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StoryFutures Creative Cluster

StoryFutures Creative Cluster Privacy Policy

Royal Holloway, University of London ("Royal Holloway”), Brunel University London ("BUL"), the National Film and Television School ("NFTS") and University of the Creative Arts ("UCA")

This privacy notice relates to the information you provide to Royal Holloway, University of London (“Royal Holloway”), Brunel University London ("BUL"), the National Film and Television School ("NFTS") and University of the Creative Arts ("UCA"). RHUL, BUL, UCA and NFTS are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use your personal data and to meeting our obligations under data-protection law.

We, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX, telephone number 01784 434455, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, University of Creative Arts, Falkner Rd, Farnham GU9 7DS and National School of Film and Television, Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 1LG, are the data controllers for personal data relating to you that we process.

Where do we get your personal data from?

We process personal data supplied to us by our website and its associated forms, including Zoho and Google Forms, as well as Eventbrite registrations and SurveyMonkey surveys administered to participants in our activities and events.

What personal data about you might we hold?

Information held about you may include:

  • your name;
  • your email address;
  • your telephone number; and
  • your company name.

Why do we process your personal data?

We only process your personal data for specified purposes and if it is justified in accordance with data-protection law. The table below lists the various purposes for which we process personal data and the corresponding justification for it.

Purpose

Legal basis/justification

To inform you about future opportunities and developments surrounding the StoryFutures Academy project and StoryFutures R&D programme.

Your consent.

To analyse interest in StoryFutures or StoryFutures Academy.

Our legitimate interest in assessing interest in our projects and programmes.

To send you StoryFutures or StoryFutures Academy newsletters.

Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of project activity or outcomes.

Our legitimate interest in publicising StoryFutures Academy. We will only send you electronic marketing with your consent and each of our newsletters will give you the option to unsubscribe.

Our legitimate interest in analysing programme activities, and reporting to our funders.

Who can access your personal data?

Royal Holloway, BUL, UCA and NFTS internal StoryFutures teams who administer this project and our partners in the StoryFutures R&D and StoryFutures Academy programme will be able to access your personal data. We will not share your personal data with any other third parties or use it for marketing purposes other than as detailed above.

We use Google Forms, Zoho, and SurveyMonkey to collect and store some of your personal data. Google Forms may store some of your personal data securely on their servers, some of which are based outside of the EU. Google’s Privacy Policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. Zoho may store some of your personal data secrurely on their servers, some of which are based outside the EU> Zoho's privacy policy can be found here: https://www.zoho.com/privacy.html. SurveyMonkey may store some of your personal data securely on their servers, some of which are based outside of the EU. Survey Monkey's Privacy Policy can be found here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy-policy/

How long do we keep your personal data?

We will normally keep your data which you have supplied to us for the purposes of expressing your interest in StoryFutures for the duration of the StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy projects, which we expect to last for 5 years.

If you go on to take part in a StoryFutures project, we will continue to retain your personal data for the purposes of facilitating your participation in the project, informing you for opportunities and activities, and for analysis and evaluation of StoryFutures for up to ten years. There will be a separate privacy notice, covering these issues at the point of your involvement in the project.

What are your rights?

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data processed by us:

  • to gain access to your personal data;
  • to rectify inaccuracies or where appropriate, given the purposes for which your data is processed, the right to have incomplete data completed;
  • to have your personal data erased. This is a limited right which applies, among other circumstances, when the data is no longer required or the processing has no legal justification. There are exceptions to this right, such as when the processing is required by law or in the public interest;
  • to object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes. If you ask us to delete your personal data, we will continue to maintain a core set of personal data comprising very brief information to ensure that we do not inadvertently contact you in future;
  • to object to the processing of your personal data when such processing is based on the public interest or other legitimate interests, unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue with the processing;
  • to restrict the processing of your personal data. This is a limited right which will apply in specific circumstances and for a limited period;
  • to ask for the transfer of your data electronically to a third party; and
  • where the legal basis for us processing your personal data is your consent, to withdraw that consent at any time.

You may exercise your rights against each of Royal Holloway, BUL, UCA and NFTS.

Exercising your rights, queries and complaints

For more information on your rights, if you wish to exercise any right or for any queries or complaints you may have, please contact a Data Protection Officer:

Royal Holloway’s Data Protection Officer: Data Protection Officer FE029 – Founders East, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX, +44 (0)1784 414477

dataprotection@royalholloway.ac.uk

NFTS’s Data Protection Officer: Data Protection Officer, NFTS, Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 1LG

dataprotection@nfts.co.uk

The Brunel Data Protection Officer is Mary Liddell who can be contacted on data-protection@brunel.ac.uk

UCA's Data Protection Officer: Marion Wilks, University Secretary. Email: dpo@uca.ac.uk

You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about the way in which we process your personal data. You can make a complaint on the ICO’s website https://ico.org.uk/.

Revisions to this privacy notice

We may revise this privacy notice at any time in response to changes in the law or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit our website to review the most current notice, or obtain a copy by contacting us directly.

StoryFutures Academy

StoryFutures Academy Privacy Notice

The National Film and Television School (“NFTS”), Royal Holloway, University of London (“Royal Holloway”) and Brunel University London (“BUL”).

This privacy notice explains how the National Film and Television School (“NFTS”), Royal Holloway, University of London (“Royal Holloway”), Brunel University London (“BUL”), (“we”, “our”) handles and uses the personal data we collect and that you provide about our past, current and future supporters, whether participants or contributors. NFTS, RHUL and BUL are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use your personal data and to meeting our obligations under data-protection law. By ‘participants’ we mean those expressing an interest in, or attending one of events or calls for co-production funding. By ‘Contributors’ we mean those people, for instance, being interviewed, loaning us projects or letting us use their facilities.

