Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Live DMA is a European network for live music venues and festivals, registered as non-profit association under the French law of 1901. The Live DMA coordination office is based at 35 rue Crucy, 44000 Nantes, France.

Since 2012, Live DMA has been articulating the challenges faced by live music venues and festivals in Europe. We believe that there is a need for preserving and supporting popular live music, and we are striving to maintain a sustainable economic, political, social and cultural foundation of the sector. We want to advance the recognition of music venues and festivals as being significant contributors of culture.

In order to accomplish this mission, Live DMA disseminates the following:

  • information about the network’s activities, projects, members, and partners;
  • information, debates, ideas, and exchanges about European policies, legislations, and regulations, that have an impact on the development of the European live music sector and the cultural development of the European project in general;
  • information, ideas, statements and positions that promote popular live music in particular, and culture in general, as necessary condition for sustainable development towards citizens, their organizations, the public and private sector and all European institutions and as well other relevant bodies and institutions in Europe, member states and international institutions that influence the European context.

In order to keep the members of our network and partners that support our mission informed, Live DMA keeps a database of stakeholders. Referring to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Live DMA is engaged to respect and protect the integrity of every individual somehow linked to the network by our privacy policy.

Live DMA is responsible for the handling of your personal data on this website. We do not disclose your email addresses to any third party without your consent.

Live DMA relies currently on the services of Mailchimp for newsletter and press release sending. Mailchimp has confirmed that their services are fully compliant with all aspects of GDPR by 25 May 2018.

Your personal data (first name, last name, organization, country and email) that are collected in connection to subscriptions to our newsletters (Seasonal Newsletter, Press releases) and/or our invitations to events are only saved for as long as you are a subscriber. When you unsubscribe, you no longer receive updates from us. Should you want Live DMA to remove your personal data from our database, write to

You have the right to demand information about what personal data Live DMA has collected about you and information on the purpose that the data is used. You also have the right to get incomplete and wrong information corrected, removed or blocked. You can write to to get in touch with us and to utilize these rights.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.