Privacy Policy

The Spark! School Book Awards (“us”, “we”, “our”) respect the privacy of every person who visits or subscribes to our websites and online publications (“you”) and are committed to ensuring a safe online-experience. This privacy statement outlines the personal data we may collect about you and how we may process it, as well as how our service providers might do the same. This privacy statement also tells you about your rights to control this data.


Why do we collect data?

We collect, store and process personal data for the following purposes:


What information do we collect?

We currently collect and process the following information:


How do we get the personal information?

The personal data we process is provided directly by you, or by your organisation/school. In the case of the latter, we will endeavour to remind organisations/schools must only share information where they have consent to do so. 

What is our legal process for processing personal data?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, organisations are required to have a legal basis for processing personal data. The legal bases we use for processing data are:

How long do we keep data?

We will keep personal data relating to our annual book award cycles for up to one additional year, e.g. any personal data relating to the 2021-22 book awards will be deleted by the end of August 2023. 

Who do we share personal data with?

There are limited instances when we will share personal data. These include:

What are your rights?

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

How can you get in touch with us?

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request or if you have any queries or concerns about this policy or how we process your information. 

If you are concerned about the way we have processed your personal information, you can also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Further information is available on ICO’s website:

When was this page last updated?

We may need to update this privacy notice periodically. This version was last updated on 10 August 2022.