Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and GDPR Compliance Statement

ModGuitar.com Privacy Policy May 25, 2018:

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on ModGuitar.com
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on your visit to ModGuitar.com and other sites on the Internet.
You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy Here: https://policies.google.com/privacy
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. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies Here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

ModGuitar.com GDPR Compliance Statement, May 25, 2018:

How access and retrieve all of the Private Data ModGuitar.com stores in relation to your Modguitar.com account:
Registered users of ModGuitar.com may request that a full record of all Private Data that is associated with that user by contacting modguitar@gmail.com or using the contact form for this web-site contact form. Include within the body text of the email the UserName and Password for the account in question for verification.

How to request compliance with your “right to be forgotten” in relation to your Modguitar.com account.
Registered users of ModGuitar.com may request that All Private Data associated with their account be deleted from the Modguitar.com website by contacting the administrator using either the this web-sites contact form

In the event of a Data Breech account holders of Modguitar.com will be informed via the email associated with your account. A notification for other views of the site will be posted on the main page with relevant information regarding Data security at that time.

Who We Are:
Our website address is: http://modguitar.com.

Modguitar.com, and the Modguitar brand are owned and operated by:

J. Henke
41 Shortridge Road
Battle Creek MI, 49015

J. Henke is the only person with access to Modguitar’s database and website administration.

Comments Data:
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Data Use and Retention: Data held and processed by Modguitar.com is used to develop the website business, research the marketability of the website’s content, and enable third parties to present targeted advertising based on use of the site and is done so in accordance with Modguitar.com’s Terms of Service. Additionally some WordPress plug-ins used to operate the site may collect and store information about users. The data received, stored, and processed by the site in conjunction with the aforementioned purposes can be assumed to be kept permanently unless otherwise purged during site maintenance, reinstatement or via a request by account holders to “be forgotten”, and have all collected data associated with their account deleted manually by website administration.

The types of data we may collect:
Account holders and other users of the website may have information collected which may include personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies. Other personal information generated by any and all users of Modguitar which may be collected include: technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

The WordPress platform used to publish Modguitar.com By default does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

This website uses these 3rd party plug-ins to conduct the business of publishing the website and facilitating it’s use, stylization and navigation. Please take the time to review their individual privacy and GDRP compliance statements at their web sites:

Akismet Anti-Spa, a plug-in the protect against comment spam and malicious website use. Home page: https://automattic.com/wordpress-plugins/

Jetpack by WordPress.com, a multi feature web-site administration and add on plug-in. Home site here: https://jetpack.com/ (opens in a new tab)

Login With Ajax, a Plug-in the facilitate site administration. Home page here: http://msyk.es/ (opens in new tab)

Title Remover, a plug-in that allows the administrator to hid the WordPress title of a page or post. Home: http://wpgurus.net/ (opens in new tab)

Modguitar.com does not collect or retain sensitive personal data, such as data concerning health.

The owner, operator, and administrator of Modguitar.com, J. Henke, may be contacted via email at modguitar.com@gmail.com or via the contact form for this website.

ModGuitar.com Terms of Service

By using the Modguitar.com website (the “Website”) you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (this “Agreement”), whether or not you register as a member (“Member”). If you intend to become a Member or User and communicate with other Members and make use of Modguitar.com’s services (“Service”), read these Terms of Use. This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and your membership in the Service and may be modified by Modguitar.com at any time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by Modguitar.com or its agents on the Website.

Eligibility. You must be at least 14 years of age to register as a member of Modguitar.com or use the Website. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member. Modguitar.com may terminate your membership or access to Modguitar.com for any reason, effective upon such action. Even after membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. Even after this Agreement is terminated, all provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect.

Proprietary Rights in Content on Modguitar.com. Modguitar.com owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Modguitar.com, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
Content Posted on the Site. You understand and agree that ModGuitar.com or its agents may review and delete any content, messages, photos or profiles (collectively, “Content”) that in the sole judgment of ModGuitar.com or its agents violates this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Members or in any way be deemed unsuitable by Modguitar.com.

You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, “post”) on the Service, or transmit to other Members.

By posting Content to any area of Modguitar.com, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to ModGuitar.com an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.

Copyright Policy. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Designated Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Modguitar.com’s Designated Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached by email at modguitar@gmail.com

Disclaimers. ModGuitar.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. ModGuitar.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. ModGuitar.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. ModGuitar.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will ModGuitar.com be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Website or the Service, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided “AS-IS” and ModGuitar.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. ModGuitar.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.

Limitation on Liability. Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will ModGuitar.com be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Website or the Service, even if ModGuitar.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, ModGuitar,com’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to ModGuitar.com for the Service during the term of membership.
Disputes. If there is any dispute about or involving the Website and/or the Service, by using the Website, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of Michigan, City of Battle Creek.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold ModGuitar.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

Reproduction. To reprint, post, or excerpt from Modguitar.com, please be certain to provide a link to http://www.modguitar.com

This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Website and further affirmed by becoming a Member of the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and Modguitar, it’s owner, and operator regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

ModGuitar.com Copyright Notice:

Documents, links, computer files, audio files, images, and software are provided “as is”, without any warranty, expressed or implied. We are in no way liable for any damages, direct or indirect, caused by the any of the provided documents, services or links.
The html markup pages on ModGuitar, including all logos and images, may not be reproduced without explicit written permission of ModGuitar.com or its agent.
All prices and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional legal notice:

    Charvel® is a registered trademark of Fender® Musical Instrument Co.

    EMG® is a registered trademark of EMG, Inc.

    Strat®, Stratocaster® Tele®, Telecaster®, Esquire®, Jazzmaster®, Jaguar®, Mustang®, P. Bass®, Precision Bass®, J. BASS®, Jazz Bass®, an Fender® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC).

    Floyd Rose® is a registered trademark of Floyd Rose Industries.

    Gibson®, Les Paul®, S.G.®, Flying V®, ES-175®, ES-335®, L-5®, Byrdland®, Epiphone® and P-90® are registered trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corp.
Gretsch® is a registered trademark of Fred Gretsch® Enterprises.

    Kahler® is a registered trademark of American Precision Metalworks.

    Kluson® is a registered trademark of W.D. Music Inc.

    Martin® is a registered trademark of Martin Guitar Co.
Musicman® is a registered trademark of Ernie Ball Company.

    Peavey® is a registered trademark of Peavey® Electronics Corporation.

    Rickenbacker® is a registered trademark of Rickenbacker International Corp.

ModGuitar.com LLC is not affiliated FMIC, Rickenbacker International Corp, Peavey® Electronics Corporation, Martin Guitar Co., W.D. Music Inc., Ernie Ball Company, American Precision Metalworks, Fred Gretsch® Enterprises, Gibson Guitar Corp, Floyd Rose Industries, or EMG, Inc.