Vie privée

Here you can read about SAA's Privacy Policy regarding the collection, use, organization, storage and disclosure of the Personal Information we receive from people we contact in the framework of our activities and subscribers. We take your privacy extremely seriously and we never use information you provide for other purposes than those described below.

When we write “we”, “us”, “our”, we are referring to the SAA.

We have adapted our privacy policy to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, applicable within the European Union territory as from the 25th May 2018.

The organisation

This section informs you about our activities. The SAA is a Cooperative Society with Limited Liability (SCRL) registered in Brussels, Belgium. The SAA represents the interests of collective management societies and their audiovisual authors’ members at the European level. SAA’s main objectives are the following:

  • to defend and strengthen the economic and moral rights of audiovisual authors (screenwriters and directors)
  • to secure fair remuneration for audiovisual authors for every use of their works
  • to develop, promote and facilitate the management of rights by member societies

For more information about the SAA, you may access to our Statutes.

Information collection and use

We use your Personal Information only to facilitate our professional relationships with you and to improve our internal organisation. By entering in contact with us or subscribing to our newsletter(s), you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

While being in contact with us (whatever the means) or while subscribing to our newsletter(s), we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personal identifiable information may include:

  • the name/surname
  • the company/organisation name
  • the professional function
  • the gender/title
  • the nationality
  • the place of work address
  • the phone/fax number (private and/or professional)
  • the email address (private and/or professional)

Please note that when subscribing to one of our newsletters, you will automatically receive a permission reminder while processing your data. We use third party services of MailChimp that manage emails (only) of our subscribers. With MailChimp, we collect and organise privately your data into ‘distribution lists’.


We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletter(s) you subscribed to or for professional purposes (meeting requests, information requests, events’ invitations).

You will automatically get SAA news in your inbox when signing up to our newsletter service.

Personal rights

You can make a request –  without charge – based on the following rights:

  • right of access: you can request to access information that we hold
  • right to rectification: you can request correction, addition or amendment of data we hold
  • right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’): you can request deletion of your data
  • right to restriction of processing: you can obtain restriction of your data
  • right of data portability: you can request the exportation of your data to another controller
  • right to object: you can request to object against specific types of processing


We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee absolute security. In case of security breach causing a data loss or a leakage, we will notify you and the concerned legal authorities as soon as possible.

Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the SAA domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Changes to this privacy policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 01/03/2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and to be bound by the modified Privacy Policy. We will notify you through the email address you have provided us.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you want to update, delete, change or transfer any Personal Information we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please contact us: