The Veterans Competitions Ltd respects the personal information of people that it collects (such as title, name, telephone number, date of birth, address etc) and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 679/2016) (GDPR).

We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on:

  • who we are;
  • Our website;
  • how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information;
  • your rights;
  • Keeping your personal information secure; and
  • how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

Any personal information we collect is held with due care and security. Your visit to our website and your use of any of the services we provide is also subject to our website terms and conditions a copy of which can be found here https://www.theveteranscompetitions.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/ and to our cookie policy which can be found here which can be found along the bottom of the website before acceptance.

1. WHO WE ARE

The Veterans Competitions Ltd a company with its registered office at Brook House Church Lane, Garforth, Leeds, England, LS25 1HB collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information
about you. When we do so we are regulated under the GDPR which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

2. THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE

a) Information collected by us:

  1. In the course of providing our services we collect the following personal information:
  2. Information you provide to us when you contact us to create your user account with us:
  3. Information you provide to us when you enter one of our competitions.
  4. Information obtained through the use of emails and cookies to identify you when you contact us about our competition.
  5. Information collected through your to purchase tickets for our competitions.
  6. The types of information we collect includes name, address, email address, telephone contact numbers and dates.

b) We use personal information to:

  1. To offer our competitions to you.
  2. Where you have given explicit marketing consent, we or third-party partners may send marketing information about products or services that may be of interest to you.
  3. For business related purposes.
  4. To create and manage your account with us.
  5. To verify your identity.
  6. To notify you of any changes to our website or to our services that may affect you.
  7. To improve our services.

This website is not intended for use by children and we do not knowingly collect or use personal information relating to children.

c) Who we share your personal information with

We will only share personal information with law enforcement or other public authorities and regulators if required by applicable law. We may also share your data with third party partners for
marketing products to you which may be of interest to you so long as you have given clear and explicit consent to us to do this. From time to time and only if you have expressly consented to our so doing below, we may share your data with the Soldiers Sailor and Armed Forces Families Association (SSAFA) for them to be able to provide you with their marketing information.

d) Whether information has to be provided by you, and if so why.

You will be required to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number and a photograph (if you win a prize). If you choose not to provide this information to us, we will not be able to provide our services to you.

e) How long your personal information will be kept.

We will hold your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and for as long as we need your data to provide services or you close your account with us. Where we do not require your data, we will delete it.

f) Reasons we can collect and use your personal information.

We rely on a combination of legal bases to collect, use, process and store your personal data. These include consent (which we may collect at the point of entering a contract with you), and for the performance our contract with you.

3. YOUR RIGHTS

Under the GDPR you have a number of important rights. In summary, those include rights to:

  • require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold.
  • require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations.
  • receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations.
  • object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing.
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you.
  • object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
  • otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstance.

If you wish to exercise your rights you may contact us at info@theveteranscompetitions.co.uk

4. KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach in 72 hours where we are legally required to do so.

You should also note that whilst we will use all our efforts to protect your privacy and data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us over the internet because no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure.

5. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

We do not transfer data out of the United Kingdom.

6. HOW TO COMPLAIN

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information. The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.

7. HOW TO CONTACT US

Please contact us if you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information by emailing us at info@theveteranscompetitions.co.uk or writing to us at The Veterans Competitions Ltd, Brook House Church Lane, Garforth, Leeds, England, LS25 1HB. If we make changes to this privacy policy that we consider to be important we will let you know by placing a notice on our website. You may also wish to check this policy from time to time for any updates.

The Veterans Competitions Ltd

January 2021