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Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Privacy Notice For DCMS blog website

Who is collecting your data

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad.

We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success.

The DCMS blog website is run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“we” and “us“, “DCMS“). DCMS is the controller for the personal information we process, unless otherwise stated.

Purpose of this Privacy Notice

This notice is provided within the context of the notice provided to meet the obligations as set out in Article 13 (this sets out the info we have to provide where the data is received directly from the data subject). Article 13 of UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). This notice sets out how we will use your personal data as part of our legal obligations with regard to Data Protection.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s personal information charter (opens in a new tab) explains how we deal with your information. It also explains how you can ask to view, change or remove your information from our records.

What personal data is

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural living person, otherwise known as a ‘data subject’. A data subject is someone who can be recognised, directly or indirectly, by information such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or data relating to their physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity. These types of identifying information are known as ‘personal data’. Data protection law applies to the processing of personal data, including its collection, use and storage.

What personal data we collect

As this is a campaign website the personal information we collect and process is;
Information on how you use this website. This includes IP address and analytical cookies

How we will use your data

Please see the cookie policy for details on how we use information provided by cookies.

What is legal basis is for processing your data

To process this personal data, our legal reason for collecting or processing this data is: Article 6(1)(a) consent.

a. you have freely given your consent – it will be clear to you what you are consenting to and how you can withdraw your consent.

You can find out more about these bases for processing personal data by consulting the Information Commissioner’s Office.

What will happen if you do not provide this data

Your website experience may not be as smooth as it could be, and you may not be able to view the case study videos.

Who will your data be shared with

We will not share your data with any other organisation.

How long will your data be held for

We will only retain your personal data as set out in the cookie policy which is in line with DCMS retention policy:

  • it is needed for the purposes set out in this document
  • the law requires us to

Using your data for automated decision making or profiling

We will not use your data for any automated decision making. If we need to do so, we will let you know.

Transferring your data outside of the UK and how it will it be protected

If you are just reading the DCMS blog website, your cookie details will not leave the UK/EEA.

Links to other websites

Where we provide links to websites of other organisations, this privacy notice does not cover how that organisation processes personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy notices of the other websites you visit.

Your data protection rights

You have rights over your personal data under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the supervisory authority for data protection legislation, and maintains a full explanation of these rights on their website.

DCMS will ensure that it upholds your rights when processing your personal data.

How to make a complaint

Head of Digital Communications
1st Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ
Email: digital.comms@dcms.gov.uk

The contact details for the data controller’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) are:

Data Protection Officer
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
100 Parliament Street
Email: dpo@dcms.gov.uk

If you’re unhappy with the way we have handled your personal data and want to make a complaint, please write to the department’s Data Protection Officer or the Data Protection Manager at the relevant agency. You can contact the department’s Data Protection Officer using the details above.

How to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you believe that your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. You may also contact them to seek independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing.

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Website: www.ico.org.uk
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Email: casework@ico.org.uk

Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.

Changes to our privacy notice

We may make changes to this privacy policy. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.

If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, DCMS will take reasonable steps to let you know.

This notice was last updated on 21/12/21