SoundCloud Labs Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by SoundCloud Ltd (“SoundCloud”, “we”, “us”, “our”) in relation to your use of the website (hereinafter, “SoundCloud Labs” or the “Website”).

When we use the term “personal data” in this Privacy Policy, we mean information that would allow someone to identify you, such as your name, address, location, email address or other unique identifier.

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.

Google Analytics

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.

For more information about Google Analytics, including Google’s privacy policy, please visit

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


Like most websites, we use cookies on the Website to help us improve the efficiency and quality of SoundCloud Labs. We use non-persistent session cookies to register your visit and to track the pages that you view. Non-persistent session cookies are deleted from your computer when you go offline.

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

SoundCloud and SoundCloud Labs Apps

This Privacy Policy only covers personal data collected via SoundCloud Labs. If you register a user account with SoundCloud (via or use any of the apps featured in SoundCloud Labs, it is likely that you will be required to provide additional personal data. Collection and processing of that personal data will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site or app, and not by this Privacy Policy.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date below. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will always be available here on our homepage so that our visitors are always aware of what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to third parties.


If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, want to suggest changes to this Privacy Policy or want to know, what personal data we store about you, please contact us by email at

Don’t want to give us your information?

If you decide that you do not want SoundCloud to collect or use your personal data in the manner described in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website. You can also send us a notice that you wish to withdraw any previous consent at any time by emailing us at

Effective Date: 4 May 2011 — Last Update: 4 May 2011

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