Terms & Conditions
Promoter: Sally Thomson T/A Minerva Publications – Minerva Competition Club
NO UNAUTHORIZED REPLICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE ALLOWED. LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IF THESE ARE REPLICATED.
- Qualifying Persons
1.1 Sally Thomson T/A Minerva Publications (‘Minerva’, ‘Promoter’, ‘our(s)’) operates various free draws resulting in the allocation of prizes in accordance with these terms and conditions on the website (‘Prize’ or ‘Prizes’) https://minervamagazines.co.uk (the ‘Website’) – (each and all such competitions being referred to herein respectively as the ‘Competition’ or ‘Competitions’). By entering a Competition, the entrant (‘Entrant’, ‘you’, ‘your(s)’ and/or ‘Customer’) will be deemed to have legal capacity to do so, accepts that they have read and understood and accept these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them and by any other requirements set out in any of the Promoter’s related promotional material.
1.2 Sally Thomson T/A Minerva Publications are categorised as unregulated free draws under the Gambling Act 2005, as you can either pay to enter or you may enter for free by post. No licence is required to operate these types of Competitions in Great Britain.
1.3 Competitions are open to persons aged 18 or over and resident in the United Kingdom. Employees of the Promoter or any person connected with the Promoter (through family, professional or commercial association) are restricted from participating in our Competitions.
1.4 The Promoter reserves the right at its absolute discretion to close a Customer’s account, if it considers that a Customer is abusing its services, is being abusive to other Customers or staff, or is being defamatory, offensive or inflammatory on social media or elsewhere, or where it believes that that it is not genuinely the Customer entering Competitions or is submitting entries on behalf of others. Closure of a Customer’s account in this situation will mean that the individual (or any person connected with that individual) may not enter any future Minerva Publications competition either by paying or by post.
2.1 Competitions are governed by English law and all and/or any matters or disputes relating to the Competition will be dealt with and/or resolved under English Law and the Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
2.2 In the event that you participate in a Competition online via the Website, you hereby confirm that you are not breaching any laws in your country of residence regarding the legality of entering our Competitions. The Promoter will not be held responsible for any Entrant entering any of our Competitions in a territory in which it would be unlawful to do so.
- Competition Entry
3.1 Competitions may be entered via the Website by paying per competition, annually or for free by post (see s. 12 for details of how to enter for free by post).
3.2 Multiple Competitions may be operated at the same time by the Promoter and each Competition will have a specific Prize or Prizes.
3.3 Availability and pricing of Competitions is at the discretion of the Promoter and will be specified at the point of sale on the Website.
3.4 In order to enter a Competition (by paying or by post), you must first register for an account on the Website. To register for an account online you will be asked to provide an email address and contact number.
3.5 When entering a Competition by paying via the Website, you must follow the on-screen instructions to: (a) select the Competition you wish to enter and when you are ready to purchase your ticket(s) to the Competition (‘Tickets’), provide your contact and payment details. You will need to check your details carefully and tick the declaration, confirming that you have read and understood these terms and conditions; (b) once you have purchased your Tickets and your payment has cleared, we will contact you by email to confirm your entry into the Competition. Please note that when entering online and/or by post you will not be deemed entered into the Competition until we have confirmed your entry. Entries can be confirmed in your account on the Website when you login (and any such entry referred to herein as an ‘Entry’ or ‘Entries’).
3.6 All payments made to enter a Competition are final and no refunds will be made for any reason, unless where an Entry is made after the Competition has closed, or if the Promoter cancels the Competition.
3.7 Entrants agree that the usual requirement under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 for any goods or services sold online will not apply to any Competition run by the Promoter.
3.8 The Promoter reserves the right to refuse or disqualify any incomplete Entry or if it has reasonable grounds for believing that an Entrant has contravened any of these terms and conditions.
3.9 To the extent permitted by applicable law, all Entries become the Promoter’s property and will not be returned.
3.10 An Entrant can enter each Competition by paying a maximum number of times as displayed on the individual Prize page. This limit is per person. Maximum ticket numbers vary per competition based on number of tickets available / price of tickets. Any person found to have exceeded the maximum number of tickets allowed in each Competition will (at the Promoter’s absolute discretion) have their excess numbers removed from the draw and refunded.
