1. Clang respects your personal privacy. Any personal information collected during visits to our Website and using our Services is processed in accordance with the provisions of German law.
Our websites may contain links to other providers’ websites that are not covered by this privacy statement.
2. Collection and processing of personal data
2.1 Clang stores your personal information if you provide it to us yourself, for example, during registration, as part of submitting Content, or during contractual transactions (e.g. ordering Certain Features).
2.2 If you register for an account, you will provide us with certain information:
Essential information: You will need to provide your email address, your month and year of birth, and choose a password. In addition, if you wish to upload any Content and monetarize it, you will also need to provide your real name, billing address and payment information.
Non-essential information: Your gender if you wish to provide it.
Profile information: You may choose, at your discretion, to provide additional information for your public profile on Clang – for example:
your real name, a user name (which may be your real name or a pseudonym), the city and country in which you live, a profile picture or avatar, information about how you categorise yourself with respect to your content (for example, musician, label or some other category), details of your other websites and social media profiles, including links to those websites and profiles.
Any of this profile information is voluntary, and any information you do provide may be deleted, edited, changed or amended by you at any time.
Information that you post: You may provide personal data when you upload content, or when you post comments, or make any other contributions.
2.3 Furthermore Clang analyses traffic on its website in order to understand our customers' requirements and, based on these, to continually improve our site. For this reason we store the IP address of a visitor’s Internet Service Provider as standard. The IP address is not linked to a specific person. Only anonymous, aggregate data is evaluated for statistical purposes during web analysis.
Further information that we collect automatically as the result of your use of Clang is
- the site that you visited immediately prior to visiting the Website
- the specific actions that you take on the Platform, including the pages that you visit, streaming or uploading content, connecting your Facebook or Google+ account, sharing content with another user, following or unfollowing another user, joining or leaving a group, posting a comment, or performing a search
- any search terms that you may enter on the Website
- the time, frequency and duration of your visits
- your browser type and operating system
- the nature of the device from which you are accessing the Platform
- your location data (e.g. GPS)
- information regarding your interaction with email messages.
2.4 You can sign up and log in using your Facebook account. If you sign up using Facebook, Facebook will ask your permission to share certain information from your Facebook account with Clang. This includes your first name, last name, gender, general location, a link to your Facebook profile, your timezone, birthday, profile picture, your "likes" and your list of friends.
If you sign up using Facebook, your account will be connected automatically to your Facebook account, and information regarding your activity on Clang will be shared with Facebook and will be published in your timeline and your Facebook friends’ newsfeeds. If you do not wish to share these activity with your Facebook friends, you can control this in the 'XXXXX' section under 'My Account' > 'My Profile. If you signed up using Facebook by mistake, you can delete your account from the Account page within your Settings at any time, or you can email us at email@example.com.
If you signed up using Google+ by mistake, you can delete your account from the account page within your settings at any time, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Limitations on use and disclosure of personal data
Clang will process and use your personal data only in connection with Services related to the website clangmusic.com and the Clang newsletter. This enables us to offer you a customized service and/or can also save you from having to enter the same information twice. This enables you to use the Services provided, upload content, and to distribute your royalties and/or collect your payment. We only utilize as much information as is necessary.
If Government agencies or authorities ask us to collect or share personal data, we will do so only within the appropriate legal frameworks. We require our employees, suppliers and partners to maintain confidentiality and data secrecy in accordance with Article 5 of the German Federal Data Protection Act.
We offer audio content, that is related to where the artist is located from or where the music was produced. Further we offer the service to our users to listen to audio content which is listened by other users nearby. To provide these features we use a GPS tracker that provides us with the location of the user or artist. This information is to be used exclusively for said purposes, and with regards to users it is to be used anonymously.
4. Choice of settings
You can control your information as follows:
4.1 Email preferences
Within your Settings page on the Website you will find the Email tab. When logged in to your account, you can access your Settings by clicking on your profile picture, and selecting Settings from the drop down menu.
