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- Bic Handwriting Olympiad 2016
General Terms & Conditions
The Promoter is BIC UK and Ireland, Chaplin House, Widewater Place, Moorhall Road, Harefield UB9 6NS (“BIC” or “the Promoter”).
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Promoter. By participating you agree to the following General Terms and Conditions.
Entry of the eligible participants according to article 1 (hereafter “Participants”) constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
1. Eligibility of the Participants.
a. No purchase is necessary.
b. You must be registered to the Teacher’s Corner on bickids.co.uk to enter.
c. You must be teaching in a primary school to enter. Open to 18+. Entries are only valid if your new account has been activated before the Closing Date.
d. Open to UK or Republic of Ireland residents in primary schools across Year’s 1-6. Residents of Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are included. Not open to employees of BIC, its agencies or anyone else professionally associated with this competition.
e. Each teacher may register as many pupil’s poems as he wants, but not plural poems from the same pupil. Entries via agents or third parties or use of multiple identities are not permitted. Use of automated entries or programs is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified.
f. Participants must have access to the internet and an email account to enter the competition and be eligible to win the prizes on offer.
g. BIC reserves the right to exclude any participant, at any time and without prior notice, if that participant has acted in breach of these rules or failed to meet the criteria for eligibility set out above.
The competition will be held between 9th of May 2016 12:00 am (“Starting Date”) and 6th of July 2016 11:59 pm (hereafter “the Closing Date”).
3. Personal Information.
It should be noted that Participants are identified by the personal data that they provided in their form (name, age & year/class of the pupil, teacher’s name and school). In the event of dispute, these elements shall be deemed authentic.
Any personal information communicated by the Participants/winners to BIC during the competition will be subject to data processing in accordance with the provisions of the European Directive No 95/46 of 24 October 1995. This directive concerns the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data & local applicable laws relating to the protection of personal privacy and with regard to data processing of information of a personal nature.
In accordance with the law, Participants have the right to access, rectify or delete their personal details. Participants who oppose the use of their details for the purpose of this competition may not (no longer) participate.
Participants may exercise their rights free of charge by making a request in writing sent by post to the Promoter at the address set out in Article 1 of the present terms & conditions.
Personal information will be exclusively used by the Promoter for the purpose of the competition, which undertakes not to share any personal information with third parties. Personal data which a Participant provides to the Promoter when entering this competition may be used for contacting the Participant in relation to the Promotion only and will not be associated with any information the Promoter may have previously collected from the Participant.
By submitting participation, Participants will be deemed to have accepted these terms & conditions. Participants will also have agreed to allow the Promoter to process and deal with the personal information that they supply on the micro-site for the purposes of administering and operating the competition and for analysis, and that this will not be used for any other purpose whatsoever without prior permission.
4. Participants, how to enter?
a) Create an account on the teacher’s corner if you don’t already have one
b) Download the entry form from the teacher’s corner section of the bickids.co.uk website and print off copies of the entry form.
c) Inspire your pupils to pick up a pen or pencil to handwrite an 8-line poem asking them to describe what the world would be like without words (hereafter “the Poem”).
c) Once completed then just post the form back to us before the Closing Date at this address:
BIC Handwriting Olympiad
5. Winners’ selection
The three winners of the competition, chosen from three different schools will be selected by a panel of expert handwriting judges from handwriting charity Start-Bee and BIC representatives (hereafter “the Judges”) over the month of August 2016.
6. Prize Confirmation & Acceptance.
a. Three different levels of prizes for the schools of the winners are available through this competition and are listed below:
- GOLD PRIZE (first place): A fully funded ‘get your pupils handwriting match fit session’ assessed by Start-Bee handwriting specialists for a maximum of 120 pupil’s worth approximately £1900! All pupils participating to the session will walk away with a brilliant Start-Bee handwriting certificate and achievement badge to show they have completed the session successfully as well as BIC goodies (worth approximately £20).
- SILVER PRIZE (second place): A fully funded ‘get your pupils handwriting match fit session’ assessed by Start-Bee handwriting specialists for a maximum of 60 pupil’s worth approximately £1400! All pupils participating to the session will walk away with a brilliant Start-Bee handwriting certificate and achievement badge to show they have completed the session successfully as well as BIC goodies (worth approximately £20).
-BRONZE PRIZE (third place): A fully funded ‘get your pupils handwriting match fit session’ assessed by Start-Bee handwriting specialists for a maximum of 30 pupil’s worth approximately £700! All pupils participating to the session will walk away with a brilliant Start-Bee handwriting certificate and achievement badge to show they have completed the session successfully as well as BIC goodies (worth approximately £20).
b. Winners will be selected by the Judges over the month of August whereby all entries will be carefully judged to pick three worthy winners of the competition to receive the gold, silver and bronze prizes.
c. Winners will receive confirmation that they have won via e-mail between the 5th and 9th of September. Winners must reply to their email notification within seven working days from the Promoter’s email in order to claim their prize. If no response is received by BIC UK & Ireland within this time then the prize shall be forfeit and BIC reserves the right to award the prize to a substitute winner. BIC shall have no liability in respect of the entry initially selected. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
7. Prize Fulfilment.
No cash or other alternative prizes are available, except that in the event of circumstances outside of its control BIC reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value. Prizes cannot be transferred or sold by winners. Unless otherwise stated in the prize description, winners are solely responsible for any additional costs or expenses associated with claiming the prize. BIC reserves the right to request proof of identity or to verify eligibility conditions and to award any prize to the winner(s) in person.
8. BIC’s Liability.
a. BIC cannot guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the website and is not responsible for any disruption to the competition or the website due to technical problems or otherwise due to events outside of its reasonable control.
b. BIC has arranged this competition in good faith but, to the fullest extent allowed by law, accepts no responsibility for loss or damages as a result of anyone participating in the competition or any aspect of any prize awarded. Your legal rights as a consumer are not affected.
c. BIC will not be liable for any prize that does not reach winners for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control.
9. Cancellation or Disqualification.
a. BIC reserves the right to disqualify late, misdirected, incomplete, corrupted, lost, illegible or invalid entries.
b. BIC reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the competition or extend or resume the entry period or disqualify any participant at any time without giving advance notice and will do so if it cannot be guaranteed that the competition can be carried out fairly or correctly for technical, legal or other reasons or if BIC suspects that any person has been manipulating entries or the results, or has provided false information or has acted unethically in any other way.
10. Intellectual Property
By submitting your sentence through the form, the Participants grant to BIC a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-license royalty free, worldwide license to use the Poem in the form sent to BIC.
The license extends to use, reproduce, publish, modify, perform and display same on the support of its choice. The information given by the Participant in the form may then be published by BIC and/or its affiliates without further payment or permission.
The Poem must not violate the privacy of any person or entity. It includes but is not limited to third party copyrighted materials. Any infringing Poem will be disqualified.
11. Email safety. In the event that BIC wishes to contact you in connection with your entry we will do so via an email ending in '@bicworld.com'.
12. Applicable legislation and disputes
Should one or more provisions in the present Terms & Conditions be declared null and void or unenforceable, the other clauses will retain their full force and scope
The laws of England and Wales apply.
Any dispute arising from this challenge will be subject to efforts to settle out of court. Should no agreement be reached, the dispute will be submitted to the English courts.