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- Create account
- Account logout
- Account homepage (overview)
- Change password
- Update E-Mail address
- Delete account
- Terms & Conditions
- Privacy Statement [en_EN], Disclaimer [en_EN], Legal Disclosure [en_EN]
- Datenschutzerklaerung [de_DE], Haftungsausschluss (Disclaimer) [de_DE], Impressum [de_DE]
Founded by CI:A - Certus In Audio, UR:hot is a site manager, promotion portal and music store for artists/bands in the world.
It is made from artists for artists. It is privately held and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.
Artists/Bands can manage, design and promote their sites and sell their music (or packages, means other files) on an easy way! No need for technical know-how, no need to install any software, no need to download updates again and again...
Just start promotion and sell your music - that simple!
Some of the features:
- no contract commitment: just close your account whenever you want! - or choose a free account (with full features)
- web interface account manager: do your business from all over the world, whenever you want without the need to install any third party software!
- get 100 % (!) - yes, one-hundred-percent, of your revenue!
- pay and sell through PayPal: it is simple, fast, safe, - the standard for ePayment
- get full access/control of your account, informations, payments, sales, statistics...
- secure (encrypted) sessions through SSL
- support for a wide range of common browsers, even mobile devices
- no ads and no tracking plugins in user sites
- unlimited number of file uploads/downloads - only file storage is limited
- manage files in your account folder with a wide range of supported file types
- style your site with the Site-Designer (WYSIWYG editor): as a professional, edit HTML source directly - or - simply use modules and templates to design your site
- support for RSS, Sitemap and OpenSearch for your site
- manage an unlimited number of albums - sub albums are supported -, tracks and packages
- view, manage, search and export sales/statistics: e.g. if you need to archive sales/statistics data
- use build-in tools, such as an Audio-Converter, a Prelisten-Generator, and many more...
- direct support and consulting through our technical experts, sound professionals and even musicans
- continuous improvement process (CIP) on our services, tools, systems
- stay up-to-date with our system announcements
- » and many more...
For a "live demo" have a look at our Showcase by clicking the corresponding link, which can be found at the bottom of the main pages.
To use this system, you need a computer with Internet connection and an Internet browser.
If you would like to sell stuff through this system you also need a PayPal business or premier account (do not worry - you can set up a PayPal account very quickly and easily at the PayPal website, at https://www.paypal.com/).
If you have any questions or suggestions - or if you need help - please feel free to contact us at any time!
We will answer your request as soon as possible.
Your suggestions and your requests and needs are important for us.
To contact us, please use the corresponding link, which can be found at the bottom of the main pages.
UR:hot allows you to create accounts of different types, these are free account types and non-free account types.
The major difference between free and non-free account types are:
a) size of space per account (in megabytes)
b) restriction of allowed file types
c) listing to "top"-categories
Please have a look at the account registration page for an account type that suits your needs.
If you are new to UR:hot, we recommend you to create a free account to learn more about this system.
- Create account
To create an account, please follow these steps:
1) At the main pages, click on "Create account".
2) Please fill out the following form (please note: Account type, Username, E-Mail and Name are required fields).
Please read the Terms & Conditions - if you agree, check the box and enter the validation code in the corresponding field.
3) If you choose a free account, you will receive a verification email (you must click on the link provided in the verification email to activate your account).
If you choose a non-free account, the payment processing will be started and you will be redirected to PayPal where you can confirm your order.
You do not need a PayPal account to place your order - you can use your credit card.
You can cancel this process and return to the UR:hot website at anytime.
After payment confirmation click on "return to CI:A - Certus In Audio".
4) You will receive a confirmation email that your account has been created.
Now you can login to your new account with given account informations (username and password) in confirmation email.
- Account login
To login to your account open the UR:hot website in your browser.
At the main pages enter your username and your password in login box to your left, and click "Login".
- Forgot password?
If you have forgotten your account password, please follow these steps:
1) At the main pages, click on "Forgot password".
2) Enter your e-mail address and the verification code.
A new password will be generated and e-mailed to you.
- Account logout
To logout from your account, simply click "Logout" at your account manager page.
We recommend you to logout from your account whenever you finished your work on your account and want to exit the UR:hot site.
- Account homepage (overview)
After successful login to your account (or whenever you click the "Home"-button at the top of your account manager page) you will see an overview of your account details.
- Total number of albums, tracks and packages you uploaded/created.
- Gross payments, fees and the resulting net profit.
- Total number of purchased albums, singles and/or packages.
- Account details (here you can also find the URL to your site).
- Informations about your subscription and status (if applicable).
- Change password
To change your password, please follow these steps:
1) At the main pages, click on "Password".
2) Type your old password into the "Current password" field.
3) Type your new password into the "New password" field.
4) Type your new password into the "Re-type password" field.
5) Click the "Change password" button.
To keep your account safe, we highly recommend you create a unique password - one that you do not use for any other website.
Use a long password.
The longer your password is, the harder it is to guess.
Use a password with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Update E-Mail address
To update your e-mail address, click on "E-Mail" at the main pages.
Use the form to change your e-mail address.
