Competitions Terms and Conditions

Preamble

These terms and conditions (the "terms") apply to all competitions featured on this website (including any sub-domains unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions) which are organised by StrongholdNation, the service provider of this website, whose office address is Office 36442, PO Box 4336, Manchester, M61 0BW, on behalf of the registered domain name owner of this website.

 

You expressly understand, acknowledge and agree that these terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and StrongholdNation, and that your participation in any competition shall indicate your conclusive acceptance of this agreement. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms is deemed to occur every time you participate in or submit information, material, personal information, content and/or data to any competition, or for the purposes of participating in any competition. "Participation in any competition" shall also be deemed to consider any electronic mail ("email") communication received by and/or sent to any StrongholdNation email address which may be of relevance to participating in a competition.

 

The following terminology applies to these terms and conditions:

  1. "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person participating in a competition and accepting these terms and conditions;
  2. "Entrant" refers to either you or another person who is participating in a competition;
  3. "Competition", refers to any competition which is featured on this website and organised by StrongholdNation;
  4. "In good standing" refers to a member account on this website which at any one time is not suspended, banned, blocked, locked, deleted or otherwise unavailable, including without limitation any posting restrictions placed upon it by Administrators, Moderators, site owners, webmasters, other StrongholdNation personnel, its agents or affiliates;
  5. "Competition information" refers to specific instructions and terms for a competition which may be mentioned in any electronic messages, or on this website, or communicated to entrants in any other way;
  6. "StrongholdNation staff" refers to either StrongholdNation, its subsidiaries, owners, agents, affiliates, staff members, moderators, administrators, webmasters, service personnel, service providers and/or other affiliated personnel who are duly authorised by StrongholdNation;

Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same. All terminology not otherwise defined in these terms shall have the meaning set out in the website Terms and Conditions. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

 

These are the terms governing participation in competitions and the agreement that operates between you and StrongholdNation. These terms set out the rights and obligations of all users regarding participation in competitions. Entrants must at all times follow these terms and conditions and the competition information.

 

Your access to and participation in competitions is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these terms. These terms apply to all users and others who participate in competitions.

 

StrongholdNation may cancel, suspend or modify any competition, competition information or these terms at any time, at our sole discretion, and without prior notice, in whole or in part. Any changes will be posted within either the competition information or these terms.

Competition Entry

By entering a competition entrants accept these terms together with any specific instructions and terms for such competition which may be mentioned in any electronic messages, or on this 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 any competition information.

Entry Requirements

Competitions are open to users from any country around the world who are registered members on this website in good standing, unless otherwise noted within the competition information. StrongholdNation may ask competition winners for proof of identity and if a competition winner is unable to verify their identity to the satisfaction of the StrongholdNation staff, we reserve the right to select an alternative winner. People aged thirteen years or younger may not enter any competition featured on this website unless otherwise specifically stated in the competition information. Any entry by a person aged thirteen years or younger shall be invalid and subject to deletion from this website and all associated services. People aged under the age of eighteen should not disclose to us any personal information without first getting the consent of a parent or guardian.

 

The StrongholdNation staff and members of their respective immediate families (including any live-in partner or household member) shall not be entitled to participate in any competition. Any company or organisation involved in the organisation, management, promotion, sponsorship, or administration of the competition or its entry routes or donation of prizes or their agents or subsidiaries may not enter any competitions to which they are organising, managing, promoting, sponsoring, administering, donating to or assisting with.

 

Where an entrant requires the details of his/her parent/guardian to be provided to the Competition Administrator, or the consent of his/her parent/guardian before providing us with personal information, StrongholdNation may ask for proof of age, and in all competitions evidence to verify the identity of that entrant at any time, and may use any channels and methods available to carry out checks of any details provided. Entrants may only enter the competition in their own name.

 

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 that our use of such works (which you will permit) will not infringe the rights of any third party, breach any right of privacy or confidentiality or break any law. Entrants may be required to supply their name, email address and/or any other details specified within the either competition information or by the Competition Administrator.

