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Ad Astra Media, LLC
Website Terms of Service
Ad Astra Media welcomes you to its online service (the "Service").
By using this Service you are agreeing to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), whether or not you are a registered customer of Ad Astra Media. The TOS may be updated from time to time without notice to you. However, you can always find the latest TOS at https://www.adastrasteammedia.com/chopin-legal-terms-services and should check regularly for updates and changes.
In addition, when using the Service, you shall be subject to any posted policies, guidelines or rules applicable thereto.
All such policies, guidelines and rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.
Such policies include:
Parental Consent Policy
Intellectual Property Policy, and
Chopin in Space Contest Rules
You further agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this agreement.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE CURRENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE, SINCE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF ALL OF THE MOST CURRENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ITS USE.
Ad Astra Media, LLC reserves the right, with or without notice to you, to make changes to this agreement at Ad Astra Media, LLC’s discretion.
Your continued use of any part of the websites or any service constitutes your acceptance of such changes to this agreement.
You should review this agreement periodically to determine if any changes have been made.
2. Description of Service
Ad Astra Media, LLC makes available a collection of resources to its registered and non-registered users as the Service.
Registered users can create Content (as defined by Section 4 below), select favorites, edit, rate, comment and read other people's Content. Non-registered users can browse topics, profiles, and other people’s Content.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND AD ASTRA MEDIA, LLC ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR TIMELINESS, NON-DELIVERY, OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY COMMUNICATION, WRITING, IMAGE, OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS. ADDITIONALLY, AD ASTRA MEDIA, LLC PROVIDES INFORMATION WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND AS SUCH, THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION.
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features which augment or enhance the Service, including without limitation the release of new Ad Astra Media, LLC properties, are subject to the then current TOS.
All users must abide by the TOS. If a user fails to follow any of the guidelines and/or rules of behavior, Ad Astra Media can discontinue their ability to use the site at any time. In addition, we have the right to delete any piece of Content, and provide comment on any topic or profile we find objectionable in our reasonable discretion.
You may only use this website for purposes expressly permitted by the TOS. As a condition of your use of Ad Astra Media, you represent and warrant to Ad Astra Media that you will not use the website and any Service for any purpose that is unlawful, offensive, and/or prohibited by this TOS.
You alone are totally responsible for any activity that takes place on Ad Astra Media under your name and password. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your username and/or password it is your responsibility to notify Ad Astra Media immediately. It is up to you to maintain the confidentiality of your password and username at all times.
You understand that you may receive business-related communications from Ad Astra Media such as Service announcements and account administrative notices and you agree that these communications are not "unsolicited commercial email advertisements" and thus, subject to all applicable laws, you agree to receive them and you will not be able to opt out of receiving such communications.
As a user of the Service you also understand and agree that the Service will also include advertisements. You agree that such advertisements are not "unsolicited commercial email advertisements" and, subject to all applicable laws, you agree to receive them and you will not be able to opt out of receiving such communications. You understand and agree that your correspondence or business dealings with, or participations in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the advertiser. You agree that Ad Astra Media shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred as the result of such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
You understand that you are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve third party fees. You are totally responsible for obtaining such access and paying those fees.
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE TO ACCESS AND VIEW THE SERVICE, AND MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO ACCESS AND USE ANY "ADULT" DESIGNATED PORTIONS OF THE SERVICE. IF YOU ARE 13 YEARS OR YOUNGER, DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE FOR ANY PURPOSE AS IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN.
3. Rules of Behavior
You are solely responsible for your own communications and Content including any data, images, graphics, text, audio, video, email, links, and/or screen names you post to the site.
You agree to use the Service to post and receive communications and Content that are legal and proper.
You must not abuse, defame, harass, stalk, threaten, intimidate, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
You must not violate the privacy or publicity rights of others.
You must not upload, post or link to any material that is inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, vulgar, libelous, racially or ethnically hateful, objectionable, or unlawful (or promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities or communications that could reasonably cause damage, loss, harm, or injury to any individual or group).
You must not post, upload or link to (a) anything that promotes or distributes pyramid schemes or chain letters, or (b) other disruptive, illegal or immoral communications of any kind.
