Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting our users’ privacy. Keeping the information you share with us on or with relation to our online services entitled “MTV 81” (‘Website’) secure and ensuring your understanding of how we collect, use and maintain your information is important to us.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information and while no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your information. We continually assess new technology for protecting information and, when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.

Because of its importance and to make it easier for you to find and review it, we have made this Privacy Policy into a separate document on the Website. However, bear in mind it is a part of our agreement with you and our Terms of Use describe how and when we may make changes to these statements and terms, and how they become binding upon you. We again remind you to check back here and to our Terms of Use often to be sure you remain mindful of the terms and conditions that apply to you when you use the Website.

Disclosure (General): Although your privacy is very important to us, in this legal and technical environment, we cannot fully ensure that your personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. Please see ‘Disclosure to Third Parties,’ below, for more information.

Overview: This Privacy Policy is intended to explain our privacy practices and inform you as to:

  • the kinds of information we collect from users of the Website and how that information is collected;
  • how we use the information;
  • the circumstances under which we disclose information to third parties;
  • how you can access, update or delete any information collected about you by us; and
  • the mechanisms we have implemented to protect your personally identifiable information.

You can visit the Website and learn about the Service, as well as certain goods and services available from our advertisers and suppliers.

Personally Identifiable Information: When we use the term ‘personally identifiable information’ we mean information such as your full name, street address, town or city, state, post code, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you.

Although we may track the numbers of visitors to inform us on how best to update the Website and enhance the experience for all visitors, personally identifiable information is not extracted in this process. We use tracking information on an aggregated basis to help us operate the Website, enhance and improve the Service, improve the look of the Website and display advertising and marketing information.

We collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit the Website and input information, whether you are enrolling or signing up for features and functions, participating in promotions or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities.

Bear in mind that when you submit information to us via email or by any other methods indicated by us from time to time, it does not guarantee that we will permit you to use any or all of the features or functions of the Website.

Cookies: We use ‘cookie’ technology to collect data regarding your visits to the Website. This data is stored in aggregate form and is not used to identify any particular user or individual. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including: keeping count of your return visits to the Website or our advertisers’ or partners’ sites; accumulating and reporting aggregate, statistical information in connection with the Website; determining which features users like best.

Third Parties on our Site: The Website may contain advertisements, references and links to other websites and organizations. We may also use third parties to display or serve advertising on the Website and our web-based newsletters. Often these third party advertising companies employ cookie and web bug technologies to measure advertising effectiveness. You should be aware that different rules may apply to the collection, use or disclosure of your information by third parties in connection with their advertisements, promotions and other web sites you encounter on the Internet. The use of such technology by these third parties is within their control and not ours, and even if we have a relationship with the third party, we do not control those sites or their policies and practices regarding your information and we encourage you to investigate and ask questions directly of them in this regard.

Disclosure to Third Parties: Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we use good faith efforts not to provide third parties with access to your personally identifiable information. We will, however, make your personally identifiable information available to others:

  • when we have your consent (you ‘opt in’) to do so, in which case their use of your information is subject to their own privacy policies;
  • when we have retained companies to work with or on behalf of us to provide goods or services that you have requested;
  • when you use co-branded services – in which case you are giving us permission to pass any personally identifiable information you provide in the context of our co-branding and marketing relationship, back to our co-branding partner. Their use of your information is subject to their own privacy policies;
  • when any of our subsidiaries, parent and/or affiliate companies are involved in developing, managing, maintaining, marketing, promoting, and/or by any other means supporting the Website and therefore they need to access your personally identifiable information to perform their services with respect to the Website;
  • when we are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process);
  • if we believe your actions violate any law, regulation, our Terms of Use or any of our guidelines for promotions, product offerings or any other features or functions of the Website, or if you threaten the rights, property or safety of MTV, its suppliers, advertisers, other customers or users, or any other party;
  • as and when we, in our sole discretion, believe such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect our business and assets, to defend our interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; or
  • in the event of a bankruptcy, or a merger, acquisition, joint venture or other business combination involving us.

It is also possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

We do not sell or market your personally identifiable information to unaffiliated organizations. Some of the aggregate customer data we collect may be shared with advertising companies in order to enhance and improve the operation and relevance of the Website, but we do not give any personally identifiable information to them as part of this relationship. Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.

Summary: Our privacy guidelines are designed to ensure that we:

  • collect and use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to deliver high quality service, to administer our business and to let you know of goods and services that are available from our family of companies;
  • protect the personally identifiable information the Website’s users share with us, maintaining strict standards of security and confidentiality. In this regard we even limit access by our own employees to those individuals who are trained and advised in the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes;
  • not disclose your personally identifiable information to any external organization, except as we have described in this Privacy Policy or unless we have previously obtained your consent (‘opt in’); – require any other organization that we retain or engage to provide services for us, to conform to our privacy standards and to allow us to audit them for compliance;
  • make every effort to keep your personally identifiable information complete, up to date, and accurate based on the information you provide us.

Sole Statement: Unless provided otherwise in the separate guidelines, policies and/or Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy is the sole statement of our privacy policy with respect to the Website, and no summary, restatement or other version thereof, or other privacy statement or policy, in any form, including, without limitation, machine-generated, is valid.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time by placing the updated version in this page, and your continued use of the Website following notice of such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of any such change. It is your responsibility to check this Privacy Policy regularly to determine whether this has been changed. If you do not agree to any change in this Privacy Policy then you must immediately stop using the Website. We also reserve the right to change and update the Website and/or the Terms of Use from time to time.

Please contact us at if you would like to update, modify and remove your personally identifiable information which has been shared with us with respect to the Website. Please note that we may request a copy of your identification (such as your driver’s license, passport and/or student ID card) when necessary, for confirming the inquiry was actually sent by you. Upon completing the confirmation, we will immediately destroy or remove the copy of your identification from our computers.

Last updated on : December 1, 2014.