Terms and Conditions

OFFICIAL RULES OF VISIT SØRLANDET AS “LOVE SOUTHERN NORWAY” CONTEST

 

The “LOVE SOUTHERN NORWAY” contest (the “Contest“) is provided by VISIT SØRLANDET AS and Destination Think! (the “Sponsor(s)”).

  1. ELIGIBILITY:

The contest is open to people who have reached the age of majority according to the law of the country in which they reside. Excluded from eligibility are officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents and representatives of Visit Sørlandet AS and Destination Think! (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals“). Immediate family members of the Excluded Individuals are not eligible to participate in this Contest as well. For the purposes of these Rules, “immediate family” means spouses, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of whether they reside in the same household.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE CONTEST. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

 

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF RULES:

Participation in the Contest constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Contest Rules (the “Rules“), as may be amended by Visit Sørlandet AS at its sole discretion. Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

 

  1. CONTEST PERIOD:

The Contest commences June 1. 2015 and, subject to these Rules, concludes at August 31. 2015 (the “Contest Period“).

 

  1. PARTICIPATION:
  1. To enter the Contest, an Entrant must do the following:
  • go online to www.lovesouthernnorway.com (the “Contest Page“);
  • complete the online registration form including first name, last name, email address and agree to the contest rules.
  1. It is the entrant’s sole responsibility to ensure that he or she is properly registered and his or her entry is submitted properly as described above. The Sponsors will not be responsible for any lost, delayed, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, damaged or undeliverable entries, or any delay or failure to transmit, process, receive or consider entries.
  1. Entrants will be permitted sign up at contest page until 23:59 (CET) on August 31. 2015 to be eligible to win the Price (as defined below).
  1. The Prize Winner and their Guests will be responsible for coordinating their own accommodation and activities in Southern Norway.

 

  1. SELECTION OF WINNER(S):

Five (5) Prize Winner(s) will be selected by Visit Sørlandet AS and Destination Think! from all eligible entries submitted before the end of the contest period. Selection will happen periodically throughout the whole Contest period.

The selected Winner(s) will be contacted by e-mail by a representative of the Sponsor no later than and must respond within 24 hours.

If the selected Entrant cannot be contacted within this time period or fails to respond to any attempted contact within the allotted time period, he/she will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to select an alternate Winner(s) by drawing another name at random from the list of eligible entries.

Baring any unforeseen delays, the official announcement of the Winner(s) will be made online on Contest Page on: 24 June, 8 July, 29 July, 10, August and 4 September 2015

All Sponsors’ decisions are final.

All decisions of the Sponsor at any phase of the Contest are final and binding in respect of any matter relating to this Contest and may not be challenged in any way. The Sponsor is not responsible for the failure of the www.lovesouthernnorway.com website for any reason whatsoever: (i) of a selected Entrant to receive notification or (ii) of the Sponsor to receive a selected Entrant’s response.

 

  1. PRIZE:

Five (5) winners (the “Winner(s)”) will be selected in this Contest as described in Section 5 above (referred to herein as the “Winner(s)”).

The Grand Prize consists of:

The Winner(s), (and their family, max 5 people) and transportation (one car / camper or bikes) can travel freely with the Color Line Superspeed ferry between Hirtshals, Denmark / Kristiansand, Norway tour / retour 5 times for 1 year upon notification of winning prize.

The following conditions apply to the Prize:

All prizes are not assignable or transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Some restrictions do apply.

Booking of tickets must be done through Sponsor with the contact information provided when selected as Winner.

The Winner must comply with the Sponsors’ terms & conditions.

If the Winner is unable or unwilling to redeem a prize on the terms it is awarded, such prize shall be forfeited and no cash or substitutes will be provided in whole or in part.

Prize Conditions:

The Winner(s) must:

  1. be over the age of eighteen (18).
  2. make their own travel arrangements and be responsible for all costs and expenses not specifically included as part of the above Prize package; and

If the Winner(s) and/or his or her Guest cannot satisfy any of the foregoing Conditions, then the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, can disqualify said Winner and select a new Winner randomly from all remaining qualified entries.

 

  1. TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE:

The Price must be accepted as awarded. No prize substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted, except: All costs and expenses not specifically included above as part of any prize, including, without limitation, insurance, taxes, meals, beverages, gratuities, phone calls, other transportation costs, laundry and mini-bar charges and any other personal and incidental expenses and any taxes thereon, are the sole responsibility of the Winner (and his/her Guest, as applicable).

 

  1. PRIVACY:

The Sponsor, its authorized agents and/or representatives may collect, use, and disclose the personal information provided by each entrant at the time they enter the Contest for the purposes of administering the Contest and Prize fulfillment. By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the use of their personal information for such purposes.

By accepting a Prize, a winner hereby consents to the Sponsors use of the winner’s name, city of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity that the Sponsors may conduct in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the Internet, at any time in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice to the winner.

Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #lovesouthernnorway to share their visits to Southern Norway and their experiences in participating in the Competition via social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube). Participants agree to remove from social media any material that Sponsors determine to be inconsistent with this requirement.

 

  1. ADDITIONAL TERMS:

The Sponsors reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant from the Contest if the Sponsors finds or reasonably believes such individual to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or where applicable, the Contest Page; and/or to be acting: (i) in violation of these Rules; (ii) in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or (iii) with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass the Sponsors, any of their respective employees, any other participants, or any other person. Any attempt by a participant or other individual to automate the entry process, or otherwise, undermine the legitimate administration, security or operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws. The Sponsors reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified and will forfeit any Prizes won.

The decisions of The Sponsors in regards to all matters of the Contest are final and binding upon participants. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of the rules of the Contest or any decision rendered by the Sponsors, the decision or interpretation of the Sponsors shall prevail.

All participants must comply with applicable laws.

Any entry that is illegible, incomplete, altered, or contains false information, is invalid.

Contestants acknowledge that the Sponsors, and all involved advertising and promotional agencies, other suppliers providing Prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Contest, anyone else involved in the development or execution of this Contest (e.g. Destination Think!, and Instagram), each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees“) have not made, -nor are in any manner responsible, for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to, its quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted by any of the Releeases for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY RELEASES AND HOLDS HARMLESS ALL OF THE RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, INJURIES, LOSS, CLAIMS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST; AND/OR (II) ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE OR NONUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTS THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND, LOSS INCURRED DURING TRAVEL TO/FROM, AND/OR ATTENDANCE AT, ANY OF THE EVENTS FORMING PART OF THE PRIZES AND FROM LIABILITY TO ANY OTHER PERSONS RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM ENTERING THE CONTEST.

Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees are not responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, Instagram, or any third parties, or by any of the equipment, hardware, software or programming associated or used with the Contest; (ii) technical errors, defects, delays or failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in communications lines, Internet or website access, hardware or software; (iii) digital or electronic disruptions (e.g. security breaches); (iv) unauthorized human intervention (e.g. hacking); (v) technical or human error which may occur in connection with any aspect of the Contest; (vi) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from a participants or Guest’s participation in the Contest, or receipt or use of any Prize; (vii) participants’ breach of Instagram’s terms of use; and (viii) lost, incomplete, illegible or garbled entries, mail or transmissions, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer viruses, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, failed computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions, or other errors or problems of any kind whether electronic, mechanical, or human.

Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, the Sponsors reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, amend, cancel, suspend, reinstate or close the Contest, at any time in whole or in part without prior notification, and for any reason whatsoever.

The Contest and the Rules shall be governed exclusively by and construed in accordance with the laws in Norway, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Any dispute not otherwise determined in accordance with the rules of the Contest shall be adjudicated in the courts sitting in Norway (or any appeals court therefrom).