With the following notes we would like to inform you about details in connection with the processing of personal data when using our website www.musicu.be and your rights in this regard. It is generally possible to use these web pages of musicube GmbH without providing any personal data. However, if a person concerned contacts us, it may become necessary to process personal data. For this purpose, we generally obtain the consent of this person.This data protection information is available at any time at www.musicu.be/en/privacy.
The responsible body for data collection, data processing and data use in connection with the use of our Internet offer is
c/o Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft mbH
Hongkongstr. 5 / 3. Boden
Further information can be found in the Imprint.
Personal data is all information which refers to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of attributions to identifying information such as a name, an identification number, to location information, to an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
GDPR is the abbreviation of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
We automatically process the following information every time you visit our website:
Once the IP address is no longer technically required for calling/using the website, it is made anonymous by a shortening or deleted completely. In this way, the remaining recorded information loses its personal reference.
For registered users logged on musicu.be, the login will be stored and associated with the user account, together with following data (so-called "tracking"):
This tracking data will be deleted at the latest when a registered user has his account deleted on www.musicu.be by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
The IP address and the information on the request(s) of your internet browser are technically necessary for visiting and using the website; without processing of this data, the website access cannot be accessed, and webpages cannot be displayed. The processing of the IP address serves the sole purpose of displaying the page(s) called up.
The information on the amount of data transferred, the type and version of browser, the screen resolution and the operating system used are collected and processed in order to optimize the presentation of the contents, to determine the system's capacity utilization and to make adjustments and improvements to the Internet presence in the future, if necessary, on the basis of statistical evaluations
The tracking of the usage behavior of registered users who are logged in (described under 1.a)) is undertaken solely for the purpose of support and problem solving in the event of technical problems occurring when using musicu.be. The data is not used for any other purposes.
The legal basis for processing IP addresses is Art. 6 (1), first sentence, (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest in processing the relevant data is that it makes the retrieval of the website technically possible, optimizes how the content is displayed for the user and enables the continued improvement/optimization of the internet service and – with respect to data tracking - to identify and eliminate technical problems which may be experienced by users when using musicu.be
Explanation and purpose of processing:
The use of the musicube Services for uploading your own audio files as well as the tagging of these audio files requires the user to register by providing personal data, which will be stored by us. Once the user account has been opened, the personal data provided will be stored for the duration of the membership. The purpose of the processing is to enable the use of the musicube services such as auto-tagging and the related upload of audio files.
The processing of personal data is based on the prior consent of the user at registration. The granting of consent is voluntary; there is no legal or contractual obligation to register and thus to transmit the personal data. The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. A revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. It is not possible to open a user account without prior consent during registration.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1), first sentence, (a) GDPR.
Explanation and purpose of processing:
We have provided a contact form on our website for contacting us. In this form you are asked to enter your e-mail address and a message to us. If you press the "Send" button, the data will be transferred to us. The contact form can only be transmitted if you accept our data protection regulations by clicking the corresponding checkbox. You can also contact us using the e-mail addresses provided on the website. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be processed by us.
By providing a contact form on our website, we want to offer you a convenient way to contact us. The data transmitted with and in the contact form or your e-mail will be used exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering your request.
The processing is necessary to protect the predominant legitimate interests of the person responsible (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Our legitimate interest lies in the purpose stated in clause 2a. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract, data processing is carried out for the purpose of fulfilling the contract (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR).
The data will be deleted by us as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were collected. This is usually the case when the respective communication with you has ended. The communication is terminated when it is clear from the circumstances that your request has been finally clarified. If statutory retention periods prevent deletion, the data will be deleted immediately after the expiry of the statutory retention period, but after two years at the latest.
Explanation and purpose of processing:
In order to continuously improve the search of musicube, we ask for your feedback when using the search. This is done on a completely voluntary basis. In this form you will be asked to enter your e-mail address (optional) and a message to us. If you press the "Send" button, the data will be transferred to us. The contact form can only be transmitted if you accept our data protection regulations by clicking the corresponding checkbox. You can also send us your feedback using the e-mail addresses provided on the website. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be processed by us.
By providing a feedback form on our website, we want to offer you a convenient way to let us know your opinion about the search and the search result on a voluntary basis. The data transmitted with and in the contact form or your e-mail will be used exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering your request.
The processing is necessary to safeguard the overwhelming legitimate interests of the person responsible (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Our legitimate interest lies in the purpose stated in clause 3a. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract, the data processing is carried out for the purpose of fulfilling the contract (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR).
The data will be deleted by us as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected, but after two years at the latest.
We send e-mails to registered users on given occasions that relate to the musicube offering, for example in the event of contractual changes or support e-mails.
The processing of data to send the information and serivce related emails is performed based on Art. 6 (1) first sentence (b) GDPR.
You have the possibility to share the playlists generated by the search. Sharing or recommending the playlists is done via the buttons placed next to the result. We provide the social networks with the content, but no personal data.If you use the buttons, we redirect you to the page of the respective social media provider. We do not process any of your personal data at this point.
On musicube we offer you the possibility to listen to found music on the streaming portals of Spotify. We do not have access to your data, nor do we transmit them, but only establish a link to the streaming portal. However, we would like to point out that the online offers of third parties have the possibility to at least identify the origin of a visit. We have no influence on data processing by third parties.
In the following you will learn more about the services: The social networks can - even if you are not logged in there - collect information such as your IP address or browser-related data by integrating the widgets into our site. If you are logged on to one of the networks, this information can be assigned to you personally.
Functions of the music service Spotify are integrated on our pages. We use a plug-in for playing audio material to integrate playlists from our Spotify profile. The plug-in is an embedded Spotify music player that generates our music available on Spotify and displays it on our website.
The provider is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm in Sweden (hereinafter referred to as: "Spotify").
The Spotify PlugIns can be recognized by a green or white logo in the player on our site. An overview of the Spotify PlugIns can be found at https://developer.spotify.com.
When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Spotify server. Spotify thereby receives information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the content of our sites on your Spotify profile. This allows Spotify to associate your visit to our sites with your user account. If you do not want Spotify to associate your visit to our sites with your Spotify account, please log out of your Spotify account.
We use Spotify to display and provide you with content and features of the Spotify music service on our website to improve and enhance our offerings and user experience.
For an improved service we use the services of audd.io for music recognition. By registering, you agree that when you upload your file, we will forward the audio-only file to our partner audd.io for this purpose alone. No further information or personal data will be transmitted in the process. If you do not want us to forward the files to audd.io for the purpose of audio recognition, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to request confirmation whether we are processing personal data concerning you. If this is the case, you have a statutory right to information regarding this personal data (Art. 15 GDPR in conjunction with Sec 34 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)). This does not apply if
You also have the right to demand the correction of inaccurate personal data be rectified and applicable – taking into account the purposes of the processing – incomplete personal data be completed, including by means of a supplementary statement (Article 16 GDPR).
Moreover, in the cases laid out Art. 17 (1) (a) to (f) GDPR, you have the right to request that personal data be deleted, provided no exception as per Art. 17 (3) GDPR applies, as well as that the processing be restricted in the cases laid out in Art. 18 (1) GDPR. There is also a right to have data portability ensured in the cases laid out in Art. 20 (1) GDPR.
Insofar as the processing of data is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR („legitimate interest") you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for reasons arising from your particular situation.
You have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the GDPR.
Version: March 2022