Thank you for visiting and registering for the BAT “Battle of Minds” (“Competition”) developed by the promoter: British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Limited (Company number 00262254), Globe House, 4 Temple Place, London, WC2R 2PG (“BAT”). By registering for this Competition, you are agreeing to the following Registration Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully. If you do not agree to be bound by all the Registration Terms and Conditions below, please do not register for this Competition.
Additional Terms and Conditions will govern any entry into and participation into the Competition ("Competition Terms and Conditions") and will be made available on [bat-battleofminds.com] when the Competition opens. Please be aware, while the majority of Competition entries will take place through [bat-battleofminds.com], if you are entering from Russia, you will be required to enter via the separate website, which can be found at: https://bat-battleofminds.vcv.ru/.
To register your interest in the Competition, you should register yourself using the online form found at bat-battleofminds.com from 18 April 2019 until registration closes at 5pm GMT on 16 September 2019.
Registration for this Competition is free and is open to all students aged 18+ (or 20+ for those students based in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Uzbekistan) at universities (or equivalent institutions) studying for a bachelor’s degree (or other equivalent courses) at that university, or students who have completed their studies at their university within the last year. To be eligible you must be studying /have studied at a university (or equivalent institutions) in a country listed in the Country drop down menu in the registration details section. Further detail about eligibility criteria for participation in the Competition will be provided by BAT in the Competition Terms and Conditions. Please be aware that for USA entrants, if you are successful at winning an internship, you must be aged 21+ to be placed with its Trade Marketing or Consumer Marketing department.
If you validly register for the Competition, then you will be informed and contacted by BAT about the competition after Registration and when the Competition opens on 17 September 2019.
BAT reserves the right to require you to provide proof of eligibility to register at any point.
Any registration does not in any way guarantee you entrance to the Competition or any internship, job position or other benefits at or from BAT.
BAT reserves the right to amend these Registration Terms and Conditions (including the eligibility criteria relating to registration) at any time and without notice.
BAT reserves the right to hold void, cancel, postpone or otherwise terminate your registration for the Competition at any time at its absolute discretion (including if BAT considers that you have acted in breach of these Registration Terms and Conditions).
BAT reserves the right to hold void, cancel, postpone or otherwise terminate the Competition at any time at its absolute discretion without any need for compensation of any kind or origin.
BAT’s decision is binding in all matters relating to registration and the Competition, and no correspondence shall be entered into.
If these Registration Terms and Conditions are translated into any language other than English, the English language version shall prevail.
Registration for the Competition will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The laws of any other jurisdiction and the jurisdiction of any other courts are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. However, nothing in these Registration Terms and Conditions will act to exclude your rights under the laws of your jurisdiction which may not be excluded by law.
For a French translation of this document please see the link on the registration page.
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At BAT we are committed to protecting the privacy of our potential future talent. We will ensure that the information you submit to us when you register your interest in the BAT Battle of the Minds competition ("Battle of the Minds") is only used for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice. We are committed to acting responsibly and with integrity with regard to protecting your privacy rights and freedoms.
Please read this document carefully as it sets out our 'Privacy Notice' which informs you what we do with your personal data and applies to all individuals who are applying for or interested in securing a role within the BAT group of companies. Please also note that if you go on to enter the competition, the processing of your personal data with respect to the competition will be processed in accordance with the competition privacy notice, and we will provide you with a copy of such notice when you enter Battle of the Minds.
For the purpose of this Privacy Notice and applicable data protection legislation (including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the "GDPR"), the relevant data controller and the company responsible for your personal data is British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Limited. The BAT entity listed in Appendix 1 as the entity registered in your country of residence will also be an independent controller of your personal data (together "BAT", “us” or "we").
We may amend this Privacy Notice from time to time and will inform you of any significant changes.
If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our Privacy Notice, you may have legal rights which we have described below where relevant.
Depending on the relevant circumstances and applicable local laws and requirements, we collect some or all of the information listed below for the reasons which we describe in this Privacy Notice:
Country of residence;
Field of study.
Some of the personal data we collect from you are required to enable us to fulfil our duties to you or to others. For example, to provide you with information regarding Battle of the Minds, we need to collect your name and contact details.
Depending on the type of personal data in question and the grounds on which we may be processing it, should you decline to provide us with such data, we may not be able to fulfil the request. For example, if you do not provide your email address or phone number, we cannot provide you with relevant updates which you may need in order to enter Battle of the Minds.