 

Unless otherwise stated in the competition information, the number of entries a person or household may make shall be capped at one entry per person and two total entries per household. The number of entries per StrongholdNation member shall be capped at one entry per member, unless otherwise stated in the competition information. Unless otherwise stated in the competition information, only one entry may be made per Internet Protocol (IP) address. Entries received that exceed any of these limits will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition. No more than one prize per user per competition will be awarded.

Entry License

Entrants hereby grant to StrongholdNation an irrevocable non-exclusive royalty-free perpetual license to use, display, adapt, perform, promote, archive, translate, publish, reproduce, distribute, modify, to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part and authorise others to use, reproduce and edit any part or all of their entry and/or information in any and all forms, formats or media to distribute and syndicate your information worldwide. You confirm and warrant that you have the required authority to grant the above license to us.

 

To the maximum extent provided by applicable law, we exclude all warranty and/or responsibility should a determination be otherwise ruled by a court of competent jurisdiction. By submitting any information to the competition, your information will become part of our database, and therefore, owned by StrongholdNation. Consequently, you may not demand deletion of any content submitted by any party waiving all copyright claims, the right to demand action via means of any such cease and desist and/or DMCA order/request or any such removal request, to any communication made to (including but not limited to) any site operators, administrators, owners, service providers and/or StrongholdNation personnel.

Entry Methods

Entry to any competition may only be made through the applicable method(s) indicated in the competition information. Not all of the following methods of entry may be available for entry to each competition. The following subsection will apply where the method is indicated as being available in the competition information.

  • Online entry: where specified in the competition information as an available method of entry to the competition, web entrants are required to follow the instructions on this website as indicated in the competition information. There is no charge for online entries. Entrants may receive a message confirming entry to the competition.
  • Email entry: where specified in the competition information as an available method of entry to the competition, email entrants may enter the competition by sending an email with the information and/or data indicated in the competition information and at the email address indicated. There is no charge for email entries. Entrants may receive a message confirming their entry to the competition.

Entries must be legible (or audible as the case may be) and correctly spelt, in English, and must be made on the official form, if there is one, or the official page of the relevant website. Any entries which are incomplete, incorrect, inaudible, illegible, altered, corrupted, incomprehensible, or multiple entry, or not received by StrongholdNation will be void and may be deleted. 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) shall be dismissed and deemed invalid. In the event that entries submitted through agents or third parties or in bulk are dismissed, the user(s) responsible for these submissions shall be prevented from further participating in the competition and any existing entries by the respective users shall be considered void and invalid.

Prizes

The prize of the competition is as specified in the competition information. The process for determining the winner of the prize is as indicated in the competition information. Where the winner is randomly selected from all correct and valid entries, the draw for the winner will take place within a reasonable time period of the date on which the competition closes.

 

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, the decision of StrongholdNation shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Method of Awarding Prizes

Prizes shall be awarded in accordance with the applicable method(s) indicated in the competition information. Not all of the following methods of awarding prizes may be available for entry to each competition. The following subsection will apply where the method is indicated as being available in the competition information.

  • Prize draws: A competition draw shall take place as stated in the competition information and the winner(s) shall be the first entry(ies) drawn at random from all qualifying entries. If required by law or regulation, this shall take place under the supervision of an independent observer.
  • Subjective Assessment: Any competition requiring a subjective assessment in the selection of winning entries will be judged by StrongholdNation or as indicated in the competition information and, if required by law or regulation, an independent judge or a panel including one member who is independent of the competition's promoters and intermediaries. We shall appoint the judge(s) of any competition. The judge(s) will examine all entries and award the prize to the entry(ies) the judge or judges considers the best. The guiding principle is fairness: if the judge concludes that there has been unfairness, deceit or misinformation in an entry or the conduct of the competition, entries may be declared invalid or adjusted, the competition may be voided or the terms and competition informaiton changed, in any such case to achieve fairness. We may exclude anyone from entry or further participation in a competition if we determine at our absolute discretion that their participation would bring this website into disrepute for any reason, including but not limited to the character and history of the entrant. If no entries reach a required standard, prizes may not be awarded. A tie breaker may be conducted to determine an outright winner where necessary. If for any reason, judge(s) are unable to agree upon which entry(ies) should receive a prize they may conduct a prize draw to choose the final winner(s). If for any reason, whether foreseen or not, there are more winners than there are available prizes, the judge(s) may conduct a prize draw to choose the final winner(s).

