Once the Paralympic Games have finished, LOCOG will continue to send the members of its email database content about sport, volunteering and culture from across the UK. This will be done in conjunction with the BOA, BPA, the National Governing Bodies and Sport England.
LOCOG has also announced today that it will start its search for a suitable third party to pass its spectator data onto, ensuring that the millions of people who receive email communication from London 2012 will still be able to hear about volunteering opportunities and upcoming sporting and cultural events after LOCOG formally dissolves.
The process to find the permanent home for the database will begin in October 2012, when interested companies will be able to register their interest. LOCOG will not benefit financially. This transfer of information, which will be a first for an Organising Committee, has been approved by the IOC and the IPC. LOCOG will continue to work with the Information Commissioner to ensure best practice in data protection regulations.
Seb Coe, LOCOG chair said: "The British people have taken the Olympic and Paralympic Games to their hearts. Young people want to try new sports; people are telling us they want to volunteer and help their local community. I'm delighted that we'll be able to continue to keep the public in the loop. This process is all about looking for the right partner to help us build the strongest possible sporting, volunteering and cultural legacy for the long term."
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The Official London 2012 Join In app is a free mobile guide to help you plan, enjoy and share your Games experience. From the Paralympic Torch Relay to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, plus all the cultural, city and community celebrations happening across the UK, the Official London 2012 Join In App is your essential companion. It is available now at app stores and at http://www.london2012.com/mobileapps/
London 2012 Paralympic Games partners:
The Worldwide Paralympic Partners who support the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the National Paralympic Committees around the world are Atos, Samsung and Visa.
LOCOG has sixteen domestic Tier One Partners - Acer, adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, Coca-Cola, Dow, EDF, GE, Lloyds TSB, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic and Procter and Gamble and Sainsbury’s. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are twenty-nine domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Otto Bock, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.