The Events competition terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions – The Events competition (‘promotion’)
1. The Promoter is Northern Star Ltd (‘the promoter’) of 793 Ballina Road, Goonellabah NSW 2480.
ABN 43 000 011 174. Authorised under Permit NSW/LTPM/17/02041. Tel. no. (02) 6620 0500.
2. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. If there is any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and anything else that refers to this competition, these Terms and Conditions will prevail.
3. By entering this competition, the entrant consents to the Promoter using the entrant’s personal information for determining the outcome of the competition and for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid unless otherwise advised by the entrant. By opting-in, entrants confirm that they allow their details to be used for this purpose.
Who can enter
4. Entry is open to permanent residents of the Lismore region aged 18 years and over at the time of entry; except employees and immediate families of the Promoter and their associated companies and agencies.
5. Immediate family includes the following: spouse, ex-spouse, defacto spouse, child or step child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step parent, grandparent, step grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step brother, step sister or first cousin.
6. Entrants must be aged 18 years and older at the time of entry to be eligible to enter.
7. The Promoter reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity and proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address (where required) and/or proof of entry validity or proof of registration ownership to claim a prize. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter. If a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.
When to enter
8. The Competition commences on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 0:00:01am AEST and concludes at 12:00pm AEST on Monday July 16, 2018. Entries must be received by the Promoter prior to the competition close date and time.
9. The time of entry will in each case be the time the entry is received by the Promoter, not the time of submission by the entrant.
10. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries including SMS messages not received by the Promoter or delays in the delivery due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.
How to enter
11. The details of how to enter the competition are set out in the Northern Star Newspaper, cover date Tuesday July 3, 2018 and Wednesday July 4, 2018.
12. Entrants may enter the competition by collecting and completing an original entry form, place in an envelope and address it to Northern Star – Win a Double Pass to The Events Competition:
o Deliver to: Media Centre, 793 Ballina Road, Goonellabah NSW 2480; or
o Send to: PO Box 423, Lismore NSW 2480.
13. Entrants will be required to send their personal details including, but not limited to, full name, address, post code and telephone number. Each entry form must be sent in a separate, stamped, standard sized envelope. Envelopes with multiple entry forms will be treated as a single entry.
14. Only original entry forms will be accepted, no photocopies, faxes, scans or digital or web prints are
15. Entrants are required to take full responsibility for the content of their entry and for ensuring that
their entry complies with these terms and conditions. For the purposes of these content
requirements, “entry content” includes any content (including text, photos, videos and email
messages) that entrants submit, upload, transmit, publish, communicate or use in connection with
their entry into the Promotion.
16. Entries must be the entrant’s original work. The Promoter reserves the right to verify, or to require
the entrant to verify, that the entry is the entrant’s original work. If an entry cannot be verified to
the Promoter’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed invalid. The Promoter may, in its absolute
discretion, edit, modify, delete, remove or take-down any part of an entrant’s entry.
17. An entrant’s entry must not include:
(a) any image or voice of any other person without that person’s express consent. Entrants
warrant that if any such content is included, they have obtained the express consent of the
relevant person;
(b) any content that contravenes any law, infringes the rights of any person or is potentially
insulting, inflammatory, defamatory, obscene, offensive, discriminatory, indecent or
otherwise objectionable or inappropriate (which includes, without limitation, any content
involving nudity, malice, excessive violence or swearing); and
(c) any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, any audio-visual or sound recording, or
any other item in which copyright subsists, unless the entrant is entitled to do so. If an
entrant has any doubts about whether they have the right to include any content (for
example, recorded music) they must not include it. By including any such content in
their entry, the entrant warrants that they have the permission of the relevant copyright
owner to do so and that this permission allows the Promoter to use the entry in
accordance with these terms and conditions.
18. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify a winner if the Promoter becomes aware that the
winner and/or the winner’s entry is of a type described in this clause.
19. Any entry that is made on behalf of an entrant by a third party will be invalid, unless the entrant
requires the assistance of a third party to enter due to a disability.
20. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, who
submits an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions or who has, in the
opinion of Promoter, engaged in conduct in entering the Promotion which is fraudulent,
misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the Promotion and/or
Promoter. This includes, but not limited, to entrants and households using multiple email
addresses, postal addresses, PO Box addresses or SIM cards to register single or multiple
Number of Entries permitted
21. Entrants may enter as many times as they like; however only one prize will be awarded per person.
Draw and Notification of winner
22. The winner will be the first valid entry submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions,
that is drawn by the Northern Star Newspaper at 12:05pm AEST on Monday July 16, 2018.
23. If any draw is scheduled on a public holiday, the draw will be conducted on the following business
24. The Promoter’s decision is final and the Promoter will not enter in to correspondence regarding the
competition result or any other decisions the Promoter makes about the Promotion.
25. The winner will be notified by telephone directly after the draw.
26. Prizes will be awarded to the person named in the entry. However, in a dispute, will be awarded to
the account holder of the entry mechanism used to submit their online entry (i.e. mobile phone
account holder or land line account holder).
27. Should an entrant’s contact details change during the promotional period, it is the entrant's
responsibility to notify the Promoter. A request to access or modify any information provided in an
entry should be directed to the Promoter (see Clause 1).
Prize on offer
28. Individual prize value is up to $108.00 (inclusive of GST). Total prize pool value is $108.00
(inclusive of GST). The winner will receive:
• A Prize Letter to collect one double pass for two adults to attend the performance of The
Events at the Lismore City Hall on Friday July 20, 2018 commencing at 7:30pm AEST.
29. In the event a winner does not take the prize by the time stipulated, then the entire prize will be
forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of the prize.
30. Unless otherwise expressly stated, prize values are based upon the recommended retail prices at
the time of first publication of these Terms and Conditions (inclusive of GST). The Promoter
accepts no responsibility for change in prize value between now and the ultimate prize redemption
31. Independent financial advice should be sought as tax implications may arise because of accepting
the prize.
32. Prizes cannot be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash.
33. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of
the prize and the prize supplier’s requirements. It is the responsibility of the winner to confirm
such conditions with the prize supplier or other relevant third parties.
34. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release in a
form determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.
35. All entrants agree that if they win the prize, they will not, and their companions will not, sell or
otherwise provide their story and/or photographs to any media or another organisation, including
the internet. Photographs will be allowed only at the discretion of the Promoter.
36. Passes are only valid for the date or period specified on the passes or by the provider, and are
subject to any terms and conditions imposed by the provider. Once awarded, the Promoter is not
liable for any Pass that has been lost, stolen, forged, damaged or tampered with in any way.
Further Terms and Conditions
37. Subject to complying with all relevant State and Territory legislation, the Promoter reserves the
right to amend, cancel or suspend this competition if an event beyond the control of the Promoter
corrupts or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the
competition. The Promoter will disqualify any individual who has tampered with the entry process
or any other aspect of this competition.
38. The Promoter and their associated agencies and companies assume no responsibility for any error,
omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line
failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of entries, and reserves the right
to take any action that may be available.
39. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including (without
limitation) due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud,
technical failures or any causes beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right
in its sole discretion to take any action that may be available, and (without limitation) to cancel,
terminate, modify or suspend the competition, subject to any direction given under State
40. Entrants are responsible for any cost associated with accessing the promotional website. Access to
that site is dependent on the Internet service provider.
41. Any entrant found to be using any form of software or third-party application to enter multiple
times (including scripting software) will have all entries invalidated and any claim to any prize will
be invalidated. If such an entrant is awarded a prize and then found to have breached this clause,
the entrant must immediately return any awarded prize to the Promoter. The Promoter has sole
discretion to determine if this clause has been breached by any entrant. The Promoter reserves the
right to request whatever documentation it deems necessary to confirm if the entrant has breached
this clause. An entrant must provide any requested documentation to the Promoter upon request.
42. An entrant may not use a third party (including online competition entry site) to enter on their
behalf, except where the entrant needs to use those services of that third party to enter due to a
disability. If the preceding sentence has been breached, the entrant will have all entries
invalidated, any claim to any prize will be invalidated and where such an entrant has already been
awarded a prize before being found to have breached this clause, the entrant must immediately
return any awarded prize to the Promoter. The Promoter has sole discretion to determine if this
clause has been breached by any entrant. The Promoter reserves the right to request whatever
documentation it deems necessary to confirm if the entrant has breached this clause. An entrant
must provide any requested documentation to the Promoter upon request.
