Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • T&Cs – Update 3:
    The Closing Date remains 1st April, 2018, but the time by which final entries must be received, is now 1700 hrs, not 1600 hrs. Postal entries will be accepted as long as they are dated no later than 1st April 2018, and have arrived no later than 4th April, 2018.
  • T&Cs – Update 2:
    T&Cs were updated on March 24th, 2018, as follows. The final date for receiving refund requests is 1st April, 2018. This is to allow accounting processes to take place and a final cash pot to be ascertained, from which I will know whether the house or the cash prize alternative will be awarded. 

    Initially, it was intended to allow refund requests until 7 days before the Draw. Professional advisors state this cannot be done, as a final cash position must be ascertained and can only be achieved once refunds have ceased to be given.

  • T&Cs – Update 1:
    T&Cs were updated on 21st December, 2017, in favour of the entrants.

    The target has been changed from selling 200,000 tickets, to selling 125,000 tickets, now a clearer tax position has been achieved.

    The restrictions on taking ‘fast payments’ placed by British banks, have also meant a general slowing in terms of how much money per day I can bank.

    Therefore, the only fair thing to do was reduce the target to keep it achievable. 

  • DEFINITIONS

CLOSING DATE: April 1st, 2018, 4 p.m. (16:00 hrs) U.K. time, is the earliest closing date. July 1st, 16:00 hrs U.K. time is the latest closing date, in accordance with the original Terms allowing a maximum 90-day extension beyond the 1st April.

Should there be a need to extend, this will be put to entrants’ vote, and the more popular decision of entrants will be followed.

Postal entries receive 7 working days’ grace to arrive after the stated official close. This allows for overseas entries and others still in the postal system.

At least 14 days’ notice will be given ahead of the final Closing Date, allowing all entrants a fair chance to increase their ticket allocations, send in postal entries, or withdraw.

All notices pertaining to the Closing Date will be published on this website, on Facebook’s Win a Country Church page, and on Facebook’s Win a Country Church Frivolity & Fun Group.

CONTEST: The Competition operated by the Promoter to which these Terms and Conditions Apply, wherein the Entrants submit entries via the website www.yourcountrychurch.com or by post to win the Prize.

ENTRANT: Any person (not including a limited company, partnership or limited liability partnership) who enters the Competition through the Website (www.yourcountrychurch.com) or by post to win the Prize.

ENTRY: A Correct Answer to the Qualifying Question by the Entrant, to obtain an opportunity to win the Prize.

OPENING DATE: September 8th, 2017, 4 p.m. (16:00 hrs) GMT

PRIZE: The house and freehold known as:
Swythamley Chapel, Swythamley, Staffordshire SK11 0SN, U.K. and associated legal fees, Stamp Duty (SDLT) and additional prizes as indicated in the Terms & Conditions. 

PROMOTER: Ms Cheryl Jenkinson (“Annie” Jenkinson) of Swythamley Chapel, Swythamley, Staffordshire SK11 0SN, UK (“the Promoter”)

QUALIFYING QUESTION: The Qualifying Question all Entrants without exception must answer correctly and independently in accordance with the answer held by the Promoters, to have an opportunity to win the Prize.

SUB-PROMOTION:
Any mini-competitions operating under the banner of Win a Country Church, that contribute to the overall funding target of the church giveaway.

All sub-promotions, unless a Free Draw, shall be run as a legitimate PRIZE COMPETITION, each requiring their own qualifying questions and entry forms, to satisfy gambling legislation and ensure no sub-promotion operates illegally.

Revenues from any sub-promotions will be re-invested in the cash pot supporting Win a Country Church, to help ensure its viability and successful close.

All sub-promotion funds will belong to Win a Country Church and will be retained in their own bank account, just as for the main competition. They are not to be used by the Promoter for any reason other than the furtherance of the Competitions. 

WEBSITE: www.yourcountrychurch.com

WINNER: The Entrant chosen at random on or after the Closing Date who will receive the Prize in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

GENERAL

The Promoter reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time, for any reason.

The Promoter will draw entrants’ attention to changes within these Terms, in a timely fashion, by publicising changes on this website, in the News segment.

These competition rules shall not create any form of contract, joint venture or other agreement between any Entrant and the Promoters.

Each entrant should retain a copy of these Terms and Conditions.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

All entrants shall be over 18 years of age at the date of entry. This same age restriction applies to all smaller promotional competitions or free draws, forming a part of the main Competition’s marketing, unless stated otherwise in their individual Terms.

