Privacy Policy & Legal Disclosures

Basically, there’s nothing fishy going on with this podcast or website.

While Cocaine & Rhinestones is an educational podcast, it is marked as explicit due to mature content and themes which are often discussed. As such, neither the Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast nor website is suitable for children. Scroll down for bigger words explaining more shit like that.

If there’s a mailing list sign up and you submit your email address, Cocaine & Rhinestones has your email address. Scroll down for bigger words explaining more shit like that.

If you came to the Cocaine & Rhinestones website by clicking a link on another website or social media or whatever, Cocaine & Rhinestones may be able to see where you came from but no personally identifying information. Scroll down for bigger words explaining more shit like that.

Sometimes there will be links to other websites posted on the Cocaine & Rhinestones website. Cocaine & Rhinestones is not responsible for what you do on those website or what those websites do. If one of those websites happens to be a place where you can buy something, it’s totally possible that Cocaine & Rhinestones is getting a cut of that, at no cost to you. Scroll down for bigger words… You get the point.

If you need more information than is found here or have a question about the rest of this privacy policy and legal disclosure page, you may get in touch by email. [Please understand that adding Cocaine & Rhinestones to any mailing list(s) or submitting any promotional material(s) of any kind will result in your email address being blocked and make it impossible for you to send further contact.]

 

Fair Use & Mission Statement

Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, “the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.”

Cocaine & Rhinestones frequently uses small clips of various media formats in podcast episodes for educational purposes, purposes of criticism and in order to provide commentary on such clips. In every instance, without exception, we believe this to be protected under Fair Use.

Cocaine & Rhinestones is an educational podcast, offering personal commentary as well as criticism on the wide-ranging subject matter. Essentially, it is intended as an audio documentary series. Every effort is made to create impeccably sourced and cited content. In this pursuit, excerpts from audio and video clips must be used. The most cursory examination of any given episode or its tandem blog post will reveal a breadth of original content dwarfing such use of excerpts. The podcast is such a unique collection of information that it has itself been used as a resource for the research of other personal and media entities.

No songs, movies or other forms of copyrighted content are ever used in their entirety. Using no more of the original than necessary, excerpts are edited into my long- form narrative, which makes the use transformative in nature, strengthening the fair use claim. Listeners are strongly encouraged in every episode to purchase the complete versions of audio and video materials excerpted therein.

 

Information Regarding Children

It’s important to provide extra protection for children online. Cocaine & Rhinestones encourages parents and guardians of children to spend time online with them, observing, participating in and monitoring/guiding their activities on the Internet.

Cocaine & Rhinestones will never knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or legal guardian of a child believes that Cocaine & Rhinestones has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact above) and we will employ our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our database.

 

Mailing List

By enrolling in the Cocaine & Rhinestones mailing list, you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age, legally able and willing to read/hear mature content. Some of the stories told in podcast episodes and promoted through the newsletter are absolutely inappropriate for children.

If a parent or legal guardian of a child believes that Cocaine & Rhinestones has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact above) and we will employ our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our database.

 

Log Files

Like many (if not most) other websites, Cocaine & Rhinestones makes use of log files. These files simply log visitors to the site – often a standard procedure for web hosting companies and a part of most hosting services’ web analytics. The information contained in the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.

This information is used to analyze trends, administer the website, track a user’s movement around the site and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information, are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

 

Web Beacons & Browser Cookies

Like many (if not most) other websites, Cocaine & Rhinestones may use 3rd-party pixels (from web analytics services, social media websites and/or our affiliate partners) and browser cookies to log user-specific information regarding what page(s) the site visitor accesses or visits. These tools may be used to personalize and/or customize web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information the visitor sends via their browser.

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Cocaine & Rhinestones‘ visitors based on their visit to this and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

 

Affiliate Disclosures

Cocaine & Rhinestones is supported by various affiliate programs.

None of the content on this website or in any episode of Cocaine & Rhinestones is in any way dictated by our association with such affiliate programs. Episodes of Cocaine & Rhinestones are written and produced in order to effectively educate listeners on matters pertaining to the history of country music. The content of the Cocaine & Rhinestones website serves to extend this functionality with links to: information sources, research materials, relevant music, relevant video and so forth. These links are provided whether or not the page/documents linked to are a part of any affiliate program.

These affiliates may use cookies and web beacons on the Cocaine & Rhinestones website. Third-party ad servers or ad networks may use similar technology in their respective advertisements and in links that appear on the Cocaine & Rhinestones site or links that may be sent directly to your browser. They may automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on this and other websites.

Cocaine & Rhinestones has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Cocaine & Rhinestones is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Cocaine & Rhinestones is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.

Cocaine & Rhinestones is a participant in the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca.

 

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions regarding how to opt-out of certain practices.

Cocaine & Rhinestones‘ privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

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