Privacy Information

Railcam UK Cameras at the East Lancashire Railway (ELR)

Organisiation Details

Railcam UK Limited.
Registered in the UK 10167844
Thomas House, Pope Ln, Preston PR4 4AZ

General Contact

Data Protection Officer

Purposes of data processing under GDPR

The purpose of the deployment is to facilitate those who enjoy watching rail operations to be able to pursue their interest remotely without having to visit sites in person.

The lawful basis for the processing.

The lawful basis under Article 6 UK GDPR is:
“(f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.”

The legitimate interests for the processing.

The legitimate interests being pursued in this case are the provision of the Railcam service to subscribers and others with an interest in railway operations and the promotion of the ELR and its surrounding environment.

The processing will not involve special category data.

The categories of personal data obtained.

• ELR staff
• ELR volunteers
• ELR passengers
• ELR visitors
In addition, it is recognised that third party persons’ data may be inadvertently processed as those persons pass by outside the ELR boundary within the field of view of a camera or are referred to in conversations detected by a microphone.

The recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data.

Webcam viewers on the Railcam UK website and on the ELR website (via YouTube).

The retention periods for the personal data.

The data is broadcast via livestream technology and is not retained or further processed.

The rights available to individuals in respect of the processing.

Individuals have the right to request data in respect of them, which is held as part of this scheme. However, since video footage is not retained, there is no data held.

The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

In the first instance, complaints should be directed towards Railcam UK Limited, using the contact details given on this page. Where a satisfactory outcome cannot be reached, after appropriate efforts, the Information Commissioners Office can be contacted at

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