Personal Data

TfGM will process your personal information available from your Instagram account for the purpose of administrating the competition, including public announcement of the winners, and any other promotional activity. The personal data we will use is your Instagram handle when publishing your photograph on the competition website (and promotional activity), and name and address for delivery of any competition prizes.

TfGM process your personal data because it is necessary for the purposes of the contract you have entered into by accepting the competition terms and conditions.

As part of the terms and conditions, you are responsible for ensuring you have the consent to use and distribute any photograph or image of any other individuals. Please see the terms and conditions for other obligations.

Your personal data will be shared with SKV Communications for the purpose of managing the competition on behalf of TfGM.

TfGM will delete all personal data at the end of the campaign, in January 2019.

Information on exercising your rights under data protection law as well as more information about how we process your personal data (including how long we hold your data for) can be found in our Privacy Policy on the TfGM website at

You can contact the Data Protection Officer by emailing

Cookies Policy

We use cookies to personalise your experience, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. Knowing your location helps us get you where you need to be, show nearby departures and inspire you to discover what’s going on in your area. Make the most of a fantastic festive season in Greater Manchester!

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Essential Cookies

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Performance Cookies

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We use Cookies to ‘remember’ what interactions the user has had with the site and the web pages the user has viewed, for example the URL of the page.

What first party Cookies does this site use?

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
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Cookie name Expiry Description
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