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EVENTS RESEARCH PROGRAMME

Privacy

What is the Events Research Programme & Why are we collecting your data?

Events Research Programme

The government’s publication of 22 February, ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ (‘the roadmap’), describes plans to explore when and how events with larger crowd sizes, less social distancing, or in settings where transmission is more likely, will be able to return safely.

The Events Research Programme will oversee this work, bringing findings from across different settings and different sectors to determine a consistent approach to lifting restrictions on events to inform Step 4 of the roadmap.

The Events Research Programme will use pilot events incorporating research studies in April and May 2021 to build evidence on the risks associated with coronavirus transmission, the characteristics of events and surrounding activities, and the extent to which mitigation measures can effectively address these risks. The evidence from these studies will be used to inform the government's decision around Step 4 of the roadmap and will shape government policy to bring about the phased return of fuller audiences to venues and events up and down England.

The pilot events will examine a range of factors, including but not limited to: indoor and outdoor settings; small and large venues; seated and standing events; different forms of audience participation; transport to and from events; duration; and ventilation.

Who is collecting my data?

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”, “we”, “us”) will collect certain personal data as data controller for the purposes of the Events Research Programme (explained above).

BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited (BPI)/BRIT Awards Limited (BAL) will also process certain data for the purposes of processing your application and administering your tickets to the BRIT Awards 2021 and will be an independent data controller in respect of that data. This data will be processed by BPI/BAL in accordance with the BPI/BAL Privacy Notice.

Your name and email address will be shared by BPI/BAL with The O2 and AXS (the official ticketing partner of The O2) so that they can provide you with your tickets and email you with information about the event. They will process your personal data in accordance with their privacy policies which you can find here: The O2 Privacy Policy and here: AXS UK Privacy Policy.

It is important that you read and retain this notice, together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information and what your rights are under the data protection legislation.

What is the legal basis for DCMS processing my data?

We are allowed to collect and process your data under U.K. GDPR Article 9 (2) processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of domestic law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards; Article 6 (1) e; processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and U.K. GDPR 89 (1) Article Processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, shall be subject to appropriate safeguards, in accordance with this Regulation, for the rights and freedoms of the data subject. Those safeguards shall ensure that technical and organisational measures are in place in particular in order to ensure respect for the principle of data minimisation. Those measures may include pseudonymisation provided that those purposes can be fulfilled in that manner. Where those purposes can be fulfilled by further processing which does not permit or no longer permits the identification of data subjects, those purposes shall be fulfilled in that manner.

What personal data does DCMS collect?

The personal data we collect includes first name, last name, address, date of birth, mobile phone number, gender, postcode and email address.

We will not use your data for any automated decision making.

We will not be sending your personal data outside the U.K.

How is your personal data collected by/on behalf of DCMS?

BPI/BAL, acting as our data processor, will collect data you input on www.brits.co.uk/apply to and share this with us in order to conduct the Events Research Programme.

Who will DCMS share your data with?

The research programme is being run by the following government departments, university partner organisations and businesses. We will share your data with these bodies who are acting as processors of your personal data.

● Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport

● Department of Health and Social Care

● Researchers in accordance with the Information Sheet on Research Studies (below)

What will happen if I do not provide this data?

If you do not provide you consent to enter the Events Research Programme and provide your data you will not be invited to the BRIT Awards 2021.

What are your data protection rights?

You have rights over your personal data under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the supervisory authority for data protection legislation, and maintains a full explanation of these rights on their website. https://ico.org.uk/

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

The contact details for the data controller's Data Protection Officer (DPO) are:

Data Protection Officer

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

100 Parliament Street

London

SW1A 2BQ

Email: [email protected]

If you’re unhappy with the way we have handled your personal data and want to make a complaint, please write to the department’s Data Protection Officer or the Data Protection Manager at the relevant agency. You can contact the department’s Data Protection Officer using the details above.

If you have any concerns, issues or queries regarding the study or how it will be undertaken please contact [email protected]

Information Sheet on Research Studies

This information sheet provides further details about the research studies that will be conducted at your event.

These studies are led by organisations who act as data controllers for the data they collect directly at each event.

Public Health England

Public Health England will be analysing the data available from test results to describe the prevalence of COVID -19 infection in those attending events, and whether this was transmitted to others at the venue. It will also be used to assess how well lateral flow devices perform in preventing outbreaks of COVID-19 occurring at these events.

Once the event has been completed the study data package will be created in linked, anonymised form. This will be a de-identified version of the study survey data linked to select health data, including test results. This data package will be stored in a secure research environment for access by named researchers to undertake the analysis of the data.

Airborne Infection Reduction through Building Operation and Design for SARS-CoV-2 (AIRBODS)

AIRBODS is a joint research programme between Loughborough University, University College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Nottingham, the University of Sheffield and London South Bank University. AIRBODS is a UKRI-funded project which aims to quantify the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings, and thereby offer guidance on the ventilation operation and future design of non-domestic buildings.

The team’s role in the Events Research Programme is to collect environmental data around the venue. We will do this by monitoring indoor air quality (measuring and recording CO2 levels, air temperature and relative humidity - moisture content) in the air at different locations around the venue, and relating this to the number of people present and microbiological analysis of surfaces around the venue. This data will be used to determine a Relative Exposure Index. This is not an absolute measure of the risk of transmission, but a measure of exposure relative to a benchmark case.

Movement Strategies

Movement Strategies will be undertaking observations at and around the venue to categorise the behaviour of attendees in response to the event itself and also the operational overlay implemented as part of the pilot programme.

