Competition terms and conditions
General contest, competition, prize draw, giveaway terms and conditions
These rules apply to all competitions, prize draws, promotions, giveaways and suchlike that are promoted on and run through our publications, website or social media channels.
To enter a competition you must enter as directed on our website or social media channels.
By entering a competition entrants accept these terms and conditions together with any specific instructions and terms for such competition which may be mentioned in any electronic messages, or on the website, or communicated to entrants in any other way. Such competition information shall prevail in the event of there being any inconsistency between these competition terms and conditions and any competition information.
Our competitions are free to enter (no purchase required, unless otherwise stated).
Eligibility and entry restrictions
To be eligible to enter a competition:
(a) entrants must be a real person, at least 18 years old and permanently reside in the United Kingdom or other country (proof of address or age may be required)
(b) entrants must not be our employee, officer or agent, or an employee, officer or agent of any person or organisation involved in the running of the competition, and you must not be a family relation of any such person.
(c) Competition entrants for our promotions on social media must have a genuine account.
The maximum number of entries to a competition per person is 1 unless otherwise stated in the competition information. Entries received that exceed this limit will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.
Start and closing dates
The opening and closing dates and times for entries are as indicated in the competition information. Any entries received before the opening and after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition. Any entries received before the opening or after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
We may cancel or amend any competition, competition information, or these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the competition information or these terms and conditions.
Competition entries shall be judged or winners selected on the basis of those criteria specified in relation to the competition.
If a competition entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements or is subject to any entry restrictions, that entrant shall not be entitled to be adjudged a winner, and will not be entitled to a prize in any circumstances.
Our decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
Winners and prizes
Competition prizes for each competition shall be specified on our publication, website or social media channels.
Normal terms and conditions for prizes apply.
Competition prize winners will be notified of the competition result by email (if address is asked for/provided) or by direct message on social media (winners must therefore ‘like’ or ‘follow’ our social media accounts in order to be contacted about prizes) not more than 30 days following the closing date of the competition, and will receive their prizes not more than 60 days following that closing date.
Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the prize winner for 14 days but if the winner fails to respond to our notification attempts within this time or provide an address for delivery of the prize or fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements or is otherwise unable to comply with the competition terms and conditions, we reserve the right to disqualify that entrant and offer the prize to the next eligible entrant and thereafter until a winner is found.
No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
Copyright and moral rights
You warrant to us that you created your competition entries, that you own all of the copyright in those entries, and that our use of the entries in accordance with these rules will not infringe any person's intellectual property rights or other legal rights.
You grant to us an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable licence to copy, store, edit, distribute, transmit and publish your competition entries.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you irrevocable and unconditionally waive your rights to be identified as the author of your competition entries and to object to any derogatory treatment of your competition entries.
What happens to entries?
Competition entries will not be returned. Please, therefore, keep a copy of your competition entries.
We may undertake publicity activities relating to competitions and prize awards. The winner therefore agrees to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of town or region of residence in any post-prize-winning publicity names, surnames, towns or regions of residence and prize details.
This prize competition is run by In Derby, which includes Derby LIVE, Derby Active, Derby Arena, Derby Parks, Derby Folk Festival and Live Tickets.
Our registered office is Derby City Council, Leisure, Culture & Tourism department, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS.
You can contact us:
(a) by post, using the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone, on 01332 640640.
(d) by email, using the email address email@example.com
(e) by direct message on our social media channels.