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Privacy Policy

We respect an individual’s personal information, correspondence and contact details that have been entrusted to us. Therefore, in line with General Data Protection Regulations, you should be aware that we have reviewed our Privacy Policy, which explains how we manage and store information securely and why it is important to us. If, once you have read this, you have any queries, please contact the Guild of British Camera Technicians Office (020 8813 1999 /

For Guild of British Camera Technicians Members 


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU law that came into effect on 25 May 2018. It is the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years and will introduce new requirements for how organisations process personal data. 

This privacy policy is a statement or a legal document (in privacy law) that discloses the ways the Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT) gathers, uses, discloses and manages your data. It fulfils a legal requirement to protect your privacy. 

Gathering of data: 

Data is obtained by you applying to become a Member of the Guild of British Camera Technicians and/or providing your details for the purpose or former purpose of obtaining employment. Your contact details as listed in the Guild of British Camera Technicians' Crew Directory will be used to communicate with you. 

When you became a Guild of British Camera Technicians Member, we asked for – and were given – some of your personal information. This included your name, email address, mobile number – your home address, work grade and credit list. Other information might also have included contact details of your designated next of kin, details of your agent/diary service and such information that may improve work opportunities and gaining of member benefits such as insurance or passport and visa details. Other service providers may ask for different types of information from you. 

What happens to the disclosed data: 

Your name, address, mobile phone number and email address is used by the Guild of British Camera Technicians as a means of communication with you. Any information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (this includes the EU, Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein).

Your information will be processed by the Guild of British Camera Technicians wherever it is necessary to fulfil our services to you. These services include promoting you as a reputable Guild of British Camera Technicians Member and providing you with a number of Member Benefits. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its security and when giving us your information you do so at your own risk. Once we have received your information and any updates, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised access. 

Where is the information stored? 

Paper copies may be held by the Guild of British Camera Technicians and/or stored on its computers and secure Cloud Servers. 

How long is the information stored? 

We will hold your information on our systems for as long as you are a member of the Guild of British Camera Technicians. If, for any reason, you cease to be a member, all your information will be removed from our database and computer archives to ensure we do not contact you in the future. If having left the Guild of British Camera Technicians you then decide to reinstate your membership, you will have to provide the information again. 

Do I need to do anything – in the light of the above information? 

If we have requested this - Yes. Just reply to this email: “I am still a Guild of British Camera Technicians Member”. As you are now aware of our policy, by submitting your details to the Guild of British Camera Technicians you accept the above policy. 


Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. 


We recommend that a limited amount of personal contact information is provided on CV’s. Your name and the fact you are a Guild of British Camera Technicians Member, your grade, email address, cell phone number, (ay) website plus an agent or diary service is enough for people wanting to contact or hire your professional services. 

We also recommend that at the bottom of the CV: 

This CV may be kept on file and distributed for employment purposes. 

For those applying to the GBCT for Membership, CPD Training Courses and/or GBCT Trainee Courses

Please also refer to the criteria provided for membership applications, training and trainee courses. 

By submitting applications, or requesting advice or further information, you agree that the Guild of British Camera Technicians may internally share your information electronically and in paper form on a confidential basis with its Board Members or Guild of British Camera Technicians Members who form part of any selection committees. The Guild of British Camera Technicians confirms that no other individual or organisation will have third party access to these applications, advice requests or details about further information. 

If you have any queries just contact us.

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