Effective as of 2024-24-03
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At Audea, we want to give you the best possible experience to ensure that you enjoy our service. To do this we need to understand your streaming habits so we can deliver an exceptional and personalized service specifically for you. Your privacy and the security of your personal data is, and will always be, enormously important to us. So, we want to transparently explain how and why we gather, store, share and use your personal data - as well as outline the controls and choices you have around when and how you choose to share your personal data.
2 About this Policy
This Policy sets out the essential details relating to your personal data relationship with Audea Inc. The Policy applies to all Audea services and any associated services (referred to as the 'Audea Service'). The terms governing your use of the Audea Service are defined in our Terms and Conditions of Use (the "Terms and Conditions of Use").
From time to time, we may develop new or offer additional services. If the introduction of these new or additional services results in any material change to the way we collect or process your personal data we will provide you with more information or additional terms or policies. Unless stated otherwise when we introduce these new or additional services, they will be subject to this Policy.
The aim of this Policy is to:
We hope this helps you to understand our privacy commitments to you. For information on how to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns, please see Section 13 'How to contact us' below. Alternatively, if you do not agree with the content of this Policy, then please remember it is your choice whether you want to use the Audea Service.
3 Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control
The General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR" gives certain rights to individuals in relation to their personal data. Accordingly, we are happy to offer transparency and access controls to help users take advantage of those rights. As available and except as limited under applicable law, the rights afforded to individuals are:
In order to enable you to learn more about these rights, exercise these rights with ease, and record your preferences in relation to how Audea uses your personal data, we provide the following resources:
If you have any questions about your privacy, your rights, or how to exercise them, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the 'Contact Us' form on the Privacy Center. If you have concerns around our processing of your personal data, we hope you will continue to work with us to resolve them. However, you can also contact and have the right to lodge a complaint with the Swedish Data Protection Authority (Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten) or your local Data Protection Authority.
Additional privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) can be found in our supplemental policy"Additional California Privacy Disclosures", which contains supplemental disclosures relating to the processing of your personal data.
4. Personal data we collect from you
This is the personal data that is provided by you or collected by us to enable you to sign up for and use the Audea Service. Depending on the type of Audea Service plan you sign up for, this may include your username, email address, phone number, birth date, gender, street address, and country.
Some of the personal data we will ask you to provide is required in order to create your account. You also have the option to provide us with additional personal data in order to make your account more personalized.
The exact personal data we will collect depends on the type of Audea Service plan you sign up for, how you create an account, and whether you use third party services (such as Facebook) to sign up and use the Audea Service. If you use a third party service to create an account, we will receive personal data via that third party service but only when you have consented to that third party service sharing your personal data with us. Please note that the available plans and sign-up options may differ by country.
This is the personal data that is collected about you when you’re accessing and/or using the Audea Service, including:
When you complete any forms, respond to a survey or questionnaire, or participate in a contest, we collect the personal data you provide.
We collect personal data about you from various third parties. These third party sources vary over time and include the following:
If you register for or log into our services using third party credentials (e.g. Facebook), we will import your information from such third party to help create your account with us.
Technical service partners
We work with technical service partners that provide us with certain data, such as mapping IP addresses to non-precise location data (e.g., city, state), to enable us to provide the Audea Service, content, and features.
If you choose to pay for a service or feature by invoice, we may receive data from our payment partners to enable us to send you invoices, process your payment and provide you with what you’ve purchased.
Advertisers and other advertising partners
We may obtain certain data about you, such as cookie id, mobile device id, or email address, and inferences about your interests and preferences from certain advertisers and advertising partners that allow us to deliver more relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.
5. What we use your personal data for
When you use or interact with the Audea Service, we use a variety of technologies to process the personal data we collect about you for various reasons. We have set out in the table below the reasons why we process your personal data, the associated legal bases we rely upon to legally permit us to process your personal data, and the categories of personal data
Description of why Audea processes your personal data (‘processing purpose’)
Legal Basis for the processing purpose
Categories of personal data used by Audea for the processing purpose
To provide and personalize the Audea Service.
To understand, diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix issues with the Audea Service.
To evaluate and develop new features, technologies, and improvements to the Audea Service.
For marketing, promotion, and advertising purposes.
To comply with legal obligations and law enforcement requests.
To fulfill contractual obligations with third parties, for example licensing agreements and to take appropriate action with respect to reports of intellectual property infringement and inappropriate content.
To establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.
To conduct business planning, reporting, and forecasting.
To detect fraud, including fraudulent payments and fraudulent use of the Audea Service.
