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At Gold Wala we hold information protected by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Bill 2018 for a variety of business purposes. 


Everyone working for us has a legal obligation to ensure that we comply with the requirements of the GDPR and follow the safeguards we have implemented in order to best protect all the Personal Data we hold. 


This policy sets out how the Company will seek to protect personal data and individuals’ rights and obligations in relation to their personal data.


The person(s) responsible for this policy and Data Protection compliance in the Company is Faraz Osman & Jess Wright. 


This Policy should be regarded as a living document that may be amended by us at any time, to ensure our ongoing compliance with The General Data Protection Regulations (effective 25th May 2018) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018. 


● Provide services to our customers (and maintain a list of them) 

● Undertake research for our business 

● Recruit, support and manage 

● Manage our on-air talent and contributors 

● Maintain our Accounts and Records 

● Market and Promote our Goods and Services 

● Respond to Enquiries and Complaints 

● Maintain the security and safety of our property, premises and IT systems 

● Ensure a safe working environment. 


Personal Data is data we gather which relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data, or from that data in conjunction with other readily available information, e.g. their name, address, images, telephone numbers, personal email addresses, date of birth, bank and payroll details, next of kin, passport particulars etc. It can also include data such as IP addresses and data automatically collected when using computers and the internet, as well as educational background (certificates, diplomas, education, skills, CV), skills, marital status, nationality, job title, contact details, references, attendance records, performance records and so on. 


This data may be collected from the individual themselves or provided by other parties, and may be in paper or electronic format. 


Special Category Data is data that relates to an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership (or non-membership), physical or mental health matters, sexual orientation/life, genetic and biometric data. 

Criminal Records data means information about an individuals criminal convictions and offences, and information relating to criminal allegations and proceedings. 

Processing is any use that is made of data, including collecting, storing, amending, disclosing or destroying it. 

The GDPR protects individuals’ rights concerning information about them that is held on computer.  Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight principles of good practice, which are that data must be: 

● fairly and lawfully processed (in accordance with individuals’ rights) 

● adequate, relevant and not excessive (limited to what is necessary for the purpose of processing) 

● collected only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes (including for business purposes to comply with legal, regulatory, corporate governance obligations and good practice) 

● accurate and kept up to date (we take all reasonable steps to ensure that inaccurate personal data is rectified or deleted without delay; and Individuals can ask that we correct their inaccurate personal data). 

● not kept longer than necessary for its original purpose 

● processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights and its specified purposes 

● secure (i.e. appropriate measures have been taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction or, or damage to, personal data) 

● not transferred to countries or territories outside the EEA unless that area ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data. 

We will not process personal data obtained for one purpose for any unconnected purpose unless the individual concerned has agreed to this, or would otherwise reasonably expect this. 

The processing of personal data will only be fair and lawful when the purpose of the processing meets a legal basis (see below) and when the processing is transparent. This means we will provide people with an explanation of how and why we process their personal data, in a Privacy notice. 

Processing of personal data is only lawful if at least one of these legal conditions is met: 

● Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract 

● Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation 

● Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person 

● Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller 

● Processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject. 

● If none of these legal conditions apply, the processing will only be lawful if the data subject has given their clear, explicit, consent.

● Where we are required to get consent from the data subject, we will clearly set out what we are asking consent for, including why we are collecting the data and how we plan to use it. Consent will be specific to each process we are requesting consent for and we will only ask for consent when the data subject has a real choice whether or not to provide us with their data. 

● Consent can however be withdrawn by the individual at any time and if withdrawn, the processing must stop. Data subjects will be informed of their right to withdraw consent and it must be made as easy to withdraw consent as it is to give consent. 

Being transparent and providing accessible information to individuals about how we will use their personal data is important for the Company. 

The Privacy Notice: 

● Must be given at the point their data is collected from them (or collected about them from other sources) and gives our identity/contact details; 

● Sets out the purposes for which we hold an individuals’ personal data; 

● Explains the legal basis for processing; if the data is to be sent outside the European Union, how long the data will be stored for; 

● Highlights that sometimes the Company may be required to give information to third parties; 

● Explains the individuals data subjects’ rights. 

● This information will be provided to the individual in writing and no later than within 1 month after we receive the individuals data, unless a legal exemption under the GDPR applies. 

In the limited cases where the Company processes special categories of data, this requires extra care and is usually only lawful when, in addition to one of the conditions above, one of the extra conditions, as listed in Article 9 of the GDPR, is met. These conditions include where: 

● the processing is necessary for carrying out our obligations under employment and social security and social protection law; 

● the processing is necessary for safeguarding the vital interests (in emergency, life or death situations) of an individual and the data subject is incapable of giving consent; 

● the processing is carried out in the course of our legitimate activities and only relates to our members or persons we are in regular contact with in connection with our purposes; 

● the processing is necessary for pursuing legal claims. 

