eBucks News24 Survey Competition Terms and Conditions

2011-10-13 14:14


These terms and conditions (the "Rules") relating to the eBucks News24 survey (the “Competition”) comprise its official rules and offer to participate in the Competition and, together with official competition communications by First National Bank eBucks, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, an Authorized Financial Services and Credit Provider (NCRCP20) (“eBucks”), shall govern and apply to all participation and activity arising out of and relating to the Competition. Please review these Rules which, by your participation, you agree will govern all aspects of your relationship with eBucks and its agents in respect of the Competition. These Rules cannot be modified or superseded except by eBucks, in its reasonable discretion, in a written revision to these Rules posted on the News24 website http://www.news24.com) and, at eBucks sole discretion, using other potential official Competition communication methods reasonably calculated to reach a majority of potential participants. A copy of these Rules can be found at (http://www.news24.com)


This Competition is promoted, conducted and sponsored by eBucks, having its principal place of business at 10th Floor, FNB Place First National Bank, BankCity, Cnr Kerk and Diagonal Street, Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa. 2000. The person responsible for conducting the promotional competition on behalf of eBucks is Ms Lianne Williams, Head of Corporate Communications at eBucks.


This Competition is open to any legal resident of the Republic of South Africa who is 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, excluding: FirstRand Bank Limited directors and employees; any person who is a director, member, partner, employee or agent of, or consultant to eBucks; any person who a supplier of goods and services in connection with the Competition; anyone else professionally connected with this Competition; and any of the aforementioned peoples spouses, life partners, parents and children . By entering this Competition participants warrant that they do not fall into any of the aforementioned categories of people.


To enter the Competition, participants must have completed and successfully submitted the eBucks festive survey. Each person can only enter once. eBucks is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries and these will be deemed invalid. Entries must be received by eBucks after the Competition opening time and no later than the Competition closing time indicated below. Each entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Rules. eBucks reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Rules. No telephonic, faxed, emailed or posted entries will be accepted.


This Competition runs from 12:01:00 am GMT on 14 October 2011 until 11:59:59 pm on 14 November 2011.


The Competition will be run in the format of a lucky draw. A winner will be randomly drawn at the end of the Competition. All valid entries will be captured into a file from which News24 will randomly select one winner. A random draw will take place to determine a winner before 1 December 2011 during business hours. The random entry drawn will be checked to establish whether it meets the eligibility criteria above and if so that entry will be Competition winner, subject to us being able to contact that winner within 5 days of the draw taking place. If the eligibility criteria is not met further random draws will take place until a randomly selected valid entry meets the eligibility criteria. The winners will be notified within 48 hours of the random draw taking place, by email and a telephone call to the contact details submitted when entering the Competition. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, through no fault of eBucks, 5 days after the first attempt, the prize will be awarded to the next eligible winner. The random draw will be overseen by an independent accountant, registered auditor, attorney or advocate.


The Competition winner will receive an iPad 2 16GB (3G +Wi-Fi) to the value of R5600 (five thousand six hundred rand).  eBucks will courier the prize to the winner’s selected physical address in the Republic of South Africa within one week of notification. The prizes are not transferable or negotiable. No cash alternatives are available. eBucks reserves the right to substitute the prize for other prizes of equal or greater value. eBucks is not responsible for any damaged prizes after signature of receipt. Income or other taxes relating to the prizes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.


Unless you instruct us to the contrary within 24 hours of being notified that you have won a prize, if you enter this competition, you consent to your name, image and prize being announced on the eBucks Facebook Fan, eBucks Twitter pages.If your consent is not withheld, winners’ names will be available at http://www.facebook.com/pages/ for a period of 3 months after the close of the Competition.


Participants in the Competition understand and agree that, in order to offer the Competition, eBucks may collect and use personal information about participants. This personal information may include participants’, first name, last name, email address, mobile number and in certain instances your image. Personal data, which participants provide when they enter the Competition, may, subject to prevailing law, be used for future eBucks marketing activity, unless you notify eBucks that you wish to opt out of receiving such marketing communications. eBucks will treat your information in total confidence and will not sell, share or rent this information to any other third parties. eBucks may  disclose information if required to do so by law or if it is required to protect the safety, rights or property of the eBucks, our members, customers or the public.


No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this Competition or these Rules. In the unlikely event of a dispute, eBuck’s decision shall be final. eBucks reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw any aspect of this Competition in its sole discretion at any time without notice or liability. eBucks cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this Competition agree that eBucks will, subject to prevailing law, have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this Competition. The laws of the Republic of South Africa govern this Competition. If any provision or part of these Rules is deemed void or otherwise unenforceable in law then that provision or part shall be deemed excluded and the remainder of these Rules shall remain in force. Any violation of these Rules will result in the immediate disqualification of the transgressing participant from the Competition.

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