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The BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme will take place at MediaCity in Salford on Sunday 19th December 2021. The nominations processes, criteria and voting details (where applicable) for each award are outlined below.

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the sportsperson whose sporting actions have most captured the UK public's imagination during 2021.

An expert independent panel (hereafter 'the Panel') will convene in November 2021 to decide the shortlist of sportspeople for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The composition of the Panel is published below.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year production team will provide the Panel with an extensive list of the top sportspeople from 2021, including information on their achievements. The Panel will be free to consider other potential candidates.

The Panel will select a shortlist of sportspeople for the main award on the basis of the following criteria:
• Reflects UK sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage;
• Represents the breadth and depth of UK sports; and
• Takes into account 'impact' of the person's sporting achievement beyond the sport in question.

Sportspeople are eligible to be nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award if they are UK citizens or all of the following criteria apply:
• they play a significant amount of their sport in the UK; and
• their core achievements that year were achieved in the UK, and not with a non-UK based team (in which case they would more likely qualify for the World Sport Star award); and
• they are residents in the UK.

Non-playing coaches or management are not eligible.

The Panel will produce a shortlist based on reaching a consensus view. If a consensus view cannot be reached on all or some of the candidates, then the Panel are asked to vote for the remaining candidates. In the event of a tied vote, the chairperson's decision (Director, BBC Sport) is binding.

The Panel have the right to amend elements of this or other awards such as the criteria or numbers shortlisted, should a consensus view be reached - provided such changes remain within the spirit of the award.

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport chairs the panel which consists of representatives from the world of sport.

The 2021 shortlist of contenders will be announced ahead of the main show. The public will then vote for the winner of the award during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021 programme on Sunday 19th December 2021 (see below).

In the event of:
• A tie in the public vote amongst the two contenders obtaining the highest number of votes, the award will be shared amongst those two. There will be no award in the second place category and the third place category award will go to the contender scoring highest after the two in the tie.
• A tie in the public vote amongst the three contenders obtaining the highest number of votes, the award will be shared amongst the three and there will be no awards in the second and third place categories.
• A tie in the public vote amongst two contenders obtaining the second highest number of votes, the second place award will be shared amongst those two and there will be no award in the third place category.
• A tie in the public vote amongst two contenders obtaining the third highest number of votes, the third place award will be shared amongst those two.

The Panel will undertake a back-up vote for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in the unlikely event of problems with the public vote.

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR PUBLIC VOTE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Voting for the main award will take place during the live show on 19th December 2021.

Voting will be available by phone or via the BBC website. The number to call for each contender will be revealed during the programme. There is no voting via email, Red Button or by text. The telephone numbers will be available through Red Button and via the BBC website.

Telephone Vote: Voters in the UK can choose either to call from their landline using the long (11-digit) number for the contender(s) of their choice or from their mobile phones using the short (7-digit) number for the contender(s) of their choice. Please note that callers from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man should call from their landlines using the long (11-digit) number to avoid higher mobile charges, as the short (7-digit) numbers are not available in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for reasons outside of the BBC's control.

Calls to the long (11-digit) number from landlines and mobiles cost 15p plus your network's access charge. Calls from mobiles to the short (7-digit) number cost 15p per vote and should cost less than calling the long (11-digit) number from your mobile so please, if you can, dial the short (7-digit) number from your mobile. You cannot text and you cannot dial the short (7-digit) number from a landline. Please do not attempt to vote by calling a 7-digit short number from a landline.

Online Vote: Viewers who wish to vote online will need to sign in to a BBC account at https://www.bbc.com/signin. If you do not have a BBC account, you can register for one for free at https://www.bbc.com/register. If you have any trouble registering or signing in, you can visit the help pages at https://www.bbc.com/signin/help. Please check your broadband or mobile contract to check the cost of using data services.

Online votes will be limited to one vote per BBC account. The online vote will be open during the same period as the telephone lines. The results of the telephone vote and the online vote will be aggregated prior to any announcements.