● If none of the other legal conditions apply, the processing will only be lawful if the data subject has given their explicit consent. 

We will not hold information relation to criminal proceedings or offences or allegations of offences unless there is a clear lawful basis to process this data such as where it fulfils one of the substantial public interest conditions in relation to the safeguarding of children and of individuals at risk, or because it is necessary for us to carry out our statutory or regulatory obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment, or it meets one of the additional conditions relating to criminal convictions set out in either Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Regulations 2018. 

We keep personal data secure against loss, accidental destruction, misuse or disclosure and we have internal policies and controls in place to protect data. 

The Company will ensure that data is not accessed except by any staff other than those who need to in the proper performance of their job. 

Where other organisations process personal data as a service on our behalf, the Executive Producer will establish what, if any, additional specific data security arrangements need to be implemented in contracts with those third party organisations. 

Privacy by design and default 

Privacy by design is an approach to projects that promote privacy and data protection compliance from the start. The Executive Producer for the project will be responsible for ensuring that all new data security processes and IT projects commence with a privacy plan. 

Impact analysis exercises 

● Where data is processed that could result in a high risk to an individuals rights and freedoms, the Company will carry out a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) to determine the necessity and proportionality of the processing. For example, this would apply if we were to consider using CCTV cameras within the workplace, or we need to process data relating to vulnerable people, trawl data from public profiles, introduce new technology, and transfer data regularly outside the EU. 

● Any decision not to conduct a DPIA will be recorded. DPIAs will be conducted in accordance with the ICO’s Code of Practice ‘Conducting privacy impact assessments’. 

Data retention periods 

We retain personal data for no longer than is necessary. What is necessary will depend on the circumstances of each case, taking into account the reasons that the personal data was obtained. The length of retention will be determined in a manner consistent with published legal and regulatory data retention guidelines. 

Data retention periods are explained in our relevant Privacy Notices. 


Data Deletion 

In our Company, the Executive Producer is responsible for ensuring that records that are no longer required are reviewed as soon as possible so that, where appropriate, records are destroyed. Some records may instead be selected for permanent preservation, digitised to an electronic format or retained by the organisation for litigation purposes. 

Transferring Data Internationally 

There are restrictions on international transfers of personal data. Personal data must generally not be transferred outside of the European Economic Area unless the receiving country ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data, unless the data subject has given their consent and: 

(a) The transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or 

(b) The transfer is necessary for certain contracts with third parties, or 

(c) The transfer is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject.

Otherwise adequate safeguards will be put in place and other conditions must be met in accordance to the ICO’s Code of Practice.

Individuals who have access to personal data are required: 

● To comply with this Policy and follow the ‘storing data security’ points above; 

● to access only data that they have authority to access and only for authorised purposes; 

● not to disclose data except to individuals (whether inside or outside the organisation) who have appropriate authorisation;

​● to keep data secure (for example by complying with rules on access to premises, computer access, including password protection, and secure file storage and destruction). 

The Company will provide training to all staff about their data protection responsibilities as part of their induction process. All staff will be made aware of their obligations and responsibilities in line with the new General Data Protection Regulations that become law on 25th May 2018.  ​

Data breaches that are likely to result in a risk to any person will be reported to The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) within 72 hours of discovering the breach.  

● In situations where a personal data breach causes a high risk to any person, we will (as well as reporting the breach to the ICO), inform data subjects whose information is affected, without undue delay. This can include situations where, for example, bank account details are lost, or an email containing sensitive information is sent to the wrong recipient. Informing data subjects can enable them to take steps to protect themselves and/or to exercise their rights. Please contact the ICO for further information. 

Individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal data: 

Subject access requests 

Please note that under GDPR, individuals are entitled, subject to certain exceptions, to request access to information held about them. No charges should be made to the data subject to provide this information. Upon request, a data subject should have the right to receive a copy of their data in a structured format. These requests should be processed by the Company within one month, provided there is no undue burden and it does not compromise the privacy of other individuals. A data subject may also request that their data is transferred directly to another system. 

If you would like to make a subject access request about your own records, you should refer that request immediately to Executive Producer. In some cases, the Company may need to ask you for proof of ID before the request can be processed.  

If a subject access request is manifestly unfounded or excessive the Company is not obliged to comply with it. 

Other rights 

Individuals have a number of other rights in relation to their personal data. They can require the Company to: 

● rectify inaccurate data; 

● stop processing or erase data that is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; 

● stop processing or erase data if the individual's interests override the organisation's legitimate grounds for processing data (where the organisation relies on its legitimate interests as a reason for processing data); 

● stop processing or erase data if processing is unlawful; and 

● stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or if there is a dispute about whether or not the individual's interests override the organisation's legitimate grounds for processing data. To ask the Company to take any of these steps, the individual should send the request to

We will only share personal data with other organisations or people when we have a legal basis to do so and if we have informed the data subject about the possibility of their data being shared (in a Privacy Notice), unless legal exemptions apply to informing data subjects about the sharing. Only authorised and properly instructed staff are allowed to share personal data. 

