Last revised November 12, 2001
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Orion Pictures Corporation and United Artists
Films Inc. (collectively, "MGM," "we," "us") share your concern about the
what information we gather on our network of websites (collectively, the "MGM
Site" or our "Site"), how we use it, and how to correct or change it. The MGM
Site includes the websites listed at the following address:
When you visit MGM Site you can expect to be informed about:
1. What information MGM Site gathers about its site visitors;
2. What MGM does with the information it gathers;
3. With whom MGM shares the information it gathers;
4. MGM's policy on deleting information;
5. MGM's policy on correcting or updating personally identifiable information.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to MGM's Privacy
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MGM Site is not directed to or intended for children under
the age of thirteen. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use the
MGM Site. MGM does not knowingly collect any personal information from children
under the age of thirteen. In certain areas of the Site (for example, on
sweepstakes and contest entry pages and on registration pages), we may ask for
age or birthdate information in order to help verify the age of Site Visitors.
You hereby agree that all information you provide to MGM through the MGM Site,
including but not limited to information regarding age verification, shall be
truthful, accurate, and complete. If you are a parent of a child under the age
feel free to contact MGM's Privacy Coordinator at
INFORMATION THAT MGM COLLECTS:
MGM gathers personal information about visitors to the MGM Site
("Site Visitors") from three different sources: (a) personal information that
individual Site Visitors provide when using or registering to use one or more
of our services; (b) personal and contact information that Site Visitors
provide when voluntarily participating in contests, sweepstakes, and other
promotions; and (c) through merchandise purchase transactions through the MGM
Site. In addition, user information is aggregated for tracking data derived by
tallying and identifying users' page views throughout our Site, by depositing
and tracking cookies, by logging IP addresses, identifying browser type, and
through other technologies. Such information enables us to better tailor our
content to readers' needs and to help advertisers and partners better
understand the demographics of our audience. MGM gathers user information in
the following processes:
General Data Collection
We collect personal information about you (such as your name, email address,
zip code, and interests) when you volunteer such information, for example when
you complete a registration form to use one or more of our services
("Registration Information"), or when you complete other forms on the MGM Site,
for example to enter a contest or sweepstakes. We may also collect information
about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others, and your Site usage
patterns, such as the pages on the MGM Site you have visited and the amount of
time you have spent on our Site. If you contact us, we may keep a record of
your correspondence. Wherever we collect personal information from you online,
We may retain personal information you provide us for internal use, such as to
provide you with an enhanced or customized experience, or to pre-populate a
shipping form in the event that you later purchase something through our Site.
To enhance your experience with our Site, many of our webpages use "cookies."
In general, cookies are small text files that we place in your computer's
browser to store your preferences. These cookies do not, by themselves, tell us
your e-mail address and/or other personally identifiable information unless you
choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at our
Site. If, however, you choose to furnish the Site with personally identifiable
information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
In particular, we use both "session ID cookies" and "persistent cookies." In
the case of a session ID cookie, once you close your browser, the cookie
terminates altogether. In contrast, a persistent cookie may be stored on your
hard drive for an extended period of time. If you would like to remove
persistent cookies from your hard drive, you may do so by following Internet
usage and to improve the content and offerings on our Site. For example, we may
by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected
areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our Site. In addition, we may
During the course of registration and in other areas of the Site, users may be
invited to receive a free email subscription to the MGM.com Newsletter and
various other email updates and bulletins that we send out on a periodic basis
containing items that we hope will be of interest to Site Visitors. In order to
receive the Newsletter, Site Visitors must "opt in" by affirmatively checking
the appropriate box, clicking the appropriate link, or otherwise responding to
an invitation to subscribe by "opting in" to the Newsletter subscription. Site
Visitors must provide their email address in order to receive the Newsletter.
Newsletter subscribers who wish to remove themselves from this mailing list can
do so by following the link provided in every newsletter, or by visiting the
"unsubscribe" page on the main MGM.com site, located at
We may provide message boards and other forums on our Site for discussing
various topics (collectively, the "Forums"). Although any Site Visitor may read
postings in a Forum, only registered Site Visitors can make posts. Please note
that information you post to a Forum will be available for any user of that
service to read, and is therefore no longer private.
Various Periodic Surveys/Polls
We may ask Site Visitors to participate in surveys from time to time which are
typically aimed at obtaining general or demographic information about Site
Visitors. Because information obtained in these surveys may be connected with
individual Site Visitors and is used internally to better market our services,
participation is voluntary. Data collected from these surveys may be shared
with third parties in aggregate form, but such data will not be linked to any
personally identifying information provided to us.
