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MERCHANT GOURMET COOK BOOK COMPETITION (THE “PROMOTION”) 8TH SEPTEMBER 2020 ONLINE RULES:

The promoter of this Promotion is Merchant Gourmet Limited of 227-255 Ilderton Street London SE15 1NS (the “Promoter”).

By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”).  Completing and submitting the online entry form will also be deemed as acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Promotional materials relating to the Promotion, including all information on how to enter the Promotion published by the Promoter (including on social media if applicable) or on the Promoter’s websites, also form part of these Terms and Conditions.  In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotional materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.

Participation in the Promotion

The Promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland aged 14 or over only, except employees and agents of the Promoter and anyone otherwise connected with the operation or fulfilment of the Promotion (including third party sponsors or promotional partners) and their respective associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and the immediate families and household members of all such employees and agents.

The Promotion starts at 05:00 pm (UK time) on 8th September and closes at 09:00 am (UK time) on 22nd September 2020 (the “Promotion Period”). Any entries received outside the Promotion Period will be void.

Participants may make a maximum of 1 entry per person during the Promotion Period.

To enter you must complete and submit the entry form and survey available at MailChimp during the Promotion Period only. Entries received which are not submitted via the official entry method will not be accepted. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void.  Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected.

Participants should be aware that they may be subject to data charges depending on their own individual arrangements for internet access if they enter the Promotion online or by email.

Winners and Prizes

There will be 700 winners winning one Merchant Gourmet Pulses and Grains Cook Book.

The winners will be the first 700 who sign up to the Merchant Gourmet newsletter and complete the survey in full. There will be no prizes for any other entrants.

Prizes are as stated and are non-exchangeable and non-transferable.  There is no cash or other alternative to the prize in whole or in part. Winners under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. No-one under the age of 14 years will be admitted to the Event.

In the event that, for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control the Promoter is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize.  The Promoter also reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize if in its reasonable discretion it is appropriate to do so.

Winner Announcement and claiming of prize

Winners will be notified by the contact details provided to the Promoter by 23rd September 2020. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winners prior to 12:00pm 29 September 2020.  If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received during the Promotion Period.

The prize will be delivered within a reasonable time and by no later than 10 days after the prize has been accepted.

For a list of winners please send a stamped self-addressed envelope by no later than 28 days after the end of the Promotion Period to Merchant Gourmet 227-255 Ilderton Street, London, SE15 1NS stating for which Promotion you would like winners’ details for.

Data Protection and Publicity

The Promoter will collect and process participants’ personal information and it will be shared with the Promoter’s agents, affiliates and, if applicable, any third party prize provider. Information provided by participants will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion (including for prizes to be delivered) and other purposes as may be specified at the time of entry or on promotional materials. Personal information will be held in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see https://www.merchant-gourmet.com/privacy-policy/)

By entering, participants agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general locations for publicity purposes if they are the winner of the Promotion, both during this and future promotions by the Promoter or any of its associated or subsidiary companies.

General

The Promoter’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when participating in the Promotion, their entry will be void.

The Promoter reserves the right to require the participants to prove that they are eligible. If a winner is found to be ineligible, the Promoter reserves the right to award their prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.

The provision of the prize does not imply endorsement by the Promoter or other third parties concerned in any way with the Promotion. Any complaints or queries relating to the use of the prize should be directed to the Promoter.

Entrants must not do anything illegal and/or dangerous and/or that would put themselves or others at any risk.  Save where it has been negligent, the Promoter will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants’ entry into the Promotion or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit participant’s ability to participate in the Promotion.  The Promoter will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, delayed, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of making a phone call, sending an entry by post, email or text, is not proof of receipt by the Promoter of any entries.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not be limited as a matter of law.

The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Promotion (including altering prizes) if, in its sole discretion, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right to (a) declare as void any claims or entries resulting from such printing or other error; and/or (b) allocate the available prize(s) through a further draw or to divide the prize(s) or the value of the prize(s) between the winners of the Promotion.

Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Promotion in a manner, which in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other entrants (including tampering with the operation of the Promotion, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or the Promoter and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Promotion at the Promoter’s sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Promotion, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Promotion as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising from such actions.

The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Promoter’s website (the “Website”).

These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions.