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Seeking confirmation of entry - If you would like confirmation that your entry has been successfully received, please email info@hdawards.org.

We are unable to return any entry material.

Any details you provide may be used for publicity purposes (for the Awards themselves) by the Housing Design Awards and associated companies.

Judges do not enter into correspondence regarding individual schemes.

Entry Fee & Payment
The entry fee for the Housing Design Awards is as shown on the Enter the Awards page. The entry fee includes an online processing fee. You can pay with all major credit/debit cards (Including Switch, Visa, Mastercard).

The payment will be made over a secure server - look for the usual (padlock) icon in your browser.

Entry Acceptance
Your entry will only be accepted if you meet the entry criteria specified for the event. In the event of your entry not being accepted you will be contacted by email and a full refund will be issued.

Entry Withdrawal
In accordance with UK law you are entitled to a 7 day cooling-off period, dating from when you receive your acknowledgement of entry fee payment. If you decide to cancel your entry within this period, you must notify us in writing (including email). You will be reimbursed the Awards entry fee.

After this cooling-off period your entry is subject to the standard Awards withdrawal conditions. That is, entries are strictly, firm and binding and fees shall not be refunded for any reason.

Event Attendance
Representatives from shortlisted schemes will be invited to the Awards ceremony. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis in relation to the invitation guest list.

Event Cancellation
Upon event cancellation, no refund of the scheme entry fee will be made as winners will be notified of any Awards made.

Limit of Our Liability
We are only liable for the provision of the event/service as entered. We cannot be held liable for any other expenses, damages, loss or injury incurred as a result of entering, attending and/or participating in the event. Should the event be cancelled, we accept no liability for any expenses you may have incurred. Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence, we shall not be liable to you by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent), or any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law or under the express terms of the Contract, for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for compensation whatsoever (whether caused by our negligence or our employees, agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of the Goods/Services, and our entire liability under or in connection with the Contract shall not exceed the price of the Goods/Services, except as expressly provided in these Conditions.

Currency of Purchase
All transactions will be conducted in UK Pounds. An invoice will not be supplied with the confirmation of your entry but you will receive an email confirmation receipt.


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Housing Design Awards may use suppliers who also set cookies on the Housing Design Awards website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

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Housing Design Awards uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Website and compile reports for us on activity on the Website.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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Other websites linked from this site may take a different approach to the use of cookies and you should check what that approach is with those who operate those sites. Housing Design Awards take no responsibility or liability for the practices undertaken by sites linked to this website.

Third Party
We will only disclose personal information about you internally and to third parties for processing purposes associated with payment processing, the supply of goods and services, for website and event administration, or elsewhere when you have consented to such disclosures, or where such disclosures are required or permitted by law. These third parties we contractually bound only to use personal information to perform the services that we hire them to provide.

All entries to the Housing Design Awards will be collated into an illustrated database of new developments in England, which will become a comprehensive record of what is being built where and by whom in the current period. This unique database is then marketed back to the industry, being sold to developers, consultants, manufacturers and any other interested party. It is also provided FOC to investment managers within the Homes and Communities Agency and local authorities and members of community interest groups will be able to obtain low-cost versions to help with formulation of local development frameworks and neighbourhood plans. Raising income from selling the illustrated database has replaced the central government grant which partly financed the annual awards programme.

Your scheme may be used for publicity purposes (for the Awards themselves) by the Housing Design Awards and associated companies, including the Department for Communities and Local Government. All the imagery contained within the database will be copyrighted to the original owner or creator and no images will be reproduced without recognition of the development team. Additional images of the shortlisted scheme taken by the Housing Design Awards are likely to appear both on the website and may form part of reports/publications on the Awards.

By submitting your scheme as an entry to the Housing Design Awards, you have given permission for its incorporation in the illustrated database and/or to form part of any Housing Design Awards report/publication.

Email Capture
Housing Design Awards may from time to time send updates about the event/services and other relevant Housing Design Awards products and services. By providing your email address you consent to being contacted for direct marketing purposes by Housing Design Awards, you can opt out at anytime by contacting us as detailed below.

Security of personal information
We use administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised uses, access or modifications. Certain areas of our website(s) may be password protected. If you are a user of our website(s) and have a password, you can help to preserve your privacy by ensuring that you do not share your password with anyone else.

Payments made via our website(s) are processed in a secure environment.

We take steps to regularly validate the personal information we hold to ensure that the information is accurate and, where necessary, up to date.

Information that is no longer required for any valid business purpose, and that we are not required to keep pursuant to any applicable law, will be routinely destroyed by secure means.

Access to Personal Information
You may renew and update personal information that we hold about you by contacting us as detailed below.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or no longer wish to receive anything from Housing Design Awards or have your data made available to 3rd parties, you can email us at info@hdawards.org or write to the Awards Administrator, Housing Design Awards, c/o Design For Homes, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT, tel 020 3301 3857.

Changes to Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to add to or amend this privacy policy at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you. Please review our privacy policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what we do with your personal information. Your continued use of our services or our web sites following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to those changes.