1.1 These general competition rules together with any specific rules detailed in the notice for a particular competition(Competition Notice) (together Competition Rules) apply to all competitions on the http://swirllscakery.com website or any social media accounts of Swirlls Cakery.
1.2 In the event of discrepancy between these general competition rules and any specific rules contained in a Competition Notice, those in the Competition Notice shall prevail.
1.3 All entrants must abide by the Competition Rules and submission of an entry shall be deemed to indicate acceptance of the Competition Rules.
1.4 Competition Rules may be subject to amendment or alteration from time to time and entrants to competitions are advised to review the general rules and any specific rules in the applicable Competition Notice prior to submitting their entry.
1.5 A copy of the Competition Rules may also be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to: Competition Rules, Swirlls Cakery.
1.6 No correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the interpretation of the Competition Rules.
1.7 Competitions and the Competition Rules are governed by English law.
2. Eligibility to enter competitions
2.1 Competitions are open to any person resident in the United Kingdom and aged over 18 except:-
(a) employees, agents, contractors or consultants of Swirlls Cakery or any subsidiary or holding company of Swirlls Cakery where subsidiary and holding company have the meanings given in section 1162 of the Companies Act 2006 (Swirlls Cakery);
(b) the immediate family of anyone excluded under 2.1(a);
(c) persons professionally connected with the competition and their immediate families;
(d) employees, agents, contractors or consultants of any advertising agency or web company connected with Swirlls Cakery or their subsidiary or associated companies and members of their immediate families.
2.2 Additional eligibility requirements may apply to a particular competition and these will be detailed in the relevant Competition Notice.
2.3 In submitting their entry entrants warrant that they are eligible to enter the competition and that all information submitted by them is true, up to date and complete and that their entry does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party
2.4 Swirlls Cakery reserves the right to require further evidence of the eligibility of entrants and to disqualify any entrant who it has reason to believe is not eligible to enter the competition or who has breached the Competition Rules.
3. Competition Entries
3.1 Entry to competitions is free and without obligation other than adherence to the Competition Rules
3.2 Entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date specified in the Competition Notice. Entries which do not comply with the Competition Rules or which are late, damaged of incomplete will be declared void as will entries which in the sole discretion of the judge(s) appear suspicious or to have been interfered with in any way
3.3 Only one entry per person is allowed and multiple entries will be disqualified.
3.4 Where entry to a competition involves a premium rate telephone call, the Competition Notice will include details of the estimated length of the call and its anticipated cost, and any other guidance to which the Swirlls Cakery must adhere in compliance with ICSTIS rules. Where entry to a Competition is by premium rate telephone call, entry may also be made by post in writing to: [Name of Competition] Competition, Swirlls Cakery,to be received by the closing date as stated in the Competition Notice.
3.5 Entrants are responsible for delivery of their entry and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery.
3.6 Swirlls Cakery will not accept responsibility for loss of, delay or damage to any entry howsoever arising.
3.7 Upon submission entries become the property of Swirlls Cakery and will not normally be returned even where consisting of artistic or other material.
3.8 Third party entries will not be accepted.
3.9 Swirlls Cakery reserves the right to cancel or alter any competition, for any reason, before the designated closing date.
4.1 Unless otherwise specified in the Competition Notice prize winners will be chosen at random from all qualifying correct entries within 28 days of the closing date specified in the Competition Notice and if the Competition Notice does not specify who the judge(s) are to be officers of Swirlls Cakery shall be the judge(s).
4.2 In all matters, the decision of the judge(s) shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into regarding the judge(s) decision.
5.1 Prize winners will be notified in the manner and within the time specified on the Competition Notice.
5.2 Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to claims a prize in the manner and within the time specified in the Competition Notice may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
5.3 A list of the winner(s) for any competition may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Competition Prize Winners, Swirlls Cakery.
6.1 Prizes will be as published and are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash or other alternative will be available.
6.2 Swirlls Cakery reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.
6.3 Where prizes are dispatched by Royal Mail, Swirlls Cakery accepts no responsibility for non-delivery.
6.4 Although the Swirlls Cakery will try to ensure that all prizes are received by prize winners, it can only be responsible for those prizes which it itself has offered. Where prizes are offered by third parties the Swirlls Cakery cannot accept responsibility for any refusal or failure by such third parties to provide such prizes or for any defect in or damage to any such prizes. In the event that circumstances occur whereby it is impossible for the third party to supply such prize or prizes the competition shall be declared null and void and the Swirlls Cakery shall have no responsibility or obligation to obtain or provide a prize or prizes in substitution for the original prize or prizes.
6.5 Where any terms or conditions apply to a prize, failure to comply with such will invalidate the prize.
6.6 A prize cannot be awarded to a person who for any reason would not be allowed by law to purchase or use the prize.
6.7 An entrant cannot win more than one prize in any one competition unless otherwise specified in the Competition Notice.
6.8 All taxes, insurances, transfers, spending money and other expenses (including meals or personal expenses upgrades etc.) as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
Competition winners may be required to take place in publicity and must be willing to participate in such publicity, be available to attend a presentation, and allow publication of their name, location, photograph and audio and/or visual recordings of them in connection with the prize draw and/or future promotions as relevant. Acceptance of a prize will amount to agreement by the winner to take part in such publicity.
8. Intellectual Property Rights
In submitting their entry to a competition entrants assign to the Swirlls Cakery all present and future intellectual property rights in their entry and acknowledge that Swirlls Cakery shall be free to assign or otherwise deal with such rights as it wishes.
Swirlls Cakery makes no representations or warranties as to the quality/suitability of any of the goods or services offered as prizes. Except for liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Swirlls Cakery, the Swirlls Cakery shall not be liable for any loss suffered or sustained to person or property including, but not Ltd to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission by the Swirlls Cakery, or its servants or agents, in connection with entry to a competition or the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods by any person to the winner and, where applicable, to any family/persons accompanying the winner, or in connection with any of the competitions promoted by the Swirlls Cakery.
10. Data Protection Notice
10.1 In submitting their entry to a competition entrants agree that the Swirlls Cakery may use their personal information in connection with administering the competition entered and for general marketing purposes and may disclose such information to its service providers and agents for these purposes.
10.2 Swirlls Cakery will keep information obtained about entrants for a reasonable period to enable the Swirlls Cakery to contact them about its services unless entrants notify the Swirlls Cakery that they do not wish their information to be used in this manner.
10.3 In submitting their entry to a competition entrants also agree that the Swirlls Cakery may share their information with organisations who are its business partners and the Swirlls Cakery or they may contact you by mail, telephone, SMS, fax or email to let you know about any goods, services or promotions which may be of interest to you. Entrants may notify the Swirlls Cakery at any time if they no longer wish to be contacted by the Swirlls Cakery and/or its business partners.
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