General conditions of use

Last update: August 17th, 2022

General regulations

The SPPF (Société civile des Producteurs de Phonogrammes en France) is a collective management organization governed by articles L. 321-1 and following of the French Intellectual Property Code (hereinafter “IPC”). It is governed by the provisions of articles 1382 and following of the French Civil Code and by Title II of Book III of the IPC.
The SPPF is a non-trading company, constituted in the form of a civil company, whose main mission is to collect neighboring rights and to distribute them to its members.
To this end, the SPPF implements rules of transparency, ethics, and good governance to ensure its missions.
This website, property of the SPPF, has been designed and published to meet the expectations of its members, independent producers of phonograms and/or music videos, and of users of recorded music by offering them practical and relevant information as well as adapted services intended to facilitate the collection and distribution of remuneration for their neighboring rights and, on the other hand, to inform the interested public about the ecosystem of neighboring rights and the users of recorded music about their obligations.
The present general conditions of use (hereinafter “GCU”) defines the terms of consultation of the SPPF website and access to the services it offers. The consultation of the website implies acceptance of these GCU and an undertaking to respect them.
The GCU are governed by French law. They are applicable to you as soon as you access this website, whether from the home page or from any other page.

As the GCU may be updated from time to time, you are invited to consult them when you access the website from the home page or any other page. If you continue to use the website after changes are posted, the terms of use of the website will be those applicable at the time you use it.

You agree to use this website in accordance with all applicable laws, public policy and morality, and to comply with the GCU and other specific terms and conditions set forth in certain pages of the website (e.g., “Associates Only” access).

The user is solely responsible for the content of the messages he may send to the SPPF, especially through the contact form. The user guarantees the accuracy and truthfulness of the information, documents, and content that he communicates to the SPPF and undertakes to ensure that his messages comply with any applicable legislation or regulations, in particular that they do not contain defamatory, insulting or threatening remarks.

In any case, the SPPF shall not be held responsible for any damage that may result from inappropriate use of its website and the services offered.

Some services on the website may be subject to specific conditions of use. In case of contradiction between the GCU and the specific conditions of use, the latter shall prevail.

The contents (including the present CGU) and services offered on the SPPF Site may be subject to updates, modifications, or deletions, without these being the subject of any specific notification or information.
The SPPF also tries to ensure the best possible quality of service in terms of accessibility and availability of the website. However, this access cannot be guaranteed permanently (maintenance, failure of Internet access providers, etc.).


The SPPF ensures that the information published on its website comes from sources deemed reliable.

Despite frequent updates, it is nevertheless possible that the content of its site may contain errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. This is why the SPPF cannot guarantee the total accuracy and exhaustiveness of the information contained on this website.

The SPPF shall not be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage, whatever the causes or consequences, resulting from the consultation of its site (and/or sites linked to it), its use, the use of the information it contains or the impossibility of accessing it.

The SPPF website may be interrupted at any time for the purposes of technical maintenance or updating of the information published or for reasons of force majeure. The SPPF declines all responsibility for this.

Intellectual Property

The SPPF website, including its structure, software elements, functions and content, is the exclusive property of the SPPF. All content (text, sound, image, software, logo, etc.) published on the site is protected in accordance with the provisions of French law and international conventions related to intellectual property (copyright, neighboring rights, trademarks, etc.) or any other right (image rights, etc.).
The representation/communication to the public, reproduction, use or exploitation of any element, content, functionality, etc. of the site is therefore subject to the prior authorization of the SPPF.

Any unauthorized reproduction and/or communication to the public of the trademarks and logos present on this Internet site constitutes an infringement and its author is liable to penal sanctions and to the penalties provided for in articles L. 335-2 and L. 343-1 of the IPC.

Protection of your personal data

Personal data is information that makes it possible to identify you, as a natural person, either directly (e.g.: your surname, first name, etc.) or indirectly, by reference to an identifier (e.g.: your member or beneficiary code).
To find out how the SPPF processes your personal data and to know and exercise your rights, you are invited to consult the Privacy Policy.

In application of the regulations in force, you are reminded that any personal data made accessible on the SPPF website may not be collected and processed without the prior written consent of the person concerned. It is absolutely forbidden to collect and use them, either manually or automatically, especially to send unsolicited advertising messages.

Hypertext links

Hypertext links pointing to the SPPF website

Any creation of a hypertext link pointing to the SPPF website is made under the entire and sole responsibility of the person who has created this link and cannot engage the responsibility of the SPPF.

The SPPF reserves the right to request the dereferencing/suppresion of any link that would be prejudicial to it, in particular when the author of the link, his activities and/or the content of his site is in contradiction with the values and rights defended by the SPPF, or which would be likely to damage the image/reputation of the SPPF or to create a risk of confusion in the mind of the public as to the relationship/relationship between the SPPF and the author of the said link.

Hypertext links pointing from the SPPF website to other websites

The website includes hypertext links to other websites which are not under the control of the SPPF. They are made available to users for their assistance and information. These sites are related to the world of musical production and neighboring rights.
As a result, these websites may be modified, updated, or deleted at any time by the publisher under its sole responsibility. The SPPF shall not be held responsible for the content, advertising, products or services available on external sites or sources accessible via a hypertext link from its Internet site.