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How we use your personal information

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (RGS-IBG) takes its duty to process your personal data very seriously. Our full policy explains how we collect, manage, use and protect your personal data.

Who are we?

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 208791) at 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.

What personal data do we collect?

To enter this competition, you must provide us with some personal details including: your name, year group, email address, school, and the name and email address of your teacher. We will be very clear with you if we wish to collect further information, such as date of birth, and include our reason for collecting such information.

Further details

Please refer to the exclusion of liability section of the competition terms and conditions to find out more about why we need your personal data and what we will do with it. 

We hold your information only as long as necessary for the purpose of completing the activity for which it was collated. If you decide not to support the RGS-IBG any more or request that we have no further contact with you, we will keep some basic information in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future and to ensure that we don’t accidentally duplicate information.

All individuals have the right to access personal information that is held about them. You can request a copy of any information that we hold about you. Please contact us if you wish to make such a request by emailing

Your rights

You have a number of rights under data protection laws. To find out more about those rights, to make a complaint, to request that we no longer use your data, please refer to the Society's privacy notice.