At Gold Wala we collect personal data on applicants/ Contributors.

We need to keep information on record relating to your involvement and it is necessary to keep and process personal data and it may be necessary to process special category data. 

The purposes for which this data may be processed are:  

● To facilitate Recruitment 

● Absence management and Accident Reporting 

● Equal Opportunities monitoring (if in the future we may choose to do this)

● To contact your next of kin in an emergency 

● To ensure we provide a safe working environment 

● To provide information at the request of legitimate 3rd parties 

● To securely monitor our IT Systems 

● To confirm your right to work in the UK (a copy of the documents that you supplied on appointment showing your Right to Work in the UK are kept on your personnel file). 

Procedures are in place to protect the confidentiality of your data so that access is restricted to those with a relevant need to do so. Data will be held in an individual personnel file (in hard copy or electronic format, or both) and on HR systems. The purpose for which the Company holds records are contained in its Privacy Notices, as are the periods for which the HR related personal data is retained. 

The Company will keep a record of its processing activities in accordance with GDPR requirements. Specifically: 

● Where the Company is required to undertake criminal records checks, we will not hold information relation to criminal proceedings or offences or allegations of offences unless there is a clear lawful basis to process this data such as where it fulfils one of the substantial public interest conditions in relation to the safeguarding of children and of individuals at risk, or because it is necessary for it to carry out its statutory and regulatory obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment, or it meets one of the additional conditions relating to criminal convictions set out in either Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Regulations 2018.  

● Where the Company processes sickness and health records the Company does so to ensure a safe working environment for all workers, to maintain records of statutory sick pay, to maintain accident reports and to ensure disabilities are not discriminated against and possible reasonable adjustments to their workplace are identified. Where the Company requires any contributor to undertake a medical questionnaire, examination or report it does so to gather information on their ability to do the role they are applying for. Contributors will be asked to give their explicit consent for the company to gather medical information on them and for the medical report to be released to the Company. The individual may withdraw their consent to this at any stage. 

Information given in references about any contributor to third parties references must comply with GDPR requirements. 

Sharing HR personal data 

It is often necessary to share personal data with third party organisations (Data Processors). It is our responsibility to ensure that the data we share is compliant with the conditions of processing and is shared in a secure manner. 

Before appointing a contractor who will process personal data on our behalf (a data processor) we will carry out due diligence checks. The checks are to make sure the processor will use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the processing will comply with data protection law, including keeping the data secure, and upholding the rights of data subjects. We will only appoint data processors on the basis of a written contract that will require the processor to comply with all relevant legal requirements. We will continue to monitor the data processing, and compliance with the contract, throughout the duration of the contract. 

Third parties who we share your data with may include: 

● HR providers 

● Payroll providers 

● Recruitment agencies 

● IT Consultants 

● Banks 

● Pension and benefit providers 

● Local Authorities and Government Departments, including the HMRC 

● External accountants 

● Occupational health providers 

● Insurance providers 

HR Related personal data will not be transferred to countries outside of the EEA. 

The Company takes the compliance with this policy very seriously as failure to comply puts the contributors and the Company at risk.​

It’s important to protect living individuals’ data. Under the GDPR there can be criminal and civil sanctions for the production company when there is an unauthorised disclosure of personal and sensitive/special category data, as well as reputational damage for the production company you are working for. 

At our Company the Executive Producer is responsible for complying with the GDPR. You should contact him/her when you are unsure of your obligations under the GDPR when collecting, using, processing, accessing and destroying personal data. 

This policy applies to everyone contracted by the Company. Please read our general Data Protection Policy for full information about our Data Protection requirements and obligations. This document relates to data collected by productions only. 

Keeping Contributors Details Safe 

Contributor checklists must be completed and safely stored for each production, during and after filming.  This information should only be shared with staff who require the information to do their job, as per the Contributors Privacy Notice that all potential and actual Contributors to our programmes will be sent. 

Data of unsuccessful applicants should be deleted after 3 months. 

Written release notes must be obtained before or after filming. Where this is not possible a verbal release to camera must be obtained and date/time stamped. 

Parental consent must be obtained for all under 18’s (from the parent/guardian that has sole custody, or both parents/guardians if they have joint custody). 

There may be reasons outside of the production that might require the production company to legitimately retain information for legal or business purposes, for example there may have been an accident or ongoing litigation where documents must be preserved by law. If such a reason occurs, Gold Wala will inform the relevant parties and seek permission where appropriate.

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