You must not post, upload or link to anything that could potentially exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate Content, asking for personally identifiable details or information, or otherwise exposing them to materials or information which in any way could cause damage, injury, or harm of any kind.
You must not post, upload or link to anything that harvests or otherwise collects information about other users, including without limitation addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and/or health or financial information of any kind, without the users’ prior express consent in each instance.
You must not post, upload or link to anything that advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale any products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services), or solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors for any purpose.
You must not upload or post anything that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property or other legal right of a third party without prior written permission from the third party in each instance, which written permission you agree to disclose to us at any time on our request (subject to all applicable laws). You must not intentionally download any material that you know or should reasonably know cannot be distributed legally.
You must not impersonate another person, group of people, or entity at any times, which includes not using anyone else's username or password.
You must not use the Ad Astra Media Service for any illegal, immoral, or unauthorized purpose.
You must abide by all applicable Federal, State and local laws. If you are outside the United States, you must comply with all local laws as well with respect to your online conduct and acceptable Content including without limitation the exportation of data to the United States or to your country or residence.
You cannot modify, edit, or delete any Content and communications of the Ad Astra Media site and/or of other individuals other than your own Content.
You must not transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan Horses or any items and/or computer code, files or programs of a destructive nature and/or otherwise designed to interrupt or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications device.
You must not transmit or allow access or distribution of any spiders, robots or other information gathering computer programs or routines or their equivalents on or in the Service.
You must not do anything that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities through this website.
You must not interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected with the Service or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service.
You cannot create member accounts under any false or fraudulent pretenses (including by automated means).
You must not state or imply that any of your submitted and or posted Content is endorsed by Ad Astra Media or any affiliate thereof.
You must not retrieve, store or collect personal information about any user for any unauthorized purpose, and may not retrieve, store, or collect personal information about any user for any valid purpose without such user’s prior written consent in each instance (and acknowledgment that they are at least 13 years of age).
You must not engage in any "spamming" of any kind, including without limitation ad spamming.
You cannot use the Ad Astra Media name or trademarks or related trade names, which you acknowledge here to be valid, subsisting and enforceable without impediment, and you will not expressly or by implication create the false or misleading impression that Ad Astra Media is associated with, or endorses, or is in any way connected with you, your business, or your Content.
WHILE Ad Astra Media EXPLICITLY PROHIBITS THE ABOVE CONDUCT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO SUCH CONDUCT AND CONTENT AND THAT YOU USE THE SERVICE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT Ad Astra Media SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR SUCH CONDUCT AS CARRIED OUT BY ANY THIRD PARTY AT ANY TIME UNLESS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY BY Ad Astra Media IN WRITING.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOU VIOLATE ANY OF THE RULES OF BEHAVIOR, Ad Astra Media CAN TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE AND WITHOUT ANY RIGHT OF REFUND, SET-OFF OR A HEARING.
As a registered user, you will be able to upload and post a great variety of materials and information, including but not limited to text, audio, video, photographs, graphics and other materials ("Content"). This means that you have sole responsibility, not Ad Astra Media, for all of the Content that you upload post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service, and to make sure that you are in compliance with the rules of behavior set forth herein relating to such Content. Any Content that you write, post, upload or link to on Ad Astra Media is entirely your responsibility.
Ad Astra Media shall have no liability of any kind with respect to any Content posted by you or other users of the Service. You agree that you must assess and bear all risks associated with your use of any Content. In this regard, you may not rely on any Content created by other Ad Astra Media members or otherwise created, distributed and displayed on any part of the Service. Ad Astra Media does not control or monitor all of the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.
The Content created by you must be owned by you or you must have been granted the prior permission to use such Content by its owner. Ad Astra Media does not own any of the Content you post. By placing Content on the Service you are providing Ad Astra Media with a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, unlimited, non-exclusive license, for as long as the Content is part of your profile, to publicly display, modify, reproduce and distribute your Content, in whole or in part, on the site for editorial and promotional purposes of the site. Ad Astra Media reserves the right to exploit or promote this Content in connection with the promotion of the Service and other services offered by Ad Astra Media.
