Information about the collection and the processing of personal data in the RECORDS research programme

Processing manager(s)

The information gathered in the online questionnaire is processed as part of the RECORDS (pRatiques dEs publiCs des platefORmes De Streaming) research programme. This project’s scientific coordinator is Thomas Louail, researcher at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and member of the Géographie-cités joint research unit, located at Campus Condorcet, Bâtiment de recherche Sud, 93322 Aubervilliers Cedex, France. The other scientific managers of the RECORDS programme are: (i) for Sciences Po university, Philippe Coulangeon, senior researcher at CNRS and member of the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC); (ii) for the Centre Marc Bloch, Camille Roth, researcher at CNRS; (iii) for Orange, Valérie Peugeot, researcher at Orange Labs; (iv) for Deezer, Manuel Moussallam, researcher within Deezer’s R&D department.

You can contact them by email at the following address:

Purpose of the project

The personal data collected is processed in order to carry out scientific studies:

– on the consumption of the musical content (“streams”) and on the tastes and cultural practices of the users of Deezer’s musical streaming platform;

– on their uses of this platform, the contexts in which they use it, and how they associate it with other listening media.

We expect you to participate in a questionnaire-based survey in which we will ask you questions about how you use Deezer, your musical taste, your leisure and entertainment habits, and your social and economic situation.

Responding in full to this questionnaire should take 10-15 minutes on average.

Nature of the data collected

Only data that is strictly necessary for the research carried out in the RECORDS programme is collected through this questionnaire and subsequently processed:

– data relating to your personal life (lifestyles, musical tastes, family situation)

– data relating to your professional life (training, professional situation)

– social and economic data (wage bracket)

– Deezer listening data

This information is gathered from thousands of individuals who hold a Deezer account (free or paid) and who have been invited to respond to the RECORDS survey by email or directly via the Deezer mobile app. These users have been selected at random from among all Deezer subscribers.

Legal basis for this processing

The legal basis for this processing is based on the legitimate interest of the processing managers.

Voluntary participation

You freely and voluntarily consent to participate in the RECORDS project.

Withdrawal of consent

You are free to withdraw or terminate your participation in this project at any time. This withdrawal shall be of no consequence.

Pseudonymization and confidentiality

For all types of information collected, your identity will be concealed using a random number.

The RECORDS scientific managers are the sole holders of the relational table establishing the link between your Deezer ID (i.e. the email address you use to log in to Deezer) and the random number assigned to you in the various files handled by the researchers and engineers involved in the RECORDS programme. This relational table will never be sent to partners outside the scope of the RECORDS programme.

Personal data recipients

Following the pseudonymization of the personal data collected via the RECORDS questionnaire, the sole recipients of this data are the researchers and engineers who are members of the RECORDS programme’s partner institutions, the list of which is available on the following page:

Security measure

To guarantee the confidentiality of your data and avoid its disclosure, all measures are taken, in particular the fact that:

– only the researchers involved in the project are authorised to access the data collected;

– the necessary physical and logical security measures are taken;

– the data is hosted on a secure CNRS server, located in France.

Data transfer

No data shall be transferred outside the European Union.

Retention period

Your pseudonymized personal data is stored in an active database for the duration of the RECORDS project (2020-2024). It is stored in an intermediate database for 4 years after the end of the project, for possible re-use solely for research purposes, then permanently archived according to the legal provisions.

Dissemination of RECORDS programme results

The results of this research shall be disseminated anonymously in: professional and scientific seminars; reports intended for the French national research agency (ANR), which funds the RECORDS project; academic and professional journals; mainstream media.

No personal information that directly or indirectly identifies the person concerned shall be disseminated, whatever the medium used to disseminate the results.

Rights of individuals

You may submit any questions you have about this project, at any time, to the project’s scientific managers via email:

You may access and obtain a copy of the data concerning you, refuse its processing, and rectify or delete it. You also have a right to limit the processing of your data. You may exercise these rights by contacting the project’s scientific manager at the following address:

You may also contact the Data Protection Officer at the Géographie-cités laboratory at the following address: CNRS – DPD – 2 rue Jean Zay – 54500 – Vandoeuvre lès Nancy –

Having contacted us beforehand, if you consider that your data protection rights and freedoms are not respected, you may lodge a complaint with the CNIL (French National Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties).

Thank you for participating in the RECORDS research programme carried out jointly by the CNRS, Sciences Po, Orange and Deezer.