1.1. These terms and conditions (“General Terms") apply to all competitions, prize draws and other types of Competitions (“Competitions”) run by Yahoo! EMEA Limited ( a company incorporated in Ireland), with its office at 5-7 Point Village,North Wall Quay,Dublin 1, Ireland (“Yahoo EMEA”). Yahoo is the legal promoter of all these Competitions.
1.2. Each Competition may also have its own specific details and conditions (like a description of the prize, how to enter, how the winner is picked and what the opening/closing dates are). These will be set out in a question and answer format (the “Competition FAQs”) and you will be able to read these Competition FAQs on the relevant page of our website, or other website or media where we are running the Competition.
1.3. So you should read these General Terms together with any applicable Competition FAQs. If the Competition FAQs conflict with these General Terms, the Competition FAQs will rule.
1.4. By entering any Competition you agree to these General Terms and any applicable Competition FAQs. By using the Yahoo website, products and/or services you also agree to the Yahoo Terms of Service.
1.5. We may update these General Terms from time to time and you should check them every time you enter a Competition.
1.6. Depending on the Competition, other terms may also apply to you, for example, The tumblr Terms of Service, The Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, The Twitter Rules or The Flickr Community Guidelines. We’ll tell you about these in the Competition FAQs. By entering a Competition you agree to any of these relevant third party terms.
2.1. You must be over the age stated in the Competition FAQs and a resident of the United Kingdom to enter any Competition. If you are under 18 years old by entering into this competition you confirm that you have consent to do so from your parent(s) or guardian(s) (as applicable). Employees of Yahoo, any third party advertisers, agencies, sponsors, or prize providers, or any of their group companies, are not eligible to enter.
2.2. Additional eligibility requirements may apply and we will set these out in any relevant Competition FAQs. We may need to see evidence of winners meeting any eligibility requirements before awarding prizes.
2.3. We are not responsible for late, lost or corrupted entries. We may also reject entries that we cannot understand or are incomplete for any reason.
2.4. You must enter any Competition using your full legal name (or, if relevant, your unique social media profile). You may not enter any Competition using multiple names or profiles. Unless otherwise stated in any Competition FAQs, you may not enter any Competition more than once.
3.1. All prizes are subject to availability, non-transferable and non-exchangeable. We may replace the stated prizes with prizes of approximate equal value. There are no cash alternatives available in respect of prizes.
3.2. Third parties may sometimes provide prizes. These third parties may apply their own set of terms and conditions in relation to any prizes, which will apply in addition to these General Terms and any relevant Competition FAQs. These third party terms may be set out in the Competition FAQs or provided to you separately if you are a winner.
3.3. We will make every reasonable effort to contact winners by telephone, email, relevant social media network or post. If we cannot get in touch with the winner within the number of days from the Competition closing date stated in the relevant Competition FAQs, the prize will revert to Yahoo and we may award it to another entrant in our absolute discretion. A list of winners can be obtained on request.
3.4. Unless otherwise stated in any Competition FAQs, we will send out prizes by special delivery or courier. We will not be responsible for any prizes that are lost, delayed, or damaged in the post.
3.5. There will be some prizes that require the winners to take them up at a specific time, e.g. holidays and tickets to events. If a winner does not take up a prize at the time specified by us (or any relevant prize provider) then the prize will be forfeited.
3.6. Unless otherwise stated in any Competition FAQs, no other costs or expenses are included in any prize. For example, the costs of transport to and from a venue or room service charges.
3.7. We make no representation or warranty in relation to any prizes, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, we will not be liable to you in relation to any prize or any Competition.
3.8. Winners must comply with our reasonable instructions on how to conduct themselves whilst participating in any prize.
3.9. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any relevant social media networks used by us to run a Competition will not be liable to you in relation to any prize or Competition.
4.1. All decisions relating to a Competition and/or the redemption of prizes are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
4.2. Where a Competition involves voting, the accuracy of the pooled results received will be considered by us to be final and binding.
5. SPECIAL TERMS FOR HOLIDAY PRIZES
5.1. Insurance is not provided as part of any holiday prize. Each winner and (if applicable) their traveling companion will be responsible for taking out at their own cost all relevant insurance.
5.2. The winner will be responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges.
5.3. Once issued, tickets for air travel and/or hotel stays may not be re-issued or changed.
5.4. For any overseas holiday prizes, the winner and any traveling companions must have valid passports, visas or ESTAs.
5.5. The winner and their traveling companion (if applicable) must comply with the health regulations required by any holiday prize destination country and are responsible for obtaining any inoculations at their own cost.
6. SPECIAL TERMS FOR EVENTS PRIZES
6.1. If the prizes include tickets or attendance at an event, we will not be responsible if any part of the event is cancelled, varied or rescheduled for any reason.
6.2. If the prizes include a "meet and greet" with famous people, they are subject to the availability of those famous people and we will not be responsible for any failure of those famous people to attend the “meet and greet”.
(a) use your personal information collected during a Competition for marketing or promotional purposes, including using your name and likeness to announce you as a winner
(b)pass your details to third parties for the purposes of prize fulfillment; and
(c) pass your details to any third party involved in the Competition for marketing purposes if you tick the relevant opt-in tick boxes on the Competition entry page agreeing to receive such marketing materials.
7.4. If there is a third party prize provider involved in any Competition, we may provide your personal information to them for the purposes of prize fulfillment.
8. USER CONTENT
8.1. Any photos, videos, messages, comments, audio or graphics, that are submitted by you as part of your entry into any Competition, are called “User Content”.
8.2. By submitting User Content as part of your entry into any Competition, you represent and warrant that:
8.2.1. you own the User Content and it’s your original work or you have the right to post or otherwise distribute it;
8.2.2. the User Content does not infringe anyone else’s intellectual property rights;
8.2.3. the User Content does not include any products, brand names, logos, or other material in the foreground or background that is owned by anyone other than you;
8.2.4. the User Content does not include advertisements or company names;
8.2.5. the User Content is complete and accurate, and not misleading, immoral or illegal;
8.3. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies that are owed to any person in connection with any User Content and Yahoo’s use of it as part of the relevant Competition;
8.4. We reserve the right to moderate, remove and/or edit any User Content at any time and without notice. Yahoo does not endorse any User Content and takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content.
8.5. You will retain copyright and moral rights in all User Content that you submit as part of any Competition. If a commercial opportunity comes up in respect of your User Content, we will notify you of it and you will be free to negotiate terms independently of any Competition. Any such action will not affect your chances of being chosen as a winner.
8.6. By submitting User Content in connection with any Competition you grant Yahoo its affiliates and sub-licensees a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free licence to use, copy, publicly display, publicly perform, publish or distribute any User Content in connection that Competition in any online or offline media.
9. TERMINATION OF COMPETITION
Yahoo may change the terms of, or terminate, any Competition at any time at its absolute discretion without liability to any entrant or other person. Yahoo or any prize provider will not award the prize if any Competition is terminated.
These General Terms (and any Competition FAQs) will be governed by the laws of Ireland.