If you are watching BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021 on BBC iPlayer, following through a website or any other time shift, catch up or on demand service you should not vote since the lines and online vote may have closed and you may still be charged.

Voting is only open to individuals as consumers from the UK, and not to any agencies, businesses and/or companies. Please note that BBC employees who are in any way connected to the vote, their close relatives or anyone directly connected in any way with the production of the programme or the provision of telephony services to the programme are not eligible to vote.

You must obtain the phone bill payer's permission before voting.

Opening and closing times will be specified on the programme.

Please be sure you carefully dial only the number of the contender(s) for which you wish to vote for.

Please do NOT call before the lines open, or after the lines have closed, as your vote will not be counted, but you may still be charged. The winner will be announced live on the programme.

The BBC reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent, excessive or suspicious patterns of voting have occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting.

All voting will be overseen by an independent verification service.

The BBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any deliberate attempt to manipulate the result. In the event of any such cancellation or suspension, a technical failure or any other malfunction with the vote, the BBC reserves the right to arrange for the winner to be decided by a contingency arrangement from the votes cast by the shortlisting panel (see above for details). The BBC can only guarantee that votes individually entered directly through the telephone numbers promoted by the BBC and those validly registered through the Sports Personality website will count.

The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for: (i) 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 not being properly registered or recorded.

This vote complies with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Votes: BBC Code of Conduct for Voting. Voters are subject to the BBC Privacy Policy and BBC online Terms of Use. Click the link for more information on how the BBC uses cookies.

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

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR PUBLIC VOTE – PRIVACY NOTICE

Your trust is very important to us. The BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such personal data. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal data about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

How will the BBC use my personal data?
If you decide to take part and vote for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the BBC will collect and process the following personal data about yourself:

For telephone voting:
• Your telephone number
• Your voting choice

For online voting, you will be required to log into your BBC Account in order to vote:
• Your BBC iD
• Age category
• Geographic location derived from your IP address

Your personal data is collected in order to produce the ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’, and to provide a robust and reliable vote result to the BBC, this will include counting and capping votes as well as checking for irregularities and, if necessary, for the processing of refunds.

Who is the Data Controller?
The BBC is the data controller of your information that is collected. This means that the BBC decides what your personal data is used for, and the ways in which it is processed. For the avoidance of doubt, your personal data will be collected and processed solely for the purposes set out in this privacy notice. As the data controller, the BBC has the responsibility to comply, and to demonstrate compliance with, data protection law.

Lawful basis for processing your personal information
The lawful basis for processing is the legitimate interests of the BBC to deliver valid votes to the BBC’s audience – for both those who take part and for those that consume content based on those results. This yields richer and more engaging content for all of our audiences and is not an unreasonable infringement on the rights and freedoms of the individual BBC audience members.

Retaining your information
The BBC will retain your personal data for a period of two years following collection – for internal and external audit purposes consistent with industry standards, unless a longer retention period is required by law. After which your personal data will be deleted.

Sharing your information
The BBC works with our approved third-party providers who help us to provide some of our services. We currently use third-party data provider to facilitate the telephone and online voting systems. These partners only use your personal data on behalf of the BBC and not independently of the BBC. We ensure that our providers have all entered into an appropriate contract, which ensures they cannot do anything with your personal data except as we have instructed them to do so.

We will not share your personal data with any other third parties unless required or permissible by the law.

Your rights and more information
You have rights under data protection law. You can request a copy of the personal data BBC stores about you.

You have the right to ask for the personal data we collect about you to be deleted however there are limitations and exceptions to this right which may entitle the BBC to refuse your request.

In certain circumstances, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data or to object to the processing of your personal data.

You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal data to you or to another organisation, in certain circumstances.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer if you have questions or you wish to find out more details about your rights, please visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

If you have a concern about the way the BBC has handled your personal data, you can raise your concern with the supervisory authority in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/.

