Overview – the key information you should be aware of
(A) Who we are: We are GB News Limited (a television and broadcasting company). If you need it, our company number is 12859339 and our registered office is C/O Brown Rudnick LLP, 8 Clifford Street, London, United Kingdom, W1S 2LQ.GB News Limited is the controller of your personal information, and is responsible for your personal information. All references in this policy to “GB News”, “our”, “us” or “we” refer to GB News Limited, or our group companies, as appropriate. All references in this policy to “our website”, refer to the website owned by GB News at www.gbnews.co.uk
(B) Our values and what this policy is for: We value your privacy and want to be accountable and fair to you as well as transparent with you in the way that we collect and use your personal information. We also want you to know your rights in relation to your information which you can find here.
(C) Who this policy applies to: This policy applies to visitors to our website and users who register to receive updates, newsletters, and partner offers ;
Please click on the link above to find out the information that we collect about you and how we use this information.
(E) Your rights to object: You have various rights in respect of our use of your personal information as set out in section 6. Two of the fundamental rights to be aware of are that:
- you may ask us to stop using your personal information for direct-marketing purposes. If you exercise this right, we will stop using your personal information for this purpose.
- you may ask us to consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal information where we process your personal information on the basis of our, or another person’s, legitimate interest.
You can find out more information in section 6.
The detail – the key information you should be aware of
1.2 You may give us personal information about yourself by using the online form provided on our website, or by contacting us by phone, email, social media or other means.
1.3 We may also collect personal information based on your interaction with the website and emails.
2.1 Visitors to our website and users who register to receive updates, newsletters, and partner offers
(a) What personal information we collect about you
(a) We, may collect and use any of the following information about you:
(i) your name including your title;
(ii) your postal address (including your postcode);
(iii) your email address;
(v) your age and date of birth;
(vi) your profession;
(vii) information provided when you correspond with us;
(viii) any updates to information provided to us;
(ix) information you provide when filling out our surveys;
(x) personal information we collect about you;
(xi) profile data including your username and password when you register for an account;
(xii) your preferences in receiving marketing from us; and
(xiii) the following information created and recorded automatically when you visit our website:
(A) Technical information. This includes: the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet address; the website address and country from which you access information; the files requested; browser type and version; browser plug-in types and versions; operating system; and platform. We use this personal information to administer our website, to measure the efficiency of our systems and to undertake an analysis on the locations from which people access our webpages;
(B) Information about your visit and your behaviour on our website (for example, the pages that you click on). This may include the website you visit before and after visiting our website (including date and time), time and length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and information provided when requesting further service or downloads; and
(b) How we use your personal information
We will collect, use and store the personal information listed above for the following reasons:
(i) to allow you to access and use our website;
(ii) for improvement and maintenance of our website and to provide technical support for our website;
(iii) to ensure the security of our website;
(iv) to recognise you when you return to our website, to store information about your preferences, and to allow us to customise the website according to your individual interests;
(v) to send you editorial content, newsletters and third party messages which we consider will be of the most interest to you;
(vi) to provide you with tailored editorial information by collecting data about you in order to build a profile of your preferences based on your activity when you use the website and complete our surveys;
(vii) to compile surveys based on the information you have provided; and
(viii) to evaluate your visit to the website and prepare reports or compile statistics to understand the type of people who use our website, how they use our website and to make our website more intuitive. Such details will be anonymised as far as reasonably possible and you will not be identifiable from the information collected.
Please see sections 2.2 and 2.3 for more details about how we use your personal information.
(c) A word about cookies
(iii) For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, please refer to our cookies policy here.
(a) to deal with any enquiries or issues you have about how we collect, store and use your personal information, or any requests made by you for a copy of the information we hold about you. If we do not have a contract with you, we may process your personal information for these purposes where it is in our legitimate interests for customer services purposes;
(b) for internal corporate reporting, business administration, ensuring adequate insurance coverage for our business, ensuring the security of company facilities, research and development, and to identify and implement business efficiencies. We may process your personal information for these purposes where it is in our legitimate interests to do so;
(c) to comply with any procedures, laws and regulations which apply to us – this may include where we reasonably consider it is in our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others to comply, as well as where we are legally required to do so;
(d) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights – this may include where we reasonably consider it is in our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others, as well as where we are legally required to do so; and
2.3 Further processing
Before using your personal information for any purposes which fall outside those set out in this section 2, we will undertake an analysis to establish if our new use of your personal information is compatible with the purposes set out in this section 2. Please contact us using the details in section 12 if you want further information on the analysis we will undertake.
(b) our use of your personal information is necessary for complying with our legal obligations; or
(c) where neither (a) nor (b) apply, use of your personal information is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others (for example, to ensure the security of our website). Our legitimate interests are to:
(ii) carry out marketing, market research and business development; and
(iii) for internal administrative purposes.
If we rely on our (or another person’s) legitimate interests for using your personal information, we will undertake a balancing test to ensure that our (or the other person’s) legitimate interests are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of the personal information. You can ask us for information on this balancing test by using the contact details at section 12.
3.2 We may use your special categories of data (such as political and religious views and health and wellbeing information) where you have provided your consent (which you may withdraw at any time after giving it, as described below).
3.3 We may process your personal information in some cases for marketing purposes on the basis of your consent (which you may withdraw at any time after giving it, as described below).
3.4 If we rely on your consent for us to use your personal information in a particular way, but you later change your mind, you may withdraw your consent by contacting us at [email protected] and we will stop doing so. However, if you withdraw your consent, this may impact the ability for us to be able to provide broadcasting and associated services to you.