Data will be collected via camera and manual observations and will focus on attendees conducting routine (‘public’) activities typically monitored at such events as part of standard safety and security measures.  During these observations, the team will not be interacting with or asking anyone to do anything beyond their normal attendance.

The team will also analyse various data sources post-event (e.g. CCTV footage) to measure different behaviours that may influence the risk of transmission within different settings. Any data captured will be stored, analysed and disposed of in a secure manner, consistent with legal requirements and industry best practice.

A small sample of attendees may be asked to wear tracking devices for a period of time during their attendance. The wearing of this device is entirely voluntary. These attendees will be asked for their consent giving permission for them to wear this device. This device enables their movement (paths, locations, etc.) to be tracked within the event. No other information is generated. The data will not be associated with the individual’s identity. At any point, the participant can return the device and stop being tracked in this way.

 

FAQs

The Events Research Programme

The government’s publication of 22 February, ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ (‘the roadmap’), describes plans to explore when and how events with larger crowd sizes, less social distancing, or in settings where transmission is more likely, will be able to return safely.

The government’s Events Research Programme will oversee this work, bringing findings from across different settings and different sectors to determine a consistent approach to lifting restrictions on events to inform Step 4 of the roadmap.

The Events Research Programme will use pilot events incorporating research studies in April and May 2021 to build evidence on the risks associated with coronavirus transmission, the characteristics of events and surrounding activities, and the extent to which mitigation measures can effectively address these risks. The evidence from these studies will be used to inform the government's decision around Step 4 of the roadmap and will shape government policy to bring about the phased return of fuller audiences to venues and events up and down England.

The pilot events will examine a range of factors, including but not limited to: indoor and outdoor settings; small and large venues; seated and standing events; different forms of audience participation; transport to and from events; duration; and ventilation.

THE BRIT AWARDS 2021 FAQs

How is The BRITs exempt from current COVID-19 Restrictions?

The Secretary of State has the power to designate an event as being permitted for research purposes and therefore not subject to the legal restrictions which would apply to other events under Step 2 of the government’s roadmap. The BRIT Awards 2021, which is being held at The O2 arena, London, is going ahead as a Pilot Event as part of the Events Research Programme.

All guests at The BRIT Awards are required to complete a consent form which confirms their agreement to the terms and conditions of the Event and their participation in the Events Research Programme.

WHO IS INVITED

Who is attending the BRITs?

The target capacity is a maximum of 4,500 attendees. 2,500 of those invited are made up of key workers and their guests and have been drawn from Greater London only to reduce the risks associated with transport. The remaining tickets will be distributed to BRIT Awards partners and music industry stakeholders.

Is there an age limit for guests attending The BRITs?

Yes – all spectators must be 18+.

Why are those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable being asked not to attend Pilot events?

The Event Research Programme guidelines state participants should not attend if they are under 18, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, living with someone who is Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, or pregnant. These pilots are the first steps to helping all members of the public safely back to mass events. While they were designed to be as inclusive as possible, we have been advised that it would not be suitable on health grounds for the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable to attend such pilot events and potentially be put at greater risk of transmission. The Events Research Programme has been developed under a Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) framework in line with the latest PHE and DHSC guidance. Those considered to be Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, live with someone Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, are pregnant, or under 18 are advised not to attend the pilot events as the BRIT Awards will be testing non-social distancing and the safety risk associated with the relaxation of NPIs (Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions). The Science Board has agreed that given the nature of the pilot programme it would not be possible to permit those high-risk categories to safely participate.

TICKETS

Will guests be charged for tickets?

Tickets for all key workers and their guests will be complimentary. Tickets for BRITs partners and other invited guests may be charged.

How will tickets be distributed?

The O2 uses a digital ticketing method via Official Ticketing Partner AXS called AXS Mobile ID. This is a digital barcode that is assigned directly to the person attending and is accessed by downloading The O2 Venue App and creating an account. Details will be communicated via email to each individual invited to attend the Event, once they have completed the online registration and consent process. Please note that the AXS Mobile ID barcode regenerates every 60 seconds to prevent fraudulent use and, specifically for this Event, cannot be transferred to another person or resold.

I don’t have a smartphone – how can I access my tickets?

Unfortunately, there is no way to receive tickets without downloading The O2 Venue App so a smartphone is a requirement of entry for this Event. What should I do if I am no longer able to attend? If you are no longer able to attend, please email [email protected] as soon as possible

I am the lead booker and can no longer attend, can my guest still attend?

Yes – your guest can still attend, as long as they have provided their consent and present a negative test upon entry as required (see below), together with ID.

If I can no longer attend, can I pass on/change the name on my ticket?

No – tickets must be used by the named individual, and we will not change the names on any tickets. If you or a guest are no longer able to attend, please let us know by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.

Can I swap the name of my guest ticket?

No - if your guest is unable to attend please email [email protected] as soon as possible so we can cancel their ticket.

What should I do if I require an accessible ticket?

If you require an accessible ticket, including space for 1 carer, please get in touch via [email protected]. Please be reminded that anyone that is Clinically Extremely Vulnerable is advised not to attend the Event.

TESTING

In order to attend the Event, attendees will be required to have a Lateral Flow Technology (LFT) test (with a negative result) within 36 hours of the Event.

Attendees will also be asked to take a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test: (i) on the day of the Event; and (ii) 5 days after the Event. The PCR test results will be used for the Events Research Programme to better inform future testing regimes and is a voluntary step.

Will spectators require any form of testing and COVID verification in order to enter the venue?

Entry to The O2 on Event Day is dependent on providing a negative Lateral Flow Test result, and the test must be taken no more than 36 hours before entry to The O2 arena. The Lateral Flow Test can take place from 7am on Monday 10 May 2021.

