Privacy & Cookie Policy

Asteras Collective Rights Management Limited (“Asteras”), takes 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 Asteras 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 Asteras any of your Personal Data via this Site.

Specific services offered on this Site 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 an Asteras member or licensee, or have any other form of contractual relationship with Asteras, 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 Asteras and how your information (including any Personal Data) may be used.

Contact

If you have any queries in relation to this Privacy Policy, you are welcome to contact us.

Use of your Personal Data

When Personal Data is submitted by you to Asteras using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that Asteras 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 performer member of Asteras; and/or with any other collection societies or similar bodies/organisations who provide similar services to Asteras

  • 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 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 Asteras may share your Personal Data:

  • 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 Asteras is required to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process); and
  • with relevant third parties when Asteras 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 Asteras, 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, Asteras may transfer your Personal Data to locations outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

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.

Asteras 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.

We recognise that, even where cookies are only used for analytical purposes, some website users may not wish them to be used when they visit our website. We therefore take various steps to highlight our use of cookies, and your right to choose whether they are used, especially when you first visit the Asteras website.

By continuing to use this website without disabling these cookies, you consent to them being used.

Use of non-Personal Data

Please note that Asteras may collect information about you which is not Personal Data, such as the type of internet browsers you use or the internet website from which you linked to the Site. You cannot be identified from this information and it is used by Asteras to assist in providing an effective service on this Site. This information (together with Personal Data which has been anonymised and aggregated with other information so that you are no longer identifiable from it) may be supplied by Asteras to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties. This shared information will only be provided to such third parties on an aggregated and anonymous basis (i.e. with no personally identifying information).

Registered Users

Certain sections of this Site are may be open to registered users and give those registered users the ability to review and modify Personal Data previously provided. Where any user names; passwords; log-in details and other secure means of access are given to you in order to access your Personal Data or to use any secure section of our Site, you are responsible for security of your information and will keep such information secure at all times treating it as strictly confidential. You must notify Asteras in the event that such information is revealed to or accessed by anyone else or where you become aware of a breach of confidentiality or any unauthorised use of this Site.

Personal Data provided to you

Where Personal Data relating to individuals, such as, but not limited to performer data, is made available to you on the Site, this is solely for the purpose of you being able to lawfully use the service provided by Asteras. You must keep any such information disclosed to you confidential and not use it for any other purposes.

Your rights with respect to your Personal Data

In respect of any Personal Data about you held by Asteras, you have the right (exercisable by making a written request to us):

  • To receive a copy of that Personal Data
  • To be given a description of that Personal Data
  • To be told of the reasons that Personal Data is being processed
  • To understand whether that Personal Data will be given to any other organisation
  • To correct any errors in that Personal Data
  • To be given details of the source of that Personal Data (where available)
  • To prevent Asteras using your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.

Binding agreement and amendments to the User Terms

By agreeing to be bound by the User Terms, you are entering into a legally binding contract between yourself and Asteras. Notwithstanding that the relevant contract is with Asteras, you acknowledge and agree that the User Terms grant Asteras certain rights and remedies that are directly enforceable by Asteras against you.

Asteras may alter the User Terms at any time and from time to time without prior notice to you or your consent. Accordingly, you should ensure that you regularly review this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions to keep yourself informed of such changes. By continuing to access and use the Site you confirm your agreement to the User Terms in their then current form.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Cyprus law and, in particular, the Data Protection Act and any other applicable privacy regulations (as amended, consolidated or re-enacted from time to time).

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