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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read carefully: last Update 07.09.2015

1.Usage of this website

  • Use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions set forth below (“Terms and Conditions”). For legal reasons, if you are less than 16 years old, you must ask your legal guardian to read the following paragraphs with you and permit you to use this website. Accordingly, you confirm that you are either 18 years or older, or possess your legal guardian´s consent to use this website in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

2. Services Provided through the Global Rockstar Website (the "Services")

  • 2.1 http://www.globalrockstar.com is a multimedia platform that enables users to upload, publish and hyperlink original songs & music videos that are not subject to third party rights, and to share such content and engage with other users (the “Community”). Among other things, the website allows users to upload and publish digital content, hyperlink content from other sources, such as YouTube, search and rate the content published by other users, and to participate in votings and contests, where users may win prizes. In addition, http://www.globalrockstar.com provides a platform through which users (“Supporters”) can support other users (“Artists”) by payments made as described on this website.
  • 2.2 We reserve the right to change the scope of the services provided through this website and to discontinue such services at any time and from time to time in our sole discretion and without prior announcement.
  • 2.3 We strongly respect the intellectual property of third parties and our users’ privacy, and we expect our users to do the same. Therefore, you must not upload, publish or hyperlink any content (a) that is subject to third party rights, (b) that could reasonably be considered disrespectful or harassing to any user, or (c) that is offensive or inappropriate in other ways, as determined by us in our sole discretion. Any violation of these principles will be punished and may be reported to the competent authorities.
  • 2.4 All content uploaded, published or hyperlinked by users will be screened by us prior to its publication and will only be released if such content on its face appears to comply with these Terms and Conditions and the Rules of Participation. If we have any doubts in this regard or if we are notified by a third party claiming to have rights in the content, we may withhold our approval and, if the relevant content has already been published, remove it from the website and exclude it from participation in any contests. Nonetheless, as between us and any user who uploaded certain material on this website, any liability for infringements of third party rights by such material rests at all times solely with such user.
  • 2.5 All content made available through the website is provided to you as is. You may access such content for your own personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality to the website and as permitted under these Terms and Conditions. You must not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any content for such purposes in violations of the Terms and Conditions.
  • 2.6 The website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by us, such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, iTunes, PayPal, Google Play and others’. We assume no responsibility for the content of any such third party site.

3. Registration

  • 3.1 In order to use all functions of this website, you must first register to become a member and accept these Terms and Conditions. Membership is free. You must be at least 16 years old to register as a user. If you are younger than 18 years, you have to name your legal guardian in the course of registration.
  • 3.2 As a user, you are obliged to fill out all fields of the application form honestly and, to your best knowledge, accurately. Registration can be completed successfully only if you have filled out all mandatory fields of the application form. Your registration will be completed after the verification of your account by following a link, which you will receive via email. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify us immediately of any breach of security regarding your account, and of any unauthorized access to your account.

4. Use of Service

  • We hereby grant you permission to access and use the website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, provided that:
  • You agree not to alter or modify any part of the website.
  • You agree not to access content available on this website through any technology or means other than the functionality made available on the website itself.
  • You agree not to use the website for any of the following commercial uses, unless you obtain our prior written approval:
  • the sale of access to the website; the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed within any uploaded, published or hyperlinked content; and the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions on any page of an ad-enabled blog or website containing content delivered via the website, unless other material not obtained from us appears on the same page and is of sufficient value to be the basis for such sale.
  • You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the website or the content provided via the website.
  • You agree not to use any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers”, to access the website in a manner that makes more requests to our servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the website, nor to use the communication systems provided via the website (e.g., comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit any users of the website with respect to their content for commercial purposes.
  • In using the website, you will comply with all applicable laws and the Terms and Conditions, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Global Rockstar GmbH, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the website.

