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Best Folk Album Vote Terms & Conditions

Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

1. In order to vote, you must not be a BBC employee, employee of any of its affiliates, close relative of any such employees or connected to the Folk Awards directly or through a close relative.

2. Votes can be made online by accessing from 1900 on Wednesday 8th February 2017 and must be received no later than 2359 on Friday 17th February 2017. Any votes received outside the voting window will not count.

Viewers who wish to vote online will need to sign in to a BBC account at

If you do not have a BBC account, you can register for one for free at

3. If you have any trouble registering or signing in, you can visit the help pages at
The shortlist is derived from a panel of Folk Music experts from across the world of Folk Music, selecting from a longlist of all eligible albums. The shortlist consists of the albums selected by the panel as the most significant folk/roots album released between the 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2016. (Reissues or compilations do not qualify.)

4. The winner will be publically announced at the Folk Awards event on 5th April 2017.

5. No correspondence relating to the awards or the vote will be entered.

6. There will be no prize for anyone taking part in the vote.

7. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify entries or 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 has the right to substitute an alternative selection method at its absolute discretion.

8. For purpose of verifying any claim for refunds (where offered for telephone votes) or investigating possible online voting irregularities the BBC may use cookies, log IP addresses or analyse the information from your BBC account.

Users who vote online are subject to
the BBC’s standard Privacy and Cookies Policy

and Terms of Use

The BBC will not publish this information or provide it to any third party without permission, except where required for enforcement of these terms. Please see the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy for more information at

The BBC will use your personal data in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Policy, which you can read on, and our Terms of Use (which you can read about on

For example, we may use your personal data for the purpose of running the vote (including processing refunds or investigating possible voting irregularities) and for the purpose of personalising our services where you have shown interest in a particular programme, including voting online

9. If, for any reason, the online voting system fails, the vote may be suspended or a contingency plan may be actioned, including reverting to a panel.

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

11. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

12. The voting in this programme accords with the BBC's code of conduct for voting:
BBC Code of Conduct Voting.

13. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.