Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


We are committed to protecting your privacy and we comply with the data protection laws applicable to the UK. This privacy statement outlines how your personal information is treated and forms part of our terms and conditions.


What information do we collect?

When you complete a form on our website, we may ask you for your name, email address, postal address and your telephone number(s). This is so we can contact you easily if required. 


How do we use your information?

Any personal data relating to you will be used and recorded by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this privacy statement. We use the information collected from you to help in any issues you may have relating to this website. We may use your personal information to communicate with you, for record keeping purposes, and in aggregate (and therefore anonymously) for market research purposes, to track activity on our site, to publish trends and/or to improve usefulness and content.

We may use other companies to provide services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering, answering customers’ questions about products or services, sending postal mail and emails and analysing data. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others (unless you have consented to us making your name and address available to carefully vetted companies).

We would also like to send you offers for goods or services from our company or others from time to time which we think you may find of interest. If you do not wish to receive this information, please let us know by emailing


Use of cookies

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Material provided by you

If you send ideas, remarks, questions, data, graphics or the like to the website, these will be deemed to be non-confidential and we will be entitled to use or disclose your submissions in any manner whatsoever, without liability or notice to you. Your submissions or any other information you send to the website should not be, or contain, material which is offensive, pornographic, defamatory, blasphemous, unlawful or likely to infringe any applicable law, whether civil, criminal or religious. You agree that all material submitted to us is original to you, and not copied in whole or in part from any third party. Please do not send anything which is required to be kept confidential.


Linked sites

This privacy statement applies to the Great Plastic Pick Up website only. If you exit this site via a link to an external site, please check the specific privacy policy for that particular website.


Competition Terms & Conditions

1.         By entering this competition, entrants agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions.

2.         This competition is open to participants of the Daily Mail’s Great Plastic Pick Up who are residents of the UK, excluding employees (and their families) of: Associated Newspapers Limited, the Keep Britain Tidy charity (registered company no: 03496361) and any other company connected with the competition.

3.         The start date is 06.00 on FRIDAY, MAY 11 and the closing date is 23.59 GMT on MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018.

4.         In order to be eligible to enter the competition, a group must be registered with: (group may comprise one person only) and submit photograph(s) and information as provided below.

5.         Entrant must take a photograph or photographs depicting the group’s efforts to tidy their local area. Photograph(s) must include the picking up of plastic bottles, cans and rubbish (the “Pick Up”). Pick Up must take place between May 11 and 13, 2018.

6.         Photographs may be uploaded by any or all of the following means: via the website: and/or posted on Twitter (with the hashtags #greatplasticpickup or #GPPU) and/or emailed

7.         Photograph(s) should be submitted with the following information: name(s) of registered entrant(s), the location (which must be in the UK), number of volunteers, reason(s) for taking part and the entrant’s own estimation of the measure of success achieved by the Pick Up.

8.         Entrants may submit more than one photograph of the Pick Up and may choose to use more than one method of photograph submission as provided at clause 6 (above).

9.         Entrants must have the permission of every person who features in any photograph to use their image in connection with this competition.

10.       Entries and photographs that are received via the website and/or email and/or published on Twitter after the closing date will not be considered.

11.       The Promoter shall not be responsible for illegible, delayed or lost entries or entries which are incomplete due to technical error.

12.       Entries will be judged by: a panel comprising staff from the Daily Mail, Keep Britain Tidy and one person with no affiliation to either the Promoter or Keep Britain Tidy.

13.       The judges will choose three winners from groups which comprise volunteers of all ages (“Main Category”) and one winning school or youth group for children aged 16 and under (“School Category”). The winners shall be those entries which, in the sole opinion of the judging panel, represent the spirit of the campaign and show great enthusiasm, dedication and passion to the cause.

14.       Winners will be announced in the Daily Mail newspaper and on the Keep Britain Tidy website no later than May 18, 2018.

15.       PRIZES: Three separate prizes of a clean-up (a “Clean Up”) worth up to £10,000 for each of the three winning groups from the Main Category and one prize for one school or youth group from the School Category of a trip to the group’s nearest Sea Life centre (“School prize”).

16.       Each Clean Up will include services as determined by Keep Britain Tidy in its sole discretion, although each winning group may provide input as to services required. Potential Clean Up services may include litter clearing, graffiti removal, gardening/landscaping services and the cleaning of outdoor furniture or play areas. The Clean Ups will be arranged by Keep Britain Tidy in consultation with the winning groups and will be completed no later than July 30, 2018.  A plaque shall also be erected at a suitable location to commemorate the group’s success.

17.       The School prize shall only be awarded to either a school or youth group from the School Category. The prize is a trip to the group’s nearest Sea Life centre, where Chris Packham will give a tour and talk. Trip includes return coach travel, entry and a sandwich lunch, for a maximum group of 100. The trip may only be taken on certain dates on June 28, 2018 and Promoter shall advise winner accordingly, depending on availability. Excluding a reasonable number of supervising adults, the age of all members of the school or youth group must be aged sixteen or under.

18.       Whether a group belongs to either the Main Category or the School Category shall be decided by the judges in their sole and absolute discretion.

19.       The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

20.       All unsuccessful entries will be disposed of confidentially and no personal information or data will be retained.

21.       All prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternatives or other substitutes are available.

22.       Events may occur that render the awarding of the prize(s) impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter, and the Promoter may, at its absolute discretion, vary, amend, suspend or withdraw the prize(s) with or without notice. In such an event, no correspondence will be entered into.

23.       The winning entrants agree to the Promoter’s and Keep Britain Tidy’s use of their name, the names of the volunteer/group members, county of residence and all photographs submitted in connection with this competition..

24.       The names and counties of the prize winners will be available after the closing date by submitting a written request to the Promoter.

25.       To the fullest extent permitted by law (and subject to paragraph 26 below), the Promoter hereby excludes all warranties, representations, covenants and liabilities (whether express or implied) relating to this Promotion and/or the prize.

26.       Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude the Promoter's liability for: (i) death or personal injury as a result of its negligence; (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iii) any liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law.

27.       The Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms or whose actions, in the Promoter’s determination, are fraudulent, dishonest, criminal or unjust to other entrants.

28.       The Promoter will use the personal details of entrants only for the purposes of administering the competition. Entrants consent to the use of their personal data for this purpose.

29.       These terms are governed by the laws of England and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

30.       Promoter: Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Registered company number: 084121.



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