Racing Post Standard Competition Rules

 

04/01/2016

These Rules are the conditions of entry to all Competitions conducted in or through the newspapers or other publications of CENTURYCOMM LIMITED TRADING AS RACING POST and its subsidiaries (“RP”) and on or through RP's websites. They apply together with but override any additional rules published in connection with any one Competition. Entry into any Competition is conditional upon and confirms acceptance of these Rules. In these Rules, “Competition(s)” includes games, promotions and the like and “Editor” or “Editors” means the editor(s) from time to time of the newspaper(s) and/or other publication(s) or websites through which a Competition is conducted.

 

  1. Entry to any Competition may only be made in accordance with the specified instructions forentry published in print or online in conjunction with the Competition.

 

  1. Unless otherwise stated, entrants may make asmany entries to a Competition as they wish and, where permitted, entries may be made on photocopies of any original entry form.

 

  1. Where postal entries are permitted only those carrying correct postage will be accepted and they must arrive no later than first post on the published closing date for the Competition.Entries received after this time and entries delivered by hand will not be accepted. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof ofdelivery and no responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, delayed or mislaid.

 

  1. In the case of entry by means other than post, no responsibility or liability will be accepted for entries which are not received or are lost in transmission for any reason. Proof of sending or transmision will not be accepted as proof of entry. Corrupted, damaged, unintelligible, inaudible or incomplete entries will be invalid.

 

  1. Employees of RP, their agents or their familiesmay not enter any Competition. Employees of any non RP party involved with the running of a particular Competition, their agents or theirfamilies may not enter that Competition. The Editor's decision as to the eligibility of non RP parties will be final.

 

  1. In pay-to-enter Competitions each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee paid in accordance with the instructions published in conjunction with each Competition. In the absence of any specific instruction payment may be made only by bank or building society cheque or postal order.

 

  1. All entries, photographs, and other material submitted as part of a Competition entry shall become the property of RP and in submitting such material the entrant grants RP a licence to reproduce it. RP has the right to publish suchmaterial in whole or in party or use it in any way without the permission of the entrant or payment for such use but subject always to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

 

  1. Unless otherwise stated, RP accepts no responsibility for the return of entries, photographs or other personal effects or for loss or damage to such items. Where RP offers to return entries,they must be accompanied by a suitable self-addressed envelope together with the appropriate postage. Under no circumstances does RP accept responsibility for the safe return of any material or its return in an undamaged condition or any liability for loss of or damage to such material.

 

  1. Except where it is expressly stated that all Competition entries will be examined and the prize or prizes will be awarded to the entry/entries the judges consider to be the bestor that some other mechanism will be applied,the winner will be the first correct entry drawnafter the Competition closes from the total entries submitted. Other prizes will be awarded in accordance with the order of priority stated inthe rules of the Competition.

 

  1. The Editors reserve the right to change the rules applicable to any Competition or to void any Competition at any time and for any reason. In the event that any Competition is so voided, all entries fees will be returned.

 

  1. In the event of an error of any nature howsoever caused and whether obvious or otherwise which affects a Competition in any way, Editors reserve the right to administer the Competition as though the error had not occurred. Where Editors deem it appropriate and/or feasible RP will notify entrants of the error and correct it either throughthe newspapers or through any other suitable medium.

 

  1. Where necessary in order to determine an outright winner or winners to a Competition, Editors reserve the right to request entrants to take part in an eliminating contest (or 'tie breaker'). Where for any reason there are morewinners than prizes on offer Editors reserve the right to conduct a simple draw to determine the winner or winners of the prizes.

 

  1. Unless otherwise stated, entry to all Competitions in restricted to entrants of 18 years of age or over.

 

  1. Where competitors are required to enter in oneof several age categories, their category shall be that appropriate to their age on the closing date of the Competition. An entrant is assumed to be of a certain age up to and including the day prior to his or her next birthday.

 

  1. No correspondence can be entered into on any matters arising from any Competition.

 

  1. Names of winners and results of Competitions will be available on receipt of a request enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope and may be published in the relevant newspaper(s) or publications or on websites as space permits.

 

  1. Unless specifically stated otherwise, prizes are not transferable and no cash alternative to prizes will be offered.

 

  1. If the winner of a Competition is unable to take up a prize for any reason or in the event that time is of the essence and a winner cannot be contacted by RP within a reasonable period RP reserves the right to award the prize to an alternative winner, in which case the first winner chosen will not be eligible for any share of the prize whatsoever.

 

  1. Each winner must co-operate with RP's photographers or reporters to publicise the win as RP deems appropriate.

 

  1. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. Editors reserve the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.

 

  1. Editors' decisions are final in all matters concerning a Competition. It is a condition of entry to any Competition that the entrant agrees to be bound by these Rules whether or not they are published in the relevant newspaper or publication or website and that the decisions of Editors and judges on any matter whatsoever arising out of or connected with the Competition are final.

 

22.1 RP is not liable in any way for any costs, expenses, damages, liability or injury suffered by any

entrant arising out of or in any way connected with the Competition or prizes other than those

costs and expenses specifically provided for in the prize (if any). This exclusion does not include

any liability for (i) death or personal injury arising out of RP’s negligence or the negligence of its

employees; (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iii) any liability that cannot be excluded or

limited by law.

 

22.2 RP accepts no liability (and excludes all liability) for any loss of profit, business, contracts,

revenues or anticipated savings or for special, direct, indirect or consequential loss of any nature

howsoever arising.

 

22.3 RP shall not be liable to perform any of its obligations under the Competition or in respect of

the prizes where it is unable to do so as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control and

whilst RP may endeavour to provide an alternative prize, it shall not be liable to compensate you in

such circumstances.

  1. Except where otherwise stated the Premium Rate Service Provider for RP Competitions is Eckoh UK Limited, Telford House, Corner Hall,Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 9HN. Helpdesk 00 44 (0)1442 4507077. Standard national dialing rates apply to calls from within the UK otherwise international dialing rates apply.

 

  1. A copy of these CENTURYCOMM LIMITED TRADING AS RACING POST Standard Competition Rules (2010 Edition) may be obtained by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope marked 'Standard Rules Request' to Racing Post Customer Services Manager, 27 Kingfisher Court, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5SJ .

 

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