Unless you make it clear that specific Content you post cannot be copied or used by any other users of the Service, you agree that by posting Content you own on the Service, all other users can reproduce and use such Content in connection with the Service, subject to all applicable laws. Ad Astra Media shall have no responsibility for enforcing any rights you may claim in any Content, which shall be your responsibility entirely, and you agree to hold harmless defend, and indemnify Ad Astra Media with respect to any claim you have that other users are reproducing or using your Content as well as for claims by other users that you are reproducing or using their Content without permission. Ad Astra Media will not arbitrate, mediate or resolve any intellectual property or other disputes between users, and has no responsibility for doing same other than as may be specifically required by law.
You acknowledge that Ad Astra Media may or may not pre-screen Content but that Ad Astra Media and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, move, edit, and/or delete any Content that violates these TOS and/or is otherwise objectionable as determined by Ad Astra Media in its sole discretion.
Ad Astra Media may preserve and store your account information and Content if it believes in good faith that such preservation is necessary to comply with legal or regulatory processes, respond to claims that the Content violates the rights of third parties, and/or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Ad Astra Media, its users and the public.
Ad Astra Media respects the intellectual property of others and we request our users do the same. In certain circumstances and at its discretion, Ad Astra Media may, but is not obligated to disable, suspend and terminate the accounts of members who may be infringing on the rights of others. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have otherwise been violated, please contact Ad Astra Media as soon as practically possible at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or https://www.adastrasteammedia.com/contact-us with the following information:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
a description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site;
your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement claiming that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized; and
a statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property holder or our authorized to act on behalf of the holder.
The Service may provide, or third parties including Ad Astra Media members may provide, links to other websites or resources, which are not maintained by or related to Ad Astra Media. Links to such sites are provided as a service to our users and are not sponsored by, endorsed or otherwise affiliated with Ad Astra Media.
Ad Astra Media has no control over these sites and their content, and makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, quality or accuracy of the links, materials or information contained on any such website.
Therefore, you acknowledge and agree that Ad Astra Media is not responsible for the availability of such links, resources and content, and does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content, advertising, products, or other materials made available on or from these linked websites.
You also acknowledge and agree that Ad Astra Media is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or alleged to have been caused by, or in relation to, the use of any Content, goods or services offered through these links or any failures and/or disruption to your computer system that results from your use of any such links, or for any intellectual property or other third party claims relating to your posting or using such links.
YOU AGREE THAT IF Ad Astra Media REQUESTS YOU TO DISABLE ANY LINK YOU HAVE POSTED AND YOU FAIL TO DO SO WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER RECEIVING SUCH REQUEST, Ad Astra Media HAS THE RIGHT TO DISABLE THE LINK WITHOUT ANY FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Ad Astra Media, its subsidies, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any and all loss, cost, injury, liability, claims, damages, or demand of any kind, including actual attorney's fees and related costs, made by or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of these TOS and/or your violation of any rights of another or any applicable law, rule or regulation.
7. No Resale of Service
You agree not to, without the express prior written consent of Ad Astra Media in each instance: reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit, for any commercial or other purposes, any portion of the Service or content or other information or materials of any kind that you do not own.
8. Modification and Termination of the Service
Ad Astra Media reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Ad Astra Media will not be liable to you or any third party for the consequences of any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
In order to use certain aspects of the Service you are required to register. We refer to registered users as “members”. Registered users are subject to the following specific terms in addition to all of the other terms in this Agreement:
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract, which is eighteen (18) years of age in the United States, and are not a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction.
You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information as required on the Service's Registration Form. If you provide any information that is untrue, incomplete, not current or inaccurate, Ad Astra Media has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse your current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
You agree that Ad Astra Media may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your Ad Astra Media account, any associated username and/or access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but is not be limited to:
extended periods of inactivity,
your engagement in fraudulent or illegal activity,
unexpected technical or security issues, and
requests by law enforcement or other government agencies.
You also agree that any termination is in Ad Astra Media"s sole discretion and that Ad Astra Media will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account, password, username, deletion of Content and/or access to the Service.
You agree that your account is non-transferable and any rights to your account, password, username, terminate upon your death or disability and/or termination of account for any reason.
