SUBMISSION PERIOD: 19.2. - 9.3.2018

Data Protection

The Bundesverband Musikindustrie (German Music Industry Association, BVMI) takes the safeguarding of personal data very seriously, observing the legal requirements for data protection as a matter of course. We set out below how and on what scale we ensure the security of our users’ personal data. What do we mean by personal data? We define personal data (information relating to an individual person or persons) as details of your identity such as your name, e-mail address or postal address.

The Principle

All data sent to us by you will be treated as confidential. All use of personal data is made with your knowledge and subject to your consent. That means that we do not make your details available to others for their use unless you have expressly agreed to this or we are legally obliged to reveal the data, as for example in the case of a court order.

The acquisition of data

In B2B offers, prize competitions, surveys, mailing lists or chat rooms, we may ask users for such details as their name, e-mail, postal address or age. Users are not actually obliged to give this information. However, it may be the case that by withholding particular details, users are excluded from certain online services offered by BVMI. For example, an e-mail service cannot be delivered without the e-mail address, a postal communication (a prize) requires a postal address.

How we handle your data

If you have given your agreement to the proposed actions, we will use the personal data we have obtained in order to enable your participation in the activities you have selected. In the process we collect, store and process the relevant data. Every e-mail sent to you in accordance with your agreement will include the opportunity to stop receiving these mails in future. If this is desired and requested, we will remove the address from our mailing list. And in any case, we will delete the address whenever you call upon us to do so.

If the data collection has been carried out in connection with the provision of particular services and is associated with entering into a contract (especially B2B relationships), the contracting party’s data will be stored by BVMI for the duration of the contractual relationship and thereafter, as is customary between the parties to a contract. Data may be passed to third parties to the extent required by the contract and its performance.

Onward transmission of data

If you have agreed that we may pass your details to our business partners, in order to obtain information, product offers etc. from them, we will forward your personal data to them. The only additional exception to the forwarding of your personal data applies in the event that you have consented to the use of such personal data for market research purposes. If you agree to the use of your personal data for purposes of market research, BVMI may forward the data to a company selected to carry out the market research. In these circumstances, the company is required by BVMI to use the data exclusively for the research assignment, not pass it to third parties and to return or delete it after it has been used for the intended purpose.

Request to delete data

As outlined above you will find, in every e-mail we send you, the option to cancel services (to “unsubscribe”). You can also send an e-mail to us at asking us to erase your personal data. We will do our best to respond to your request as quickly as practicable.

Non-personal data

As is the case on most websites, BVMI supplements the personal data (detailed above) with general, non-specific information on the visitors to its internet pages, such as the last page visited or the user’s browser version. This information will be used exclusively for statistical purposes and to improve BVMI’s internet presence and the services we offer. Links to individual users cannot be established by means of such data.


Cookies are small files temporarily stored on your hard disk. They are used for the sole purpose of gathering information about the use of the BVMI website. With the aid of cookies, your computer will automatically be identified the next time you access the BVMI page. Cookies include no personal data, ensuring that your privacy is respected and your personal sphere is not invaded. Depending on the setting you have chosen, your internet browser will automatically accept cookies. However, you can change your browser settings at any time so as to use the BVMI website without cookies.

Security of your data

We make our best efforts to ensure the security of your personal details in accordance with current data protection legislation, but no electronic communication can be rendered wholly secure. We would therefore advise you that despite our high standards, any information that you have freely provided over the internet may be used by others. Accordingly, BVMI can accept no liability or responsibility for the release of information caused by errors in data transmission and/or unauthorized access by third parties.

No liability for the content of internet pages and online services of third parties

We work with a number of partners who in their turn run internet sites and offer services that can be accessed from our own sites. As a rule, these partners have their own data protection policies and/or guidelines. We will not be held liable for the content displayed on internet sites and in the online services offered by these partners, nor will we be answerable for the accuracy of the data protection notices or guidelines posted on those sites and offered as part of those services.

This website may include links from or to other websites. Please note that we can accept no responsibility for the handling of personal data on other websites. This data protection notice is applicable only to the personal data stored on this website. We invite you to read the data protection information on other websites, which you can reach directly or via our website.


BVMI urges all parents and guardians to instruct their children in safe and responsible behaviour with personal data on the internet. Unless they have the consent of their parents or a competent adult, children should not post their personal details on the BVMI website. BVMI wishes to assure users that it will not knowingly collect children’s personal data, use it in any way or improperly reveal it to third parties.

Access to information

If you have questions about the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer.

Fax: +49 (30) 59 00 38-38

Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V.
Reinhardtstr. 29
10117 Berlin

Upon request, you will receive written notification, complying with current legislation, of whether BVMI holds personal data about you via its website and if so, what information is being kept.

Changes to this data protection notice

BVMI reserves the right to alter this data protection notice at any time in conformity with the applicable data protection regulations.

Statistical provisions

This website uses technology supplied by etracker GmbH ( to collect and store data for the purposes of marketing and optimization. These data can be processed to prepare anonymized user profiles held under a pseudonym. Cookies can be employed in this connection. Cookies are small data files that are stored locally in the short-term data bank of the internet browser used by the visitor to the page. Cookies allow the web browser to identify the page at its next visit. The data collected with etracker technology will not be used, without the specifically requested consent of the person concerned, to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be linked with personally relevant data about the carrier of the pseudonym. Data collection and storage can be revoked at any time and this revocation will remain in force till further notice.

Data protection notice for the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like button)

Our pages feature integrated plug-ins to the social media network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These Facebook plug-ins are recognizable from the Facebook f logo or the “Like” button on our page. You will find an overview of Facebook plug-ins at this URL: Whenever you visit our pages, the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will then be given the information that you have accessed our page with your IP address.

If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content on our pages to your Facebook profile. That allows Facebook to relate your visit to our pages to your user account. We wish to make it clear that we as providers of these pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by Facebook. You will find further information about it in the data protection notice posted at by Facebook. If you do not wish Facebook to identify your visit to our pages with your account as a Facebook user, please log out of your Facebook account.

Source: Disclaimer by, Nachrichten Rheine, Rechtsanwalt Verkehrsrecht Bremen

Data protection notice for the use of Twitter

Our pages include functions of the Twitter social media platform. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By signing in to Twitter and using the “Retweet” function, you will link the websites you visit with your Twitter account and advertise them to other users. This will also pass data to Twitter.

We wish to make it clear that we as providers of these pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by Twitter. You will find further information about it in the data protection notice posted by Twitter at

You can modify your data protection settings with Twitter by going to the account settings page at

Data protection notice for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files held on your computer, for analysis of how the website has been consulted by you. The information collected by the cookie about your visit to the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In the event of an activation of IP anonymization on this web page, your IP address may be previously abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states signatory to the European Economic Area treaty. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a server operated by Google in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile website activity reports and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the internet for the benefit of the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser during the operation of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google.

You can prevent the installation of cookies on your computer by setting your browser software to deny cookies; we must advise you, however, that if you do, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

You can furthermore prevent the submission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in accessible from the following URL:

Source: Disclaimer by, Nachrichten Rheine, Rechtsanwalt Verkehrsrecht Bremen