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Competition Terms

Entrants must have the consent of a parent or guardian over 18 to enter the competition. Ponders Travel reserves the right to obtain proof of such consent and to refuse entry or to choose another winner if such proof, where requested, has not been given.

  1. Ponders Travel has the right at any time to require entrants to provide proof of identity as evidence of eligibility to participate. If an entrant fails to comply with a request for proof of identity, or provides false or misleading information, the Manager or Marketing Manager may at his/her discretion, disqualify the entrant from the competition, or, where appropriate allocate the prize to another eligible entrant. Such decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into about a decision regarding eligibility.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, entrants may make as many entries to a competition as they wish. Entries must be submitted in accordance with the format specified in the Competition Information. Proof of making a phone call, sending an e-mail or posting is not proof of our receipt of your entry and Ponders Travel  accepts no responsibility for lost, delayed or damaged entries or entries that are not received for any reason. Where postal entries are permitted only original entry forms may be used and only those carrying correct postage will be accepted.
  1. The competition is free to enter and (unless otherwise stated in the Competition Information) no purchase is necessary. However standard charges of entry (including postage charges and standard telephone/SMS/text message network rates) may be incurred and all entrants must ask permission from the bill payer before entering. Ponders Travel is not liable for any associated cost to entrants or their parents and/or guardians of entering a competition unless expressly specified in the Competition Information.
  1. Entrants (including the Winner) hereby assign all intellectual property rights (if any) and waive all moral rights in their entry to Ponders Travel. Ponders Travel  is unable to return any entries submitted unless expressly agreed otherwise. Where materials are returned to the entrant Ponders Travel accepts no responsibility for the safe return of any material or its return in an undamaged condition or any liability for loss or damage to such material.
  1. Ponders Travel accepts no responsibility for entries that are delayed or which are not received for any reason and also has no liability in respect of any incomplete entries that are received. Incomplete entries will not be counted and will be discarded. Ponders Travel has no responsibility to inform any entrant that their entry is incomplete and not valid for entry to the competition.
  1. By entering the competition entrants warrant that all information they submit is correct and not obscene or offensive or otherwise in breach of any third party rights and Ponders Travel reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants. Ponders Travel reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the competition if it believes (in its sole discretion) that such entrant has breached any of these Terms.
  2. The closing date for entries will be specified in the Competition Information (and may be extended at the absolute discretion of Ponders Travel) and winners will be notified within 28 days of the closing date (or such other date specified in the Competition Information). Any late entries will not be accepted but the participant may still incur any associated costs.
  3. The prizes offered in competitions may be provided by a sponsor (or alternative promoter) rather than Ponders Travel  and in such circumstances Ponders Travel  does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of any prize descriptions supplied by such third parties.
  1. A third party providing the prize in a competition may impose terms and conditions upon the use or the acceptance of the prize. The winner shall be advised of these terms and conditions prior to their acceptance of the prize.
  1. Prizes are subject to availability. No cash alternative is available. Ponders Travel  and/or, (if applicable) the competition sponsor reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value than that advertised. The prizes are not transferrable and non-negotiable.
  2. Unless stated otherwise in the Competition Information Ponders Travel  accepts no responsibility for any costs or expenses incurred by the winner, their guests, or parents/guardians in connection with claiming any prize won in the competition (including travel to and from any event). The parents/guardians of the prize winners are responsible for paying all taxes, duties and any other levies on prize winnings if applicable.
  3. For competitions, entries will be judged by a panel of judges and an independent judge, unless subject to a public vote. For prize draws, the winner(s) will be selected at random by the Manager/Marketing Manager. In the event that a competition has generated insufficient correct entries, Ponders Travel  reserves the right to distribute the rest of the prizes to incorrect entries based on a draw. The judge/Manger /Marketing Manager’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  1. Unless expressed otherwise in the Competition Information, if, for any reason, Ponders Travel  is unable to contact a winner or the winner’s parent/guardian to inform them that they have won a competition, or if a winner or their parent/guardian does not contact Ponders Travel  within a reasonable period of Ponders Travel  sending notification to such winner to confirm acceptance of a prize, then Ponders Travel   reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to select an alternative winner.
  1. The judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters regarding the competition (including in the event of a dispute) and Ponders Travel  will not enter into any correspondence or discussion with entrants.
  1. Ponders Travel  may pass details of winners and their parents/guardians to a third party who is engaged to deliver prizes to winners on behalf of Ponders Travel  or (as the case may be) a sponsor or alternative promoter.
  2. Names of winners and results of competitions may be published by Ponders Travel  in our relevant publications and/or on our relevant online channels. To obtain the name(s) of the winner(s) of a specific competition, please send a stamped addressed envelope to:- Ponders Travel, 25 The High Street, Over, Cambridge, CB24 5NB, after the relevant closing date. Please indicate on the envelope the name, publication and date of the specific competition. For phone/text entries please mark the envelope for the attention of the “Elephant Competition”.
  3. To the extent permissible under applicable law, Ponders Travel  shall not be liable to any entrant or to the winner (and/or any guest or parent/guardian as applicable) for any loss or damage howsoever caused (whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) statutory duty or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the competition.
  1. To the fullest extent permitted by law Ponders Travel  does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the competition prizes or any information, service or product provided in connection with a competition.
  1. Entrants (including the winner) shall not do anything that could damage or harm the reputation of Ponders Travel  , any of their magazines or publications, or any products included as part of the competition prize.
  2. The competition is governed by English law and any disputes arising in connection with the competition and/or these Terms will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  3. Entrants and their parents/guardians agree that (if they win) they may be asked take part in such reasonable competition-related publicity as Ponders Travel  may require and accept that Ponders Travel  may publicise their entry, including photos or images submitted as part of their entry, names, likeness and statements in connection with/resulting from the competition in any and all media. Unless stated otherwise in the Competition Information, no entrants, winners, their guests or parents/guardians shall be obliged to take part in any photo publicity and parent/guardian consent shall be obtained by Ponders Travel  prior to undertaking any photo publicity. Entrants shall not enter into any correspondence or give interviews with any third party on any matters arising from the competition, without the prior written permission of Ponders Travel  .
  1. Ponders Travel  and/or third party promoters for the competition may use data supplied by entrants to process the competition, inform winning participants of their winning entry, distribute prizes and, where the relevant marketing permissions have been collected, to contact entrants in relation to other competitions it runs or to market products or services it believes may be of interest to them.
  1. Entry into this Competition shall constitute consent to the uses of data contained in these Terms.
  1. If, at any time, entrants no longer wish to be contacted by Ponders Travel  , they should contact Ponders Travel  inaccordance with our privacy policy. Ponders Travel  will always use and keep personal data in accordance with its Privacy Policy which can be found online at http://ponderstravel/privacy-policy. This outlines the basis on which Ponders Travel  will process any personal data it collects from entrants or that entrants provide to Ponders Travel  . Please read this carefully and if entrants or their parents/guardians have any questions, or would like to request a paper copy of the policy to be sent to them, contact Ponders Travel  at [email protected] .
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