From the Email tab you can choose which email notifications (if any) you would like to receive from us; and any additional or alternative email addresses that you may wish us to use to communicate with you. You can also turn off email notifications from the Account page within your Settings. This will immediately disable all email notifications, other than essential account notifications such as important service updates, reports of copyright infringement and other essential information relating to your account and your use of Clang.
It is also possible to unsubscribe from email newsletters and notifications (other than essential account notifications) at any time by clicking on the link at the end of each email.
4.2 Sharing with other apps and networks
Within your Settings page on the Website you will find the Connections tab. Here you can control the information you share with other networks and applications. As well as selecting those of your social networks you wish to share to, you can also control access to other services and applications to which you have connected your account.
If you sign up for Clang using your Facebook or Google+ account, your Clang account and your Facebook or Google+ account respectively will be connected automatically. If you do not want this information shared with Facebook or Google, please change your Settings.
4.3 Sharing with other users
Within your Settings page on the Website you will find the Account tab. If you wish to browse the Website anonymously, you may check the Anonymous Listening box. By choosing this, other users will not be able to see the sounds that you listened to, but Clang will still have access to this information.
If any of Your Content contain any personal data or any other information which you would not like to share, you can control who has access to these Content using the settings in the sound page. By setting your sounds to “private”, rather than “public”, you can limit who has access to your sounds.
4.4 Sharing with app developers
In order to allow third party developers to build further apps, Clang has an open API. If you would prefer that your sounds are not made available to third party app developers, you can disable API access within the sound page for each of the sounds that you upload. In this case uncheck the “Apps enabled” box. Please note that your public profile information will still be accessible, but this does not include anything that is not publicly available on the Website.
4.5 App preferences
Within your iOS device or Android app you can use the settings to opt-out of analytics tracking and bug reporting. For the opt-out, if you are using our iOS app, go to the settings of your iOS device and open the Clang tab. With an Android device you need to open the Clang app and open the basic settings tab within.
4.6 Deleting your account
You can delete your account from the Account page within your Settings on the Website at any time. Please note that, if you delete your account, all data associated with your account, including Your Content that you have uploaded and the usage data associated with it, will be deleted and may not be recoverable.
After the deletion of your account, it is possible that your information may still show up in some internet search results for a short while afterwards, if the search engine maintains a temporary cache of web pages. Search engines' caching processes are outside of our control and therefore we assume no responsibility.
Please note that deleting any Clang Apps, or any third party apps to which your Clang account is connected, will not delete your Clang account. If you wish to delete your account, you will need to do so from the Account tab in your Settings on the Website.
5. Accessing personal data
If requested, Clang will confirm whether we store personal data about you and what this data is. Despite our best efforts to ensure that this stored data is accurate and up-to-date, it may be incorrect. If it is, we will correct it on request. You can update most of your personal details yourself at any time under 'My Account' > 'My Profile'. If changes occur to your personal details, please update your profile as soon as possible.
6. Data security
Clang uses technical and organizational security measures to protect the data we hold about you against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, deletion or unauthorized access. Our security measures are being improved continuously as new technology develops. The processing and transmission of data is encrypted by the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol.
7. Enforcement of and compliance with this privacy statement
Clang is committed to complying with the articles of its data protection policy as described above.
Should you have any questions regarding the handling of your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Manager. This manager is also your contact for requests for information, suggestions or complaints. Please email to email@example.com or write to
Clang Music GmbH
Muskauer Str. 50
Last amended July 2, 2015.
2. About cookies
Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
3. Clang cookies
We use our own cookies to recognise you when you visit our website or use our apps. This means that you don’t have to log in each time you visit, and we can remember your preferences and settings.
4. Third Party Cookies and similar technologies
In addition to our own cookies, we work with various reputable companies to help us analyse how our users use Clang, and to optimise and improve the Website and our Services.
Please be aware that even if you opt out of interest-based ads, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your current IP-address, your browser type and recent, previous searches related to your current search.
