1. Privacy Notice

The following paragraphs provide information on which personal data are gathered when using our website and for what purposes. Personal data are all data relating to your identity, e.g. name, address, e-mail address.

 

2. Name and contact data of the controller and company data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processed by:

Controller:

MPS, a label of Edel Germany GmbH,

Neumühlen 17

22673 Hamburg

Germany

Tel.: +4940890850

E-mail: info@edel.com

 

The company data protection officer appointed by Edel can be contacted at datenschutz@edel.com.

 

3. Collection and storage of personal data; type and purpose of use

a) On visiting the website:

It is possible to visit our website without being required to enter personal data.

When accessing the website, however, information will automatically be sent to our website’s server via the browser used on your end device. This information will be temporarily stored in a logfile. The following information will be collected in this context without any action on your part and will be stored until the next automatic deletion process:

  • the IP address of the computer sending the enquiry
  • date and time of the server enquiry,
  • name and URL of the downloaded file,
  • website from which our website was accessed (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, your computer’s operating system and the name of your access provider.

We will process the above data for the following purposes:

  • ensuring smooth connection to the website,
  • ensuring that the website is user-friendly,
  • evaluating system security and stability,
  • improving our offering.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest can be derived from the data processing purposes set out above. We will never use the collected data in order to draw conclusions relating to you personally.

We also use cookies and analytics services in connection with visits to our website. For more information, see sections 5 and 10 of this Privacy Notice.

b) On contacting us via e-mail or the contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or via the contact form provided on our website, we will store the data you provide (your e-mail address, together with your name and telephone number, if applicable) in order to process your request or respond to your questions.

If using the contact form, you are required to give a valid e-mail address in order that we know who sent the enquiry and in order to be able to respond to it. All other information is provided on a voluntary basis.

Data relating to you contacting us is processed on the basis of voluntary consent in line with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(a) GDPR.

We will delete any data collected in this context once storage is no longer necessary (if, for instance, your enquiry has been satisfied) or we limit processing if statutory retention periods apply.

 

4. Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for any purposes other than those set out below.

We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you granted your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1(a) GDPR;
  • disclosure is required pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR in connection with the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being disclosed;
  • we are subject to a statutory obligation to such disclosure pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(c) and
  • this is permitted by law and necessary in connection with implementing contractual relations with you pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(b) GDPR.

Your application data sent to us in the course of your online application will only be forwarded within our company to the internal offices and departments responsible for the application process in question.

 

5. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small text files which are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information relating to the specific end device used in each case is stored in the cookie. This does not mean, however, that we directly receive information relating to your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make it easier for you to use our services. In this context, we use session cookies to identify whether you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave our website.

We also use temporary cookies in order to optimise our website’s user-friendliness; these are stored on your end device for a specific period. If you re-visit our website in order to take advantage of our services, the website automatically recognises that you are returning and will remember your data and settings in order to save you from entering these a second time.

The data processed using cookies are required for the stated purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in line with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can, however, configure your browser such that cookies are not stored on your computer or a notice appears every time a new cookie is created. Full deactivation of cookies may, however, prevent you from being able to use all the functions on our website.

 

6. Google Analytics

This website uses the Google Analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The service uses cookies. By saving cookies on your computer, Google can analyse how you use our website. The information on your use of our website that is created by the cookies, together with your IP address, will generally be transmitted to and stored on a Google Inc. server in the USA.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be anonymised within the Member States of the European Union and in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP addresses are transferred to a Google server in the USA and anonymised there in exceptional cases only. Google will use this information on the instructions of this website’s operator to analyse your use of the website, to prepare reports on website activities and to provide other services relating to website use for the website operator.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIp()”. This means that the IP addresses will be processed in an anonymised form. Thus, the data cannot be directly linked to a particular individual.

For exceptional cases in which personal data are transferred to the USA, Google has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It cannot, however, be guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions on this website without limitation if your browser does not support cookies. You can also prevent the data created by the cookie relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

We will use this tracking in order to ensure our website has a user-friendly structure and can be continually optimised. We also use this tracking in order to automatically collect data on the use of our website and to analyse it in order to optimise our offering for you. These interests are to be seen as legitimate in the context of the above Regulation.

We perform this measure on the basis of Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

 

7. YouTube

We have embedded videos from YouTube on our website, which belongs to Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; these videos are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website.

These videos are all embedded such that no data relating to you as user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only if you play the videos will the data set out in section 3a) of this Notice be transmitted. We cannot influence this data transfer.

