Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy explains Creative Sound Design’s (“CSD’s”) information-gathering and dissemination practices for our website: (the “Site”). This Site is the official web site of The Recordist. The Site is dedicated to providing Sound Effects users with news, features, and other information for maximizing the audio experience when they work.

CSD takes your privacy rights seriously and has posted this Privacy Policy to let our users know what information we collect from you, why we collect it and what we do with it. CSD’s goal is to collect and use only that information that we think is necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as to better understand and serve you, to provide better service, and to improve marketing of The Recordist and other products that we believe may be of interest to you.

Acceptance of These Terms

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the CSD Terms and Conditions of Use for the Site. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions of Use for the Site, please do not provide us with any information and do not use the CSD Site or the Site’s services. Your continued use of the CSD Site in light of changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your acceptance of the changes for information gathered after the date of the change.

Does this Privacy Policy apply to you?

This privacy policy covers CSD’s information collection and use practices for anyone who uses the Site. Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, CSD will not share your personally identifiable information with any third parties unless you give us permission to do so or except as required by law or to cooperate with law enforcement authorities.

This Site, however, contains links to other websites, advertisers and other third parties. By clicking on any of these links, you are leaving the Site. A link provided on the Site does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services or accessibility of that linked web site. CSD has no control over the information collected from or about you by any third party after you have left the Site. This Privacy Policy does not cover the data collection and use practices of any third party linked to CSD. CSD assumes no liability and is not responsible for any practices of such third party web sites, including their privacy practices, content, or other activities. Once you link to another web site from the Site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that web site, including, but not limited to, its Internet privacy policy.

What information, including personally identifiable information, does CSD collect from and about you?

In order to provide you with our services, there are two methods whereby we collect information from you: passive collection of technical information and information you voluntarily provide to CSD, including personally identifiable information.

Passive Collection of Technical Information.

CSD automatically collects certain technical information from each visitor, including your IP address, the type of browser you use to surf the Internet, your computer’s operating system, and the web site from which you accessed the Site. Your IP address tells us both your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the general geographic location from which you are connecting. We may also use your IP address to track how long you stayed on the Site and what pages you visited. This information is used internally by CSD to help us provide a good web experience to The Recordist fans, including providing proper formatting for our web pages and analyzing which aspects of the site are most effective, as well as optimizing the marketing of The Recordist.

In addition, CSD uses Cookies on this Site. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a server computer to your computer during a browsing session so that the web site may track your activities on the web site and identify you on return visits. Cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive and are used by web sites to simulate a continuous connection to that site. Cookies, by themselves, do not necessarily let a web site know any personally identifying information about you, such as your real name, address, etc., unless you previously provided that information at the web site or have set your preferences in your browser to provide that information. CSD is not generally interested in any one individual and does not collect personally identifiable information about any one person using Cookies. CSD does, however, use Cookies to save your preferences so that the Site has the same appearance each time you access it. Most web browsers permit users to control the use of Cookies by refusing or deleting Cookies at any time. Refusing or deleting a Cookie may, however, limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this Site.

Information You Provide.

CSD does not require anyone to register for news and contests or become a member of to use the Site. However, we do require that you register with the Site to take advantage of special features or benefits. CSD may require that you provide us with your ZIP code, city, name, and other information, including your email address, age, gender, and ethnicity. If you elect not to register, you will not be able to access certain special features of the Site or participate in contests, but you will have access to the remainder of the Site.

Additionally, if during your visit to the Site, you complete a form such as a survey, a contest entry form, or an order form, you may be requested to submit additional personal information, such as your mailing address.

CSD’s use and disclosure of the information you provide us, including personally identifiable information is set forth below.

What other organizations besides CSD may be collecting information from you on the Site?

CSD may use outside advertising companies to display banner advertisements on the Site. Banner advertisements may also contain cookies, and appear to be coming from CSD; but, in reality, they are coming from third parties who are serving advertisements on the Site. CSD has no control over the privacy practices of any third party, and the manner in which any third party uses your information is not protected by the terms of this Privacy Policy. Further, once you leave the Site, CSD does not control the privacy policies or the privacy practices of any third parties.

How will CSD and its marketing partners use my information?

The information collected by CSD is retained by CSD and is used to better shape CSD’s marketing and other business activities and to operate CSD’s programs, which include the provision of goods, services, and information. CSD compiles certain information in a database with the information collected from other Site users. This information may be disclosed by CSD for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature in which the information was submitted, which may include sharing information we collect, such as your email address, to our marketing partners, or to vendors who market products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. Once we share this information with third parties, their privacy polices and data collection and use practices govern the use of your information. CSD is not responsible for the data collection practices and privacy policies of third parties. In addition to the uses of information described above, CSD reserves the right to transfer information it collects to a successor, related entity, or to a third party purchasing or succeeding to any of CSD’s assets.

If you provide us with your email address, CSD will send you email notices of upcoming Site events. When you provide your email address to the Site, you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” of receiving such email messages. Additionally, the email messages will provide a method whereby you may opt-out of receiving future emails from CSD.

Further, if you order a product from CSD, you may be directed to a separate web site where an e-commerce partner of CSD will collect the information necessary to fulfill your order. This collection of information by CSD’s partner is governed by their privacy policy, and CSD is not responsible for their data collection and use practices.

What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under CSD’s control?

CSD uses industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Nonetheless, due to the inherent dangers of the Internet, we cannot guarantee the protection of such information against loss, misuse, or alteration.

The Web site provides an industry-standard secure online environment for online transactions. Every effort is made to protect confidentiality and prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information provided to us by our Web site visitors.

You acknowledge that no data transmission that takes place over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. Therefore, cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be subjected to unauthorized third party intrusion.

You therefore acknowledge that any and all information provided by you through the interface of this Web site is provided at your own risk.

Your Choices

You can decide whether or not to provide personal information to CSD and withdraw your consent to us processing your personal information at any time. However, if you do not provide personal information or withdraw such consent you may not be able to make purchases, enlist services or access certain offers or options that may be of benefit to you. At the time you provide your information, we will also offer you a choice as to whether or not you wish to receive further communications about special offers, product information, or other marketing messages. If you choose not to receive these communications, we will not use your personally identifiable information for this purpose.

You may choose to unsubscribe from notices of special offers described in the preceding paragraph. CSD provides you with the ability to unsubscribe at any time.

Modifications to this privacy policy.

CSD reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time with or without notice.