Can I perform my Lateral Flow Device test at home?

No - this test must be carried out at an asymptomatic testing site (ATS) near where you live or work. This service is free to use. Without exception, proof of a negative lateral flow test must be provided upon arrival to gain entry to The O2.

Will participants have to pay for testing?

No - all Testing is free in relation to the Events Research Programme.

How do participants prove they have had a Lateral Flow Device test?

Participants will receive a text or email from NHS Test and Trace which they will need to present to The O2 stewards prior to entry into The O2. A negative test, taken within the timeframe specified, is required for entry.

What should participants do if they get a positive result from a Lateral Flow Test?

A positive result from a Lateral Flow Device means it’s likely that a participant had coronavirus when the test was done. Participants and anyone they live with must not attend the Event and self-isolate immediately. Participants are then advised to get a home PCR test (a test that is sent to a lab) to confirm their result as soon as possible.

Where can participants find their nearest asymptomatic testing site?

Participants should check their local asymptomatic testing site (ATS) site to ensure they can access a test site within the time frame expected. The responsibility to obtain a test prior to the Event is with the participant. A few days before the Event – the participant should check their local ATS sites requirements for booking an LFT appointment. Participants can find out where the nearest ATS is by visiting https://www.gov.uk/find-covid-19-lateral-flow-test-site.

PCR at Home Testing

To aid the research, participants are also requested to undertake a PCR at home test as close as possible to their attendance at the Event and again five days after attendance at the Event. Details of how to book their test can be found at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. Details of how to book their test can be found at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. Participants may also be sent PCR tests directly to their home address for this purpose. Entry to the Event is not dependent on a PCR test being taken. For more details please see the Covid-19 Audience Testing Requirements.

Full ‘Covid-19 Home Test Instructions’ are contained within the pack that comes with the PCR test. However, further information regarding this, including useful videos, can be found by using this link.

I have had one or two doses of the vaccine, do I still need to get tested?

Yes. Testing is a requirement of attending this Event and you should follow the protocol outlined here regardless of whether you have received the vaccine or not.

SOCIAL DISTANCING, EVENT TIMINGS & TRAVEL AND AUDIENCE CODE OF CONDUCT

Will social distancing be in place for the Event?

You will be asked to be socially distanced in the queueing area outside The O2, prior to entering The O2 only. Once inside The O2 social distancing is not required.

Will participants need to wear a face covering?

Participants will be asked to ensure that face coverings are worn at all times in communal areas at The O2 (such as the concourse and toilet facilities). Face coverings are recommended but will not be required when in your seats / suites inside The O2.

What COVID safety measures will be in place at The O2?

A number of enhanced measures are being put in place at The O2 covering hygiene, ventilation, fan movement, and contactless entry in order to manage the risk of COVID-19. Please see The O2 Venue Terms and Conditions and The O2 website Keeping you Safe at Events page for further details of the specific measures that will apply for this Event.

What time should participants arrive?

Timings are as follows: 6pm – Doors; 8pm - Show start; 10.30pm - Show end. Participants are asked to arrive promptly to go through all necessary entry procedures. These checks will take longer than usual so please be patient with us.

Where will participants be sitting?

Key workers and guests will be situated on Level 1 of The O2 arena. Partners and other invited guests will be in suites on Level 2 and Level 3.

Will the sale of Alcohol be permitted in the venue?

The sale of alcohol will be permitted.

Will food and drink be available?

Yes - concession stands will be in operation for the Event. Please note that the eateries in the Entertainment District at The O2 are closed, with a limited number offering a take away service only.

Will hospitality be available?

Yes, suites will be in operation for the Event. The idea of the Pilot is to run as close to normal as possible and that includes delivering hospitality.

How should I travel to the Event?

No matter how you travel, plan ahead and allow more time for your journey. There is a comprehensive transport page on The O2 website to help you plan your visit. You should try to travel at quieter times and take less busy routes where possible. Walk or cycle to the event where possible. If using public transport, you should regularly sanitise your hands, wear a face covering unless you are exempt, and social distance where possible. It is a legal requirement that, unless exempt, you must wear a face covering on public transport and inside transport hubs, e.g. train stations. You could be fined £200 minimum if you do not comply. If travelling by car, you should avoid sharing a car with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. If this isn’t possible, you should open the windows, wear a face covering unless exempt and leave seats free to social distance. The O2 has car parking available on-site and you are encouraged to book in advance to secure a space via this link.

PRIVACY

What personal data will be collected from participants in order to attend the event?

Personal data collected includes first name, last name, address, date of birth, mobile phone number, gender, postcode and email address, job title and employer (where applicable).

Who is collecting my data?

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will collect certain personal data as data controller for the purposes of the Events Research Programme. This data will be processed by DCMS in accordance with the Events Research Programme Privacy Notice.

BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited (BPI)/BRIT Awards Limited (BAL) will also process certain data for the purposes of processing your application and administering your tickets to the Event and will be an independent data controller in respect of that data. This data will be processed by BPI/BAL in accordance with the BPI/BAL Privacy Notice.

Your name and email address will be shared with The O2 and AXS so that they can provide you with your tickets and email you with information about the Event. They will process your personal data in accordance with their privacy policies which you can find here: The O2 Privacy Policy and here: AXS Privacy Policy.

What will happen if participants do not provide this data?

If participants do not provide consent to be a participant in the Events Research Programme and to provide their data, they will not be invited to the Event.

