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R.A.A.P. Cookie & Privacy Policy

RAAP take your privacy very seriously. The circumstances in which we collect information about you, use information and share information, and the security measures that we take to protect your personal information are set out below. This privacy policy forms a part of the general Conditions of Use of the RAAP website and the general provisions governing this policy, its applicability to you and modification, are set out in the general Conditions of Use which may be accessed here.


We will collect no personally identifying information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The information we collect depends on what you do when visiting our site.

If you visit our site to browse, read or download we automatically collect and store the following information about you:

  • the IP address from which you access our website (an IP address is the number automatically assigned to your computer when you are surfing the web);
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • the date and time of your access to our site;
  • the pages you visit; and
  • the internet address of the website from which you accessed our site (if applicable).

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the type of technology which our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals on their visits. We may compile and report aggregate statistics about our users in terms of numbers, traffic patterns and related site information and we may disclose such aggregated information to advertisers or business associates. Any such statistics will not include any personally identifying information.


A "cookie" is a snippet of information that our server sends to your browser when you first visit our site. Each time you connect, your browser sends the cookie back to our server. In particular we use cookies to connect information you provide to us when you register to use the Member's Section, with you when you use the RAAP website. We collect and store information about you that we gather from using cookies on our site.

Typically, cookies involve the assigning of a unique number to the visitor. Visitors should be aware that RAAP is unable to control the use of cookies or the resulting information by other third parties. If you do not wish to have cookies on your server, then you can remove them. One simple way to prevent the use of cookies is to activate the facility that is available in most web browsers that enables the user to deny or accept cookies. However, you should realise that certain cookies may be necessary in order to provide you with certain features such as the customised delivery of certain information.


On registration to use the Member's Section you will be asked to provide us with the following details, which we will collect and store:

  • your name
  • your date of birth
  • your address
  • your telephone number
  • your email address
  • your chosen password
  • a security question and answer

It is necessary for you to provide this information if you wish to register and make use of the Member's Section on the RAAP website.


The RAAP website offers visitors the possibility of filling out and submitting various forms on-line to update your recordings/discography . You are asked to submit information about yourself including name, membership number and contact details, It is necessary for you to provide this information in order for RAAP to process your claims in the course of our work as a collecting society.If you choose to submit such personal information we will collect and store this information.


The information that you provide will be held by RAAP on a computer database and/or in any other way RAAP deems necessary. We may use any personal information you provide to us for the purposes of facilitating you in using the RAAP website, dealing with any applications you may make, to administer your membership. If you provide us with information specifically for the purpose of being published on the website, we may publish this information on the website without further notice to you.

We may also use your data to properly operate and maintain the RAAP website, for technical processing and to address technical problems or service complaints.

Data may also be aggregated, for example to compile lists of the percentages of age groups which use the website, and may be used in this form for our internal business purposes. In such a case no information which is personally identifiable to you will be used.