Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat personal information we collect from you through the website, or through such School of Electronic Music services as we might make available to you from time to time.

1. What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

2. Information about website visits

We may collect information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability, and for marketing purposes.

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may send a cookie which may be stored on by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website, and to personalise our website for you. For more information regarding our use of cookies please refer to section 5 below.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookie by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector.) This may, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one. This processing is undertaken in pursuit of our legitimate interest in improving our products and services.

3. Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website or through our services will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may use your personal information to:

We may also process your personal data for the following purposes:

Moderation and public information

In connection with user posting, commenting and reviewing or similar functionality (where this functionality is made available), certain of your content may be shared with other users or become publicly available. You may be able to select, in some cases, specific recipients (for example, if you are posting a comment to a particular group only) and then only those recipients will receive it, however, in all other cases, the information may be made publicly available.

This processing is undertaken on the legal basis of performance of a contract (being our terms of use with you) and our legitimate interests, being our commercial interests in providing you with enhanced user functionality (such as, for example, the ability to post, comment or review (where applicable)). To respond to your enquiries and requests for support, we may process your content so we are able to properly respond to your enquiries, in accordance with the terms of use agreed between us. As part of this we may also share your content with suppliers who may assist us with managing support queries.

For the above purposes, processing is carried out so we can perform our contractual obligations (being our terms with you) and in pursuit of our legitimate interests, being our commercial interests to respond to your queries and requests for support. 

To prevent fraudulent or illegal activity, we may process your content in pursuit of our legitimate interests of ensuring that your use of our services is lawful and in compliance with our agreement (being the terms of use agreed between us), to prevent disruption to our services, to enforce our rights, to protect any individual or otherwise to ensure our compliance with our legal obligations. 

To help us to improve the service and fix problems

We may process your content so we can analyse and improve our services, and also for us to develop new services. As part of this we may also share this information with suppliers who may assist us. This processing is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests, being our commercial interests of: (i) ensuring our services function properly so you and other users have the best experience; (ii) improving the quality of our services, and providing a better experience to our users; and (iii) identifying and correcting any bugs or problems with the service. 

To help us to understand your usage of the Online Services

We may process your content to understand how users use our services, and to compile statistical reports regarding that activity, as well as understanding how users access content in our services (including what users are searching for, what they download and audition, what they store in the School of Electronic Music repository). This processing is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests, being our commercial interests in continually improving the services, understanding and fixing problems (such as when users may be unable to easily access or enjoy content) and to improve our future products and services. 

To keep you up to date, where you have consented, or where it is otherwise lawful to do so, we may use your content to send you emails in order to keep you informed of news and products. You can withdraw your consent at any time by letting us know by email.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

4. Antispam Policy

Newsletter Subscriber

A registered user is added to our Newsletter Subscribers database when he/she leaves the "Yes. I want to subscribe to the School of Electronic Music newsletter" option ON, on our registration page. After completing our registration process which involves clicking an activation link sent to his/her email account the user becomes a Newsletter Subscriber. Our email communication with our Newsletter Subscribers is based solely on their permission.

What Is Spam?

Spam is unsolicited email also known as Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE). It involves emails sent to users who:

Email Communications

School of Electronic Music does not send spam - ever. The goal of our existing email communications is to inform our Newsletter Subscribers of school news, and developments with our courses. Our Newsletters may also include the links to our new products, information about promotions and latest news from our industry.

We do not sell or distribute (for financial gain or for free) or otherwise disclose any partner or customer e-mail addresses to any third parties except when legally required. Every newsletter contains an Unsubscribe link at the top of the message.

Necessary Communication

There are situations which, by their own nature, require us to send you emails. These may include:

Please make sure you do not flag School of Electronic Music as 'Spam' or 'Unsolicited' in your email application. When you register and do not find an activation email in your inbox, check your spam folder.

When you get in contact with us (for example by email or via a form on the website) we will keep records of what is communicated. This is to ensure we have a record of our discussion for future reference and so we can improve the website. 

5. Cookies, Beacons and Tracking

Our website uses 'cookies' and similar technologies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and mobile device by software that you install. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies may also be stored in your internet browser by or on behalf of third parties, such as Google or providers of advertising services.

We use cookies/beacons in the following ways:

We use analytics to collect and store anonymous statistical data about our users' use of the website. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies, but parts of the website may not work properly.

For more information about cookies, please visit If you do not wish for us to use cookies when you use the Website, please adjust your Internet browser settings to decline cookies (your computer's help documentation should tell you how to do this). If you choose to decline cookies, some parts of the website may not work properly. By using the website, you agree to our use of cookies as described above.

