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Standard Champion Competition Rules

The rules apply to all competitions appearing in publications of Champion Media Group. Since general rules cannot cover every specific competition, the rules printed on the entry coupon of each competition should be read carefully alongside the following.

1.1 Unless otherwise stated these rules apply to all competitions appearing in publications of Champion Media Group. Any different or supplemental rules specific to each competition will be published with the entry coupon or the competition details. In the event that the rules published specifically for each competition are in conflict with these rules, the rules published specifically for each competition shall prevail.
1.2 All entrants must agree to observe these rules. The submission of any entry shall be deemed to indicate acceptance of these rules.
1.3 These rules are subject to amendment or alteration from time to time.

2.1 Competitions are open to any person resident in the UK except:
2.1.1 Employees of Champion Media Group or any associated company and their immediate families.
2.1.2 Persons connected with the competition and their immediate families i.e. prize sponsors, newsagents, distributors, wholesalers and their agents.
2.2 Entries must be delivered to Champion Media Group before the published closing date and time. Late entries will not be considered.
2.3 The entrant is responsible for delivery of the entry. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery.
2.4 Champion Media Group will not be held responsible for loss of, delay or damage to any entry.

3.1 Entries which do not comply with the rules will be declared void as will entries which arrive in a mutilated condition or which appear to have been interfered with in any way. Entries which in the opinion of the judges appear to be suspicious will not be considered. Photocopies are not accepted.
3.2 The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the judges’ decision.
3.3 If the rules published specifically for a game does not specify who the judges are to be, the publicity manager of the newspaper or publication concerned shall be sole judge of that game.

4.1 Winners will be notified in writing or by telephone of the results after the competition has been judged.

5.1 Prizes will be as published and cannot be exchanged nor transferred to another person. Vouchers must be redeemed in the time limit specified by the sponsors or if not specified, within 12 months of winning the prize.
5.2 Champion Media Group do not warrant the fitness for purpose nor the quality of any goods supplied by it as prizes. Complaints relating to the goods supplied as prizes will be investigated as a matter of goodwill only and prize winners accept prizes subject to all defects whether latent or apparent.
5.3 In the event that there is more than one winner of a prize which is, by its nature, divisible (for example a cash prize) then such prize shall be shared, subject to the decision of the judges, between the winners pro rata. In no circumstances will the responsibility of Champion Media Group in respect of prize money extend beyond the aggregate or, in a competition consisting of a series of games, beyond the maximum aggregate amount published in relation to or allocated to any one game in the series.
5.4 Any such cash prize shall be paid by cheque to the winner in full and final settlement of his claim.
5.5 In the event that there is more than one winner of an indivisible prize, the winners shall participate in a draw and the prize shall be awarded to the winner of the draw. The method of conducting the draw shall be at the discretion of the judges and will not be disclosed.
5.6 Champion Media Group will notify the winner in writing of the place where his or her prize may be collected. If such prize is not collected within 14 days of posting this notification, the prize shall remain the property of Champion Media Group to do with as it considers fit.
5.7 A prize cannot be awarded to a person who for any reason would not be allowed by law to purchase or use the prize.
5.8 Although Champion Media Group will try to ensure that all prizes are received by the prize winners, its responsibility within the rules is limited to providing only those prizes which it has offered. Certain prizes are offered by third parties and Champion Media Group will not accept responsibility for any refusal or failure by such third parties to provide such prizes or for any defect in or damage to any such prizes.
5.9 Only one prize per person can be won in the same competition.

6.1 No correspondence will be entered into regarding the interpretation of either these rules or those specific to each competition.
6.2 Unless the context otherwise requires, in these rules the singular shall include the plural, the masculine shall include the feminine and vice versa.
6.3 No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary for entry in our competitions unless the rules specific to a particular competition provide otherwise.

7.1 Where a promotion uses a token collect mechanism, no purchase will be necessary. Readers will be required to request tokens/vouchers by post or by hand to: The Promotions Department, Champion Media Group, Clare House, 166 Lord Street, Southport PR9 0QA. Applications should state the date and publication the token request applies to – one date only per application will be permitted. One token will be awarded per request, per envelope and only one per household.

8.1 Unless you specifically request otherwise, your competition entry details (name, address, telephone number, email address etc.) may be shared with the associate company (or organisation) that has sponsored the competition, for their marketing purposes. Your data will be stored by Champion Media Group beyond the accounting period in which the competition occurred for marketing purposes, however you may opt out of receiving communications at any time.
8.2 To exclude your data from being collected in this way, simply state the following on your competition entry: “Do not pass my details to any third party”.

9.1 Champion Media Group requires that all winners are willing to be photographed receiving their prize which may be used in any of their publications at any time.

Issued April 2008 [revised June 2010] but subject to change without notice. E&OE.

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