The International Todd Rundgren Fan Database

The International Todd Rundgren Fan Database was established in December 1998 to facilitate the communication between Todd Rundgren fans. All information collected is kept confidential and is released only according to your instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Well, no one has actually asked these questions, but I've answered them anyway.

What are the benefits of registering?

1) Your name emblazoned on a web page (or not)
2) Your e-mail address and other pertinent information provided to other fans (or not)
3) Your picture available for all to see (or not)
4) Your ability to join informational mailing lists (or not)
5) Many other capabilities to be developed (or not)

So what the heck is this (or not) business?

The database is capable of collecting as much personal information (such as name, e-mail, home address, phone number, photo) as you care to divulge, but you are in complete control of who has access to it online, via restriction options. You can choose to make any portion private (including the fact that you are even in the database). And you can leave it out altogether if you don't want it known anywhere.

Why is it called an "International" data base?

Since Todd fans are found all over the world, the database is available in multiple languages, thanks in no small part to the efforts of several multi-lingual fans. I encourage anyone who can provide additional translations to let me know.

So what's the point?

I get a number of inquiries though the TR Connection for locating fans world wide, and see similar inquiries on the alt.music.todd-rundgren newsgroup, and the awizard mailing list. This database attempts to meet that need by allowing fans to voluntarily list information about themselves, thus promoting contact among fans.

How is my data kept secure?

Access to your data is controlled by a private ID number that is given to you when you register, and saved as a cookie in your browser (optional). Your data is released to other database members by options you control at the time of entering it, or which can be changed at any later time.

So nobody can see my data, that's great, but what about you?

Yes, it's true, I will be able to see all of the data you enter into the database. If there is something that you don't want me to see, don't enter it. It's as simple as that.

Now that you've got my personal information, what're you going to do with it?

If you've asked for TR news to be sent to you, you'll get an occasional e-mail. In fact, this page may also be an alternative page for subscribing/unsubscribing to the awizard list (not activated yet, though). You have the opportunity to respond to these questions: The last ones are just informational. I don't even do anything with them right now, other that have them in the database. They may eventually show up in the fan profile, but only if you elect it.

But I don't trust you with my data, aren't you a known control freak?

Rumors of my freakiness are highly exaggerated. No one is obligated to register with the data base. Or if you do register, you can provide only minimal information such as name and E-mail address. I've probably got those anyway.

So am I going to get a bunch of spam 'cause I make my address available on the Net?

You must be registered in the database in order to view the database, so automatic address grabbing programs are not going to get the data. A member could theoretically stop by each entry and save a copy of your address for developing their own list. If this concerns you, don't make your address public. I plan on making another capability that will allow you to exchange messages with other members without actually requiring an E-mail address (via a web form). Not there yet, though. I also plan on migrating some of my TR Connection features (favorite album cuts, etc.) over to the DB as time goes by. So, there you go. Take a look if you have an interest, (or not). The choice is always yours.
If this is your first visit, you need to establish your Private Fan ID number. You can do that by selecting this link.
Create your own entry

If you are already in the data base and have your Private Fan ID number enter it here.

You may already be in the database. To check, please enter your e-mail address. If you are in the database, you will receive your Private Fan ID via return mail. Otherwise, you will receive a notification that you should self-register.

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