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Level B

Service contains risks and is suitable for some use cases. (Read more)
Not in EU area

The service if produced entirely or partly outside EU/ETA area. The customer is responsible for fulfilment of european data privacy and information security requirements. (Read more)


Spotify

https://www.spotify.com

Spotify is a music streaming service. Spotify is available for most mobile platforms and it can be used either by web-browser or client application.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy


Evaluation (11 December 2018)

Spotify requires registration or Facebook account. Service provides both free and paid options.

Unpaid option includes quite much advertising. Advertisements can be avoided updating free version to “Unlimited” version or Premium version. Both provide unlimited listening without time restrictions and Premium also includes some extra features. Paid versions require credit card or PayPal account.

Spotify reserves the right to use posted user content until account has been deactivated. This does not apply to the material which the user has published or otherwise made public.

Personal and non-personal information can be used for marketing purposes. Spotify may utilize also any information from integrated services that have been joined to Spotify (Facebook for example). Service gathers quite much information about the user (cookies, IP address etc.). Basically Spotify does not give personal information to third parties but user should act with caution when using many services integrated to Spotify.


(plus) Focused easily used music streaming

(plus) Provides good support for mobile applications
(plus) Changes in Terms of service or Privacy Policy announced to be informed through the service if considered to be substantial

(minus) Music history ends up easily to Facebook if user is not being careful

(minus) Much of user profile information is public by default. User must take care of adjusting the relevant settings. View instructions for adjusting the relevant settings.
(minus) Spotify reserves the right to use posted user content in large extent

 

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With registration or Facebook account


Support

Support site
https://support.spotify.com/fi/?utm_source=spotify&utm_medium=menu&utm_campaign=spotify_help

 

Provider

Spotify AB

 

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