 

TICKET T&Cs

1. These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) and the terms and conditions of The O2, London (the “Venue Conditions”) apply to any and all tickets (“Tickets”) to The BRIT Awards 2021 (the “Event”). The Event is taking place at The O2 London, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX (“Venue”) on 11 May 2021.

2. The Event is organised by BRIT Awards Limited, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA (“BAL”) and Tickets are issued via BAL and the Venue’s ticketing partner AXS. The BRIT Awards 2021 is going ahead as part of the Events Research Programme – more information about this and what is expected of people at the Venue can be found HERE and HERE.

3. Any person or entity who purchases, holds or uses a Ticket (“Ticket Holder”) acknowledges and agrees that they are subject to the Conditions and to the Venue Conditions.

4. In the event of a breach of the Conditions and/or the Venue Conditions by a Ticket Holder, BAL or its agents may at their sole discretion: (a) cancel the Ticket; (b) render and declare the Ticket void; (c) refuse the Ticket Holder admission to the Event; (d) remove the Ticket Holder from the Event and/or (e) prevent the Ticket Holder from acquiring further Tickets and/or restrict the Ticket Holder’s opportunity to acquire further Tickets.

5. All persons who wish to gain access to the Event must (a) have completed a consent form confirming their participation in the Events Research Programme; (b) be in possession of a valid digital Ticket issued to them personally by AXS and a means of displaying that ticket (via smartphone); (c) prove their identification and, where applicable, prove their occupation as a key worker and (d) present proof of a negative COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Test taken after 7am on Monday 10 May 2021. This test must have been carried out at an asymptomatic testing site close to where the Ticket Holder lives or works. After having a negative test Ticket Holders will receive a text or email from NHS Test and Trace which they will need to present to stewards at The O2 prior to entry as proof of a negative Test.

6. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the Event and those considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable, live with someone clinically extremely vulnerable or are pregnant, should not seek to obtain Tickets.

7. Once you have received/collected your Tickets you may also be given a wristband and/or security pass. You will be required to present your ticket and wristband/security pass device (if applicable) upon your arrival at the Event. If you are unable to present both your ticket and your wristband/security pass device (if applicable), you will not be admitted to the Event.

8. By being present at the Event you consent to being filmed and/or recorded. You also agree not to assert any moral (or similar) rights and give all necessary consents under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) and all other applicable legislation in respect of any film and/or recordings. BAL is entitled to make full use of any film and/or recording in all current and future media worldwide without any liability or payment to you, including permitting others to do the same.

9. If a Ticket is cancelled, declared void or if a Ticket Holder is refused admission or removed from the Event because of a breach of these Conditions or of the Venue Conditions, no money shall be refunded.

10. BAL or its agents shall be entitled to carry out identity and security checks (including photographic ID checks) upon presentation of the Ticket by a Ticket Holder at the Event.

11. Neither the Ticket Holder nor any person associated with them (other than BAL or its agents) is entitled to assign, donate, transfer or otherwise dispose of the Ticket itself or any rights arising from the Ticket to any third party. Tickets are personal to the Ticket Holder and in particular, but without limitation, a Ticket Holder may not

(a) sell, resell, expose, offer or make available for sale, auction, donate or otherwise dispose of Ticket(s) in any manner or place whatsoever (physical or online), including, without limitation, via an online auction website and/or internet-based facility for the resale of tickets; and/or

(b) transfer or use a Ticket for:

(i) advertising, sales or promotional purposes;

(ii) premium give-aways, competitions, prize draws or sweepstakes; or

(iii) hospitality or travel packages.

12. In the event of a conflict between the Conditions and the Venue Conditions, the Conditions shall prevail.

13. No briefcases, backpacks or large bags will be allowed at the Event.

14. No photographic, audio recording or audio-visual recording equipment is allowed at the Event (other than in the case of a person or entity who holds an appropriate license from BAL). Mobile phones and tablet devices are permitted, but Ticket Holders are not permitted to use them to photograph, record and/or transmit the Event in any capacity. Copyright in any unauthorised photograph, (audio and/or audio-visual) recording and/or transmission of the Event (or any part of the Event) is assigned to BAL.

15. Please ensure mobile phones, tablet devices, smart watches, pagers, alarms of any kind and any other electronic devices which may disturb and/or disrupt the Event are switched off during the performance.

16. BAL/The O2 reserves the right to refuse admission to the Venue and/or the Event.

17. Security searches will take place.

18. Latecomers may not be admitted into the auditorium until a suitable break in the Event.

19. You will not be entitled to re-enter if you leave The O2 during the Event.

20. Artists’ appearances at the Event are subject to change. BAL/ The O2 are under no obligation to provide a Ticket Holder with notice of any such changes.

21. Please note that strobe lighting, smoke effects and confetti cannons may be used during the Event. Ticket Holders with known medical conditions who may be susceptible to such effects are recommended to seek further advice.

22. BAL accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any person or any property (including without limitation, any loss of the Tickets).

23. BAL shall have no liability whatsoever in relation to any competition, promotion or prize draw through which Tickets can be won.

24. BAL reserves the right at any time to cancel the Event and/or to withdraw, cancel or void any Ticket issued to the Event.

The Conditions shall be governed by English law, and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.


BPI & BRIT AWARDS PRIVACY POLICY

1.     What is the purpose of this privacy notice and to whom does it apply?

BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited and its group companies, including BRIT Awards Limited, (“BPI, “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. References to your “personal data” include any or all of your personal data, as the context requires, including “special categories of personal data”, which involves more sensitive information about you. This is most likely to include information about your racial or ethnic origin or health data.