Updating this privacy notice
We will revise the privacy notice if there are significant changes to how we use your personal data.

WORLD SPORT STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the world sport star whose sporting achievements have most captured the public's imagination during 2021.

The award is not open to those sportspeople who qualify for the main BBC Sports Personality of the Year award under its qualification criteria (see above).

The Panel will put forward a shortlist of contenders for this award.

The public will decide the winner from the shortlist of contenders prior to the main show with an online vote. This will be overseen by an independent adjudicator.

In the unlikely event of a tie in the online vote amongst the two contenders obtaining the highest number of votes, the award will be shared amongst those two.

The vote will open on the 6th December 2021 at 8am and close on the 14th December at 1pm.

The winner will be announced either in advance of, or during the live programme on Sunday 19th December 2021.

WORLD SPORT STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD PUBLIC VOTE – TERMS & CONDITIONS

In order to vote, you must be a UK resident (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and not be a BBC employee, employee of any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, close relative of any such employees or connected to the vote directly or through a close relative.

Votes can be made online by accessing http://www.bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality - you cannot vote by any other method. Votes received outside of the voting window outlined above will not be counted.

No correspondence relating to the vote will be entered into.

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

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. For the purposes of investigating possible voting irregularities when voting on BBC web pages using BBC account the BBC may use cookies, log IP addresses or analyse the information from your BBC account. The BBC will not publish this information or provide it to anyone without permission, except where required for enforcement of these terms. Online votes are subject to BBC Privacy Policy, how the BBC uses cookies and BBC online Terms of Use.

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 which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered and recorded.

This vote complies with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Votes: BBC Code of Conduct for Voting.

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

WORLD SPORT STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD PUBLIC VOTE - PRIVACY NOTICE

Your trust is very important to us. The BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

Additional information can be found in the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. Where there is inconsistency between those documents and this notice, this notice shall prevail.

It’s up to you how you use our services. And you can manage or delete your BBC account at any time. There’s more info on managing your account here. Because we’re a public service, we will help you make informed decisions about your information, so everyone can get the best out of digital technologies and the BBC. You can find out what we're doing with your information here. You can find out more about cookies here.

The personal information that is collected is BBC account details such as your BBC ID and voting choice.
Telescope will collect your IP address along with other BBC account information such as BBC iD and geographic location derived from your IP address in order to provide a robust and reliable vote result to the BBC (this will include counting and capping votes as well as checking for irregularities).

The BBC is the data controller of your information that is collected. This means that the BBC decides what your personal data is used for, and the ways in which it is processed.

Telescope is the BBC’s data processor and is contracted to the BBC to provide the platform. This means Telescope can only use your personal data within the parameters set by the BBC.

The lawful basis for processing is the legitimate interests of the BBC to deliver valid votes to the BBC’s audience – for both those who take part and for those that consume content based on those results. This yields richer and more engaging content for all of our audiences and is not an unreasonable infringement on the rights and freedoms of the individual BBC audience members.

The BBC will retain your personal data for a period of 2 years following collection – for internal and external audit purposes consistent with industry standards, unless a longer retention period is required by law. After which your personal data will be deleted.
For more information about how the BBC processes your data please see the BBC’s Privacy Policy, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

Your personal data will not be shared with any additional third parties outside of the BBC and Telescope without your prior permission, unless required or permissible by law.

You have rights under data protection law. You can request a copy of the personal data BBC stores about you.

You have the right to ask for the personal data we collect about you to be deleted however there are limitations and exceptions to this right which may entitle the BBC to refuse your request.

In certain circumstances, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data or to object to the processing of your personal data.

You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal data to you or to another organisation, in certain circumstances.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer if you have questions or you wish to find out more details about your rights, please visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

If you have a concern about the way the BBC has handled your personal data, you can raise your concern with the supervisory authority in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/.

We will revise the privacy notice if there are significant changes to how we use your personal data.

COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the coach who has made the biggest impact on sport in the UK during 2021.

