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BBC Local Radio phone-in knowledge competition

Privacy Notice and Terms and Conditions

Privacy Notice

All entrants must supply their answer to the question, their name, general location and a contact telephone number. Winners will need to provide their address in order to receive their prize.

The BBC will only ever use this personal data for the purposes of administering this competition, and will not publish them or provide them to anyone else without your seeking your prior permission. We may contact you to verify your age.

The BBC is the ‘data controller’ of this personal data and complies with applicable data protection legislation when handling this data. The BBC processes the personal data of all entrants on the basis of its legitimate interests in engaging our audiences in competitions and with BBC Local Radio.

The BBC holds the personal data of unsuccessful entrants for the duration of the competition. Winner’s details will be kept for regulatory purposes for a period of two years. For more information on how the BBC uses your information and your rights with regards your data please refer to or contact If you raise a concern with the BBC and are not satisfied with our response you can raise a concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Terms and Conditions

1. Subject to 11. below, entry is open to all UK residents (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) aged 18 or over, except BBC employees or those of its affiliates and their close relatives or any person connected to the competition. Proof of identity and eligibility may be requested as well as age where a minimum age has been expressed as a requirement of the prize or any other element of the competition.

2. Listeners will be offered a test of skill, normally a question to answer. The open and close times will be clearly announced on-air and possibly online if appropriate. Please listen carefully to announcements. The open time may be indicated on air by a trigger (e.g. a song), if so this will be clearly described on air, and possibly online, before the competition opens.

3. Entry to the competition is by calling the relevant station number which will be announced on air and online as appropriate prior to the competition opening. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. No other method of entry will be accepted. Only one entry is allowed per listener per round of the competition.

4. The BBC may need to call the entrants back. If the entrant is unable to be contacted on the number given after reasonable attempts have been made, the BBC reserves the right to disqualify that entrant.

5. The competition may be daily, weekly or a one-off – this will be described clearly on air and possibly online. The competition is only open during the times announced on air. Entries received outside these times will not be registered. Any entries outside of the entry window will not be counted.

6. The first listener through will be put to air and offered the chance to successfully complete the test of skill (normally answering the question posed on air). If the listener is correct they win the prize. If not correct, the next listener through will be offered the opportunity, this will continue until the prize is won or no further air time allows. If the prize is not won, the test of skill and prize does not roll over. However any prizes remaining to be won may be offered in new competitions in the future.

7. The prize is as described by the BBC on the corresponding web pages and on-air. There will be no additional element, fees or expenses offered unless expressed described as part of the prize.

8. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.

9. If the prize requires additional action (such as collection of tickets) the winner must follow instructions given (which may include proof of identity). The BBC is not responsible for any failure to properly follow such instructions.

10. The prize may have additional requirements which alter the eligibility for entrants to the Competition (such as, but not limited to, an age limit for entry to an event for which tickets are offered). In these instances the changes to the eligibility requirements will be announced clearly on air and online as appropriate before the Competition opens.

11. If the prize includes tickets or entry to an event, the BBC will not be responsible for any failure by the winner and guests (if applicable) to gain entry or re-entry to the event due to their behaviour or their failure to meet the admission requirements of the event, including, but not limited to, minimum age. Winners are responsible for checking admission requirements to the venue. The BBC will not be responsible for the suspension or cancellation of the prize event. The BBC will not provide an alternative or replacement prize. If the prize includes access to a sporting event, the winners and guests (if applicable) must not be subject to any order banning them from attending such events.

12. Entrants must agree to take part in any post-competition publicity if required.

13. The BBC’s decision as to prizes awarded is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

14. The BBC reserves the right to: (i) amend these terms and conditions including, but not limited to, the competition opening and closing times; (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules, has acted fraudulently in any way or has brought the BBC into disrepute; (iii) where applicable, disqualify an entrant or winner, withdraw or substitute any prize, should any entrant, winner or their guest at any stage exhibit inappropriate or dangerous behaviour (including, but not limited to being under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or chemical substances or causing a nuisance) before or whilst on air, attending BBC premises or where the prize includes attendance to an event, exclusion from that event; and (iv) impose any additional entry restrictions or requirements should the prize being offered require such restrictions or requirements (including but not limited to tickets for events with an age minimum or other entry requirements).

15. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any entry not being properly registered.

16. This competition accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting.

17. To the extent permitted by law, the BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise) including financial, reputational loss or disappointment.

18. The promoter of the competition is the British Broadcasting Corporation and the applicable law is the laws of England and Wales

19. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when registering.