Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy ForTheLoveOfBands

Last updated: 20 March 2023 (changelog below policy)

Who we are

ForTheLoveOfBands (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates https://fortheloveofbands.com (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.fortheloveofbands.com (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition, submit music and when you report a problem with our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
  • When submitting music to us, competing in our contests or voting for artists in this contest, you’ll automatically be added to our mailing list. You can opt out at any time. See the privacy policy of the service we use here.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Facebook Conversion Pixels

We use the “Custom Audience pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) on our website. With its help, we can keep track of what users do after they see or click on a Facebook advertisement. This enables us to monitor the effectiveness of Facebook ads for purposes of statistics and market research. Data collected in this way is anonymous to us, which means we cannot see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook can connect this data with your Facebook account and use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Policy which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and outside of Facebook. A cookie can also be saved on your device for these purposes.

Please click here if you would like to withdraw your consent https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Google Analytics and Google Analytics with anonymized IP

Personal data: cookies and usage data

Social Media Login Data

We may provide you with the option to register for e.g. contests, unlock parts of the site that are ‘hidden’ and more using social media account details, like your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or other social media accounts. See our Content Locker privacy policy and terms of service for more information about this plugin.

Our Services offer you the ability to register and login using your third party social media account details (like Facebook or Twitter logins). If you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, e-mail address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public.

We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy policy or that are otherwise made clear to you on the Services. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy policy to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

Who we share your data with

We share your data (email address, first name, last name, various types of data from contact forms) with members of our team. We only use this information to write reviews and/or contact you if featured on our website. If you enter a contest on this Site, we might provide the contest’s sponsor with your data (first name, last name, email address and/or band/artist name).

  • Allow users to connect their Third-Party Accounts
    • Social Media Sharing
      • Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, Pinterest

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Owner and data controller: ForTheLoveOfBands contact: info@fortheloveofbands.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

Akismet: various types of data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

What third parties we receive data from

Google AdSense
Personal data: cookies and usage data

We use Google AdSense to display ads on some of our pages. Google AdSense may use user data. You can review Google’s pricacy policy regarding advertising here. That page also provides information on how to manage what information is collected and how to opt out of collection.

Google Analytics and Google Analytics with anonymized IP
Personal data: cookies and usage data

We use Google Analytics to collect statistical information regarding how the website is used. This information is not personally identifiable.

Microsoft Clarity

We improve our products and advertising by using Microsoft Clarity to see how you use our website. By using our site, you agree that we and Microsoft can collect and use this data. Read MS privacy statement here.

Personal data: various types of data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.


  • Feb 5 2019 added Oribi
  • Apr 12 2019 added AdSense
  • Apr 18 2019 removed Oribi
  • Apr 18 2019 added Infolinks
  • May 10 2020
    • Changed ‘who we share your data with’: added contest sponsor and social media sharing
    • Added Social logins
    • Deleted Infolinks
  • October 2 2020
    • Added Facebook Conversion Pixels
    • Added link to PayPal privacy policy
    • Added link to MailerLite privacy policy
  • March 20 2023
    • Added link to Sendinblue privacy policy
    • Deleted link to Mailerlite privacy policy
    • Added add email to email list when voting for a contest
  • May 18 2023
    • Added Microsoft Clarity