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Privacy Policy Statement


The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund is committed to protecting the privacy rights of musicians and their beneficiaries. We believe that visitors to our website 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 website. We use this website 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 website account with us and then communicates with us about the account.

This Policy applies only to information collected online through the website and does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline or through any means other than our website. By using or accessing this website, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy.

Statistical Information

In order to improve the website 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 website 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 website. By using this website, 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 Through the Website

We will only use the information you provide to us over the website 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.

We have security measures in place to protect information in our care, but you should know that the confidentiality of Internet transactions is not guaranteed. You must decide if you want to assume the risk that an unauthorized person may view the personal information that you provide.

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 website 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.

This website provides access to other web sites outside of our control. When you link to these websites you leave our website 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 websites. 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 websites 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 website for at least 30 days. You should refer back to this page for the latest information.

Privacy Policy Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy please contact us at:

Sound Recording Special Payments Fund Privacy Team
150 East 52nd Street
Suite 24001
New York, NY 10022-6837