4.1 We may share your personal information with our group companies where it is in our legitimate interests to do so for internal administrative purposes (for example, for corporate strategy, compliance, auditing and monitoring, research and development and quality assurance).
4.2 We will share your personal information with the following third parties or categories of third parties:
(b) BURN, a marketing agency which will manage the email programme on our behalf; and
(c) analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website.
4.4 We will also disclose your personal information to third parties:
(a) where it is in our legitimate interests to do so to run, grow and develop our business:
(i) if we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
(ii) if substantially all of our or any of our affiliates’ assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by us will be one of the transferred assets;
(b) if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, any lawful request from government or law enforcement officials and as may be required to meet national security or law enforcement requirements or prevent illegal activity;
(d) to protect the rights, property, or safety of GB News, our staff, our customers or other persons. This may include exchanging personal information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
4.5 We may also disclose and use anonymised, aggregated reporting and statistics about users of our website or our goods and services for the purpose of internal reporting or reporting to our group or other third parties, and for our marketing and promotion purposes. None of these anonymised, aggregated reports or statistics will enable our users to be personally identified.
4.6 Save as expressly detailed above, we will never share, sell or rent any of your personal information to any third party without notifying you and, where necessary, obtaining your consent. If you have given your consent for us to use your personal information in a particular way, but later change your mind, you should contact us and we will stop doing so.
We keep your personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal information is processed. The length of time for which we retain personal information depends on the purposes for which we collect and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws and to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
6.1 You have certain rights in relation to your personal information. If you would like further information in relation to these or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us via email at [email protected] at any time. You have the following rights:
(a) Right of access. You have a right of access to any personal information we hold about you. You can ask us for a copy of your personal information; confirmation as to whether your personal information is being used by us; details about how and why it is being used; and details of the safeguards which are in place if we transfer your information outside of the United Kingdom.
(b) Right to update your information. You have a right to request an update to any of your personal information which is out of date or incorrect.
(c) Right to delete your information. You have a right to ask us to delete any personal information which we are holding about you in certain specific circumstances. You can ask us for further information on these specific circumstances by contacting us using the details in section 12.
We will pass your request onto other recipients of your personal information unless that is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You can ask us who the recipients are, using the contact details in section 12.
(d) Right to restrict use of your information: You have a right to ask us to restrict the way that we process your personal information in certain specific circumstances. You can ask us for further information on these specific circumstances by contacting us using the details in section 12.
We will pass your request onto other recipients of your personal information unless that is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You can ask us who the recipients are using the contact details in section 12.
(e) Right to stop marketing: You have a right to ask us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes. If you exercise this right, we will stop using your personal information for this purpose.
(f) Right to data portability: You have a right to ask us to provide your personal information to a third party provider of services.
This right only applies where we use your personal information on the basis of your consent or performance of a contract; and where our use of your information is carried out by automated means.
(g) Right to object. You have a right to ask us to consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal information where we process your personal information on the basis of our or another person’s legitimate interest.
6.2 We will consider all such requests and provide our response within a reasonable period (and in any event within one month of your request unless we tell you we are entitled to a longer period under applicable law). Please note, however, that certain personal information may be exempt from such requests in certain circumstances, for example if we need to keep using the information to comply with our own legal obligations or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
6.3 If an exception applies, we will tell you this when responding to your request. We may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to any request you make.
We do not and will not knowingly collect information from any unsupervised child under the age of 13. The website is not directed at children and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
8.1 We may collect and use your personal information for undertaking marketing by email telephone and post.
8.2 We may send you certain marketing communications (including electronic marketing communications) if it is in our legitimate interests to do so for marketing and business development purposes or, if you are a sole trader or a non-limited liability partnership if you have consented to receive such electronic marketing information.
8.3 However, we will always obtain your consent to direct marketing communications where we are required to do so by law and if we intend to disclose your personal information to any third party for such marketing.
8.4 If you wish to stop receiving marketing communications, you can contact us by email at [email protected].
Your personal information may be used, stored and/or accessed by staff operating outside the UK or the EEA working for us, other members of our group or suppliers. Further details on to whom your personal information may be disclosed are set out in section 4.
(a) there is an adequacy decision by the UK in the case of transfers out of the UK, or by the European Commission in the case of transfers out of the EEA, which means that the recipient country is deemed to provide adequate protection for such personal data;
(b) where the transfer of personal data is to a member of our group, and we have in place binding corporate rules with such member which safeguard the personal data and which have been validated by the ICO or the relevant supervisory authority; or
(c) where we have in place standard model contractual arrangements with the recipient which have been approved by the European Commission (or the UK in due course). These model contractual clauses include certain safeguards to protect the personal data;
10.1 The main risk of our processing of your personal information is if it is lost, stolen or misused. This could lead to your personal information being in the hands of someone else who may use it fraudulently or make public, information that you would prefer to keep private.
10.2 For this reason, GB News is committed to protecting your personal information from loss, theft and misuse. We take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, including through use of appropriate organisational and technical measures such as encryption, passwords and anti-virus software.
10.3 In the course of provision of your personal information to us, your personal information may be transferred over the internet. Although we make every effort to protect the personal information which you provide to us, the transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. As such, you acknowledge and accept that we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website and that any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access to it.
10.4 Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access your online account, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
13.1 If you have any queries or complaints about our collection, use or storage of your personal information, or if you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information, please contact [email protected]. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any such complaint or dispute regarding the use or disclosure of your personal information.
13.2 You may also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, or the data protection regulator in the country where you usually live or work, or where an alleged infringement of the General Data Protection Regulation has taken place. Alternatively, you may seek a remedy through the courts if you believe your rights have been breached.