About us & Privacy

1. WELCOME TO www.orangeunsignedact.co.uk

1.1 Welcome to www.orangeunsignedact.co.uk, owned and operated by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications International AB, Nya Vattentornet, SE 221 88 Lund, Sweden (“Sony Ericsson”). The following information relates to the processing by us of your personal data. Please note that in this privacy policy, “we” “our” or “us” refers to Sony Ericsson.

1.2 We are committed to complying with the provisions of all applicable data protection and personal data legislation and ensuring that the personal data we hold is processed fairly and lawfully. This Privacy Policy has therefore been prepared to tell you about the way we collect information from you and what we do with that information. By providing any personal information and/or data to us on the Website, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to collection, use, and transfer of such personal information and/or data on the terms and conditions outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not provide such personal information and/or data to us via the Website. Moreover, we reserve the right to change or modify the Privacy Policy at any time as posted, following (for example) changes in applicable legislation. If any part of this statement changes, we will tell you via our homepage at www.orangeunsignedact.co.uk. Therefore please re-visit that homepage and/or this page from time to time to review any changes that may have been made.

1.3 If you have any questions about this statement or your personal information that we may collect from you, please contact us at [email protected].

1.4 This Privacy Policy explains how we collect information from you when you visit or register to use the Website and how this information is then used. This Privacy Policy applies to you whether you use the Website as a casual browser or if you have registered as an Artist and/or Visitor to upload Material and/or engage in Visitor Activity and/or Artist Activity.


Non-personal information collected when you browse the Website

2.1 Your internet protocol (“IP”) address: like most websites, each time you visit the Website we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. We use this information to administer and optimise the Website for you and to diagnose problems with our Website. We use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.

2.2 We will not collect any personal information about you from your browsing of the Website unless you agree to collection and use of your personal data.

Information collected when you register to the Website

2.3 When you register to the Website, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself in order to register and/or upload Material and/or engage in Visitor Activity and/or Artist Activity. The precise information collected will depend upon whether you wish to register as an Artist and/or a Visitor but may include, for example, your name, postal address and email address. We will only collect information that is necessary for us to allow you to upload Material and/or engage in Visitor Activity and/or Artist Activity and for us to provide you with any services or assistance connected with that Material and/or Visitor Activity and/or Artist Activity.

How will we use any personal information that we collect?

2.4 Where we collect personal information, we will use it for administration and to tailor the Website to match your needs. We may also use personal information to contact you in respect of the Website, the Competition, your registration and/or Material, Works and/or Visitor Activity and/or Artist Activity you upload and/or engage in. We may also use personal information to contact you in connection with other competitions we may organise and for direct marketing purposes relating to the business, products and services of Sony Ericsson Orange Personal Communications Services Limited (“Orange”) Universal Music Operations Limited (“Universal”), Channel Four Television Cooperation (“Channel 4”) and/or their direct or indirect affiliate, subsidiary or other group companies.

2.5 At all times we are legally obliged to collect, retain and process any personal information that you provide in accordance with all applicable data protection and personal data legislation. Each time you provide us with personal information we aim to let you know how we intend to use it and ask you to give your consent to such use. This will include (i) where we would like to use that information to send you details of other products and services we offer which are similar to the product/service for which you have subscribed; and (ii) where we would like to share that information with certain selected third parties to allow them to provide you with details of their services and/or products which might be of interest to you.

2.6 We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as Website hosting, marketing and market researching and related to the Competition. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times we will control and be responsible for the use of your information.

2.7 Your personal information may be transferred to Sony Ericsson, Orange, Universal and/or Channel Four offices operating in countries outside the European Economic Area. Those countries may in rare cases not provide an adequate level of protection for personal information. Each of those Sony Ericsson, Orange, Universal and/or Channel 4 offices will however comply with their respective internal policy relating to processing of personal data. Unless it is for any of the purposes and to the companies set out under this Clause 2, we will not transfer (other than for routing purpose) the personal information you provide on the site to any third party, except (i) with your consent; (ii) as may be required by law or court order; (iii) to persons or companies with whom Sony Ericsson has contracts to carry out the internal operations of the Site or our business; or (iv) we reasonably believe that they are subject to law, binding scheme or contract which upholds principles for fair handling and adequate level of protection of personal information.

