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Experience UK Now Free Flight Competition - Terms and Conditions

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Experience UK Now Free Flight Competition Rules


1. The Competition

This competition is a free prize draw operated by or on behalf of the British Council to promote studying abroad in the United Kingdom among college students in the United States (the “Competition”).


2. Territory and Eligibility

The Competition is open to residents of the United States who are currently enrolled in an institution in the United States and will be studying abroad in the United Kingdom no later than December 1st, 2015. Where a participant is under the age of 18, his/her entry must be submitted on behalf of the participant by a parent/guardian over the age of 18 years who, in submitting the entry, agrees to and accepts these Competition Rules.

Only one entry per person is allowed.  No participant may win more than one prize. No friends or family of the British Council are allowed to enter the Competition.

Entry to the Competition is free of charge although participants are responsible for their own costs of connecting to the Internet.


3. Competition Dates

The opening date of the Competition is 12:00 AM on December 1st, 2014, Eastern Standard Time  and the closing date is 12:00 AM on February 1st, 2015, Eastern Standard Time.  Any entry received before the opening date or after the closing date will not be included in the Competition.  The British Council accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise that may result in any entry being lost, delayed or not properly registered.

The Competition winner will be notified between February 6th, 2015 and February 9th, 2015.  This notification will be made to the email address provided by the winning participant when registering for the Competition in accordance with section 4 of these Competition Rules.  In this notification, the British Council will inform the Competition winner of how to claim their prize and of any additional information or steps required to enable the British Council to provide them with the prize.  The British Council reserves the right to award the relevant prize to another Competition participant if the prize is not claimed within three weeks after such notification.


4. How to enter

The Competition will be promoted through the Education UK Student Experience Page, www.educationuk.org/usa/articles/students/

To enter participants must access the Education UK Student Experience Page, www.educationuk.org/usa/articles/students/ and then follow these steps:

  • Enter their first and last name and email address where indicated.
  • Must fill out entry form in it’s entirety
  • Accept these Competition Rules by clicking the “I Accept” button.
  • Click on the “Register” button.
  • The British Council will communicate with the participant through email until the prize draw. Unsubscribing from these emails will automatically remove the participant’s name from the list of entrants and eliminate him/her from the Competition.


5. Prizes and selection of winning entries

The draw will take place in Coventry, United Kingdom within six days following the closing date referred to in section 3 above.

One winner will be selected at random. The results and decisions of the British Council will be final and binding. No appeals allowed.

No correspondence will be entered into with the unsuccessful participants.

The prize consists of one free flight leaving from the United States and arriving in the winner’s destination of study in the United Kingdom. The departure location is dependent upon the winner’s home city and state in the United States. The British Council cannot guarantee a specific airport, but will find the closest available to the winner’s preference. The flight may only be used by the winner for purpose of studying abroad in the United Kingdom. The winner must be travelling to the United Kindom no later than December 1st, 2015. The winner must be able to provide adequate proof of acceptance into a United Kingdom based study abroad program in order to claim prize. The British Council will determine what is adequate proof. The winner must provide proof no longer than three months prior to the intended date of travel to the United Kingdom. Upon providing proof, the winner must work with the British Council to plan the best date of travel, preferred departure location, arrival location, and time of travel. The British Council cannot guarantee the availability of a specific time or flight, but will work the winner to find closest available flight.

Prizes are personal to the winners and cannot be transferred to any third party.  Prizes cannot be exchanged for money or any other goods or services.

The British Council accepts no responsibility for failure to notify winning participants or failure to deliver prizes where such failure results from the provision of inaccurate contact details by the participants or from the acts or omissions of any third party (including, without limitation, any internet or postal service provider) and shall have no liability to any entrant if it is prevented from or delayed in delivering any aspect of the Competition or the prizes by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control.

The British Council does not offer any insurance in connection with the prize. The prize winner may arrange their own insurance in respect of the prize, if applicable.


6. Personal data

The British Council will collect and store the names and email addresses of all participants and the additional contact details of winners as anticipated by sections 4 and 5 above.  The British Council will use this personal data for the following purposes:

  • managing the relationship between the participants and the British Council;
  • sending information regarding studying in the United Kingdom to participants;
  • communicating with participants about all information regarding the Competition, including promotional campaigns;
  • communicating with participants to answer their queries about the Competition;
  • communicating with winners and arranging delivery of their prizes; and
  • marketing and publicity in accordance with section 7 below.

Where a participant (or his/her parent or guardian where he/or she is under 18) has consented to the British Council doing so, the British Council may contact the participant using the personal data collected to provide information about the goods, services, courses or promotions that the British Council offers.

By participating in the Competition, participants consent to their personal data being processed by the British Council in accordance with, and for the purposes set out in, this section 6.

Participants can exercise their rights to access their personal data held by the British Council and withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data by sending an email, accompanied by a scanned photocopy of their valid passport to: education.uk.na@britishcouncil.org.


7. Publicity and rights

The British Council intends to publish the names and photographs of the winner on the British Council’s websites, Education UK websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, Instagram, press releases and in other promotional and marketing material.  In addition, the British Council may write and publish articles about the winner’s enjoyment of their prize.  By entering the Competition, each participant agrees to the use of their name and image and agrees to co-operate with any such publicity or marketing if they win the prize.

All rights in the British Council’s name and logo, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and other promotional and marketing material and all course and examination content and materials (together the “Council’s Materials”) shall vest in and remain with the British Council (or its licensors).  By participating in the Competition, participants agree that they will not use, broadcast, publish, export, exploit, reproduce nor copy part or all of the Council’s Materials.


8. General

The British Council may disqualify or refuse to accept the entry of any participant which does not meet the eligibility criteria in section 2 or does not otherwise comply with these Competition Rules.

These Competition Rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes or claims (including, without limitation, non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Competition.


9. Acceptance of Competition Rules

By participating in this Competition, participants are deemed to have accept these Competition Rules.