Last Updated: 07/12/2022
SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
Welcome to Brother Film Co (“we”, ”us”, ”our” or “the Company”). We are a production company that makes films, composes music and flies drones.
We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal data. We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal data through your use of this website or in relation to the services we provide to our Clients, your rights in relation to your personal data, and on how to contact us and data protection authorities in the event you have a complaint.
What does this Privacy Notice cover?
Specifically, this privacy notice covers personal data we collect: (1) in connection with the services we provide to our Clients (“Services”) and our corporate activities, and (2) when you visit our website at https://brotherfilmco.com/ (“Website”).
Our Website and Services are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.
Who collects information about you?
Brother Film Co LLP and Brother Productions Ltd (“Brother Film Co” , “Brother Film“, “Brother Music“) collects, uses and is responsible for your personal data. When we do so, we are responsible as a ‘data controller’ of that information.
Our registered office is Kempston, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5DQ.
You can contact us by writing to us at Brother Film Co, Unit 307 Peckham Levels, Peckham Town Centre Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST.
We have appointed a privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our privacy manager at [email protected].
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
“Clients” means any of our clients (including the individuals working for our clients) to whom we provide the Services. Clients also include prospective clients, such as contacts who we have communicated with but have not yet engaged us to provide services.
“Personal data” means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (i.e. anonymous data).
“Website Visitors” means individuals who visit our Website and who may opt to provide us with personal data where, for example, they sign up for our newsletter or contact us using the details provided on our Website.
Changes to the Privacy Notice and your duty to inform us of changes
We keep this privacy notice under regular review and may make changes to from time to time. When we do so, we will inform you by updating this section.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
Social media platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this Website and Brother Film Co participate on are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details.
This Website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
SECTION 2 – THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
Our Website does not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
What Personal Data do we collect?
If you are a Client, we collect Identity Data, Contact Data, Financial Data and Marketing and Communications Data about you, or individuals at your organisation, in the course of providing the Services to you.
Where you choose to provide us with such information, we collect Identity Data and Contact Data about you when you contact us using the details on our Website. We also collect Contact Data and Marketing and Communications Data where you sign up to receive newsletters from us.
How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you
We may collect data about Clients from the following sources:
Directly from you: This is the information you or an individual at your organisation provide to us during the course of our engagement to provide the Services. It also includes any information you provide to us when you attend our events, interact with us at a conference or correspond with us in person, by phone, email or otherwise.
Third-party sources: This will include information about you or your colleagues that is available through publicly available sources, such as professional networking sites (including LinkedIn) and general market research.
We may collect data about Website Visitors as follows:
Directly from you: This is the information you provide when you enquire about, or request a service directly from us. For example, when you contact us directly via email or telephone using the details provided on our Website.
Information we collect automatically: When you visit our Website, we collect certain technical and usage information automatically from your device.
How we use your personal data
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
Where we process your personal data in connection with providing the Services to you, we consider that this processing is necessary to perform the contract we have entered into with you.
Where we process your personal data to administer and manage our business relationship with you, for other business purposes and for marketing purposes, we consider this is necessary for our legitimate interests and that your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
We will rely on compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation if we are legally required to hold your personal data to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, such as disclosure to regulators and for purposes of disputes or legal proceedings affecting us.
Where we process your personal data for the purposes described above, we consider this is necessary for our legitimate interests and that your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical and Usage Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us, signed up for our email newsletter, or engaged us to provide Services and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will never share your personal data with any company outside of our company for marketing purposes without your express opt-in consent.
You can subscribe to our email newsletter by providing your email address on our Website.
Please note that our email marketing campaigns may include tracking facilities within the actual email. This means that your activity relating to a particular marketing email may be tracked and stored in a database by our email service provider for future analysis and evaluation. This could include information about whether or not you opened the email, forwarded the email, clicked links within the email content, and the times, dates and frequency of such activity. This information is used to inform our future email campaigns and ensure that you receive the most relevant content.
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the unsubscribe links in any marketing message sent to you, or by contacting us at [email protected].
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of providing our Services to you.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us using the details provided in this privacy notice.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
What happens if you fail to provide your personal data?
If you do not provide us with certain requested personal data or object to the processing of your personal data, this may limit our ability to provide the Services. You can still visit our Website and learn more about Brother Film Co without giving us your personal data but we will need your contact details to administer and respond to any enquiries you submit to us.
Who do we share your personal data with?
We may share and disclose your personal data with the following categories of third parties for the purposes described in this privacy notice:
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our Suppliers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. We will not disclose your personal data to any other third parties without your specific consent unless we are required to do so by law.
SECTION 3 – INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS, SECURITY AND RETENTION
International data transfers
Some of our Suppliers are based outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data – please see below.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
SECTION 4 – YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include rights to:
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please email our privacy manager at [email protected] and let us have enough information to identify you.
SECTION 5 – GLOSSARY
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by Contacting us.
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
Brother Film is a creative production company, founded by brothers.
From making skate films on VHS as kids, Brother has developed into a production company based in Peckham, London. With a small core team and a tight network of world-class directors and crew, we pride ourselves on delivering creative work with good people.
We love seeing a concept through from idea generation to the final file upload, but are equally adept at jumping into a project at any stage.
Peckham is a big part of Brother’s DNA, and we started up a local event series, Peckham Filmmakers, to link up local creatives and hero their work.
Our sister company Brother Music is an award-winning music and sound studio, creating bespoke scores and soundscapes for both Brother’s work and a range of other directors, agencies and production companies.
We’re still enthusiastic skater kids at heart, and want that to bleed through into everything we do.
1% for the Planet
We’re proud to be part of 1% for the Planet, whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual revenue to environmental causes.
Our job involves a fair bit of overseas travel, and we wanted to use our membership to lessen our carbon footprint. Given this, we’ve chosen to donate to The Woodland Trust, who are tirelessly planting trees, bringing ancient woodlands back to life and protecting forests from decimation.