BPI is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you. This privacy notice describes how we are or will be processing personal data about you during and after your working relationship with us. By “processing”, we mean such actions as collecting, using, storing, disclosing, erasing or destroying your personal data.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) will process certain personal data as data controller for the purposes of the Events Research Programme in accordance with the Event Research Programme Privacy Notice. BPI will act as DCMS’s data processor in relation to this data.

2.  What information will the BPI collect about me?

BPI controls data provided via the ticketing application portals hosted on brits.co.uk. This website and its subpages are referred to in this Notice as the “Site”.

In respect of individuals who apply for tickets for The BRIT Awards 2021 (“Event”) we collect, via the Site:

First and last name

Email address

Mobile phone number

Postcode

Address

Date of Birth

Gender

Job Role (if applicable)

Employer (if applicable)

3. How do we collect your personal data?

We collect data from Site visitors who have applied for tickets to the Event, who input this data at the point of application.

Our Site uses Cookies to collect data (please see here for our Cookies policy). We may use Google Analytics to examine this data, but    please note that all such data is anonymised.

4. Why do we collect your information?

We collect data directly from individuals in order to process ticket applications and email them with information about the Event.

5. What are the legal bases and the purposes for which we process your personal data?

We will only use your personal data as permitted by law. We will use your personal data where we have a contractual basis (or those of DCMS and AXS/The O2) and your interests and fundamental rights do not  override those interests.

Our legal basis of processing is contractual based on the purposes of ensuring you are eligible for the ticket application, processing your ticket application and emailing you with information about the Event.

“Special categories” of personal data

“Special categories” of personal data require higher levels of protection. We need to have further justification for collecting, storing and using this type of personal data. We may process special categories of personal data in limited circumstances with your explicit written consent. We do not process any special category data.

6. Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so, before we start using it for that unrelated purpose. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is permitted by law.

7. Sharing Data

We may share your data with third parties, including third-party service providers and any subcontractors of those service providers where required by law, or where we have a legitimate interest in doing so. If your application is successful, your name and email address will be shared by BPI/BAL with The O2 and AXS so that they can provide you with your tickets and email you with information about the Event. They will process your personal data as independent data controllers in accordance with their privacy policies which you can find them here: The O2 Privacy Policy and here: AXS UK Privacy Policy.

We will share personal data as processor to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) for the purposes of the Events Research Programme. They will process this data in accordance with the Event Research Programme Privacy Notice.

We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law.

How secure is your information with third party service providers?

All our third party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data in line with our policies. We do not allow our third party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes unless they are data controllers in their own right in relation to your personal data. Where they operate as our “data processors” (ie they process your personal data on our behalf and acting only on our instructions), we only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions

What about disclosure to other third parties?

We may share your personal data with other third parties, for example to external legal or other professional advisers, or to otherwise comply with the law.

What safeguards are in place in relation to the transfer of your personal data outside of the EU?

Neither we nor any of our third party suppliers envisage transferring your personal data outside the EU. If the position changes, we will let you know and also let you know of the safeguards we will be putting in place to keep your personal data secure.

8. How long will we retain your personal data?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available in our Records Management Policy which is available from the DPM. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. If your application for a ticket to the Event is unsuccessful, your data will be deleted within 30 days.

9. What are your rights and obligations as a data subject?

Your duty to inform us of changes:

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please let us know of any changes. We will update your records promptly upon being notified of such changes.

Your rights in connection with personal data:

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

- Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

- Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.

- Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).

- Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground.

- Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

- Request the transfer of your personal data to another party.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal data, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal data to another party, please contact the DPM in writing.

No fee usually required:

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances, as permitted by the UK GDPR.

What we may need from you:

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

What are your rights to withdraw consent to processing?

Where you may have provided your consent to the processing of your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, use our unsubscribe buttons, or contact the DPM. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legal basis for doing so.

10. Using our Site

The Site may contain links to other websites where information practices may be different to ours. For example, if you click on a link, this may take you off the Site.

Visitors should consult the privacy policies of the websites they are taken to for further details, as we are not responsible for and have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

The Site is published in the UK by BPI. All personal information submitted by you to the Site will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy (and any  local terms that apply on the Site) unless terms on the Site specify otherwise.

Our site uses Cookies. Read our Cookies policy.

11. Security

Our Site has security installed to ensure that any personal data entered onto the Site is protected against loss, misuse or alteration. However, due to the nature of the Internet, we can't guarantee the protection of your personal information and we can't be responsible for any outcomes resulting from a breach of security when the Site is used. We're confident in our security, and it is always a top priority to ensure we do not have any problems.

We have put in place measures to protect the security of your information. Details of these measures are available upon request but in brief, we secure the storage of your data on our servers, and restrict access to only those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

12. Changes to this privacy notice

We reserve the right, from time to time, and at our sole discretion, to change or update this Privacy Policy.

All changes to this Privacy Policy will be published on this page and on the Site. Upon publication, each change will become effective and you will be deemed to be aware of and bound by it. You should therefore review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure that you are up-to-date with the current terms of the Privacy Policy.

13. Contacting BPI about this Privacy Notice

BPI is not obliged to appoint a statutory data protection officer, but has appointed an internal Data Protection Manager (“DPM”). For any queries, please contact:

Data Protection Manager, BPI, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JA

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7803 1300

The DPM is responsible for overseeing compliance with this privacy notice and for handling any data protection queries or issues involving BPI. You should contact the DPM in the first instance about any issue involving data protection, whether it involves your data or anyone else’s.

What are your rights to lodge a complaint about the way in which your personal data are being processed? Firstly we would urge you to contact the DPM in writing so that we can try to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with the DPM’s response, you may contact the

Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) on 0303 123 1113.

