BBC Together - Privacy Notice

Your trust is very important to us. This means the BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

BBC Together is an experimental additional feature to your BBC Account which lets you watch BBC content as a group, with family or friends, at exactly the same time using a unique URL. Before sending the unique URL, you will need to ensure you that you have the agreement of the person receiving it. The service syncs the content so everyone in your group can laugh at the same joke, watch the same goal and so on.

You are also invited once you have used BBC Together, to complete the anonymous optional survey and provide feedback on your experience.

What we will collect and how we use it

The BBC will collect and process the personal information that you have provided to us about yourself as set out below.

Personal Data we collect from you

You must be 13 years or older to use BBC Together. If you use BBC Together the BBC will collect and process the following personal information:

Additional data collected:

BBC Together is an experimental prototype. Programmes you watch on BBC Together won’t appear in your watch history and nor will they influence any recommendations made to you by the BBC (should you have personalisation enabled in your BBC Account).

Who is the Data Controller?

The BBC is a “data controller” of your personal information. This means that the BBC decides how it will use and collect your personal information and what it will use your personal information for. The BBC will be using and collecting your personal information solely for the purposes set out in this privacy notice and the BBC is responsible for complying and demonstrating its compliance with data protection law.

Lawful basis for processing your personal information

The legal basis on which the BBC processes your personal information is the BBC’s legitimate interest to make available BBC content and services to our audiences. We have balanced our interests in processing your data against any impact on your individual rights and freedoms and found that such interest does not override our interests.

Retaining your information

The BBC will collect, retain and process your personal data as outlined in BBC data retention policies and BBC privacy policy.

All data processed as part of using BBC Together is processed within the EEA.

Your rights and more information

You have rights under data protection law, and you can request a copy of the data BBC stores about you, which includes your BBC Account data and data described above.

You have the right to ask for the data we collect about you, to be deleted, however, there are exceptions to your rights and they may be limited in some situations and for example, we may refuse this request.

You can contact our data protection officer, if you have questions or wish to find out more details about your rights, please visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

If you have concerns about the way the BBC has handled your personal information, you can raise your concern with the supervisory authority in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/.

Updating this privacy notice

We will revise the privacy notice if there are significant changes to how we use your personal information.

This is an experimental project for a limited trial audience. It may not scale to a large number of users, and it may not become a public product. The terms of use for BBC Taster pilots are available here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/about.