If you want to learn about how to opt out of Google's use of cookies, please visit your Google Ads Settings ( The Google Analytics terms of service can be accessed here: 

6. Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

We may anonymise information about you (so that you cannot be identified from it by third parties) and provide that information to third parties for the purposes of marketing analysis or to market the website or our services (for example, by letting our business partners know that 50 male individuals from a particular country viewed their product during a particular time period).

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

7. International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy. This includes transferring your data to, and storing it at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or our suppliers. These staff or suppliers may be engaged in the processing of your orders, payments or the provision of support services.

Where your personal data is transferred outside of the EEA to a territory not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission, we have agreements in place with the relevant parties which include either (i) standard data protection clauses adopted by the relevant data protection regulator and approved by the European Commission or (ii) standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission, to ensure that appropriate safeguards are used to protect your personal data. Alternatively, we may put in place other appropriate safeguards. If you require more information about these safeguards, you can contact us.

8. Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the Internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.

You are responsible for keeping your passwords confidential. We will not ask you for your passwords.

9. Data retention

In accordance with data protection laws and good commercial practice, we do not retain data in a form that permits identification of the person(s) to whom it relates for any longer than is necessary.

10. Children

We do not knowingly solicit information from, or market to, children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under 13 years of age, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe we have information from or about a child under 13, please contact us by email. 

11. Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

12. Your rights

You have the following rights over the way we process personal data relating to you, as set out in the list below. We aim to comply with requests (which may be sent by email to without undue delay and within one month at the latest. 

You can ask us to restrict, stop processing or delete your personal data if:

● you consented to our processing the personal data and have withdrawn that consent;

● we no longer need to process that personal data for the reason it was collected;

● we are processing that personal data because it is in the public interest or it is in order to pursue a legitimate interest of ours or a third party, you don't agree with that processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest for us to continue processing it;

● the personal data was unlawfully processed;

● you need the personal data to be deleted in order to comply with legal obligations; and/or

● the personal data is processed in relation to the offer of a service to a child. You may be able to delete your accounts by following the instructions in your account settings, where applicable. You can also request account deletion by email. Obtain a machine-readable copy of your personal data, which you can use with another service provider

● If (i) we are processing data in order to perform our contractual obligations to you or because you consented and (ii) that processing is carried out by automated means, we will help you to move, copy or transfer your personal data to other IT systems.

● If you request, we will supply you with the relevant personal data in CSV format. Where it is technically feasible, you can ask us to send this information directly to another IT system provider if you prefer. Make a complaint to a Supervisory Authority

● If you are unhappy with the way we are processing your personal data, please let us know by contacting us via our support services or by email.

● If you do not agree with the way we have processed your data or responded to your concerns, an alternative is to submit a complaint to a Data Protection Supervisory Authority. Contact information for the Information Commissioner's Office is available here: 

13. Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.

14. Financial Information

The website does not store your credit card and payment details on our server. The website retains details of your purchases and purchased products in your profile, but no sensitive details relating to your payment methods are stored or handled by School of Electronic Music.

15. Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to or by post to:

School of Electronic Music, 220 Chapel Street, Manchester, M3 5LE. +44(0)161 833 4722

Terms of Use - Registered User

Any person or entity ("User"), registered to use or access the sites at and (“Sites”) or any information contained within the sites, agrees to and is bound by the following terms and conditions of this registered user agreement ("Agreement"):


When you register with either Sites, you are contracting with School of Electronic Music Limited, of 220 Chapel Street, Manchester, M3 5LE. School of Electronic Music Limited is referred to in these terms and conditions as "we", "us", "our", “SEM”, “SEM Online”, or “School of Electronic Music”.


You agree: to keep your password secure and confidential and to not allow anyone else to use your email address or password to access the Sites; to not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered User to gain access to any secured area of the Sites, and; to not create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the Sites, or other users, or to seek to pass yourself off as another User. If you think someone else has obtained your account details, please let us know immediately and we will close your account as quickly as possible. You will be responsible to the School of Electronic Music and to others for all activity that occurs under your registration account.


You agree to provide only true, accurate and complete information to us and/or the Sites. Any personal information provided by Users will be treated with appropriate care and security in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Your use of the Sites and/or all content contained within the Sites (“Content”) is entirely at your own risk. Please note, whilst we endeavour to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the Content may not be wholly accurate or up-to-date, complete or free of defects, and is subject to change, often at very short notice. All Content is provided without any representations or warranties of any kind (implied or express) to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. School of Electronic Music, unless otherwise stated herein, owns or controls all relevant intellectual property rights in the Sites and the Content. You may not publish, distribute, extract, re-utilise, or reproduce any part of the Sites or Content in any form (including storing it in any medium) other than as expressly allowed herein or as permitted on the Sites or under UK or local law. The Sites and the Content are for your personal, non-commercial use only, and are not for re-distribution, transfer, assignment or sub-licence.


