Sports Personality of the Year: World Sport Star - privacy notice
This award goes to the world sport star whose achievements have most captured the public's imagination during 2018.
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 3rd December 2018 at 15:00 GMT and close on 15th December 2018 at 14:00 GMT.
The winner will be announced via a press release and on the BBC Sport website in advance of the live programme.
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.
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. 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, which is used to derive geographical location and for vote integrity checking purposes. It will also collect your voting choice by placing a strictly necessary cookie. This is required 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
Sharing your information
Your personal data will not be shared with any additional third parties outside of the BBC and Telescope without your prior permission, except as required by law.
Your rights and more information
If you have any questions about how the BBC handles your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy. You will also be able to find out more information about how the BBC processes your information and how you can contact the BBC's Data Protection Officer.
If you raise a concern with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which can be contacted at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.