We, The Big Idea Competition Limited, are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties where: they provide products or services to us in connection with your use of the Site; we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
our company or substantially all of our assets are to be acquired by a third party, in which case we may disclose your personal information the prospective acquirer and personal data held by us about users of the Site will be one of the transferred assets; and/or
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.
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.
For further details, please refer to our Cookies Policy.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Last modified: 27 June 2014