Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs your use of Lino's software strobe tuner applications ("the Applications") linotune (on Windows, Macintosh, iOS, and Android devices), linostrobe and linostrobe lite (on Android only), as well as your use of this website ("the Website").

What information do the Applications obtain and how is it used?

Automatically Collected Information

In order to perform their function, the Applications read audio data from your device's microphone, or another audio source attached to your device. This audio data is processed then discarded immediately; the result of this processing is displayed on screen then discarded immediately. Neither is stored, sent over a network, or shared with any party in any form, other than being momentarily displayed on-screen.

In addition, the Applications may collect certain information automatically, including the type of device you use, its operating system, and a unique device identifier. This information may be sent in encrypted form to the Website (linotune), respectively an advertising provider (linostrobe lite). The Applications do not collect specific information about the location of your device.

User-Provided Information

In order to perform their function in the manner you prefer, the Applications may obtain and locally store your choices for any user-configurable settings.

For use beyond limited trial periods, linotune also requires an activation key. From time to time this key is sent in encrypted form to the Website, where it can be correlated with the information you provided during its purchase.

What information does the Website obtain and how is it used?

Automatically Collected Information

Like all websites, the Website records certain information about your visit, including but not limited to: internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, and gathering demographic information.

The Website may also use cookies in order to enhance your browsing experience. These cookies contain no personally identifyable information and can easily be deleted according to your web browser's instructions.

User-Provided Information

When you use the contact form on the Website you provide us with a name, email address, subject and message. We store this information in order to communicate with you.

When you make a purchase on the Website, Paypal sends us certain information about you, including the name, country of residence, and email address you provided Payal with. We store this information for tax and accounting purposes, and also put your email address on our contact list.

We maintain a contact list of email addresses to disseminate news and other pertinent information about the Applications and Website to our customers and other interested parties. Contact us if you wish to be added to or removed from this list.

Do third parties have access to this information?

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, or investigate a crime;
  • with our trusted service providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement;
  • if linotune.com should become subject to a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets. You will then be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on the Website of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

How can I opt out?

You can stop all collection of information by the Website easily by ceasing to visit it, You can stop all collection of information by the Applications easily by uninstalling the Applications. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available on your device or via the application marketplace or network.

Data Retention and Security

We retain your information at least for as long as it is necessary to operate our business and provide our services to you. This can be a long time: German tax rules, for instance, require us to maintain certain information about your purchases on the Website for at least 10 years. If you'd like us to delete information that you have provided via the Applications or Website, please contact us and we'll do what we can.

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

We do not use the Applications to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Changes and Consent

By using these Applications, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing" means using the information in any way, including but not limited to collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Applications, or have questions about our practices, please contact us.