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2 - Directors, officers, management, employees and other staff, and the immediate families of directors, officers, management, employees and other staff of The ‘It’ Guide or of its related bodies corporate, or of the agencies or companies associated with this competition are ineligible to enter.

3 - If due to any reason whatsoever the Promoter becomes aware after an entrant has won a prize that the entrant has not complied with these terms, that entrant will have no entitlement to the prize, even if the Promoter has announced them as a winner and that entrant will be required, at the direction of the Promoter, to return, refund or otherwise make restitution of the prize.

4 - Entrants must be over 16 years of age at the time of entering the competition. If the entrant is under 18 it is the responsibility of the entrant to obtain parent or guardian permission to enter. If the prize for the competition may only be redeemed by a person/s over the age of 18, the minimum age requirement for entering will be 18 years of age at the time of entering the competition. If a winner of a prize is under the age of 18 years (where entry by persons under 18 is permitted), the Promoter may, at its discretion, award the prize to the winner’s parent or guardian.

5 - The competition will be conducted during the competition period specified by the Promoter (Competition Period).

6 - To enter the competition, entrants must, during the Competition Period, follow the entry method specified by the Promoter.

7 - Entries must be received by the Promoter during the Competition Period. Entrants may submit up to the maximum number of entries specified by the Promoter. Multiple entries (where permitted) must be submitted separately.

8 - The entrant will bear any costs associated with entering the competition, collecting any prize, and or redeeming any prize.

9 - The competition will be drawn and/or decided at the time, on the date/s and at the location/s as specified by the Promoter. The prize/s will be awarded to a valid entrant or entrants (as applicable) who are randomly drawn or are deemed to have submitted the “best” entry, or have completed a specified skill, as determined by the judges, in accordance with the details specified by the Promoter regarding how the prize/s will be awarded. The Promoter’s or Promoters representative’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to regarding it.

10 - Entries that, in the Promoter’s judgment are offensive, defamatory or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate or that infringe any third party rights will be invalid.

11 - The winner will need to provide a postal address within 4 weeks of being announced. If the address is not provided within 4 weeks of being announced, the winner/s will forfeit the prize. If the prize consists of vouchers, tickets or attendance at a specified event which expire or occurs within 4 weeks of the prize being won, the prize will be held until that date, and after that date will be deemed forfeited by the winner.

12 - Where a prize involves the winner:
(a) attending an event, if any part of the event is abandoned, called off, varied or postponed for any reason, then at the Promoter’s discretion, the relevant winner (and their companion/s, if applicable) forfeits all rights to attend the relevant event and no cash or alternative tickets will be substituted for that element of the prize; and/or (b) meeting or attending a function with a celebrity or other public figure, the Promoter will not be liable for the failure of the winner (and their companion/s, if applicable) to meet that person or failure of that person to attend the function, for whatever reason.

13 - If the prize includes tickets or vouchers, all tickets or vouchers are valid until the ticketed event expires, or the voucher expiry date as specified on the voucher or by the provider of the voucher. Vouchers and tickets are subject to the conditions stipulated by the provider of the voucher/ticket.

14 - The Promoter may in its absolute discretion prohibit an entrant’s participation in this competition, cancel a prize or otherwise cease to provide any benefit of a prize to a winner and their companion/s if the winner (or their companion/s), in the opinion of the Promoter, is under the influence of alcohol or any other drug, behaves aggressively or offensively, or behaves in a manner which may diminish the good name or reputation of the Promoter or any of its related bodies corporate (or of the business of the Promoter or any of its related bodies corporate), is contrary to law or is otherwise inappropriate.

15 - The Promoter encourages consumers to enjoy alcohol responsibly. Legal aged consumers are advised to consider the safe drinking levels recommended in the Department of Health Alcohol Guidelines. A full version of the Guidelines is available athttp://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Healthimprovement/Alcoholmisuse/DH_085385.

16 - Entrants must, at the Promoter’s request, participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity and photography) surrounding this competition or the winning of any prize, free of charge, and they consent to the Promoter and its related bodies corporate using their name and image in promotional material. Without limitation, entrants consent to being broadcast, filmed, photographed or otherwise recorded without compensation while participating in this competition, or in taking or using any prize, and they consent to the Promoter repeating any such broadcast, film or other recording at any time.

17 - If an entrant is unable to or refuses or fails to take part in any element of this competition or a winning entry is deemed not to comply with these terms, the Promoter reserves the right to discard that entrant’s entry and proceed as if that entrant had not entered the competition.

18 - The winner/s of any competition will be notified via the method with which they entered the competition. In the event of a sms/mms/internet entry, the entrant may be contacted via the method they entered, or by telephone at the Promoters discretion.

19 - Entrants acknowledge that there may be inherent risks in some aspects of the competition or the prize and that participation in the competition and/or using the prize may involve participating in dangerous activities. By entering this competition and/or accepting the prize, entrants accept that risk. The ‘It’ Guide will not be held liable for any injury, death or loss that occurs while participating in a competition, or in accepting or using any prize or event/exercise related to the prize.

20 - Prizes and participation in this competition are subject to any conditions imposed by the supplier or organiser of the prize, as applicable. The ‘It’ Guide is not responsible for any delays in transit of prizes, faults with, or damage to prizes once that have been accepted.

21 - The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any or all entries from, and prohibit further participation in this competition by, any person who tampers with or benefits from any tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the competition or acts in violation of these terms, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

22 - No prize is transferable or exchangeable, nor can it be redeemed for cash. In the event for any reason a winner does not take an element of any prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be supplied in lieu of that element of the prize. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value. Where a prize is unavailable for any reason, the Promoter may substitute for that prize another item of equal or higher value as determined by the Promoter. Without limiting the foregoing, the Promoter may, at its absolute discretion, substitute cash for any prize (the amount of cash being equal to the prize value).

23 - If for any reason any aspect of a competition is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, telephone network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, or invalidate any affected entries.

24 - The information entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting this competition. By entering this competition, entrants consent to the storage of their personal information on the databases of the Promoter, the prize provider and its related bodies corporate and the Promoter, the prize provider and its related bodies corporate may use this information for future fundraising, promotional and marketing purposes regarding their products and services including contacting entrants via electronic messaging. The Promoter may disclose entrants’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this competition or communicating with entrants. The Promoter is bound by the Data Protection Act 1998. Entrants can request access to details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The ‘It’ Guide, 15 Thistle Close, Huddersfield, HD2 2FN.