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Privacy Notice & Cookie Information

On this page you can read the full Privacy Notice and Cookie Information of the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards website.


This Privacy Notice is designed to inform you about the personal data relating to you and which is collected via the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards website (Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards website referred to hereinafter as the “Website”) (acting as Data Controller and hereinafter referred as “we”, “our” and “us”)

We describe why we collect and process your personal data, on which legal basis, and how we treat the personal data which you provide us and the personal data we obtain from your visit to the Websites.

Your use of these Websites implies your acknowledgement of this Privacy Notice.

Legal basis

We are only processing your personal data because you have given us specific consent or because such processing is necessary for the performance of the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards to which you are a party or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. By using the website you are assumed to have given your consent for any data input, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of any processing carried out before the withdrawal of consent. To withdraw your consent please contact

Personal data collected

Our content is generally available on the Website without the need to register as a user.

We collect personal data relating to you (referred to hereinafter as “Personal Data”) in various way:

  • Through Registration: Subscription to our newsletters requires that you register and provide us your email address only. Registration is governed by the Terms of use of the Websites and any additional terms as may be applicable from time to time
  • Through Contact: In certain instances you may contact us for press-related questions and provide optional data such as your name, phone number (office, mobile, private).
  • Through your Votes: You may vote online via the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards website. Such online vote implies processing of your IP address and of your votes. For the purposes of calculating the official results of the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards, only the country from where you have voted and the award for which you have voted will be collected.
  • Through Cookies, IP addresses and location data: We may also collect certain information when you visit our Website (also as non-registered user), through cookies, IP addresses, location data, pixels and similar technologies; information about how we use them and what types of information are collected via cookies is described in detail below.

Use of Personal Data

Your Personal Data will be used exclusively and only to the extent necessary, to allow us to:

  • Newsletters: on the basis of your specific consent given to us by clicking on the subscription button, send you one or more of our Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards newsletters provided you have given us prior consent to do so by clicking on the subscription button. Newsletters are not meant to be available for children under 16.
  • Responses to requests: on the basis of your specific consent, respond to your direct requests, as outlined at the time we collect your Personal Data or as otherwise explained to you prior to the use of your Personal Data.
  • Statistics: perform aggregated statistics on the use of the Websites;
  • Improvements: on the basis of your specific consent to the related cookies, analyze and understand the Websites’ audience experience and engagement patterns, improve the Websites’ service (including the Websites’ user interface experiences and Websites’ performance) and optimize content selection, recommendation algorithms and delivery.

We will not use your Personal Data for any new purposes which are as yet unforeseen in this Privacy Notice, except to comply with a legal obligation. In any event, prior to using Personal Data for other purposes, our Privacy Notice will be updated and we will inform you of the change.  We will not process your Personal Data for new purposes without first obtaining your consent.

Special categories of personal data

We will not process any personal data that is not required for the processing of the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards which will be information you have provided.

Direct Marketing

We will not use your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes without your explicit prior consent, except where authorised under applicable law.

If at any time you decide to no longer receive commercial or promotional information from us, you may, free of charge and without providing any justification, opt out of any direct marketing campaigns and oppose future processing of your Personal Data for such purposes by sending us an email at and mentioning “opt-out” in the subject line of your email. Alternatively, you may use the opt-out procedure provided in any promotional message you receive from us.

Please note that opting out from receiving promotional messages from us will not prevent you from receiving information that relates to Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards.

No automated decision-making

We will not make use of automated decision-making processes, including profiling, except where authorised under applicable law.

Sharing Personal Data to third parties and transferring Personal Data to third countries

We will not make your Personal Data available to any third party and shall not publicly disclose the Personal Data unless such transfers are based on your specific consent, necessary for the performance of the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards or when such transfer of Personal Data is otherwise authorised or compulsory by law or by order of an administration or judicial authority.

We may transfer your Personal Data to the following recipients: statistical information to the partners involved in Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards, our providers of statistical insights about the use of the Website and mailing tools used for sending our newsletters.

Please note that whenever your Personal Data is transferred to processors or third parties located in countries outside of the UK which are not considered by the UK Authorities to guarantee an adequate level of protection for personal data, we will ensure that appropriate measures are implemented according to the UK legislation relating to data protection.

You may obtain a copy of the safeguards we have implemented or information as to where your data has been made available by sending us an email at

Use of cookies

Cookies are not used through this website.

Links to third parties websites

On certain sections of the Website, we provide links to third party websites (such as our Sponsors’ and Partners’ websites), and social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) which are not subject to this Privacy Notice.

These links are provided as a convenience to you; however please be aware that we have no control over these third parties or their websites and that they will have a different privacy notice applying to information collected from you when you are on their websites. We encourage you to read the privacy notices of all websites carefully before providing personally identifiable information.

Storage duration

We will retain your Personal Data only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes described above or as required by applicable data retention laws and statutory limitation periods for claims.

Security and confidentiality

We have implemented technical and organisational measures in accordance with standard industry practices to ensure an appropriate level of security of the Personal Data processed. Nevertheless, security requires efforts from all parties involved. We thus encourage you to contribute to these efforts by taking appropriate security measures yourself, including (if appropriate) by using strong passwords and keeping all user names and passwords (if any) confidential.

Children using or being nominated on the Website

The Website is intended for use by all ages.

If you as a user of the website and are aged 16 or under, please seek the guidance and permission of your parent or guardian before using this service. If you are aged 16 or under and have full parental/guardian permission and consent and are wishing to nominate someone aged 16 or under then please ensure you obtain full parental/guardian permission and consent before you enter their details.

If you are under 16 and you wish to receive one of our newsletters, please ask your parents to subscribe to it for you. If you are the parent or guardian of a child who is aged under 16 and you believe or become aware that your child has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us at

Your rights

At any time, you may exercise your right to request access to, rectification of, and, as the case may be, erasure of any Personal Data relating to you. You may also object to data processing or request a restriction of processing and benefit from a right to data portability (as the case may be), in compliance with applicable data protection law.

You may do so by sending your request to 

Where applicable, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time, this does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent made prior to such withdrawal.

As a data subject, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the applicable legislation relating to data protection. In the UK this is through the Information Commissioners Office at Make a complaint | ICO

Data protection officer

We have designated a data protection officer whose contact email address is, you may contact our data protection officer with regard to all issues related to the processing of your Personal Data and to the exercise of your rights under the applicable UK Legislation relating to data protection.

Effective date and changes

This Privacy Notice is effective from the 2nd of August 2020. We reserve the right, at our complete discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Notice at any time. We encourage you to check this page periodically to read the most recent version of this Privacy Notice as a continued use of this Website after the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you acknowledge these changes.

Thank you for visiting our Website.

Last updated: August 2022