The British Equity Collecting Society Limited (“BECS” or “we”, “us” or “our” as the context permits) practices a firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for our operations. This statement may be updated from time to time, so please check back periodically.
1. Who will hold your information?
1.1 Your information will be held by BECS. BECS is called the “Data Controller” because it has control over and responsibility for your personal information.
1.2 If the operations of BECS are sold or integrated with another organisation your details may be disclosed to our advisors and any prospective purchasers and their advisors and will be passed on to the successor organisation.
2. The information about you which we COLLECT
2.2 The information about you which we will collect, store and process may include:
2.2.1 Information that is necessary in order to enable or assist the operation of BEC’s website during your use of the same such as browser type, Cookie data (see below) and addressing information when you use our website;
2.2.2 personal contact details (such as name, address, contact telephone numbers, email address), your chosen password, birth date, and payment instructions (“Private Information”); and
2.2.3 information to be included on records which BECS may share with trusted, relevant third parties including your professional name, gender, age, screen credits, guild or union membership information and agents contact details, together with any image of yourself that you submit (“Public Information”).
3. Source of the information we hold about you
3.1 We may receive information about you directly from you when you submit information to us by registering as a member of BECS or by responding to any offer on our website.
4. Purposes for which we hold and use your information
4.1 We may use your information for a number of purposes which are outlined below:
4.1.1 For the provision of our services to you in accordance with our mandate and
18.104.22.168 To administer and maintain our records;
22.214.171.124 To ensure that our services continue to be the most appropriate for your needs;
126.96.36.199 To verify your identity;
188.8.131.52 To respond to any query that you may raise with us; and
184.108.40.206 To update our systems to provide an enhanced service to you.
4.1.2 Marketing, selling, and sharing:
220.127.116.11 We do not sell personal information to third parties.
18.104.22.168 We may share your data with third party companies and organisations with whom we have agreements or who are otherwise contractually obliged to report to us to help supply, maintain or facilitate our services. These third parties may include (without limitation) carriers, technology providers or partners and providers of payment or banking services.
22.214.171.124 Some or all of the Public Information supplied by you may be shared with relevant third parties such as Equity, the operators of performer’s databases, collecting societies with which we enter into reciprocal agreements and broadcasting or other organisations from whom payments are secured in providing our services.
126.96.36.199 Your personal data may be used to keep you informed about other products and services offered by BECS and our group companies. If you would rather not receive this information, please notify us by sending an email to email@example.com
4.1.3 Other purposes:
188.8.131.52 Your information may be used by BECS for the purpose of research and statistical analysis;
184.108.40.206 BECS may disclose information to law enforcement agencies;
220.127.116.11 BECS may disclose information to comply with its legal obligations; and
18.104.22.168 BECS may use information about your registration for our internal service monitoring.
4.1.4 The period of use of the personal data supplied by you will not be longer than we deem necessary but may, subject to clause 8.1.4, be unlimited.
5. Keeping information up to date
5.1 In order to help the Data Controller keep your information up to date registered users may be asked to provide details of any changes in their information at regular intervals.
5.2 If any of the information that you have provided to BECS changes, for example if you change your email address, name or payment details or if you wish to cancel your registration, please let us know the correct details by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at the address below.
6. Security for your information
6.1 We have in place a level of security appropriate to the nature of the data and the harm that might result from a breach of security. However, all publicly accessible websites are susceptible to malicious practices, and we accept no liability if security is breached.
6.2 We further undertake that we will not hold information about you which is excessive in respect of the purposes for which it is processed.
8. Your Rights
8.1 You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act in relation to the information that we hold about you. These rights include the rights set out below:
8.1.1 You are entitled to have access to your personal data. You may request by writing to BECS (at the address given in Clause 10 below), details of your information which we hold and the purposes for which it is held, and the names of third parties with whom Public Information has been shared for such purposes. We will provide this information within 40 days of your request, subject to any routine processing continuing between that time and the time of response. You may be charged a reasonable fee (as permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998) for this information.
8.1.2 You are entitled, by writing to BECS, to require that BECS not commence using the information and request that BECS stop using information about you for the purpose of direct marketing i.e. the communication to you (by whatever means) of any advertising or marketing material;
8.1.3 You are entitled, by writing to BECS, to require us to ensure that no decision taken by or on behalf of BECS and which significantly affects you is based solely on the automated processing of your information, for the purpose of evaluating such matters as, for example, your creditworthiness, reliability or conduct; and
8.1.4 if it is held by a court that the personal information held is inaccurate, you are entitled to apply to ask the court for an order that such inaccurate information be rectified, blocked, destroyed, or erased.
9. YOUR CONSENT
10. Contact Details for BECS
Upper St Martin’s Lane
11. GOVERNING LAW
British Equity Collecting Society Limited
Established by Equity in 1998 – Registered office: Guild House, Upper St Martin’s Lane,LondonWC2H 9EG – Registered inEnglandno 354731