CLOSING DATE

The Closing Date of 1st April, 2018.
When the Closing Date is reached, the Competition will close. If, by the Closing Date of 1st April, 2018, fewer than 125,000 paid entries have been received, the Promoter reserves the right to extend the Competition by a further ninety days and/or to put the duration of extension to a vote by a representative Entrants’ Group of at least 100 randomly-selected entrants. The result of the poll among Entrants will be publicised.

Upon the final closing date, the Competition will close and the proceeds either deemed sufficient to award the house, or the remaining funds will be allocated as a cash prize to a Winner after the deduction of audited expenses and marketing fees up to the stated maximum of 10.5% of the fund value.

The Promoter intends to award the house even if only sufficient funds have been received, to pay the mortgage.

It is only if there are insufficient mortgage funds, that a cash prize alternative would be awarded, since U.K. property law means a house cannot be awarded if a mortgage loan is outstanding.

The Promoter intends to retain zero funds from the Win a Country Church competition in the event of awarding a cash prize alternative. The sole funds not handed to a cash prize winner would be those spent in pursuing the marketing efforts and administration of the competition.

Following the Competition Closing Date, a period of 28 days is required to clean, de-duplicate and tally the database; these works are not possible while an automated database is in operation and taking entries, since it would adversely affect the database functioning.

This means the earliest date for the winner announcement is 1st May (should the competition close on April 1st). Conversely, the latest date for the Winner announcement will be 1st August, should it have been extended by three months in line with the original Terms.

After the Winner is announced, a grace period of 60 days is required by the Promoter to finish certain works inside the house ready for the new owner, and in preparation for relocating. The works cannot be done prior to the Close for the reason that they require expenditure, and sums resulting from entry fees are unavailable before the end of the Competition. The Promoter cannot reasonably use entrants’ money to conduct these final works, until the draw has concluded.

The Winner will reach a private agreement on the handover date as in any normal house sale, where Completion date is adhered to by both sides.

A conveyancing solicitor agreeable to both parties will draw up a dated agreement for the Promoter to vacate and the new owner to take possession.
Shortly after the Closing Date, the Winner will need to forward a copy of their passport, and/or driving licence, or national identity papers if resident outside the U.K., as well as utility bills and a copy bank statement to the Promoter’ solicitor (not to the Promoter) to prove their identity and to show their Entry was made using a valid debit/credit card or bank account belonging to the Entrant or used with the express authorisation of the cardholder or account holder.

The Winner may be required to offer additional means of identification and verification to the Promoter’s solicitor for Anti-Money Laundering Regulations during the transfer of the property to the Winner.

Each Entrant agrees that the usual requirement under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 for goods and services ordered online, does not apply.

If the Winner cannot be contacted by the Promoter within 28 days of being notified of their status as the Winner by e-mail, telephone and mail to the contact details submitted in their entry, the Promoter shall be entitled to award the Prize to an alternative Entrant selected by drawing another winning entry at random in the same method as described above (“The Alternative Winner“). The Alternative Winner shall have 7 days from notification of their status by the Promoters to communicate their acceptance of the Prize.

The Winner will be required to sign a transfer deed to transfer the Property into the Winner’s name within ninety days of the Competition closing and the Winner being announced.

CONTACTING THE WINNER

Online entrants and those submitting email addresses will be contacted by email in the first instance. It is not considered appropriate to contact the winner ‘live’ during a public event or recording, in case the winner chooses to not reveal their identity or needs to inform partner, family, etc. Minimal intrusion should be caused, and only after obtaining permission to publicise the winner, would the Competition name them publicly.

A panel of Entrants may be selected to oversee the awarding of the prize, in the event the winner decides to stay anonymous.

Where the Entrant entered by post, any provided email address will be used first, followed by a telephone call and a postal letter, sent “signed-for”.

Entrants submitting entries by post without a valid email address will not adversely affect the Entrant’s status in the Competition.

The Promoter is not liable for failure to contact any Entrant due to errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact details provided by the Entrants or otherwise. After 28 days, should the Promoter be unable to contact the Winner despite trying all provided means of contact, a new Winner will be selected.

COMPETITION CANCELLATION POLICY

The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the Competition at any time.
If the Competition is cancelled, the Promoter will return the Entry Fees to each Entrant in the most convenient and expedient manner, where possible corresponding to the way in which the Entrant paid, and in one combined payment where several entries were made by any Entrant. Fees will be returned in full upon cancellation.
Where the Entry Fee is returned, the Promoter shall have no further liability to the Entrant or any other person.

