Bristol Prize

Cookies & Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Bristol Short Story Prize is fully committed to protecting your privacy and personal information and takes website security very seriously. All correspondence, whether by email, phone or post, is treated in the strictest confidence and is not shared or passed on to any third party.

We do not store any credit/debit card or other financial information. We use ‘SSL’ secure standard web encryption technology which means that information passed between your computer and our website cannot be accessed or seen by anybody other than us. Even if anybody could access this data it would be corrupted and appear illegible. We ask for your credit/debit card details (card type, card number, start date, expiry date, last 3 digits on the signature strip, cardholder name and contact details ) to process your entry fee and to process the purchase of our book(s). We do not store these credit/debit card details. We use Paypal’s secure payment gateway to process credit/debit card transactions.

We store the contact information ( name, address, email address, daytime phone number and evening phone number) of those who enter our annual competition securely. We only use this information to contact you about the competition and will not use this information to contact you about anything else. This contact information is held for a maximum of 12 months and then deleted. This information is secure and protected. We do not pass it on or share it with a third party or use it for any purpose other than to contact you about the competition you have entered. If you wish to change the information you have given us after entering the competition then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We, also, collect your contact information (name, address, email address, daytime phone number and evening phone number) if you order one of our anthologies so that we may deliver your order in an efficient manner and so that we may contact you should a problem occur. This information is not stored on this website and goes straight through to Paypal. We do not use it for any other purpose other than fulfilling your order and we do not pass it on to or share it with any third party.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy. Alternatively, if you prefer to contact us by post, our address is: Unit 5.16, Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH where we share an office with leading Bristol publisher Tangent Books – the office phone number is 0117 9720645- please ask to speak to our Co-ordinator, Joe Melia or to Richard Jones. Joe can also be contacted on 07708 095414.

If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this website.

Our Policy on the use of Cookies

What is a cookie?
A cookie is simply a small text file used to store information while you browse and interact with a website. The file is deposited in a safe location on your browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc) when you visit a website. The information stored is either deleted when you navigate away, or stored on your browser in case you should revisit the same site in the future. The purpose of cookies is to track and remember information about your visit. Cookies are essential for many modern web functions like private login areas and shopping carts. They are also very useful for helping with such things as completing forms and remembering if you have clicked a button or not. Website owners also use cookies to gather useful information on visitor behaviour such as duration and frequency of visits.

How we use cookies on this site:
We use several standard cookies to allow two things:
Firstly to enable some of the core functions of the site. Without cookies we could not run the anthology shopping cart nor the online prize entry system.

Secondly to collect information on visitor patterns that help us to understand and run our website more effectively. The information taken is totally anonymous. An example would be to see how often our visitors returns to our site, what pages they visit and how long they remain on each page. We don’t know the personal identities behind the statistics but this type of information helps us to create articles relevant to what we know people find most interesting.

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