Competition Rules

Rule 1:

Each competition is subject to the specific directions and, if applicable, any terms and conditions published for the relevant promotion on one of The Swindonian websites.

In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail. By participating in any competition, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the relevant competition as well as any terms and conditions of any relevant third party.

Rule 2:

Employees and agents of The Swindonian (“The Swindonian”) or any company connected with the production or distribution of a competition or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the applicable competition, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households.

Written parental/guardian consent is required where a competition states that participants may be under the age of 18. Entry to any competition is limited to one entry per person unless otherwise specified.

Rule 3:

Failure to claim a gift, prize or other competition item by the time or in the manner specified for the particular promotion (or if no time is specified, within 28 days from the competition closing date) will make any claim invalid and the Editor may re-allocate the prize.

No applications will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.

Rule 4:

The determination and decision of the editors of The Swindonian website (the “Editors”) on all matters shall be final and no competition correspondence will be entered into. The Editors reserve the right in their reasonable discretion:
(a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the competition and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct;
(b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any errors (including but not limited to any error(s) on The Swindonian website or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the competition  materially affecting the result of the competition or the number of claimants or the value of claims;
(c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or
(d) to cancel the competition  or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond The Swindonian’s reasonable control.

Rule 5:

Gifts, prizes and other competition items are not transferable, may not be re-sold and are subject to availability. The Editors reserve the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any such gift, prize or item with a gift, prize or item of equal value.

Rule 6:

The Swindonian, its subsidiaries and holding companies accept no liability for any competition by a third party and such third party is responsible for the fulfilment of its competition.

Rule 7:

In the event of there being more claims than prizes available in any category and subject to the provisions of rules 4 and 9, the names of the valid claimants will go into a draw for those prizes.

Rule 8:

All entries must be made available if requested for the checking or verification of any claim.

Rule 9:

A competition  may be declared as void by the Editors if there is an error, of any kind.

Rule 10:

Publicity may be given to competition  winners and winners’ names and images may be published on The Swindonian website and other website(s) relating to the competition . Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.

Rule 11:

Winners will be notified within 28 days of the relevant closing date.

Facebook Competition Terms and Conditions 

Entry into any Competition confirms acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions and you agree to be bound by them.

By entering a Facebook Competition you will receive entry into prize draws for a chance to win the advertised prize.

These Competition Terms and Conditions apply to all Facebook Competition’s run by The Swindonian.

Facebook Competition 

1.1 The Competition is open to all UK residents who have entered the Facebook Competition post.

1.2 Each Competition runs for seven days unless stated otherwise.

1.3 Multiple entries by the same person will not be counted unless terms specify otherwise.

1.4 No purchase or payment is required.

1.5 There will be one (1) winner, unless more are specified in the post, who will be drawn at random.

1.6 The winner will be contacted by email by the prize provider. They will let you know how to claim your prize. If no contact is made within fourteen (14) calendar days of notification, the prize(s) will be forfeited and may be awarded to (an) alternate winner(s) selected in a random draw from the remaining eligible entries.

1.7 The Swindonian reserves the right to extend the entry period.

1.8 The Swindonian will give you contact details for the prize provider but takes no responsibility for the availability of any prize.

2 Facebook 

2.1 The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

2.2 By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any or all liability in connection with this contest.

3 General prize draw terms 

3.1 Entry is open to UK residents only aged 16/over, unless specified. Employees of The Swindonian, their families, agents and anyone professionally connected with this Competition are excluded from entering.

3.2 Entries made using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices or bulk entries will be void. No responsibility is accepted for entries which are invalid.

3.3 The Swindonian reserves the right to change the rules applicable to any prize draw or to void any prize draw at any time and for any reason.

3.4 In the event of an error of any nature howsoever caused and whether obvious or otherwise which affects a prize draw in any way, The Swindonian reserves the right to administer the prize draw as though the error had not occurred. Where The Swindonian deems it appropriate and/or feasible, it will notify entrants of the error and correct it by email.

3.5 The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of their locality (e.g. Rodbourne) on The Swindonian Facebook page and/or on the website or websites associated with the competition prize and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by The Swindonian relating to any publicity.

3.6 Failure to meet the eligibility requirements of these Terms and Condition may result in forfeiture of the prize. In which event the prize will be offered to the next eligible entrant.

3.7 Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. The Swindonian reserves the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.

3.8 No correspondence will be entered into on any matters arising from any competition.

3.9 Prizes are subject to the prize provider’s terms and conditions. In the event of a prize being unavailable for any reason, the prize provider reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

3.10 Prizes are not transferable and there is no cash alternative.

3.11 All uses of your personal data will be in accordance with these Prize

Privacy Policy 

3.12 The names of the winners will be available from The Swindonian.