• You are responsible for any activities that take place under your username and password. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security, contact Ad Astra Media immediately. It is up to you to maintain the confidentiality of your password and account. Ad Astra Media is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the provisions of these terms.
11. Practices regarding Use and Storage
You acknowledge that Ad Astra Media may establish general practices and limits regarding use of the Service including, without limitation, the maximum number of email messages which may be sent or received from an account of the Service, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account of the Service, the maximum amount of disk space that will be allotted on Ad Astra Media"s servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times and duration for which you may access the Service in a given time.
You agree that Ad Astra Media has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store or transmit any messages or communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge and agree that Ad Astra Media reserves the right to log off accounts and deactivate usernames and accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Ad Astra Media has the right to modify these practices and limits from time to time.
12. Ad Astra Media Proprietary Rights; Trademarks and Copyrights
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is the property of Ad Astra Media and its licensors, and is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. No rights or title of to any of the Software used in connection with any Service is provided, transferred or assigned to you. You further acknowledge and agree that content contained in advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyright, trademarks, service marks, patent, privacy, and/or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Ad Astra Media or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or Software, in whole or in part, at any time. You also acknowledge Ad Astra Media"s exclusive rights in the Ad Astra Media trademark and service mark. Trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works appearing on Ad Astra Media are the property of Ad Astra Media or the party that provided such intellectual property to Ad Astra Media. Ad Astra Media and any party that provides intellectual property to Ad Astra Media retain all rights with respect to any of their respective intellectual property appearing on Ad Astra Media, and no rights in such materials are transferred or assigned to you, in whole or in part, at any time.
13. No Co-Branding or Framing.
You may not use or authorize any party to co-brand or frame Ad Astra Media or any Service without the express prior written permission of an authorized representative of Ad Astra Media, as applicable, in each instance. For purposes of this TOS, "co-branding" means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute Ad Astra Media, in whole or in part, and/or any content accessible within Ad Astra Media. For purposes of this TOS, "framing" refers to displaying any Ad Astra Media webpage or Service within a bordered area of another website, regardless of whether the address of the originating Ad Astra Media is visible. You further agree to cease any unauthorized co-branding or framing immediately upon notice from Ad Astra Media.
14. Disclaimer of Warranties
The use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Ad Astra Media EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Ad Astra Media MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (1) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (2) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (3) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (4) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (5) THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE ERROR-FREE AND/OR ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Ad Astra Media or through or from the Service shall create a warranty not expressly stated in these TOS.
15. Limitation of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that Ad Astra Media will not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses, even if Ad Astra Media has been advised of the possibility of such damages or such damages were reasonably foreseeable, resulting from the use or the inability to use the Service, unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, statements or conduct of any third party including advertisers on the Service, the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Service, and/or any other matter relating to the Service. In no event will Ad Astra Media be liable to you for any amount of money over One Hundred U.S. Dollars ($100.00), which you acknowledge to be a fair and reasonable sum in the event of any loss by you of any kind.
16. Special Admonition for Services Relating to Financial Matters
If you receive or request any news, messages, or other information from the Service concerning stock quotes, companies, investments, or securities, remember that the Service is provided for entertainment purposes only, and no Content included or information made available by the Service is intended for trading or investing purposes. Ad Astra Media and its licensors shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Service, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment analyses, decisions or actions made by you or any users based on such information or Content.
17. Personally Identifiable Information
18. Disclosures Required by Law
Ad Astra Media reserves the right at all times to disclose any information, including personally identifiable information about you, as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
Ad Astra Media reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Ad Astra Media to disclose the identity of anyone posting any content, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate the TOS.
Ad Astra Media will use reasonable efforts to notify you in connection with any such inquiry; provided, however, that the inquiry in question is not confidential, and further provided that Ad Astra Media shall have no duty to disclose such information and therefore shall not be liable to you in connection with any non-disclosure.
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE ALL RIGHTS AND AGREE TO HOLD Ad Astra Media HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY Ad Astra Media DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER Ad Astra Media OR ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT ORE REGULATORY AUTHORITIES.
