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Privacy Policy
Soul Shine is a new media music site that covers the best in indie and mainstream music through our exclusive coverage. This privacy statement covers the site It allows our users to understand and agree with how their personal information is to be used by our company.


Information Collection
Soul Shine is the sole owner of the information collected on Soul Shine collects information from our users through member registration, contest submissions, and at the reader's consent to our Third Party advertisers.

Member's Profile
In order to make comments on articles, for quick contest entries, and to receive our monthly newsletter the reader must complete a member's profile form. During this FREE membership registration, users are required to provide the following information:

  • User Name
  • Password
  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Postal/Zip Code
  • Gender
  • Birth Date
Optional information that the user may additionally choose to provide includes:

  • Home Address
  • Personal Web site URL
  • Favourite bands
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
Soul Shine shares aggregate demographic information with our advertisers; this is not linked to any personal identifiable information that you may provide. The aggregate information we do collect is only used so we can maintain a healthy relationship with our advertisers and make improvements to Soul Shine online.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We do not use persistent cookies; we only use session ID cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close their browser, the cookies simply terminate. These session ID cookies allow users to be automatically recognized when they enter our site, rather than having them log in for each visit.

Some of our advertisers use cookies on our site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.

Log Files
Like most standard web site servers, ours uses log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses et al. are linked to personally identifiable information for security purposes only.


Initial Email
We send all new members a welcome email explaining what their free membership entitles them to, along with their user name and password to be kept in their own records.


Legal Disclaimer
Soul Shine makes every effort to preserve user privacy. In the event that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on our web site.

If the user elects to use our referral service by informing a friend about our site's features or information on our site, we ask for the friend's name and email address. Soul Shine will automatically send your referral to the email address provided. We do not store this information; it is for the sole purpose of sending this one time email.


If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as postal/zip code, phone, email, or home address), we provide a way to change this information. Users are asked to click on the "update" link on their member's profile page, which will bring up their personal information so they may update it as desired.

If you wish to unsubscribe from your Soul Shine membership please email us at: webmaster[AT] to be removed.


If we decide to change our privacy policy we will post these changes to this privacy statement at the top of the statement in red, outlining which sections have been updated. Users will have a choice whether or not they wish to continue using our service at that time. If users have unsubscribed to our web site, we will also not use their personal information in our aggregate demographic research commencing the date of termination of membership.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Email: webmaster[AT]
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