Old Privacy Policy

======= The Free Music Archive Privacy Policy

Last Updated January 20, 2009

Definitions. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms of Use.

The Free Music Archive strives to preserve the privacy of Users of the Site. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes the limited information that we may collect from you and how it may be used with respect to the Site. The Free Music Archive may modify the Privacy Policy at any time, with or without notice. Please check the Privacy Policy regularly for any updates. By accessing and using the Free Music Archive, you indicate that you understand and agree to the Privacy Policy and any subsequent changes to the Privacy Policy.

Information Collected from Regular Browsing.

a. Even if you do not log into the Free Music Archive, some of your information will be automatically recorded in our server access log. Whenever you browse or access the Site, we will record information including, but not limited to, your IP address, browser type, web page or audio and/or video file accessed, and the date and time of your request. Curators will also be able to observe this information within their portals.

b. We use this information to observe traffic on the Site and to improve the services and functionality of the Site. We also analyze aggregate User activity on the Site using Google Analytics, which is subject to the privacy policy of Google, Inc. (available on Google’s website).

Information You Provide.

a. When you register for a Member account, we may request basic information about you including, but not limited to, your name, email address, city, state, zip code, country, your Member login name, and your Member password. Please note that we will be able to link your IP address to your Member account. We may use your data to help us deliver better services on the Site, such as displaying information about artists in your area, when you log into your account. You may receive personal emails from the Free Music Archive or from Curators regarding your use of the Site, including, but not limited to, communications confirming your account status and licensing instructions.

b. We may collect PayPal information from artists, should Users of the Site wish to financially contribute to an artist’s PayPal account.

c. Please be aware that any personal information that you post in a comment or review on the Site can be viewed by the public. We are not responsible for information that you post in publicly viewable areas.

Disclosure of Information.

a. All information that we collect from you and any information that you provide can be accessed by our system administrators.

b. Except for your password, the information that we collect from you will be shared with the Curator of the portal in which you visit or participate. Curators must abide by all provisions of the Privacy Policy with respect to this information and any information that you submit to a Curator relating to your use of the Free Music Archive. Curators may use your information only for the purpose of moderating their portals on the Free Music Archive and will not use your information in any way inconsistent with the Privacy Policy.

c. We will not share your information with any other parties, but we may be legally required to disclose your information to local law enforcement authorities or other parties in response to warrants, subpoenas, or other valid legal process.

Changing your information.

a. You may log into your account to change any personal information that you had previously submitted to the Free Music Archive. Such changes will be reflected promptly on our server.

b. When you register for a Member account, you may receive email notifications from the Free Music Archive or its affiliates. If you do not want to receive these emails, you may unsubscribe from the email list, and the list will be updated immediately to reflect your change.

De-activating your account.

a. You may de-activate your Member account by logging into your existing account and following the procedures for de-activating the account. Please note that your most recent information may remain on our servers. We try to preserve this data in case you choose to re-activate your account in the future, though we do not guarantee that your account can be completely restored.

Links to Independent Websites.

a. The Free Music Archive may display links to independent, third-party websites, including those independent websites administered by Curators or their affiliates. We are not responsible for any information that third-party websites collect from you.


a. This website is intended for adults only, and we will not knowingly collect personal information from minors under thirteen (13) years of age. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a minor under age thirteen (13) who you believe has submitted personal information to this site, please contact us immediately.