If there is any dispute about or involving the Ad Astra Media and/or the Service, you agree that any dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of Virginia, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal and exclusive jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the Newport News, Virginia.
YOU AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICE OR THESE TOS MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED.
20. Miscellaneous Terms; General Information
The failure of Ad Astra Media to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of the TOS by Ad Astra Media must be in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Ad Astra Media to be effective.
If any provision of these TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these TOS, shall remain in full force and effect.
The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Nothing contained in these TOS shall be construed to constitute either party as a partner, joint venturer, employee or agent of the other party, nor shall either party hold itself out as such. Neither party has any right or authority to incur, assume or create, in writing or otherwise, any warranty, liability or other obligation of any kind, express or implied, in the name of or on behalf of the other party, it being intended by both parties that each is and shall remain independent contractors (to the extent applicable), and therefore, responsible for its own actions.
Please immediately report any violations of these TOS to Ad Astra Media at https://www.adastrasteammedia.com/chopin-legal-terms-services.
We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are subject to various laws in the United States and the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom), and we are responsible as “controller” of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
1. Key Terms.
It would be helpful to start by explaining some key terms used in this policy:
We, Us, Our
Ad Astra Media, LLC collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you.
When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as controller of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
Dr Jose Morey
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
900 Riverside DR
Newport News, VA 23606
Our Data Protection Officer
Managing Attorney for Cerebrate Law, PLLC
4011 Goldcrest DR NW, Olympia, WA 98502
Data Protection Officer Contact
900 Riverside DR
Newport News, VA 23606
Any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual
2. Personal Information We Collect About You.
We may collect and use the following personal information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonable capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household:
Categories of Personal Information
Specific Types of Personal Information Collected
Identifiers (e.g., a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers).
In the course of providing content to users of the website through the Chopin in Space contest, we collect the following personal information when you provide it to us:
Instructor/Teacher's Name, and
Child First Name and
In obtaining consent of the Parent or guardian of minor children, such personal information will only be used for the purpose of authenticating the parent/child relationship including the child’s name, the parent’s name and their contact information.
Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.
Content that is user generated content and in the course of the Chopin in Space Contest, or other Ad Astra Media, LLC services, could be in the forms of voice recording, pictorial, videographic, illustrations, or animation generated by users. The Chopin in Space Contest will use the above personal information related to school, class, instructor, grade, child first name to identify the creative works associated with those contestants and their classrooms/schools. The provision of School, Teacher, Grade, First Name is required from you to enable us to Identification of the participating school, teacher, and students in the generation of works in response to content presented to the users.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law.
We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you, whether you are required to provide the information to us.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information
[specific types of information collected]
Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
[specific types of information collected]
Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes
[specific types of information collected]
This personal information is required to provide [products AND/OR services] to you. If you do not provide personal information we ask for, it may delay or prevent us from providing [products AND/OR services] to you.
3. How Your Personal Information is Collected.
We collect most of this personal information directly from you—in person, by telephone, text or email and/or via our website. For children under the age of 13, we obtain Parental Consent from the parent or guardian to participate in the contest. In the process of obtaining this consent, the parent provides Ad Astra Media, LLC with the information related to their minor child.
Ad Astra Media will use the content generated by the users in furtherance of the learning experience for the pupils who participate in the educational activities. The content will be used by the company and displayed for the purpose of including/immersing subjects within the subjects that they are learning. The user's physical location, via identification of the school, classroom and geographic area, may provide additional information on the display to show who generated the content and where the content came from.
However, we may also collect information:
From publicly accessible sources (e.g., property records);
Directly from a third party (e.g., sanctions screening providers, credit reporting agencies, or customer due diligence providers);
From a third party with your consent (e.g., your bank);
From cookies on our website; and
Via our IT systems, including:
Door entry systems and reception logs;
Automated monitoring of our websites and other technical systems, such as our computer networks and connections, CCTV and access control systems, communications systems, email and instant messaging systems; and
4. How and Why We Use Your Personal Information.
Under data protection law, we can only use your personal information if we have a proper reason for doing so, e.g.,:
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
For the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party; or
Where you have given consent.
A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests.