For the purpose of this award, the term 'coach' includes roles such as managers, coaches, trainers and performance directors.

The Panel will decide the winner for the Coach of the Year award based on reaching a consensus view. If a consensus view cannot be reached, then the Panel will be asked to vote. In the event of a tied vote, the chairperson's decision is binding.

The winner will be announced either in advance of, or during the live programme on Sunday 19th December 2021.

TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the team in a sporting discipline, individual sport or sporting event that has achieved the most notable performance during 2021.

The team must have significant UK interest or involvement.

The Panel will decide the winner for the Team of the Year award based on reaching a consensus view. If a consensus view cannot be reached, then the Panel will be asked to vote. In the event of a tied vote, the chairperson's decision is binding.

The winner will be announced either in advance of, or during the live programme on Sunday 19th December 2021.

YOUNG SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the outstanding young sportsperson aged 17 or under on 1st January 2021.

Young sportspeople are eligible to win the award if they are citizens of the UK or all three of the following criteria apply:
• they play a significant amount of their sport in the UK; and
• their core achievements that year were achieved in the UK, and not with a national team (in which case they would more likely qualify for the World Sport Star of the Year award); and
• they are residents in the UK.

The YSPOTY Panel meet to shortlist the contenders. They select the top three contenders to and also decide a winner by secret ballot and the final vote is independently verified.
The panel includes two representatives from the Youth Sport Trust, a young Blue Peter ‘guest’ judge, Blue Peter presenter, key sporting talent and three senior members of the production team from BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The winner will be announced either in advance of, or during the live programme on Sunday 19th December 2021.

The young judge selected by Blue Peter will be done so using the following criteria:
The applicant will have been successful in their application for a Blue Peter Sport Badge 2021 and the quality of the Sport Badge application may also be taken into consideration.

The quality of the answer to the question, "Why would you be a great judge for Young Sports Personality of the Year 2021?" will be assessed. The answer must demonstrate a passion for sport, show why they are good at making decisions and be all their own work. If there is any reasonable doubt about this, the application will not be considered.

In a phone interview the candidates will be assessed on their suitability for the role, confidence in a judging situation and ability to deal with the task and appearing on camera.

Being part of the panel that decides who wins Young Sports Personality of the Year 2021 is a responsible role, the young judge will need to be confident working with adults and making informed decisions.

HELEN ROLLASON AWARD

This is a special BBC award recognising outstanding achievement in the face of adversity. It is decided by senior management in BBC Sport.

The recipient of the award will be announced either in advance of, or during the live programme on Sunday 19th December 2021.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award honours someone who has made a major impact on the world of sport during their lifetime. It is decided by senior management in BBC Sport.

The recipient of the award will be announced either in advance of, or during the live programme on Sunday 19th December 2021.

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR UNSUNG HERO AWARD 2021 – AWARD RULES

1. Any UK resident (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) aged 16 or over on 1 January 2021 is eligible to be nominated, except previous winners of the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Awards, BBC or BBC Group employees or any person connected to the Awards and their close relatives. Nominees aged between 16 and 17 will require parental consent to be nominated. Proof of age, identity, eligibility and consent (where applicable) may be requested.

2. The nominee must:
(i) either be an individual or formally organised sports or activity group involved in the same activity;
(ii) help amateurs participate in a physical activity or sport, or be engaged in community development work through sport (and that physical activity or sport must have a recognised governing body. Please see the list here.)
(iii) offer help that does not normally form part of their job or normally take place at their place of work unless such help goes above and beyond their paid work activities in which case an explanation will be required;
(iv) help voluntarily with no financial reward;
(v) be engaged in sporting endeavour primarily; where fundraising results from that endeavour the nominees must not be linked to the charity that has benefitted;
(vi) in the opinion of the person nominating be deserving of a BBC Award;
(vii) not bring the BBC into disrepute (in the BBC's sole discretion); and
(viii) have consented or have parental consent to be nominated.

