Who else can see how I've been using the BBC?

Page updated: 9 May 2018

Generally only you can see how you’ve been using the BBC, unless for example:

  • You do something public, like comment on a BBC story
  • You give us permission to share your info with another service. Like if you export a playlist of songs from BBC Music to Deezer, Spotify or YouTube
  • You ask us to share information. Like when you share something on social media
  • When we need to share it for legal reasons

We might also share your information with partners for research and development and analysis purpose, or if it’s necessary to provide the service you’re using. For example, we use a third party to send our newsletters.

BBC’s research and development activities include internal R&D work and collaboration with partners. Where BBC Research & Development provides its partners with broadcast content, this is done under a limited licence for defined research purposes.

We share some of your personal information with TV Licensing, to check if you are using BBC iPlayer and to keep their database up to date. Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.

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