Website Terms and Conditions for Use

Please Read These Terms and Conditions Carefully Before Using this Website

Last updated: April 2024

Contact Details

Postal address:
FAO Legal,
Music Publishers Association Limited,
3rd Floor,
107 Gray's Inn Road,
[email protected]
Telephone number:
020 3848 7410

Who we are (Website) is owned and operated by Music Publishers Association Limited (MPA, we, us, or our) a company registered in England (under company number 00140248) and with its registered office at 3rd Floor, 107 Gray’s Inn Road, London, England, WC1X 8TZ.

To contact MPA, please email [email protected] or telephone our customer service line on 020 3848 7410.

Website Terms of Use

Please note that by accessing and interacting with the Website, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions of use (Terms of Use) and that you agree to be bound by them.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use, and that they comply with them.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must not use or access the Website.

MPA recommends that you print a copy of these Terms of Use for future reference.

Other terms that may apply to you

These Terms of Use also refer to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, which also apply to your use of the Website.

Changes to these Terms of Use

MPA may make changes to the Website and these Terms of Use from time to time. Any changes take immediate effect. Please review these Terms of Use to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply at the time.

Your continued use of this Website after changes have been made will constitute acceptance of any revised terms.

Members Area Portal

Members have access to a self-service portal on our Website (Members Area Portal)

You must not disclose your login details, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, to the Members Area Portal to any third party not authorised to access the Members Area Portal.

MPA have the right to disable your access to the Members Area Portal, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

If you know or suspect that anyone not authorised has access to your login details or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected].

Intellectual property rights

MPA is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright law and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Website.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and must not use any illustrations, photographs, videos or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

MPA’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged (except if the content is user-generated).

You must not use any part of the content on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

If you print off, copy, download, share or repost any part of our Website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at MPA’s option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Our Website contains photographs of speakers at MPA events and other attendees of events. If your photo appears on our Website and you wish to have it removed, please contact us.

No text or data mining, or web scraping

You should not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our Website. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of of):

  • Any “robot”, “bot”, “spider”, “scraper” or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the Website or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same.
  • Any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.

The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of MPA’s rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of the Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).

This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) MPA is unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to MPA.


The content available on our Website is for guidance and general information only. It should not be used in place of formal legal advice. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Website.

MPA does not make any representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the content on our Website or claim that any content is current or up to date.

Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for convenience and for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us. MPA has no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

MPA does not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. MPA may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons. MPA will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

User conduct

Other than personal information which is covered by the Privacy Policy applicable to our Website, any information or content transmitted or posted to the Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

MPA shall have no obligations with respect to such information and content. MPA shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute and otherwise use such information and content and anything embedded therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Users of our Website are prohibited from posting or transmitting any information or content:

  • that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, discriminatory, in breach of privacy or in breach of confidence; or
  • for which all necessary licences and/or permissions have not been obtained; or
  • which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party in any country of the world.

Users may not misuse our Website (including, but not limited to, by hacking).

Loss or damage

MPA does not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

If you are a business user:

  • MPA excludes all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Website or any content on it.
  • MPA will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with: (i) use of, or inability to use, our Website; or (ii) use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website.
  • In particular, we will not be liable for:
    • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    • business interruption;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that MPA only provides this Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

Your personal information

MPA will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.

Bugs or viruses

MPA does not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. MPA will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.

Linking to our Website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage MPA’s reputation or takes advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on MPA’s part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our Website in any website that is not owned by you.

Our Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page.

MPA reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.


No omission by MPA to exercise any rights under these Terms of Use at a particular time shall constitute a waiver of such rights.

If any part of these Terms of Use is found to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court or regulator, then, where required, that part shall be deleted from the Terms of Use but the remaining parts of the Terms of Use will continue to be enforceable.

These Terms of Use do not create or imply any rights that are enforceable by any person who is not party to the Terms of Use.

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights and obligations in the Terms of Use to any other person.

Any disputes arising out of these Terms of Use will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. If you choose to bring proceedings in connection with these Terms of Use you must do so in the English courts.

MPA is a company registered in England and Wales (under company number 00140248) and with its registered office at 3rd Floor, 107 Gray’s Inn Road, London, England, WC1X 8TZ. MPA’s VAT number is 233276867.

To contact MPA, please email [email protected] or telephone our customer service line on 020 3848 7410. Alternatively, you can write to us using our address set out above.

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