Competition Terms & Conditions
Gloss Publications Ltd.
1. These Terms and Conditions
1.a These terms and conditions (which we will refer to as our “General Terms”) are the general terms and conditions that apply to all the competitions promoted by GPL. We refer to all these competitions as the “Competitions” in these General Terms.
1.b In addition to these General Terms, Competitions will also have their own “Specific Terms” and conditions (such as the details of how to enter, the opening/closing dates and the sort of prize you may win).
1.c You should read these General Terms along with any applicable Specific Terms. Where any such Specific Terms conflict with these General Terms, the Specific Terms will take precedence.
1.d As we may change these General Terms from time to time, you should check our website regularly for any changes, which will apply from the date that they are uploaded.
1.e By entering any Competition you agree that you will be legally bound by these General Terms and also any applicable Specific Terms.
2. The Promoter Of The Competition
2.a The “promoter” of a Competition is the person who is legally responsible for operating it. Unless any Specific Terms tell you otherwise, the promoter of the Competitions will be GPL.
2.b GPL is a company registered in Ireland with company number 423794 and with registered office at The Courtyard, 40 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin. If you have any concerns in relation to any of our Competitions, please set out in writing (i) the name of the Competition, (ii) the name of our publication or website running the Competition and (iii) your issue and write to us at the above address.
3.a Our Competitions are open to all persons aged 18 or over resident in Ireland at the date of their entry. 3.b Certain Competitions may have additional eligibility requirements. Any such additional eligibility requirements will be published in Specific Terms of the relevant Competition.
3.c It will be GPL’s sole decision as to whether any eligibility requirement has or has not been met and evidence or confirmation from entrants may be required before awarding prizes. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry which does not comply with these General Terms.
3.d Employees (and their immediate family and household members) of GPL, or any company involved in the Competition, or any such company’s subsidiary or associated companies, agents or members of their families or households, or any prize provider, or (if relevant) any advertising agency connected with a Competitor may not enter that Competition.
4. Entry and Entry Methods
4.a Emails: Where a Competition asks you to enter by email, your email must be addressed to the correct email address and must include the correct subject title, keywords or other answer format as required by the relevant Specific Terms. Entries which fail to do so will be void. Email entries are deemed to be received on arrival, not when they are sent from your email account.
4.b Premium rates: Competition entry may be by premium rate landline or mobile texts or calls. Cost of your call may vary and be more than as stated by us. In all cases, you should check costs with your network provider and you should have the bill payer’s permission to enter using a premium rate method. Where entry is by telephone, entries that are submitted before lines open or after lines close will not be entered in the Competition but we cannot guarantee that entrants will not be charged for the call or text made. You should note that invalid or unsuccessful entries made via these methods may still be charged.
4.c SMS: SMS entries are deemed to be received on arrival, not when they are sent from the device. SMS entries must be addressed to the correct number or shortcode and must include the correct keywords or other answer format as required by the Specific Terms of the Competition. Entries which fail to do so will be void.
4.d We reserve the right to reject any Competition entries that are inaudible, incomplete, incomprehensible, damaged or otherwise deficient. We also reserve the right to reject entries that are unlawful, indecent, racist, inflammatory, defamatory or which we consider to be otherwise harmful to the goodwill and reputation of any of GPL or our partner brands. We accept no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries, including but not limited to texts, calls or emails not received due to technical disruptions, network congestion or any other reason. Proof of posting of any postal entry will not be proof of our receipt of that entry.
4.e Entrants must enter Competitions using their legal name once only. We reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who uses multiple names and to require them to return any prize they may have won.
4.f Multiple Entries. Unless otherwise permitted in the Specific Terms, no person may enter any Competition more than once and persons may not enter or participate as part of a syndicate or on behalf of any other person, syndicate, group, society or company.
5.a We reserve the right to replace the stated prizes with prizes of a broadly equivalent value. There is no cash alternative for non-cash prizes.
5.b All prizewinners will be notified that they have won a prize within 28 days of the closing date of the Competition via one the following methods:
(a) by telephone; or
(b) in writing (including by email).
5.c Prizes will be despatched to the winner via An Post, unless otherwise stated. We will not be liable for any prizes which are lost, delayed or damaged in the post for reasons beyond our control.
5.d Prizes will only be delivered to an address within Ireland.
5.e We may request proof of a prizewinner’s identity in the form of a passport or driver’s licence and proof of address in the form of a utility bill. In the event that a prizewinner cannot provide us with proof of identity reasonably acceptable to us, we may withdraw the prize and select another prizewinner.
