DACS is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and adheres to the prinicples established under the Data Protection Act 1998 for protecting data relating to individuals.
The information you provide to us through this website is securely held by the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) in the organisation’s contact database and will be treated securely and with sensitivity in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
This information will be used only by DACS for the purposes of providing you with information about our services which include Payback, Copyright Licensing and the Artist’s Resale Right as well the distribution of royalties.
We may also communicate with you by post, email or telephone about developments in copyright and related rights and associated services we may wish to offer in this respect.
Data will not be disclosed to any external commercial organisation or third party not contracted to DACS without your individual permission. Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 you can choose at any time not to receive communications from us in future.
This policy was last updated in July 2012.
Privacy statement of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
Information about our organisation and website
Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organisation like the Design and Artists Copyright Society. We are based in the United Kingdom. Our principal activities are:
33 Great Sutton Street
Data controller: Joy Stanley
What data we collect, and why we collect it
We collect the personal and business data that you may volunteer while using our services.
We may collect the following information:
name and job title
contact information including email address and phone numbers
nationality and dates of birth
bank details for the purposes of distributing royalties
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
We may also collect information about you from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. We do not collect or use personal and business data for any purpose other than for the administration of our services as a collecting society and licensing agency or for marketing purposes in connection with those services.
You have the choice of not allowing your data to be used by DACS for the purposes of promoting our services to you by indicating in a box at the point on the site where the data is collected.
If we wish to use your personal and business data for a new purpose, we offer you the means to consent to this new purpose by indicating in a box at the point on the site where the personal and business data required is collected.
Providing visitors with anonymous access
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.
The services and links of our website
Our website does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others.
Our website may include links to, or content embedded from third-party web service providers such as Twitter and YouTube. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We manage our mailing list through a third party service, MailChimp.
Cookies and the automatic collection of information
provide anonymised analytics of visitor behaviour in order to improve our service
allow the correct functioning of our content management system
allow forms within the site to remember your details, if you opt in to this during the process of filling out a form
manage sessions and data held during form-filling in session cookies
We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals. We do not allow the sharing of aggregated anonymous analytics data with our analytics provider.
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children.
Disclosure and visitor choice
We do not disclose your personal data to other commercial organisations or individuals without your prior individual consent. Under some circumstances we may share limited information with our sister societies for the purposes stated above.
Confidentiality / security
We use SSL over HTTPS, a secure transmission method, when you send us the following types of personal data:
primary personal data
other personal and profiling data
We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:
improper use or disclosure
unlawful destruction or accidental loss
All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.
Access to the personal data we may hold about you
You can ask us by sending an email to email@example.com whether we are keeping personal data about you. Upon written request we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you within a week - although we may require proof of your identity. We will provide the information without any charge. To request a copy of your personal data write to:-
The Data Controller
33 Great Sutton Street
We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data rectified or amended.
33 Great Sutton Street
Phone: +44 20 7336 8811
Fax: +44 20 7336 8822