Privacy Policy


Universal Music Operations Limited (“Universal”) operates this website and respects the security and privacy concerns of users of this and all its websites. We are notified (registered) under the Data Protection Act 1998 and comply with the Act in all our dealings with your personal data.

By using the website you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. As a general rule, no personal information (i.e. name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) is automatically collected from users of this website. However, there may be circumstances in which users voluntarily supply such information and in this event, any such information will be kept secure and confidential and will be used only for those purposes made known to users at the time the information is collected, or for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. We follow strict security procedures for the storage and disclosure of information you have given us in order to prevent unauthorised access.

Personal information collected via this website is controlled by

Universal Music Operations Limited,
364-366 Kensington High Street,
W14 8NS.

The EMI Group Archive Trust (together EMIGAT) process your personal data (as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and outlined below) for the purposes of:
1 administering the activities of EMIGAT;
2 achieving the charitable objectives of EMIGAT;
3 disclose information to responsible authorities if it reasonably believes that criminal activity is taking place or it believes that an individual or a group of individuals are at risk of harm;
4 fundraising;
5 undertaking promotional events and activities and transferring your personal data to organisations assisting us with any such event or activity; and
6 undertaking the marketing of EMIGAT’s aims, which may include marketing to you using telephone, facsimile and electronic mail services: and
7 improving the content of the EMIGAT website via the internal review of the web pages visited, tracking the number of users of the site and where appropriate, product purchased through the site.
EMIGAT respects the privacy concerns of the visitors to this Website (“the Site”).
By submitting information to EMIGAT you are consenting to our processing your personal data for the above purposes.
If you supply any visual image or sound recording to EMIGAT, or EMIGAT obtains such image or recording by other means, this image or recording may be used for EMIGAT’s marketing and promotional activities.
EMIGAT continues to process your personal data following:
o sending you any information requested by you.

EMIGAT does not sell your personal data to other organisations and transfer of your personal data will not occur unless such transfers are outlined in this statement or permitted under the Act or other law.
Please note that information displayed on our Website or sent to EMIGAT over the Internet may be transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) where data protection laws are not as strong as within the EEA. If you have any concerns in relation to such transfers, you should not use the Internet as a means of communication with EMIGAT.
If you would prefer that EMIGAT did not process your data for the purposes of direct marketing or at any time you wish to stop receiving information you can opt out by writing to the EMI Group Archive Trust Dawley Road,
Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 1HH or by replying to the email address at the bottom of each email from us.

If you are under the age of 16 you should obtain the consent of your parents or legal guardians for submitting any personal information to this Website.

Children under the age of 13 should not submit any personal information without the written consent of their parents or legal guardian. If you are a child under 13 and want to submit personal information to us please ask your parent or legal guardian to send us an email at with the subject ‘Parental Consent’ specifying that they consent to us collecting your personal information through this Website. You and your parents or legal guardians should also read the Safe Surfing Guide here. Parents or legal guardians may review or change the personal information of their children or refuse further collection of any such information by sending an email to us at


Universal uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your computer’s hard drive. It may be stored and updated at various times as you access the website. Each time you visit the website, the server may deliver certain customised information to your computer based on the data stored in your cookie. This allows Universal to tailor the service to your preferences. You are not obliged to accept a cookie and you may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. If you wish to purchase any items on the Website you need to ensure that cookies are enabled. If, however, you do not want to accept cookies please use the help tools provided with your internet browser to find out how to achieve this. We never use cookies to retrieve information from your computer which was not originally contained in the cookie. We use cookies and IP addresses for system administration and to monitor aggregate non-personalised information (such as anonymous statistics related to the take up or use of services, or to patterns of browsing). Certain non-personal information about users is recorded by the standard operation of Universal’s internet servers. Examples of this type of information include the type of browsers being used, its operating system and the domain names (not e-mail addresses, where possible) of users.


If we provide you with the opportunity to email a web page to another person, we will need to collect your email address and the email address of those to whom you send the page. We will use the email addresses collected this way for no other purpose expect to send the web page, and the addresses will be deleted once the page has been sent unless you have opted in to receive information and promotions from us as set out above using the same email address, in which case we will retain your email address for this purpose unless and until you notify us that you wish to stop receiving information.


We may use, and may transfer to others to use, broad demographic information that may include data from your activity at the Site, but not personal information. For example, we use broad demographic information to tailor the site to the interests of our visitors, and we may share it with advertisers and other third parties so that they can tailor their advertisements and communications to the appropriate audience. We reserve the right to use such broad demographic information, and to allow others to make use of it, without limitation or restriction, and without further notice to you, in our sole and absolute discretion and is the sole and absolute discretion of those with whom we share such information.


When we include links to other internet sites, on this site and in our newsletters and other communications, we do so solely as a convenience to our visitors. Operators of such linked sites may acquire personal information about you through registration procedures or other means and may use that information in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control. Your access and use of linked sites is solely at your own risk.


Whenever we obtain your personal information we take reasonable precautions to protect it from unauthorised access or disclosure, but we cannot act as insurers of the security of your personal information transmitted over the internet. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorised third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or missions beyond our reasonable control.


Universal may make changes to this privacy policy from time to time but will not change the way we use your information provided previously without your express consent.

If any provision of this privacy policy is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Universal’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

This privacy policy is governed in all respects by the laws of England and Wales. Legal proceedings related to the matters set out in the Privacy Policy shall be brought in and adjudicated solely in the courts of England and Wales.


Please find below definitions of some of the terms used in the above privacy policy for your information and assistance.
1.1 In the Act “processing” means obtaining, recording, or holding the information or data or carrying out any operation or set of operations on the information or data, including: –
1.1.1 organisation, adaptation or alteration of the information or data,
1.1.2 retrieval, consultation or use of the information or data,
1.1.3 disclosure of the information or data by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, or
1.1.4 alignment, combination, blocking, erasure or destruction of the information or data.
2.1 Personal data are:
2.1.1 any data from which the identity of a living individual can be determined, either by itself or with other data processed by data controller;
2.1.2 any information such as name and address, email address, telephone number and general contact details, personal data includes images on film (e.g. CCTV images), photographs and telephone voice recordings.

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