Collection of personal data
You are not required to register to use SoundCloud Labs, and do not need to provide us with your name, email address or any other information that could identify you personally in the offline world. However, when you use the Website, our servers (which are hosted by a third party service provider) will automatically collect the following information: your IP address (which may be used to indicate your general location), your browser type and version, the pages that you view on SoundCloud Labs, and the website you visited immediately prior to visiting SoundCloud Labs (for example, if you came to SoundCloud Labs via Google or another search engine).
Use of personal data
We use the personal data we collect for internal purposes only - for example, to help us understand how the Website is being used, to improve the Website and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. We also use Google Analytics to help us collect and analyse this personal data - this is discussed further below.
We never sell or rent your personal data, and do not link browsing information or personal data from our server logs to any other personal data that you might submit to us, for example as a registered user of the SoundCloud platform.
Disclosure of personal data
SoundCloud does not sell or rent your data to any third parties. SoundCloud may disclose your personal data to contractors and service providers only if and in so far as this is necessary for technical administration and maintenance of the Services, and in accordance with applicable law. We may also disclose your personal data to third parties if you explicitly consent to it, or if we are required to do so by applicable law.
SoundCloud Labs uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyse how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your truncated IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
If you would like to stop your data being sent to Google for analytics purposes, you can install the Google Analytics Browser Add-On, details of which are available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Most browsers have cookies turned on as a default, but you can always disable cookies or only allow non-persistent session cookies via your browser preferences. For more information about cookies, including instructions for disabling cookies in most common web browsers, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
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Effective Date: 4 May 2011 — Last Update: 4 May 2011