Privacy and Cookies Policy


Sound and Music is committed to protecting your personal information and as part of the recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes we have updated our Data Protection and Privacy Policy, and the information below. 

If you have any enquiries relating to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) please contact our Data Protection 

Privacy and Cookies Policy Overview 

We want our services to be safe and enjoyable environments for everyone. This page answers some important questions about how we can collect, use and protect your personal details.

When you interact with Sound and Music we sometimes receive personal information about you.

For example, if you write to us or sign up to a newsletter, you might tell us who you are, how we can contact you, where you live and what you think of us.

Information we may collect 

We may collect and process the following data about you:-

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site at - this includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material and requesting further services 
  • We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence
  • We may also ask you to co mplete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them
  • Details of your visits to our site including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, web logs and other communication data

How we use your information

You authorise us to use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To the extent reasonably necessary to provide the services which are available through the website by us or our partners
  • To enable us to review, develop and improve our services and provide you and other users with relevant information about our services (eg through a newsletter or a news alert)
  • To personalise the way Sound and Music content is presented to you (eg if you tell us your post code we may use this information to customise

Your data protection choices

You can manage all your subscription options including your email notification preferences easily within your account. For example, should you wish, you can opt in or out of receiving direct marketing from us at any stage by deselecting the relevant box on your options page and saving the changes.

We won't disclose your personal information to third parties for advertising or marketing purposes unless you specifically agree.


We have security measures in place to ensure as far as is reasonably possible that your personal information is protected and kept confidential. However, by submitting your personal information to us, you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of your personal information as it may be compromised by unauthorised access, hardware or software failure or other relevant factors. 

If you would like to find out more about our security measures, please contact us at:


We use cookies for collecting user information from the website to allow us to assess the level of use of the website at any time and use in generating website statistics to enable us to review and develop our services.

We may collect or store users' Internet Protocol addresses, which are automatically recognised by the webserver , and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. Such information is only used where we use cookies and for system administration of the website and to compile statistics which we use to review use of the website. See all definitions of the above terminology below.


By using this website you acknowledge that you have read the terms of our Data Protection and Privacy Policy and that you consent to the collection of information from you and use of such information as described in this policy.


  • Cookies - are information files created when you visit a site and contain a unique, anonymous number- they are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive and do not expire at the end of your session
  • A Browser - is a program used to search for and display web pages;
  • An Internet Protocol address - is a technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices;
  • A Webserver - delivers web pages to a computer, in response to a request from a Browser

Changes to our Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Any changes we make to our Data Protection and Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact Us 

Please address any questions to:

The Data Protection Officer

Sound and Music 

Somerset House




The Organisation for New Music and Sound - (trading as Sound and Music)

A company limited by guarantee registered in England under number 6581022

Registered office: 3rd Floor South Wing Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Updated: 24th May 2018