Privacy notice

This website is managed by the authors of Performing Music Research. Oxford University Press does not oversee, and is not responsible for, any of its contents. 

The authors of Performing Music Research are committed to protecting your privacy. On this page we set out why we collect information, what we do with information, and what your rights are. Personal information includes any data that can be used to identify you as an individual.

The authors of Performing Music Research (hereafter PMR) will protect the privacy of users of our services, and enquirers and visitors to our website, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations 2003, and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Whenever personal information is given to PMR by anyone, they are asked to consent to its collection and use by PMR in accordance with this Privacy Notice. Personal data submitted online to PMR will only be passed on to third parties who are directly involved in providing services to PMR for the purpose required. PMR will not disclose any personal data for any other use, to any other party, unless we are obliged to do so by law.

Your rights and preferences

The legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent, where you have provided this, and otherwise our legitimate interests. In the case of our legitimate interests to process your personal data, we are required to ensure that our interests are balanced against any detriment you may face from our processing.

You have a right to know what information PMR holds about you and to ask us to stop processing your data, provided that PMR has no legitimate or legal reason to continue using it.

Under GDPR, you have the right to: (1) opt out of specified or all communication with PMR; (2) ask for access to, or correction/deletion, of your data; (3) have data processing restricted to a particular use. Requests to obtain confirmation that your data are being processed in accordance with the regulations, or to request access to your personal data, must be made in writing (via email, letter or fax) and should include: (1) your full name, address and contact telephone number; (2) details of the specific information you require and any relevant dates.

PMR will respond within 30 calendar days of receipt of the request. You can submit requests via email to

Our website

The PMR website collects data from website visitors for specific purposes that relate to legitimate interests concerning PMR’s core activities of research, teaching, and knowledge exchange.

PMR may also use ‘cookies’ on this website. A cookie is a small text file that is sent from a web server to your browser and may be stored on your computer, designed to collect data for statistical purposes and to make pages you view regularly load more quickly. PMR website cookies do not collect any identifiable personal information but can automatically collect data based on visitor browser settings and context (e.g. location, device, browser, preferences) and the use of our website. You can configure your own browser or social media platforms to control how much of your data is available through cookies.

We use data (1) for analytics purposes (e.g. to count the number of unique visits to a page or click patterns, and understand the context in which visitors navigate through the website), so that we can improve the content and navigation; (2) to provide visitors with a tailored and appropriate experience, when they return to the website; (3) to report statistics internally and to regulatory authorities upon request; (4) to measure website performance; (5) where such storage or access is strictly necessary for the provision of a service requested by the subscriber, visitor or user.

Other websites

The PMR website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy arrangements of other sites that collect or use personal data.


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