You are free to contact the ICO at any time. However, the DPM may be able to answer your concerns or questions more quickly.

 

COVID-19 AUDIENCE TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Why is testing required:

The BRIT Awards 2021 is part of the Events Research Programme

The Events Research Programme (ERP) comprises of research studies to explore ways to enable people to attend cultural, business and sporting events safely. It is exploring how a combination of testing and non-pharmaceutical interventions (actions that mitigate the spread of coronavirus) can inform decisions on safely increasing capacities at events. The evidence from these pilots will be used to inform and shape Government policy to bring about the phased return of audiences to events up and down our country.

In order to attend the event, attendees will be required to have a Lateral Flow Technology (LFT) test (with a negative result) ahead of the event. Attendees will also be asked to take a PCR test before and after the event to inform research and ensure any transmission of the virus is properly monitored. The PCR test will be used for the research programme to better inform future testing regimes and is a voluntary step.

Event attendees will be participating in a research study and should be aware of potential transmission risks at the events. While there will be certain preventative measures in place at the Event including the requirement for all guests to prove that they have a negative COVID-19 test in the 36 hours before the Event (see below), the risk of people infected by COVID-19 attending the event cannot be entirely eliminated. Up to date COVID-19 case rates can be found here. It is also a requirement for attendees at the Event to complete a consent form.

Additional Key Worker Information:

Specific testing is required for everyone attending this Event as per the testing protocol outlined below, so there is no requirement for key workers to avoid work in order to attend the Event. However, if you have any symptoms, please take the usual precautions in line with government guidance (including, for example, normal worker testing programmes).

The DHSC has also advised that if key worker participants are health and care workers, they should have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to attend the Event. We understand that this the case for the vast majority of health and care workers. Vaccination is not a requirement for entry.

How will the testing protocol work?

Attendees will be required to follow the testing protocol:

Pre-Event

- One assisted Lateral Flow Technology (LFT) test within 36 hours of the event (on the day or the day before the event)

- One Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test on the day of the event.

Post-Event

- One PCR test 5 days after the event

Test delivery channels are:

Pre-event LFT: at Asymptomatic Testing Site (ATS)

- Attendees should check their local ATS site to ensure they can access a test site within the time frame expected.  The responsibility to obtain a test prior to the event is with the attendee. A few days before the event – the attendee should check their local ATS sites requirements for booking an LFT appointment – link to local ATS sites https://www.gov.uk/find-covid-19-lateral-flow-test-site

- Within 36 hours of the event (on the day or the day before) the participant should visit their local ATS site for an LFT test. The test should be taken at least two hours prior to the event start

- Pre-event LFTs, used to provide proof of a negative result, must be carried out in an ATS

Pre-event PCR:

- At least three days before the event – attendee orders PCR via the online Home Test Channel link provided: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

- Attendees can also request a PCR test using the phone number 119 where an operator will assist with ordering the PCR test

- On the day of the event – attendee takes PCR test and posts the test 

- The PCR result is not required for event entry and the result will not be received before the event

- After the event the participant will receive their result by text message and if positive the attendee should follow existing government guidelines.

Post-event PCR:

- Attendee should book a Home Test PCR the day following the event via the online Home Test Channel link provided: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test (please follow the process flow in Annex A when using the online PCR booking process)

- Attendees can also request a PCR test using the phone number 119 where an operator will assist with ordering the PCR test.

- Attendees may also be sent PCR tests directly to their home address for this purpose.

- Five days after the event – attendee takes PCR test (the test should not be taken earlier than five days after the event).

- The participant will receive their result by text message and if positive the attendee should follow existing government guidelines

PCR Home Testing Process:

Full ‘Covid-19 Home Test Instructions’ are contained within the pack that comes with the PCR test. However, further information regarding this, including useful videos, can be found by using the following link:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/testing-for-coronavirus-at-home


KEY WORKER TICKET BALLOT T&Cs

Key Rules & Info Summary

The BRIT Awards 2021 (Event) will be held at The O2 Arena London on 11 May 2021 as part of the Government’s Events Research Programme. We are gifting 2,500 tickets to the Event to key workers who have supported all of us during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and their guests, via this ticket ballot.

Who can apply?

You can only enter this ticket ballot if you live in Greater London, and have been classified as a key worker during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

You can invite one other person as your guest by adding their email address to your entry (they do not have to be a key worker). If you invite a guest you must have their permission to share their email address with us and your entry will only be complete once your guest has personally completed their application and consent form via the link we will send to them via email.

You and your guest must live in Greater London, be aged 18 or over and if you or your guest are considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable, live with someone clinically extremely vulnerable or are pregnant, then you should not enter.

Entry Requirements & Testing

You understand that the Event is not socially distanced and that, while there will be certain preventative measures in place at the Event including the requirement for all guests to prove that they have a negative COVID-19 test in the 36 hours before the Event (see below), the risk of people infected by COVID-19 attending the event cannot be entirely eliminated. Up to date COVID-19 case rates can be found here.

- To enter the ticket ballot you must complete a consent form which explains this risk and confirms your agreement to the terms and conditions of the Event and your participation in the Events Research Programme.

Entries are personal and winners cannot transfer their tickets under any circumstances to anyone else. Photo ID checks will be undertaken prior to entry at The O2 and you must arrive with your guest, as you may be asked for proof of your occupation as a key worker before being allowed entry (this could take the form of a letter from your employer or ID badge with your name on it, or similar).

