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Terms & Conditions



  1. These terms and conditions together with any specific rules set out in Giveaway Notices (as defined below) are the Giveaway Rules ("Rules") and apply to competitions ("Giveaway") featuring in any AUVA publications and/or on any AUVA Today series Internet site unless otherwise expressly stated. By entering a Giveaway, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules.


  1. Rules specific to each Giveaway are displayed in a notice on the page for such Giveaway ("Giveaway Notice") or in a notice in which the Giveaway appeared and are incorporated into the Rules. In the event of discrepancy between these terms and conditions and the Giveaway Notice, the Giveaway Notice shall prevail.


  1. AUVA reserves the right to cancel or amend the Giveaway or the Rules without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside AUVA’s reasonable control. Any changes will be posted either within these terms and conditions or the Giveaway Notice. A copy of the Rules may also be obtained by contacting the relevant Promotions department of the publication in which the sample promotion appeared.


  1. In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to a Giveaway, the decision of the judge(s) shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.


Qualifying Entrants


  1. To qualify to enter the Giveaway you must be resident in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and/or the Isle of Man or the USA. The address you provide with your competition entry ("Entry") may be used to send any prizes so please make sure this is correct.


  1. Employees of AUVA plc or any associated company of AUVA plc and their immediate families, persons connected with the sample promotion and their immediate families i.e. prize sponsors, newsagents, wholesalers & their agents are not eligible to enter the Giveaway.


  1. Additional eligibility requirements may apply to a specific Giveaway, e.g. a valid passport, visas and/or driver's licence will be required if the Giveaway prize includes travel outside the United Kingdom and/or car hire.


  1. By entering the Giveaway, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. AUVA reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.


  1. AUVA assumes that by reading the publication or by using the website and entering the Giveaway (and you warrant that) you are aged 18 or over or, if you are under 18, that your parents have consented to your entry into the Giveaway and these Rules.


  1. AUVA reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the Rules.


  1. In the event that any entrant is disqualified from the Giveaway, AUVA in its sole discretion may decide whether a replacement should be selected. In this event, any further entrant will be selected on the same criteria as the original entrant and will be subject to these Rules.


Giveaway Entries


  1. Only one entry per person per Giveaway is allowed (except where the Giveaway Notice states that more than one entry can be submitted) and any entrant who enters more than the permitted maximum will be disqualified. Unless otherwise indicated photocopies of entry coupons are not accepted. Where a winner has been selected and AUVA discovers or has reasonable grounds to believe the winner has made more than one Entry, AUVA reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Any further winner will be selected on the same criteria as the original winner and will be subject to these Rules.


  1. Giveaway entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date specified on the Giveaway Notice. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry.


  1. Only one entry per person will be accepted. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this term by, for example, the use of 'brute force', 'script' or any other automated means, that person/those e-mail addresses will be disqualified and any prize award will be void.


  1. There is no purchase requirement to enter an online Giveaway. There is no charge to register with a AUVA Today website if registration is required as part of the entry process. AUVA Group wide samples may charge premium rate only entry and may not offer a free entry route.


  1. Proof of posting or emailing cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. AUVA cannot accept responsibility 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, virus, bugs or other causes outside its control.


  1. Entrants should note that unless stated otherwise, AUVA does not accept responsibility for the return of any Entries, including those consisting of artistic or other material.


Free Samples


  1. Entries will be chosen at random, unless specified otherwise in the Giveaway Notice, from all qualifying Entries within 28 days of the closing date specified in the Giveaway Notice. In all matters, the decision of the judge(s) shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.


  1. Successful applicants will be notified in the manner and within the time specified on the Giveaway Notice. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply as specified in the notification (and within the time stated) may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If more than one prize is awarded only one prize per entrant will be awarded. Giveaway winner(s)’ names may be published in the AUVA publication in which the sample promotion appeared and on the relevant publication’s website.


  1. Claims for samples must be made in the manner and within the time specified on the Giveaway Notice. Failure to claim a prize within this time or in the manner specified may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.


  1. Free Samples are non–transferable and there is no cash alternative. AUVA reserves the right to substitute samples of equal or greater value at any time.


  1. Free Samples are awarded at the discretion of AUVA and no samples will be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of any entrant.


  1. Where a prize may not be appropriate for a younger contestant, the minimum age for entry will be stated in the Giveaway Notice and must be observed. AUVA reserves the right to request written proof of age of any winner.


Intellectual Property Rights & Use of Entries


  1. AUVA does not, unless we agree this with you, claim any rights of ownership in your Entry. As such, you retain ownership and copyright, although AUVA will be able to use Entries as set out in the Rules, you will also have the right to use your Entry in any way you choose. Where any Entry is to be used in a different way (e.g. we are asking to own this) this will be made clear in the Giveaway Notice and you will then be able to choose whether to enter the Giveaway. All entries will agree to receive a newsletter from AUVA and FPHU Empire.


  1. In consideration of AUVA agreeing to consider entrants to the Giveaway, each entrant hereby agrees that AUVA (and third parties authorised by AUVA) may make any and all Entries available in their publications and on their websites and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future. You now grant AUVA (and third parties authorised by AUVA) a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence (for the full period of any rights in the Entry) to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, make derivative works from, edit, alter, store, re-format, sell and sub-licence the Entry for such purposes.


  1. AUVA does not guarantee to use or otherwise make available any Entry. AUVA may, in appropriate circumstances, and at its sole discretion, reject, edit, remove or disable access to Entries that appear to be legally or otherwise problematic e.g. infringe the copyright or other intellectual property or privacy rights of others, are defamatory etc. or for any other reason.


  1. Your entry and any information submitted by you must be personal to and relate specifically to you. You hereby warrant that your Entry and all information which you submit and/or distribute will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and will not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening. If relevant, AUVA reserves the right, but not the obligation, to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by you and to edit, refuse to distribute or remove the same.




  1. AUVA cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Giveaway or as a result of accepting any prize. AUVA is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation in the Giveaway. Nothing shall exclude AUVA’s liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.


Data Protection and Publicity


  1. You be requested to take part in promotional activity and AUVA reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners in any publicity both in paper and online.


  1. Any personal data relating to entrants will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s consent. Please see the AUVA Data Protection Notice and Cookie Policy for further details. Data relating to entrants will be retained by AUVA for a reasonable period after the Giveaway closes to assist AUVA to operate competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries on the Giveaway.


  1. By providing AUVA with your personal data you consent to AUVA transferring your personal data to countries or jurisdictions which do not provide the same level of data protection as the UK. If AUVA does make such a transfer it will, if appropriate, put a contract in place to ensure that your personal data is protected.




  1. The Giveaway and Rules will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England. Where the site and/or the Interactive Services are accessed from Scotland or Northern Ireland, this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Scotland or Northern Ireland respectively and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts or the courts of Northern Ireland respectively.