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SESAC Data Privacy Policy

The SESAC Data Privacy Policy has been developed as an extension of our commitment to the highest level of integrity in dealing with our affiliates and licensees. The Policy guides how we collect, store, and use information about affiliates and licensees.   It will be periodically assessed against new technologies, business practices and our affiliates and licensees changing needs. SESAC may, from time to time, modify this Privacy Policy to reflect legal, technological and other developments.

Our Policy recognizes two kinds of personal data that deserve varying levels of protection. Personal Information includes, for example, e-mail addresses, billing information, and "click through" data that tracks user activity on a Web site or online service. A subset of that category, Sensitive Data, deserves additional safeguards. Sensitive Data includes, by way of example, Social Security numbers, personal financial information.

SESAC is committed to using all reasonable efforts to abide by the following Policy statement:

  1. Collection. Personal Information will only be collected to the extent that SESAC deems reasonably necessary to serve a legitimate business purpose.
  2. Notification. Affiliates and prospects will be notified (usually at the point where Personal Information is collected) as to the uses the business unit may make of the Personal Information collected from them.
  3. Security. Appropriate safeguards will be implemented to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of Personal Information about our affiliates and licensees.
  4. Access: Review and Correction. Procedures have been developed through which affiliates and licensees can, upon request, review and correct the Personal Information that has been collected from them by SESAC.
  5. Sensitive Data. The collection and use of Sensitive Data carries with it special obligations and responsibilities in order to maintain the data's security, integrity and privacy. Sensitive Data will not be made available for External Distribution outside SESAC (although it may be made available through Onward Transfer as described below).
    • Onward Transfer. Whenever SESAC permits a third party to access Personal Information through either External Distribution or Onward Transfer, commercially appropriate procedures will be followed to help ensure that the Information is used only for authorized purposes and by authorized persons in a manner consistent with the choices affiliates and licensees have made under this Policy, and that the security, integrity and privacy of the information is maintained. Please note that our Website may contain links to other Websites that have their own privacy policies and practices. While SESAC will employ commercially appropriate procedures to help ensure that your information is only used for authorized purposes as described above, SESAC cannot make any guarantees with respect to the actions or policies of such third parties.

Questions and comments? The SESAC Privacy Policy has been developed out of respect for the privacy preferences and choices of our affiliates and licensees. We have established procedures to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to address your concerns.

Please submit comments and questions to the Information Technologies dept.