What does this privacy notice cover?

This privacy notice covers our use of your personal information, which is collected through or in connection with this site. For the purposes of this policy, "this site" means all parts of This privacy notice should be read in conjunction with the BBC's privacy policy at

Special Notice - if you are aged 16 or under

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to this site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

Information collection and use

We collect and use personal information (including name, address, telephone number and email) in order to:

  • Respond to queries or request submitted by you
  • Process nomination applications and votes submitted by you
  • Administer or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement you have with us
  • For provision of information relating to the World Challenge competition but only where you have consented specifically to this

Except as set out in this privacy notice, we will not disclose any personally identifiable information without your permission unless we are legally entitled or required to do so (for example, if required to do so by legal process or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime) or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and/or defend our rights, property or personal safety and those of our users/customers. We will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current internet best standards.

Who is responsible for the personal information collected on this site?

BBC World News Limited controls the personal data collected on this site.

Collection of non-personal information

We may automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the website from which you linked to our site. We may also aggregate details, which you have submitted to the site (for example, your age and the town where you live). You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on this website. We may from time to time supply third parties with this non-personal or aggregated data for uses in connection with this site.

We collect IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet) for result analysis purposes of the voting.

The use of cookies

We may store some information (commonly known as a "cookie") on your computer when you look at our site. We are able to read these cookies for information purposes when you revisit our website. The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being accepted by you is specific to your PC and includes the IP address, the date and time the PC visited the website, what parts of our website were looked at and whether the web pages requested were delivered successfully. This information is anonymous; it represents a computer rather than a person. The use of cookies is an industry standard and many websites use them. Cookies are stored on your computer and not on this site.

We use the cookie information to improve our knowledge of the use of our website and to enable us to ascertain whether the website is operating at an optimal level. This allows us to enhance our web offerings to you and to provide an enjoyable and an innovative online experience.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified of when they are placed, you may set your web browser to do so, if your browser so permits. See for information on how to reject cookies.

Feedback and Comments Facilities

If at any time this site offers any feedback or comments facilities, we may collect the information which you disclose. Such information will be used in accordance with this privacy notice and the BBC's Privacy & Cookies Policy.

Keeping our records accurate

We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change the details you have supplied us with, please contact us via the email address provided at the end of this notice.

Security of your personal data

Please note that while there are always risks associated with providing personal data, whether in person, by phone or over the internet, and no system of technology is completely safe, "tamper" or "hacker-proof", we have implemented technology and policies with the objective of protecting your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use and will update these measures as new technology becomes available, as appropriate.

Use of your personal information submitted to other websites

We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if:

  • you accessed the third party website using links from our website; or
  • you linked to our website from a third party website.

We recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit and contact the owner or operator of such website if you have any concerns or questions.

Submission of others personal information

Before providing such information, please ensure that you have obtained their consent to submit their details and details of their project to the World Challenge competition. We will not use these details in any manner which is incompatible with this privacy notice or the BBC's Privacy & Cookies Policy.

Will this Privacy Notice or the BBC's Privacy & Cookies Policy change?

From time to time we may make changes to this privacy notice or the BBC's Privacy & Cookies Policy. If we make any substantial changes to this privacy notice or the BBC's Privacy & Cookies Policy and the way in which we use your personal data we will post these changes on this site or the BBC website at Please check this privacy notice and the BBC's Privacy & Cookies Policy on a regular basis.

How you can contact us

If you would like to contact us about our use of your personal data for the World Challenge, you can do so by emailing the Webmaster at: [email protected]

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