5.f All prizes are subject to availability, non transferable and non exchangeable. Where prizes consist of entry tickets, attendance at events, holidays and similar time-specific benefits, they must be taken on the dates specified by us. If a prizewinner does not take any element of a prize at the time stipulated by us (or any relevant third party prize provider) then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner. No cash will be awarded in lieu of that prize or part of it.
5.g Competition sponsors and partners may also stipulate their own terms, conditions or restrictions and all prizewinners agree to be bound by these.
5.h A list of prizewinners for a Competition can be obtained by emailing [email protected]
6. Holiday Prizes
6.a Specific terms apply to holiday prizes. Where holiday prizes include a place for a holiday for the prizewinner plus guest then these General Terms also apply to the guest.
6.b Unless otherwise stated: (1) holiday prizes consist of flights and accommodation only, (2) spending money and other expenses, unless otherwise stated, are costs for the prizewinner and are not provided as part of any holiday prize, (3) holiday prizes do not include airport departure or government taxes (these must be paid by the prizewinner and any travelling companion), and (4) insurance is not provided as part of any holiday prize. It will be each prizewinner’s and (if applicable) their travelling companion’s responsibility to take out at their own cost all relevant insurance (including but not limited to health and travel insurance, insurance for theft, loss and damage to property) which may be required or prudent to be taken.
6.c The prizewinner and any travelling companions must have and maintain valid passports endorsed with all relevant visas as may be required by any relevant regulation. We shall not be responsible for ensuring your ability to travel to your holiday destination nor for any additional costs incurred should you be refused entry.
6.d Unless otherwise stated, all holiday prizes must be taken within six months of the closing date of the relevant Competition or the prize will lapse. Holiday prizes are also usually subject to specific terms and conditions required by the provider of the holiday.
6.e It is the responsibility of the prizewinner and any travelling companions (if applicable) to check any travel advisories issued by the Government and determine whether they wish to accept the risk of travelling to the holiday destination. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by any prizewinner and their travelling companions (if applicable) arising out of their failure to follow any travel advisories issued by the Government.
6.f We will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage suffered by any prizewinner or their guest if applicable if they cannot redeem a holiday prize as a result of any Government travel warning or advisory applicable to the destination country and/or countries or for any other failure on their part to travel. In particular, we shall have no obligation to substitute any alternative prize, cash equivalent or other compensation where a prizewinner and/or their travelling companion (if applicable) fail to redeem a holiday prize for any reason.
6.g Entrants must comply with all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
7. Events Prizes
7.a Where the prize for any of our Competitions involve the winner’s attendance at (or tickets to) an event, the prizewinner acknowledges that we are not liable or responsible if any part of the event is cancelled, varied or rescheduled for any reason. If the winner (and/or any accompanying guests) cannot attend the relevant event, we are under no obligation to provide any cash or alternative tickets.
7.b Entrants redeem prizes that involve travel or physical challenges do so at their own risk.
8. Unclaimed Prizes
8.a All prizes must be claimed within 14 days of our notification of winning unless otherwise stated. We reserve the right to award prizes unclaimed after this period to alternative prizewinners or not to award them at all and we shall have no liability in respect of the entry initially selected. Any prize which is returned as undelivered will be used for another Competition or sent to charity.
9.b It is a condition of entry to our Competitions that we have the right to publicise the names and regions of entrants to our Competitions and otherwise to process your personal information for the running of the Competitions and matters incidental to the Competition.
9.c Prizewinners may be required by us to participate in photo, recording, video and/or film session(s). In this regard you agree that we shall have the right to use all the resulting publicity materials in any medium (including, without limitation, the internet) and in any manner we see fit, unless you advise us at the time of entering the Competition that you wish to retain your anonymity. If you elect for anonymity, we may not be able to include you in certain Competitions.
9.d Entrants also acknowledge that publicity materials featuring them may be provided to our third party prize providers for the purposes of promoting their association with the Competition and awarding the relevant prizes.
9.e No fees shall be payable to any entrant in relation to their entry in any Competition or any publicity relating to the Competition.
9.f By entering the Competition entrants warrant and undertake that the information submitted is true, accurate and complete.
10.a Where any prize is awarded via a prize draw, prizewinners will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries within 28 days of the Competition closing date (unless otherwise specified in the Specific Terms).
10.b If we become aware that the same person has been selected as a prizewinner more than once, we will draw another name.
11. Decision is Final
11.1 All our decisions relating to the Competition and/or redemption of the prizes are final. No discussions or correspondence with entrants or any other person will be entered into.
11.2 Tiebreakers, disputes, conflicts, questions or concerns will be managed by us and, if required by law, by an independent adjudicator.
11.3 Where a Competition involves voting, the accuracy of the pooled results received and published by us will be deemed to be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.