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BBC guidance on use of Twitter polls

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From time to time, BBC News will ask you to give your opinions on various topics by way of an online vote hosted by Twitter. You can take part only by accessing Twitter.

Participants will find a question and a list of answers and can then register their vote by selecting the answer they wish to vote for.

The BBC does not control the Twitter voting platform and is not able to independently verify the results. Twitter is solely responsible for the robustness of any vote results. Voting is conducted on Twitter's terms of use, located here. A guide to Twitter polls can be found here.

Participants cannot vote by any other method and can vote only once. The final result will be shown when the vote has closed. Live results will be displayed during the vote window. These should not be taken as an indicator of the final published results, but merely as a snapshot for interest.

Once the vote is open, the time remaining in the vote window until close will be displayed. Any votes registered outside the announced voting window will not count.

This is not a competition and there will be no prize.

The BBC reserves the right to suspend voting if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting. The BBC also has the right to substitute an alternative selection method at its absolute discretion.

If, for any reason, the online voting system fails, the vote may be suspended or a contingency plan may be put in place.

The BBC reserves the right to change, cancel or suspend the vote at any time.

The BBC cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction, or any other problem with any online system, server, provider or otherwise that might result in any vote being lost or not properly registered and recorded.

BBC staff members or anyone who is directly connected in any way with the production organising the poll are not eligible to vote.

Voting will accord with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Voting.

To the extent it collects any personal data, the BBC will use your personal data only for the purposes of running this vote. The BBC complies with the Data Protection Act 1998, as amended. For more information please see BBC Privacy Policy.

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

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