Last Updated June 26, 2021
Sonicly, Inc. (“Sonicly”), a Delaware corporation, is an online fan funding venue for people and entities seeking to raise funds for their own projects and to contribute to the projects of others.
In order for you to create an account on Sonicly and use our services, we need to collect and process some information. Depending on your use of the services, that may include:
Sonicly may use this information for reasons such as, to communicate with users about their account and transactions, to improve and promote Sonicly’s services, marketing and promotion, to assist Sonicly improve its services, and to allow for personalized content, security and compliance.
This data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:
We don't give your personal information to any third-party services, except when it's necessary to provide Sonicly's services (like when we partner with payment processors). When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of the Sonicly services, we require that they protect your personal information to the same standards we do. We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect Sonicly's legal rights.
When you suppor to a project, the project's owner will know your account name, the amount of support you have provided, and the offer you have selected. Project owners never receive supporters' credit card details or other payment information.
If a project you have supported is successfully funded, the project owner will receive the email address associated with your Sonicly account along with other information required to provide your offer (e.g., name and mailing address). They may also send you a survey requesting additional information needed to provide your offer. (for instance, they may need your T-shirt size.) Any information you provide in such surveys will be received by the project owner.
Project owners may also receive anonymized information about the ways people visit and interact with their project pages, in the form of routine traffic analytics. You can choose not to be included in Google Analytics here.
When you create an account, we may create a basic profile page for you on Sonicly, containing your account name, the date the account was created, and a list of projects you have supported or launched. Whenever your account name appears on Sonicly (for instance, when you post comments, send messages, or support projects), people can click your account name to see your profile. The profile is not searchable on Sonicly or via search engines like Google. Here are some of the things that will be publicly viewable on your profile, or elsewhere on Sonicly:
Please note that each project page may list the community of users who have supported the project. If you don't want others to see your name in a project's supporters list, choose an account name that is not identifiable (e.g., SuperFan02).
Project owners are also asked to verify their identities before launching a project. Once this has been done, the project owner's verified name will be publicly displayed on their account profile and on any projects they launch.
We will use the personal information you provide to:
We take securing your data and preserving your privacy very seriously. We never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, or other third-party accounts without your permission. Sonicly project owners never receive supporters' credit card details or other payment information. We do not and will not sell your data.
This Section applies to individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Data Protection rights under the GDPR:
The right to access – You have the right to request Our Company for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Our Company correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Company to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Our Company erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Our Company restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Our Company’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Our Company transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you under certain circumstances.
Sonicly is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please complete the Data Privacy Options Data Request Form and submit the completed form to us through our Contact Us form. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Effective January 1, 2020, these additional disclosures are required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies to California residents or someone domiciled in California, but is out of the state for a temporary or transitory time.
Information Sonicly Collects falls into the following categories of the CCPA: (1) identifiers such as age and address, (2) personal information such as credit card number, (3) protected classification such as age and gender, (4) commercial information such as consuming tendencies, (5) internet activity such as interaction with the website, (6) geolocation data such as location of user’s device, (7) inference data such as preferences, and (8) professional and employment-related information.
Subject to certain exceptions, California residents have the following rights under the CCPA:
You may make a request for the disclosures, opt-out, or deletion described above by completing the Data Privacy Options Data Request Form and submitting to us through our our contact form or via U.S. Mail:
Attention: CCPA Request
1968 S. Coast Hwy Suite 1892
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sonicly will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to a request. Sonicly will not be able to comply with any request where we are unable to verify the identity of the user at issue.
We may use your information to offer you products and services that we think may be of interest to you, unless you have opted out of marketing communications. If you are in the European Economic Area, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before sending you any marketing communications. You may object to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes at any time, free of charge, when we collect your personal information and in every marketing communication. We will never provide your information to third parties for marketing purposes without your prior consent.
The security of your personal information is important to us and we follow industry standards to protect it. Full credit card numbers are never accessed by our system, and the most sensitive data we store, such as tax forms, are encrypted to keep them secure. To further protect your information we suggest using a strong and unique password for your Sonicly account.
You can exercise rights over your data in the following ways: Modifying the Information in Your Account. You can modify or delete certain information associated with your account on the settings page.
You can disable your account at any time by contacting us with your request. Please be aware that this is a final act and you cannot log into your account again after it has been disabled. When you disable your account, we immediately remove your ability to log in. If you create a new account, you will be asked to use a different email address from the one you used previously. Even if an account is disabled, some information may be retained by our analytics providers on their own servers.
You can stop receiving marketing emails by changing your email settings. While this removes your marketing emails, service related emails are still sent, including how you can optimize your Sonicly experience and suggestions for which artists to follow.
We retain your information for up to ten years, unless you contact us with a request for us to disable your account information from your account settings. Please note that once you disable your account, you will not be able to log in again. If you want to log into Sonicly again by creating a new account, you may be prompted to use a new email address from the one you previously used on your disabled account.
For additional privacy-related questions about your account, you may contact us.