Privacy policy


CLA considers that the lawful and correct treatment of personal information is important in maintaining confidence between those with whom we deal and ourselves.

CLA treats personal information lawfully and correctly. To this end CLA fully endorses and adheres to the principles of data protection, as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Specifically, personal information:

  • shall be processed fairly and lawfully
  • shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes
  • shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • shall be accurate and where necessary, kept up to date;
  • shall not be kept longer than is necessary
  • shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act
  • shall be kept secure
  • shall not be transferred to countries without adequate protection

Personal data is only collected through the CLA website for the purpose of processing licence applications, publication requests and answering queries. CLA's website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address (Internet Protocol: standard allowing data to be transmitted between two devices) which is automatically recognised by the web server.

Further information regarding the Data Protection Act can be found on the governments' website



A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. This helps to analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

We also use a cookie to send information through our contact and application forms.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. 

If you'd like to know more about cookies and how to delete or control them, visit



Hypertext links from any document on the CLA server are provided for convenience only.

Links are provided by CLA to internet locations only. The material kept at any internet location to which CLA provides a link, is the responsibility of the operator of the server on which it is held.

In particular, the provision by CLA of a link does not constitute any authorisation by CLA to the user to access material held at that location, nor is it evidence of any endorsement by CLA of the material held there.

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