Updated 2022-06-04

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy ("policy") will help you understand how gznmusic.com ("this site", "us", "we", "our") uses and protects the data you provide to us when you visit and use gznmusic.com ("website", "site", "service").

This website is relying on third party service providers to be operational and might use additional third party services depending on your consent.

We reserve the right to change without notice the information which we provide on this server for your convenience and without obligation. We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently check this policy. If this policy is changed significantly, we will post a notice on our site for for a period of time after the change.

Cookies and Persistent Data

About Cookies Cookies are small text files that are placed and stored on your computer by websites. Cookies can be used to store information on your computer and to re-use that information on your next visit. For example, your consent about the use of third party services on this site is stored as a cookie.

How do we use cookies? This site uses cookies in a range of ways, depending on your consent, to improve your experience on this website, including:

  • Keeping track of your consent about the integration of third party services
  • Providing extended website functionalities
  • Understanding how you use this website

What types of cookies are used? This site uses the following types of cookies:

  • Mandatory – We use these cookies to store your consent about the use of third party services.
  • Functional – We use this cookies to implement some of the website's primary functions. This includes third party cookies needed to provide embedded audio and video players (see "Third Parties" below).
  • Analysis & Advertising – When you give your consent we use these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your anonymized IP address. We may share some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

How to manage cookies You can configure your browser not to accept cookies and you can view and delete your browser's cookies at any time. Further, you can control which cookies are set by this website by clicking the following link:

About session storage Similar to cookies, browsers offer the possibility to store website data for the duration of the browser session on your computer. This data is deleted when the browser session ends (i.e. the browser is closed).

How do we use session storage? The short-term storage of data in the browser's session storage is used to remember form data you enter (i.e. while filling the license request form). You have the option to disable the storage by deselecting the corresponding checkbox on the form. Please note that this data will be transmitted to and stored on our servers once you submit the form (see below).

Data Collection and Processing

What data do we collect automatically? We collect general anonymous data about the usage of the website to understand visitor behavior, detect errors, and to improve our services (i.e. we collect data about the most played tracks and the most used search terms). This data neither includes any personal information about you nor any data that could be used to identify you as an individual. The collected data is not shared with any other parties and used solely for the purpose of optimizing the website's structure and content.

What happens to personal data you enter? When you enter personal data into the newsletter subscription form, this data is shared with our newsletter provider (see "Third Parties" for details) and processed by them on our behalf.
By submitting the newsletter subscription form you consent to the storage and the processing of the data you enter and you consent to receive occasional marketing emails.

When you enter data into the license request form and submit it, we will receive and store this data for the purpose of fulfilling your request and providing you with an offer.
By submitting the license request form you consent to the storage and the processing of the data you enter and you consent to being contacted under the email address you provided.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links that lead to other websites. If you click on these links the owner of this site is not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Visiting those websites is not governed by this privacy policy agreement. Make sure to read the privacy policy documentation of the website you go to from our website.

Third Parties

Google Firebase (Hosting) functional

This site is hosted by Google Firebase. Google may collect information about your visit on this site including, but not limited to, your IP address. Please find Google's privacy information below:

Soundcloud (Embedded Audio Player) functional

This site makes use of the Soundcloud embedded audio player in order to showcase audio material. The use of the Soundcloud player will result in third party cookies being stored on your computer. Further, Soundcloud may collect information about you and your interaction with the player. The Soundcloud player is only activated when you select play a corresponding track from the portfolio. Unless you do so, no information is sent to Soundcloud. Please find Soundcloud's privacy and cookie policy below:

Youtube (Embedded Video Player) functional

This site makes use of the Youtube embedded video player in order to showcase video material. The video player is set to privacy mode, so it will not set cookies or collect your data unless you click the video to play it. Please find Youtube's privacy and cookie policy below:

Spotify (Embedded Audio Player) functional

This site makes use of the Spotify embedded audio player in order to showcase audio material. The use of the Spotify player will result in third party cookies being stored on your computer. Further, Spotify may collect information about you and your interaction with the player. The Spotify player is only activated when you select play a corresponding track from the portfolio. Unless you do so, no information is sent to Spotify. Please find Spotify's privacy and cookie policy below:

Mailchimp (Newsletter Service) functional

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will be redirected to Mailchimp. Mailchimp may collect information about your visit on this site including, but not limited to, your IP address. Please find Mailchimp's privacy information below:

On the behalf of the operator of this website, Mailchimp will store the information you enter in the newsletter subscription form and make it accessible to this website's owner. Your email address and contact data is used for occasional marketing emails sent by the owner of this site. Your information will not be shared with any other parties.

Google Analytics analytics/advertising

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited ("Google") is used on this website. The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

Purposes of the Processing On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.

Legal Basis The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients or Categories of Recipients The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer to Third Countries Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here.

Duration of Data Storage The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of the Persons affected You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used.

For further information about the data privacy and security of Google Analytics visit: Google Analytics Help Center

Facebook advertising

If you have given your consent, Facebook, a social media platform of Meta Platforms Inc. ("Meta") will be used for the purpose of tracking the event of your page visit. This information might be later used by Meta to present related advertisements on the Facebook platform or on other sites run by the company.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: info@gznmusic.com

Or write to us at:

GZN Music
c/o Holger Willebrandt
Bundesstraße 97
20144 Hamburg
GERMANY