1. WHO RUNS THE COMPETITION?
The promoter of the “Finding My Virginity Giveaway” (the “Competition”) is The Virgin Foundation (operating as Virgin Unite) of Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HP (“Virgin Unite”, “we”, “us"). These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) apply between us and you (the “Entrant”, “you”) in relation to the Competition. By entering the Competition you agree to these terms and conditions.
2. HOW DO I ENTER THE COMPETITION?
2.1. The Competition is free to enter and will consist of a prize draw with a chance for: (i) ten (10) people nominated by an Entrant to win a special packaged copy of Richard Branson’s new autobiography “Finding My Virginity” and (ii) ten(10) Entrants to win a copy of Richard Branson’s new autobiography “Finding My Virginity”.
2.2. In order to enter the Competition, you must answer the question “Who do you think deserves to win, and why?” by either:
2.2.1. replying to the Competition related tweets posted on Virgin Unite’s Twitter page;
2.2.2. replying to the Competition related posts on Virgin Unite’s Instagram account; or
2.2.3. replying to the Competition related posts on Virgin Unite’s Facebook account,
(each reply will be considered an “Entry” and together the “Entries”).
2.3. Each Entry must set out: (i) who you believe should receive the Prize (each a “Nominee” and together the “Nominees”) and (ii) the reason why you believe the Nominee should receive the Prize. Where possible, your Nominee should be tagged in your Entry.
2.4. Entry into the Competition will open at [9am] on [December 5] (the “Opening Time”) and will close at [5pm] on [December 18] (the “Closing Time”). If you submit an Entry after the Closing Time you will not be entered into the Competition but your Entry may still be made available on our Twitter page, Instagram account or Facebook account (as applicable).
2.5. There is a limit of one Entry per person and multiple Entries by the same person from different Twitter, Instagram or Facebook accounts will not be permitted and additional Entries made by you will be automatically discounted.
2.6. By submitting an Entry, you will be deemed to have irrevocably agreed to be bound by these Terms and any terms and conditions cross referenced in these Terms and Conditions.
3. HOW WILL THE COMPETITION WINNERS BE CHOSEN?
3.1. Within 24 hours of the Closing Time, we will, in our absolute discretion, select the ten (10) Entries that we liked the most, based on the answers we received (each a “Winning Entry” and together the “Winning Entries”). Our decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
3.2. We will notify you via your Twitter profile, Instagram account or Facebook account (as applicable) as soon as possible if your Entry is selected as a Winning Entry. If you are notified that your Entry is a Winning Entry, you and your Nominee must accept the Prize by following the instructions contained in the notification on your Twitter profile, Instagram account or Facebook account (as applicable) within 24 hours of being notified. If we do not receive a response within 24 hours of when we first tried to contact you, we reserve the right to award the Prize to another Entry and you and your Nominee will have no right to insist on receiving the Prize. Thereafter the alternative Entry shall be the Winning Entry for the purposes of these Terms.
3.3. If your Entry is selected as a Winning Entry, we may require you and your Nominee to provide your address and other information in order for you and your Nominee to receive and enjoy the Prize. If you or your Nominee do not provide this information within a reasonable time after our request, we reserve the right to withdraw the Prize without further notice. We accept no responsibility for any loss (including disappointment and/or the inability to enjoy a Prize) caused by your or your Nominee’s failure to provide such information.
4. AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE COMPETITION?
4.1. The Competition is only open to persons who are aged 18 years or over, except:
4.1.1. any employee of (i) Virgin Group Holdings limited, its subsidiary undertakings, its parent undertakings and any subsidiary undertakings of such parent undertakings (each as defined in section 1162 of the Companies Act 2006), or (ii) any entity which has the name “Virgin” in its title and licences the right to use the “Virgin” name, directly or indirectly, from Virgin Enterprises Limited and each of its subsidiary undertakings (the “Restricted Companies”); or
4.1.2. the immediate family members of any employees of the Restricted Companies.
4.2. In entering the Competition, you confirm that you and your Nominee are eligible to do so. We may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Competition.
4.3. Entries may be rejected or disqualified from the Competition at our sole discretion for any reason including, but not limited to, any breach of these Terms, obscenity, defamation, an invasion of privacy or other objectionable content. Any person found to be submitting unsolicited bulk messages (i.e. spam) will be disqualified from the Competition.
4.4. If you do not correctly submit your Entry in accordance with these Terms, you and your Nominee will not be eligible to win the Prize. We take no responsibility for any Entries that are lost, delayed, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid. We will not be responsible for any technical fault or failure which prevents a person from entering the Competition.
4.5. We can, in our absolute discretion, disqualify any entrant for breach of or non-compliance with these Terms, vary or amend these Terms, change the Prize or terminate this Competition without prior notice. You agree that no liability shall attach to us or any Virgin Group company as a result thereof and that, in such circumstances, no compensation will be payable.
5. THE PRIZE
5.1. Subject to availability and these Terms, each Winning Entry shall be entitled to:
5.1.1. one specially packaged copy of Richard Branson’s new autobiography, “Finding My Virginity”, for the Nominee; and
5.1.2. one hardback copy of Richard Branson’s new autobiography, “Finding My Virginity”, for the Entrant,
(together, the “Prize”).
5.2. No part of the Prize may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternatives will be offered. The Prize is subject to availability. If any part of the Prize stated is unavailable, an alternative of the same value will be supplied.
5.3. No element of the Prize may be used in conjunction with any other promotion or promotional fare offered by any company in the Virgin Group or any third party.
5.4. In the event your Entry is selected as a Winning Entry and for any reason you and your Nominee do not make use of the Prize, including if the Prize is not claimed or redeemed, you and your Nominee shall not be entitled to any alternative prize. In each case, no refund or compensation will be provided.
5.5. In event of an infringement by you or your Nominee of these Terms or any other terms incorporated into these terms by reference, We reserve the right to withdraw the Prize and shall not be obliged to offer an alternative.
5.6. Final responsibility for determining the operation and results of the Competition, including eligibility and selection of the Winning Entries, and all decisions relating to the Prize rests solely with us. Our decision shall be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into concerning any of these matters.
6. APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
6.3. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to amend these Terms or to withdraw, amend, cancel the Competition at any time and without notice. No liability shall attach to us or any Virgin Group company as a result thereof and, in such circumstances, no compensation will be payable.
7. OUR LIABILITY
Insofar as is permitted by law, we and our agents or distributors will not, in any circumstances, be responsible or liable to compensate any Entrant or Nominee or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking part in the Competition, except where it is caused by our negligence.
8. DATA PROTECTION AND PUBLICITY
8.1. By entering the Competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you in connection with the Competition and/or for the purposes of the Prize may be held and used only by us and our agents, suppliers and distributors in order to administer the Competition. Your personal information will not be used for any other purpose than as stated in these Terms or as separately accepted by you. Any personal data which you provide will be held and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
8.2. By submitting an Entry you agree and consent to the use of your Entry on our website to announce the Winning Entries of the Competition or other reasonable and related promotional purposes.
9. OTHER TERMS
9.1. The Competition and these Terms are governed by English law and any dispute arising from or connected to the Competition or these Terms shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
9.2. A copy of these Terms may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Virgin Unite at its address set out above.