Terms & Conditions
THE COMPETITION GUYS LTD
COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. The Promoter
The promoter is The Competition Guys Ltd incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 12835021 whose registered office is at 1, Market Hill, Calne, Wiltshire. (“the Promoter”).
2. The competition
2.1 The Promoter runs skill and knowledge-based competitions which result in allocation of prizes to the successful entrants.
2.2 The entrants must use skill and knowledge to answer questions for an opportunity to win a prize and this is acknowledged by any entrant that enters the competition.
3. How to enter
3.1 All competition entries must be received by the Promoter on the closing date specified and assigned to each separate competition (“the Closing Date”). All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.
a) Postal Entry Route
If you wish to enter any of our competitions by post, then you must send an unenclosed postcard via stamped post stating: Which competition you would like to take part in, the answer to the question specific to that particular competition along with your personal details as follows, One Entry per Postcard ;
- Full Name
- Postal Address
- Email address
- Date of Birth,
- One contact number.
Remember postcards must also contain the correct Answer to the question for the chosen competition
All details must be either typed or clearly written, we cannot enter you into a competition if the writing on your postcard is not legible. If we receive 1 postcard in the post containing multiple entries this will not comply with the above terms and conditions.
Send entries to: The Competition Guys, PO Box 112, Lydney, GL15 9BN
All postal entries are collected and processed on a Wednesday. To ensure entry, your postal entry must arrive for 14:00 on the Wednesday before the competition closes.
Any entries that fail to follow the criteria mentioned above will be void as per any Entry received.
Entrants must have an active account on our website at the time the postal entries are processed, all details on postcards must match the name and address on the account to which they are to be added.
If we believe one person is attempting to enter using multiple names and addresses all associated entries will be voided, as per the paid entry route.
Postal entries are processed in the same way as paid entries. If your entry is deemed valid and arrives on or before 14:00 on the last Wednesday before the competition closes, then you will receive an email notifying you of your entry. Each postal entry has an equal chance of winning as each paid entry via our website.
(b) enter the competition by submitting the online entry form provided on our website
and make the payment as specified in the competition details by the Closing Date.
3.3 There is no charge to register for use of the website.
3.4 The Promoter will not accept:
(a) responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or
(b) proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the competition.
3.5 By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
3.6 For help with entries, please contact the consumer helpline on 01291 408836 or contact us via our website.
4.1 The competition is only open to all residents in the UK aged 18 years or over, except:
(a) employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies;
(b) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or
(c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.
4.2 In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.
4.3 The Promoter will not accept competition entries that are:
(a) automatically generated by computer;
(b) completed by third parties or in bulk;
(c) illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;
(d) photocopies and not originals; or
4.4 The maximum number entries to each competition will be stated on the Website. The number of entries you are able to make may be limited if the maximum number of entries is reached. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
4.5 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.
4.6 All Entries to the Competition are final and no refunds shall be made at any time or for any reason, except in the case of entries submitted after the Closing Date or if the Promoter cancels the competition
4.7 The Promoter do not accept any responsibility for entries which they do not receive due to failure in computer systems, other malfunctions, high internet traffic, hardware failure, software failure, server faults or any other reason.
5. The prize
5.1 The Promoter operates multiple competitions at the same time with each competition having one specific prize allocated.
5.2 The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Prize for an alternative cash prize (“Cash Prize”) equal to the market value sought by the Promoter including any original discounts on price. The Cash Prize value will be displayed on each Competition page or available on request. The Prize can be substituted for a Cash Prize in the following circumstances:
(a) the Prize, or a reasonable alternative, becomes unavailable;
(b) other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter make it necessary to do so;
(c) the Winner opts for a Cash Prize instead of the Prize.
If the winner wishes to take a cash prize instead of the vehicle, the Promoter will seek the best price from local traders. Any cash values advertised on the website are an estimated price and the cash alternative value will be confirmed at the current trade value of the vehicle at the time of the sale. The promoter may make a reasonable deduction from the sale price to cover the time and administration costs required to undertake the task of securing the best price for the Winner. The winner is under no obligation to accept the cash alternative if they disagree with the amount of the cash alternative. They can accept the vehicle as the prize and then sell it privately.
5.3 The prize is not negotiable, and the Promoter’s decision is final.
6.1 Website and postal entries will be combined, all receive entry numbers and the winning entry will be selected using Google Random Number Generator (“the Winner”).
6.2 The decision of the Promoter is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
6.3 The Promoter will contact the Winner personally as soon as practicable after the announcement date specified in the competition details (“Announcement Date”), using the telephone number or email address provided with the competition entry. The Promoter will not amend any contact information once the competition entry form has been submitted.
6.4 The Promoter must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation the Promoter will publish the surname and county of major prize winners and, if applicable, their winning entries at www.thecompetitionguys.co.uk and on our Facebook page as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date.
6.5 If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available, please contact the Promoter. In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.
6.6 The Promoter does not in any way guarantee the value of the prize, its condition or (in the case of a motor vehicle) roadworthiness at the time the prize is exchanged with the Winner.
7. Closing competition early
7.1 The Promoter may change the Closing Date if forced to do so by circumstances outside its reasonable control.
8. Claiming the prize
8.1 If you are the Winner, you will have 14 working days from the Announcement Date to claim the prize by personally attending the offices of the Promoter. If you do not claim the prize by this date, your claim will become invalid.
8.2 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.
8.3 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the Winner. If the Winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within 14 working days of the Announcement Date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
8.4 The collection of the prize is the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.
8.5 When collecting the prize we will require you to provide us with a proof of identity together with your valid address and a proof of your winning entry before the prize is transferred to you.
8.6 Where a motor vehicle prize is offered, when the Winner attends the offices of the Promoter to collect the prize, the Promoter will complete (or procure that the owner completes) the V5 (vehicle log book) for the relevant motor vehicle in order to give effect to the transfer to the Winner. The Winner is responsible for taxing and insuring the motor vehicle as required.
9. Limitation of liability
Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the Winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
10. Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property rights
10.1 All competition entries and any accompanying material submitted to the Promoter will become the property of the Promoter on receipt and will not be returned.
10.2 By submitting your competition entry and any accompanying material, you agree to:
(a) assign to the Promoter all your intellectual property rights with full title guarantee; and
(b) waive all moral rights,
in and to your competition entry and otherwise arising in connection with your entry to which you may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.
10.3 You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website http://www.thecompetitionguys.co.uk/ and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. You agree to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.
11. Data protection and publicity
12.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.
12.2 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
12.3 The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Any amended terms and conditions will apply to all competitions launched after the date on which these terms and conditions are amended and published.
12.4 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English and Welsh law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Date: 22nd September 2020