Promotions terms and conditions

General terms and conditions for promotions and competitions hosted by the University of Bristol.

Standard prize draw and prize competition terms and conditions

  1. The University of Bristol ("Promoter") is the promoter of any prize draw or prize competition advertised on any of its digital platforms/products/services ("Prize Draw" or "Competition").
  2. Please note that by submitting your entry to a Prize Draw or Competition you are agreeing to be bound by the Promoter’s terms and conditions set out below ("Terms").
  3. Any Prize Draw or Competition is only open to current students of the Promoter, aged 18 years or over and residents in the UK. In entering the Prize Draw or Competition entrants confirm that they are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize they may win.
  4. "Working Days" are defined for the purpose of these Terms as: "any days other than Promoter closure days and bank holidays in England".
  5. If the Promoter has any reason to believe that an entrant has breached these Terms or that the conduct of the entrant is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Prize Draw or Competition, the Promoter reserves the right to disqualify or exclude the entrant from participating in the Prize Draw or Competition.
  6. The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the Prize Draw or Competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
  7. There is a limit of one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
  8. Entries are free and no purchase is necessary. There is no cash alternative for the Prize.
  9. The Promoter will not accept entries that are:
    1. automatically generated by computer or created by artificial intelligence;
    2. completed by third parties or in bulk;
    3. illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;
    4. incomplete;
    5. obscene, offensive, threatening, hateful, inflammatory, promotes sexually explicit material, promotes violence, promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, or promotes any illegal activity.
  10. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault of any kind or for any entries which are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, whether as a result of postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software of any kind. Proof of posting or transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt of entry to the Prize Draw or Competition.
  11. Winner entries to the Prize Draw will be chosen at random from all the entrants that have complied with the entry requirements, and this will be either performed by a computer process or by independent members of staff at Promoter. The Promoter’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  12. Winners of the Competition will be chosen by a panel of independent judges which will base their decision on specified criteria. Their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered about it.
  13. Prizes are subject to availability and the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Prize with a prize of equal or greater value if circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control make this necessary.
  14. If the winner does not claim the Prize strictly in accordance with these Terms, then the Prize will be forfeited and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the Prize to another winner selected in accordance with the process described above. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if a winner is not able to take up the Prize.
  15. The Promoter shall not be responsible for any expenses incurred by a Prize winner in relation to claiming, receiving or collecting the Prize.
  16. The Promoter will either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. In claiming the Prize the winner consents to his/her name, surname, Promoter course and winning entry to be published on the social media or other communication channel used by the Promoter to run the Prize Draw or Competition. To object to his/her name, surname, Promoter course and/or winning entry being published in this way, the winner must communicate this to the Promoter when claiming the Prize. The Promoter will still have the right to provide such information to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.
  17. When collecting the Prize the winner may agree to give consent for the Promoter to use the winner's details, or to have the winner’s photograph taken for display at the Promoter’s website, emails, prints or otherwise as part of any future social media posts or other marketing materials relating to Promoter’s promotions.
  18. The Prize Draws or Competitions are not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any social media platform providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or otherwise. Entrants will be bound by the terms of service of those platform providers when entering a Prize Draw or Competition published on such social media.
  19. Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter 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 a Prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter. The statutory rights of the winner are not affected.
  20. Any personal data that entrants share with the Promoter under a Prize Draw or Competition will only be processed as set out in the Promoter's Data Protection Policy and Student Fair Processing Notice at and in full compliance with the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.
  21. These Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales. If any entrants to the Prize Draw or Competition wish to take court proceedings, then they must do this within the courts in the United Kingdom.
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