of the United States, to provide us with certain specialized services related to the Platform. These third parties will have access to certain information about you, but only where this is necessary in order for those third parties to provide their services to us. Where we transfer personal data to these third parties, we ask and require these third parties to implement appropriate organizational and technical security measures to protect against unauthorized disclosure of personal data, and only to process personal data in accordance with our instructions and to the extent necessary to provide their services to us.
Users of our API: Outright Mental® has an open API, which enables application developers to integrate elements of the Platform into exciting new apps. Some of these developers may be located outside of the United States. Any information that you choose to make public on the Platform, including your public profile information and any public sounds, may be accessible to these developers. Please bear this in mind when deciding what information to publish on your profile. For information on how to limit the information that is available over the API, please see the Choice and Control section below.
Advertisers may use third party services to ensure their ads are properly served and to measure the success of their campaigns on websites and apps. We allow these services to collect and use the information for such purposes.
As aggregated data: We may aggregate your personal data with similar data relating to other users of the Platform in order to create statistical information regarding the Platform and its use, which we may then share with third parties or make publicly available. However, none of this information would include any email address or other contact information, or anything that could be used to identify you individually, either online or in real life.
If required by law: We will disclose your information if we believe in good faith that we are permitted or required to do so by law, including in response to a court order, subpoena or other legal demand or request.
To protect our interests: We may disclose your information if we feel this is necessary in order to protect or defend our legitimate rights and interests, or those of our users, employees, directors or shareholders, and/or to ensure the safety and security of the Platform and/or the Outright Mental® community.
In the context of a business transfer: We may transfer your information to any person or company that acquires all or substantially all of the assets or business of Outright Mental®, or on a merger of our business, or in the event of our insolvency.
Ads displayed to you are in some cases provided by third parties. These may and as far as allowed by your settings or your device, use information about your visit and interaction with the Platform in order to show you personalized ads of products and services that may be of interest to you. Personal information such as your name or email address will not be shared with these.
We do our best to give you as much choice as possible regarding the amount of information you provide to us, and the control you have over that information.
It is not necessary for you to provide us with any personal data in order to visit the Website, although certain information will be collected automatically by virtue of your visit (as described above). However, if you do decide to register a Outright Mental® account, you can control your information in the following ways.
When you are signed into your account, you can access your Settings by clicking on the three-dots-tab at the top right of the screen, and selecting Settings from the drop down menu.
From the Notifications tab you can tell us:
You can also turn off email notifications from the Notifications tab within your Settings. This will immediately disable all email notifications, other than essential account notifications such as important service updates, reports of copyright infringement and other essential information relating to your account and your use of the Platform.
It is also possible to unsubscribe from email newsletters and notifications (other than essential account notifications) at any time by clicking on the link at the end of each email.
You can add additional or alternative email addresses that you may wish us to use to communicate with you in your Account Settings tab.
The Connections tab within your Settings on the Website enables you to control the information you share with other networks and applications. As well as selecting those of your social networks you wish to share to, you can also control access to other services and applications to which you have connected your Outright Mental® account.
If you sign up for Outright Mental® using your Google+ account, your Outright Mental® account and your Google+ account respectively will be connected automatically. Information regarding the public sounds that you post, listen or favourite on Outright Mental®, will be shared with the connected Google+ account. Content you share with Google will be seen by the people from your Google+ circles when they visit your Google+ profile, make relevant Google searches, on Google-served ads, and the services selected in your Google account settings. If you do not want this information shared with Google, please change your Settings.
Outright Mental® is a very social place, but if you would prefer to browse the Website anonymously, you can do so by checking the Anonymous Listening box in the Account tab within your Settings on the Website. By checking this box, other users will not be able to see the sounds that you listened to, but we will still have access to this information.
If any of your sounds contain any personal data or any other information which you would not like to share, you can control who has access to these sounds using the settings in the sound page (click on the pencil icon in the waveform player for the relevant sounds). By setting your sounds to “private”, rather than “public”, you can limit who has access to your sounds.
Outright Mental® has an open API, which allows third party developers to build some really cool apps as an extension of the Platform. If you would prefer that your sounds are not made available to third party app developers, you can disable API access within the sound page for each of the sounds that you upload. Click on the pencil icon in the waveform player, and uncheck the “Apps enabled” box at the bottom of the page. Please note that your public profile information will still be accessible, but this does not include anything that is not publicly available on the Website.
You can opt out of the collection of your information when interacting with the Platform for purposes of customizing the Platform or personalized advertisement at any time for the future by checking the Anonymous Browsing box in the Account tab within your Settings on the Website. Please keep in mind that this may also have a substantial impact on your listening experience on the Platform (e.g. with regard to personalized recommendations for sounds to listen to or creator discovery). We may also use third party services using cookies or similar technologies showing you personalized ads on our behalf. Please see our Cookies Policy for how to opt-out of those.
Please be aware that even if you opt out of interest-based ads, you may still see ads, which likely are not as appealing to you.
You can use the settings within your iOS device or within the Android app to opt-out of analytics tracking and bug reporting. For the opt-out, if you are using our iOS app, go to the settings of your iOS device and open the Outright Mental® tab. With an Android device you need to open the Outright Mental® app and open the basic settings tab within. From there you can simply disable analytics and/or bug reporting to stop any analytics data or bug reporting information being sent from the app. Further information is available in our Cookies Policy.
You can delete your account from the Account page within your Settings on the Website at any time. Please bear in mind that, if you delete your account, all data associated with your account, including the sounds that you have uploaded and the usage data associated with those sounds, will be deleted and may not be recoverable. You are therefore advised to copy or back up all content uploaded to your account before you delete your account.
Even if you delete your Outright Mental® account, it is possible that your information may still show up in some internet search results for a short while afterwards, if the search engine maintains a temporary cache of web pages. Search engines’ caching processes are outside of Outright Mental®’s control and therefore we cannot be responsible for any information that remains cached by search engines after that information has been removed from the Platform.
As described above, most of the personal data and other information you provide to us can be accessed and updated in the Settings page of your Outright Mental® account. If you wish to access, amend or delete any other personal data we hold about you, or if you have any objection to the processing of any personal data that we hold about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the address provided below.
If you ask us to delete your account (either via the Settings page or by email), we will do so within a reasonable period of time, but we may need to retain some of your personal data in order to satisfy our legal obligations, or where we have a legitimate reason for doing so.
Outright Mental® is not intended for use by children. Anyone under the age of 13 is not permitted to use the Platform and must not attempt to register an account or submit any personal information to us. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from any person who is under the age of 13 or allow them to register an account. If it comes to our attention that we have collected personal data from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you have reason to believe that we may have collected any such personal data, please notify us immediately at email@example.com.
Outright Mental Inc. Attn: Legal Department 463 Lincoln Pl. #120 Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA Tel: +1 212 960 8811
Last amended: 15 April 2017