McCarthy & Stone Competition Terms and Conditions

1. Introduction 

1.1 These Terms and Conditions (General Contest Rules) shall be binding on you (and your guests where applicable) when entering any competitions operated by McCarthy & Stone and Yorkshire Coast Radio.

1.2 These General Contest Rules apply to all competition contestants.

1.3 No purchase or payment is necessary to enter the competition.

 1.4 Entry and participation in any competition shall be deemed an unconditional acceptance by you of these Terms. All entry instructions and any other specific details relating to the competition or the prizes form part of these Terms.

1.5 You must pass a copy of these Terms to your guests (if applicable) and ensure they comply with them.

2. Eligibility

2.1 You must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. Employees of McCarthy & Stone and Yorkshire Coast Radio, their families, press, agencies or any persons directly or indirectly connected with the competition are not eligible to enter any competition.

2.3 The competition only permits one entry per household. Any entrant found to be duplicating entries will be disqualified from the competition. Any evidence of the use of spamming software or mass multiple entries will result in the competition being closed down and all entries being invalid.

2.4 Unless otherwise stated you must be at least 50 years old, and if requested to do so, provide proof of your age.

2.5 You must provide personal details as reasonably requested to do so by McCarthy & Stone. Refusal to comply will result in disqualification from the contest. Personal details will be processed and stored in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

3. Health and Safety

3.1 By entering a competition you agree to these Terms and Conditions and you confirm and warrant that to the best of your knowledge your general state of health is good and you must notify McCarthy & Stone   of any medical or other condition which may mean that you are unfit for travel or participation in the Contest as soon as you become aware of such a condition.

3.2 McCarthy & Stone   reserves the right to forfeit your place in the Contest or the Prize (without liability or compensation) if, in its opinion, you may expose yourself or others to risk of illness or injury.

4. Prizes

 4.1 All prizes must be collected at McCarthy & Stone’s Summer Garden Party held on 22 July 2017 between 2pm and 4pm at Chestnut Court, 99 Martongate, Bridlington (“Finale Day”).

4.2 Prizes must be collected in person.

4.3. Where a winner chooses not to accept a prize or confirms they cannot attend the Finale Day, they forfeit any and all claims to that prize, which will be dealt with at the absolute discretion of McCarthy & Stone.

4.4 All prizes are accepted entirely at the risk of the winner and McCarthy & Stone excludes all warranties in connection with any prize. McCarthy & Stone is not liable for any costs relating to the collection of prizes, any add-ons or expenses.

4.5 Prizes are not transferable and must be used on the dates specified and may not be redeemed for cash.

4.6 If a specified prize becomes unavailable, McCarthy & Stone may substitute a replacement prize at its absolute discretion. In such an instance, McCarthy & Stone will endeavour to ensure the substitute prize is of equal or greater value to the original prize.

4.7.i Prize must be taken in accordance with the dates, destinations and number of passengers specified by McCarthy & Stone. There will be no cash alternative and no alternative destination.

4.7.ii Holidays are non-transferable. Holidays are subject to availability. You must hold a valid UK passport with at least six months' further duration (unless longer is required by the destination country), or your competition entry will be invalid. 

4.7.iii Unless otherwise specified, the class of travel for any travel prize incorporating a rail or airfare is economy class.  

4.7.iv Holidays are not available to persons under the age of 50.

4.7.v In the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside McCarthy & Stone’s reasonable control, McCarthy & Stone reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. No cash will be offered. Unless otherwise specified all holidays must be taken on the dates designated by the contest or will be deemed invalid.

4.7.vii You must comply with the terms and limitations of any insurance policy relating to the holiday.

4.7.viii You must comply with the terms and conditions of the cruise and other transportation and venues and agents involved in the Contest or the Prize. In particular you shall comply with all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

4.7.ix You are not entitled nor authorised in any way to commit McCarthy & Stone to any contract, expense or cost entered into or incurred without its advance written acceptance of the same.

4.7.x Passport control and in-country authorities will reserve the right to refuse entry. If you are refused passage and or entry/exit to or from the country being visited, any additional costs incurred will be your sole responsibility.

4.7.xi Any cruise, other transport, cruise details, accommodation or other aspects of the Prize, dates and times quoted by McCarthy & Stone or its agents are for guidance only and are subject to change without notice with no liability arising. You must have sufficient financial resources to meet any financial commitment which you may incur in connection with the Prize beyond those included in the Prize itself

4.7.xii You must comply with and are responsible for attending to any inoculation and health regulations required for your destination.