The table below explains what we use (process) your personal information for and our reasons for doing so:
What We Use Your Personal Information For
To provide the services on the Ad Astra LLC website.
The primary purpose of the use the information is to provide educational content related to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), namely AISL (advanced informal STEAM learning) providing interactivity between the viewer of the content on the website and enhancing the learning experience through the interactivity and school/classroom participation in the educational content viewing and generation of responses to the content provided to the users of the site.
To provide the Chopin in Space Contest to you we use your child’s first name, classroom, teacher, school to associate the student to their submission. We may use the user generated content on the Ad Astra Media website.
For the user generated content, including content related to the Chopin in Space Contest, information related to the school is used to identify and categorize the submission by grade level, school, and classrooms.
The teacher name is used to identify the classroom or group of students.
The student name is used to identify the work the individual created.
To prevent and detect fraud against you or Ad Astra Media, LLC.
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, i.e. to minimize fraud that could be damaging for us and for you
Conducting checks to identify our customers and verify their identity
Screening for financial and other sanctions or embargoes
Other processing necessary to comply with professional, legal and regulatory obligations that apply to our business, e.g. under health and safety regulation or rules issued by our professional regulator
[To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations]
[Gathering and providing information required by or relating to audits, enquiries or investigations by regulatory bodies]
[To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations]
Ensuring business policies are adhered to, e.g. policies covering security and internet use
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, i.e. to make sure we are following our own internal procedures so we can deliver the best service to you
Operational reasons, such as improving efficiency, training and quality control
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, i.e. to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service for you at the best price
Ensuring the confidentiality of commercially sensitive information
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, i.e. to protect trade secrets and other commercially valuable information
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
Statistical analysis to help us manage our business, e.g. in relation to [our financial performance, customer base, product range or other efficiency measures]
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, i.e. to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service for you at the best price
Preventing unauthorized access and modifications to systems
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, i.e. to prevent and detect criminal activity that could be damaging for us and for you
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
Updating [and enhancing] customer records
For the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, e.g. making sure that we can keep in touch with our customers about existing orders and new products
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
Ensuring safe working practices, staff administration and assessments
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, e.g. to make sure we are following our own internal procedures and working efficiently so we can deliver the best service to you
Marketing our services [and those of selected third parties] to:
¾ existing and former customers;
¾ third parties who have previously expressed an interest in our services;
¾ third parties with whom we have had no previous dealings.
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, i.e. to promote our business to existing and former customers
[Credit reference checks via external credit reference agencies]
[For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, i.e. to ensure our customers are likely to be able to pay for our products and services]
External audits and quality checks, e.g. for ISO or Investors in People accreditation and the audit of our accounts
For our legitimate interests or a those of a third party, i.e. to maintain our accreditations so we can demonstrate we operate at the highest standards
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
[The above table does not apply to special category personal information, which we will only process with your explicit consent.]
5. Promotional Communications
We may use your personal information to send you updates (by email, text message, telephone or post) about our [products AND/OR services], including exclusive offers, promotions or new [products AND/OR services].
We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal information for promotional purposes (see above “How and why we use your personal information”). This means we do not usually need your consent to send you promotional communications. However, where consent is needed, we will ask for this consent separately and clearly.
We will always treat your personal information with the utmost respect and never [sell OR share] it with other organizations [outside the [organization's group name] group ]for marketing purposes.
You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time by:
· Contacting us at [contact details for marketing opt-out];
· Using the “unsubscribe” link in emails or “STOP” number in texts; or
· [updating your marketing preferences on our [link to preference center]].
We may ask you to confirm or update your marketing preferences if you instruct us to provide further [products AND/OR services] in the future, or if there are changes in the law, regulation, or the structure of our business.
6. Who We Share Your Personal Information With
We routinely share personal information with:
Alliance for Innovation - Polish American Foundation.
AFI is a non-profit NGO was established to mobilize both American and Polish noble citizens and friends to strengthen cultural, scientific and business bonds between Poland and USA.
Plac Dąbrowskiego 1, 00-057 Warsaw.
Phone: +48 608 555 471
United States of America:
1243 Gateway Centre Parkway,
Richmond, VA 23235.
