Privacy Notice - Big Ideas Wales Competitions

This privacy notice outlines how the Welsh Government (we, us, our) will process your personal data if you enter enterprising competitions through Big Ideas Wales.

In order to administer your entry for the competition, we need to process the following types of personal information about you: Name, age, email address, the name of attended school, college, university or community group, and local authority. This information enables us to provide you with information and help as you apply. This includes sending you emails, links to online resources and direct mail relating directly to the competition you apply for. We will be controller for the personal information you provide and will process it in order to undertake a task in the public interest in our capacity as the Welsh Government.


Personal information submitted as part of the competition will be retained for 6 months after its end date at which point it will be deleted from all systems.


This data will only be shared with delivery partners working together on the Big Ideas Wales programme; service providers Cazbah and Prospects who deliver Big Ideas Wales support on behalf of the Welsh Government, and the Simply Do administration team, as competition entries will be completed through the Simply Do platform online. We will only share information where we have a legal basis as shown above, or when we must by law.

Under the data protection legislation, You have the right to:


  • Access to the Personal data that we are processing about you;
  • Require us to rectify inaccuracies in that data;
  • The right (in certain circumstances) to object to or restrict processing;
  • The right (in certain circumstances) for your data to be ‘erased’
  • Lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection


To contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, please see details below:

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




029 2067 8400 (Wales helpline) or 0303 123 1113 (UK helpline)



For further information about data that Welsh Government holds and its use contact:


Youth Entrepreneurship Team

Welsh Government
Sarn Mynach

Narrow Lane

Llandudno Junction


LL31 9RZ


For further information about the information which the Welsh Government holds and its use, or if you wish to exercise your rights under the GDPR, please see contact details below:


Data Protection Officer
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