[Last Updated May 2018]
Musixmatch is committed to protecting its users’ privacy.
By using our services and/or becoming part of our Community, you will share with us some of your personal data. For that reason, we want to ensure that you understand how we collect such data, the people we share them with, as well as how you will be able to control, change and update such data. Therefore, the purpose of this Policy is to:
This Policy is provided pursuant to the UE Regulation on data protection (General Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter “GDPR”).
By accessing our Website and using our app, you accept and consent to the practices described in this Policy. If you do not accept the provisions set forth herein, we invite you not to use our Website or app.
For every personal data provided to, or collected by, Musixmatch the Data Controller shall be Musixmatch S.p.A., Via Timavo no. 34, Milan (Italy).
For any other information or clarification, Musixmatch can be contacted via the provided e-mail or the e-mail address email@example.com.
We collect essentially three types of data:
You do not need to create an account to use some of our services’ features such as the research and display of lyrics and translations. However, if you decide to create a Musixmatch account and join our Community you will have to provide some data such as name, surname, e-mail address and the password you intend to use.
We will collect information on the contents you share, such as the song lyrics you upload, the lyrics’ translations you make, the comments you write when you join one thread on our Forum.
With your prior consent we will be allowed to use the microphone for songs’ immediate identification and lyrics’ synchronization.
With you prior consent we will be allowed to access your music library to play your favourite songs and synchronize them with our lyrics.
Other data we collect are those you choose to provide to us when you call the customer service or communicate with us in any other way.
Please remember that most activities on Musixmatch are public, including information regarding your profile, language, the posts you share on our Forum, the comments to posts of other members of the Community, the lyrics and translations uploaded, their upload date, your opinion on posts.
You are responsible for the data you provide through our services and therefore we ask you to pay attention to what you make public!
Data on devices and how they are used – We collect data on computers or other devices on which you set up our services or through which you access such services, based on the authorizations you provided. We could associate the data we collect from all your devices so as to provide coherent services on the different devices used. Here there are some examples of the data we collect regarding devices:
If you use a mobile device, we collect data identifying your device and the mobile’s settings and features (ID for advertisements and device’s unique token).
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, if you wish, you can change your browser and device settings. Please remember that the removal of some cookies might affect the proper functioning of some of our services.
When a browser or device allows it, we use temporary and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services and to customize and use our services in various ways, for example to ensure your account’s safety or save your language preferences.
We might use such technologies also to collect data when you interact with our partners’ services, for example in relation to commercial and advertising services.
Social media – Musixmatch allows you to use social media websites to create your account as well as to share information with social media websites. Such social media could give us automatic access to some personal data saved by you (for example, contents viewed by the user, contents you like and information on the advertisments that have been shown to you or that you clicked on etc.). Moreover, by logging in through your Facebook or Google account and based on your privacy settings on such social media, your profile picture will automatically become the photo associated with your Musixmatch account. Musixmatch will not save, copy or scan such photo.
We also inform you that, by associating an account run by a social media website to your account and authorizing us to access such information, you accept that we could collect, use and save the data provided by these social media websites pursuant to this Policy.
We also might use plug-ins or other technologies from various social media websites. If you click on a connection provided through a social media plug-in, a connection with the relevant social media is automatically established.
External providers – We rely on external providers to handle payments, for example when you purchase a service or subscribe to Musixmatch. In such case, service providers share with Musixmatch some payment data to help us handle them and ensure you receive a service compliant with the Terms and conditions of use.
Musixmatch processes the data collected mainly for the following reasons:
In particular, the user’s data will be processed for the following purposes:
The user’s data will be lawfully and properly processed, adopting all necessary safety measures in order to prevent unauthorized accesses, distribution, changes or elimination of data. The processing is carried out through informatic and/or telematic tools, with organizational arrangements and logics that are strictly related to the stated purposes. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases other authorized subjects involved in the organization and management of the service provided by Musixmatch (administrative personnel, system administrators etc.) or external subjects (as better described herebelow) might have access to data.
As you may know, some of the data that concern you are public but you can choose to make your account “private”. This means that the contents you insert will be visible to you but you will not be identified by the Community. Remember: that does not relieve you of the responsibilities associated with an improper use of our services!
We could also share data that concern you with third parties such as service suppliers, commercial partners and advertisers but in some cases you will have the opportunity to voice your opinion such as with regard to the Advertisements you view.
By way of example, the data the Community will be able to view if you do not opt for the private mode are:
The third parties we might share your data with are:
We could also share with third parties, such as advertisers, aggregate data which are non-personally identifiable or made anonymous. For more information on data collected by third parties within our services, please refer to the “Advertisement” section.
Such parties can include their own Web beacon or Web beacon owned by third parties in advertisements visualized by Musixmatch in order to set and read their cookies, they can save cookies in the user’s device as well as collect the user’s online activities in relation to Websites and online services.
By way of example, such companies are: AppNexus, Criteo, Oath, Mopub.
The use of companies that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) or of other equivalent organizations compliant with the NAI Code of conduct shall be preferred. It is possible to access to the opt-out page managed by NAI by clicking on the following link: www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Please remember that the opt-out option will not prevent you from seeing advertisements. However, the advertisements offered by such companies will not be targeted on the basis of your web preferences anymore.
Musixmatch stores data until it is necessary to provide its services or until the account is deleted. The data retention period changes on the basis of circumstances such as: data nature, reason for collection and processing and relevant legal requirements.
In any event the criteria used to determine the data retention period are based upon compliance with the terms allowed by any applicable laws and the principles of processing minimization and rational management of the archives.
When you delete your account we eliminate all data that concern you including public data and you will not be able to retrieve these data.
We will only keep data that are necessary to comply with legal obligations and for a period not longer than that required for such compliance.
The user can exercise at any moment the rights set out in article 7 of the Privacy Code and in articles 15 and following of the GDPR, including the right to receive confirmation of the existence of personal data that concern him, to assess their content, accuracy, location (also with reference to any third Country), to ask for a copy of such data, to ask for the integration, update, correction and, when allowed by the applicable law, the restriction, cancellation, transformation in anonymous form or block for law infringement.
The user can also contact us if he believes that Musixmatch has not the right to use certain data of if he has doubts on how his data are processed or on this Policy.
Requests shall be addressed in writing to the Data Controller to the address set forth in paragraph 1 of this Policy.
In any event the user has always the right to lodge a complaint with the competent Authority for the Protection of Personal Data if he believes that the processing of his data is carried out in breach of the applicable law.
The Services are not addressed to people under the age of 13. This explains why we do not consciously collect personal data from subjects under the age of 13.
If you are less than 13 years old, do not use Musixmatch. If you are a parent or the guardian of a person under the age of 13, please do not allow such person to use Musixmatch.
Musixmatch shares data at a global level with its partners and with the people that log-in and share contents all over the world.
Data controlled by Musixmatch could be transferred, transmitted or stored also outside of the EEA but in the event of data transfers, Musixmatch uses standard Contractual clauses approved by the European Commission and based on adequacy decisions of the European Commission in relation to some Countries, depending on the cases, for the transfer of data from the EEA to the United States and other Countries.
We might amend this Policy from time to time. In such event, we will inform you of the changes by updating the date on the top of the Policy, available on our website and in the mobile app, or by sending you additional notifications (for example, we could send you a notification or add a statement in the homepages of the websites).