DECIDING ON A WINNER

The process to determine the Winner will begin within 28 days of the Closing Date, i.e. once the database has been cleaned and de-duped professionally. 

A final decision will be made within 10 days of that date.
The Winner will be drawn from those who successfully answered the Qualifying Question, using a random number generator.

A publicly-attended event may invite attendees to a Draw party, but entrants should bear in mind that the winner may choose not to be named on that evening. The right to privacy of every entrant is to be upheld by the competition and its agents.

All numbers allocated to entries will be entered into an online, independently-administered Random Number Generator, and the software will produce the winning number. 

The Winner will be drawn in the presence of an accountant and solicitor with no vested interest in the competition.

Members of the press are welcome, and there will be an opportunity for a small number of Entrants to attend to observe the draw.

Requests to attend will be taken by Contact Form near the time of the draw.

The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into about the result of the Competition following the determination of the Winner.

DISQUALIFICATION

Entrants acknowledge they will not correspond with The Promoter in a manner intended to influence the outcome of the competition, positively or negatively, in the interests of Competition fairness and transparency to other Entrants.

Any entrant considered by the Promoter to be attempting to influence the outcome will be disqualified and an explanatory letter sent to the entrant by email or post.

An Entrant found to be passing the answer to the Qualifying Question to other Entrants, shall be disqualified.

An entrant putting the Promoter under pressure to reveal the answer to the Qualifying Question shall be disqualified without refund.

Entrants may elect to enter the competition by buying loyalty subscriptions directly from the Promoter. The Promoter cannot make the eBook offer available at all times, but where it is available, Entrants may take advantage of it.
An eBook spend of £6 awards the buyer one Entry Ticket to the Competition.
An Entry gained as a result of buying a £6 e-Book is counted the same as one paid Entry and towards the allocation of 125,000 tickets. It is not distinguished in any way from any other Paid ticket.

Refunds are available to e-Book purchasers in the normal manner and in keeping with their usual statutory rights. Where a refund is given, corresponding Your Country Church Entries are void.

The eBook is available for buyers to download easily from the Payments page, without any dialogue between buyer and Promoter. No codes are required.

In the event of non-receipt of electronic downloads, the Entrant should contact the Promoter directly by email for eBooks to be sent as a PDF attachment.

The Promoter accepts responsibility for ensuring every eBook buyer receives an eBook, following email contact to claim non-receipt. Non-receipt claims must be made in writing by email to editor@e-scribe.com, and not posted to the Facebook page.

ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER

The Competition is operated by the Promoter.
The Competition is open to all persons aged 18 or over excluding the Promoters, their family, friends, agents, employees, professional advisers or anyone else connected with the development or operation of the Website or conduct or administration of the Competition in any way.
Entries made by the Entrants to the Competition will only be valid if made via the Website or as instructed by standard post inside an envelope.
A postcard without an envelope may not be used, to protect the data of the Entrant and the Competition answers.

ENTERING

The price of entering the Competition is £6.00 (GBP) per paid entry, payable using any payment means on the Website.

Discounted rates may be obtained by buying any available promotional bundles.

The Promoter’s eBook (promotional) purchasers receive one paid entry per £6 spent, howsoever the eBook is bought, whether by Amazon or direct from the author, during the timeline of the Competition.
EBook buyers must complete an Entry Form, answer the Qualifying Question and meet all Terms & Conditions the same as other entrants. Buying an eBook alone does not satisfy the Terms of the Competition sufficient to be classed as “an Entry”.

Free Entries shall be free of any charges except for the cost of an envelope and the cheapest form of postage.

Online Entries may be free or paid, to be decided by the Entrant.

Postal entries may be free or paid, again decided by the Entrant.

Postal entries may be typed or handwritten.

All Entries, howsoever submitted, and whether free or paid, are equal.

All postal entries must be contained within a sealed envelope and sent to:

Miss CA Jenkinson
Swythamley Chapel
Swythamley
Staffordshire
SK11 0SN
United Kingdom.

There should be a single entry per envelope.
Entries must not be hand-delivered, for the privacy of the Promoter and the integrity of the Competition. 

Hand-delivered Entries — delivered by any Entrant or their agent directly to the house, outside of the postal system — would give rise to considerations of bias and shall be void.

Any person arriving at the house uninvited with a view to looking at the property or discussing the Competition with the Promoter, shall not be eligible to enter and any submitted entries shall be deemed void. Just as the Promoter respects the privacy of Entrants, the same is asked in return. Requesting entrants remain unknown to the promoter (i.e. that no personal friendships are encouraged) avoids other entrants’ concerns of bias.