5. Artists: Right and Obligations

  • Intellectual Property:
  • By uploading, publishing, hyperlinking or otherwise making available any content (the “Content”) on the website, or by entering such Content into a Contest (as defined below),
  • you represent and warrant that,
  • such Content does not violate any local, national, or international laws or regulations,
  • you own such Content or, to the extent you do not own such Content, you have secured all necessary rights from any relevant third parties with respect to such Content, including, where applicable, the right to enter such Content into a Contest and dispose of it in any way contemplated by these Terms and Conditions; and grant us the Rights (as defined below) with respect to any Content (such grant of the Rights, the “License”).
  • The “Rights” means the following irrevocable, worldwide, exclusive, sublicensable and transferable rights:
  • The right to host and publish such Content on this website, and to stream such Content online, including without limitation via online radio, smart TV or similar channels.
  • The right to reproduce, distribute and prepare derivative works of such Content, including audio extracts from videos uploaded by the Artist, for any purposes, including, without limitation, the promotion of such Content in any media channel in whatever format.
  • The right to broadcast such Content in TV advertisements of Global Rockstar, including without limitation via public and private television broadcasters.
  • The right to stream advertisements before, during and after showing such Content.
  • The right to display advertisements on the same page as any such Content.
  • The right to allow users to use such Content in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • The right to grant users the right to download your Content for personal use, subject to the express declaration by the Artist that the respective Content shall be made available for Supporters to download.
  • The Rights will terminate 24 months after you remove the relevant Content from the website and notify us thereof; provided, however, that even after we receive such notification,
  • we will not be responsible for any Content that is no longer within our control, unless, in making such Content available to third parties, we exceed the scope of the Rights; and
  • we may retain any Content for record keeping-purposes.
  • Crowdsupport, Vote Purchases and Vote Goodies
  • With a view to Crowdsupport and Vote Goodies, each as defined below, you enter into the following transactions with Supporters, each on your behalf and for your account:
  • your commitment to execute a certain action to be defined by you, such as, for example, naming a Supporter on your social platform (each a “Fan Action”); and
  • your commitment to deliver to a Supporter a certain physical good to be defined by you, such as, for example, merchandise or CDs (each a “Fan Goodie”) in case of Vote Goodies, as consideration ancillary to the sale of votes, in exchange for cash consideration. You expressly commit, for the benefit of each Supporter and ourselves, to honor any obligations created in this way (the “Obligations")
  • With a view to Crowdsupport and Vote Goodies Global Rockstar GmbH brokers the sales of all products and services sold by the artists (e.g., digital goodies such as mp3s; physical goodies such as signed CDs, and services such as meet & greets) and receives a commission fee for all sales of products and services. The artists are the sellers of such products and services, determine the terms of the provision of such services, authorize or approve the provision of such services and deliver the goods and services themselves. Global Rockstar notifies the Artist if services or goods have not been delivered. Global Rockstar generates invoices on behalf of the Artist in his name and by sending these invoices to the buyers. In no way Global Rockstar GmbH shall be responsible for the correct issue of such invoices since it is not possible for Global Rockstar GmbH to obtain binding tax informations of all users. The artists are obliged to declare and pay all respective taxes (in particular VAT for the delivery of the service).
  • Publishing Contracts: Each Artist who participates in a Contest and who is ranked either
  • as a national winner in the annual Global Rockstar contest, or
  • among the 10 highest-ranked artists in the Global Finals, expressly commits to signing an exclusive publishing contract with us for a minimum term of three years. In the event that an artist shall have already signed a publishing contract with a third party, the artist commits to using his or her best efforts to ensure that we be granted the right to sub-publishing.
  • No Artist shall enter into a publishing contract with a third party during the two calendar months preceding the annual Global Finals.
  • Sufficient Consideration: You agree that the compensation you may receive pursuant to these Terms and Conditions in connection with
  • Song Downloads,
  • Crowdsupport,
  • Vote Goodies, or
  • the sale of votes, each as defined below, is sufficient consideration for such grant and no further consideration of any kind is owed by us to you.

6. Supporters: Right and Obligations

  • with a view to any Transactions (as defined below), each Supporter expressly agrees that we shall not be liable in any way for an Artist’s failure to perform its Obligations. Our own responsibility shall at all times be limited to using reasonable efforts to cause Artists to perform their Obligations. In no way shall we be responsible for the execution of any actions on behalf of the Artists or delivery of goods by them.

