Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, store, use, disclose and otherwise process your information when you use the Verce app.Please take some time to read this Privacy Policy along with our Terms of Use, in order to ensure you understand and are comfortable with our use and disclosure of your personal information. If you see an undefined term in this Privacy Policy, it has the same meaning given to it in our Terms of Use. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to the Verce Website, App and our Services (together “Verce”). When using Verce, you may find links to other websites, apps and services, or tools that enable you to share information with other websites, apps and services. Verce is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites, apps and services and we recommend that you review the privacy policies of each of these websites, apps or services before connecting your Verce account or sharing any personal data. If you do not agree to any of the provisions of this Privacy Policy, you should not use the the Verce app. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us through our website verce.me or at verce.app@gmail.com 

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
Single-Sign Ons – If you sign up for Verce through a third party application like Facebook, you authorize us to collect your authentication information, such as your username and encrypted access credentials, and other information available through the third party application account, including the following information: Facebook Connect – Verce allows you to sign up and sign 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 Verce. This includes your Facebook user ID, first name, last name, email address. This information is collected by Facebook and is provided to Verce under the terms of Facebook’s Privacy Policy. You can control the information that we receive from Facebook using the privacy and data settings in your Facebook account.

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
To operate and maintain your Verce account, and to provide you with access to and use of the App. Your email address and password are used to identify you when you log into the App. If you have a user in Verce you can access the app with your account from any device that support the app. To identify you as the creator of your uploaded music/sounds, the comments that you post and/or the other contributions that you make to the App. Your email will be used to send you service updates and notifications about your account. To respond to you about any comment or enquiry you have submitted. User should be at least 13 years old with permission from parents to use the app. We process this information in light of our legitimate interest in giving our users the best experience, improving the App and where it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you. Verify and authenticate your identity and prevent unauthorized or illegal activity. Detect and prevent fraud, spam, abuse, security incidents, and other suspicious activity. Enhance the safety and security of our products and services. Conduct security investigations and risk assessments. To prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in breach of our Terms of Use, Community Guidelines or applicable law. 

To provide you with customer and technical support. 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 with you (e.g. Terms of Use). 

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. 

Third Party Applications – If you choose to connect your Verce account to other apps or social networks such as Facebook you may be sharing certain information with these apps or networks. Content that you share with Facebook will appear on your timeline and in your Facebook friends’ newsfeeds.Compliance with Laws – We may disclose your information to courts, law enforcement agencies, and governmental authorities to comply with our legal obligations, to comply with legal process and to respond to claims asserted against Verce, to respond to verified requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other of our users to legal liability or to enforce and administer our Terms of Use and other agreements with users. 

Change of Control – We may also share your personal data as part of a sale, merger or change in control of Verce, or in preparation for any of these events. Any other entity that buys us or part of our business will have the right to continue to use your data, but only in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy unless you agree otherwise. 

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). 

Withdrawing Consent
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. 

Contact Information
If you have questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy or our practices, please contact us via our website Verce.me or by email at verce.app@gmail.com , Dronningens gate 16, 0152 Oslo.