There is no limit to the number of postal PAID entries, providing each is accompanied by an individual Entry Form, fully completed.

Free entries may also be submitted without limit, but there should be one per envelope, accompanied by an Entry Form.

All Entrants, whether free or paying, online or postal, must submit a completed Entry Form and answer the Qualifying Question free of discussion about the question, with the Promoter or other entrants.

Entry Forms, funds records and the Entrant database will be held available for inspection by regulatory bodies until the Competition has closed and the Prize been awarded.

ENTRANTS’ CONTACT DETAILS

Entrants must submit contact details as requested by the Promoter, including e-mail address and telephone number where these exist.

Entrants without an email address or telephone number are at no disadvantage in the Competition and shall be entered equally, but should offer as many means of contact as possible.

Entrants may offer the email address of a friend or relative.

In the interests of transparency, upon winning, entrants are encouraged to ‘go public’ but this cannot be forced, and the Promoter fully respects the wishes of every winner.

Only in the smaller mini-competitions does it form a part of the condition of entering, that a winner’s identity is revealed. Adverse publicity around similar competitions’ winners means that Win a Country Church no longer insists on a winner revealing their identity, in order to protect the winner’s privacy and security.

Where possible, however, Win a Country Church would encourage entrants to consider what they would want if they were to win, and to give permission for the Competition to publicise their name, town and country.

No “spam” will be generated by the Competition; all communications will be to advise on the progress of the event.

Entrants acknowledge that should they win, they will not announce their win to the press, other media or on social media until the official Competition Facebook page has announced them as the Winner, to avoid the disappointment of other Entrants.

It is the responsibility of Entrants to ensure the upkeep of their submitted email address and phone number for the duration of the competition. Entrants accept that email is the primary chosen mechanism for notifying the Winner, wherever the Winner has offered an email address.

The Winner’s email address, wherever provided, will be used for the following purposes:
(a) to notify the Winner they have won; (b) to post the Winner’s name and town of residence on the Website; and (c) to comply with the Privacy Policy.

The Winner’s email address will not be used for marketing, or given or sold to any third-party company.

ENTRIES

The number of paid entries needed for the competition to be viable is 125,000.

No purchase or expenditure is required in order to enter the Competition; free Entries are welcome.

Paid and free entries are treated equally.

Free entries will be accepted until the Competition closes due to the sale of 125,000 tickets, or the Closing Date is reached, whichever comes sooner.

Once the Closing Date has been reached, there shall be a period of three days’ grace to allow any remaining postal entries to arrive.

The value of a paid entry is £6.

A paying Entrant who pays £6 by his chosen mechanism is deemed to have paid £6 irrespective of the means of payment chosen and the fees applied to that mechanism for the Promoter.

All Payment methods are treated equally in the Competition.

Entrants acknowledge the Promoter has no control over the rate of exchange applicable to overseas Entries.

ENTRY FEES’ SAFEKEEPING

Aside from expenses not exceeding 10.5% of the fund, which may be used solely for the necessary administration and marketing of the Contest, Entry Fees will be maintained in a bank account by the Promoter until the Winner has been determined.

ENTRY PROCEDURES

Entrants not entering electronically must copy out all components of the Entry Form and submit these on paper, ensuring answers to each question, including contact data.

A Completed Paid Entry is one in which the Entrant correctly submits a completed Entry Form answering the Qualifying Question, and, in the case of paid Entries, submits an Entry Fee in accordance with the Competition requirements and its Terms & Conditions.

A Completed Free Entry is one in which the Entrant correctly submits a completed Entry Form answering the Qualifying Question online or by post also in accordance with the Competition requirements and its Terms & Conditions.

There is no requirement to use premium postal means when submitting by post. The cheapest means is acceptable.

Entrants acknowledge that their payment to answer the Question and enter the Competition does not guarantee they will win the Prize.

Entrants gaining entries via the eBook promotion acknowledge that buying eBooks alone does not constitute an Entry without the submission of a completed Entry Form with the Qualifying Question answered.

A successful Completed Entry is one in which the Entry has the correct answers to the Qualifying Question and is submitted into the prize draw.

By entering the Competition, Entrants acknowledge the affordability of the Entry Fee and awareness of the provision of Free Entries.

Entrants must ensure they do not contravene laws of their country of residence.

The Promoter is not liable if an Entrant enters unlawfully.
Entrants and Promoters recognise that the Competition, its administration and associated activities are governed by English Law and that the County or High Courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction in the event of any dispute arising.

