Last updated: November 28, 2017
The provider of the service automatically collects and stores information in what are referred to as server-log files, which your browser automatically sends to iHEARu-PLAY. These server-log data can contain computer and connection information such as the IP address, browser type and version, operating system used, previous and directly elected following URLs, and the date and time of the server inquiry.
This data is not assignable to specific individuals. This data is not compiled with any other data sources collected by the service. However, iHEARu-PLAY reserves the right to examine these data retrospectively if concrete evidence of unlawful usage are known. The deletion of server-log data is automatically performed after seven days.
Access to the personal profile data (e-mail address and username) is limited to the administrators of the platform, the project team at the University of Augsburg, that need to know that information to provide, develop and improve the services of iHEARu-PLAY. iHEARu-PLAY indicates that data transmission over the internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) can have security gaps. The complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.
Users of the service will always have the right to freely receive the information relating to the data stored about them by iHEARu-PLAY and to have that data rectified or deleted. According to current laws, the user upon request is promptly notified on whether and which data exist and are stored about themselves at iHEARu-PLAY. Users, at any time, can also access, modify or remove the respective voluntarily submitted data, under "Profile". iHEARu-PLAY strives to implement changes to entries in the iHEARu-PLAY database as soon as possible. However, not all databases are immediately updated and old data can remain in archives for a short time.
In the event of cancellation of the user account the users e-mail and its associated username will be immediately deleted. A deletion of the generated recordings and performed annotations can be done at any time prior to the deletion of a user's account. However, the deletion of anonymous or pseudonymous data already used and published is not possible at any time. After deletion of the user account an assignment to the existing recordings and annotations, as well as on the anonymous profile data is no longer possible, therefore the deletion of this data is no longer feasible.
iHEARu-PLAY provides information of the partners within the usage of service. iHEARu-PLAY and its partners operate their respective websites independently. iHEARu-PLAY explicitly dissociates itself from the websites, which can be accessed on iHEARu-PLAY´s operated or hosted websites links. The provider, partner or operator is always responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the content provided on the linked sites; iHEARu-PLAY has no influence here. The linked sites were checked at the time of linking for possible legal violations. Illegal contents were not found at the time of linking. A permanent control of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation. Upon notification of rights violations, such links will be promptly removed.
iHEARu-PLAY neither supports nor tolerates the generation of spam. The use of the service’s published contact email address for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby explicitly prohibited. As complete spam prevention is not feasible, iHEARu-PLAY asks users to forward any unsolicited e-mail they receive, which specifically refers to iHEARu-PLAY, to the service for so the circumstance of its generation can be examined. The providers of the website reserve the right to take explicitly legal steps in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.
Whenever a user contacts the service via the contact form, the details of the request, including the contact details given, will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the case of follow-up questions to iHEARu-PLAY. This data will not be passed to third parties without a user´s consent.
*Only the German version of this document is legally binding; this translation is only intended to assist your understanding.
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