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Competition rules: May 2019

This competition is brought to you by The Castle Hotel, Taunton and Somerset Day.

The Competition

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter or to win the Competition and any purchase made will not increase the  chance of winning.
  2. This Competition will run for the “Competition Period” which shall be from 7:00GMT on the 10th May 2019 until 23:59GMT on 13th May 2019 (the “Closing Date”). By entering this Competition you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions (“T&Cs”). The details of the Competition form part of these T&Cs. You should print and retain a copy of these T&Cs for reference. Any breach of these T&Cs may result in a prize being forfeited, at The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day’s sole discretion.
  3. To participate in this Competition, entrants must not be The Castle Hotel, Evosite or Somerset Day employees or board members and must meet the following requirements (the “Eligibility Criteria”):
    1. reside in the United Kingdom; and
    2. provide an address in the United Kingdom; and
    3. be at least 18 years of age or older; and
    4. have access to the internet; and
    5. have a valid and active Facebook/Twitter/Instagram account.

How to Enter

  1. During the Competition Period, The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day will post a series of social media posts over Facebook/Twitter/Instagram asking for an answer to a simple question (“Competition Posts”) to be in for a chance of winning. All answers over the two platforms will be combined. The Winner (as defined below) will be chosen at random. Every person who meets the Eligibility Criteria (“Entrant”) shall be entitled during the Competition Period, to do the following in order to enter (entries will not be deemed complete unless these steps are completed):
    1. For Facebook:
      1. Like the Competition Posts
      2. Submit a comment on the Competition Posts with the right answer to the question
    2. For Twitter:
      1. Retweet the Competition Posts with the hashtag
    3. For Instagram:
      1. Like the Competition Posts
      2. Submit a comment on the Competition Posts with the right answer to the question
    4. The Competition must be entered in the Entrant’s own name and using the Entrant’s own Facebook/Twitter account. The Competition may not be entered on behalf of anyone else and only one entry per person will be submitted.
    5. No bulk, software-generated, automatic, or third-party entries shall be accepted. If a false name is used, that Entry will be disqualified.
    6. Only entries that have been completed in full with a valid ‘Entry’ will be entered into the competition. The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day do not accept any responsibility for late entries and cannot be held responsible for any inability to submit entries as a result of computer service, systems, and/or server failure, error, interruption, defect or delay or any other technical malfunction including social media platform failure.

Winner Selection

  1. One Winner will be selected for the prize (described below). The Winner will be announced on a seperate social media post as well as a comment added to the Competition Post within 48 hours following the Competition Period.

The Prize

  1. There will be one winner during the Competition Period (the “Winner”). One UK based winner will win a Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at The Castle Hotel, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 1NF consisting of:
  • A glass of Champagne
  • A selection of finger sandwiches
  • Freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam
  • Variety of pastries made by our Patisserie
  • Tea of your choice or coffee
  1. The Winner can choose to receive the gift voucher electronically or in the post.
  2. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. If the Prize is no longer available due to circumstances beyond The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day’s control, a prize of equal or greater value will be provided. The Prize is only redeemable by the named Winner. It must not be sold on.
  3. The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day are not responsible for the Winner not redeeming the prize.
  4. The prize will be valid for 90 days from the time of drawing.

Contacting The Winner

  1. The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day will make reasonable efforts to notify the Winners of the Prizes by announcing this on the Somerset Day and The Castle Hotel social media pages as well as commenting on the comment used to submit the Entry, then proceeding to communicate over private messaging to gain more details. The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day are not responsible for any contact details which recorded incorrectly or security settings of the Facebook/Twitter/Instagram account prohibiting personal messaging. If having made those efforts it is not possible to contact the Winner, The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day reserve the right to offer the Winner’s Prize to the next valid Entrant. Any reselection will be undertaken in accordance with these T&Cs.
  2. The Prize can be redeemed by the Winner following successful notification of the Winner.

Limitations of Liability

  1. The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day reserves the right to withdraw, change or cancel the Competition at any time. The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day’s decision in all matters will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  2. The Prize must be taken as stated and unless otherwise specified cannot be deferred. There will be no cash or other alternative offered. Once a Prize has been allocated it cannot be transferred.
  3. The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day, including its officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents, exclude all liability for any losses and/or damages of whatever nature and howsoever arising to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.
  4. By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Facebook/Twitter/Instagram from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  5. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and Facebook/Twitter/Instagram shall in no way be liable for any losses whatsoever arising from this competition and/or the Prize. You are providing your information to The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day and not to Facebook or Twitter.
  6. In consideration of being awarded the Prize, if you are the Winner, you may be required by The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day to take part in publicity related to the subject of the Competition, and you now confirm that if you are the Winner, you will take part in such publicity. Such publicity may include, without limitation, use of your name, photograph (to be provided on request) and statements made you concerning the Competition and/or the Prize. You now provide The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day with a right and licence to use the entry on The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day website, and throughout The Castle Hotel and Somerset Day’s social media channels.
  7. All Entrants details will be used in relation to the administration of this Competition.
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  9. These terms and conditions are subject to the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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