SDRM’s privacy policy is intended to provide you with transparent and comprehensible information about how your personal data is processed. This privacy policy also explains the rights you have under the regulations and how you can exercise these rights with SDRM using the dedicated forms that are available on this page. Please refer to Section


Personal data is information that makes it possible for you to be identified as a natural person, either directly (e.g. your surname, first name etc.), or indirectly by means of a reference number (e.g. your customer reference numbers etc.).

SDRM is committed to the protection of your personal data. It makes sure that it is in compliance with the regulations in force, as provided in the General Data Protection Regulations of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter the "GDPR"), which is applicable since on 25 May 2018, and the amended law of 6 January 1978, known as the "French Data Protection Act".


The personal data collected by the SDRM is processed for the purposes of managing your customer account, collecting mechanical reproduction rights and transactions related to billing, accounting and collection.

This data is processed based on the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code (hereinafter 'IPC'). The SDRM may also have to process any personal data that you submit when you make contact with the Society. This data is processed based on the SDRM's legitimate interest in responding to requests for information, as well as any other request related to its activities.

Any personal data collected and processed in this context will be kept only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of the processing in question, plus any applicable limitation period. This data may be shared with the following organisations:

  • SACEM, which carries out various administrative and accounting tasks on behalf of the SDRM, and which shares information with the SDRM related to performance and mechanical reproduction rights;
  • technical service providers for the SDRM site, including OVH and SIGMA, who host and maintain the site;
  • AGESSA, the body entrusted with the management of social security issues since 1 January, 1978;
  • SOGENACTIF, a secure platform for the online payment of invoices. In addition, the terms and conditions of use that apply specifically to online payments are those published by SOGENACTIF. Please read them before using this platform to make any payments. The SDRM cannot be held responsible for any technical malfunctions of SOGENACTIF.

Personal data collected on the SDRM website is not transferred outside the EU.

The SDRM, a not-for-profit civil society organisation (CSO), does not engage in any commercial activity. Therefore your personal information is not made available, either for free or for payment, to any third parties and is not used for any kind of commercial exploitation.

  • Combating piracy - ARCOM

According to the so-called HADOPI Laws of 2009 and the regulations applicable to the protection of personal data (GDPR), Sacem, the Civil Society of Phonographic Producers (SCPP - Société Civile des Producteurs Phonographiques), the Society for the Administration of Mechanical Reproduction Rights of authors, composers, publishers, dubbing and subtitles authors (SDRM - Société pour l'Administration du Droit de Reproduction Mécanique des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs), the Civil Society for French Producers of Phonograms (SPPF - Société Civile des Producteurs de Phonogrammes en France), and the Association for the Fight against Audiovisual Piracy (ALPA -Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle) may process personal data, via a joint system specially set up for this purpose, in order to ascertain the unlawful provision of protected works and objects committed via peer-to-peer networks. This data may then be transmitted to the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority (ARCOM – Autorité de régulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique).

Within the framework of the joint system that they set up, Sacem, SDRM, SPPF, SCCP and ALPA are "joint data controllers", within the meaning of the GDPR : an agreement between them thus defines their respective obligations and sets out the rules for monitoring the compliance of this processing with data protection regulations, in order to guarantee enhanced data protection in the long term.

However, these organisations do not process your contact details (surname, first name, e-mail address); only ARCOM can obtain them from the relevant Internet service providers.

To exercise your rights as a data subject or to obtain more information on the processing, you can use this dedicated form.

For more information on the processing implemented by ARCOM and the graduated response system, please consult this site :


In compliance with the relevant regulations on personal data, you have the following rights :

  • the right of information: gives you the right to obtain additional information on how your personal data is being processed by SDRM
  • the right of access: gives you the right to access your personal data and check their accuracy
  • the right to rectification: gives you the right to to modify or complete your personal data
  • the right to erasure: gives you the right to request the deletion of your data if it is inaccurate or out of date
  • the right to restriction of processing: gives you the right to request to limit processing of any inaccurate, contested or outdated personal data
  • the right to object: gives you the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to the processing of your personal data
  • the right to the withdrawal of consent: in cases where the processing of your data has required your consent, you may withdraw it at any time
  • the right to data portability: gives you the right to request a copy of any personal data that you have submitted to SDRM, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and the right to transmit those data to another controller.
  • In addition, under the amended act of 6 January 1978, you have the right to set out specific instructions on how your personal data should be handled after your death.

In order to exercise these rights:

  • if you have a private account, you can view your personal information directly and make a number of changes;
  • you can send your request in writing to the SDRM at the following address:
    225 Avenue Charles de Gaulle
    92528 Neuilly sur Seine Cedex
  • Finally, you can exercise your rights by submitting the form on our site.

However, the SDRM hereby informs you that, when you exercise these rights, it is within its rights:

  • to ask you to provide additional information to confirm your identity or
  • to refuse to process applications that are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular if they are repetitive in nature, or will require the payment of reasonable expenses to apply the measures requested, in such a case.

Finally, if you feel, after contacting the SDRM, that your rights are being abused or that any processing carried out by the SDRM does not comply with the regulation for the protection of personal data, you can submit a complaint to the CNIL or any other competent national data protection authority, (in particular, the authority of the European Union Member State in which you usually reside, where your workplace is located, or where a violation of the GDPR has taken place).


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