Privacy Policy

We take the private nature of your personal information very seriously.  Naturally, we treat all the data we collect through our website in accordance with legal requirements.  The present Privacy Policy explains which data we collect for which purposes.

  • Log of Site Visits

The following information is automatically collected from visitors and stored for every site visit:
+ Site visitor's IP address,
+ Date and time of access,
+ Pages accessed, or names of the files accessed
+ Volume of data transferred,
+ A report on whether the transfer was successful, and
+ The name of the website from which the transfer was initiated,
IP addresses are automatically anonymized within 24 hours of the site visit.  These data are collected in order to identify errors and malfunctions, while also ensuring our service meets users' needs.

  • Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience and remember your user informations. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

  • Analysis of User Activity

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc.
("Google").  Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files saved on your computer that allow website use to be analyzed.  As a general rule, the information created by the cookie regarding your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. IP-Anonymization has been activated for this website.  Accordingly, your IP Address is abbreviated within a member state of the European Union or another state that is party to the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement before it is transmitted to the United States.  A full IP address will be transmitted to Google's servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases.  Google will use this anonymized data to provide the site operator with information on how you use the website, to create reports about traffic and activity on the website for the site operator and to provide the site operator with additional services connected to the use of the website and the Internet in general.  The anonymized IP address provided by your browser to Google Analytics will not be linked with other Google data.  You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by adjusting the relevant settings in your browser. However, we advise you that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of all  the functionalities offered by the website.  Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting or utilizing the data produced by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymized IP-address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

  • Registration

Registration is required in order to take advantage of certain services this website offers and to acquire usage rights.  During registration, we collect contact information (including your name, postal address, country, and email address) as well as profile information regarding your licensing needs.  These data are used exclusively in order to advise you and provide you with our service. If you subscribe to the SONOTON Newsletter, we will inform you about news at SONOTON as well as the interests you indicated in your profile data.  You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using our Website or in the newsletter itself. Under "My SONOfind", you can create your own projects, save your notes, and view your recent searches and downloads. You can choose to disallow the operator from using these data at any time.  Opting out in this manner is effective from the time of the opt-out request forward.

We are available to answer your questions about data privacy anytime at