On visiting one of our webpages which contains corresponding plug-ins, YouTube will receive information that you visited the corresponding webpage. The data set out in section 3a) of this Privacy Notice will also be transmitted. This will take place irrespective of whether YouTube provides a user account to which you are logged in or no such user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly linked to your account. If you do not wish the information to be linked to your YouTube profile, you must log out of YouTube before visiting the corresponding page on our website. YouTube stores the data relating to you as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or needs-based design purposes. This kind of analysis is conducted in particular in order to provide needs-based advertising (even for users who are not logged in) and in order to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of such user profiles, in which context you must contact YouTube directly.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube, please see Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. This also contains further information on your rights and possible settings for protecting your privacy.

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

The legal basis is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

 

8. Google Maps

We use services offered by Google Maps on our website. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on our website and offers you convenient use of the map function.

These maps are all embedded such that no data relating to you as user will be transmitted to Google if you do not access the maps. Only if you access the maps will the data set out in section 3a) of this Notice be transmitted. We cannot influence this data transfer.

On visiting one of our webpages which contains corresponding plug-ins, Google will receive information that you visited the corresponding webpage. The data set out in section 3a) of this Privacy Notice will also be transmitted. This will take place irrespective of whether Google provides a user account to which you are logged in or no such user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly linked to your account. If you do not wish the information to be linked to your Google profile, you must log out of Google before visiting the corresponding page on our website. Google stores the data relating to you as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or needs-based design purposes. This kind of analysis is conducted in particular in order to provide needs-based advertising (even for users who are not logged in) and in order to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of such user profiles, in which context you must contact Google directly.

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

The legal basis is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

 

9. Spotify

Functions offered by the music services provider Spotify are embedded on our website. These are provided by Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm, Sweden. The Spotify plug-ins can be identified by the green logo on our website. An overview of the Spotify plug-ins is available at https://developer.spotify.com.

If you access pages on our website containing Spotify plug-ins, a direct link is created between your browser and Spotify’s servers. Spotify will thus receive the information that you accessed the corresponding page on our website from your IP address.

If you have a Spotify account, these data could be linked to your account. If you do not wish these data to be linked to your Spotify account, you must log out of Spotify before visiting our website. Interactions will also be forwarded to Spotify.

For more information, please see Spotify’s Privacy Policy: https://www.spotify.com/uk/legal/privacy-policy/

The legal basis is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

 

10. Facebook Pixel

With your consent, we use Facebook Pixel, provided by Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”) to track user actions. This helps us to track user actions once they have seen or clicked a Facebook ad. This enables us to record the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market-research purposes. The data recorded in this way are anonymous for us, i.e. we cannot identify the personal data of individual users. These data are, however, stored and processed by Facebook, and we will inform you of this as far as we are aware of it. Facebook can link these data to your Facebook account and use them for its own advertising purposes in line with its privacy policy; https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can enable Facebook and its partners to display ads on and outside Facebook pages. A cookie could also be stored on your computer for these purposes.

This consent may only be given by users who are older than 13 years of age. If you are younger, please consult your parent or guardian.

Please click here, if you wish to revoke your consent.

 

11. Amazon partner program (Amazon Affiliate)

Edel participates in the partner program offered by Amazon Europe S.à.r.l. and is a partner of the advertising program which was created to provide a medium for websites which enables advertising costs to be recouped via the placement of ads and links to amazon.de / amazon.co.uk. In participating in the program, we endeavour to display ads which could be of interest to you and which make our website more interesting to our users.

Statistical information relating to you is collected in return for providing the ads, which is then processed by our advertising partners. When you visit our website, Amazon will receive the information that you accessed on visiting our webpage. In this context, Amazon uses web beacons to identify your requirements and may create a cookie on your computer. The data set out in section 3a) of this Privacy Notice will also be transmitted. We have no influence on the data collected and we are not aware of the full scope of the data collected or the retention period. If you are logged into Amazon, your data may be directly linked to your Amazon account. If you do not wish this data to be linked to your Amazon profile, you must log out of Amazon. It is possible that your data may be forwarded to contracting partners of Amazon and public authorities. The data are transmitted to the USA and are analysed there.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

You can prevent cookies being installed by the Amazon partner program using one of several methods: a) by making a corresponding setting in your browser software, preventing third‑party cookies in particular means that you will not receive advertising from third parties; b) by deactivating interest-based advertising from Amazon via the following link: http://www.amazon.de/gp/dra/info; c) by deactivating interest-based advertising from providers who participate in the self-regulation campaign “AboutAds” by making corresponding settings via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, which will delete the relevant cookies. In such cases, you may, however, not be able to use all the functions on our website.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data, together with further information on your related rights and possible settings for protecting your privacy is available in the above privacy policy and from: Amazon EU S.à.r.l., Amazon Services Europe S.à.r.l. and Amazon Media EU S.à.r.l., all three of which have their business address at: 5, Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg; e-mail: ad-feedback@amazon.de. Amazon has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. For more information on the use of the data by Amazon is available in the company’s privacy notice: / https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201909010 and at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&nodeId=201149560.

