A download gate is a landing page for music (or other type of content), where the owner trades a free download in exchange of social support (follow the artist and collaborators on SoundCloud or MixCloud, like songs etc.).
What is a smart link?
A smart link is a landing page for music, where a list all of all the links to online music stores and streaming services that a certain song or album is available in, are all shown neatly together.
Why and when do you need access to my account?
The website needs and uses this information only for download gates. Each time you want to download something from the catalog the website will ask you to give permissions to the web APP in order to connect to your SoundCloud/Spotify/YouTube or MixCloud profile. For each download gate there are certain actions you need to do in order to unlock the free download (like songs, like videos, follow profiles, subscribe to channels and etc.). I call those "gate rules". Once you click the download button and authorize the connection the APP is going to automatically fulfill the gate rules for you (you are going to follow the listed artists, profiles, like the listed songs and etc.). Your download will be unlocked after that.
Do you extract and store any personal information?
On download gates
To get a basic idea of who you are this website will store your current display name in the database (this is extractEd from the authorized profile). Please note, that this is NOT your unique user name or channel ID (if you have connected with YouTube). This website does not store any sensitive personal information like your unique user name, email, profile/channel ID, gender, street address, real name and etc. Display names are not unique and can be (in most cases) changed often, so it was decided, that this is the only information that would be needed to keep track of who is downloading music. The APP does keep track of where downloads are coming from, but will never extract and store any location information from your authorized account (like your street adress). However, this website wI'll analyze your IP address and try to guess wich country and city you are downloading from. For example, if you want to download via Mixcloud and give the APP access to your mixcloud account where you entered "Denver - Colorado" as your location, but you are right now in New York, the system will store "New York" as the origin of the download.
To get a basic idea of who you are and where the clicks are coming from, this website will analyse your IP address and try to guess your current location (country and city).
What if I already follow the author and collaborators on a given platform.
Each time you want to download something you will see a list of all the artists you need to follow, channels you need to subscribe to, songs and videos you need to like. If you have already fulfill some of thease "gate rules", then the APP will skip them when you authorise the connection and you will still get the free download at the end.