Privacy Policy

Beezr Studios Limited have always and will continue to be committed to protecting all personal information that you give us relating to both you and any family members.

Who are Beezr Studios Limited and what do we do?

Beezr Studios Limited are an independent TV production company. We produce authored documentaries, access series, comedy and entertainment programmes. Since 2004 we have combined great storytelling with the highest production values to deliver more than 500 hours of television content and hundreds of hours of radio. Please visit our website www.beezr.tv for more information on the company, what we do and the people who work to make it all happen.

We have always valued and been committed to ensuring that any personal data you provide us with is used correctly and kept securely.

This Privacy Policy has been designed to give you transparency and clarity on:

  1. Why we collect your personal data
  2. How we collect your personal data
  3. How we use your personal data
  4. How we transfer your personal data
  5. How we store your personal data

Who is this policy for?

  • Contributors, participants, crew and anyone who provides their personal information to us in any form of correspondence.

What is Personal Data?

  • ‘personal data’ is any information relating to a living person who can be directly or indirectly identified from it.

Why we collect your personal data?

If you participate as a contributor in a production, attend one of our events as part of the audience, or are involved in any capacity in our productions either directly or indirectly we may need to collect some information from you. To allow us to broadcast your contribution and participation we need to have some details to enable us to fulfil our contracts to our commissioners.

How do we collect your personal data?

  • It can be electronically and manually collected
  • It also relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us by phone, SMS, email, in letters and other correspondence, in person and by any other means.

What personal data would Beezr Studios Limited collect from me?

It could be a combination of your

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Postal Address
  • Telephone or mobile number
  • Gender
  • Birth date
  • Parents and guardians of children may be asked to provide personal data which may include Special Category Data, often referred to as Sensitive Data
  • We may ask you to provide additional Special Category Data that will be relevant to a production, e.g. if you are completing a contributor form for a production that might explore both ethnic origin and religious beliefs we may need to know both. Further details will be provided to you about why we collect it, how we use it and how we store your personal sensitive data.
  • Beezr Studios Limited will only ask for the relevant information that is required.

What is Special Category data?

Special Category Data is more sensitive information and could cause an individual to be at a higher risk of their rights and freedoms being compromised and could be used for discriminatory purposes.

Special Category Data could include but is not limited to:

  • race
  • ethnic origin
  • political leanings
  • religion
  • trade union membership
  • genetics
  • biometrics, (where used for ID purposes)
  • health
  • sex life; or
  • sexual orientation.

How we use your personal data?

  • To reply to any correspondence that you have submitted to us by all communication platforms which may include email, phone, in person, SMS and letter. Correspondence can include both complimentary or critical comments that you may submit.
  • To fulfil our contractual requirements to our commissioning bodies for the purposes of the production that you have agreed to contribute to or are participating in.
  • To notify our external accounts department or payroll bureau in order to provide you with any payments or expenses that you may be due from us in the course of your contribution or participation. Further details will be provided on these third parties at your request.
  • To keep you updated to any relevant changes to our Privacy Policy and any other policies that may apply to you.

How we would NEVER use your personal data:

  • Beezr Studios Limited would never contact you to ask you to disclose any personal information relating to logins for websites, (e.g your online banking password, personal credit card details).
  • Beezr Studios Limited would never use your information to contact you to sell you services.
  • Beezr Studios Limited would never contact you and ask you to pay money into our bank account.
  • Beezr Studios Limited would never sell your information to a third party.
  • Beezr Studios Limited would never use your information other than for the purposes for which it was provided.
  • Beezr Studios Limited will never use your personal data without your prior consent.
  • If any of these do occur we would urge you to be very cautious and not divulge any personal information. We would be very grateful if you would notify the Privacy Manager, 4 Newton Place, G3 7PR. (email: privacy@beezr.tv) who would progress an internal investigation in line with our data breach guidance. We would notify you of any findings and take any relevant action.

How we transfer your personal data.

  • Generally, we will use your information within Beezr Studios Limited however there may be occasions where we would have share it. These could include:
  • Sharing your information internally with other Beezr Studios Limited departments.
  • To fulfil our contractual requirements to our commissioning bodies for the purposes of the production that you have agreed to contribute to or are participating in.
  • Sharing your information with contracted third parties required to complete the production. (e.g Post-Production facility).
  • Your information will be kept within Beezr Studios Limited unless we are required or permitted by law to disclose this. We would make you aware of this before doing so.
  • Beezr Studios Limited do not disclose your information to third parties who will use this for Marketing of their own business interest.
  • If you are under 18, we will ask for your parent or guardian’s consent before processing your personal information
  • If you are under 13, we will ask for your parent or guardian’s personal information.
  • We use third party financial service providers to process our payroll and payments. Any information passed to these providers will be done in line with our policies and procedures. Further details on these can be provided at your request.

How we store your personal data

  • We will wherever possible use and store your information in the UK. However, some of our third party providers do have data storage out with the EU. We will continue to monitor their data storage and data retention policies to ensure that any transfer is legal and in line with our procedures. Further details on this will be provided at your request.

How long will you keep my information?

  • We will only retain your information for as long as is necessary for the reasons that you provided it for. Further information can be provided at your request.

Can I request my delete my data?

  • You can always request for your data to be deleted.
  • However, this may be rejected if we are required to retain it for a legal contractual obligation or it is in the public interest.
  • If you make a request for deletion and it is rejected we will contact you with the explanation.
  • If you make a request for deletion and it is accepted we will contact you to confirm that it has been completed.

Can I see what information you hold on me?

  • Yes, we would be very pleased to provide you with this.
  • If your request is reasonable and not excessive we will supply you with a copy of your personal information within one month from your completed request
  • To ensure that we are supplying the right person and to protect your personal information we may request that you provide us with a copy of two forms of ID that could include, Drivers licence, Passport, Utility Bill, redacted Bank Statement. We will ensure that these copies are securely destroyed once your request has been completed and you will be notified that this has been completed.
  • Please send your requests to the Privacy Manager, Beezr Studios Limited, 4 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PR, (email privacy@beesnees.tv)
  • We hope that this policy details the importance that we place on the personal information that you may provide us with. If you would like to discuss any points further or believe that there are any inaccuracies then please contact the Privacy Manager, Beezr Studios Limited, 4 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PR, (email privacy@beezr.tv )