3. Nominations can be made:
Via bbc.co.uk/unsunghero through the online webform. Entries can be written or video files.
Or via bbc.co.uk/unsunghero where a downloadable form can be completed and emailed to unsunghero@bbc.co.uk.
Nominations will be accepted from 7.00am on Tuesday 14th September 2021 and must be received no later than 11.59pm (UK time) on Sunday 17th October 2021. Each entry route is capped - if more than 2 minutes of video is submitted only the first 2 minutes will be assessed. For written entries (online or emailed form) only the first 800 words will be assessed.

4. Only one nomination is permitted per person, or pair of people if conducting the same activity meriting nomination, and it should be on an official BBC form (downloaded or online). No more than two persons can be included in a nomination. Where a group of three or more is nominated, that nomination will be discarded. Persons nominating should declare any professional or personal relationship with the person or people nominated.

5. The BBC will appoint a representative in each of its 12 English Regions plus Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who will each shortlist no more than 10 nominees for their regional voting panel. The shortlisting criteria will be:
(i) The impact they have had on individuals and/or their local community;
(ii) The impact they have had on communities at a regional/national level beyond their local community
(iii) The extent of the nominee's contribution at the grassroots level of their sport or physical activity; and
(iv) The personal sacrifices or commitment made.
(v) The extent of the nominee's contribution to people not engaged in their sport or physical activity
Actions which qualify for criteria (i) - (v) will be considered primarily on the previous twelve months. Fundraising activities will be eligible for consideration in the award but fundraising itself is not a criterion and will not gain additional credit in shortlisting the nominations or selection of the winner.

6. Regional judging panels consisting of BBC staff and non-BBC members will meet to select a BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award for their respective area from those shortlisted and based on the criteria above. The 15 regional winners become eligible for the overall BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero 2021 Award and go forward to the final judging round.

7. Persons shortlisted to receive the regional and national awards may be asked to disclose details of any and all criminal and civil actions pending against them, or served against them plus any unspent convictions. If this is required by the BBC nominees will be asked to sign a consent form at the time of disclosure. Nominated persons asked for this information must keep the BBC informed of any changes to that disclosed up to the point the winner is announced. This information will be handled in the strictest confidence and, as with all personal information, in accordance with the BBC Privacy Policy.

8. Before selecting a winner, the BBC will undertake background checks of the shortlisted finalists and ask those selected finalists to disclose information about themselves. The collection of this personal data will be subject to a separate privacy notice

9. A national judging panel will then meet to select the overall winner based on the aforementioned criteria in section five, any supporting documentation and a short BBC film about each of them. It is intended that the panel will consist of representatives from the BBC, leading sports figures and a previous BBC Unsung Hero winner dependent on availability. The judging process will be overseen by an independent verifier.

10. The overall winner will be announced live on BBC One's Sports Personality of the Year 2021 programme, currently scheduled on Sunday 19th December and to which the winner and their guest are invited to attend.

11. The judges' decision as to the winner is final. No correspondence relating to the awards will be entered into.

12. The regional winners will each receive a regional BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award 2021 trophy and the national winner will receive the national BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award 2021 trophy. There are no cash alternatives and the award cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.

13. All winners must agree to take part in any post-award publicity if required.

14. The BBC reserves the right to:
(i) vary the opening and closing times for making nominations and to vary the date of the announcement of the awards;
(ii) disqualify any nominee who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way; and/or
(iii) cancel or vary the awards or any of the selection processes or criteria, at any stage, if in its sole opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

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 nomination not being properly registered.

16. Persons nominating and nominees will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them.

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR UNSUNG HERO AWARD 2021 – PRIVACY NOTICE

Your trust is very important to us. This means the BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such personal data. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal data about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

About BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award and how can you get involved?The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award is awarded to an individual who has made a substantive yet unrecognised contribution to sport. You can nominate the outstanding volunteers in sport in your community, recognising impact on the community in the last twelve months.