Personal data you give to us
The majority of the data we hold about you will be collected directly from you through the registration form on [bat-battleofminds.com]. However, we may also collect data from you if you contact us proactively, usually by phone, email or social media or if we contact you and ask you to provide us with certain information.
We collect, use and disclose your personal data for a number of reasons, including:
to facilitate registration for Battle of the Minds;
to identify potential future talent and facilitate our recruitment process;
to provide you with information about Battle of the Minds;
to provide you with information about upcoming BAT events at your university or in your country of residence
to provide you with information about job opportunities and recruitment processes within BAT;
to ensure that we can respond to any queries and contact you if you request us to do so;
to help us establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
for internal administrative purposes;
as part of the research that we conduct for statistical purposes; or
for other reasons with your consent.
We may share your information with any of the following groups:
Any of our BAT entities. Your personal data will be shared with the relevant member of the BAT group in the country in which you tell us you reside.
Tax, audit, or other authorities. We may share your information with tax, audit or other authorities when we believe that the law or other regulation requires us to do so (for example, because of a request by a tax authority or in connection with any anticipated litigation) or in order to help prevent fraud or to enforce or protect the rights and properties of British American Tobacco or its subsidiaries; or protect the personal safety of British American Tobacco employees, third party agents or members of the public.
Third party service providers. We may share your information with third party service providers who perform functions on our behalf (including Associates in Advertising Limited who assist BAT with the production of Battle of the Minds). We will only share information with such service providers where we have an appropriate data processing agreement (or similar protections) in place.
Professional advisors and Auditors. We may disclose your personal data to professional advisors (such as legal advisors and accountants) or auditors for the purpose of providing professional services to us.
If a BAT entity merges with or is acquired by another business or company in the future, we may share your personal data with the new owners of the business or company. In addition, circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, British American Tobacco decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganise businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of your personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is British American Tobacco’s practice to seek appropriate protection for personal information in these types of transactions.
We do not share, rent or trade your information with third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.
We retain and destroy all data (including personal data) in accordance with the terms of our Group Records Management Policy. If you would like more information regarding our data retention policies and practices, please contact us using the contact details set out at the end of this Privacy Notice.
In addition, we may be required by law to retain your data (e.g. in respect of equal opportunity claims). Where we are subject to a regulatory or other legal obligation in a specific jurisdiction which requires us to keep data for a specified period of time, we will comply with those regulatory requirements with respect to the retention of such data.
We care about protecting your information. That is why we put in place appropriate measures that are designed to prevent unauthorised access to, and misuse of, your personal data.
We are committed to taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal data that we hold from misuse, loss, or unauthorised access. We do this by having in place a range of appropriate technical and organisational measures, including encryption measures and disaster recovery plans.
Unfortunately, there is always risk involved in sending information through any channel over the internet. You send information over the internet entirely at your own risk. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted over the internet and we do not warrant the security of any information, including personal data, which you transmit to us over the internet.
You have various rights in relation to the data which we hold about you. We have set these out below.
This right enables you to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing including profiling which produces legal effects on you or similarly affects you. BAT does not use automated decision making technologies in respect of your registration for Battle of the Minds.
This right enables you to object to us processing your personal data where we do so for one of the following reasons:
because it is in our legitimate interests to do so (for further information please see below); or,
for scientific, historical, research, or statistical purposes.
We will stop such processing unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which overrides your interests or if the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where we have obtained your consent to process your personal data for certain activities, you may withdraw this consent at any time and we will cease to use your data for that purpose unless we consider that there is an alternative legal basis to justify our continued processing of your data for this purpose, in which case we will inform you of this condition.
You may ask us for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time, and request us to modify, update or delete such information. We will respond to your request within one month. That period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of requests. We may request proof of identification to verify your request. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this unless permitted by law. If you request further copies of this information from us, we may charge you a reasonable administrative cost. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request we will always tell you the reasons for doing so.
You have the right to request that we "erase" your personal data in certain circumstances. Normally, this right exists where:
the data are no longer necessary;
you have withdrawn your consent to us using your data, and there is no other valid reason for us to continue (where the processing is based on consent);
the data has been processed unlawfully;
it is necessary for the data to be erased in order for us to comply with our obligations under law; or
you object to the processing and we are unable to demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds for our continued processing.
