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TERMS & CONDITIONS
LAST UPDATED:  JUNE 2014

SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THE USE OF THIS COMPETITION WEB SITE IS GOVERNED GENERALLY BY GETTY IMAGES’ WEBSITE TERMS .
http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Corporate/Terms.aspx

PRIVACY
GETTY IMAGES IS COMMITTED TO PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY.  PLEASE PREFER TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Corporate/PrivacyPolicy.aspx       FOR INFORMATION ON HOW WE COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION.

COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. EACH COMPETITION (“COMPETITION”) IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS WHO (I) ARE OF A COUNTRY OR JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE COMPETITION FULLY SATISFIES ALL LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A CONTEST OF THIS NATURE; AND (II) ARE OF LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE AS OF DATE OF ENTRY. THE COMPETITION IS VOID OUTSIDE THOSE JURISDICTIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

2. EMPLOYEES OF GETTY IMAGES, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ANY OTHER SPONSOR, PROMOTOR, ADMINISTRATOR OR PRIZE PROVIDER OF THE APPLICABLE COMPETITION (COLLECTIVELY, THE “COMPETITION PROMOTER(S)”); EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS (EXCEPT FOR GETTY IMAGES CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS); AND IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS OF SUCH INDIVIDUALS (SPOUSE, PARENT, CHILD, SIBLING AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SPOUSES) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION.

3. YOU MAY ENTER A COMPETITION IN THE MANNER PROVIDED IN THE BRIEF FOR SUCH COMPETITION THAT IS POSTED ON THIS SITE (THE “COMPETITION BRIEF”).  THERE IS NO FEE RQUIRED TO ENTER.  BY ENTERING INTO ANY COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO THESE COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AS SUPPLEMENTED BY THE TERMS IN THE APPLICABLE COMPETITION BRIEF.

4. THE WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE DECIDED ENTIRELY ON MERIT AND THERE IS NO ELEMENT OF CHANCE INVOLVED. THE CRITERIA USED BY THE JUDGES TO SELECT THE WINNERS SHALL BE AS DESCRIBED IN THE RELEVANT COMPETITION BRIEF. 

5. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE MANNER(S) AND WITHIN THE TIME(S) SET FORTH IN THE RELEVANT COMPETITION BRIEF, WHICH MAY INCLUDE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE COMPETITION WEBSITE. WINNERS MAY ALSO BE INFORMED BY GETTY IMAGES BY EMAIL.

6. ANY PRIZES WILL BE AS SET FORTH IN THE APPLICABLE COMPETITION BRIEF.  THERE CAN BE NO TRANSFER, ASSIGNMENT OR SUBSTITUTION OF ANY PRIZE EXCEPT BY GETTY IMAGES WHO MAY SUBSTITUTE THE PRIZE WITH ONE OF COMPARABLE OR GREATER VALUE, AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION.

7. IF THE APPLICABLE COMPETITION BRIEF ALLOWS OR CALLS FOR USE OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM GETTY IMAGES’ WEBSITE OR FROM A COMPETITION PROMOTER, YOU MAY NOT USE ANY SUCH CONTENT FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, AND YOU MUST DESTROY ALL COPIES OF SUCH CONTENT IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION. ANY OTHER USE OF CONTENT FROM THE GETTY IMAGES WEBSITE OR FROM A COMPETITION PROMOTER REQUIRES A LICENCE.   ALL RIGHTS IN ANY CONTENT SELECTED FROM THE GETTY IMAGES’ WEBSITE REMAIN VESTED IN GETTY IMAGES AND ITS LICENSORS, AND ALL RIGHTS IN ANY CONTENT PROVIDED BY A COMPETITION PROMOTER REMAIN VESTED IN SUCH COMPETITION PROMOTER AND ITS LICENSORS.

8. IF YOUR ENTRY INCLUDES ANY CONTENT NOT TAKEN FROM THE GETTY IMAGES’ WEBSITE, YOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT THE USE OF SUCH CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY COPYRIGHT OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. ENTRIES MUST NOT DEFAME OR INVADE PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON, LIVING OR DECEASED, OR OTHERWISE INFRINGE UPON ANY LEGAL RIGHTS.

9. GETTY IMAGES MAY REJECT ANY SUBMISSIONS IT CONSIDERS IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO BE IMMORAL, OBJECTIONABLE, OBSCENE, PROFANE OR IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES.

10. BY ENTERING THE COMPETITION, YOU WARRANT AND REPRESENT (IN OTHER WORDS PROMISE) THAT YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT DEFAME OR OTHERWISE VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, AND DOES NOT VIOLATE ANY APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS.  YOU FURTHER WARRANT AND REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE SECURED THE REQUISITE WRITTEN CONSENT FROM ANY THIRD PARTY REFERENCED OR PICTURED IN YOUR ENTRY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VIDEO, AUDIO, PHOTOS, OR ANY THIRD PARTY TRADEMARKS OR LOGOS), AND IF REQUESTED BY GETTY IMAGES, YOU AGREE TO PROVIDE A WRITTEN LEGAL RELEASE FOR THE USE OF THE FOREGOING IN A FORM SATISFACTORY TO GETTY IMAGES.