7. Song Downloads, Crowdsupport, Vote Goodies, Fan Actions and Fan Goodies

  • A. Types of Transactions between Artists and Supporters
  • Each Artist can monetize its contributions to our website in three ways (the “Transactions”); provided that, with respect to the category “Vote Goodies”, the following deliverables by the Artist shall always be considered ancillary to the Supporter’s obtaining the right to cast a vote in favor of the Artist:
  • “Song Downloads”: Monetization by permitting the grant of sub-licenses by the Artist to Supporters to download and personally use such Artist’s Content, in exchange for cash consideration in connection with Global Rockstar Contests (each a “Contest”).
  • Artists shall receive 85% of any net revenues generated from Song Downloads (net revenues = cash inflow from user less any applicable third party payment fees and less all applicable taxes).
  • Global Rockstar GmbH shall receive a commission fee of 15% of any net revenues generated from Song Downloads.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, the Artists acknowledge that Global Rockstar GmbH only performs brokerage services. Any payments made by fans in the context of Song Downloads may be subject to value added tax, which is to be declared and paid by the Artist. For the avoidance of doubt, Global Rockstar GmbH is not obliged to remit any such tax by these terms.
  • “Crowdsupport”: Monetization by committing to perform Fan Actions or to deliver Fan Goodies, each defined in the Artist’s free discretion and in exchange for cash consideration.
  • Crowdsupport will usually be tied to a specific project or fundraising effort by the Artist. Contrary to traditional crowdfunding, however, funds are raised by way of selling Fan Actions & Fan Goodies for cash consideration, payable regardless of the Artist’s executing the respective project or attaining the overall fundraising goal.
  • The artist’s percentage of any revenues generated from Crowdsupport shall be determined by the amount of collected Credits (see F.), as follows:
  • 0-1000 Credits: 80%; and
  • 1001-2500 Credits: 90%,
  • provided that, if the artist is resident outside Austria and the amount paid is subject to any taxes on the Artist’s side, the amount paid shall be deemed to include the amount of such taxes. For the avoidance of doubt, the Artists acknowledge that Global Rockstar GmbH only performs brokerage services. Any payments made by fans in the context of Crowdsupport are not subject to value added tax and Global Rockstar GmbH does not remit any such tax.
  • Global Rockstar GmbH will retain
  • 20% of any revenues in the price range of 0 – 1000 Credits, which shall cover payment fees of approx. 5% and a brokerage fee of approx. 15%, inclusive of value added tax if applicable; and
  • 10% of any revenues in the price range of 1001 – 2500 Credits, which shall cover payment fees of approx. 5% and a brokerage fee of approx. 5%, inclusive of value added tax if applicable;
  • or
  • “Vote Goodies”: Monetization by committing to perform Fan Actions or to deliver Fan Goodies (each a “Vote Goodie”), each in exchange for a Supporter’s purchased votes.
  • Artists shall receive 50% of any net revenues (net revenues = cash inflow from user less any applicable third party payment fees and less all applicable taxes) generated from digital Vote Goodies. (Single mp3 downloads, mp3 EP downloads, mp3 Album downloads)
  • Global Rockstar GmbH shall receive a commission fee of 50% of any net revenues generated from digital Vote Goodies.
  • Artists shall receive 80% of any net revenues (net revenues = cash inflow from user less any applicable third party payment fees and less all applicable taxes) generated from physical Vote Goodies or Fan Actions in the price range of 0-1000 Credits.
  • Global Rockstar GmbH shall receive a commission fee of 20% of any net revenues generated from physical Vote Goodies or Fan Actions in the price range of 0-1000 Credits.
  • Artists shall receive 90% of any net revenues (net revenues = cash inflow from user less any applicable third party payment fees and less all applicable taxes) generated from physical Vote Goodies or Fan Actions in the price range of 1001-2500 Credits.
  • Global Rockstar GmbH shall receive a commission fee of 10% of any net revenues generated from physical Vote Goodies or Fan Actions in the price range of 1001-2500 Credits.
  • For further information on applicable taxes, please see http://taxsummaries.pwc.com/uk/taxsummaries/wwts.nsf/ID/PPAA-85RDKF
  • Correspondingly, Supporters can
  • obtain a license, for personal use only, to an Artist’s Content;
  • cause a Fan Action; or
  • obtain a Fan Goodie,
  • in each case, in exchange for certain cash consideration as set forth below. As explained in more detail below, part of all of a Supporter’s cash consideration may be converted into votes for the Artist.
  • An overview of different transaction types is set forth below:
  • A. Execution of Transactions:
  • Each Transaction shall be carried out in the following way:
  • for purposes of a Song Download of a Supporter, the Artist (seller) grants the Rights for personal use only, to the Artist’s Content (e.g., an uploaded song) in accordance with Section 5, above.
  • for purposes of a Fan Action, the Artist has committed, for the benefit of each Supporter and ourselves, to perform the respective Fan Action in accordance with Section 5, above, and we commit to use reasonable efforts to cause the Artist to perform its corresponding Obligations; and
  • for purposes of Fan Goodies, the Artist has committed, for the benefit of each Supporter and ourselves, to deliver the respective Fan Goodie to the Supporter in accordance with Section 5, above, and we commit to use reasonable efforts to cause the Artist to perform its corresponding Obligations,
  • in each case, in exchange for certain cash consideration as set forth below. In addition, depending on the context of the Transaction, the Supporter shall also obtain the right to vote on the Artist.
  • The consideration for votes, Song Downloads, Fan Actions and Fan Goodies shall be
  • a cash payment to be made by the Supporter to the Artist, for (i) the license, (ii) the Fan Action, (iii) the Fan Goodie and
  • a cash payment to be made by the Supporter to us, for the Transaction brokered by us.
  • B. Obligations of the Artists
  • By engaging in transactions that generate cash payments via the website, each Artist agrees to provide, via our website, to the third party payment provider (Mangopay), any information, such as bank account details, necessary for the payment provider (Mangopay) to enable payments, via our website, from Supporters to the Artist. Failure to do so will prevent the Artist from receiving any payments through this website and Global Rockstar GmbH will retain such payments until the respective Artist has provided all information reasonably necessary for the payment provider (Mangopay) to enable the payments, including for the purposes of anti-money laundering laws.
