Privacy Policy

In this privacy policy, we provide information on which personal data we process in connection with our activities and operations, including our In particular, we provide information on why, how and where we process which personal data. We also provide information about the rights of persons whose data we process.

Further data protection declarations and other legal documents such as general terms and conditions (GTC), terms of use or conditions of participation may apply to individual or additional activities and operations.

1. Contact addresses

Responsibility for processing personal data:

Hat Hut Records Ltd
Lindenweg 5, 4052 Basel

In individual cases, there may be other persons responsible for processing personal data or a joint responsibility with at least one other person responsible.

2. Terms and legal bases

2.1 Definitions

Personal data is all information that relates to a specific or identifiable natural person.

Personal data that is particularly worthy of protection are data about trade union, political, religious or ideological views and activities, data about health, privacy or membership of an ethnic group or race, genetic data, biometric data that clearly identify a natural person, data about criminal and administrative sanctions or prosecutions, and data on social assistance measures.

Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, for example querying, comparing, adapting, archiving, storing, reading, disclosing, obtaining, recording, collecting, deleting, disclosing, sorting, organizing, storing, changing, disseminating , linking, destroying and using personal data.

A data subject is a natural person about whom we process personal data.

2.2 Legal basis

We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law, in particular the Federal Act on Data Protection (Data Protection Act, DPA) and the Ordinance on Data Protection (Data Protection Ordinance, DPO)

3. Nature, scope and purpose

We process the personal data that is necessary to be able to carry out our activities and activities in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data may in particular fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or edge data and usage data, location data, sales data and contract and payment data.

We process personal data for the period that is necessary for the respective purpose(s) or by law. Personal data that no longer needs to be processed will be anonymized or deleted.

We may have personal data processed by third parties . We may process personal data together with third parties or transfer it to third parties. Such third parties are, in particular, specialized providers whose services we use. We also guarantee data protection for such third parties.

We generally only process personal data with the consent of the person concerned. If and to the extent that processing is permitted for other legal reasons, we may waive the need to obtain consent. For example, we may process personal data without consent to fulfill a contract, to comply with legal obligations or to protect overriding interests.

We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly available sources or collect in the exercise of our activities and activities, if and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.

4. Communication

We process personal data in order to be able to communicate with third parties. In this context, we process in particular data that a data subject transmits when making contact, for example by post or e-mail. We may store such data in an address book or with comparable tools.

Third parties who transmit data about other persons are obliged to guarantee data protection for such data subjects. Among other things, the accuracy of the personal data transmitted must be ensured.

5. Data security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure data security that is appropriate to the respective risk. With our measures, we ensure in particular the confidentiality, availability, traceability and integrity of the processed personal data, but cannot guarantee absolute data security.

Access to our website and our other online presence is carried out using transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers mark transport encryption with a small padlock in the address bar.

Our digital communication is - like basically all digital communication - subject to mass surveillance without cause or suspicion by security authorities in Switzerland, the rest of Europe, the United States of America (USA) and other countries. We cannot have any direct influence on the appropriate processing of personal data by secret services, police departments and other security authorities. We also cannot rule out the possibility that individual affected individuals will be specifically monitored.

6. Personal data abroad

We generally process personal data in Switzerland. We can also disclose or export personal data to other countries, in particular in order to process it or have it processed there.

We may disclose personal data to all states and territories on earth and elsewhere in the universe , provided that local law ensures adequate data protection in accordance with a decision of the Swiss Federal Council .

We may disclose personal data to countries whose laws do not guarantee adequate data protection, provided that adequate data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, in particular on the basis of standard data protection clauses or with other suitable guarantees. Exceptionally, we may export personal data to countries without adequate or appropriate data protection if the special requirements under data protection law are met, for example the express consent of the data subjects or a direct connection with the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract. We will be happy to provide data subjects with information about any guarantees or provide a copy of guarantees on request.

7. Rights of data subjects

7.1 Data protection claims

We grant data subjects all claims in accordance with applicable data protection law. Data subjects have the following rights in particular:

  • Information: Data subjects can request information as to whether we process personal data about them and, if so, what personal data is involved. Affected persons also receive the information necessary to assert their data protection claims and to ensure transparency. This includes the processed personal data as such, but also, among other things, information on the purpose of processing, the duration of storage, any disclosure or export of data to other countries and the origin of the personal data.
  • Correction and restriction: Data subjects can correct incorrect personal data, complete incomplete data and have the processing of their data restricted.
  • Deletion and objection: Data subjects can have their personal data deleted (“right to be forgotten”) and object to the processing of their data with effect for the future.
  • Data release and data transfer: Affected persons can request the release of personal data or the transfer of their data to another person responsible.

We may suspend, restrict or refuse to exercise the rights of data subjects to the extent permitted by law. We can inform affected persons of any requirements that need to be met in order to exercise their data protection rights. For example, we may refuse to provide information in whole or in part with reference to trade secrets or the protection of other persons. For example, we can also refuse to delete personal data in whole or in part with reference to legal retention requirements.

