The DPP is the media industry's international business change network.

Privacy Policy

The Digital Production Partnership Limited (DPP) is a not-for-profit company founded by ITV, BBC and Channel 4 to enable the media industry to maximise the potential of digital in the creation and exploitation of content.

This policy (together with our Terms of Use) explains:

  • What information we will collect from you
  • How we will use information we collect about you;
  • Whether we will disclose your details to anyone else;
  • Your rights regarding the information you provide to us;
  • The use of cookies on our website and how you can reject these cookies;
  • How you can contact us if you have questions about this privacy policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the DPP is the data controller in relation to any personal data, collected by, or submitted, including and personal data collected on, or submitted to our website, (our site).

1. Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following information about you:

  • Visitors to our site may wish to complete an online ‘Contact Us’ form which will request personal data from our visitors.  This will enable the DPP to provide you with updates and (if applicable send you event invitations, and invite you to take part in surveys about our work.)
  • The DPP site also contains a free metadata application. Prior to downloading the application visitors will be asked to provide their email address.  This is to enable the DPP to contact you when a new version is released and to keep track of the number of people using the application.
  • We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our site (including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise) and the resources that you access.

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.  This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

2. How we will use your information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Your email address, which is requested when you download the metadata application, will be used to inform you of updates and also enables us to record how many people are using the application.
  • Information entered on the ‘Contact Us’ form will be added to the DPP distribution list and may be used to send you updates (and if applicable to invite you to events or to take part in surveys.)

3. Disclosure of your information

We will keep your information confidential, except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies or law enforcement agencies).

Generally, we will only use your information within the DPP.  However, sometimes we will use third parties to process your information.  We have contractual provisions in place, which require that these third parties comply strictly with our instructions and that they do not use your information for their own business purposes.

4. Your rights

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you.  Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.  Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Our site contains links to other websites.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

5. Cookies

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether.  You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies, which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.  Most websites do work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

6. Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to

7. Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Digital Production Partnership

Digital Production Partnership