To conduct research, contests, surveys, and sweepstakes.
6. Sharing your personal data
We have set out the categories of recipients of the personal data collected or generated through your use of the Audea Service.
Publicly available information
The following personal data will always be publicly available on the Audea Service: your name and/or username, profile picture, who you follow and who follows you on the Audea Service, your recently played artists, and your public playlists.
Personal data you may choose to share
The following personal data will only be shared with the categories of recipients outlined in the table below if:
Information we may share:
Categories of Recipients
Reason for sharing
We work with service providers that work on our behalf which may need access to certain personal data in order to provide their services to us. These companies include those we've hired to provide customer service support, operate the technical infrastructure that we need to provide the Audea Service, assist in protecting and securing our systems and services, and help market Audea’s own products and services as well as partner products, services, events, and co-branded promotions in which Audea is involved.
We will share your personal data with our payment processors as necessary to enable them to process your payments, and for anti-fraud purposes.
We work with advertising partners to enable us to customize the advertising content you may receive on the Audea Service. These partners help us deliver more relevant ads and promotional messages to you, which may include interest based advertising (also known as online behavioral advertising), contextual advertising, and generic advertising on the Audea Service. We and our advertising partners may process certain personal data to help Audea understand your interests or preferences so that we can deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you.
Depending on how you sign up for the Audea Service (e.g. through a third party service or a mobile provider), we share your Audea username or other User Data as necessary to enable your account. We may also share personal data with that third party about your use of the Audea Service, such as whether and to what extent you have used the offer, activated a Audea account, or actively used the Audea Service. We also may share your personal data in a pseudonymised format with our music industry partners to help them understand how the content they license to us is performing and to enable you to listen to streaming content via the Audea Service.
We will share your personal data for activities such as statistical analysis and academic study but only in a pseudonymised format.
Other Audea group companies
We will share your personal data with other Audea group companies to carry out our daily business operations and to enable us to maintain and provide the Audea Service to you.
Law enforcement and data protection authorities
We share your personal data when we in good faith believe it is necessary for us to do so in order to comply with a legal obligation under applicable law, or respond to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, a court order, or a subpoena. We also share your personal data where we in good faith believe that it is necessary for the purpose of our own, or a third party’s legitimate interest relating to national security, law enforcement, litigation, criminal investigation, protecting the safety of any person, or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm, provided that we deem that such interest is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of your personal data.
Purchasers of our business
7. Data retention and deletion
We keep your personal data only as long as necessary to provide you with the Audea Service and for legitimate and essential business purposes, such as maintaining the performance of the Audea Service, making data-driven business decisions about new features and offerings, complying with our legal obligations, and resolving disputes. We keep some of your personal data for as long as you are a user of the Audea Service.
If you request, we will delete or anonymise your personal data so that it no longer identifies you, unless we are legally allowed or required to maintain certain personal data, including situations such as the following:
8. Transfer to other countries
Audea shares your personal data globally with Audea group companies in order to carry out the activities specified in this Policy. Audea may also subcontract processing to, or share your personal data with, third parties located in countries other than your country. Your personal data, therefore, may be subject to privacy laws that are different from those in your country.
Personal data collected within the European Union and Switzerland may, for example, be transferred to and processed by third parties located in a country outside of the European Union and Switzerland. In such instances Audea shall ensure that the transfer of your personal data is carried out in accordance with applicable privacy laws and, in particular, that appropriate contractual, technical, and organisational measures are in place such as the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the EU Commission.
For further details of the security measures we use to protect your personal data, please see Section 10 'Keeping your personal data safe' of this Policy.
We may display advertisements from third parties and other content that links to third-party websites. We cannot control or be held responsible for third parties' privacy practices and content. If you click on a third-party advertisement or link, please understand that you are leaving the Audea Service and any personal data you provide will not be covered by this Policy. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect and process your personal data.
10. Keeping your personal data safe
We are committed to protecting our users' personal data. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to help protect the security of your personal data; however, please note that no system is ever completely secure. We have implemented various policies including pseudonymisation, encryption, access, and retention policies to guard against unauthorised access and unnecessary retention of personal data in our systems.
Your password protects your user account, so we encourage you to use a strong password that is unique to your
Audea account, never share your password with anyone, limit access to your computer and browser, and log out after having used the Audea Service.
11. Changes to this policy
We may occasionally make changes to this Policy.
When we make material changes to this Policy, we'll provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice within the Audea Service or by sending you an email and/or a device notification. We may notify you in advance.
Please, therefore, make sure you read any such notice carefully.
12. How to contact us
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions