Privacy Policy

Avosound respects the privacy of website users and online shop customers. These data protection regulations govern the handling of personal data and disclose what user data Avosound collects and how Avosound uses it. Avosound operates within the legal framework provided by the data protection act and uses personal data exclusively for the intended use during transaction. These data protection regulations may be updated, amended and changed over time. Every time you visit or re-load our website, the most current version of the data protection act applies.

If you have any questions concerning the data protection act or the use of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • by email: info@avosound.com
  • by phone or post
  • Avosound, Schlosshofstrasse 54, CH-8400 Winterthur

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1.1 Use of sound material

All sound material on this website is copyright protected. Avosound is the owner unless stated otherwise. Avosound is the representative rights owner for all other labels. In order to use the audio material, you need to purchase a license. You will receive a license when you buy a sound file. The purchase, however, does not guarantee you the right to the individual sound, but only to its use according to the license agreement.

No matter whether a sound file is presented in its original quality or in lower resolution, its use without a license is illegal and will be prosecuted by law. Moreover, it is unfair towards the label to use sounds illegally.

1.2 Use of demo material

Demo material on the Avosound website is cleared for use based on the license agreement for end users and may be used in productions without further notification. The rights to the sounds, however, remain with the respective label.

Any other use is not allowed without prior written consent from Avosound.

1.3 Use of data-reduced sound material

The terms of use of an audio file are independent of its resolution. An audio file in a data-reduced sound format is covered by the same rights and terms as sound material in its original resolution.

In a nutshell: all downloadable sound material on the Avosound website (including files from SFX products) requires a license for use.

1.4 Visual material

All visual material is copyright Avosound. Rights to any visual material from actual produced content are held by the respective labels.

1.5 Use of visual material

Any visual material of products may be used, but not changed in any way without further notification. Visual material used as backgrounds or in tutorials is copyright Avosound and Deep Ocean Blue (artist).

No images may be used for commercial purposes without prior consent from Avosound.

1.6 Texts

Descriptions of products are the property of the individual sound FX labels or Avosound. All texts in the tutorials are written by Avosound. These may be used in part for private purposes.

No text may be used for commercial purposes in its entirety without prior consent from Avosound.

1.7 Source Codes

All source texts on the Avosound website are copyright Avosound. No source texts may be used for commercial purposes without prior consent from Avosound.

2. How we use personal data

What kind of information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information

  • information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website. This includes your IP address, browser type and version, geographical location, operating system information, information about your device, type, operating system and visited websites
  • Information regarding a purchase transaction between them and us. This includes your name, email address, post address so that we can physically ship existing products or digital downloads.
  • Information you provide us with the registration of an Avosound user account
  • Information that you provide us by subscribing to our newsletters
  • All other information you send us

3. Using your personal information

Your personal information stored on this website can be used for the following purposes:

  • Activation of services and offers of this website, such as access to free downloads, billing documents, license documents
  • Sending orders that you have made through these websites, either by post or digitally by download
  • To process orders your data may be shared with third parties. These may be payment services, delivery couriers, providers of digital transfers or the legitimate originator of licensed issuing products.
  • Sending activation codes to your Avosound account when registering or subscribing to the Avosound newsletter
  • Sending information when we need to contact you regarding orders or if you have any questions.
  • Create your personal license and invoice documents
  • Send the Avosound newsletter, if you have activated it, to send you new and interesting Avosound marketing news and carefully selected information from Avosounds partners, where we think you may be of interest in. You can unsubscribe the Avosound newsletter at any time.
  • Provide third party access (Google Analytics) regarding statistical information of the use of this website. More about Google Analythics can be found later in this document.

4. Use of your payment information

In order to process payments, information must be shared with the payment service provider so that transactions can be done, as well as for complaints, repayments and troubleshooting.

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, Paypal. Avosound stores only details of the payment services regarding the respective transactions. Payment information such as credit card numbers or other related data will be processed solely through the payment services. You can review Paypals privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

5. Security of your personal information

Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

We take all reasonable technical and organizational actions to ensure the safety of your personal information.

All Avosound data is stored on a high security server of a well-known and trusted web host.

All electronic financial transaction data associated with transactions you make on or in relation to our website will be encrypted using SSL technology.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except, when you log in to the website).

6. Your rights

You have the right to request information about your data. You have the right to request access or removal of your personal information. Please send your request to: info@avosound.com

Avosound reserves the right to verify your identity and to retain information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

9. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies (i.e. text files saved on your computer) in order to analyse your use of the website. The information gathered through the cookies (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is saved.

Google will use this information to analyse your use of this website and send out reports about the website activities for the owner of the website; it will also provide further services connected to website and internet use. In some cases, Google will also pass on this information to third parties; this is generally the case when Google is legally required to do so or if a third party company is analysis the data for Google.

Google has agreed not to connect your IP address with other data gathered by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making changes in your browser settings; we must point out, however, that you might not be able to use all the functions of this website if you block cookies. By using this website you agree to the analysis of the data gathered about you by Google in the above mentioned fashion and for the above mentioned reasons.

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10. The use of Cookies

This website uses cookies. You consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies consist of small files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either 'persistent' cookies or 'session' cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

10.1 Cookies on this website

On this website, we use both session cookies and persistent cookies.

10.2 How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
  • to track you as you navigate on our website
  • to improve the website's usability
  • and to enable the use of the some of the features on our website (such as our shopping cart, commenting system)

10.3 Third party cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

10.4 Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Please check on the browser website where you can find the settings to block cookies.

Blocking cookies can have a negative impact on the use of our site, so certain features of this site will not be available.

10.5 Deleting cookies

You can delete cookies stored at your computer at any time. Please check your browsers website how to delete cookies.