This data sharing enables the opportunity for the creation of joint media and other forms of artistic expression that bridges subject matter within STEAM concepts within a framework of AISL (advanced informal STEAM learning).
Some of those third-party recipients may be based outside the European Economic Area — for further information including on how we safeguard your personal data when this occurs, see Transfer of your information out of the EEA.
Our affiliates, including people within Ad Astra Media, LLC and Alliance for Innovation in Virginia;
Other third parties we use to help us run our business, such as marketing agencies or website hosts;
Third parties approved by you, including social media sites you choose to link your account to or third-party payment providers;
We only allow our service providers to handle your personal information if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your personal information.
We also impose contractual obligations on service providers relating to ensure they can only use your personal information to provide services to us and to you.
We may also share personal information with external auditors, e.g. in relation to ISO[ or Investors in People] accreditation and the audit of our accounts.
We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
We may also need to share some personal information with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a restructuring. We will typically anonymize information, but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.
We will not share your personal information with any other third party.
7. Personal Information We Sold or Disclosed for a Business Purpose.
In the preceding 12 months, we have sold to one or more third parties the following categories of personal information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household:
Identifiers (e.g., a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers);
Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information;
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law;
Commercial information (e.g., records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies);
Internet or other electronic network activity information (e.g., browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement);
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information;
Professional or employment-related information;
Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); and
Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed for a business purpose to one or more third parties the following categories of personal information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household:
· Identifiers (e.g., a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers);
· Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information;
· Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law;
· Commercial information (e.g., records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies);
· Biometric information;
· Internet or other electronic network activity information (e.g., browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement);
· Geolocation data;
· Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information;
· Professional or employment-related information;
· Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); and
· Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
8. Where Your Personal Information is Held
Information may be held at our offices and those of our [group companies, ]third party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above (see above: “Who We Share Your Personal Information with”).
Some of these third parties may be based outside the European Economic Area. For more information, including on how we safeguard your personal information when this occurs, see below: “Transferring Your Personal Information Out of the EEA”.
9. How Long Your Personal Information Will Be Kept.
We will keep your personal information while you have an account with us or while we are providing [products AND/OR services] to you. Thereafter, we will keep your personal information for as long as is necessary:
· To respond to any questions, complaints or claims made by you or on your behalf;
· To show that we treated you fairly; or
· To keep records required by law.
We will not retain your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of personal information.[ Further details on this are available in our [set out details of records management policy and/or schedule that gives these details].]
[When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal information, we will delete or anonymize it.]
10. Transferring Your Personal Information Out of the EEA.
To deliver services to you, it is sometimes necessary for us to share your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), e.g.:
· [With our offices outside the EEA;]
· With your and our service providers located outside the EEA;
· If you are based outside the EEA; or
· [Where there is an international dimension to the services we are providing to you.]
These transfers are subject to special rules under European and UK data protection law.
[The following countries to which we may transfer personal information have been assessed by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal information: [list of countries].]
[Except for the countries listed above, these OR These] non-EEA countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. We will, however, ensure the transfer complies with data protection law and all personal information will be secure. Our standard practice is to use standard data protection contract clauses that have been approved by the European Commission. To obtain a copy of those clauses [details of where they have been made available (where possible providing a link to the mechanism or information].
If you would like further information, please contact [us OR] our Data Protection Officer (see “How To Contact Us” below).
Such countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Whilst the European Commission has not given a formal decision that such countries provide an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, any transfer of your personal information will be subject to a (as permitted under of the General Data Protection Regulation that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information.
If you would like further information please contact us (see “How to contact us” below). We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the United Kingdom or to any organisation (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.
11. Your Rights Under the GDPR.
Right to Access
The right to be provided with a copy of your personal information (the right of access).
Right to Rectification
The right to require us to correct any mistakes in your personal information
Right to be Forgotten
The right to require us to delete your personal information—in certain situations
Right to Restriction of Processing
The right to require us to restrict processing of your personal information—in certain circumstances, e.g. if you contest the accuracy of the data
Right to Data Portability
The right to receive the personal information you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that data to a third party—in certain situations
Right to Object
The right to object:
at any time to your personal information being processed for direct marketing (including profiling);
in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information, e.g. processing carried out for the purpose of our legitimate interests.
