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Privacy Policy

The Next Big Author understands the privacy of your information and how it is used and shared is important to you and we will use your information carefully and sensibly. We comply with the Data Protection Act and treat your information in strict confidence. By visiting or participating in The Next Big Author, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

These are the types of information we gather. We comply with the Data Protection Act and treat your information in strict confidence.

  • Information you give us: we receive and store any information you enter on our website or impart to us in other ways. You can choose not to provide certain information, however, you will need to be aware that if you choose to do this you might not be able to take advantage of all of the site’s features. For example, if you choose not to receive newsletters from
  • E-mail communications: We use email correspondence to help us personalise and improve your experience as a participator on The Next Big Author and inform you of updates. All correspondence is treated in strictest confidence. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your customer communication preferences. Login and edit your communication preferences by clicking on ‘Edit My Details’ on My Page
  • With your consent: other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
  • Whenever we transfer personal information to countries outside of the European Economic Area in the course of sharing information as set out above, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by the UK's Data Protection Act.

Information Security Protection

  • We protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software
  • We maintain physical, procedural and electronic security and safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable information. Our security procedures mean that we may need to request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
  • It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Terms and Conditions, Notices and Revisions

If you choose to visit The Next Big Author, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Notice and our terms and conditions including limitations on damages and application of English law. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we collect about you and your account to enable the use of our site and services. We will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of member information collected without the consent of members.

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