Your information is very important to us. We have set out below the information we collect about you and how we use that information.
We will collect, process and retain any personal information collected from you in accordance with all laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data including the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).
What information we collect about you depends on the way you decide to interact with us.
If you decide to apply to be a contributor to (or participate in) any of our programmes we may ask you to provide us with personal information which may include your name, address, postcode, email address, date of birth and telephone number. Depending on the nature of the programme, we may also ask you to provide us with sensitive personal information which may include your political opinions, religious beliefs and information about your physical or mental health.
If you decide to visit and use our website we may collect information about your computer and about your visit (including your IP address and geographical location and any other information that you may choose to send us).
We collect information about you to assess your suitability to participate in our programmes. We may share this information with members of the programme production team, and the broadcaster and distributor of the programme. We will only share this information on a “need to know” basis.
We will not share your personal information with any other third parties, unless you give us your consent to do so or we are authorised to do so by law. Your personal information will not be used for any marketing or sales purposes. However we may, subject to your agreement, contact you about other programmes we think you may be interested in.
If you are selected to participate in one of our programmes we will use the personal information you have provided us for the purposes of developing, producing, distributing and administering the programme you have chosen to participate in. With your consent, we will pass your email address to Silvermouse and Soundmouse, who may contact you as part of the television industry’s commitment to monitoring diversity as part of the Diamond project. This is the diversity monitoring system managed by the Creative Diversity Network on behalf of UK broadcasters BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Channel 5.
You can find out more about Diamond here: http://creativediversitynetwork.com/diamond/contributors/.
Information we collect about you when you visit and use our website will be used by us to ensure our website is presented in the most effective way for you and your computer, and for internal record keeping. For more information see Cookies below.
However we use your information, we make sure that such use complies with the law and the law allows us to use personal data for a variety of reasons. These include:
We do not retain your information for longer than necessary for the purpose it was collected.
We keep your personal data for as long as it is required by us for our legitimate business purposes, to perform our contractual obligations, or where longer, such longer period as is required by law or regulatory obligations which apply to us.
In general we keep your information only for the period we have legal rights to exploit the programme that your information relates to. We will usually delete your personal information at the end of that period, but it is likely this period will be a minimum of six (6) years.
You have rights when it comes to how we handle your personal information. These rights include:
If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us directly using the contact details below. If we cannot comply with your request to exercise your rights we will usually tell you why.
There will not usually be a charge for handling a request to exercise your rights.
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.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. 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 our website.
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any other website, please note that these websites may have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
We use certain third-party companies to distribute our programmes on our behalf. These third-party companies are only allowed access to your information as is necessary to perform this function. They are not allowed to use it for any other purpose.
If we become involved in a merger, acquisition, restructuring, reorganisation or other transaction involving the sale of some or all of our assets, then your information may be included in the assets which are transferred to the new owner and may be provided to the entities and advisors involved.
This policy was last updated in December 2019.
The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights.
If you are unhappy about the way in which your information has been handled you are able to contact the ICO at www.ico.org.uk/concerns.