Right Not to be Subject to Automated Individual Decision-Making
The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals' rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
Email, call, or write to us
Let us have enough information to identify you
Identification as parent or guardian of the person who is under the age of 18, consistent with obtaining parental consent process, provide the name of the person, school, classroom/teacher.
Let us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill)
Let us know the information to which your request relates
Identification as parent or guardian, or as the individual whose parent/guardian consented on their behalf, identification of the parent/guardian as well as first name and/or school, classroom, and teacher information.
12. Your Rights Under the CCPA.
You have the right under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as applicable, to exercise free of charge:
Disclosure of Personal Information We Collect About You
You have the right to know:
· The categories of personal information we have collected about you;
· The categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;
· Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information;
· The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information, if any; and
· The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
· Please note that we are not required to:
· Retain any personal information about you that was collected for a single one-time transaction if, in the ordinary course of business, that information about you is not retained;
· Reidentify or otherwise link any data that, in the ordinary course of business, is not maintained in a manner that would be considered personal information; or
· Provide the personal information to you more than twice in a 12-month period.
Personal Information Sold or Used for a Business Purpose
In connection with any personal information we may sell or disclose to a third party for a business purpose, you have the right to know:
The categories of personal information about you that we sold and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold; and
The categories of personal information that we disclosed about you for a business purpose.
You have the right under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as applicable, to opt-out of the sale [or disclosure] of your personal information. If you exercise your right to opt-out of the sale [or disclosure] of your personal information, we will refrain from selling your personal information, unless you subsequently provide express authorization for the sale of your personal information. To opt-out of the sale [or disclosure] of your personal information, visit our homepage and click on the Do Not Sell My Personal Information link here: [URL].
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
· Delete your personal information from our records; and
· Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
· Please note that we may not delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
· Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
· Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
· Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
· Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
· Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
· Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
· Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
· Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
· Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Protection Against Discrimination
You have the right to not be discriminated against by us because you exercised any of your rights under the CCPA. This means we cannot, among other things:
· Deny goods or services to you;
· Charge different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties;
· Provide a different level or quality of goods or services to you; or
· Suggest that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
Please note that we may charge a different price or rate or provide a different level or quality of [goods and/or services] to you, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to our business by your personal information.
13. Keeping Your Personal Information Secure.
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to access it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. [We continually test our systems and are ISO 27001 certified, which means we follow top industry standards for information security.] We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
[details of any specific security which the controller wishes to mention to reassure data subjects, e.g., encryption technologies (this is purely optional)].
[If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.]
14. How to Exercise Your Rights.
· Complete a data subject request form available on our website at [URL];
· Call us, toll-free, at [toll-free phone number]; or
· [Email/write to] us at [contact information].
Please note that you may only make a CCPA-related data access or data portability disclosure request twice within a 12-month period.
If you choose to contact directly by [website/email/phone/in writing], you will need to provide us with:
· Enough information to identify you [(e.g., your full name, address and customer or matter reference number))];
· Proof of your identity and address (e.g., a copy of your driving license or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill); and
· A description of what right you want to exercise and the information to which your request relates.
We are not obligated to make a data access or data portability disclosure if we cannot verify that the person making the request is the person about whom we collected information, or is someone authorized to act on such person’s behalf.
Any personal information we collect from you to verify your identity in connection with you request will be used solely for the purposes of verification.
15. How to File a GDPR Complaint.
We hope that [we OR our Data Protection Officer] can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live, or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the [country] is the [entity] who may be contacted at [contact information].
16. Changes to This Privacy Notice.
This privacy notice was published on [date] and last updated on [date].
We may change this privacy notice from time to time–when we do, we will inform you via [mechanism for informing the data subject of changes to the notice, e.g., our website or other means of contact such as email].
17. How to Contact Us.
Our contact details are shown below:
Our contact details:
Ad Astra Media
[Our Data Protection Officer's contact details]
900 Riverside Drive Newport News, VA 23606
[contact email address]
[contact telephone number]
18. Do You Need Extra Help?
If you would like this notice in another format (for example: audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see “How to contact us” above).