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This competition is being organised by MEININGER Shared Services GmbH, Schöneberger Straße 15, 10963 Berlin, Germany.
- Competition period
The competition will run from 10th February 2020 to 10th May 2020.
People 18 years or older with a fixed address are eligible to participate. Employees and their family members and the sales partners of MEININGER Shared Services GmbH are excluded from participation. To participate in the competition, a photograph showing the participant in a MEININGER Hotel or the city of Hamburg must be provided. The picture must be uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #hamburgcityexplorer. Participation through competition syndicates and automated services is also excluded and not permissible.
- The prize
A winner will be drawn monthly at random from all the entries, winning a voucher for a two-night stay in a double room with breakfast at a MEININGER Hotel (valid for 1 year, on request and subject to availability). Only valid if you book directly through MEININGER – MEININGER website or mobile site, service centre or reception – if available.
The voucher/discount cannot be combined with any other discounts. The voucher cannot be applied to existing bookings.
- Participation/receiving the prizes
The competition is open to participants before the closing date (see 2.). As soon as the organiser has determined the winner, the winner will be notified with a comment under the photo uploaded by the participant. In the comment, the person will be asked to send the organiser a direct private Instagram or Facebook message to confirm the win. The organiser will not contact the winner with a direct message. The running of the competition and the selection of prizes is at the organiser’s discretion. The winners will be selected at random. Furthermore, claims to the prizes cannot be transferred to third parties. Any complaints must be submitted in writing to MEININGER Shared Services GmbH (Schöneberger Straße 15, 10963 Berlin) within 14 days of becoming aware of the reason and by referring to the competition. If, having been requested to do so twice, the winning participant does not come forward within the appropriate period (within 1 week of first being informed via comments), the prize is forfeited and can be assigned to another participant.
- Costs associated with the prize
Any costs associated with the handover, use or acceptance of the prize such as travel costs or any other subsequent costs must be borne by the winner. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or another prize, changed or transferred.
- Exclusion from the competition
MEININGER Shared Services GmbH reserves the right to exclude one or more participants from the competition if the terms of participation are violated or in the event of any (attempted) manipulation of the competition. In case of exclusion, prizes may be withdrawn or reclaimed if they have already been issued. Any liability of the organiser and its agents, employees and assistants for compensation for damages arising from or in connection with the competition, for whatever legal reason, is limited to cases of intent or gross negligence.
MEININGER Shared Services GmbH assumes no liability whatsoever in the event of:
a) errors during the transfer of data
b) theft or destruction of participants’ data, or unauthorised access and changes to this
c) technical problems of any kind
Participants acknowledge that this promotion is unrelated to Facebook respectively Instagram and that it is not sponsored, sponsored or organized by Facebook respectively Instagram in any way. The recipient of the information you provide is not Facebook respectively Instagram, but the MEININGER Shared Services GmbH.
- Premature termination of the competition
MEININGER Shared Services GmbH reserves the right to suspend or terminate the competition in full or in part at any time without notice or indication of the reason and without a draw taking place/prizes being issued. MEININGER Shared Services GmbH shall in particular exercise this right if the competition cannot be executed correctly or its execution cannot be guaranteed due to legal or technical reasons.
- Data protection
Personal data collected for the competition is collected only for the purposes of running the competition. The MEININGER hotels collect the data entered in the competition and store them on a server. MEININGER Hotels use these data to make contact with the winner in the event of a profit. The data will not be shared with third parties.
- Usage rights, exemption and responsibility
By submitting/uploading the picture, the participants declare that the content is free if rights of third parties (if people, buildings, proprietary rights such as brands and logos are pictured), that they either originate with the participant or they have obtained the consent of the originators and the people pictured. The participants exempt the organiser from all third-party claims, including reasonable costs of legal defence that have arisen as a result of the pictures provided/uploaded by the participants. You agree to assist the organiser in any reasonable way in defending these claims.
The participants agree that the pictures submitted as part of the competition can be used by the organiser in online and offline media (such as brochures or social media platforms) for advertising purposes, and be distributed and published in other ways. The organiser is also permitted to process these photos for these purposes and, if necessary, grant usage rights to them to third parties. This granting of rights is without payment and, if necessary, without crediting the picture and without limit regarding space, content or time.
- Salvatory clause
Should individual provisions of these terms of participation be or become invalid, the remaining terms of participation shall remain unaffected. These terms of participation can be changed by the organiser at any time without prior notice.
Recourse to the courts is excluded. The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply exclusively. MEININGER Shared Services GmbH reserves the right to change these terms of participation and/or the prizes at any time without providing any indication of the reason.