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These terms and conditions apply to competitions featured at live events organised by Independent-Events.com Ltd (“Independent Events”) (or a on behalf of a client of Independent Events)

  • 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 (“competition information”). Such competition information shall prevail in the event of there being any inconsistency between these competition terms and conditions and any competition information.
  • Independent Events 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 Entry

  • The competition is open only to visitors and participants of Westside Plaza’s Big Bucket Challenge. There are no entrants under the age of 16 to be taken into consideration for winning the competition. Westside Plaza Shopping Centre employees, their immediate family, or any person or company associated with the event are excluded from entering.
  • 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.
  • By entering the competition entrants warrant that all information submitted by them is true, current, and complete. Entrants also warrant that they are the copyright owners of any copyright works submitted, e.g. photographs and drawings, and Independent Events’ use of such works (which you will permit) will not infringe the rights of any third party.
  • This competition is limited to one entry per person.
  • Neither Independent Events nor its clients, agents, nor any other party or organisation involved in the management, promotion, or administration of the competition or its entry routes or donation of prizes or their agents or subsidiaries involved in the competition will accept responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost or delayed whether or not arising during operation or transmission as a result of server functions (including but not limited to security functions by software used by Independent Events or any third party), virus, bugs, or other causes outside its control.
  • Entries submitted through agents or third parties or in bulk (i.e. more entries than a human being could submit in the time available without the use of software or other devices designed to make automated entries or, in the case of postal entries, more than one entry submitted under the same postage stamp) will not be accepted. Entrants may enter as many times as they like unless otherwise indicated in the competition information but no more than one prize per person per competition will be awarded.
  • Any entries which are incomplete, incorrect, incomprehensible, inappropriate or not received by Independent Events will be void.
  • In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the correctness or acceptability of the entry or any answers given by entrants (if applicable), or the operation of any part of the competition (in the case of postal entries, a postal strike for example), network or phone system, the decision of Independent Events shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Independent Events will not be liable to reimburse expenses incurred in making an entry in any competition. Where Independent Events decides in its sole discretion that an entrant is eligible for a refund, eligibility for refunds will be notified to relevant entrants. Independent Events reserves the right to refuse to refund any messages where it suspects dishonest or fraudulent conduct on the sender’s part or where the entrant has not complied with the rules of the competition.
  • Ten entrants to the competition will be selected to be shortlisted. Upon which they will be entered into an online voting forum for the social community to vote.

Prizes

  • The prize is as specified in the competition information.
  • Where the winner is required to speak for the purposes of a film or video production they must appear to be able to communicate clearly and appropriately for the production in question. Independent Events reserves the right to select an alternative winner in the event that these requirements are not met.
  • Should more prizes be claimed than are available for any reason, a simple prize draw will take place for the available prize(s).
  • Independent Events will attempt to notify the winner within 21 days after the closing date, or as otherwise indicated in the competition information, and where time is of the essence for such a period as Independent Events shall in its absolute discretion deem reasonable. He/she will be contacted on the phone number, by SMS text, or email address provided when entering the competition. The winner will have a specified fixed time period in which to claim his or her prize. If Independent Events is unable to notify the winner, or if the winner fails to respond within the fixed time period as specified and/or provide an address for delivery of the prize, this may result in forfeiture of the prize and Independent Events reserves the right to select an alternative winner in accordance with these terms and conditions and the competition information.
  • Independent Events may in its sole discretion refuse to provide a prize, or seek its recovery, in the event of non-entitlement under these terms or an entrant’s breach of these terms, Independent Events’s website terms of use, fraud, dishonesty, or other inappropriate or improper conduct including but not limited to the use of technology which enables an entrant to evade charges or entry requirements.
  • Any entrant who enters or attempts to enter the Competition in a manner, which in Independent Events determination is contrary to these terms and conditions or by its nature is unfair to other entrants may be removed from the Competition at Independent Events’ sole discretion.
  • Independent Events reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Competition in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the Competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in these terms and conditions or in the event of a virus, computer bug or unauthorised human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of Independent Events that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality, or normal course of the Competition.
  • Independent Events reserves the right in its sole discretion to withhold delivery of the prize until such proof of eligibility and identity has been confirmed or if such proof is not produced on request or to disqualify the entrant from the competition.
  • The prize(s) must be collected from the Westside Plaza’s Management Suite within 28 days from the date of the draw, unless otherwise specified to the winner.

No cash equivalent (where applicable) or alternative prize will be given and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However, Independent Events reserves the right to change the prize due to circumstances beyond its control or to offer an alternative of similar value.

  • In relation to all competitions, the first name and surname of the winner may be published by Independent Events and entrants grant to Independent Events a non-exclusive licence to use and publish their entry in any media for the purpose of announcing the winner.

Competition Data Protection and Publicity

  • Ten entrants to the competition will be selected to be shortlisted. Upon which they will be entered into an online voting forum for the social community to vote. Independent Events (or any third party nominated by Independent Events) may exercise its sole discretion to use the winner’s (and (if applicable) their companion’s) name, address, and image and their comments relating to the prize and competition experience for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice or without any fee being paid.
  • Information, data and the caller line identity (“personal data”) which is provided by entrants when they enter will be held and used by Independent Events and their suppliers and contractors in order to administer the competition. If entrants call from a withheld caller line identity and do not provide their caller line identity when entering the competition, Independent Events may use the withheld caller line identity for customer care purposes such as refunds or communications relating to a service e.g. to notify a winner. Entrants’ personal data may also be passed to their mobile phone network or to relevant regulatory bodies including PhonePayPlus, the police or other authorities in the course of the investigation of any complaints or suspected unlawful activity or where requested by the phone provider in connection with the billing arrangements for the competition.
  • By submitting their personal details, the entrant agrees to Independent Events processing those details in accordance with the purposes made known the entrant at the time of collection and in accordance with Independent Events privacy policy which can be viewed at http://www.independent-events.com/privacy-policy
  • Independent Events shall comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation, any successor legislation or other applicable law.

Liability

  • Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit Independent Events’ liability for death or personal injury caused by their staff or supplier’s negligence or for fraud. Subject to this, Independent Events cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize. Independent Events is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the
    Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition.
  • Independent Events cannot promise that the services relating to the competition will be free from errors or omissions nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. These services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond the control of Independent Events. Independent Events will not be liable in the event that all or any part of the service relating to the competition is discontinued, modified or changed in any way.

Standard terms

  • In the event that any entrant does not, or is unable to, comply with and meet these terms and conditions and the competition information, Independent Events shall be entitled at its sole discretion to disqualify such entrant, without any further liability to such entrant. In these circumstances, any prize(s) won by the entrant may be forfeited and Independent Events reserves the right to reclaim any prize(s) already distributed to the entrant. Any entrant must comply with any directions given to him or her by Independent Events including but not limited to any and all relevant laws, rules and applicable regulatory codes.
  • The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
  • Please note that calls may be recorded to ensure that competition entries are captured, for staff training and quality control purposes.
  • The promoter of the competition is Independent-events.com ltd, 2.13 Quayside i4, Newcastle Enterprise Centres, Albion Row, NE6 1LL. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • These terms and conditions were last updated on 8th June 2018.