43. If the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the
prize for a prize of equal or greater value, subject to State and Territory legislation. It is a condition
of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and
prize supplier’s requirements. Each prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be
payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated.
44. The Promoter will make reasonable efforts to deliver prizes to the addresses provided by
competition entrants (where specified). If a prize is returned to the Promoter because it could not
be delivered to the address provided, the Promoter cannot guarantee that it will be able to resend
the prize to the prize winner. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be
liable for any damage to or delay in transit of prizes.
45. The Promoter reserves the right to redraw the prize if an entrant who claims to be a prize winner is
unable to satisfy these terms and conditions.
Copyright, Statutory guarantees, Waiver and liability
46. In consideration for the Promoter awarding the prize to the winner, the winner hereby permits the
winner’s submission, image and/or voice, as recorded, photographed or filmed during the winner’s
participation in the prize to appear in connection with the Promoter or News Limited publications
or the advertising or marketing thereof, in any media whatsoever throughout the world and the
winner will not be entitled to any fee for such use.
47. The Promoter acknowledges that the entrant may own intellectual property rights (including
copyright) in any material created or otherwise submitted to the Promoter in connection with the
entrant’s entry or participation in any aspect of the promotion (Works). The entrant does not
transfer their intellectual property rights to the Promoter by submitting an entry. The entrant
hereby grants the Promoter a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence to use the
Works (including modifying, adapting or publishing the Works, whether in original or modified
form, in whole or in part or not at all, to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly display and
reproduce, the photo(s), including without limitation, in any online media formats and through any
social media channels, pages or accounts) for the sole purpose of running the promotion,
promoting and celebrating the promotion and future promotions and agrees that the Promoter may
assign and/or sublicense the Works to third parties for this same purpose. Should the Promoter
wish to use an entrant’s Works for any other purposes, it will contact the entrant to discuss
licensing opportunities. The entrant acknowledges and agrees that neither the entrant nor any third
party shall be entitled to any fee, royalty or other consideration in respect of such licence. If the
entrant holds, now, or at any time in the future, any so called “droit moral” or moral rights in
connection with the Works, the entrant unconditionally and irrevocably consents, for the benefit of
the Promoter and all its assignees, licensees and sub licensees to minor alterations to the Works
which may be required for print or display purposes such as resizing and minor colour correction
notwithstanding that such conduct may amount to derogatory treatment of the Works for the
purposes of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Copyright Act). All Entrants consent to attribution by
either full name or social media handle in satisfaction of their right to attribution under the Copyright Act.
48. In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the Promoter’s ability to proceed with the competition on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition and recommence it from the start on the same conditions, subject to any directions given under State Regulation.
49. The Promoter does not exclude any rights and remedies in respect of goods or services under the Australian Consumer Law in the Competition and Consumer Act (2010) (Australian Consumer Law) which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. However, the remainder of this clause will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law and the Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
50. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by the entrant or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this competition, or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of this competition including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line or telephone, mobile or satellite network failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.
51. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.
52. All entries become the property of the Promoter (with the exception of any intellectual property rights comprised therein). The Promoter collects personal information about you for the purposes of conducting this promotion. Any disclosure of such information will be made as required by law and in accordance with these terms and conditions but no further use of this information will be made without prior consent.
53. The Promoter collects information about entrants, including for example their name and contact details which they provide when registering or using our services as well as information from data houses, social media services, our affiliates and other entities they deal or interact with for example by using their services. We collect and use that information to provide entrants with our goods and services, to promote and improve our goods and services, to provide them with targeted advertising based on their online activities, for the purposes described in our Privacy Policy and for any other purposes that we describe at the time of collection. We may disclose your information to our related companies, including those located outside Australia. Any of us may contact an entrant for those purposes (including by email and SMS) at any time. We may also disclose an entrant’s information to our service and content providers, including those located outside Australia. If an entrant does not provide us with requested information we may not be able to provide them with the goods and services they require. We may disclose their personal information to authorities if they are a prize winner or otherwise as required by law. Further information about how we handle personal information, how they can complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, how we will deal with a complaint of that nature, how they can access or seek correction of their personal information and our contact details can be found in our Privacy Policy at