11. BY TAKING PART IN THIS COMPETITION, YOU GRANT GETTY IMAGES (AND ANY COMPETITION PROMOTER, AS AND TO THE EXTENT DESCRIBED IN THE RELEVANT COMPETITION BRIEF), WITHOUT FURTHER CONSIDERATION OR NOTIFICATION TO, OR PERMISSION FROM, YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY: (A) THE RIGHT TO USE AND PUBLISH YOUR NAME, LIKENESS, VOICE AND OTHER ENTRY INFORMATION WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION, AND (B) A WORLDWIDE, ROYALTY-FREE, PERPETUAL LICENCE TO PUBLISH AND REPRODUCE YOUR ENTRY IN ITS TRADE, ADVERTISING OR PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL IN ANY MEDIA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADMINISTERING, PROMOTING OR OTHERWISE USING TO ADVERTISE THIS COMPETITION AND GETTY IMAGES IN RELATION TO THIS COMPETITION AND/OR FOR OTHER PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN THE APPLICABLE COMPETITION BRIEF.  FOR THESE PURPOSES, YOU WAIVE ALL MORAL RIGHTS YOU WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE HAD UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS TO EITHER OBJECT TO MODIFICATION OF YOUR WORK OR REQUIRE THAT YOUR NAME APPEAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR WORK. TO THE EXTENT SUCH WAIVERS ARE NOT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE NOT TO ENFORCE SUCH MORAL RIGHTS AGAINST GETTY IMAGES OR ANY COMPETITION PROMOTER.

12. NEITHER GETTY IMAGES NOR ANY COMPETITION PROMOTER WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR DISAPPOINTMENT SUFFERED BY ANY PERSON TAKING PART OR NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE PART IN A COMPETITION.  YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER GETTY IMAGES NOR ANYOTHER COMPETITION PROMOTER SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY, AND THAT YOU WILL  HOLD THE COMPETITION PROMOTERS HARMLESS FROM, ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY REASON OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN A COMPETITION OR YOUR  ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZES.  NEITHER GETTY IMAGES NOR ANY OTHER COMPETITION PROMOTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INABILITY OF ANY WINNER TO ACCEPT A PRIZE.

13. USE OF A FALSE NAME OR ADDRESS WILL DISQUALIFY AN ENTRANT. GETTY IMAGES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO OBLIGE ANY POTENTIAL WINNER TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF THEIR IDENTITY.

14. WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION MUST, IF REQUESTED BY GETTY IMAGES (IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW), SIGN AND RETURN A CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE TERMS, A PUBLICITY/LIABILITY RELEASE, AND/OR CONFIRMATION OF IDENTIFICATION (EITHER BY PASSPORT, DRIVER’S LICENSE OR OTHER DOCUMENTATION ACCEPTABLE TO GETTY IMAGES IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONFIRMING THE NAME, ADDRESS AND BIRTH DATE OF THE WINNER).  WINNERS ALSO MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A TAXPAYER ID NUMBER OR SIMILAR INFORMATION AND ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH PRIZES AWARDED.  GETTY IMAGES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WITHHOLD ANY TAXES AS REQUIRED BY APPLICALBE LAW.

15. GETTY IMAGES RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO MODIFY, TERMINATE, OR SUSPEND ANY COMPETITION SHOULD VIRUSES, WORMS, BUGS, UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND ITS CONTROL CORRUPT OR IMPAIR THE ADMINISTRATION, SECURITY, FAIRNESS OR PROPER PLAY OF THE COMPETITION OR THE SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES.  GETTY IMAGES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR (A) DAMAGED, LOST, MISDIRECTED, LATE, INCOMPLETE, ILLEGIBLE OR UNINTELLIGIBLE ENTRIES OR FOR INACCURATE ENTRY INFORMATION (WHETHER CAUSED BY AN ENTRANT OR BY ANY TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR THAT MAY OCCUR IN THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES); OR (B) FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, THE COMPETITION WEBSITE OR ANY ENTRIES, OR FOR TECHNICAL, NETWORK, TELEPHONE, COMPUTER, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE MALFUNCTIONS OF ANY KIND. GETTY IMAGES IS ALSO ENTITLED, FOR ANY OTHER GOOD REASON, TO MODIFY THE RULES TO ENTER INTO THE COMPETITION AT ANY TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.

16. ENTRIES ACCEPTED BY GETTY IMAGES WILL BE HOSTED AND STORED, BUT MAY BE WITHDRAWN AT ANY POINT AFTER THE COMPETITION ENDS. NO COPIES OF ENTRIES WILL BE RETURNED, DURING OR AFTER THE COMPETITION.

17. UNLESS OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN THE RELEVANT COMPETITION BRIEF, (A) COMPETITIONS ARE GOVERNED BY THE INTERNAL LAWS OF ENGLAND AND WALES (WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY PRINCIPLES WHICH WOULD RESULT IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION), AND (B) ALL CASES AND CLAIMS PERTAINING TO A COMPETITION MUST BE BROUGHT IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN ENGLAND AND WALES, IN EACH CASE WITHOUT RESORT TO CLASS ACTION SUITS.  IF ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION OR APPOINTED ARBITRATOR, SUCH DETERMINATION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION.

18. UNLESS OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN THE APPLICABLE COMPETITION BRIEF, THE ENTITY PROMOTING THE COMPETITION (REFERRED TO AS GETTY IMAGES) SHALL BE GETTY IMAGES DEVCO UK LIMITED.