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Privacy Policy

ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society (d/b/a ACTRA RACS) takes the privacy of our members seriously. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how it is handled.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online through the ACTRA RACS website, which includes and links from that site to our membership system, ACTRA websites and related microsites. However, you choose to provide information to us, we use security safeguards to help protect your personal information. We are also committed to informing our members about our privacy policies and information handling practices.

Our site may contain links to other websites over which we have no control. ACTRA is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites you may choose to link to from the ACTRA website.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on Your continued use of the website will constitute consent to the new privacy policies.

What Information is Collected?

To become a member of ACTRA RACS, it is necessary to complete and submit to us the standard registration form. The registration form contains personal information. Your personal information is protected, and its availability is limited to people who have a “need to know” within the organization as part of their employment duties. The personal information that we collect and maintain includes but may not be limited to:

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

The information ACTRA RACS members provide is used to deliver services to our members, including the administration and the distribution of royalties and levies collected on your behalf.

Who We Share Your Information With?

We share your information with third parties, including:

Where we are required to disclose your information to third parties including agents or other collectives to administer your rights, those third parties are obligated to use your personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. Additionally, ACTRA RACS may be required to disclose your personal information to the extent required by law, in connection with any legal proceedings, and to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

ACTRA RACS does not sell, distribute, or make available your personal information available other than as described herein.  

We may use transfer your information to parties located outside Canada. By using the services, you understand that your information may be transferred outside the jurisdiction in which you live and, if your information is processed in a foreign country, it may be subject to foreign laws and accessible to law enforcement and national security authorities within that jurisdiction.

Processing payments

It may be necessary to provide your personal information to applicable financial institutions for the sole purpose of distributing payments to you (e.g. via direct deposit or wire transfer). By signing up for direct deposit, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information will be shared with the financial institution.  Your personal information will be used by such entity for its internal use related to fulfilling the transaction services for ACTRA RACS, will be treated in accordance with the institutions privacy policies.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

You may review, correct, or update your personal information at any time. You may also ask ACTRA RACS to edit your information. You may have to provide this request in writing.

We will store your information only as long as is necessary for the purposes for which the information was collected. Thereafter, we will keep your information for a reasonable time in accordance with our standard procedures to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse and to enforce our agreements, or as necessary for archival/audit purposes. Even if we delete some or all of your personal information, we may continue to create, retain, or use aggregate or anonymous data.


We use commercially reasonable efforts and security to protect your information on our systems from accidental loss, unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. However, it is important to recognize that no computer system or online database is completely free from risks of unauthorized intrusions or hacking.


During user interaction with one of our internet sites, we may use a browser feature called a ‘cookie’ to collect information anonymously and track user patterns on our websites. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies your browser – but not you – to our computers each time you visit one of our sites that uses cookies. Cookies tell us which pages of our sites are visited and by how many people. This helps us to enhance the online experience of visitors to our sites.

Unless you specifically advise us, we will not know who you are, even though we may assign your computer a cookie. We cannot use cookies, by themselves, to disclose the individual identity of any site user, and we never combine information gathered by a cookie with personally identifiable information such as your name, telephone number, or even your email address without your consent.

Most major websites use cookies and most major browsers are set up to accept them. If you wish, you can reset your browser either to notify you when you have received a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. You do not need cookies to visit our sites. However, if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features available on our sites such as personalization features.

Changes to Privacy Statement

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted at

Contact Information

If you believe there has been a breach to the security of this website, please contact the Director of ACTRA PRS at (416) 644-1502.

If you have any questions about our policies on privacy as stated on this site, please contact the Director of ACTRA PRS at the address listed below. If you are not satisfied with the Privacy Policy as currently presented, you should disconnect from and send a letter outlining your concerns to us. We will respond promptly to your inquiry.

ACTRA reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time.

625 Church Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1
Tel: (416) 489-1311
Toll Free: 1-800-387-3516
Fax: (416) 489-8076