 

12. Linkfire

We use the music sales analysis tool “Linkfire” provided by Linkfire ApS, Artillerivej 86, 3., 2300 Kopenhagen S, Denmark, on our website.

This helps us to offer you a clear summary of various online providers of a particular product in a single link. We can also track users’ actions once they have clicked a Linkfire link. The data recorded in this way are anonymous for us, i.e. we cannot identify the personal data of individual users. These data are, however, stored on Linkfire servers in Denmark. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data by Linkfire.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Linkfire, together with your corresponding rights and possible settings for protecting your privacy can be found in Linkfire’s Privacy Policy (https://linkfire.com/privacy).

If you do not wish Linkfire to collect your data, please click the following link.

We perform this measure on the basis of Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

 

13. Terms and conditions for participation in the competition

In order to participate in a competition organised by us, certain personal data must be processed for the purpose of any notification and transmission of winnings and for your identification.

The personal data which we require for your participation in a competition organised on our website are marked as mandatory fields on the participation form provided on our website. You may voluntarily provide additional data.

When you enter a sweepstake that we host through our Facebook page or Instagram page, we store your public Facebook/Instagram profile information including your username and your Facebook/Instagram comment (text and image) submitted to participate in the sweepstake to document your sweepstake in the event of your drawing.

We need your address data only after the prize determination and only in the event that you have been determined as the winner, in order to be able to send you the prize. We request your address information by emailing you either to the email address you provided on the entry form or, if you are participating in a Facebook/Instagram competition, to your Facebook/Instagram profile. You are under no obligation to provide us with your address information. However, if you do not provide us with your address information, we may not be able to deliver the prize to you.

Your personal data will be processed by us for the purpose of conducting the competition on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO. In the case of sweepstakes which we conduct together with cooperation partners, your data will be forwarded to the cooperation partner who is responsible for redeeming the prize. You will be informed of this cooperation partner as part of your address enquiry. Our cooperation partner(s) will be named in the respective competition. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties or used for advertising purposes (e.g. to send newsletters) if this is necessary to run the competition or if you have given your express consent beforehand.

If you have been identified as a winner of a competition and you have given us your consent, we will post your first and last name in connection with the prize on our website and/or Facebook page/Instagram page.

With your consent, our cooperation partners may contact you directly by email or postal mail with promotional offers.

The processing of your data, for which you have given us your consent, takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Your personal data will be deleted automatically after the lottery has ended, unless you have given us permission to process your data beyond the purpose of the lottery, or if legal regulations prevent the deletion.

You can revoke your consent given to us within the scope of your participation in a competition at any time with effect for the future by notifying us of your revocation in writing or by contacting us by e-mail at info@mps-music.com or by contacting our corresponding cooperation partner. After revocation of your consent, your personal data, to which your revocation refers, will be deleted immediately, unless there are legal provisions to the contrary.

If you subscribe to a newsletter from one of our cooperation partners as part of the raffle, the data protection provisions specified by this partner apply.

 

14. Your rights

a) Information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data transferability, revocation, complaints

You have the right:

  • to receive, pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, information on your personal data processed by us. You can, in particular, receive information on the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification, erasure, restriction of processing of personal data or the right to lodge a complaint, where the personal data are not collected from us, any available information as to their source, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the corresponding details, if applicable;
  • to obtain, pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • to obtain, pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, the erasure of your personal data stored by us, provided processing is not required in order to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • to obtain, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, restriction of processing, where you contest the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful, you oppose the erasure of the personal data and we no longer need the personal data, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR or you have exercised your right to object;
  • to receive, pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, the personal data concerning you, which you provided, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to demand transmission of those data to another controller;
  • to withdraw your consent at any time pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR by making a corresponding statement to us. This means that we are not permitted to continue to process the data to which this consent applied in future; and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. You can generally lodge such complaint with the supervisory authority in the place of your habitual residence, place of work or our branch.

b) Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of justified interests pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, on grounds relating to your particular situation or the objection relates to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which will be implemented by us without you having to specify grounds.

If you wish to make use of your right to object, an e-mail to the following address will suffice:

datenschutz@edel.com.

 

15. Data security

We use the popular SSL (secure sockets layer) technology in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser when you access our website. This is generally 256‑bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v2 technology instead. You can identify whether or not an individual page on our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key/padlock symbol in the lower status bar on your browser.

Online applications are transferred in encrypted form according to the latest technological standards.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continually improved in line with technological developments.

 

16. Validity and amendments to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is up to date and is the valid version dated 4 March 2019.

We may be required to update this Privacy Notice as a result of developments to our website and services or due to amendments made to statutory or official requirements. The valid version of the Privacy Notice is available for inspection and printout at all times on our website at https://www.edel.com/en/datenschutz-2/.