M/S HT MEDIA LIMITED (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “HTML”). THE RULES CAN BE AMENDED OR VARIED FROM TIME TO TIME BY HTML.
1. For purposes here, the competition shall be referred to as the Competition and these terms and conditions of entry to the Competition shall be referred to as the Terms. These Terms & Conditions are the complete and exclusive statements of the understanding between HTML & the Participant and apply to the websites www.hindustantimes.com. It supersedes all the understanding or other prior understanding, whether oral & written, and all representation or other communications between the HTML & the Participant and amounts to acceptance of these terms & conditions.
2. By participating in this competition, a participant unconditionally and irrevocably accepts and agrees to be bound by all these terms and conditions as stated herein. This competition is subject to the laws of India, and is not offered outside of India.
3. HTML shall not be responsible for any entrant entering the Competition unlawfully or otherwise in breach of local law.
4. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the Terms to the Competition.
5. HTML reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to amend or vary any of the Terms at any time without prior notice.
6. HTML reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to terminate or disqualify any entrant’s entry for the Competition or reclaim the prize at any time if it is the opinion of HTML that there has been a breach of any of the Terms by such entrant (whether discovered during or after the end of the Competition).
Entry to the Competition
7. Entry to the Competition is open to anyone aged above 18 years, that are of sound-mind and above 18 yrs on the date of entry and residing in India.
8. HTML will not be responsible in any way for failure of any backend technology of any applications and resultant inability of a Participant for participation.
9. The Competition will take place from 12 February 2013 to 17 February 2013. Dates are subject to change without notice.
10. Any entry submitted after the closing date i.e. 17 February 2013, 11:59 PM IST shall be void. In the event of any discrepancy as to the date and/or time of submission of an entry for the Competition, HTML shall have the final decision in resolving such discrepancy.
11. At the end of the Competition, HTML shall select the winning entries. All decisions by HTML regarding the selection of the winning entries and the prizes shall be final and binding.
12. The HTML decisions as to any entry eligibility and the winning entries will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into about the Competition or the judges’ decisions.
Announcement of Winner
13. Each winner will be notified and declared on the website www.hindutsantimes.com and separately by email and will be required to acknowledge receipt of such email within 5 days, or their prize will be forfeited. Only one attempt shall be made to contact the winner on his/her mobile number and as provided for by the Participant. In the event of non-availability of the concerned winner, the prize shall lapse. HTML shall reserve the right to select any alternate winner in the event the prize cannot be given to the original winner.
14. The winners would be given prizes.
15. The prizes in the Competition may be subject to variation at the discretion of the HTML, and any change will be final and binding upon every person who enters the Competition.
16. The prize for the Competition will be given to the winner as set out in the Terms. The winner must accept his/her prize in that form. Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable and not exchangeable for cash credit or kind, either in part or in full except at the sole and absolute discretion of the HTML. Prizes cannot be sold or bartered. There is no refund for a partially used prize.
17. HTML reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to deal with any unclaimed prizes in any manner.
18. HTML shall not be liable in any way for any failure or breach by any party in connection with the Competition, prize or prizes and accepts no responsibility for any loss suffered by an entrant arising from the Competition, prize or prizes.
19. In all cases the HTML will not be held liable for a prize if it does not reach the winner for reasons beyond its control.
20. Any winner of the Competition may, at no cost to HTML, be requested to participate in public relations events tied to the campaign to generate press coverage of the Competition. This may include, but not be limited to, quotes given for inclusion in press releases and press conferences, interviews, etc.
21. By participating in the Competition, the entrants agree:
(a) to the use their name and/or likeness, without compensation, for HTML promotional and marketing purposes; and
(b) to the use of their answers to the Competition questions, without compensation, for HTML’s promotional and marketing purposes.
22. HTML, in its absolute discretion reserves the right at anytime, without giving any prior notice to the participants, to add, alter, modify, change or vary all or any of these terms & conditions, wholly or in part, or to withdraw the Competition.
23. Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition and/or web-site is a violation of Criminal and Civil Laws and should such an attempt be made, HTML reserves the right to seek damages from any such Participant to the fullest extent as permitted by law.
24. All entries will be treated as the property of HTML only and can be used by HTML (or any third party authorized by HTML in this regard) for any promotional and / or commercial activity & the participants/winners waive all rights of whatsoever nature in the said entries in favour of HTML by participating in the Competition.
25. Winners may be required by HTML to participate in a photo, video and/or film session and acknowledge that HTML has the absolute and exclusive right to use such publicity photos, videos and/or films in any medium and in any reasonable manner it may deem fit without any consideration or payment of similar nature to such participants/winners.
26. HTML in its absolute discretion may publicize, broadcast or otherwise disclose a participant's/winner's name, character, likeness, statements or any recording of their voice in advertising or promotional activities concerning this Competition, or generally. HTML may promote or advertise that a winner has won the Competition.
27. HTML, its vendor and/or its subsidiaries shall not be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages, including loss of profits, incurred by the winner or any third party, whether in connection with this Competition, or for breach of any warranty or in tort.
28. Each entrant shall indemnify HTML, its agents, employees, representatives, associates, affiliates, parent and subsidiary companies against any and all claim, losses, costs, damages, liability and expenses arising out of the entrant’s breach of any of the Terms.
29. Each entrant, by entering the Competition, expressly releases HTML from any claim, action or demand arising out of or in connection with the Competition or their prize, if any.
30. HTML shall not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of any entrants' information. This will include but not limited to technical malfunctions, human or technical error, seeding or printing errors, lost or delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof.
31. If, for any reason, the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to the reasons of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of HTML which corrupts or affects the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Competition, HTML reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.
32. The laws of the India govern the Terms and the Competition. The courts of the Delhi will have exclusive jurisdiction in case of any dispute arising under the Terms and/or the Competition.
33. Any provision of the Terms that is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction is ineffective as to that jurisdiction to the extent of that prohibition or unenforceability. That does not affect the validity or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction nor invalidate the remaining provisions of the Terms.
34. HTML shall not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by the participants while participating in the Competition.
36. Failure by HTML to enforce any of these Rules in any instance(s) shall not give rise to any claim by any person.
35.This competition is being created as a promotional activity for HTML and all goodwill, copyright, moral rights or other intellectual rights associated there from shall vest exclusively with HTML.
36. The Competition is valid subject to the winner complying with all terms, conditions and/or formalities as required by HTML. Any failure on the part of the Participant to comply with the any specified term, condition and/or formality shall render the Participant liable for disqualification at the sole discretion of HTML.