A few rules for you
BBC Archive Products give you access to: BBC programmes, short-form clips and some non-broadcast content and information. Here are a few rules to stick to. If you don’t, we’ll stop your access.
- Only use the Archive Products for the work that you’ve been approved to use it for. So, if you were given access to research for the BBC commission of Planet Earth II, for example, do not use your access to do research for non-BBC commissions.
- Once your work is completed you must delete from your devices and PC the content and personal data that you’ve exported.
- You are responsible for checking any content used is compliant and cleared for use. You’ll need to do editorial compliance, legal and rights clearance and get permission to use anything you export from the Archive Products, to make sure that it doesn’t infringe anyone’s rights (that includes privacy rights). Bear in mind you might have to pay a fee for this. We don’t always own the copyright in what’s in the Archive Products. Our content often includes other people’s content. For instance, a TV programme might feature images, performances, video and music that belong to artists, actors, producers and musicians. Or we only have limited rights in a programme, which is owned by an independent production company. So you may have to ask them if you can re-use content from it. You must also make sure that any use meets the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines, and check all original compliance forms, legal restrictions and rights clearance to help you find out what permissions you’ll need to get. If we ask you, you must provide evidence that you’ve got the permissions you need.
- If what you export has personal data in it, the BBC is the data controller and you are the data processor. Only use that personal data for the work you’ve been given permission to access the Archive Products for and always keep it secure. Bear in mind, when you use personal data that data protection laws will apply.
- The BBC, as data controller, is also responsible for handling your email address and username (for BBC staff, this will be your BBC staff ID, and for non-BBC staff, the log-in details you were issued with when you registered to access and use the Archive Products) in line with data protection laws. We do this on the basis of our legitimate interests in monitoring and auditing the performance and effectiveness of the Archive Products.
- We take great care that the Archive Products are the best they can be. We’re not liable for anything that happens if:
- you rely on advice, data, commentary, opinions or any other content
- there are errors, omissions, interruptions, delays, bugs or viruses
- we remove content from or turn off this service
- the thing that happens couldn’t reasonably have been foreseen
- the thing that happens wouldn’t usually result from the mishap
- you and we hadn’t agreed that this thing would probably happen in the event of a mishap.