Found Sounds instantly connects people everywhere to sounds most meaningful to them. Any registered user can send a sound that is public by default and can include other content like photos, text, and links to other websites.
Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or reconfigure a Found Sounds account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results. Some Services, such as search, public user profiles and viewing lists, do not require registration.
Additional Information: You may provide us with profile information to make public, such as a short biography, your location, your website, or a picture. You may provide information to customize your account. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. We may use your contact information to help others find your Found Sounds account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may choose to upload your address book so that we can help you find Found Sounds users you know. We may later suggest people to follow on Found Sounds based on your imported address book contacts. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your Found Sounds account to your account on another service in order to cross-post between Found Sounds and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is deleted from Found Sounds within a few weeks of your disconnecting from Found Sounds your account on the other service. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional.
Sounds, Following, Lists and other Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share sounds with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the sounds you post and the metadata provided with sounds, such as where you recorded the sound, but also the lists you create, the people you follow, the sounds you mark like, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Services. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public for as long as you do not delete it from Found Found Sounds, but we generally give you settings to make the information more private if you want. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, your public user profile information and public sounds may be searchable by search engines and are immediately delivered via our APIs to a wide range of users and services. When you share information or content like sounds, photos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.
Location Information: Sounds have associated location data. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as sounds with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local sounds, ads, and suggestions for people to follow.
Links: Found Sounds may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your Found Sounds account to authenticate to a third-party website or application, or visit a third-party website that includes a Found Sounds button or widget. Found Sounds uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them.
Third-Parties: Found Sounds uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), to help us measure ad quality and tailor ads. For example, this allows us to display ads about things you may have already shown interest in.
Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your Found Sounds account.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public sounds, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.
You can also permanently delete your Found Sounds account. If you follow the instructions your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When your account is deactivated, it is not viewable on FoundSounds.me. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. After 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
Found Sounds complies with the U.S.-E.U. and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce website.
Effective: December 18, 2013