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Rolling Stone is committed to protecting your privacy online. Please take a moment to read our policy explaining our use of the personal information that you provide and the choices you can make about the collection and use of your information by Rolling Stone.

Your use of and/or registration on any aspect of the website will constitute your agreement to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website. This Privacy Policy does not contain information collected elsewhere, including without limitation offline and on sites linked to from the website.

In addition to reviewing this Privacy Policy, please read our Terms of Use , as your use of the website constitutes your agreement to its terms and conditions as well.

From time to time, we may make changes to the guidelines and content of our policy. These changes will always be posted at this location on our website along with the date the changes were made. Your continued access of the website by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Privacy Policy, so we encourage you to periodically review this policy in order to keep yourself fully informed of our privacy policy information.


At Rollingstone.co.za, we provide many interactive features which allow you to vote in polls, provide commentary on our features, participate in online forums, register for an account, and subscribe to our magazine online. While you may use many of the features of the website without providing any personal information, we may at times ask that you provide us with certain information so that we may perform the service you request.

This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, e-mail or home address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, birth date, gender, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

We will never collect personal information from you without your knowledge or consent, and you may always choose not to provide the information we request. Please note, however, that if you do not provide us with this information, you may be unable to access some of the features of the website.


From time to time, we may use the personal information you provide us to send you information regarding Rolling Stone magazine and/or Rollingstone.co.za features and subscriptions and/or to fulfill your requests for products, services and inquiries. We may use the information to contact you about your account or to notify you in the event that you win one of our contests or sweepstakes. We may also offer you or communicate with you about other products, programs, features, or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You will always have the choice to opt out of receiving these offers, updates, and information.

Unless otherwise specified on the website, we may sell or share personally identifying information with our affiliates and with carefully selected companies who we think can offer you services and products of interest to you. There are also times when you provide information about yourself to us in areas of the website that that may be managed or participated in by third parties, such as shopping areas. In such cases, the information may be used by us and those third parties, as well as with any participating sponsors or advertisers of such opportunities and features, each pursuant to its own policies. We may also provide your information to our advertisers, so that they can serve ads to you that meet your needs or match your interests. While Rolling Stone will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, Rolling Stone does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of other third parties.

If you choose to purchase items through features on the website, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card processing and order fulfillment.

We may disclose personal information when required by law to do so, for example, at the request of a law enforcement agency or when compelled by a court order or subpoena to do so.

If you submit written content, for example, a comment on a posting or a letter to the editor, to Rollingstone.com, we may publish information about you that you provide, such as your name, username, and hometown along with your content.


We may collect non-personally identifiable information, for example, the type of operating system you use to access our website, the domain name of your internet service provider, the type of browser you are using and your internet protocol (“IP”) address. We use this information to improve many of the features of Rollingstone.com; we may also use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage and to provide data to our advertisers.

In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, and to otherwise administer our website.

While your personally identifying information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.


We do not seek to collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received such information online from a child under the age of 13, we will delete it from our records. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to us. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 13 who has provided personally identifiable information to us, please inform us by contacting us at the email address (info@rollingstone.co.za) and we will remove such information from our database. If you are concerned about your children’s use of the Site, you may use web filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the Site


We use cookies, as well as other tracking programs, for various features on Rollingstone.co.za. A “Cookie” is a small data file that is able to store certain information when you visit a website. We may use cookies to perform such services as saving your password in password-protected areas and remembering your video plug-in preferences so that you do not have to reset them each time you visit our site. We may also use cookies to track how often visitors are visiting Rollingstone.co.za, which pages are visited most often, and user preferences. Cookies will not allow us access to personal information which you have not already provided to us. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so by turning them off in your web browser. While many parts of Rollingstone.co.za will still be accessible to you if you choose to disable cookies, you may be unable to use certain features of the website.


We take the protection of your personal information seriously. Our databases are stored in a secure location and your information is guarded by firewalls and other technology. Although we take appropriate precautions to ensure the security of your information, we cannot assure you that the personal information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.


Rollingstone.com may contain links to other websites. The privacy policies of these websites may be different than those listed here, and we do not have any control over, and are not responsible for, the information or use of this information that these websites collect. Please read the privacy notices of any third party websites for their policies.

From time to time, Rollingstone.co.za may offer promotions, contests, or sweepstakes that are sponsored or co-sponsored by other companies. These companies may have access to the personal information you provide in order to participate in these promotions, sweepstakes, or contests. We do not have any control over, and are not responsible for, our sponsors’ or co-sponsors’ use of this information.

We may also use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the Website. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Rolling Stone disclaims all liability in connection therewith. If you do not want the benefits of these advertising cookies, you may be able to opt-out by visiting http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.


In the event of a bankruptcy, sale, merger, public offering, or other change in control of Rolling Stone SA and/or Rollingstone.co.za, your information may be shared with the person or business that assumes ownership or control of this website.