Sweepstakes and Contests
MGM offers contests and sweepstakes from time to time which require Site
Visitors to provide additional personal information in order to participate so
that, for example, we can verify entrants' identity and eligibility, and notify
potential winners. Participation in such sweepstakes and contests is voluntary.
The Official Rules for such contests and sweepstakes may contain additional or
different terms regarding the use of personal information provided by entrants.
sweepstakes' Official Rules, the Official Rules for that promotion will govern.
Please make sure to read the Official Rules for all promotions offered on the
If you purchase products or services on our Site, we may collect additional
information from you, such as your address, phone number, payment information,
or shipping information. We will not release payment information to third
parties except as necessary to complete a transaction between you and such
third party, or to otherwise fulfill your order. Credit card transactions are
handled by a third-party service provider, which receives the credit card
number and other personal information only to verify the credit card number and
HOW MGM USES AND SHARES INFORMATION:
We use and disclose information obtained from Site Visitors as
identifying information gathered on the MGM Site may be shared with certain
third parties. For example: Your information may be shared with external third
party shippers. These shippers will use such information to fulfill the
transaction you may have requested. Additionally, MGM-sponsored or third-party
sweepstakes, contests or promotions where demographic information is gathered
may be shared with third parties for marketing purposes. The information
gathered beyond name, e-mail address, age, and gender is optional except in the
case of certain sweepstakes/contests, where further information may be needed
for prize fulfillment.
Your information may be shared within MGM and with its
affiliates and subsidiaries (such use, "Internal Sharing"). Your information
may also be shared with MGM's joint venturers, sponsors, partners, and
licensees with whom MGM has entered into sharing agreements (collectively, the
"MGM Partners") in order to provide you additional products or services. The
information we collect may be combined with information collected by MGM
Partners to enable us to provide better service to you. You will be asked if
you would like to "opt in" to such information sharing with MGM Partners when
you register for certain MGM site features. If you do not want your information
to be shared with third parties who are MGM Partners, do not check the opt-in
box on the registration page. If you have already granted MGM permission to
share your information, you may opt out of future information sharing with MGM
Partners by sending an email to email@example.com
and requesting that your information not be shared with third parties or by
modifying your preferences in the "Update Profile" area of the main MGM site,
currently located at http://www.mgm.com/profile_signin.do.
Users cannot opt out of Internal Sharing.
We also reserve the right to disclose personal information to
third parties when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, to
of MGM or its partners and affiliates, Site Visitors, or the public, to respond
disclose information if you have given us permission to do so, for example by
voluntarily entering a contest or making a purchase on our Site. We use
tracking data to create aggregate reports on Site Visitor demographics, Site
traffic patterns, and consumer behavior; we may provide these reports to our
advertisers and partners, enabling them to better target their advertisements
to Site Visitors.
We work with third parties who provide services which may
include website hosting, order processing and fulfillment, credit card
clearance, e-commerce affiliation, data analysis, emailing, and other services
of an administrative nature. Personal information, including financial
information, may be shared with such third parties for the purpose of providing
such services. We seek to impose confidentiality obligations on such service
From time to time, in our sole discretion, we may email
registered Site Visitors important information regarding their use of the Site
of receiving such information.
You may correct or update information contained in your user
profile at any time online by visiting
http://www.mgm.com/profile_signin.do, entering your email address and
password, clicking "Submit" to enter the update area, and entering new
information on the update profile page (click "Submit" on the update page to
LEAVING THE SITE:
Please note that third parties may collect information about
you, through cookies or other technologies, when you link to their websites
through our Site. You acknowledge that we do not monitor or control the
information collection or privacy practices of these or any other third
parties, and are not responsible for their practices or the content of their
websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such third parties
to understand how they collect and use information.
We use reasonable security methods to protect the data that
resides on our servers. Yet because no security system is impenetrable, we
cannot guarantee the security of our servers. It is also possible that
information you supply to us will be intercepted during transmission.
disclosure of public information. We reserve the right to transfer any and all
information that we collect from Site Visitors to third parties in the event
that we sell or transfer substantially all of our assets related to the MGM
Site to such third party.
REVISIONS TO POLICY:
Please note that by using the MGM Site, you signify your
by any reasonable means including, without limitation, posting the amended
policy on the MGM Site. Your continued use of our Site subsequent to changes to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding the MGM Site,
please email us at email@example.com.
MGM.com, Inc., 2500 Broadway St., Santa Monica, California 90404. Please note
updated since your last visit to our Site by observing the "Last Revised"
revisions and amendments thereto, is governed by the laws of the State of
California, without regard to its principles of conflicts of law.
Thank you for visiting the MGM Music Site!