We would only be entitled to refuse to comply with your request for erasure in limited circumstances and we will always tell you our reason for doing so.
You have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, for example if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data that we hold about you or you object to our processing of your personal data for our legitimate interests. If we have shared your personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the restricted processing unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. We will, of course, notify you before lifting any restriction on processing your personal data.
You have the right to request that we rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data that we hold about you. If we have shared this personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the rectification unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You may also request details of the third parties that we have disclosed the inaccurate or incomplete personal data to. Where we think that it is reasonable for us not to comply with your request, we will explain our reasons for this decision.
If you wish, you have the right to transfer your personal data between service providers. In effect, this means that you are able to transfer the details we hold on you to another third party, without hindrance. To allow you to do so, we will provide you with your data in a commonly used machine-readable format so that you can transfer the data. Alternatively, we may directly transfer the data for you.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Our supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") in the UK. Contact details for the ICO are set out below:
Phone: 0303 123 1113
Post: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
The privacy regulators for EU Member States are listed (along with contact details) on the following website: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your personal data), please contact us using the contact details set out at the end of this Privacy Notice. We will respond to your request within one month. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.
Your personal data may be transferred outside of the European Economic Area or EEA (i.e. the Member States of the European Union, together with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) to the types of entities described in the section called ‘Who do we share your information with?’ above. In particular, if you are located outside of and are applying to Battle of the Minds from outside the EEA, your personal data will be transferred to the BAT entity located in your country of residence.
We want to make sure that your personal data is stored and transferred in a way which is secure. We will therefore only transfer data outside of the EEA where it is compliant with data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data, for example:
By way of an intra-group agreement in place between BAT entities, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission for the transfer of personal data by controllers in the EEA to controllers and processors in jurisdictions without adequate data protection laws; or
By way of a data transfer agreement with a third party, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission for the transfer of personal data by controllers in the EEA to controllers and processors in jurisdictions without adequate data protection laws; or
By transferring your data to an entity which has signed up to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework for the transfer of personal data from entities in the EU to entities in the United States of America or any equivalent agreement in respect of other jurisdictions; or
By transferring your data to a country where there has been a finding of adequacy by the European Commission in respect of that country's levels of data protection via its legislation; or
Where it is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between ourselves and a third party and the transfer is in your interests for the purposes of that contract; or
Where you have consented to the data transfer.
Where we transfer your personal data outside the EEA and where the country or territory in question does not maintain adequate data protection standards, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
There are a number of different ways that we are lawfully able to process your personal data. We have set these out below.
We are allowed to use your personal data where it is in our legitimate interests to do so, and those interests are not outweighed by any potential prejudice to you.
We believe that our use of your personal data is within a number of our legitimate interests, including but not limited to:
to facilitate our organisation and hosting of Battle of the Minds;
to help us identify and recruit appropriately skilled and experienced talent;
to help us comply with our legal obligations;
to help us establish, exercise and defend legal claims; and
for our internal administrative purposes.
We don't think that any of the activities set out in this Privacy Notice will prejudice you in any way. However, you do have the right to object to us processing your personal data on this basis. We have set out details regarding how you can go about doing this in the section ‘Your rights’ above.
We are allowed to use your personal data when it is necessary to do so for the performance of our contract with you.
For example, we need to collect your contact details in order to be able to be able to provide you with information about Battle of the Minds.
As well as our obligations to you under any contract, we also have other legal obligations that we need to comply with and we are allowed to use your personal data when we need to in order to comply with those other legal obligations.
We are allowed to use your data where you have specifically consented. In order for your consent to be valid:
It has to be given freely, without us putting you under any type of pressure;
You have to know what you are consenting to - so we'll make sure we give you enough information;
You should only be asked to consent to one thing at a time - we therefore avoid "bundling" consents together so that you don't know exactly what you're agreeing to; and
You need to take positive and affirmative action in giving us your consent - for example by ticking a box.
We currently seek your consent so that we can contact you about university events and recruitment opportunities within BAT. This consent is gathered at the point in which you register your interest for Battle of the Minds. If we require your consent for anything in the future we will provide you with sufficient information so that you can decide whether or not you wish to consent.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. We have set out details regarding how you can go about this in section ‘Right to withdraw consent’ above.
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