- Competition Closing Dates
4.1 Each Competition runs from the stated opening date until the stated closing date on the Website.
4.2 The Competition will close on the stated closing (the ‘Closing Date’).
4.3 No more paid Entries or postal Entries will be accepted after the Closing Date.
4.4 Unless in exceptional circumstances, the stated end date will not be extended.
- Selection of Winner(s)
5.1 Google Random Number Generator (or an alternative verifiably random method) will be used to determine the winner of each Competition (the ‘Winner’).
5.2 The Promoter’s decision in relation to the Winner of a Competition is final. In the event of any technical or other malfunction when drawing a Winner, the Promoter will be entitled (at its absolute discretion) to re-run the draw to determine a Winner.
5.3 Due to the nature of the selection, there will only be one Winner per Competition, unless the Promoter states otherwise.
5.4 The Promoter will attempt to contact the Winner using the telephone number and email address provided in the Entrant’s account. It is the Entrant’s responsibility to ensure that these details are accurate, up to date and complete. If for any reason these details are taken down, inputted and/or submitted and/or recorded in any way incorrectly, the Promoter will not be held responsible for any consequences of this of whatever nature and howsoever arising. Entrants must carefully check their contact details have been recorded correctly.
5.5 If for any reason the Promoter is unable to contact a Winner within 5 working days (which may be extended at the sole discretion of the Promoter) of a draw, or the Winner fails for whatever reason to accept the Prize and/or the Winner is disqualified as a result of not complying with or contravening any of these terms and conditions, the Winner will immediately, irrevocably and automatically forfeit the Prize and the competition will be re-drawn.
5.6 Entrants who specifically consent to marketing communications will be entered onto the Promoter’s database for the purpose of conveying information as to the status of the Competition, as well as any future promotions or Competitions offered by the Promoter.
6.1 Details of each Prize can be found on the Website on the Competitions pages. The Promoter may, at its absolute discretion, substitute a Prize with another item of similar type and value.
6.2 A Winner will be required to show proof of identification and proof of age on receipt of the Prize. Any failure to meet this requirement may result in the Winner being disqualified and the Promoter retaining the Prize.
6.3 Delivery of the Prize to the Winner’s home address in Great Britain is free. The Promoter may charge the Winner delivery fees and any duty it incurs if the Winner requires the Prize to be delivered to an address outside Great Britain.
6.4 A Winner is responsible for all taxes and duties which may be payable in connection with receipt of a Prize.
6.5 All expenses incurred to collect the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
6.6 Winners agree that all Prizes are subject to and are conditional on the terms and conditions of the Promoter, Prize provider, manufacturer and/or supplier and/or anyone that is involved in the provision or delivery of the Prize to the Winner.
6.7 Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and is non-transferable or convertible to other substitutes and cannot be used in conjunction with any other vouchers, offers or discounts, including without limitation any vouchers or offers of the Promoter or other Prize suppliers and/or third parties.
The Promoter can store the chosen Prize free of charge for up to 30 days after notifying the Winner, at the end of which time, the Prize will be delivered to the Winner at his/her registered address. If the Prize needs to be stored by the Promoter for more than 30 days then this shall be entirely at the cost of the Winner. Such cost will need to be paid by the Winner to the Promoter before the Winner receives the Prize.
- Winners’ Personal Data
8.1 Winners will be asked for their consent to provide photographs and/or pose for photographs and videos and have their personal details (including details of any Prize won by them) included in marketing material. If a Winner consents to this, the foregoing photographs, videos and marketing material may be used in future marketing and public relations by the Promoter in connection with the Competition and in identifying them as a Winner of a Competition.
8.2 Winners will be asked to consent to use of their name, address, and/or photograph or other likeness without any additional compensation.
