The Audio Beatnik’s Privacy Policy

Privacy and security are of utmost importance to The Audio Beatnik and we strive to ensure that our technical and organizational measures respect your data protection rights.

This Privacy Policy describes how we manage, process and store personal data submitted in the context of providing our services. “Personal data” refers to any information relating to an identifiable individual or his or her personal identity.


In subscribing to our newsletter by filling in a contact form on our website (, you agree and accept that we may gather, process, store and/or use the personal data submitted in accordance with the rules set forth below.

By giving your consent to us, you also retain the right to have your personal data rectified, to be forgotten and/or to be erased.

Personal Data Collected

  1. Identity and contact details of the data processor
    Personal data is collected on our website, The Audio Beatnik, a privately owned website established to provide online reviews and information to individuals interested in the high-end audio market. We do not provide services nor obtain revenue for the content we produce.
  1. Data collection on the site
    We do not collect data on this site with the exception of email addresses provided by individuals who register for our periodic emails. When you subscribe to our newsletter, the following data is collected and managed: email, title, first name, last name. The data submitted should not include any sensitive personal data, such as Government identifiers (i.e. social security, driving license, or taxpayer identification numbers), complete credit card or complete personal bank card numbers, medical records or particulars connected with applications for care or treatment associated with private individuals. Email data is also collected when you leave a comment regarding a post or page, provide your email address and check the boxes to receive emails for follow up comments to your original comment. Again, these emails are generated by your voluntary action, and they will contain a link at the bottom of the email to safely unsubscribe to these types of correspondence. You also have the opportunity on our website to voluntarily leave a comment regarding an article or a review. Your comment stays on the website, but your personal information such as email or user name are not harvested in any way.
  1. Purposes of processing and legal basis
    The principal purpose of collecting your personal data is to offer you our quarterly newsletter based on the express consent you provide for this specific purpose by providing the information in an online subscription form. For those of you that have expressly opted in to receive our The Audio Beatnik newsletter, you are easily able to unsubscribe by following the “unsubscribe” links included in every email.
  1. Email statistics
    Without systematically doing so, we may analyze and track the various rates (for example: click, open, bounce rates) and the number of emails sent which you open to assess performance rates on our emailing campaigns.
  1. Third party disclosures
    Personal data relating to you collected through our subscription process is destined for The Audio Beatnik’s own use. The Audio Beatnik does not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes whatsoever.
    Our third-party email list tool uses Google Maps to provide certain features. Therefore, you acknowledge and agree that by signing up for emails from The Audio Beatnik, you are also bound by the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service (including the Google Privacy Policy).
  1. Cookies/Tracking
    The Audio Beatnik does not currently use cookies and tracking on our website to improve and personalize its Website and/or measure its audience. Should we in the future upgrade our website to provide a more personalized experience, we will advise you in advance of this change in policy.
  1. Data Retention Periods
    The Audio Beatnik collects your personal data for newsletter subscriptions only. We delete this data immediately at your request through the use of our unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter. The host servers on which The Audio Beatnik processes and stores its databases are located exclusively within the United States.
  1. Security
    Within the framework of its services, The Audio Beatnik attributes the very highest importance to the security and integrity of its customers’ personal data. Thus and in accordance with the GDPR, The Audio Beatnik undertakes to take all pertinent precautions in order to preserve the security of the data and, in particular, to protect them against any accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, corruption, unauthorized circulation or access, as well as against any other form of unlawful processing or disclosure to unauthorized persons. To this end, The Audio Beatnik implements industry standard security measures to protect personal data from unauthorized disclosure. Notwithstanding this, there is no absolute safety from piracy or hackers. That is why in the event a breach of security were to affect you, The Audio Beatnik undertakes to inform you thereof without undue delay and to use its best efforts to take all possible measures to neutralize the intrusion and minimize the impacts.
  1. Privacy Policy
    The Audio Beatnik reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time, in particular pursuant to any changes made to the laws and regulations in force. Any modifications made will be notified to you via our Website or by email.


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