  • If an Artist fails to provide the required information by 24 months following receipt of Global Rockstar of the respective funds from a Supporter, such Artist’s claim for payment shall expire and Global Rockstar will donate the respective funds, less applicable third party payment fees, to a nonprofit organization of its choosing in the art industry.
  • C. Obligations of the Supporters 
  • Supporters electing to purchase a Song Download, Fan Action or Fan Goodie, or MEGAVOTES, will make their payments through a secure third party payment service described in more detail in the following chapters.
  • If you choose to make, as a Supporter, a payment to an Artist in connection with the purchase of a Song Download, Fan Action, Fan Goodie or MEGAVOTE, you agree that such payment does not entitle you to any rights except as expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Payments made by Supporters hereunder are unconditional and non-refundable, and are independent of the Artists’ performance of its Obligations. In particular, we shall not be required to refund any payments, should an Artist breach its obligations to perform a Fan Action or deliver a Fan Goodie.
  • As a Supporter, you agree that any Fan Actions and Fan Goodies will at all times be non-monetary, and are subject to their issuance not violating any applicable laws.
  • D. Obligations of the Artists and the Supporters
  • Each Artist and each Supporter agrees that
  • there is no recourse to Global Rockstar GmbH for either the Artists or Supporters, in case of breach of either the Supporters’ or Artists’ breach of their respective obligations; and
  • any obligation of Global Rockstar GmbH expressly set forth or implied herein in connection with the flow of funds contemplated hereby is subject at all times to the condition that its performance does not violate applicable law.
  • The Artist takes full responsibility for fulfilling all promises the Artist undertakes in respect of payments made by Supporters, including the arrangement for, and delivery of, any promised Fan Actions or Fan Goodies within an agreed timeframe. The Supporters acknowledge and agree, however, that despite an Artist’s promise or agreement, Supporters shall never have a legal claim of any kind against us due to an Artist’s breach of its Obligations.
  • The Artist shall request any information needed in connection with the performance of Fan Actions or delivery of Fan Goodies directly from the Supporter; provided that we will provide the Artist with the respective Supporter’s email address, which such Supporter disclosed to us in the course of the registration process on this website. The Supporter herewith expressly acknowledges our entitlement to disclose such Supporter´s email address to the Artist. Each Supporter also expressly agrees to such actions by us or by the Artist as is reasonably necessary for the performance of a Fan Action or delivery of a Fan Goodie.
  • E. Consideration
  • Cash payments made by Supporters shall
  • in connection with Contests only, be converted into a number of votes in the Contest (the “MEGAVOTES”), in accordance with the Rules and the following chapters; and
  • additionally, entitle Supporters to Song Downloads, Fan Actions and Fan Goodies in accordance with the prices specified therefor on a case by case-basis and displayed on our website.
  • Global Rockstar will display any funds on user accounts as credits; provided that one credit shall correspond to one Euro. Credits enable users to buy votes or any other products from Artists, displayed on the platform.
  • Website & Mobile Payments
  • All website & mobile payments will be carried out through Mangopay (“Mangopay”) enabling registered users to fund their account with Global Rockstar. By accepting these terms, you also accept the terms and conditions of Mangopay regarding the services provided by it.
  • Fees levied by such provider will be deducted from the payments from Supporters to the Artist.
  • A single MEGAVOTE costs one credit (= EUR 1.00)
  • A single MEGAVOTE equals 10 free social media votes.
  • Supporters may buy a higher number of MEGAVOTES at once, at the price of the correspondent Vote Goodies.
  • Artists shall be free to set the prices for Fan Goodies (Crowdsupport) and Vote Goodies (Contest) themselves; provided such price falls within a certain range prescribed by Global Rockstar GmbH. For example, a signed album may cost between 20 and 30 credits. The maximum amount that a Supporter can pay at once is 2,500 Credits, e.g., for a private concert.
  • Please see the terms of our third party payment service provider for details on the terms and conditions that will apply to such payments.
  • Artists and Supporters acknowledge that both third party payment service fees and any prices or fees may be subject to VAT, or similar taxes, depending on the place of residence of the Artist, the Supporter or us. Each Artist is solely responsible for paying taxes, if applicable, on any payments received through this website.
  • Execution of Payments
  • All payments relating to the Transactions will be executed by use of a third party payment service provider, in accordance with such provider’s terms and conditions. Specifically, each Supporter shall be able to  deposit a prepayment amount on an account  held in trust for such Supporter by a third party payment service provider, which amount can be used for payments made in connection with a Transaction; and
  • each Artist may make withdrawals from such third party payment provider’s trust account after one month of opening this account via our website; provided  that the amount credited for the account of such Artist equals or exceeds EUR 50,-.
  • F. Brandsupport 
  • Artists uploading content on this website automatically participate in the “Brandsupport Program” to offer third party businesses to purchase the right, limited to a term of one calendar year, to
  • display marketing information, to be specified by us, in connection with an Artist’s uploaded content; and
  • use, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based on an Artist’s uploaded content, specifically for marketing purposes of such business.
  • For any net revenues generated by the sale of such licenses, priced at EUR 1,500 - 5,000 as of October 2015, but subject to change at our discretion, Global Rockstar GmbH will receive a commission of 50%.