By entering the Competition, Entrants warrant that all information they submit is accurate, true, current and complete.

Paying Entrants pay £6 per Entry and may submit any number of Entries on one electronic form.

Free Entrants must submit or post completed Forms.

The eventual number of paid tickets given to a paying Entrant shall be determined by the Entry Fee paid, where £6 = 1 Entry.

Each paying Entrant must submit payment and then provide appropriate payment-identifying details in their Entry Form, such that the Promoter can identify by which means payment was made. In cases of difficulty in tying up entries with Payments, the Promoter reserves the right to request more identifying information from an Entrant.

LOSSES

The Promoter is not liable for loss (including economic loss) suffered to or sustained by persons or property as a result of acts or omissions of the Promoter, nor will their servants or agents in developing, planning and administering the Competition, distributing the Prize or following its distribution.

The Promoter accepts no liability for errors or omissions in the Prize details, description or specification or any other part of the Website. It is the responsibility of each Entrant to satisfy him/herself as to the accuracy of any such details and/or any content of the Website.

The Promoter is not liable for loss suffered by an Entrant as a result of incomplete entries, failed computer communications or from use of the Website.

The Promoter does not accept responsibility for entries not received due to failures in computer systems, other malfunctions, high Internet traffic, hardware failure, software failure, server faults or other reasons.

NO WARRANTIES

The Promoter does not in any way make a representation or guarantee the value of the Prize, its structural or cosmetic condition or future saleability.

Entrants acknowledge the Promoter does not guarantee the rental income that can be earned from letting out the property known as the Prize.

Entrants acknowledge that the Promoter does not offer any warranty as to the cost of future repairs or outgoings incurred by owning the property.

PAYMENT

Free entries are welcomed by post in an envelope and using normal first or second class postage.

Payments are accepted in any currency.

Paid entries must be accompanied by an identifiable payment of £6 per entry.

Entrants should ensure payments can be tied to the Entry Form, by completing the Form in a manner to identify the payment.

PRIVACY POLICY

The Entrants and Promoter recognise the Promoter may use contact details and other data including personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 supplied by the Entrants to the Promoters solely to administer the Website and conduct the Competition.

Under no circumstances will the Promoter or their agents give, sell or otherwise make available any entrant’s personal data to any other body unless for regulatory reasons, as cited below.

Data will never be used for marketing purposes by the Promoter, their agents or any other person.

Every effort is made to keep entrants’ data secure. It is held on a hard drive in the Promoter’s possession and is given to no other person or agent.

The Promoters may disclose this information to relevant, regulatory third parties for the purposes of the prevention of fraud, money laundering, legal or financial or regulatory reasons.

The Promoter will contact the Winner for no reason other than in the pursuit of the successful Competition completion or the award and publicity of the Prize or secondary/interim Prizes.

Any person arriving at the house uninvited shall not be eligible to enter and any submitted entries shall be deemed void.

THE PRIZE

The purpose of the Contest is to win the Prize, the Property known as Swythamley Chapel, Swythamley, SK11 0SN, U.K..

Further details in relation to the Promoter’s title to the Prize can be found on the Website.

The Promoter is not responsible or liable for the valuation of the Prize known as Swythamley Chapel, SK11 0SN and makes no representation or warranty in respect of the value accuracy of any component of the Prize, nor of the whole Prize.

The Prize will be transferred by the Promoter to the Winner of the Contest free from all mortgages, transfer charges and other encumbrances, at the Promoter’s expense and including all fees, charges and taxes including Stamp Duty and legal fees.

The Winner shall ensure the Prize is registered at HM Land Registry in the Winner’s name.

To make the house prize viable, 125,000 paid tickets at the sum of £6 need to be sold by 1st April, 2018 or the extended date of 1st July, 2018.

If fewer than 125,000 paid tickets have been sold by the Closing Date but the Promoter decides to award the house anyway, the property known as Swythamley Chapel, Swythamley, SK11 0SN U.K., constitutes the whole Prize.

If fewer than 125,000 paid tickets have been sold and there is insufficient funding to award the prize, the accounts will be audited, the expenses–primarily advertising–taken out and the balance offered to the winner as a cash prize.

If all 125,000 paid tickets have been sold, the Winner will additionally receive: a full tank of Liquid Propane Gas (LPG), 12 months’ council tax payments made as a lump sum directly to the Council, and a £10,000 donation to a registered charity or recognised good cause of the Winner’s choice, within 48 hours of the charity or cause being agreed between Winner and Promoter, as described in the wider “Prize” section of the website. The Promoter’s decision is final in supporting or denying the approval of the charity or good cause chosen by the Winner.