If you encounter or become aware of any objectionable or infringing or unlawful content posted anywhere on the Sites, please immediately report such material (and the specific page on which it is found) to the School of Electronic Music. Please note that there may be adverse legal consequences if you make a false or bad faith allegation through this process.


If you upload any material to the Sites (including, without limitation, text, photographs and/or written comments) you hereby grant to us a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use that material in any media. You further agree to waive your moral rights for the purposes of this licence. You warrant and represent that you personally created, wrote and produced such content and all materials contained within such content. We reserve the right to cut, edit, crop or arrange your material as necessary in our discretion. Unless you have requested otherwise, your name may be published alongside your material. If you do not want to grant these rights, please do not submit material to the Sites.


You agree that you are responsible for everything that you post or transmit to the Sites and you agree (in relation to the Sites):

not to post content or participate in any form of activity via the Sites which is unlawful, harassing, libellous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually-oriented, racially-offensive or otherwise includes objectionable material;

You acknowledge and accept that when you upload material to the Sites, you may be exposed to comments or critical submissions from other Users that are unfair, inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable to you and you hereby waive any rights or remedies you have or may have against us with respect to any such comments or submissions.


You agree that the liability of School of Electronic Music to you hereunder shall be limited to the lesser of: (1) the amount you have actually paid to School of Electronic Music for its products or services; and (2) fifty pounds (£50). Except as set out herein, School of Electronic Music shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss of any kind in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of your use of the Sites or in relation to the goods and/or services that we provide. Nothing in this Agreement shall operate to limit or exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence of School of Electronic Music.


You agree to indemnify School of Electronic Music for any loss or damage that may be incurred by School of Electronic Music, including without limitation legal fees, arising from any breach by you of any warranty or other term herein or your misuse of any material or information obtained through the Sites. You further undertake to indemnify School of Electronic Music for all loss or damage incurred by School of Electronic Music relation to any third party claim against School of Electronic Music for infringement of intellectual property rights arising in relation to your provision of materials to the Sites.


The brands, products and service names used or appearing within the Sites (including, without limitation, “School of Electronic Music") are the trademarks or trade names of School of Electronic Music or its trading partners unless otherwise stated. You may not distribute products or offer services under or by reference to or otherwise use or reproduce any such trade marks, trade names or taglines without the prior written permission of School of Electronic Music.


You agree and undertake not to attempt to damage, deny service to, hack, crack, reverse-engineer, or otherwise interfere (collectively, "Interfere") with the Sites in any manner. If you in any way Interfere with the Sites, you agree to pay all damages incurred by School of Electronic Music. School of Electronic Music will cooperate with the authorities in prosecuting any User who Interferes with the Sites or otherwise attempts to defraud School of Electronic Music or any other parties through your use of the Sites or services provided via the Sites. School of Electronic Music reserves the right to deny any or all access or service to any User for any reason, at any time, at our sole discretion. You agree that we may block your IP address or addresses at any time, and at our sole discretion to disallow your continued use of the Sites. We reserve the right to take any action we may deem appropriate in our sole discretion with respect to violations or enforcement of the terms of this Agreement, and we expressly reserve all rights and remedies available to us at law or in equity.


Your use of the Sites and/or the content creates no partnership, client, fiduciary or other professional relationship.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties on the subject matter hereof. There are no understandings, agreements, or representations, oral or written, not specified herein regarding this Agreement.


We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control.


If any part, term, or provision of this Agreement shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable, or in conflict with any relevant law, the remaining portions or provisions shall still remain valid and continue in full force and effect.


No waiver, express or implied, by either party of any term or condition or of any breach by the other of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of any breach of the same or any other provision of this Agreement.


This Agreement may be varied from time to time by our posting new terms on the Sites, and any such amendment will be applicable to all Users from the date and time such revised terms have been posted on the Sites. Your continued use of the Sites or services constitutes agreement with and acceptance of any such amendment or other changes.


This Agreement shall be governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising under or in connection with this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


For enquires regarding the Sites and returns, please contact us at the following address: School of Electronic Music Limited, 220 Chapel Street, Manchester, M3 5LE or contact us at