- Limits of Liability
9.1 The Promoter makes or gives no representations and/or warranties and/or assurances of whatever nature and howsoever arising (and whether in writing or otherwise) as to the quality, suitability and/or fitness for any particular purpose of any of the Prizes. Except for liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Promoter and/or for any fraudulent misrepresentations and/or for any events and/or circumstances to the extent that they cannot be excluded or limited by law, the Promoter shall not be liable for any loss suffered or sustained to person or property including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission by the Promoter, or its servants or agents, in connection with the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods by any person to the Prize Winner(s) and, where applicable, to any family/persons accompanying the Winner(s), or in connection with any of the Competitions promoted by the Promoter.
9.2 The total maximum aggregate liability of the Promoter to each Winner shall be limited to the total value of each Prize that has been won by the relevant Winner.
9.3 The total maximum aggregate liability of the Promoter shall (for non-Winners) be limited to the amount that an Entrant has paid to enter a Competition.
9.4 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall prevent you making claims to the extent that you are exercising your statutory rights.
- Electronic Communications.
No responsibility will be accepted by the Promoter for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, for any computer, telephone, cable, network, electronic or internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability, for the acts or omissions of any service provider, internet accessibility or availability or for traffic congestion or unauthorised human act, including any errors or mistakes. The Promoter shall use its reasonable endeavours to award the Prize for a Competition to the correct Entrant. If due to reasons of hardware, software or other computer related failure, or due to human error, the Prize is awarded incorrectly, the Promoter reserves the right to reclaim the Prize and award it to the correct Entrant, at its sole discretion and without admission of liability and the Entrant that has been incorrectly awarded the Prize will immediately at the Entrant’s own cost and expense return it to the Promoter and/or pay the Promoter for that Prize (at the option of the Promoter). The Promoter shall not be liable for any economic and/or other loss and/or consequential loss suffered or sustained to any persons to whom an award has been incorrectly made, and no compensation shall be due to such persons. The Promoter shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that the software and Website(s) used to operate its Competitions performs correctly and accurately across the latest versions of popular internet, tablet and mobile browsers. For the avoidance of doubt, only the Ticket recorded in our systems, howsoever displayed or calculated, shall be entered into the relevant Competition and the Promoter shall not be held liable for any Competition Entries that occur as a result of malfunctioning software or other event.
- Data Protection Notice.
Any personal data that you supply to the Promoter or authorise the Promoter to obtain from a third party, for example, a credit card company, will be used by the Promoter to administer the Competition and fulfil Prizes where applicable. In order to process, record and use your personal data the Promoter may disclose it to (i) any credit card company whose name you give; (ii) any person to whom the Promoter proposes to transfer any of the Promoter’s rights and/or responsibilities under any agreement the Promoter may have with you; (iii) any person to whom the Promoter proposes to transfer its business or any part of it; (iv) comply with any legal or regulatory requirement of the Promoter in any country; and (v) prevent, detect or prosecute fraud and other crime. In order to process, use, record and disclose your personal data the Promoter may need to transfer such information outside the United Kingdom, in which event the Promoter is responsible for ensuring that your personal data continues to be adequately protected during the course of such transfer.
- Free Postal Entry
12.1To enter any Competition for free, Entrants must first create an account and then send their name, address, date of birth, e- mail address (the email used when creating an account on the Website) and contact telephone number on a pre-paid (first or second class) postcard or letter to the Promoter. The Entrant must specify the name of the Competition they wish to enter.
12.2 Postal entries must be posted to: Minerva Publications, Unit 21C, Paxcroft Farm, Wiltshire BA14 6JB and must arrive before the Closing Date.
12.3 Postal entries are limited to one per individual per Competition.
12.4 A random number in the Competition will be allocated to each postal Entrant by the Promoter.
12.5 All free postal entries will be treated in exactly the same way as paid entries.
12.6 Postal Entries delivered in person or bulk entries within the same envelope are not permitted.
12.7 If the Promoter considers that an Entrant is submitting postal entries in the name of, or on behalf of other individuals, it reserves the right (at its absolute discretion) to exclude those entries from the draw and to close the account of the Entrant.
