Under GDPR regulations, the data controller is World Book Day Limited.
We use your information in a number of different ways. Below you will be able to see exactly how we use the information we collect:
We use your responses to competitions and promotions to:
If you choose not to consent to giving us any of the information above, you may be unable to enter any World Book Day competitions or promotions.
How we use information we collect about you from your use of our website:
We will use this information in our legitimate interests, where we have considered these are not overridden by your rights, to ensure that:
Cookies are very small files that are sent to your device, which store information about your visit to www.worldbookday.com.
We use the following types of cookies:
The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable but, in general, the website may not operate properly if all cookies are switched off.
If you want to disable cookies on our site, you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below:
By using the site you agree to accept cookies. All core parts of the site will function without cookies, however certain features required this i.e. favourites etc.
We do not sell any of your personal data to any third party. We do, however, have to share your data with some other companies, acting on our behalf, in order to ensure we give you the best possible service:
We will disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our competition or promotion terms and other agreements with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of World Book Day Limited or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction and to prevent cybercrime.
If you have given us permission, we’ll send you marketing by email to keep you up-to-date with the goings-on at World Book Day.
To stop receiving marketing from World Book Day:
If you do either of the above we will update your preferences so that you do not receive any further marketing from us.
We will only hold on to your information for as long as is needed to provide you with our service. If necessary, we will hold onto your information after a competition or promotion has ended in order to meet legal or regulatory requirements, and to enforce our terms and conditions.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.
Your personal data and the content you submit will not be shared outside of the World Book Day organisation.
All data will be treated as personal under the 1998 Data Protection Act and will be stored securely.
If you wish for your files to be deleted from our website or social media platforms and removed from the World Book Day archive, please email [email protected] Please note that if a child or their family withdraw consent for an image to be shared, it may not be possible to delete images that have already been shared or published. If you have further questions regarding how your content will be used, please email [email protected]
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted via our website or other digital means (such as email) any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.
The website may, from time to time, make chat rooms, message boards, news groups and/or other public forums available to its users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when using these and avoid posting any personal information.
You have the right under certain circumstances:
Your right to withdraw consent:
Where the processing of your personal information by us is based on consent (e.g. for marketing communications), you have the right to withdraw that consent without detriment at any time by contacting us ([email protected]) or clicking the
unsubscribe option at the bottom of any promotional email.
If your request or concern is not satisfactorily resolved by us, you may approach your local data protection authority, (see http://ec.europa.eu/justice/dataprotection/bodies/authorities/index_en.html).
The Information Commissioner is the supervisory authority in the UK and can provide further information about your rights and our obligations in relation to your personal data, as well as deal with any complaints that you have about the processing of your personal data.
If you would like to see more information about World Book Day’s safeguarding policy and procedures, including how World Book Day ensures the safety and wellbeing of children and young people online and when photographs and videos are used, please see here.
If you have any concerns about how your images are being shared please contact World Book Day’s Safeguarding Officer, Cassie Chadderton or the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000.