How we deal with your personal information


Classical Music Daily, previously and sometimes also known as Music & Vision Magazine, M&V, mvdaily, Music & Vision or Daily Classical Music, is run by Orion Computer Consultants Ltd, a small family-run company based in London UK. We strive to run our operations whilst storing as little of your personal information for as little time as necessary. This document explains which items of personal information we might collect about you, and how we are committed to protecting your right to privacy.

Use and storage of your personal information

... when browsing our public website at

If you visit our public website at without contacting us or submitting any material for publication, then our servers will retain very little personal information about you. We don't set or use cookies or supercookies when you visit Classical Music Daily. Our server logs will contain the IP address of your connection, the dates and times that you visit various pages and information about the software you use to connect to the internet - browser name and version, but we are unlikely to be able to connect this information to you personally, and we will not try to do this.

We have a legitimate interest in retaining this server log information in order to keep our systems secure, helping to keep your and our information safely, and also to provide usage statistics and historical usage statistics for the pages of our magazine.

... when you contact us

If you contact us, we may keep a record of the details of our communication.

If you comment on an article which has been published in our magazine, we may pass this comment on to the author of the article. If you have supplied your email address or phone number, we may also pass this information on to the article's author, so that he or she has the option to reply to you directly, unless you indicate that you would prefer us not to do this. This is the only normal circumstance in which we will pass any private information about you to a third party.

If you indicate specifically that we can publish your comment, then we will consider doing so. If we publish, we will label the comment with your name and home country, if you supply this information. We will never publish your email address, phone number or full address information.

We never sell or distribute lists of email addresses, phone numbers or other personal information to third parties. If at any time in the future, Classical Music Daily is sold to a third party, we will write to you and obtain your permission before passing on any of your personal information to that third party.

Under certain circumstances, but only when required legally to do so, we may have to release your personal information to a third party, such as a court of law or the police. This is very unlikely to happen.

... when you subscribe to Classical Music Daily or sponsor an article

If you sign up to our subscription service or sponsor an article, we will keep a record of your email address, the amount of money you paid to sign up, the date, time, Paypal username (which could be your name) and ID of the transaction, and the length and expiry date of your subscription and, in the case of a sponsorship, the URL of the article sponsored, and any advertising material supplied with the sponsorship. We use your email address as your username, and will allocate a password (which you can then change if you wish).

Your password is stored in a non-reversable encrypted form on the server for verification purposes only - the software we use can check that it is correct, but cannot recover your unecrypted password. Your password could be visible to third parties in certain circumstances, however, so we strongly advise you to use a password which you don't also use elsewhere, and in particular that you don't use for sensitive information such as online banking or medical records.

When your subscription expires, we may send you, by email, a single reminder to re-subscribe, unless you have explicitly asked us not to.

... when you ask to receive updates and alerts from us

If you ask to receive alerts and newsletters from us, then we will retain these preferences until you change them or you ask to unsubscribe from our mailings. Each mailing has an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the text.

... when you send material to Classical Music Daily for publication

If you decide to send us articles, features, reviews, news items, press releases, concert listings or links to other websites, then we will keep a record of this information. If we agree to publish this information, it will be in an edited/moderated form. The amount of substantive editing and/or copy editing will depend on the quality of your original text. For articles, features and reviews, you will receive a proof of your work before publication, and will be able to suggest corrections.

Until the point of publication, we will treat the material that you submit as your personal information. After publication, you retain copyright of your work. At this stage, it is possible that, even without your or our permission, copies of your material may appear elsewhere, and that, for practical purposes, it might then be difficult to arrange for these copies to be deleted.

Standard Classical Music Daily practice is to publish your name, nearest city and country at the bottom of any published article, feature or review, together with a link to a short biography so that our readers know something about the person writing. Your location and biographical information is optional, but if you allow us to publish it, this information will be visible to anyone online.

We never publish or divulge email addresses, phone numbers or full addresses of our writers to third parties. If we receive comments about your writing, we will pass these comments on to you (unless you have asked us not to), and then you will be free to choose whether or not to respond to the person who made the comment.

If you decide to review books, CDs or DVDs for Classical Music Daily, we keep a record of which items have been sent to you, and the date that each item was sent. We also record the date on which you send us the completed review. We do this to allow us to keep track of the CDs sent for review, and to monitor (and try to improve the efficiency of) our review cycle.

... when we use your photographic, video or sound files without your explicit permission

Under fair use for news reporting and reviewing purposes, we regularly use copyright material for illustration purposes - photos and logos, sound files and video files. Usually this material is not considered as personal information. If we know the identity of the copyright holder of this material, we will always identify this clearly. Usually this will be in visible and legible text, next to (or sometimes included in) the material in question. Occasionally, due to reasons of space or physical appearance, this information will appear when you select or hover a pointer over the material in question.

If you can identify yourself as the copyright holder of material in use at Classical Music Daily, and we are not displaying the correct copyright information, or you have a good reason why we should not be using the information, please contact us, and we will discuss its modification or removal.

... when information about you is already in the public domain

If you are a musician, composer or other artist and are the subject of an article or review in Classical Music Daily, we may assemble biographical information about you from already published sources, in order to provide background information to our readers. This information could include your date and place of birth, nationality, religion and other facts that would normally be considered personal information.

If we publish something which you do not want to be made public, please contact us to discuss its removal. Although we can remove the information from Classical Music Daily, please bear in mind that it could be more difficult to remove the information from various other published sources.

... when you ask us to access, copy, amend or remove any of your personal information

If you ask us to access, copy, amend or remove your personal information from our systems, we will do our best to do this quickly, and in any case will respond within a month of receiving your request.

... when we delete your personal information

Whilst you remain a subscriber to Classical Music Daily, we will retain your personal information, preferences etc, so that we can provide the service that you have requested. If your subscription expires and you do not renew it, or if you cancel your subscription, we will then delete your personal information.

If you have submitted material which has been published at Classical Music Daily, we will keep your contact details - name, email address and a phone number, if you provided one, for the life of the magazine, unless you ask us not to. This is so that we can contact you regarding your material, should we receive any questions or other comments about it in the future.

... if you are under the age of eighteen

If you are seventeen or younger, you must obtain your parent or guardian's permission before you send us your personal information. Without this permission, you are not allowed to give us any personal information.

... if you need to complain about Classical Music Daily's handling of your personal information

If you think that we are mishandling your information, you have the right to complain to the UK Information Commissioner's Office. We would prefer that you contact us first, and we will work with you to resolve the problem and to amend or remove your information as necessary. You can contact us via the Contact us link below. You can contact the Information Commissioner's Office by phone (+44 (0)303 123 1113), by email (, by live chat via their website or by post at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, United Kingdom. You can also complain to the equivalent Information Commissioner in your own country.

(This is version 1.4 of our privacy policy, last modified on 4 February 2019.)


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