Competition Terms and Conditions

1. Definitions and Introduction

1.1 All of our Competitions will be subject to (i) these Competition Terms and Conditions and (ii) the Specific Rules and you will be bound by these Terms when you enter or participate in any Competition or accept any Prize.  If these Competition Terms and Conditions differ or conflict with any Specific Rules then the Specific Rules will prevail.

1.2 We may add to, amend or vary these Competition Terms and Conditions from time to time, at our discretion.

1.3 You agree to co-operate with and comply with all reasonable requests made by us in connection with any Competition and its broadcast.

2. Eligibility and Entry Criteria

2.1 In order to make a valid entry into a Competition you must enter as an individual using your legal name and make only one entry per Competition, unless the Specific Rules allow you to make multiple entries. You may only enter a competition if you are a resident of the United Kingdom.

2.2 Entrants must be aged 18 or above.

2.3 Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Rules, you may not enter a Competition if you are an employee, or Family Member of an employee, of H+H, a competition sponsor or Prize giver or if you are directly or indirectly connected with the Competition.

2.4 So that we can ensure the fairness of our competitions, we reserve the right to prevent you, at our absolute discretion, from entering any of our Competitions for a period of six months. If we choose to exercise this right we will notify you in writing.

2.5 You may not enter a Competition if you have been given the answer(s) or any other relevant information in relation to the Competition, either directly or indirectly, by any employee of any Global Company, Competition sponsor or Prize giver.

2.6 No multiple, bulk, automated, machine assisted, third party, syndicate or other group entries will be accepted.  We shall disqualify any entries which, in our reasonable opinion, appear to have used any of these entry methods including multiple entries from the same IP address or telephone number, unless the Specific Rules state that multiple entries are permitted.

2.7 We may ask you to provide us with proof of your eligibility to enter a Competition and we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to decide whether or not eligibility criteria have been met.  Breach of any of the criteria contained in this Clause 2 may result in your disqualification from a Competition and/or the withdrawal of a Prize.

3. Entering a Competition

3.1 Entries by text message must be sent to the applicable shortcode as advertised in Professional Builder Magazine or online. Please be aware that shortcodes may change from Competition to Competition.  You may need to check with your service provider for details of phone network compatibility.  You will pay any text messaging charges via your service provider.

3.2 Please take care to follow the exact competition entry instructions.  We cannot guarantee competition entry for mis-spelt entries;

3.3 A text message or a telephone call will normally cost the standard rate for your service provider, please check with your service provider for more details. The cost of text messages and telephone calls via different service providers may vary.

3.4 If you are using a telephone which is not paid for by you, please ask for the permission of the bill payer before entering the Competition. 

4. Prizes

4.1 If you win a prize, we will notify you within 28 days of the end date of the Competition and you will then have 28 days within which to claim the Prize.  If you fail to claim the Prize within the time-limit, or fail to comply with any other instructions or time-limits notified to you, you will forfeit your right to the Prize and your claim will be invalid.

4.2 We reserve the right, at our absolute discretion, to request certain evidence relating to your Competition entry including proof of identity, age and address.  Please ensure you have given us your correct address so that we can send your Prize to you. 

4.3 We may carry out an interview with you either by telephone or in person and we may record the interview;

4.4 All Prizes are non-transferable and may not be given, assigned or sold to another person.

4.5 Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or other alternatives except by us in accordance with clause 10.1.

4.6 Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Rules, you may not win more than one Prize per Competition and we reserve the right to withhold or reclaim any second or subsequent Prize.

4.7 Where the Prize contains ticket(s) to an event, you will be bound by and must comply with the event promoter’s terms and conditions together with those set out on the ticket and the rules and regulations of the venue.

4.8 No fee is payable to you in respect of your involvement in the Competition.

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