Music Center for PC


This Privacy Policy applies to “Sony | Music Center for PC” (the “Application”). The Application is an application for personal computers to organize music contents stored in the personal computer and to transfer the music contents to SONY audio devices.

In this Privacy Policy, we use “SONY,” "we," "us," and "our" to refer to Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc. “SONY Affiliates” shall mean Sony Corporation, which is the ultimate parent company of SONY and any legal entities controlled by Sony Corporation. SONY and SONY Affiliates shall be collectively referred to as “SONY Group”. The term “control” in this context means the direct or indirect ownership of at least fifty percent (50%) of the voting interest in such corporation or the power in fact to control the management decisions of such entity.


  • What information do we obtain?

    SONY uses information or data as described below which may include personal information (collectively, the “Collected Data”) collected automatically related to your use of the Application.

    • (ⅰ) Information about your device on which the Application is installed (the “Installed Device”) and component parts thereof:
      • device ID which is to be allocated automatically and specifications/features (e.g. product type, memory/storage size, manufacturer name, and model name);
      • Operating System and Operating System version;
      • language code, country or region, time zone;
      • operational status of your Installed Device and component part thereof (e.g. display); and
      • IP address used by such Installed Device’s internet connection
    • (ⅱ) Information about the Application:
      • application ID;
      • application version;
      • technical and specification information regarding contents operated or managed via the Application (e.g. file size or codec of such contents);
      • time stamp related to the usage of the Application; and
      • information regarding the usage status and usage history of the Application
    • (ⅲ) Information about the device which is connected to the Installed Device and which is detected by or registered to the Application (namely, your audio product, media server and media renderer, collectively, “Related Device”):
      • device ID or device name, specifications/features (e.g. serial number, memory/storage size, model name, manufacturer name and firmware version); and
      • information regarding the usage status and usage history of such Related Device

    The Collected Data collected automatically as described above will be uploaded with a unique number assigned to the devices on which the Application is installed and will allow SONY Group to distinguish the data received from the device from those received from other devices.

    Sony uses the above Collected Data as it is necessary to provide you with the features and functions of the Application.

    Please be aware that neither the Collected Data sent to SONY nor the recommendations provided via the Application are filtered and they may refer to potentially sensitive programs (such as adult content or lyrics) if watched.

  • How does SONY use the Collected Data?

    Improvement and development of current and future products and services of SONY Group

    We use the Collected Data listed in Section 2 to improve and develop SONY’s and SONY Group’s current and future products and services.

    Where you select “Agree to SONY’s use for product/service improvement/development”, then we process the Collected Data because you have given us your consent.

    We also process the Collected Data where this is necessary for SONY Group to pursue its legitimate interests in delivering the Application and related services or products to you, including;

    • To identify potential security threats and to protect SONY, SONY Group and its users against data leaks of data stored in servers or systems, system breakdown effects or unauthorized access to data stored in servers or systems.
    • In response to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation
    • To send you information you have requested
    • To enforce compliance with our terms of use and other policies and to help other organizations (such as copyright owners) to enforce their rights
  • Who else has access to the Collected Data?

    The Collected Data that is communicated to and stored by SONY may be made available to SONY Affiliates and to other third parties, as follows:

    SONY Affiliates

    The Collected Data may be shared with and used by other SONY Affiliates for the purposes of pursuing the activities outlined in Section 3 above.

    Third party contractors

    SONY and SONY Affiliates may use third party contractors to process or analyze the Collected Data on their behalf for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

    Business transfer

    In the event that SONY or a SONY Affiliate sells or transfers a portion or all of its business, the Collected Data may be transferred by SONY or such SONY Affiliate to the purchasing or acquiring entity as part of the transaction.

    Compliance and enforcement

    SONY may retain, use and/or disclose any of the Collected Data if required or permitted by law, regulation or order or if required for us to protect our legitimate interests, including to the police or other appropriate authorities, to investigate complaints made by or against you, or to protect or defend itself, or others, against illegal, criminal or harmful activities.

  • Data Retention

    SONY will collect the Collected Data described in Section 2 for as long as you use the Application and such Collected Data will be deleted within twenty-seven (27) months from the date of such collection.

    If you'd like SONY to delete user provided data that you have provided via the Application and/or online services, please contact SONY at and SONY will respond in a reasonable time and manner. Please note that some or all of the user provided data may be required in order for the Application and/or online services to function properly, and SONY may be required to retain certain Collected Data by law.

  • Transfer of the Collected Data internationally

    The Application is available to users around the world. The Collected Data will be processed, stored and transferred for the purposes outlined in Section 3 to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or your country of residence, including in particular Japan and the United States. The Collected Data will be processed by staffs operating outside the EEA and/or your country of residence, who work for SONY Group or for one of SONY Group’s service providers and may be seen by such staff in those countries. As the Collected Data about you will be transferred to and processed in countries outside the EEA, where the privacy laws may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those in your home country, and where this is to a stakeholder or vendor in a country that is not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission, the Collected Data is adequately protected by Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission, an appropriate Privacy Shield certification or a stakeholder’s/vendor’s Processor Binding Corporate Rules. If you have questions or concerns about SONY's data transfer arrangements, please contact us, using the contact information below.

  • Security

    SONY undertakes reasonable security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the Collected Data. Although SONY strives to protect the Collected Data, SONY cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any Collected Data transmitted to SONY through the Application or that SONY stores on its systems or that is stored on SONY’s third party contractors' systems.

  • Privacy Rights (including California Privacy Rights and EU data protection rights)

    In some countries, including countries in the EEA, you have certain rights with respect to the Collected Data SONY or a SONY Affiliate holds about you. These may include the right to request a copy of the Collected Data that SONY or a SONY Affiliate holds about you and/or you may request that SONY or the SONY Affiliate corrects, amends, deletes or blocks/restrict such Collected Data if it is inaccurate. You may also ask us to provide some types of the Collected Data to you, or another organization nominated by you, in a structured and machine readable format. In addition, you can object to the processing of the Collected Data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement). If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact SONY at

    You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority for data protection in the country where you live, where you work, or where you consider that a breach of data protection has occurred – although we hope that we can assist with queries or concerns you may have about our use of the Collected Data.

    As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (the "Code") permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties which is used for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, to which SONY shall respond to the extent required by the Code, contact SONY Personal Information Management Office at this email:

  • Changes

    SONY will notify you of any changes to SONY’s Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and by prominently posting notice of the amendment on the Application. You are advised to consult the posted Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

  • Contact Information

    This Privacy Policy applies to: SONY as a data controller according to applicable EU law. SONY's address is Sony City Osaki, 2-10-1, Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-8610, Japan.

    (For European Users) Sony has appointed Sony Europe Limited, of The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0XW, UK as its EU representative for the purposes of the GDPR.

    If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to exercise any legal right you may have in respect of the Collected Data, please contact us at

Effective Date: This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 4th, 2018.

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