- To gain entry to the Event, winners must complete a COVID-19 Lateral Flow Test within 36 hours of the event (after 7am on 10 May 2021) at an asymptomatic testing site near where they live or work and must present proof of this negative test via text or email from NHS Test and Trace to stewards at The O2. Anyone not able to show proof of a negative test in this way, or anyone who is unable to satisfy the other conditions of admission, will be refused entry to the Event.

- To aid the research of the Events Research Programme, winners will also be requested to undertake a PCR at home test as close as possible to their attendance at the Event and again five days after attendance at the Event. Details of how to book a test can be found here and the Event Research Programme Testing Protocol is summarised in full here. Entry to the Event is not dependent on a PCR test being taken.

How will winners get their tickets?

Winners will be drawn at random and notified by us by email on or before 29 April 2021. Winners’ names and email addresses will also be provided to The O2 and AXS (the official ticketing partner of The O2) so that they can provide further instructions regarding how to obtain tickets and other requirements of attendance at the Event. A valid digital ticket must be presented on entry to The O2 (via smartphone) in order to gain admission to the Event.

Full Ballot Terms and Conditions

1. These terms and conditions (“Terms”) are the rules which apply to the Key Worker Ticket Ballot (the “Ballot”) offered by BRIT Awards Limited (“BAL”) unless otherwise expressly stated. 

2. By entering the Ballot, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms.

3. The Ballot is organised by BRIT Awards Limited whose registered address is Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA (“BAL”).

4. BAL reserves the right to cancel or amend the Ballot or these Terms at any time without prior notice.

5. There are 2,500 prizes of a ticket to the BRIT Awards 2021 (the “Prize”) for the Prize winner to attend the BRIT Awards 2021 event to be held at The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX on 11 May 2021 (the “Event”). 

6. Entry is only open to residents of Greater London aged 18 years or over who have been classified by the British Government as “key workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes All NHS and social care staff; Essential public services staffPublic safety and national security staffTransport and border workersEducation and childcare workersCritical personnel in the production and distribution of food, drink and essential goodsLocal and national government staffPublic and environmental health staffFuneral industry workersFrontline local authority staff and volunteers; and Utilities, communication and financial services staff. All other persons are ineligible to enter the ballot as the lead entrant and any such entries will be invalid. For the avoidance of doubt, (i) entrants may nominate one other person to enter the Ballot with them as their guest (this nominated guest does not have to be a key worker) and (ii) if you or your guest are considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable, live with someone clinically extremely vulnerable or are pregnant, then you should not enter. 

7. Each Prize is personal to the Prize winner and the Prize winner may not transfer, sell, donate, give or otherwise dispose of the Prize to any other person.

8. TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE EVENT PRIZE WINNERS MUST HAVE (I) COMPLETED A VALID TICKET BALLOT APPLICATION (II) CONSENTED TO BEING A PARTICIPANT IN THE EVENT RESEARCH PROGRAMME (III) RECEIVED AND PRESENTED (VIA SMARTPHONE) A VALID TICKET FROM AXS  AND (IV) PROVIDED EVIDENCE OF A NEGATIVE COVID-19 LATERAL FLOW TEST TAKEN WITHIN 36 HOURS OF THE EVENT (AFTER 7AM ON 10 MAY 2021) AT AN ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING SITE NEAR WHERE THEY LIVE OR WORK AND MUST PRESENT PROOF OF THIS NEGATIVE TEST (VIA TEXT OR EMAIL FROM NHS TEST AND TRACE) TO STEWARDS AT THE VENUE. ANYONE WHO IS NOT ABLE TO SHOW PROOF OF A NEGATIVE TEST IN THIS WAY AND/OR HAS NOT COMPLETED A CONSENT FORM WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY TO THE BRIT AWARDS 2021.

9. PRIZE WINNERS MUST BE AGED 18 OR OVER ON 11 MAY 2021. PRIZE WINNERS MUST BRING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO OBTAIN ENTRY TO THE EVENT AND TO IDENTIFY THEMSELF AND THEIR AGE.

10. PRIZE WINNERS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THE EVENT ON 11 MAY 2021. NO ALTERNATIVE DATES CAN BE PROVIDED.

11. PRIZE WINNERS MUST ARRANGE THEIR OWN TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE EVENT, THEIR ACCOMMODATION AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OTHER EXPENSES, INCLUDING FOOD AND DRINK.

12. Eligible entrants only may enter the Ballot once and the Ballot will be drawn in the following way:

a) Eligible entrants must submit all of the requested information accurately and honestly via the official Ballot Platform www.brits.co.uk/apply;

b) Eligible entrants and their nominated guests (if applicable) must complete a consent form which explains the risk and of COVID-19 and confirms their agreement to the terms and conditions of the Event, the The O2, and their participation in the Events Research Programme;

c) All valid entries will be collated and the Prize winners shall be selected at random and notified by email.

13. Each entrant shall only be eligible to win a maximum of one Prize. 

14. There is no fee to enter the Ballot.

15. The opening time for the Ballot is approximately 12pm (midday) BST on Thursday 22 April 2021 and the intended closing time for the Ballot is 11:59pm BST on Monday 26 April 2021, this time is subject to change.

16. Entries to the Ballot must be made in the manner specified.  Failure to do so will disqualify the entry.

17. BAL and its group companies cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost or delayed whether or not arising during operation or transmission as a result of server functions, viruses, bugs or other causes outside their control.