2.8 Your personal information may be shared with a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership, assets or a bankruptcy of www.orangeunsignedact.co.uk. We may also disclose your personal information as required or permitted by law, to protect the interests or safety www.orangeunsignedact.co.uk or a third party, or to prevent an emergency. Any third party with whom we share your personal information is authorised to use your personal information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.

2.9 We will not sell, trade or lease the personal information you provide to us to third parties without your consent. In connection with the uses described above, we may disclose your personal information to other companies within the Sony Ericsson corporate group but always in compliance with all applicable national and international laws and regulations.

How can I remove, update, prevent use of or correct my personal information?

2.10 Should the personal information held by us no longer be required by us for any of the purposes set out herein, we undertake to take reasonable steps to stroy or de-identify the personal information after a reasonable period of time has elapsed. If you provide us with personal information, you shall have the right, on reasonable prior written notice, to request inspection, change, amendment, or deletion of such personal information. However, we reserve the right to, subject to applicable law, charge a reasonable fee for inspection of your personal information held by us. Please refer to the “Your Account” section or contact [email protected].

2.11 In addition, please refer to the “Your Account” section of the Website where you can update, correct or delete your personal information as appropriate. Should you wish us to cease contacting you, you should also go to “Your Account” or contact [email protected].


3.1 We will hold your personal information securely and will only keep it for as long as is reasonably necessary in the circumstances, or whilst you are registered to use the Website, unless you have provided us with your consent to use the data for any additional purposes. We take the security of the Website and the information you provide very seriously and we will take all appropriate technical measures using recognised security procedures and tools in accordance with good industry practice to protect your personal information.

3.2 Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to protect your security in the manner described above, we consider that it is only appropriate to advise users that data transmission over the Internet and the World Wide Web cannot always be guaranteed as 100% secure, and therefore that you use the Website at your own risk. 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 omissions beyond our reasonable control.


4.1 Your Internet browser has a feature called “cookies” which store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to the Website. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit most of the Website. A cookie will not provide us with any personal information. Therefore, if you have not supplied us with any personal information, you can still browse our Website anonymously.

4.2 We do not automatically capture or store personal data from browsers to the Website, other than to log your IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit to our Website and the nature of the browser used. This information is used only for administration of the Website system and in the compilation of statistics used by us alone.

4.3 Cookies may be required to allow you to access and participate in certain areas of the Website, particularly to register and upload Content. We also use cookies, if you choose, to save your personal “log-in” information (for example, the email address you submitted on registration) so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Website. Third parties advertisers on the Website may also place cookies on your browser. We will notify you of this when you attempt to access such an area. Once you have closed your browser, the cookie is deactivated.

4.4 The majority of browsers will allow you to alter the settings used for cookies and to disable and enable them as you require. If you do not want cookies then please refer to the “Help” menu on your browser for instructions on disabling them. For further general information on cookies and more detailed advice on how to disable and enable them please go to www.allaboutcookies.org or www.cookiecentral.com.


If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy these changes will be detailed on this page in order to ensure that you are fully aware of what information is collected, how it is used and under what circumstances it will be disclosed.


This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this Website. The Website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites and we would advise you to read the privacy statement of any Website that collects personal information from you.


You are reminded that forums, chat rooms and blogging on the Website is public discussion. Any personal information supplied by you during these discussions is widely accessible. We are not responsible for any content whatsoever posted by you and/or other users as part of these services.


Everyone is welcome to visit the Website. However, if you wish to register for the Website to enter or participate in the Competition you must be 16 or older.

A note to our visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.