4.8 All winners of all prizes must agree to these general Competition Terms and Conditions as prescribed by McCarthy & Stone in order to claim their prize.

5. The Contest

5.1 McCarthy & Stone does not accept responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed in transit (by post, telephone, internet or email) to the competition address. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt (nor will proof that an email has been sent be accepted as proof it has been received).

5.2 Source material utilised by McCarthy & Stone’s question compilers shall be taken as correct. No responsibility is accepted for inaccurate prize details supplied by sponsors or any other party.

5.3 Fraudulent, illegible or incorrect entries will not be accepted (at the absolute discretion of McCarthy & Stone).

5.4 The decision of McCarthy & Stone’s judges is final and conclusive in all circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.

5.5 McCarthy & Stone may terminate any contest at any time at its absolute discretion. In the event of such termination, McCarthy & Stone may, at its absolute discretion, elect not to award any prize in respect of the terminated contest.

5.6 In the case of a prize draw, at McCarthy & Stone’s absolute discretion the first correct entry draw will be the winner unless otherwise stated.

5.7 The judges (an authorised representative of McCarthy & Stone or associated company) decision will be final and absolutely no correspondence will be entered into.

5.8 Where a competition requires the presence of an entrant, failure to appear will result in the forfeit of any prize opportunity although, in some cases at the discretion of McCarthy & Stone and with prior agreement, a substitute candidate may be able to appear.

5.9 Competition closes at 23.59pm (UK time) on Sunday 16th July.

6. Confidentiality

6.1 You undertake not to disclose, reveal, communicate or otherwise make public to anyone at any time any information relating to Yorkshire Coast Radio, its business, personnel, servants, agents or officers.

6.2 You may not publicise your involvement in the competition, or the fact that you have won a prize, without the prior written permission of Yorkshire Coast Radio.

7. Publicity

7.1 Competitors may be required by McCarthy & Stone to participate in a photo, video and/or film session, and acknowledge that McCarthy & Stone has the right to use such publicity photos, videos and/or films in any medium and in any reasonable manner it sees fit, unless that person informs McCarthy & Stone at the time of entering the competition that he or she wishes to retain his or her anonymity.

7.2 Contest entries and material submitted in connection with any contest (whether in written, audio, electronic or visual form, or any combination of those) or any photographs, video and/or film footage and/or audio recording taken of competitors become the property of McCarthy & Stone, which may use the material in any medium and in any reasonable manner it sees fit including the distribution to other companies within its Group. Copyright in any such material remains the sole property of McCarthy & Stone.

 7.3 McCarthy & Stone may publicise, broadcast or otherwise disclose a competitor's name, character, likeness, statements or any recording of his or her voice in advertising or promotional activities concerning a specific contest, or McCarthy & Stone contests generally. McCarthy & Stone may promote or advertise that a winner has won a contest.

7.4 McCarthy & Stone may incorporate information from entrants in any contest in any database to be used for the purpose of its business. Upon entry into a competition a contestant will automatically give permission for use of personal data and this information will be retained in accordance with the Data Protection Act and McCarthy & Stone Privacy Policy.

8. McCarthy & Stone - Exclusion of Liability

8.1 McCarthy & Stone  is not liable in any way for any costs, expenses, damages, liability or injury arising out of or in any way connected with the competition or prizes, other than those costs and expenses specifically provided for in the prize (if any). This exclusion does not include any liability for negligence by McCarthy & Stone or death or personal injury arising out of such negligence.

8.2 McCarthy & Stone accepts no liability (and excludes all liability) for any loss of profit, business, contracts, revenues or anticipated savings or for any special, direct, indirect or consequential loss of any nature howsoever arising.

8.3 McCarthy & Stone shall not be liable to perform any of its obligations under the competition or in respect of the prizes where it is unable to do so as a result of circumstances beyond its control and shall not be liable to compensate you in such circumstances.

9. Jurisdiction

 9.1 These rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law.

 9.2 Where McCarthy & Stone  has special contest Terms and Conditions in relation to a particular contest, then they (the special terms and conditions) will prevail in the event of inconsistency between those special contest Terms and Conditions and these General Contest Rules.

9.3 A failure by McCarthy & Stone to enforce any of these contest rules in any instance(s) will not give rise to any claim by any individual.

9.4 Special restrictions or qualifications may apply to particular contests, in which case an addendum to these General Contest Terms and Conditions will be made.

9.5 McCarthy & Stone may change these General Contest Terms and Conditions at any time.