 8. Participation in the contest

  •  Participation in the Contests is subject to the Rules of Participation, found on this website and the acceptance of the terms and conditions.

 9. Termination 

  •  9.1 You may terminate your account at any time by sending us an email to office@globalrockstar.com
  •  9.2 We terminate your account if you violate any of the Terms and Conditions or the Rules of Participation, or you fail to access the website within a period of 6 months or more.
  •  9.3 In case of termination, we may delete any content previously uploaded, published or hyperlinked by you.

10. Process for Dealing with Allegations of Copyright Infringement 

  • 10.1 If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content available on the website infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification to office@globalrockstar.com. The notification must contain:
  • a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • identification of the copyrighted work or works you believe has or have been infringed;
  • identification of the content you believe constitutes copyright infringement along with information sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • your contact information, including, at a minimum your address, telephone number, and email address; and
  • a statement that certifiying under penalty of perjury that you are, or are acting on behalf, of the copyright owner and that the content in question is not authorized by the copyright owner.
  • 10.2 If you believe that any of your content that has been removed from the website is not infringing a third party’s copyright, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner to upload, publish or hyperlink such content on the website, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to Global Rockstar GmbH: office@globalrockstar.com
  • your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the content that has been removed and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed;
  • a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and your contact information, including, at a minimum your address, telephone number, and email address.
  • 10.3 If we receive an infringement notice, we may send a copy of such notice to the original complaining party. Unless the complaining party files an action seeking a court order against the user, we may, in our sole discretion and after consulting with legal counsel, restore the removed content.

