BBC is the British Broadcasting Corporation that includes BBC Studios, BBC Global News, BBC charities, and more.
Personal data collected
BBC collects some personal information depending on what you are using their services for. This includes your name, date of birth, contact details, or financial details. They also collect device information such as IP address, vendor ID, device ID, or app ID. If you contact BBC through social media, they will collect your username, for example tagging them on Twitter. When you register for an account, they ask for your email address and age. If you are under 13 you need parental permission to use their website and to sign up for an account.
Personal data usage
BBC uses data to:
- Deliver their services to you.
- Provide you information about their services.
- Find a solution for your complaints, requests, and any other questions you may have.
- See if you use the BBC iPlayer and make sure it is up-to-date.
- Personalize services tailored to your interests.
- Make sure advertisements they show you are relevant to your interests.
- Recommend things to you that they think you will like.
- Research trends.
- Improve their services.
- Contact you.
- Understand what services you are using through their websites.
- Send marketing emails.
- Share your information with third-parties.
Cookies and similar tech
When you sign up for a BBC account, you are allowing them to save your information and track your location, so they can recognize you and send you targeted information and advertisements. If you decide to delete your account, BBC will keep information on how you used their services, but it will not be connected back to you. They also keep any comments and anything you have uploaded.
Data shared with BBC
How to protect your privacy
There are a few ways to protect your privacy through BBC:
- Turn off personalization in your account settings.
- Turn off advertising cookies.
- Turn off third-party cookies.
- Delete your account.
How to contact BBC about your privacy
In the UK:
201 Wood Lane
Outside the UK:
101 Wood Lane