Privacy policy


paus is a cloud-based software owned by Barndoor Technology Ltd. We are a sharing platform for people to discover and reward inspiring short-from content. It is an ad-free, democratic and responsible service, driven by a passionate community.

Data privacy and protection is extremely important to us and for everyone who uses the paus platform. We have written this privacy policy so you can better understand how we collect data, what we do with it, how long we store it and how we look after it.

We will also outline what rights you have over your data and how we facilitate those rights.

1. Opting in and out of communications made easy

We are building a strong community of engaged audience members and content creators. Therefore, we want to keep you updated and informed through marketing emails and messages about our latest updates, news and interesting content.

By clicking and submitting the register your interest or join the movement forms on the paus website, you are providing us with your consent for us to send you marketing and promotional material and any updates to our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. However, we also want to make it easy for you to withdraw your consent at any time, which you can by emailing

2. What personal information do we collect from you?

Currently we only collect your name and email address for the purposes of you registering your interest in paus.

However, as we look to build the platform, we would like to take your usage data (in order to deliver you the most relevant ad-free content), and financial information so you can reward your content creators.

We will also store your personal information when we allow users to set up profiles, and you can manage this by adding, amending or deleting any data on your profile through the profile settings.

For our content creators, we use Stripe Connect to process all payments. It is very important that all creators on the paus platform read the Stripe Privacy Policy to see how Stripe will process your data.

3. How do we use your personal information?
We use your name and email address in order to add you to the mailing list and to subsequently, send you marketing content as we do to all members of our mailing list.

With your consent, we would also pass your email address to the filmmakers so you can keep in touch with you. Other than that, we will not share your personal information with any other third parties aside from the filmmakers. This is an ad-free service so we do not need to pass your information on to any other companies to send you promotional material.

4. Legal bases for data processing – what does it mean and how do we use them?

The law on data protection sets out several different reasons why a company may collect and process your personal data and it is one of our duties to make sure you understand which of these lawful bases we are using to process your data.

a. Consent: in specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. For example, when you register to receive email newsletters.

b. Contractual obligations: in certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations. Currently, we do not process data under this lawful basis.

c. Legal compliance: if the law requires, we may need to collect and process your data. For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting us to law enforcement. Currently, we do not process data under this lawful basis.

d. Legitimate interest: in specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For example, if we personalise the video content on your paus video feed. Currently, we do not process data under this lawful basis

5. Do we share your information with anyone else?

To put it simply, other than your emails being shared with the filmmaker when you support through tipping or purchasing a ticket, right now we don’t need to share your personal information with anyone else.  However, we may need share information with other third parties  in the future. As and when we do, we will inform you straight away through updating this privacy policy.

a. Law enforcement organisations: under certain circumstances we may occasionally be required by law, court order or governmental authority to disclose certain types of personal information and we reserve the right to comply with any such legally binding request.

b. Marketing partners: with your explicit permission, we may share your information with other companies we are working with, such as digital marketing agencies. Whenever we share your information with another company, we will always ask for your permission, we will name the company and will always be clear that your information will be shared with another organisation. Currently we do not do this.

6. Collecting data on children

We do not knowingly collect and process information from children (anyone under the age of 13). The products and services we offer are generally aimed at people aged 18 and over.

If you are under the age of 13, we ask that you do not give us any information about you or use our websites.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13 and you if you think that your child has used our websites or signed-up to paus and therefore have provided their information to us without your consent, please contact us at and we will delete and/or stop processing your child’s personal information within a reasonable time.

7. How long will we keep data?

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the individual service/s you have requested, while taking into account any legal requirements and tax and accounting rules.

For example, where you have provided your consent, we will retain your personal data until you remove consent.

Where you sign up to our mailing list, we will retain your e-mail address after you ‘opt-out’ of receiving emails to ensure that we continue to honour and respect that request. To unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time, please email

8. Cross-border transfers and security

We do not currently transfer your personal data outside of the UK. However, as and when we do, we will inform you at our earliest convenience. We make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information and make sure that, when we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures and follow the same high standards of security and data protection as we do.

If we or our service providers transfer any information out of the European Economic Area (EEA), it will only be done with the relevant protection (stated under UK law) being in place.

9. Your rights

As a consumer, you have rights when it comes to your data:

a. The right to be informed. At every point where we are collecting your data, we will inform you of why it is being collected and how it is being processed.

b. The right of access. If you wish to see what information we hold on you, you may send us what is called a Subject Access request. We will require photocopies of two pieces of identification. We will respond within 30 days of receipt of your request. There is no cost to you in requesting to see your data, but please note that we reserve the right to charge you if you make subsequent requests. You can email for a Subject Access Request.

c. The right to rectification. We offer the opportunity to amend your personal information by contacting us on

d. The right to erasure. If you wish to cancel all communications with us, we can anonymise or de-identify your data. Please contact us on

e. The right to restrict processing. You can opt-out or restrict the processing of your data by; i) amending your cookie settings in your browser or ii) unsubscribing from postal and email communications, by contacting us on

If you are unhappy with the way we have collected and are using your personal data please do not hesitate to contact us on

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. In the UK this is the Information Commissioner's Office.

10. How to contact us

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. If you would like to contact us to understand more about our privacy policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to individual rights and your personal information, then please email us on

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