Your nominee must be 16 or over on 1 January 2021. You can nominate via this web form or via bbc.co.uk/unsunghero where a downloadable form can be completed and emailed to unsunghero@bbc.co.uk.

You will need permission from the nominee or the nominee's parents/guardians if the nominee is under 18.

The winning nominee must agree to take part in any post-award publicity if required. If your nominee is lucky to be a finalist, before selecting a winner, the BBC will require a background check and ask the winning nominee to disclose information about themselves. The collection of this personal data from the finalist will be subject to a separate privacy notice.

We ask you and your nominee to read BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award Rules before submitting your nomination.

The BBC will collect your personal information for the purposes of administrating and broadcasting "BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award".

What BBC will collect and how we will use it?
You must be 18 or over to nominate an individual for BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award.

The BBC will collect and process the personal data that you have provided to us for the purposes of nominating and selecting BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award that embody the BBC's values and inclusive behaviours.

Personal data about you
•Your name
•Your postcode
•Your email address
•Contact number
•Your submission (video file or written form) which contains your opinion and reasons for nominating as well as your nominee's personal stories and achievement

Personal data about the nominee
•The nominee's name
•The nominee's postcode and the UK region
•The nominee's contact number and email address

If the nominee is under 18 years old (16 and 17), we will also collect and process below personal data of the nominee's parent or guardian to seek their permission for the nomination.
•Parent/guardian's name
•Parent/guardian's contact number and email address

The BBC will also collect and process special category data depending on the content of your submission about yourself or your nominee. This might include for example:
•Health related data
•Race or ethnicity data
•Religious or philosophical beliefs
•Sexual orientation

Who is the Data Controller?
The BBC is the "data controller" of the personal data we process for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award. This means that the BBC decides what the personal data is used for, and the ways in which it is processed.

For the avoidance of doubt, the personal data will be collected and processed solely for the purposes set out in this privacy notice. As the data controller, the BBC has the responsibility to comply, and to demonstrate compliance with, data protection law.

Lawful basis for processing your personal data
The legal basis on which the BBC processes the personal data we collected for BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award is the performance its public task. It's BBC's public purpose to promote the BBC's Diversity and Inclusion value and culture.

If you provide us with Special Category of Personal Data as described above, the BBC will process this data on the basis of substantial public interest to promote the BBC's Diversity and Inclusion value and culture. This is subject to the measures described below to safeguard your fundamental rights and interests.

We also have a legal obligation to process the personal data of the winner(s) in order to comply with relevant competition regulations.

Retaining your personal data
We will keep your and unsuccessful nominee's personal data for up to 90 days after the winner has been announced. The BBC shall keep winner's personal data for two (2) years for audit and regulatory purposes.

The personal data collected will be stored within the UK and EEA.

Do we share your personal data with Third Parties?
The BBC works with our approved third-party providers who help us to provide some of our services. These data processors only use your personal data on behalf of the BBC and not independently of the BBC. We currently use third-party data storage providers to store the data collected through the BBC online platform and via unsunghero@bbc.co.uk.

If your application is shortlisted, it will be shared with a panel of judges outside of the BBC for the purpose of selecting the winners.

We may also share your personal data with a third party where required or permitted by law.

Your rights and more information
You have rights under data protection law.

You can request a copy of the personal data BBC stores about you.

You have the right to ask for the personal data we collect about you to be deleted however there are limitations and exceptions to this right which may entitle the BBC to refuse your request.

In certain circumstances, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data or to object to the processing of your personal data.

You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal data to you or to another organisation, in certain circumstances.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer if you have questions or you wish to find out more details about your rights, please visit the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy. Please note that the description of the personal data collected and how it is used set out in this notice applies to the exclusion of anything to the contrary set out in the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy.

If you have a concern about the way the BBC has handled your personal data, you can raise your concern with the supervisory authority in the UK, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/.

Updating this privacy notice
We will revise the privacy notice if there are significant changes to how we use your personal data. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page.