PRIVACY POLICY

We, The Big Idea Competition Limited, are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy relates to our website at www.thebigideacompeition.co.uk and/or any of our other online or mobile products, content and services (collectively, the “Site”).

This Privacy Policy explains how we use any personal information that we collect about you when you use the Site or provide any such information to us in connection with any competition or other promotion hosted via the Site (“Competition”). Further details of how we use your information is set out in our Cookies Policy, which forms part of this Privacy Policy.

By continuing to use the Site or entering any Competition, you consent to the collection, storage and use of your personal information as described below. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site or enter any Competition.

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Data protection compliance

This Site is controlled by us from our offices in the United Kingdom (“UK”). Personal information collected from the Site or via any Competition is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act"), which regulates the processing of personal data in the UK. We are registered as a data controller in accordance with the Act and comply with UK data protection and privacy law.

If you choose to visit the Site or (where permitted) to enter a Competition from outside the UK, you do so at your own risk, with the understanding that personal information may be collected, stored and used in a country whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home country.

An important note to parents or guardians

We encourage parents or guardians to take an active interest in their children's use of the internet and the Site. Parents or guardians should be aware that there are software tools available online that screen objectionable content and allow you to prevent children from disclosing their personal information without your permission.

We shall not intentionally collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. In addition, we take particular care when processing the personal information of children aged 13 or older to ensure that such information is processed in accordance with the Act.

The information we collect from you

When you use the Site or enter a Competition, we may ask you to provide us with personal information that identifies you personally (including “personal data” as defined in the Act). This may include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, age, date of birth and (if you are under 18) similar information in relation to your parent/guardian. From time to time, you may be asked to submit personal information in order to receive or use services on the Site, to take part in a Competition or to take up a prize, or for the purposes further described in this Privacy Policy.

Whenever you provide such personal information, we shall treat that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may also collect certain anonymous usage data, such as pages visited and services used within the Site. This information is not personally identifiable information and generally is not aggregated with your personal information. We generally use usage data to improve our services to you and to customise and enhance your experience of the Site.

How we use personal information

We may use personal information collected from the Site to run any Competition operated via the Site, and otherwise to enable your efficient use of the Site.

We shall not otherwise use your personal information for marketing or promotional purposes without having first obtained your consent to do so. In any such marketing or promotional communications we send to you, we shall give you the opportunity to withdraw your consent to receiving such communications in the future.

We reserve the right to monitor your records to check any complaint or allegation of abuse, infringement of third-party rights or any other unauthorised use of the Site.

Disclosure of your personal information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties where:

We may also process your personal information to anonymise and aggregate it with other data and to disclose such anonymous and aggregate data to our affiliates and/or business partners.

Except as required or allowed by law or as set out in this Privacy Policy, we shall not disclose or dispose of your personal information to any third party without your permission.

Tracking technology and IP addresses

We may collect and process information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This comprises statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

We may, however, link IP addresses to personal data (such as a user’s country) and/or non-personal data (such as a user’s access location or usage record) in order to enforce our Terms of Use or other user contracts, and we may block certain IP addresses from accessing all or any part of the Site in the event of a user abuse.

Cookie technology

A "cookie" is a small text file deposited on your computer's hard drive when you access a website. We may use cookies to monitor your use of the Site and to customise your experience of it.

For further details, please refer to our Cookies Policy.

Where we store your personal information

All information you provide to us is stored (a) in physically secure filing systems maintained by us or third parties providing services for us and/or (b) on secure servers hosted by us or third parties providing hosting or other services for us.

The information we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including any destination where the privacy laws of the country concerned may be different and less protective than those of EEA countries. It may also be processed by personnel operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such personnel may be engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services.

By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.

Information security

We take every reasonable precaution to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information and to ensure that it will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. You acknowledge and accept that others may intercept personal information you provide to us, and that any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

You can check and edit the personal information we hold about you at any time by contacting us by post (details below).

Other websites

The Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible and accept no liability for the privacy practices or content of such websites.

Opting out

If, at any time, you wish us to stop using your personal information or to correct any factual inaccuracies, just contact us by post (details below). Be sure to state "opt-out" in the subject line of your letter, and to include your full name, registered user ID (if any) and email address in the letter.

Access to your information

If you would like a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, we are entitled to charge you £10 (plus VAT) for providing you with this. Just contact us by post (details below). Please state "Copy personal information" in the subject line of your letter, and include your full name, registered user ID (if any) and email address in the letter. If requested, we shall use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete information about you on our files.

How to contact us

If you have any questions on this Privacy Policy or our use of your personal information, you can write to us at The Big Idea Competition Limited, 5th Floor, 89 New Bond Street, London W1S 1DA.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review, and we may at any time update or otherwise modify this Privacy Policy. We shall notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the modified Privacy Policy on the Site. You are encouraged to check the terms of our Privacy Policy whenever you visit the Site.

Last modified: 16 November 2017