 11. Disclaimer

  • We make no representations or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of this website’s content or the content of any sites linked to this site and disclaim all liability in connection with the Services to the fullest extent permitted by law. Furthermore, we do not assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by third parties through the website or featured on any banner or other advertising. Thus, we will not be party to or will be in any way responsible for monitoring any transactions between you and any third parties that provide products or services.
  •  Even though we screen all content before publishing it, you specifically acknowledge that we shall not be liable for any content available on the website and that the risk of harm and damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
  • In no event shall we be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resluting from any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content,
  • personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the website,
  • any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein,
  • any interruption and all personal information stored therein,
  • any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the website,
  • any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through the website by any third party, and/or
  • any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted or otherwise made available via the website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

12. General

  • You acknowledge and agree that the website is provided from, and that the servers and staff responsible for operating the website are based in, Vienna, Austria and that, accordingly, the operation of the website does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Global Rockstar GmbH, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Austria. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Austria, without giving effect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Global Rockstar GmbH that arises in whole or in part from the website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Vienna, Austria. These Terms and Conditions and any other legal notices published by Global Rockstar GmbH on the website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Global Rockstar GmbH concerning the website. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Global RockstarGmbH´s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
  • PRIVACY POLICY
  • Global Rockstar is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its website visitors; this policy sets out how Global Rockstar will treat your personal information. Our website uses cookies. We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.
  • Term. This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to any data that we’ve collected, or collect, about and/or from you, according to our Terms.
  • Changes to the Private Policy. If there are any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will give you as much prior notice of such changes via email, to the email address you have previously supplied us with, if any, or a notice on the relevant page of our Website, or any other device through which you access our Services and we may invite you to accept the new Private Policy. Any such modification will take effect within thirty days of publication. There are purposes, other than marketing, for which we are not able to treat information of any open account differently from that of any other open account. If you object to changes in our Privacy Policy, we’ll have to terminate your account. Continuing to use the Service after the new policy takes effect means that you agree to the new policy. Note that if we need to adapt our policy to legal requirements, the new policy will become effective immediately or as required.
  • Questions. If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Information you’ve submitted on the Website, please write to us by email to office@globalrockstar.com. You may also contact us by postal mail at: 
  • Global Rockstar GmbH, Loftcity - Objekt 1 - Top 7  Absberggasse 29 AT - 1100 Vienna
  • 1. What information do we collect?
  • We may collect, store and use the following types of information about you (“Personal Information”):
  • Information You Provide to Us
  • When you register to use the Services, to get email notifications and/or newsletter, send us an email, or post on our blog, or when you subscribe to our Services, you’re giving us information we collect. That information may include your name, your artist/band name, date of birth, email address, city, country, phone number, credit card information, your genre you play in, your instrument, profile information and other details like gender, occupation, and other demographic information. By giving us this information, you consent to your information being collected, used, disclosed, and stored by us, only as described in our Terms and in our Privacy Policy.
  • Information from Your Use of the Service
  • We may get information about how and when you use the Services. This information may include your IP address, time, date, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation.
  • Information that you upload
  • The content you upload to the Service, whether from your own device or from a cloud-based hosting service, including any data, text, graphic, audio and audio-visual files, may include personal information. The uploaded content may be accessible to others. Please use caution when uploading content, and avoid any involuntary disclosure of personal information of others without their consent.
  • This information may include the links to your YouTube videos, the link to purchase your music on iTunes, text you provide to us to describe your video content, lyrics of your song as provided by you.
  • 2. Cookies
  • When you register to use www.globalrockstar.com, we may store "cookies".
  • This is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. We may use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies on the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
  • We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; keep track of items in your shopping basket; prevent fraud and increase website security; and other uses. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognize you when you visit; keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website; and other uses.
  • We use Google Analytics to analyze 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.
  • Our advertisers / payment services providers may also send you cookies.
  • We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/ or by using the NAI's (Network Advertising Initiative's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at:
  • http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/ or by using the NAI's (Network Advertising Initiative's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
  • You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by visiting http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
  • Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block All Cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
  • 3. Web Beacons
  • When we send emails to registered www.globalrockstar.com users, we'll sometimes track who opened the emails and who clicked the links. We do that to measure the performance of our email campaigns and to improve the Services for specific segments of Users. To do this, we include single pixel gifs, also called web beacons, in emails we send. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details. We use the data from those Web Beacons to create the reports you see about who has or has not opened emails or clicked links. Reports are also available to us when we send you email, so we may collect and review that information.