Notification of the Winner(s)

StrongholdNation will attempt to notify the winner(s) 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 StrongholdNation shall in its absolute discretion deem reasonable. Winners will be contacted by email address and entrants must ensure that their email address is fully working as this is the only way they shall be contacted to claim their prize.

 

The winner(s) will have a specified fixed time period in which to claim his or her prize. Unless otherwise noted in the competition information, the specified fixed time period in which to claim a prize shall be 72 hours from initial notification. Where we are unable to contact a winner within a reasonable period, or any prize cannot be taken up or is declined or returned undelivered, or in the event of the death or incapacitation of a winner before receiving their prize, a substitute winner may be drawn or chosen (as the case may be) at our discretion without further notice to the original winner, and the original winner shall cease to be eligible for the prize or any alternative and shall have no claim against the StrongholdNation staff, the judges, the competition sponsor or their respective agents.

Delivery of the Prize

StrongholdNation shall try to deliver the prize to the winner within a reasonable period of time from the date of the draw, usually less than 6 weeks, unless otherwise specified in writing to the winner. Delivery restrictions may apply. No cash equivalent (where applicable) or alternative prize will be given and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However, StrongholdNation reserves the right to change the prize due to circumstances beyond StrongholdNation's control or to offer an alternative of similar value.

 

Any entrant who enters or attempts to enter the competition in a manner, which in StrongholdNation's determination is contrary to these terms or by its nature is unfair to other entrants may be removed from the competition at StrongholdNation's sole discretion. StrongholdNation 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, the terms and conditions of use of this website, fraud, duplication, or other inappropriate or improper conduct including but not limited to the use of technology, rudeness, abuse or entrants who are otherwise deemed unsuitable by StrongholdNation. StrongholdNation reserves the right to refuse any prize where it suspects dishonest or fraudulent conduct on the entrant's part or where the entrant has not complied with the rules of the competition and/or these terms and/or competition information.

 

StrongholdNation 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.

Publicity

In relation to all competitions, the member username of the winner(s) may be published by the StrongholdNation staff and entrants grant to StrongholdNation an irrevocable non-exclusive royalty-free perpetual licence to use and publish their entry and/or username in any media for the purpose of announcing the winner(s).

Data Protection

StrongholdNation (or any third party nominated by StrongholdNation) may exercise its sole discretion to use the winner's username and their comments relating to the prize and competition experience for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid. Aggregate, non personal data may also be used for the purpose of undertaking market research or in facilitating reviews, developments and improvements to relevant services.

 

By participating in the competition, the entrant agrees to StrongholdNation processing those details in accordance with the purposes made known to the entrant at the time of collection and in accordance with StrongholdNation's privacy policy which can be viewed here.

Limitation and Liability

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit StrongholdNation's liability for death or personal injury caused by the StrongholdNation staff or supplier's negligence or for fraud. Subject to this, StrongholdNation 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. StrongholdNation is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any network or lines, computer online 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 or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition.

