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Regulations We need to have confidentiality. Madz when we met in Leicester felt comfortable enough to show us pictures her before and after her anorexia/bulimia-- however we have not got a copy or will be sharing this because she abides by B-eats rules and her pictures are not our property. We will also blur out faces for people who do not want to be included throughout the vox pops, or imagery in interviews. This will also be the case with names/subtitles if names are not wanted they will not be included. We have chosen to make our certificate a PG, as our documentary content will not be explicit or contain extended vocabulary and violence will not be involved. The documentary is to advertise the impact of anorexia on a mass market channel and to run at any hour of the day therefore we will not over emphasis on any of the older age ratings.