T&Cs for greatest children’s books poll

Terms & Conditions

1. You can only participate in the vote if you have been emailed directly by a member of the BBC Culture team inviting you to do so. Please do not forward your email invite to another party or participate in the vote if it was forwarded to you by another invitee.

2. The deadline for participating in the vote is Wednesday 29 March 2023 (23:59 BST), after which time BBC Culture will endeavour to publish the results.

3. There will be no financial remuneration or any other reward for participating in the vote.

4. Any individual invited to vote should vote for their top 10 greatest children’s books of all time, following the guidelines set out in email invite and the survey link. They should only complete the survey once.

5. BBC Culture reserves the right to change, cancel or suspend this vote at any time (including the publishing of any results) or to exclude any individual vote if it reasonable determines that the terms set out herein or the guidelines for voting have not been followed.

6. BBC Culture, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote not being received by BBC Culture, not properly registered or recorded.

7. The voting accords with the BBC’s Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting, details of which can be found on the BBC’s Standards and Guidelines website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidelines/appendix2.

8. Online votes are subject to the BBC Privacy and Cookies Policy found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/privacy/privacy-policy, more information about BBC Cookies can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/cookies/ and BBC online Terms of Use found at http://bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/terms/terms-of-us.

9. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the law of England and Wales.

Privacy Notice

BBC Culture’s 100 greatest children’s book poll is an online feature to be produced by BBC Studios Distribution (“BBCS”) for BBC.com. We are responsible for handling personal information you provide in accordance with data protection law.

What information we collect and how we use it?

BBCS will collect and process your name, title and choices to administer the poll and these details will be published in the article, including the name of the publication/website/institution you work for, if applicable, and the name of the country you wish us to list after your name (you may only choose one country to represent you).

We will also collect your country of origin, nationality and gender for our own internal analysis, although these details will not be published.

BBCS relies on its legitimate interests as a media organisation to process your personal information. We will not process your personal information where your rights override our interests.

Retaining your personal information

BBCS will securely store the information you submit for a period of two years after the poll has closed, and the article may remain online in perpetuity.

Sharing your information

Your personal information will generally be restricted to relevant members of the editorial team or as otherwise required by law. Where necessary, we may also share information with other BBCS staff, other BBC editorial teams who may have an interest in your contribution, and with our professional advisors.

Your rights and more information

If you have any questions about how BBCS handles your personal information or you wish to find out about your rights, please see the BBC Privacy Policy, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/privacy-policy-outside-the-uk/.

If you wish to contact BBC Studios to exercise your rights in relation to your personal information, please contact dataprotection@bbc.com.

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