MyCity MySounds Privacy Policy

ZKM | Hertz-lab

Oct 31 2018

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application MyCity MySounds ("Application") for mobile devices that was created by the ZKM | Hertz-lab. The Application is an iOS application for experiencing interactive, location-based "sound walks" on Apple mobile devices and creating location-based media for such walks. The Application works in conjunction with the website ("Website") for the authoring of sound walks and storage of sound walk media.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information

The Application does not obtain user information for sound walk download or playback.

Media creation (photo, video, audio recording, text) using the Application's Record mode requires registration using a username and email address on the Website. Created media is uploaded by the Application to the Website only upon user consent and can be removed from the Website at any time.

Automatically Collected Information

The Application does not automatically collect any information.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

When you run a sound walk or create a new location-based media element within the Application, GPS technology (or other similar technology) is to determine your current location. The Application does not save or share your current location, either for us or for other users or partners.

If you do not want the Application to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your mobile phone settings for the Application.

Does the application share any audio recordings made on the device?

Audio recordings made in the Application's Record mode are saved locally on the mobile device and are only uploaded to the Website upon user consent.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

No. The Application does not collect or share information with third parties.

What are my opt-out rights?

No information is automatically collected and so there is no need to opt-out. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

Any created media on the Website may be removed by logging into the Website and using the Website's media and/or account deletion mechanisms.


We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian feels that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Your Consent

Your consent is only required when uploading created media within the Application's Record mode.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us.