18. The Prize Winners of the Ballot will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries after the Ballot is closed.  The decision in each case shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

19. The Prize Winners will be contacted personally via email on 29 April 2021.

20. The Prize Winners shall be given instructions as to how to collect their Prize via BAL’s ticketing Partner AXS. 

21. In the event that BAL or its agent is reasonably unable to contact a Prize winner for whatever reason that Prize winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

22. Claims for a Prize must be made within the time and in the manner notified to the Prize winner upon notification.  Failure to claim the Prize within this time or in the manner specified may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

23. Each Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

24. Each Prize is awarded at BAL’s discretion and no Prize shall be awarded in the event of improper actions by or on behalf of any entrant (in BAL’s sole discretion).

25. BAL cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Ballot or as a result of accepting a Prize.  BAL is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, telephone lines or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Ballot.

26. Each Prize winner may be requested to take part in promotional activity for BAL.

27. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will collect certain personal data as data controller for the purposes of the Events Research Programme. This data will be processed by DCMS in accordance with the Events Research Programme Privacy Notice.

28. BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited (BPI)/BAL will also process certain data for the purposes of processing your application and administering your tickets to the Event and will be an independent data controller in respect of that data. This data will be processed by BPI/BAL in accordance with the BPI/BAL Privacy Notice.

29. The name and email address of Prize winners and their guests will be shared with The O2 and AXS so that they can provide them with their tickets and email them with information about the BRIT Awards 2021. They will process this personal data in accordance with their privacy policies which can be found on their websites here: The O2 Privacy Policy and here: AXS UK Privacy Policy. 

30. These Terms shall be governed by English law and, in the event of any dispute, BAL and each entrant submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

31. By accepting the Tickets, Prize Winners agree to comply with the full terms and conditions attached to the Tickets which is outlined here: https://www.brits.co.uk/terms-and-conditions#tickets

WEBSITE T&Cs

Access to and use of any part or page of www.brits.co.uk, www.classicbrits.co.uk or the BRITs pages of www.bpi.co.uk, (each a “Website” and, together, the “Websites”) both within the UK and internationally is provided by BRIT Awards Limited (“BAL”) on the following terms: 

1. By using a Website, you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of that Website. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to a Website.

2. BAL may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of a Website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the Websites. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on the Websites (including house rules) then the latter shall prevail.

Use of the Websites

3. You agree to use the Websites only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of BAL or restrict or inhibit anyone else’s rights, use or enjoyment of the Websites. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the Websites.

Intellectual Property

4. All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the Websites and all content (including all applications) located on the Websites shall remain vested in BAL or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use Website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Website content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of Website content requires the prior written permission of BAL.

5. The names, images and logos identifying BAL or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of BAL and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of BAL or any other third party.

Contributions to BAL

6. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with BAL you agree to grant to BAL, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for BRIT Awards services in any media worldwide (including on BAL’s Websites accessed by international users). In certain circumstances, BAL may also share your contribution with trusted third parties.

7. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

8. In order that BAL can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give BAL permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution.

9. We normally show your name with your contribution, unless you request otherwise, but for operational reasons this is not always possible. BAL may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to particular projects. For full details of when and how we may contact you please see BAL’s Privacy Policy and any local terms where applicable.

10. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with BAL.

11. If you do not want to grant BAL the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with the Websites.

12. If you have any questions about contributing content to BAL, please Contact Us at: [email protected]

Website communities and other member pages

13. In order to participate in and contribute to selected Website communities and/or other member pages, you may be required to register with a Website. Any personal information supplied to the Websites as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with the Websites will be collected, stored and used in accordance with BAL’s Privacy Policy

14. You agree to use Website communities (including message boards) in accordance with the following Community Rules as well as the rest of these terms and conditions. These apply across all Website community sites and services. You should, however, read the local house rules of the particular site or service you’re using, as there may be some local variations to these Community Rules.

(I) About your posts

Contributions must be civil and tasteful.

No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.

No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.

Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant Website community.

No spamming or off-topic material: we don’t allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don’t re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.

No advertising or promoting.

No spoilers: material which contains information about the BRITs or other matters which haven’t been made available in the UK may be deleted.

Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed unless allowed in the relevant local house rules.

No impersonation.

No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.

URLs (web site addresses) can only be posted if allowed under any relevant local house rules.

Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account.

(II) Your BRITs Account:

If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.

All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else’s email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.

BAL reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple BRITs accounts, or if a non UK user pretends to be a UK user, or disrupts any of our services in any way.

(III) Safety:

We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any BRITs community.

(IV) Legal requirements:

You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in Website communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.

Contributing material to a Website community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

You agree to submit to or share with Website communities only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of BAL or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

(V) If you’re under 16:

Please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before taking part in any Website community.

Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, home address or email address).

(VI) If you breach these Community Rules:

If you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations in relevant local house rules) or any other term or condition of use when taking part in a Website community, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.

This action may include any content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all Website community areas.

If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to or with any Website communities or anywhere else on the Websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Websites, and BAL considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, BAL may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement(s). BAL reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any BRITs account, at any time, for any reason.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

15. The majority of content posted in Website communities is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of BAL. Neither BAL nor its group companies are responsible for any content posted by members of the public on the Websites or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through the Websites. Any links to third party websites from the Websites do not amount to any endorsement of that site by BAL or its group companies and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

16. Website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to BAL its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided “AS IS” and on an “AS AVAILABLE” basis. To the extent permitted by law, BAL excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. BAL does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by BAL is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of BAL for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

17. Nothing in these terms limits or excludes BAL’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, BAL and/or shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Websites regardless of the form of action.

18. BAL does not warrant that functions available on the Websites will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Websites or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

General

19. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

20. The failure or delay of BAL to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive BAL’s right to enforce that right.

21. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.