 

The StrongholdNation staff, the competition sponsors and their respective agents will not be liable for any circumstances beyond their reasonable control which prevent or delay the completion of the competition, or the award or delivery of any prize, or for any winner's inability to take up or fully enjoy the prize in the manner and at the time specified. Where a prize is provided by a sponsor, such sponsor is solely liable to you for its failure or delay in delivering the prize or for any unsatisfactory quality or misdescription in respect of the prize. To the fullest extent permitted by law the StrongholdNation staff, the sponsor and their agents exclude their liability for any damages, losses, claims, costs or expenses, however caused, which arise directly or indirectly from an entry into a competition or the award or non-award, use or experience of a prize to any entrant. We are not liable for any competition operated by a third party but featured in a StrongholdNation publication or website, which shall be the responsibility of such third party.

 

Neither the StrongholdNation staff nor any other party or organisation involved in the management, promotion, sponsorship 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 StrongholdNation or any third party), virus, bugs, malware or other causes outside its control.

 

The StrongholdNation staff are not liable for any damage to any computer, mobile telephone or other electronic device resulting from participation in or downloading of any materials in connection with the competition. You acknowledge that the internet is not a secure medium and information submitted to competitions hosted on this website owned or controlled by StrongholdNation may be accessed by third parties.

 

StrongholdNation 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 StrongholdNation. StrongholdNation 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.

 

In the event of any error affecting the competition, whether printing, technological or otherwise, the judge(s), or Competition Administrator if there are no judges, shall have discretion to continue the competition as if the error had not occurred. In all matters, including tie-breakers, the decision of the judge(s) or StrongholdNation (as the case may be) shall be final and unchallengeable. No correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

 

The StrongholdNation staff, nor any other party or organisation involved in the management, promotion, sponsorship or administration of the competition or its entry routes or donation of prizes or their agents or subsidiaries involved in the competition will not be liable to reimburse losses, claims, expenses and/or other costs incurred in making an entry in any competition.

Competition Termination

StrongholdNation 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 or in the event of a virus, computer bug or unauthorised human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of StrongholdNation that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality, or normal course of the competition.

Legal Threats

StrongholdNation views legal threats or threats of a legal nature, extremely seriously. We reserve the right to terminate any website or service access and/or competition participation and/or entry(ies) immediately with persons who threaten legal action, and to refuse to do business with any such individual.

Translation Interpretation

These terms may have been translated if we have made them available to you on this website. You agree that the original English (United Kingdom) version of this text shall prevail in the case of a dispute.

Termination

The terms of this agreement will continue to apply in perpetuity until terminated by either party without notice at any time for any reason. Terms that are to continue in perpetuity shall be unaffected by the termination of this agreement.

 

We may terminate or suspend your ability to participate in any competition immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach these terms.

 

Upon termination, your right to participate in any competition will cease immediately.

General

  • You may not transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under these terms and conditions where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
  • Our failure to enforce at any time, or for any period of time, any one or more of the terms and conditions shall not be a waiver of StrongholdNation or the right at any time subsequently to enforce all terms and conditions.
  • We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time at our sole discretion and without any notice. Changes to our terms become effective on the date they are posted and your continued use of this website after any changes to terms are made will signify your agreement to be bound by the newer terms. You should check these terms and conditions regularly to ensure familiarity with the current version.
  • These terms and conditions contain the whole agreement between the parties relating to its subject matter and supersede all prior discussions, arrangements or agreements that might have taken place in relation to the terms and conditions.
  • The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these terms and conditions and no third party will have any right to enforce or rely on any provision of these terms and conditions.
  • If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these terms and conditions and/or competition (or part of any provision and/or competition) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions will not be affected.
  • This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
  • In the event that any entrant does not, or is unable to, comply with and meet these terms and the competition information, StrongholdNation 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 StrongholdNation 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 StrongholdNation including but not limited to any and all relevant laws, rules and applicable regulatory codes.
  • The promoter of the competition is StrongholdNation.
  • Unless otherwise noted within the competition information, all times stated shall be in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
  • Any personal data relating to entrants will be used in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and our privacy policy.
  • For information on how StrongholdNation deals with privacy, please see our privacy policy.