CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

1. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION FOR COMPETITIONS

The general terms and conditions of participation apply to all competitions held by Rodney Matthews Studios. These shall apply in addition to the terms and conditions of participation for the respective competition. By participating, each participant shall recognise these terms and conditions of participation as well as the Terms and Conditions of participation and deadlines named separately in the case of the individual competitions. 

A hard copy of the present terms and conditions can be obtained by sending a request to the following address: Rodney Matthews Studios, PO Box 1270, CHELTENHAM, GL50 9ZP, UK. Entering a competition is free of charge and does not imply any purchase obligation, unless stated otherwise in the terms and conditions of a specific competition.

2. ORGANISER

The organiser of the raffle or competition is: Rodney Matthews Studios, PO Box 1270, CHELTENHAM, GL50 9ZP, UK hereinafter "the Organiser". 

3. PARTICIPATION

a. Provided that nothing else has been indicated, those entitled to participate shall include all individuals who are of legal age. Minors and those who are of age whose legal competency is limited, require a written consent from their legal representative in order to participate.

b. Provided that nothing else has been indicated, a person enters the competition by providing a response to all of the competition’s questions and/or filling out the registration form and submitting it. Entering and initiating participation to a Competition implies unconditional acceptance of the present terms and conditions. Each Participant will accordingly be deemed to have read and understood these terms and conditions and accepted them in full together with any decisions taken by the Organiser and/or the selected jury.

c. One person may only take part in a raffle or competition a single time.

d. The participant shall be responsible for the accuracy of the required information, especially the e-mail address. The Organiser shall assume no liability for incomplete or inaccurate information. In the case of indicating false personal information, disqualification from the competition or raffle can take place according to point 5 (2).

e. Participation via third parties that act as a commercial broker of raffles, competitions and/or raffles shall be ruled out.

4. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT AND PRIZE NOTIFICATION

a. Information on prizes can be taken from respective raffle or competition announcements and notifications. It is not mandatory that the object presented as a prize as part of the raffle or competition be identical with the object that is won. In fact, there can be deviations with regard to model, colour, among other things. The Organiser shall not be held responsible for such deviations.

b. The prize is personal and non-transferable. It shall only be awarded to the Winners and can only be claimed for a certain edition by the winner of the relevant competition. The prize cannot be exchanged for other products, services or cash. The prize is indivisible and can only be accepted as such. The organiser retains the exclusive right to choose the winners.

c. Unless indicated otherwise, in the case of several participants and/or several correct final judgments, a determination shall be made based upon the lot.

d. The winners will be notified by e-mail. In the case of participation via Facebook/Instagram, the winners shall be informed of their prize via a personal message through Facebook/Instagram. If it is necessary to contact the winners by another means, this shall be stated accordingly. If the winner does not contact us within a period of four weeks of having received notification, claim to the prize shall be forfeited and a substitute winner shall be determined according to the same process. The winner has the right to refuse the prize by making a written declaration. It this case, claim to the prize shall also be forfeited and a substitute winner shall be determined.

e. By participating in the competition or raffle, the participant agrees to publicly announcing his/her name and where he/she lives.

f. Unless specified otherwise, the prize will be shipped to the winner by mail, after being contacted on Instagram or Facebook.

g. The end date of the competition is always specified on the specific page of the competition.


5. EXPULSION FROM THE COMPETITION

a. The organiser shall be entitled to refuse participation without any indication of reasons. Principally, there is no entitlement to participate.

b. In particular, this shall apply in the event of non-compliance with the Terms and Conditions, the use of technical means or other manipulative and/or illicit aid. This shall also apply in the case of making numerous applications for the same person to participate and deliberately providing false personal information.

c. Furthermore, the Organiser shall reserve the right to exclude, even retroactively, participants whom have already been accepted at any time, as well the right to deny prizes and demand them back.

d. Employees of Rodney Matthews Studios and possible cooperation partners involved, as well as those appointed by them shall be excluded from participation.

6. TERMINATION AND CHANGES

a. Until the prize has been handed over, the Organiser shall expressively reserve the right to change the course of the competition and/or modify and the type and scope of the prize as well as replace the prize with something else without any indication of reasons.

b. Furthermore, the Organiser reserves the right to end or cancel competitions without any reason or notification. In particular, the Organiser shall make avail of the possibility if, due to technical reasons (e.g. viruses in computer systems, manipulation or error in hardware and/or software) or due to legal reasons, an orderly execution of the competition cannot be ensured. To the extent that such a termination is caused by the behaviour of a participant, the Organiser shall be entitled to demand compensation from this individual for the damages incurred.

7. DATA PRIVACY

a. In order to be able to participate in a raffle or competition, it is essential to indicate personal information in a complete manner and that this information is free from error. By participating in a competition, the participant expressively gives the Organiser his/her consent to save and process the required information. Furthermore, the participant expressively gives his/her consent to transfer the data for the purpose of conducting the competition.

b. The participant may revoke his/her consent to process and save the information at any time and thereby withdraw from participation

c. Upon request, the Organiser shall give each participant information free of charge on all personal data that has been saved by it and shall immediately delete this information upon request free of charge. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send a message via e-mail with a list of the information to be deleted.

d. Rodney Matthews Studios shall undertake to adhere to legal regulations concerning data privacy

8. LIABILITY

a. The Organiser shall be released from all obligations upon handing over the prize.

b. The Organiser shall not assume any liability for material defects and defects of title of the prizes that have been donated by cooperation partners.

c. Rodney Matthews Studios shall only be liable for damages that have been caused by Rodney Matthews Studios or one of its employees with intent, due to gross negligence, or infringement of cardinal obligations. This shall not apply to injuries, death and/or impairments to the health.

9. OTHER

a. Legal action shall be ruled out.

b. If individual provisions should be or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining terms and conditions of participation.

c. These terms and conditions of participation can be changed by Rodney Matthews Studios at any time without any special notification.

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