VILLAGE OF THE YEAR (the “Programme”)
What Personal Information Will You Collect?
When using or visiting the Website we may ask you for information that is personal to you, which we will collect, store use and transfer, including without limitation the following:
(a) personal details such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth; and
(b) information about your background, qualifications, hobbies and talents; and
(c) other personal information relating to you such as your gender, nationality, ethnicity.
How Will You Use My Personal Information?
We may use personal information about you for the following purposes:
(a) to monitor, operate and improve the Website;
(b) to choose participants for the Programme, and to develop, produce, exhibit and exploit the Programme;
(c) to administer and manage your application to the Programme, and to assist us in replying to any queries you may have;
(d) to contact you for further information when considering you as a participant for the Programme;
(e) to contact you about your personal information as stored by us.
Will My Personal Information Be Shared?
We may share your personal information with members of the production team, broadcasters, financiers, distributors, insurers and other professional advisors for the purposes of choosing participants for the Programme and for the development, production, exhibition and exploitation of the Programme.
We may disclose your personal information where we are required or permitted to do so by law.
We may disclose your personal information to other companies and staff who help us to manage your information and support our business.
Should our business or any part of it be sold or be proposed to be sold to a third party, your personal information submitted via the Website may form part of our business assets that are the subject of such sale or proposed sale and accordingly we may share your personal information with our professional advisors and prospective buyers and their professional advisors.
How Long Will My Personal Information Be Stored?
We will only keep your personal information for as long as it’s needed for the purpose for which it was collected. If you are not selected to participate in the Programme, we will delete your personal information submitted via the Website within a reasonable time after first transmission of the last episode of the Programme in the UK.
You can request that your personal information submitted via the Website is deleted at any time by sending us an email to email@example.com. Please note that if your personal information is deleted you will not be considered as a participant in the Programme unless you submit your personal details via the Website again. We may still retain anonymized information relating to you.
The collection, storage and use of your personal information is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended). We use appropriate measures of a technical and procedural nature with the aim of protecting your personal information from unauthorised access.
However, as the Internet is an open system and therefore not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information submitted via the Website. Accordingly, you acknowledge that the submission of your personal information via the Website is at your own risk.
You are responsible for keeping your password(s) confidential.
Can I Change My Personal Information?
If any of your personal information (e.g. address, telephone number) changes after submission via the Website, or has been entered incorrectly and submitted via the Website in error, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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