Where there exists reasonable doubt about the suggested good cause or charity, the Promoter reserves the right to put the Good Cause to the vote of Entrants. Where the first suggestion is not approved, the Winner will name an alternative.

The Promoter also offers a full day’s pre-prepared course to the Winner, to cover all aspects of advertising this property on Airbnb, hints and tips, and to get the Winner set up with an Airbnb account and a property listing. The one-day’s course would be held at a venue local to the Chapel.

RESULTS PROMOTIONS

The Winner agrees to allow the Promoters to display his or her name, town and country on the Website in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

The full name and town of residence of the Winners will be posted for the purposes of announcing a Winner within 24 hours of the Winner being determined.

Entrants authorise the Promoter to enter their personal details into the database and to use the information in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy.

QUALIFYING QUESTION

A completed Entry Form is only a successful entry if the Qualifying Question is answered correctly.

The Entrant must exercise skill and judgement to give the correct Answer; incorrect entries will not have the chance to win.

An Entrant found to be sharing the answer with other Entrants, requesting the answer from other Entrants, or putting the Promoter under duress to provide the answer, shall be disqualified.

REFUNDS

To be progressive as a Promoter and to encourage a trend in the behaviour of Promoters, a full refund is available to every buyer, without any questions asked, until seven days before the announced draw date. The same applies to refunds within the Terms of any mini-draw sub-promotions.

An entrant who has received a refund once, may, however, not re-enter the Competition a second time.

No reason for the refund request needs to be given; all refunds will be honoured on the basis that the Promoter wants to avoid any entrant over-committing themselves financially.

The refund may not always be sent back in the same way it was received; an easier mechanism for the Promoter must suffice in some instances.

The Promoter wishes entrants to consider the onerous nature of administering many refunds and would ask for patience while the funds are traced and returned, especially at busy periods.

Tickets will be withdrawn from the Competition, for any entrant who cancels their funding or receives a refund.

VOID ENTRIES

An entry shall be declared void, without any refund, if the entrant engages in: (a) any form of fraud (actual or apparent); (b) fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) fraudulent concealment; (d) hacking or interference with the proper functioning of the website; or (e) amending, or unauthorised use of, any of the code that constitutes the Website, or (f) attempting to influence the Promoter in the lawful generation of a random Winner.

Blank or insufficiently completed Entry Forms will result in the Entry being deemed void.

An Entry will be void if the Qualifying Question is answered incorrectly or not answered at all.

An Entry will be void if, in the Promoter’s opinion, an entrant attempts to sway the selection of the Winner by any form of approach to the Promoter.

Entries become invalid and no refund is due if, in the Promoter’s opinion, Entrants deliberately give the answer to the Qualifying Question to other entrants or seek to extract the correct answer from other Entrants or from the Promoter.

It is the responsibility of Entrants to individually research the answer to the Qualifying Question as a legal requirement under English law. For clarification, refer to the Gambling Commission.

The Promoter reserves the right to declare an Entry void if the Promoter determines they know the Entrant or their close family or friends. In this case, the Entry Fee will be reimbursed immediately and an explanation offered in writing. This policy is in the interests of clarity and transparency for all Entrants.

Entrants in Heaton, Swythamley and Wincle, are requested to submit their entries under the identities of persons not known to the Promoter, for example, to enter via a family member outside the Swythamley community. These steps are needed to protect the Competition from accusations of bias, were someone in the local area to win.

The Promoter will render void any Entry that is hand-delivered to the property or handed in person to the Promoter, for failing to follow the Terms & Conditions.

All Entrants should submit Entries in the same ways, to avoid any Entrants’ concerns over impartiality and fairness.

Any worries about these Terms & Conditions, or anything that is unclear?
Email the Promoter direct: editor@e-scribes.com


Note to other Promoters:

It was hard work drafting these Terms & Conditions. Should you wish to copy them for use in your own Competition, you may do so, but please be courteous and message me to let me know:

editor@e-scribes.com.

Give consideration, however, to how they should vary, depending on your offer. I am not responsible if any of my points gets you into hot water, if you copy them.

Giving consent for other Promoters to copy THIS PORTION of the website does not mean you can copy other parts that are protected by intellectual property rights. Anyone found copying other parts of the website, my promotions and marketing efforts will be dealt with by legal methods.