Information We CollectAll the personal information we collect is related to providing Verce and its features and falls into two general categories:·
* Information you provide to us
* Information we obtain from third parties
* Information You Provide, We ask for and collect the below personal information when you use Verce.
This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us and to allow us to comply with our legal obligations. We process this information in light of our legitimate interest in improving Verce and giving our users the best experience, and where it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between us and you. Without it, we may not be able to provide you with all the requested services and features of Verce. By registering for an account, you will need to provide us with certain information:
* your email address
*your real name
* an artist name or username
* a profile picture, profile header image or avatar
*information about how you categorize yourself with respect to your content (for example,whether you are a musician, a label or some other category of creator)
If you like you can add a bio with information of your choice. Any additional information you provide as part of your public profile, such as links to your website and other social media profiles (but not your email address), will be published on your profile page. Please bear this in mind when considering whether to provide any additional information about yourself.
Communications - When you communicate with Verce by email or through the website, or use the app to communicate with other users, we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide. Information You Post - You may provide personal data when you upload projects or sound files, or when you post comments, or contribute to community discussions.
Information From Third Parties
How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information we collect from you, including with the help of automated systems and decision making, for a range of different business purposes according to different legal bases of processing and subject to the choices you make in your Settings.
Provide, Improve, and Develop Verce
Sharing of Your Information
This section describes how the information collected or generated through your use of Verce may be shared by you or by us.
Through Your Profile – Any information in your public profile (other than your email address) will be accessible by all accounts and users of Verce, who may view your profile information, listen to and find any of your public sound files, and send you messages. If you listen to any sound files uploaded by another user, the fact that you have liked those sound files will be shared with that user.
With Your Consent – We will disclose your information if you have agreed that we may do so. We will make this clear to you at the point at which we collect your information, including the purpose(s) for which we will use the data.
Service Providers – We use a variety of third party service providers to provide services to us or to our users on our behalf. These service providers have access to your information solely to perform these tasks on our behalf, and are contractually bound to implement appropriate organizational and technical security measures to protect against unauthorized disclosure of personal data, and only to process personal data in accordance with our instructions and to the extent necessary to provide their services to us. We need to share your information in order to ensure the adequate performance of our contract with you.
Content Partners – Verce allows you to listen to a variety of content, including licensed streaming content from our content partners. We share information with these content partners that license this content to help them understand how the content they provide is performing, including insights about general user listening trends and preferences. We use technical measures to ensure the data is de-identified and/or aggregated so it does not identify you directly. We share this data based on our legitimate interest in helping content partners deliver high performing content and to ensure the fulfillment of our contract with those partners.
Information Security Verce maintains technical, administrative, and physical safeguards that are designed to prevent unauthorized access, use or disclosure of personal information we collect or store. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security of information transmitted over the Internet.
Data Access and PortabilityYou may be entitled to request copies of your personal information held by us. While a lot of the personal information you provide to us can be accessed in your account Settings, you may also be entitled to request copies of personal information you have provided to us in machine-readable format.
Change or Correct Data Where you cannot update data yourself through an account, you have the right to ask us to correct change, update or rectify your data.
Data Retention and Deletion Deleting Your Account – If you have an account and would like to delete it, you may do so by adjusting you Settings in the Account tab. If you delete your account, all data associated with your account (except for backup copies), including the sound files that you have uploaded and the usage data associated with those sound files, will be deleted and may not be recoverable. We therefore advise you to copy or backup all content uploaded to your account before deletion. Even if you delete your Verce 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 Verce’ control and therefore we cannot be responsible for any information that remains cached by search engines after that information has been removed from Verce. Please note that deleting the Verce App, will not delete your account.We generally retain data for as long as your account is in existence or as needed to provide the services of Verce. However, specific retention times can vary based on context of the processing we perform and on our legal obligations.You have the right to ask us to delete all or some of the personal data we hold about you. If you have an account, you can also delete your account through the Settings at any time as described below. We may need to retain some of your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or where we have a legitimate interest in doing so (e.g. to prevent fraud and abuse and maintain and enhance security).
Where you provide consent to the processing of your personal information by Verce, you may withdraw your consent at any time by changing your account Settings or by sending a communication to Verce specifying the specific consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before of the withdrawal.