  • 4. Use and disclosure of Your Personal Information
  • We may use and disclose your Personal Information only as follows:
  • To improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;
  • To enable your use of the services available on the website;
  • To send you goods purchased or won via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
  • To send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
  • To send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
  • To send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  • To send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties and sponsors which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (and you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  • To provide Users support and obtain feedback;
  • To protect the rights and safety of us and our employees, agents, owners, suppliers or subcontractors, users, third parties, and others;
  • To meet legal requirements, such as complying with court orders and valid subpoenas;
  • To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar proceeding;
  • To provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  • To deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
  • To keep the website secure and prevent fraud;
  • To verify compliance with the Terms governing the use of the website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website private messaging service);
  • To provide you with a translated version of the website according to your geographical location;
  • To provide you with a country specific welcome page including translations of all relevant text according to the current location of your terminal equipment.
  • 5. Security
  • Notice of Breach of Security.
  • If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our system that materially affects you, then www.globalrockstar.com will notify you as soon as possible and subsequently report the corrective action taken in response to the intrusion.
  • Safeguarding Your Information
  • To protect your information, our credit card processing vendor uses the latest 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for secure transactions. In addition, our vendor is certified as compliant with card association security initiatives, like the Visa Cardholder Information Security and Compliance (CISP), MasterCard® (SDP), and Discovery Information Security and Compliance (DISC).
  • All our website financial transactions are handled through a third party payment service providers. We will share information with such providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
  • We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information and will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
  • You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
  • You are responsible for keeping your password and other login details confidential. We will not ask you for your password except when you log in to the website.
  • Account passwords are encrypted, which means we can’t see your passwords. We can’t resend forgotten passwords either. We’ll only reset them.
  • 6. Compliance
  • Safe Harbor Certification
  • www.globalrockstar.com complies with the U.S.–E.U. and U.S.–Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce and covers the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. We certify that we follow the principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.
  • Accuracy of Data, Transparency and Choice
  • We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do that. If your data changes (like a new email address), then you’re responsible for notifying us of those changes.
  • We only store data about you for as long as it’s reasonably required to fulfill the purposes that gave us the right to access it in the first place. Unless it’s prohibited by law, we’ll remove any Personal Information about you from our servers at your request.
  • Austria Data Protection
  • We are notified as a “data controller” in respect of personal data about Austrian clients whom we collect personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Under Austrian law, we are a “data controller” in respect of the personal data about our Austrian Users.
  • Regular reviews
  • We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. If we receive a written complaint, then we’ll respond to the person who made it
  • 7. Protection of the Privacy of Children
  • Due to its international character Global Rockstar reserves the right to limit access to its services for users under the age of 13 (users defined by the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act from 1998 as children). Thus, Global Rockstar is not directed to children under the age of 13, where applicable by US law and does not allow registration by users younger than 13 years of age.
  • This requirement is clearly posted during the registration process on Global Rockstar. Global Rockstar does also not collect any personally identifiable data from children and within its contest does not collect any data, which goes beyond means that are reasonably necessary (as stated in the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act).
  • 8. Public Information and Third Parties
  • Social Media Widgets.
  • Our Website may include social media features, like the Facebook; twitter, Google+ button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
  • google
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Mangopay
  • Our Website include links to other websites, like youtube.com, whose privacy practices may be different from www.globalrockstar.com. If you submit Personal Information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit. Our offerings may include features or functionalities provided by third parties. In the process of providing such functionalities within our Services, your system may automatically send certain technical information to the third party provider. The use of these third-party provided features or functionalities is subject to their own privacy policies. We may use agents and contractors in order to help operate our Services. Their use of information is limited to these purposes.
  • 9. Your rights
  • You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
  • We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
  • You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes, by sending an email to us. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
  • Cookie Use
  • When you register to use www.globalrockstar.com we may store "cookies".
  • This is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. We may use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies on the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
  • We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; keep track of items in your shopping basket; prevent fraud and increase website security; and other uses. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognize you when you visit; keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website; and other uses.
  • We use Google Analytics to analyze 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.
  •  Our advertisers / payment services providers may also send you cookies.
  • We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/ or by using the NAI's (Network Advertising Initiative's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at:
  • http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
  • Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block All Cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

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