Personal Data and Privacy Policy

About Film the House

Film the House was launched as a fun way to educate Parliamentarians and young people about the importance of the creative industries to the UK economy and the many ways in which we can nurture and protect our creative industries. Together with partner competition, Rock the House, it is now one of Parliament’s largest competitions and is just one of a number of initiatives that is aimed at significantly raising awareness of the need to protect creativity and copyright by bringing together young filmmakers and Parliamentarians.

Film the House is intended to invite and to showcase the ‘best’ film makers and script writers across the UK – with particular emphasis on young participants and people who have not, yet, been noticed and realised their potential. It is also a way for participants to meet their local MP and to learn a little more about how ‘Parliament in Westminster’ works.

Collection and Use of Personal Data

Individuals entering the Film the House competition are required to supply the organisers with their name and some contact details, such as an email address, postal address or telephone number. Film the House requires this information to enable it to administer the competition by contacting participants about the completion and will use the data solely for this purpose.

Rights in Relation to Personal Data

Competition participants providing personal data to the Film the House organisers have certain rights in respect of that data, including:

  • the right to request access to the information relating to them and to receive a copy of any such information in a convenient format, via electronic means or otherwise
  • the right to request that the organisers limit or cease processing the data
  • the right to request that the organisers correct inaccurate data or erase data altogether

Any such requests should be made in writing to the ALCS, Fifth Floor, Shackleton House, 4 Battle Bridge Lane, London, SE1 2HX, via email to or by phone 020 7264 5700.

Data Security

When storing and processing the personal data provided by competition participants, the Film the House organsiers will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration or unauthorized disclosure or access including through use of data encryption and other measures. Prior to introducing new systems or technologies relevant to the processing of personal data, the Film the House organisers will undertake the necessary impact assessments with a particular focus on any associated risks.

Data Retention

The Film the House organisers will only retain personal data provided by competition participants for the duration of the competition. Each completion period concludes with an awards ceremony following which all personal data relating to the entrants in that year’s competition is deleted.

Data Breaches

In the event of any breach of systems impacting on the security of personal data, the Film the House orgnaisers will inform the affected individuals at the earliest opportunity describing the nature of the breach, the possible consequences and the measures being taken to remedy the situation.


If you are unhappy with the way in which the Film the House organisers processes your personal data please contact us using the information provided below. You also have the right to lodge a complaint before the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK data protection authority. Their contact details as are follows: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF; Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745; or see their website

Contact Us

Please direct any comments or enquires relating to this policy to: Film the House, C/O ALCS Limited, Fifth Floor, Shackleton House, 4 Battle Bridge Lane, London, SE1 2HX, or via email

Date 1st May 2018