Privacy Policy


Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We don’t allow comments on this site because of too much spam. Please connect with JoyPublications and Joy Publicity on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to connect with you!

Media for Members Only

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 only collect your email if you want to hear from us and you may opt-out from any email we send to you. We only share your email with Joy Publications and or Joy Publicity as needed to maintain your member account for our services you select.


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.

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.


Who we share your data with

We may share data you upload to broadcast your news, website, content and to publicize your business. We share on all known social media sites. We also keep your name, email, mailing address, and phone number for Joy Publications and or Joy Publicity as needed to maintain your member account for our services you select.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

We no longer accept comments on articles because of the risk of hackers. We require long, irrational usernames and passwords to protect you. You will not be allowed to change to an easy password.

What third parties we receive data from

Before an author, contributor, or editor is approved, we do an in-depth background check. We may use a reputable agency or in-house personnel to do this if we don’t know you.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We don’t use an automated decision making and/or profiling system.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This website is intended to help songwriters, singers, and indie musicians get noticed. The purpose, designed to help direct traffic to attract an audience, does not guarantee profits or prosperity.

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Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below.

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

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