13.1 The Promoter hereby reserves the right not to distribute a Prize until it is satisfied that (a) the Winner has a validly registered account and/or is not in breach of these terms and conditions, (b) any and/or all amounts due or owing to the Promoter have been paid in full (for example that there has not been any chargeback or reversal of payment by the Entrant), (c) the age and identity of the Winner and his or her entitlement to receive the Prize has been established to the Promoter’s satisfaction, (d) the Winner has not breached any of these terms and conditions
13.2 Prizes will not be distributed to any Winner found to be under the age of 18.
13.3 Without prejudice to rule 13.1 above, the Promoter reserves the right not to distribute a Prize where it reasonably suspects the occurrence of fraud in relation to a Competition.
13.4 The Promoter may, at its absolute and sole discretion, distribute a Prize to a person whom it is satisfied is the duly authorised representative of the Winner, acting under a lawfully executed power of attorney or other equivalent authorisation.
- Your account
14.1 You must keep your account password secure and secret at all times and take steps to prevent it being used without your permission. You must (a) memorise your password and never tell it to anyone, (b) never write your password down (including on your computer or other electronic device) or record it in a way that can be understood by someone else, (c) destroy any communications from the Promoter in relation to your password as soon as you have read them, (d) avoid using a password that is easy to guess, (e) ensure that no-one else (apart from you) uses your account while you and/or your devices are logged on to the Website (including by logging on to your devices through a mobile, Wi-Fi or shared access connection they are using), (f) log off or exit from your account when not using it, and (g) keep your password or other access information secret.
14.2 Your password and log in details are personal to you and should not be given to anyone else and/or used to provide shared access e.g. over a network. You must use a password which is unique to your account, and maintain good internet security
14.3 You must contact the Promoter immediately if you believe, suspect or know that anyone apart from you has used your account and/or given any instruction in relation to it without your permission, or if you believe, suspect or know someone else knows your password.
14.4 If you forget your password, you can reset it by following the instructions on the Website (as long as you can provide the relevant security information requested or required by the Promoter).
14.5 The Promoter shall not be responsible and/or liable for any and/or all consequences arising out of and/or relating to any and/or all breaches of this rule 14 by you. Furthermore, the Promoter shall not in any event be responsible and/or liable for any actions and/or inactions that you may take and/or consequences that you may suffer and/or incur as a result of using and/or in connection with the Website.
15 Changes to terms
We may revise our terms and conditions from time to time and will post the most current version of the terms on the Website as soon as possible after the revised terms and conditions become effective. Please check this page periodically to ensure you understand the terms and conditions that apply at the time of your entry to a Competition. By continuing to access and/or use the Website after the revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised terms and conditions. We may also update and change the Website, Competitions draws from time to time to, amongst other things, reflect changes to our offering, Website, IT systems and/or our users’ needs and/or feedback.
- Unauthorised use and expiry of your debit card
If you notify your nominated bank (or building society) that your debit card has been used without your permission in relation to a Competition and your nominated bank (or building society) asks the Promoter to return the relevant amount to your nominated bank (or building society) account, the Promoter may suspend or close your account and remove your entry from any live Competition. You will not be entitled to win a Prize where payment to enter a Competition has in any way been reversed. Where a Prize has already been distributed in this situation, the Promoter will be entitled to recover the Prize from you. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for and will have no liability for any chargebacks.
- Use of the Website
17.1 You hereby agree that (a) the Website, the Competitions draws are for your own personal, non-commercial use, and (b) you are only allowed to use your account and the Website, enter Competitions draws via your account, as set out in these terms and conditions.
17.2 You also hereby agree that you will only use your account, enter Competitions draws and access and/or use the Website or social media accounts relating to the Promoter in an appropriate and lawful manner. You will not (a) receive, access and/or transmit any content which is obscene, pornographic, threatening, racist, menacing, offensive, defamatory, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including, without limit, copyright) and/or otherwise objectionable and/or unlawful, (b) knowingly and/or recklessly transmit any content (including, without limit, viruses) through the Website and/or the Promoter’s software and IT systems which will cause, or be likely to cause, (i) detriment and/or harm, in any degree, to the Website, the Promoter’s software and IT systems owned and/or operated by the Promoter and/or others, and/or (ii) loss of and/or damage to data, (c) hack into, make excessive traffic demands on or cause any impairment of the functions of any computer system, deliver or forward chain letters, “junk mail” of any kind, surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or otherwise engage in any behaviour intended to prevent others from playing entering Competitions draws and/or using the Website and/or any other website, and/or which is otherwise likely to damage the reputation and/or business of the Promoter and/or of any third party, and/or (d) authorise or allow anyone to do 17.2(a) – (c).