4.2 Quantcast Measurement
4.3 Scorecard Research
4.4 In addition to cookies, we also use the following standard Internet technologies in connection with your use of the Platform:
- Clear GIFs: We use “clear GIFs”, which are small image files that we embed into our email newsletters. These clear GIFs tell us whether you opened the newsletter, clicked on any of the content or forwarded the newsletter to someone else. This provides us with useful information regarding the effectiveness of our email newsletters, which we can use to ensure that we are delivering information that is relevant to our users.
- Flash cookies: We use Flash cookies to synchronise information between multiple content players. This ensures that one player is stopped when another player starts. We do not use Flash cookies for the purposes of collecting any personal data, and do not use Flash cookies to respawn any cookies that you might previously have deleted.
- HTML5 local storage: We use HTML5 local storage to store your default listening volume. If you access the mobile version of the Website, we use HTML5 local storage to store certain cookie data, including your user plan, authentication data, your username and your display preferences. We further use HTML5 local storage to store the track IDs of the last 250 audio contents you have listened to. This information helps us to suggest relevant content to you. Depending on your browser you can remove local storage when clearing your cache and cookies. We do not use HTML5 local storage to collect any personal data.
- App performance tracking: Our mobile apps use the app performance and analysis technology “adjust.io”, a service provided by Adjust GmbH ("Adjust"). When you launch the Clang app, Adjust collects install and event data such as the number of audio content played and the listening time from our iOS and Android mobile apps in order to help us understand how our users are interacting with our apps and to optimise and analyse mobile ad campaigns. For such analysis, Adjust uses your anonymized (hashed) IDFA or Android ID, and your anonymized (hashed) IP- and MAC address. The hashes used are one-way hashes and it is not possible to identify you or your mobile device individually. If you wish to opt-out of Adjust tracking, please see the Opting Out section below.
- Personalized advertising on mobile devices: Where cookie technology is not available other unique identifiers may be used instead (e.g. in mobile applications), which perform similar functions, such as IDFA, Android-ID or the Google Advertiser ID. To opt-out of identifiers on mobile, please see the Opting Out section below.
5. Opting out cookies and similar technologies
5.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of the Websites and our Services.
5.2 In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
5.3 If you wish to refuse to accept certain cookies, please follows these links:
To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our Website and other websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
To opt-out of personalized ad delivery on the Google content network, please visit Google’s Ads Preferences Manager or if you wish to opt-out permanently even when all cookies are deleted from your browser you can install their plugin here.
To opt-out of analysis by Quantcast on our Website and other websites, please visit http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out.
You can also disable analytics for mobile apps from the settings screen on your mobile device.
To opt-out of tracking by Scorecard Research on our Website and other websites, please visit http://scorecardresearch.com/optouttag.aspx.
To opt out of interest-based ads on mobile devices, please follow these instructions for your mobile device: On Android open the Google Settings app on your device and select “ads” to control the settings. On iOS devices with iOS 6 and above use Apple’s advertising identifier. To learn more about limiting ad tracking using this identifier, visit the settings menu on your device.
To opt-out of location tracking when using our apps, you can use the settings of your device.
5.4 Clear GIFs are included in our email newsletters. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time by following the link in the newsletter itself, or by changing your email preferences within your settings in 'My Account' > 'My Profile'.
5.5 Activity Tracking and Bug Reporting:
You can use the settings within our iOS device or within the Android app to opt-out of analytics tracking and bug reporting. For the opt-out, if you are using our iOS app, go to the settings of your iOS device and open the Clang tab. With an Android device you need to open the Clang app and open the basic settings tab within. From there you can simply disable analytics and/or bug reporting to stop any analytics data or bug reporting information being sent from the app.
5.6 Please note that you cannot opt out of our use of Flash cookies or HTML5 local storage as these are necessary for the technical operation of the platform. However, we do not use these technologies to collect any personal data.
Last amended July 2, 2015.