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Privacy statement
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

The current online public consultation 'White Paper - "A public service for all: the BBC in the digital age" and Draft Royal Charter and Framework Agreement' running on this website from 14 March - 28 April will serve a cookie to ensure your response is registered in our database. If your computer is configured to block cookies, you may have to submit your comments via email.

Your name will be published alongside your response to the consultation on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport website. Other personal data (i.e. information that could identify you) contained in the main text of your response will also be published, unless you specifically include a request to the contrary in your submission to us. If you are replying by e-mail, we will assume that you consent to the publication of such information and that your consent overrides any privacy or confidentiality claim that is generated by your organisation's IT system, unless you state otherwise in your submission to us. Your contact details (e-mail address, home address, etc.) will not be published on the website.

Please note that we may receive freedom of information requests for your personal data. Any statement that you make in relation to publication of your personal data will be taken into account when the Department considers how to reply to any such request. (Your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 will not be affected).

Confidentiality statement
All responses will be published unless confidentiality is specifically requested (and legitimate reasons for asserting confidentiality provided by the respondent) or there are other overriding reasons for non-publication - for example if a response contains libellous material. If you do not request that your response remains confidential in your submission to us, we will assume that you consent to us publish ing your response, and that if you are replying by e-mail, your consent overrides any confidentiality claim that is generated by your organisation's IT system.

Please note that the Department may receive a freedom of information request for the consultation responses that we do not publish. Respondents' reasons for asking us not to publish their responses will be taken into account when the Department considers how to reply to any such request.

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Last updated 14 March 2006




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