Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Privacy Notice for Media Literacy quiz
Who is collecting my 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.
Purpose of this Privacy Notice
This notice is provided within the context of the changes required by the Article 13 & 14 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.
DCMS’ personal information charter 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 is personal data?
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 do we collect?
Most of the personal information we collect and process is provided to us directly by you. This includes information on how you use this website. This includes information on how you use this website and includes IP address and analytical cookies.
What is the legal basis for processing my data?
To process this personal data, our legal reason for collecting or processing this data is: Article 6(1), you have freely given your consent – it will be clear to you what you are consenting to and how you can withdraw your consen.
The lawful basis that we rely on to process your personal data will determine which of the following rights are available to you. Much of the processing we do in DCMS will be necessary to meet our legal obligations or to perform a public task. If we hold personal data about you in different parts of DCMS for different purposes, then the legal basis we rely on in each case may not be the same.
Who will your data be shared with?
We will let you know if we are going to share your personal data with other organisations – and whether you can say no. You can ask us for details of agreements we have with other organisations for sharing your information.
If you write to us on a subject that is not our policy area, and the response needs to come from another government department, we will transfer your correspondence, including the personal data, to that department.
You can also ask us for details of any circumstances in which we can pass on your personal data without telling you. This might be, for example, to prevent and detect crime or to produce anonymised statistics.
We won’t make your personal data available for commercial use without your specific permission.
How long will my data be held for?
We will only retain your personal data for one year in line with DCMS retention policy:
It is needed for the purpose set out in this document and the law requires us to.
Will my data be used for automated decision making or profiling?
We will not normally use your data for any automated decision making. If we need to do so, we will let you know.
Will my data be transferred outside the UK and if it is how will it be protected?
We will not usually send your data overseas. If we need to do so, we will let you know.
What are 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 we uphold your rights when processing your personal data.
How do I complain?
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
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
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.
Changes to our privacy notice
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 29/July/2021