17.3 You hereby agree to indemnify the Promoter against any and/or all costs, losses, damages and expenses which the Promoter may suffer and/or incur arising out of and/or in relation to any claim, legal proceeding and/or demand made by any third party due to and/or arising out of your unlawful, wrongful and/or negligent access and/or use of your account, the Website and/or the Promoter’s software and/or IT systems, and/or breach by you of these terms and conditions.
17.4 There is no guarantee that the Website will display correctly on all devices it can be viewed on.
17.5 The Promoter is the owner or licensee of all the copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in, to and in respect of the Competitions and the Website, and you will not acquire any rights in any of these.
17.6 Trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, source identifiers and/or proprietary designations (“Trademarks”) of the Promoter used on and/or in connection with the Website, the Competitions draws are trademarks of the Promoter. Trademarks of third parties used on and/or in connection with the Website, the Competition draws are used for identification purposes only and may be the property of their respective owners.
17.7 You must not (a) copy, disclose, transmit and/or otherwise make available and/or remove or change any material available on the Website, (b) reverse engineer or decompile (whether in whole or in part) any software used in connection with the Website and/or the provision of the Competitions draws (except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law) and/or (c) remove, obscure and/or change any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property right notices in any material obtained from the Website and/or as a result of playing the Competitions draws.
17.8 You hereby agree that playing Competitions (as well accessing and/or using your account) whilst located in any jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom is strictly prohibited.
The exercise by the Promoter of any discretion provided for in these terms and conditions will be final and binding.
18.1 Entrants are automatically entered in to our distribution email list for our online magazines but can unsubscribe at any time.
19.1 If the Promoter fails and/or delays to enforce a provision of these terms and conditions, this failure and/or delay is not a waiver of the Promoter’s right to enforce a provision of the terms at a later date.
19.2 If any provision (or part of a provision) of these terms and conditions is decided by a court of competent jurisdiction to be void and/or unenforceable, that decision will only affect the particular provision (or part of the provision) and will not, in itself, make the other provisions void or unenforceable.
19.3 You may not assign or otherwise transfer (in whole or in part) your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions. Any breach of this rule 19.3 may result in the use of your account and/or the provision of the Competition draws and/or access to the Website being suspended or terminated immediately by the Promoter. The Promoter may assign or otherwise their rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions in whole or in part to any third party at its sole and absolute discretion and without your consent. The Promoter may also assign these terms and conditions in their entirety, without your consent, to its successor in interest in connection with a merger, re-organisation, or sale of all or substantially all assets or equity. These terms and conditions shall bind and inure to the Promoter’s benefit, its successors and permitted assigns.
19.4 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the Promoter regarding the subject matter of these terms conditions and supersede and replace any other prior and/or contemporaneous agreements, and/or terms and conditions applicable to the subject matter of these terms and conditions.
19.5 A person who is not a party to these terms and conditions has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (as amended or re-enacted from time to time, and any subordinate legislation made under that act) or otherwise to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions.
19.6 The Promoter will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation under these terms and conditions where the delay or failure results from any cause beyond its reasonable control, including acts of God, labour disputes or other industrial disturbances, electrical or power outages, utilities or other telecommunication/network failures, earthquake, storms, or other elements of nature, blockages, embargoes, riots, acts or orders of government, acts of terrorism, or war.
19.7 The Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than us. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their content and/or the privacy or other practices of such websites. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links they select and/or software you download from such websites are free of viruses. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites, association, sponsorship and/or partnership with their operators. You must not create a text hyperlink to the Website without our prior written consent.
Promoter: Minerva Publications
Postal address: Unit 21c, Paxcroft Farm, Hilperton Wiltshire BA14 6JB
Terms and conditions revised: April 2023