Please keep this up to date as its important if we need to contact you.
To read latest news/announcements, click on "News" at the main pages.
Please take a moment to read the news/announcements to stay up-to-date.
If a new article has been posted, you will need to mark it as read before you can access account specific pages.
- Delete account
If you would like to delete your account, click on "Delete" at the main pages.
You will be asked to confirm your request.
If you click "OK" the page will be reloaded and the button "Delete" will change to "Cancel delete".
You can cancel this process -within a specific time (see button label)- by clicking "Cancel delete".
Please make sure to CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION in your Paypal account area for this service (if applicable)!
You are responsible to cancel your subscription.
- Managing files
Managing files is very simple. There are three major sections to manage your files, these are:
You will find corresponding buttons in the menu to your left, at the main pages.
To upload files to your account folder, click on "Upload" at the main pages.
The file types allowed for your account are listed at the top of the page along with the maximum size allowed for each file.
Select a file (or more files) from your local computer and click the button "Upload files".
Note: depending on how fast your Internet connection is this could take a little time, so please be patient while the file uploading is in process - and do not navigate to another page (this will abort uploading files).
Note: you cannot overwrite existing files (for security reason) - you have to delete existing files first before uploading files with the same file name.
The "Search"-section and the "View"-section works the same way.
These are the major tools to manage your files (except file upload).
If you would like to find files containing a keyword in their names, type in a search keyword in search bar, which can be found at the top of the main pages.
Hit "ENTER"-key to start the search.
At this page you can view all files which you uploaded to your account folder.
The following options are available:
» mark a file (or more files) and click "Download" - the file(s) will be downloaded as ZIP archive.
» click "Preview" (or View, Open...) below a file entry - a new window will open and display the content of the corresponding file.
» mark a file (or more files) and click "Delete" - important note: please first make sure you do not use files you would like to delete (e.g. as downloadable track)!
you cannot overwrite/edit/rename existing files (for security reason).
- Terms & Conditions
This is a legal agreement ("Agreement") between and among you and "UR:hot", CI:A - Certus In Audio and any other entity affiliated with "UR:hot", CI:A - Certus In Audio (collectively, "CI:A") stating the terms that govern your use of the CI:A websites and services located at websites owned by CI:A such as this domain and/or profiles/accounts (each of these websites and the services available through them are individually and collectively referred to in this agreement as the "website", as the context requires). By using the website, you agree to and are bound by the terms of this agreement. You must accept and abide by these terms as presented to you, and CI:A reserves the right to change, add, or remove portions of this agreement at any time. It is your responsibility to check the agreement each time before using the website, and your continued use of the website will indicate your acceptance of any changes. In addition, you agree to comply with all local, state, federal, and national laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations that apply to your use of the website or content (defined below).
All "content", including but not limited to digital downloads of sound recordings and related digital content, including songs, mixes and loops, music, downloads or samples, and all software, artwork, graphics, video, text, interfaces, trademarks, logos, images, photographs, and any other element of the website, including the layout, look and feel, organization, and coordination of such content on the website is the property of or is licensed to CI:A, and is protected by international trademark, trade dress, copyright, and other intellectual property rights laws. Without the prior written consent of CI:A, and except as provided in this agreement, no content may be transmitted, distributed, translated, publicly displayed, uploaded, published, recorded, retransmitted, rented, sold, distributed, digitized, marketed, reproduced, altered to make new works, performed, or compiled in any way. Through the use of the website, you are permitted to listen to samples (as defined below), and obtain digital downloads of sound recordings and related digital content, including songs, mixes and loops, which is part of the website's content. Some of the content are "products".
When using this website, you understand that you may encounter content that may be deemed objectionable, indecent, or offensive, which content may or may not be identified as having explicit language. You agree to use the website at your own risk and CI:A shall have no liability to you for content that may be found objectionable, indecent, or offensive. By using materials from this site, you agree to all terms, specifications and requirements ("Terms") included herein. Terms may be amended from time to time, so please check back for updates. Marks may not be altered or edited in any way.
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To use certain services of the website you must register and provide certain information (e.g. a member (user) name, password, billing information, and valid email address) to CI:A ("registration data" for the purposes of creating an account). You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate registration data at the time you register and you will update your registration data as necessary to keep it current, complete and accurate. CI:A may terminate your account and any or all rights to the website if any information you provide is inaccurate, false, or incomplete. You agree that CI:A may store and use the registration data you provide for use in billing fees to your credit card and maintaining your account.
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CI:A accepts different currencies (see account creation pages).
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If you fail, or CI:A suspects that you have failed, to comply with any of the provisions of this agreement, including but not limited to failure to make payment of fees due, failure to provide CI:A with a valid credit card or with accurate and complete registration data, failure to safeguard your account information, using your account for activities CI:A believes violate the intentions or integrity of its platform, or violation of these terms and conditions or any license to the software, CI:A, at its sole discretion, without notice to you may: terminate this agreement and/or your account, and you will remain liable for all amounts due under your account up to and including the date of termination; and/or preclude your access to the website (or any part thereof), and seek any other lawful remedy available.
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