Privacy Statement


The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund is committed to protecting the privacy rights of musicians. We believe that visitors to our Web site should know what information is being collected as well as how that information is being used, disclosed and protected. Therefore, we have created this Privacy Policy (hereafter known as the “Policy”) statement to clearly explain our practices and policies.

This Policy is based on several simple beliefs that we hold:
• You should have notice of our practices and how your personal information may be used so that you can remain an informed site visitor.
• You should have a simple option to exercise your choice, whenever practical, to limit the disclosure of any personal information.
• Personal information about you should be accurate and maintained on secure systems.
• You should be kept informed through this site of any changes to our Policy.
• You should be able to communicate with us quickly and easily if you have any questions or concerns.

Sound Recording Special Payments Fund Privacy Policy

You have entered the Sound Recording Special Payments Fund′s Web site. We use this Web site to provide information about the Fund as well as to allow Fund recipients to manage their accounts. We will not collect personal information about you just because you visit this site. We only collect information about a user when he or she activates a web site account with us and then communicates with us about the account.

Statistical Information

In order to improve the Web site for our visitors, we automatically collect and maintain statistical information from our site′s data logs that show network traffic flow and volume. This information includes: the name of the domain from which the visitor accesses the Internet (e.g., "a"; "a"; or "an"); the Internet Protocol Number; and the date and time the Web site is visited. This information does not identify individual visitors and the Sound Recording Special Payments Fund will not attempt to match this data with individual users.


We make no attempts to identify individual users unless we suspect illegal behavior, or when we reasonably believe that a user may be violating our policies or user agreements, or otherwise as we may deem necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Sound Recording Special Payments Fund, our users or others. To keep this service available and secure, we monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the Web site. By using this Web site you consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under applicable law.

If You Send Us Information On-line

These web pages may offer you the opportunity to manage account information, ask questions, request information or provide comments. Use of these options is voluntary and happens automatically when you interact with this site (e.g. logging onto a service). We will only use the information you provide for the reasons you provided it. Specifically, we will collect from you, and store on our servers, only the following information: (i) your name, (ii) your email address, (iii) your social security number or social insurance number, as the case may be, (iv) your phone number, and (v) any other information that you knowingly provide to us when communicating with us about your account.

The confidentiality of Internet transactions is not guaranteed. You must decide if you want to assume the risk that an unauthorized person may learn your e-mail address or other personal information that you provide. We will not e-mail account-related or other such personal information as part of our response to you. If you would like us to answer a question that involves your account or personal information, please call 1-866-711-3863. You may also visit Contact Us for further information.

We will not share, sell or disclose the information you give us to third parties without your consent, except that (i) we will share your personal information with various governmental agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, and other federal, state and local authorities handling matters such as taxation, child support, and licensing, at the request of any such party, and (ii) we may also release personal information about you when we reasonably believe that such release is reasonably necessary to comply with law, enforce or apply the terms of any of our policies or user agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Sound Recording Special Payments Fund, our users, or others.


The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If we create offers and products that make it appropriate to collect information from children under the age of 13, we will notify you of a change in this policy. We also will ask a parent to confirm his/her consent in advance of any collection, use or disclosure of that information.


We do not use "permanent" cookies, a file placed on a visitor′s hard drive that allows the Web site to monitor the individual′s visits to the site. In order to assist you or to identify you to make certain that you are the correct recipient of information that you have requested, we may use "temporary" or "session" cookies. These are deleted when your Internet visit ends. No information about you is maintained as a result of a temporary or session cookie.

Links to Other Sites

This Web site provides access to other web sites outside of our control. When you link to these Web sites you leave our Web site and your communications no longer are protected by our privacy policy. The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund is not responsible for the privacy practices nor the content of non-Sound Recording Special Payments Fund Web sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policy or terms and conditions of those sites to fully understand what information is collected and how it is used. The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund is not endorsing these non-Sound Recording Special Payments Fund Web sites or their content.


The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund will revise and update this Policy if our practices change or as we add new services to our existing ones. Any modifications to this Policy will be announced on the home page of this Web site for at least 30 days. You should refer back to this page for the latest information.

Privacy Policy Contact Information

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy to:

Sound Recording Special Payments Fund Privacy Team
570 Lexington Avenue
Suite 360
New York, NY 10022-6837