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The People’s Project Public Vote

The People’s Project gives National Lottery players and the public a say on how National Lottery money is used and supports projects which bring people together to build stronger, more connected communities. This privacy notice covers the collection of personal information for the purposes of voter verification when you vote for your favourite project.

Only the minimum personal information necessary will be processed for this purpose, and any additional information processed should have the additional basis stated and any obligations or consequences for not providing the information.

Who are we?

The National Lottery Community Fund is the Data Controller for the information held about you for this purpose/these purposes. Contact details:

The National Lottery Community Fund,
Apex House,
3 Embassy Drive,
B15 1TR.

The Fund’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at the above address and through email at

As a Public Authority we do not have a representative in any member states of the EEA.

How information about you will be used

Purposes of the processing

The personal information collected as part of the voting process allows the Fund to verify, through our third party appointed adjudicator, each vote being cast. This ensures that voting is fair and the results are robust.

The lawful basis for processing your information

The Fund relies on task in the public interest, as per Article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR, to process your name, email address or mobile number and postcode

Recipients or categories of recipient of the personal information if any (Article 13(1)(e))

Any personal information you have provided as part of the voting process is collected through this website hosted by Ten4 and shared with the Funds third party appointed adjudicator Civica.

Source of information

The source of the personal information provided comes directly from you, the individual whose personal information it is.


Your personal information is kept for the duration of the verification process only. For electronic data this will be a duration of 12 months, and for physical forms a duration of 3 months.

Personal information

Information held is hosted within the U.K.

Your Rights

You are entitled to know what personal information the Fund is processing about you. If you want to obtain the information, or if you want to exercise any of your other rights about the processing of the information, you can contact the Data Protection Officer – contact details above.

You have the right to:

  • have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • object to the processing of your information (which includes storage) for these public interests. This right may be limited if the Fund can show compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing the information.

You can also ask for the processing of your personal information to be restricted if:

  • it is inaccurate.
  • it is unlawful but you do not want it to be deleted.
  • it is due to be deleted but you require it kept because of a legal claim.
  • you have objected to the processing of the information and you are waiting for a decision about the objection.

For more information about your rights you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, which is the supervisory authority for the United Kingdom.

Contact details are:

  • Email:
  • Tel: 0303 123 1113
  • Write to: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

You have the right to object to the processing of your information
for this purpose, but this may be limited where a controller can demonstrate
compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing.