PPL and VPL take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") applies to your access and use of this website ("Site") and in particular to information you may submit or make available in the course of accessing and using the Site. Please read this Privacy Policy in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of this Site (together, the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions are referred to as the "User Terms").

By accessing and using this Site, you agree that any Personal Data that you submit or make available to PPL and/or VPL via this Site will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By "Personal Data" we mean any personal data including (without limitation) contact details such as your name, address, telephone number, email and any other data that may be used to individually identify you.

If you do not wish your Personal Data to be processed as set out below, please contact us to discuss your concerns before submitting or making available to PPL and/or VPL any of your Personal Data via this Site. Details of how to contact us about this are set out below.

Specific services offered on this Site (or accessible via this Site, such as myPPL) may have additional or alternative terms and conditions applicable to them, details of which will be provided on the relevant page(s) of this Site or when accessing the relevant services.

If you are a PPL (or VPL) member or licensee, or have any other form of contractual relationship with PPL (or VPL), please bear in mind that the terms and conditions of your membership, licence or other contract may also be relevant to matters such as your use of this Site, communications to/from PPL (or VPL) and how your information (including any Personal Data) may be used.

Contact

If you have any queries in relation to this Privacy Policy, or the use of Personal Data submitted or made available by you via this Site, you are welcome to contact us by emailing info@ppluk.com. When doing so, we ask that you please use the subject heading "PPL Website Privacy Policy" to help us deal with your query more effectively.

Use of your Personal Data

When Personal Data is submitted by you to PPL and/or VPL using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that PPL and/or VPL may collect, store and process such Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • Dealing with any queries submitted by you;
  • Dealing with licence applications and licensing issues;
  • Registering you (or your company/organisation), at your request:


as a record company or performer member of PPL; as a member of VPL; and/orwith any other collection societies or similar bodies/organisations who provide similar services to PPL and/or VPL

  • Providing you with information or other services in the ordinary course of such registrations or memberships (in accordance with any applicable registration/membership agreements).
  • Handling and processing of record company member claims;
  • Handling and processing of performer member claims;
  • Dealing with you regarding any other transactions conducted through the Site;
  • Analysing usage patterns of the Site in order to determine which areas users find most valuable to them and to evaluate ways to improve the Site; and
  • Using such Personal Data in the manner set out in the section below headed "With whom is your Personal Data shared".


With whom is your Personal Data shared

When Personal Data is submitted by you using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that PPL and/or VPL may share your Personal Data:

  • with each other, and with other collection societies and similar bodies or organisations, in connection with the potential uses of Personal Data set out in the section above headed "Use of your Personal Data";
  • with third party suppliers and contractors (such as website hosting companies and credit card / payment processors) for the purpose of providing you with the Site, the Content and any services available on or via the Site;
  • with relevant third parties when required by applicable law (such as when PPL and/or VPL are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process); and
  • with relevant third parties when PPL and/or VPL believes it reasonably necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or improper activities, suspected fraud, potential threats to the rights, property or safety of PPL and/or VPL, users of the Site, or any actual or suspected violation of the User Terms


wherever such persons and entities are located in the world.


Transfers Overseas

As noted above, in the course of using or sharing your Personal Data as permitted under this Privacy Policy, PPL and/or VPL may transfer your Personal Data to locations outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Please be aware that the laws of most countries outside the EEA are generally not regarded as providing the same level of protection for Personal Data as those of countries making up the EEA (i.e. such countries' laws are generally not regarded as providing "adequate" data protection as contemplated under Article 25 of the European Union's Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC)).

Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used for purposes such as making a website work more effectively or providing information to a website operator about how its website is being used.

PPL is committed to first-class customer service. As part of this, we want our website to work effectively for all who visit it, and to deliver the best possible user experience. Our website therefore makes limited use of cookies, to provide us with a better picture of how it is being visited and used. This then helps us to further improve the website.

Here are details of the cookies currently used by the PPL website: