Sports Personality of the Year: Greatest Sporting Moment of the year - privacy notice

This award goes to the sporting moment that most captured the UK public's imagination during 2018.

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

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

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

The winner will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on 16th December 2018.

The Panel will undertake a back-up vote for the Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year award in the unlikely event of problems with the public vote.

The vote will open from 3rd December 2018 at 18.30 GMT and close on 14th December 2018 at 20.00 GMT.


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What will we collect and how we use it?

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.

The personal information that is collected is BBC account details and voting choice.

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. Telescope will collect your IP address along with other BBC account information such as BBC iD, age category 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 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

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Sharing your information

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