Privacy Policy

1. General

This Privacy Policy sets out how MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM uses and protects information that you give MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM when using this website. As a corporation established under private law, we are subject to the regulations of the Federal German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Germany Telemedia Act (TMG). We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website you can be assured that it will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page. Therefore we recommend that you check this page on a regular basis to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes.

You can access, print, download, and/or save this Privacy Policy at any time through the Privacy Policy link on the MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM website.


2. What we collect

We may collect various information when you register on MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM. The information you provide to us via online registration is used to provide you with access via your chosen user name and password to the website, to set up a personal profile, to sign up to receive information, e.g. newsletters, etc., and to enable Users to post messages and otherwise communicate and interact with other Users. In this respect we may collect the following personal information:

• name;
• contact information, incl. email address;
• date of birth;
• specific demographic information, e.g. postcode, preferences and interests;
• other information relevant for transactions, customer surveys and/or offers;
• in case of Premium Accounts or in case of any financial transaction through MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM we may also collect payment information and such other information in connection therewith, as may be requested by us from time to time.

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a useful and customised service according to your interests. You decide which personal information you provide to us. We do not knowingly collect other personal information of Users that has not been previously submitted and disclosed by Users at their free choice.

3. What we do with the information we gather

We require the above information to understand your needs and provide you with our services. Therefore you agree that we may use your information provided in particular for the following reasons:

• internal record keeping;
• improvement of our products and services, and provision of services and customer support;
• promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we may periodically send you and you may find interesting;
• prevention of potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforcement of our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy;
• investigation of fraud and infringements of our Terms and Conditions;
• comparison of information for accuracy, and verification with third parties;
• market research purposes, or notifications about service updates and promotional offers.

We will not sell, lease, or otherwise distribute your personal information without permission or unless we are required by law to do so. We reserve the right to disclose personal information if required by law, or if we reasonably believe disclosure is necessary to establish or exercise legal rights, or in situations involving potential threats to physical safety. We may also use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if permitted by you. We may save and use such personally-identifiable data for internal promotion or marketing activities, for providing more relevant promotion, or for otherwise optimising MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM. This information may be forwarded to third parties in non-personally-identifiably form only. We do not provide your personal identifying information to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

In general, non-personally-identifiable information will be saved in protocols. Such non-personally-identifiable data is used to manage and improve the website services, and to provide more relevant services and advertisements to Users, and may be forwarded to third parties for these purposes. Personal information can only be collected if submitted by Users of the website at their free choice. The User acknowledges and agrees that we may use non-personally-identifiable data for purposes of marketing or advertising, etc.

We have implemented a variety of measures to protect against unauthorised access to and unlawful interception or processing of personally-identifiable information that we store and control. However, no website or platform can completely prevent or eliminate security risks. Therefore please be aware that we cannot warrant that third parties may not be able to circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions, communications or other interactions.

4. Controlling your personal information

MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM enables Users to share (personal) information, digital files and other Content in order to communicate, network, trade, or otherwise interact with each other. You may choose to disclose information about yourself in the course of contributing Content to MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM (e.g. on message boards, profiles for public view, etc.). Information so disclosed is public information and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality there.

You should be aware that any personally identifiable information submitted in the course of such public activities may be read, collected, or used by other Users and visitors of the website, and you should be aware that it may be viewed, collected, copied and/or used by others without your consent (e.g. to send unsolicited messages, etc.). We therefore encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of respective other Users before disclosing any data and Content to them. We are neither responsible for such public information nor for Content submitted by you or third parties. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further guidelines about posting Content on MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information as follows:

• whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, please look for the box that enables you to indicate that you do not want information to be used for direct marketing purposes;
• if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your settings at any time by sending a notification to

Every User is fully responsible for his/her online-behaviour and accepts and acknowledges that usernames, IP-addresses, Content, and all online-activities may be saved and stored for safety and security, or statistical purposes as limited under this Privacy Policy and the applicable laws. We may retain certain data contributed by Users if necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, e.g. analysis of non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery, etc., or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy that the User has previously agreed to. You may request access to all personal information stored and processed by us in accordance with the applicable law.

You may withdraw your consent to this Privacy Policy for the future or request correction, update or deletion of such personal data. Upon your request, we will remove personal information in accordance with applicable laws as soon as reasonably possible. We shall, however, have the right to retain personal information in order to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms and Conditions, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

To the extent possible and permitted by law, you are advised to store all Content you may require for personal purposes by yourself. MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM is under no circumstances liable for any loss of Content or other data or information posted by Users on the website.

5. Use of cookies

Cookies are small files which ask permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, such file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and can tailor its operations to your needs and likes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. However, we only use this information for statistical analysis purposes after which the particular data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website and services.

6. Links to other websites / third parties

MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM may contain links to other websites. When using these links you should note that we do not have any control over such other websites and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are neither governed by the Terms and Conditions nor this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and look carefully at the terms and conditions and the respective privacy statements applicable to the website in question.

Also, if you disclose information to third parties different rules may apply to their use of information disclosed to them. As we do not control any privacy policy of third parties, we encourage you to very carefully check their privacy policies before disclosing any personal information to others.

7. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your 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 for website operators 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. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

8. PayPal

MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM operates with PayPal online account systems that store and safeguards bank, credit or debit card details, and which allows Users to pay or get paid without sharing financial information. For more information about PayPal, its services, terms of use and privacy policy please visit

Prohibited Activities

You may not use the PayPal service for activities that:

  1. violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation

  2. relate to sales of (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (e) items that are considered obscene, (f) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (g) certain sexually oriented materials or services, or (h) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (i) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law

  3. relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other “get rich quick” schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of real property, annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f), are associated with the following Money Service Business activities: the sale of traveler’s checks or money orders, currency exchanges or check cashing,or (g) provide certain credit repair or debt settlement services

  4. involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent
  5. violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices
  6. involve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes unless the operator has obtained prior approval from PayPal and the operator and customers are located exclusively in jurisdictions where such activities are permitted by law.

10. Final provisions

MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM is hosted in the European Union. If you are located outside the European Union, you expressly agree that your data will be transferred to the European Union for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy as a result of you using MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM.

We reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy. Hence Users shall check regularly the MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM website in order to be aware of the changes. A User is bound by the changes to the policy when he uses the site after those changes have been posted. If the changes result in materially less protection for Users with regard to their personal information than provided in this policy, we will make reasonable efforts to obtain the Users’ consent to the changes. By continued use of MUSIC.INSTANTLICENSING.COM the respective Users agree to be bound by such changes.

This Privacy Policy is effective from 18 March 2011.

If you have any questions about the Terms and Conditions or this Privacy Policy please contact us at:

Instant Music Licensing GmbH
Burgsteige 2
73728 Esslingen
Deutschland / Germany