We, The National School of Film and Television, Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 1LG, 01494 671234, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX, telephone number 01784 434455 and Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH 01895 274 000 are the data controllers for personal data relating to you that we process.

How do we collect your information?

We may collect your personal data in a number of ways, for example:

  • the personal data supplied by you via our Google Form and/or our surveys administered by StoryFutures Academy staff and partners at one of our events
  • when you communicate with us by telephone or email.
  • from third parties, for example from colleagues or other organisations with whom you have engaged who may provide a reference about you.

What personal data about you might we hold?

Information held about you may include:

  • your name;
  • your email address;
  • your telephone number;
  • your company name.
  • your national insurance number (or other tax identification number)
  • your image, voice, photos of yourself or other information that identifies you
  • Special Category personal data including:
    • your gender – if supplied by yourself
    • your ethnic background – if supplied by yourself
    • information concerning your health (e.g. dietary, disabilities) – if supplied by yourself

Why do we process your personal data?

We only process your personal data for specified purposes and if it is justified in accordance with data-protection law. The table below lists the various purposes for which we process personal data and the corresponding justification for it.

Purpose

Legal basis/justification

To inform you about future opportunities and developments surrounding the StoryFutures Academy project and StoryFutures R&D programme.

Your consent.

To analyse interest in StoryFutures or StoryFutures Academy.

Our legitimate interest in assessing interest in our projects and programmes.

To send you StoryFutures or StoryFutures Academy newsletters.

Our legitimate interest in publicising StoryFutures Academy. We will only send you electronic marketing with your consent and each of our newsletters will give you the option to unsubscribe.

Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of project activity or outcomes.

Our legitimate interest in analysing programme activities, and reporting to our funders.

The performance of the contract and relationship between you and us, including making payments, contacting you or your agent about the engagement and other purposes for the exploitation of your contribution.

Your consent

Who can access your personal data?

NFTS, Royal Holloway and BUL and internal StoryFutures Academy teams who administer this project and our partners in the StoryFutures R&D programme will be able to access your personal data. For the purposes referred to in this privacy notice and relying on the bases for processing as set out above, we may share your personal data with certain third parties, but never for marketing purposes. Other recipients may include:

  • Our employees, agents and contractors where there is a legitimate reason for their receiving the information including: third parties who are contracted to provide IT and payroll services for us.
  • Internal and external auditors

We use Google Forms and SurveyMonkey to collect your personal data. Google Forms may store some of your personal data securely on their servers, some of which are based outside of the EU. Google’s Privacy Policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

SurveyMonkey may store some of your personal data securely on their servers, some of which are based outside of the EU. Survey Monkey’s Privacy Policy can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy-policy/

How long do we keep your personal data?

We will normally keep your data which you have supplied to us for the purposes of expressing your interest in StoryFutures for the duration of the StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy projects, which we expect to last for 5 years.

If you go on to take part in a StoryFutures Academy project, we will continue to retain your personal data for the purposes of facilitating your participation in the project, informing you of opportunities and activities, and for analysis and evaluation of StoryFutures Academy for up to ten years.

What are your rights?

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data processed by us:

  • to gain access to your personal data;
  • to rectify inaccuracies or where appropriate, given the purposes for which your data is processed, the right to have incomplete data completed;
  • to have your personal data erased. This is a limited right which applies, among other circumstances, when the data is no longer required or the processing has no legal justification. There are exceptions to this right, such as when the processing is required by law or in the public interest;
  • to object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes. If you ask us to delete your personal data, we will continue to maintain a core set of personal data comprising very brief information to ensure that we do not inadvertently contact you in future;
  • to object to the processing of your personal data when such processing is based on the public interest or other legitimate interests, unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue with the processing;
  • to restrict the processing of your personal data. This is a limited right which will apply in specific circumstances and for a limited period;
  • to ask for the transfer of your data electronically to a third party; and
  • where the legal basis for us processing your personal data is your consent, to withdraw that consent at any time.

You may exercise your rights against each of NFTS, Royal Holloway and BUL

Exercising your rights, queries and complaints

For more information on your rights, if you wish to exercise any right or for any queries or complaints you may have, please contact a Data Protection Officer:

Royal Holloway’s Data Protection Officer: Data Protection Officer FE029 – Founders East, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX, +44 (0)1784 414477

dataprotection@royalholloway.ac.uk

NFTS’s Data Protection Officer: Data Protection Officer, NFTS, Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 1LG

DPO@nfts.co.uk

The Brunel Data Protection Officer is Mary Liddell who can be contacted on data-protection@brunel.ac.uk

You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about the way in which we process your personal data. You can make a complaint on the ICO’s website https://ico.org.uk/.

Revisions to this privacy notice

We may revise this privacy notice at any time in response to changes in the law or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit our website to review the most current notice, or obtain a copy by contacting us directly.

StoryFutures Academy Diversity Statement

StoryFutures Academy: The National Centre for Immersive Storytelling values diversity and promotes equality of opportunity for all, both in our employment practices and in our teaching, learning and research activities. We have made a pledge to embed diversity into our training approach to ensure the full breadth of UK talent – on and off screen – is represented in immersive.

We are committed to ensuring that our Training, Placements and Co-productions reach:

  • 50% female participants
  • 15-20% BAME participants
  • And that our Co-Productions also reach 25% regional beneficiaries

Sir Lenny Henry leads our charge of Britain’s diverse creative on- and off-screen talent into immersive. We draw on our strong traditions in this field to do so: 26% of the NFTS student body is BAME, whilst RHUL has championed women’s education for over 100 yrs.

It is a role we take very seriously. We want the UK Immersive industry to reflect the full range of voices and experiences of modern Britain. That is why we are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which everyone feels valued and where the distinctive contributions of each individual are recognised.