Privacy Policy

Calling the Shots Films Ltd 

Data protection Policy 

Reviewed July 2022 



In order to operate efficiently, we will occasionally collect information about people with whom we work and engage with. These may include members of the public, current, past and prospective employees and suppliers. 


This personal information must be handled properly under the GDPR Act 2018 (‘the Act’). The Act regulates the way that we handle ‘personal data’ that we collect in the course of carrying out our functions and gives certain rights to people whose ‘personal data’ we may hold. We support the underlying principles of the Act and support and adhere to its provisions.   

We may legally process the personal information that we collect on the basis that we have a legitimate interest and / or in the performance of a contract to provide you with information about the products and services that we offer, about events we may put on, if you have agreed. 


Who is this information shared with? 

  • We keep your information confidential.  We will not sell your information.  However, we may disclose your information to our personnel and freelance staff.
  • If we do share your information, we will only do insofar as it is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, and provided that the recipients do not make independent use of the information and have agreed to adhere to the rules set out in this privacy policy.


Information covered by the Act 

The Act uses the term ‘personal data’. For information held by Calling the Shots Films Limited, personal data means any recorded information held by us and from which a living individual can be identified. It will include a variety of information including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, photographs of people and other personal details. It will include any expression of opinion about a living individual or any indication of our intentions about that individual. 


Data protection principles 

We will comply with the eight enforceable data protection principles by making sure that personal data is: 

  1. fairly and lawfully processed 
  2. processed for legitimate purposes 
  3. adequate, relevant and not excessive 
  4. accurate and kept up to date 
  5. not kept longer than necessary 
  6. processed in accordance with the individual’s rights 
  7. secure 
  8. not transferred to countries outside the European Economic area unless the country to which the data is to be transferred has adequate and equal protection in law for the individuals. 



We will ensure that at least one of the following conditions are met before we process any personal data: 

  1. the individual has consented to the processing 
  2. the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the individual 
  3. the processing is required under a legal obligation (other than one imposed by a contract) 
  4. the processing is necessary to protect vital interests of the individual 
  5. the processing is necessary in order to pursue our legitimate interests or those of third parties  (unless it could unjustifiably prejudice the interests of the individual) 


Under the Act, one of a set of additional conditions must be met for ‘sensitive personal data’. This includes information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious and other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health condition, sex life, criminal proceedings or convictions. We will ensure that one of the following additional conditions are met before we process any sensitive personal data: 


  1. the individual has explicitly consented to the processing  
  2. we are required by law to process the information for employment purposes 
  3. we need to process the information in order to protect the vital interests of the individual or another person 
  4. the processing in necessary to deal with the administration of justice or legal proceedings 


Individuals’ rights  

We will ensure that individuals are given their rights under the Act including:  

  • the right to obtain their personal information from us except in limited circumstances 
  • the right to ask us not to process personal data where it causes substantial unwarranted damage to them or anyone else 
  • the right to claim compensation from us for damage and distress caused by any breach of the Act  


Legal requirements 

While it is unlikely, Calling the Shots Films Limited may be required to disclose your user data by a court order or to comply with other legal requirements. We will use all reasonable endeavours to notify you before we do so, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.  


No commercial disposal to third parties 

Calling the Shots Films Limited shall not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make user data commercially available to any third party, except as described above or with your prior permission.  


Our commitment to data protection 

We will ensure that:   

  • everyone managing and handling personal information understands that they are responsible for following good data protection practice 
  • there is someone with specific responsibility for data protection in the organisation 
  • staff who handle personal information are appropriately supervised and trained 
  • queries about handling personal information are promptly and courteously dealt with 
  • people know how to access their own personal information 
  • methods of handling personal information are regularly assessed and evaluated 
  • any disclosure of personal data will be in compliance with approved procedures. 
  • we take all necessary steps to ensure that personal data is kept secure at all times against unauthorised or unlawful loss or disclosure  
  • all freelancers who are users of personal information supplied by the firm will be required to confirm that they will abide by the requirements of the Act with regard to information supplied by us.   


We have appointed a lead for information compliance to lead on data protection.  This person is responsible for ensuring that the policy is effectively implemented.