We may, in exceptional circumstances, provide for costs for the exercise of the rights . We will inform those affected in advance about any costs.

We are obliged to take appropriate measures to identify data subjects who request information or assert other rights. Those affected are obliged to cooperate.

7.2 Legal protection

Data subjects have the right to enforce their data protection claims through legal action or to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority.

The data protection supervisory authority for reports by data subjects against private parties and federal bodies in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (  FDPIC).

8. Use of the Website

8.1 Cookies

We may use cookies. Cookies – our own cookies (first-party cookies) and cookies from third parties whose services we use (third-party cookies) – are data that are stored in the browser. Such stored data need not be limited to traditional text-based cookies.

Cookies can be stored in the browser temporarily as “session cookies” or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies have a specific storage period. In particular, cookies make it possible to recognize a browser the next time you visit our website and thereby, for example, measure the reach of our website. Permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.

Cookies can be completely or partially deactivated and deleted in the browser settings at any time. Without cookies, our website may no longer be fully available. We actively request – at least if and to the extent necessary – your express consent to the use of cookies.

For cookies that are used to measure success and reach or for advertising, a general objection (“opt-out”) is required for numerous services via AdChoices ( Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada), the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).

8.2 Logging

We may log at least the following information for every access to our website and our other online presence, provided that it is transmitted to our digital infrastructure during such access: date and time including time zone, IP address , access status (HTTP status code), operating system including User interface and version, browser including language and version, individual sub-page of our website accessed including amount of data transferred, last website accessed in the same browser window (referrer).

We log such information, which can also represent personal data, in log files. The information is required in order to be able to provide our online presence in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner. The information is also necessary in order to ensure data security - also by third parties or with the help of third parties.

8.3 Web beacons

We may incorporate web beacons into our online presence. Web beacons are also known as web beacons. Web beacons - including those from third parties whose services we use - are usually small, invisible images or scripts formulated in JavaScript that are automatically retrieved when you access our online presence. Web beacons can be used to record at least the same information as log files.

9. Social Media

We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to be able to communicate with interested parties and provide information about our activities and operations. In connection with such platforms, personal data can also be processed outside of Switzerland.

The General Terms and Conditions (GTC) and terms of use as well as data protection declarations and other provisions of the individual operators of such platforms also apply. These provisions provide information in particular about the rights of data subjects directly vis-à-vis the respective platform, which includes, for example, the right to information.

10. Third Party Services

We use services from specialized third parties in order to be able to carry out our activities in a permanent, user-friendly, safe and reliable manner. Such services allow us, among other things, to embed functions and content into our website. With such embedding, the services used record the IP addresses of the users at least temporarily for technically compelling reasons.

For necessary security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may process data related to our activities and activities in aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymized form. This is, for example, performance or usage data in order to be able to offer the respective service.

We particularly use:

10.1 Digital Infrastructure

We use services from specialized third parties in order to be able to use the necessary digital infrastructure in connection with our activities and activities. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from selected providers.

We particularly use:

10.2 Digital audio and video content

We use services from specialized third parties to enable the direct playback of digital audio and video content such as music or podcasts.

10.3 E-Commerce

We operate e-commerce and use third-party services to successfully offer services, content or goods.

10.4 Payments

We use specialized service providers to process our customers’ payments securely and reliably. The legal texts of the individual service providers such as general terms and conditions (GTC) or data protection declarations also apply to the processing of payments.

We particularly use:

11. Website Extensions

We use extensions for our website to enable additional functions. We can use selected services from suitable providers or use such extensions on our own digital infrastructure.

We use in particular:

  • Google reCAPTCHA: Spam protection (differentiation between desired content from humans and unwanted content from bots and spam); Provider: Google; Google reCAPTCHA-specific information: “What is reCAPTCHA?” .

12. Success and reach measurement

We try to determine how our online offering is used. In this context, we can, for example, measure the success and reach of our activities and activities as well as the effect of third-party links to our website. For example, we can also try out and compare how different parts or versions of our online offering are used (“A/B test” method). Based on the results of the success and reach measurement, we can in particular fix errors, strengthen popular content or make improvements to our online offering.

In most cases, the IP addresses of individual users are stored to measure success and reach. In this case, IP addresses are generally shortened (“IP masking”) in order to follow the principle of data economy through the corresponding pseudonymization.

Cookies can be used to measure success and reach and user profiles can be created. Any user profiles created include, for example, the individual pages visited or content viewed on our website, information about the size of the screen or browser window and the - at least approximate - location. In principle, any user profiles are created exclusively pseudonymously and are not used to identify individual users. Individual third-party services to which users are registered may be able to assign the use of our online offering to the user account or user profile for the respective service.

We particularly use:

13. Final provisions

We have created this privacy policy using the data protection generator from Datenschutzpartner.

We may amend and supplement this privacy policy at any time. We will provide information about such amendments and additions in an appropriate form, in particular by publishing the current privacy policy on our website.