HolidayPirates: Participation terms and conditions
“WhatsApp competition 2022”
1. Competition and organisers
The promoter of this online competition “WhatsApp Competition 2022” (hereinafter referred to as “Competition”) is HolidayPirates GmbH, Warschauer Platz 11-13, 10245 Berlin, (hereinafter referred to as “HolidayPirates”). The participation in the Competition is governed exclusively by the following participation terms and conditions.
2.1 Entrants must be at least 18 years old. Excluded from participation are employees, and their family members, of HolidayPirates and its affiliate companies.
2.2 Participation in the Competition is possible only from 9th May 2022 (10:00 local time) to 22nd May 2022 (23:59 local time). There is 1 prize worth £2,000 and there will be one winner for all participating markets. Participation in the Competition is free of charge.
2.3 In order to participate in the draw, registration for the WhatsApp Alert of HolidayPirates is required. Those who already use the WhatsApp services must send the codeword “SUMMER” announced on the contest landingpage to HolidayPirates via WhatsApp in order to participate in the Competition. Participants will receive a link that they can share with their contacts in order to invite them to join our alert; the more participants invite friends to join the alert, the higher the chances to win the prizes are
2.4 Only those who meet the conditions described in para.2.3 enter the Competition. HolidayPirates cannot be held liable for late and/or incomplete entries.
3. Execution and carrying out of the prize win
3.1 Only the prizes specified in detail below will be drawn:
1 holiday worth £2,000. The value of this prize can only be used for booking flights, hotels and transfers, any remaining value will be forfeited. There is only one prize available across all markets participating (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands) in the Competition. Money remaining from the original competition prize value after the trip arrangement (flights and accommodation) cannot be used by a third party not connected to the prize. Complex multi-city trips are not permitted. HolidayPirates, in its sole discretion, shall decide what constitutes a complex multi-city trip.
3.2 The winner will be notified by a message sent to the WhatsApp telephone number the participant provided in 2.3. The draw will be held after 22nd May 2022. The winner must confirm, using the contact routes specified in the notification, the receipt of the notification as well as their name and address within 1 day from being notified of the prize by the Competition promoter. Otherwise, the right to the prize ceases and will be allocated to another entrant. In this respect, the entrant is responsible for making sure that they take note of the notification of the prize from HolidayPirates via their email account. The prices communicated during the Competition through our communication channels are converted into local currencies using foreign exchange rates applicable on the campaign start day. If the prize won is the participation in a trip, the trip details will be arranged in consultation with the winner.
3.3 The winner must travel within one year of claiming the prize, and otherwise risks forfeit by not doing so.
3.4 3.4 The delivery of non-cash prizes is free of charge to all markets. This applies to one delivery attempt. Otherwise, the winner will have to bear transport costs and other expenses (customs duties, taxes etc.).
3.5 The claim to the prize may not be assigned or transferred. The prize cannot be paid out, supplemented or changed. If the prize cannot be made available to the winner for whatever reason, HolidayPirates reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of an equivalent value.
3.6 The trip to be won in the draw will be arranged by HolidayPirates. HolidayPirates is not liable for the trip execution.
3.7 The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Facebook and Instagram must not be contacted regarding the Competition.
3.8 If the prize involves travel then you must start your trip from one of the participating countries: Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy Netherlands and Belgium.
3.9 Winners are responsible for ensuring that their passport, visa, and any other travel documents are valid and up to date for any trip they arrange with HolidayPirates. If after arranging the trip with HolidayPirates the winners realise that their papers are not in order, HolidayPirates will not be liable to arrange another trip.
3.10 The prize(s) may be considered a taxable benefit to the winner(s). The winner(s) will be solely and directly responsible for accounting for and paying to any relevant tax authority, any tax liability arising on their prize.
4. Exclusion from participation
4.1 HolidayPirates reserves the right to exclude entrants from the Competition if they violate these terms and conditions.
4.2 Moreover, HolidayPirates reserves the right to exclude from the Competition entrants who use prohibited tools or otherwise gain advantages through manipulation (in particular, collective or repeated entries if such are not expressly allowed by HolidayPirates). This is the case when, for example, automatic scripts, hacking tools, trojans or viruses are used or when an entrant gains an advantage through other prohibited means. Also providing false personal details and using fake profiles may result in the exclusion from the Competition. As the case may be, prizes may be denied ex post and/or be claimed back.
5. Early cancellation or discontinuation of the Competition
HolidayPirates is entitled to discontinue the Competition ahead of schedule, or suspend or modify the Competition in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the organiser's control that render the carrying out of the Competition according to original plans difficult or unreasonable for HolidayPirates. This includes in particular, but without limitation, unauthorised intervention of third parties, technical problems with hard- or software that are beyond the organiser's control as well as violations of law which are directly connected with the carrying out of the Competition, including, in particular, tampering with the competition process.
6. Processing of data in connection with the Competition
Details of the data processed in the context of the competition and the participants' rights in this respect can be found in our data protection policy, see below.
7. Final provisions
By participating in the competition the user waives his/her rights to any legal action relating to the competition or prize claimed.