Aalto Cloud Info

Spotify

Level C, Evaluated cloud services

The service is created and maintained by a third party. As a rule, no support is provided for the use of the service.

Any material or discussions intended for Aalto University members only shall not be processed using C level services.

Keep in mind that public cloud services often disclose information to third parties, and may also claim ownership of the information or change licence terms and conditions without informing its users of the changes.

If the service use involves
(1) processing of personal data, (2) processing of secret material,  (3) processing of bank details, (4) administration requirements, (5) requirements for 24/7 usability, (6) licences, (7) costs, (8) a large number of users, (9) several units
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Spotify

www.spotify.com

Spotify is a music streaming service. It requires client software. Spotify is available for most mobile platforms. Spotify also enables buying DRM-free MP3 files.

Terms of Service
https://www.spotify.com/fi/legal/end-user-agreement/

Privacy Policy
https://www.spotify.com/fi/legal/privacy-policy/

Valuation (23.11.2017)

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

After registration, service provides a six months free trial period. After a free trial period Spotify limits the use for 10 hours per month and 2, 5 hours per week. 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.
(plus)/(minus) Requires client

(minus) Music history ends up easily to Facebook if user is not being careful
(minus) Spotify reserves the right to use posted user content in large extent

Login

With registration or Facebook account

Support

Aalto University does not give support to this service

Support site
https://support.spotify.com/fi/article/how-can-i-contact-spotify/?in_footer

Provider

Spotify Finland Oy

Similar services

Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music Unlimited, Google Play Music

Spotify usage in teaching : http://www.opettajantekijanoikeus.fi/2011/10/spotifyn-kaytto-opetuksessa/