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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Piano & Synth Magazine uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Piano & Synth Magazine is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy supersedes all previous, and is effective from 28th June 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information: name, email address, web site address

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to verify you when you leave comments on this web site.

We may use the information to improve our products and services.

We will not use your email address for any purpose other than verification, unless you specifically subscribe to one of our email newsletters.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

When someone visits this web site we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Description
wibiya*_unique_user Used by the Wibiya toolbar at the bottom of this web site to allow various functions, such as sharing and page translation, to happen more seamlessly. The cookie cannot personally identify any visitor to our site.
civicShowCookieIcon Used by the Cookie Control plugin to determine whether the cookie information should be shown. Does not personally identify any visitor.
civicAllowCookies The cookie determines whether a user has opted to allow cookies or not. At present, this site does not automatically disable cookies, but instead we simply provide information about the cookies we use and it is up to each individual user to explicitly block cookies as required in their own web browser software.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We use Google software (Analytics) for this purpose.
wordpress_* If cookies are set which begin with ‘wordpress_’, this means the visiting user has attempted to, or has successfully completed, log in as a registered user of the web site. This may allow more features such as unrestricted commenting, submission of articles, or administering of the web site. Most visitors, particularly first-time ones, will never see these cookies.
wp-settings* These cookies control various aspects of the WordPress content management system software. The site should operate and be readable without allowing them, but they may offer additional benefits to end users.
hellobar_* This is a cookie which helps with the display of the “hello bar” at the top of the page. Without it, the bar may constantly display or be hidden.

In addition, some other third party cookies may be set from time to time to provide more customised content or a better social experience. Explicitly, we use the Google AdSense network of advertisers, zZounds (although cookies are not set on our site but may be if you visit theirs), and plugins for Facebook, Twitter and other social network interactions.

If you have any concerns about our use of cookies, please feel free to contact us.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

This web site is owned and operated by Andy Merrett, registered address: 1 Chevron Street, Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF39 0NB, United Kingdom.