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“Very Important Key” competition
Competition Terms and Conditions
Article 1: General information
The prize competition “Very Important Key” (in the following “the Competition”) is hosted by Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Von-Gablenz-Str. 2-6, 50679 Cologne, Germany (in the following “Lufthansa”), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and HomeExchange.com, Hermosa Beach, CA USA (in the following ‘HomeExchange.com’). Participation is voluntary and free of charge. Participation is not dependent on the purchase of goods or services.
Article 2: Duration, aim and location of the competition
The Competition is organised for the purpose of promoting the services of Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com.
The Competition will take place during period from 16 June 2014 until 31 July 2014 inclusive.
Article 3: Promotional area
Promotional online materials will be available on the official website www.veryimportantkey.com and official Facebook page of Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com.
Article 4: Prize fund
The prize fund consists of:
1. Two return flight tickets in Lufthansa Business Class (provided by Lufthansa) to winner’s dream destination (that he/she picks by him/herself in a way described in “Article 6: How to participate in the competition”)
2. Free accommodation for two weeks in the winner’s dream destination in an exclusive HomeExchange.com home (provided by HomeExchange.com).
HomeExchange.com will also provide VIKey luxuries for the winner (a few 'locals only' experiences that will be determined after winner’s proclamation, depending on the location).
The estimated value of the prize depends on the time and distance of the flight tickets, the length of stay and the region in which VIKey luxuries are arranged and may range in value from approximately 500€ to 10,000€. Prizes cannot be exchanged for money or other products and/or services.
Article 5: Eligibility
Each participant can enter the contest an unlimited number of times and will be entered one time for each photo submitted.
Participants must be a resident in one of the following countries:
Void where prohibited by law.
The employees of Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com and members of their immediate families (parents, spouse, children, sisters and brothers) are precluded from entering and do not have the right to participate in the competition.
If any manipulating behavior is suspected on the part of a participant, Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com reserve the right to exclude the respective participant from the competition for any reason, in their sole and absolute discretion.
Article 6: How to participate in the competition
During the competition, participants are entering via the microsite "Very Important Key" (in the following “microsite”) available at www.veryimportantkey.com. The microsite will engage users in order to jointly promote a partnership between Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com.
The goal of the competition is for participants to upload a photo that best represents a key element of their dream “escape” in order to show what their unique experiences and moments in their neighborhood, area, city or community include. After uploading a photo, participants should add the location where the photo was taken, a photo title and a description that explains why is this photo is a key ingredient of their location or their home.
After participants have finished uploading their photo, it will be automatically uploaded into a public gallery. Each participant can continue to upload more photos. Participants are encouraged to share their photo/s through different social networks and invite their friends to vote for them in order to help them obtain a higher position on the top list.
Inside the gallery, participants can filter photos by the following: last uploaded / country / votes / my photos.
By uploading any photo the participant acknowledges that the photo is free of third party rights and assigns all rights in connection with the creation to Lufthansa and HomeExchnage.com for the purpose of this competition for free.
The participant indemnifies Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com from all third party claims due to the violation of third party rights by the participant.
The upload of immoral, unethical, racist, pornographic, discriminating or criminal content is prohibited. Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com will remove such content immediately and exclude the participant from the Competition without warning. Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com will not correspond for photos uploaded on the microsite that violate copyright of has been published without the permission of a third party. In a case of illegal use of photos, Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com will provide user data and information to any third party bringing a claim.
Article 7: Selection of winners
The winner of the main prize (described in “Article 4: Prize Found”) will be selected from all users that have made it into the top 1,000 on the list by a jury consisting of five members. The jury will assign between 1 and 10 points to every participant from the top 1,000 on the chart. One participant with the most votes given by the five (5) jury members will win the top prize.
Winners are not able to exchange their prize for money or other products and services. The top prize is not transferrable.
The odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
Article 8: How to claim the prize
The winners of the competition will have to submit their contact information within the microsite and will be notified about how to claim prize by e-mail after the competition has closed. If the winner does not confirm the receipt of an e-mail within one (1) month, then the claim to the prize will be forfeited.
The winner of the main prize can book the tickets within one (1) year from the date of the winner’s proclamation in the microsite. Flight reservation is possible 60 days in advance and the date of travel and will be subject to availability. Therefore a reservation on the requested dates cannot be guaranteed. In peak season Business Class low booking classes are more restricted. The winner will receive the prize via e-mail within seven (7) days from being selected, with detailed information about the booking. The ticket(s) will be issued as an etix (electronic ticket).
Article 9: Participants of the competition
Participants who take part in the competition may not require different prizes than those listed in these Rules by the organizer Terms and Conditions. By participating in this competition, participants accept these terms and conditions.
Article 10: Errors and irregular registrations
Incorrect or incomplete registrations are invalid and not entitled to receive any awards. Only adult participants can win a prize. Incorrect registrations are ones whose name, surname and other data entered in the contact form in microsite does not correspond to the actual name and surname on their passport or ID card. If the name is different, users can participate in the competition, but cannot win any of the prizes. Other participants with the same surname and address will not be awarded more than one prize. Multiple players with the same surname living at the same address will be considered as one winner. Photos posted on the wall of a Facebook page, sent in private messages on Facebook or Twitter or by e-mail will not be considered part of the competition and will be treated as an irregular application. Only photos uploaded on the Very Important Key microsite are considered a valid application. Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com have the right to exclude any participant from the competition if there is any reasonable doubt that the participant is using irregular playing methods.
Article 11: Publicity /Announcement of the winner; License to Photo Submissions
The participants agree that the names of the competition winners and a photo they posted will be published within the official channel of Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com (such as, official website, Facebook, Twitter, blog etc) and that photos can be used for any marketing purposes in all territories in perpetuity without any royalty or licensing fees.Winners agree to complete any reasonable documentation required to secure the applicable rights hereunder at the request of Lufthansa and/or HomeExchange.com, at no cost to participants.
Article 12: Exclusion of liability/Termination of the competion
Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com are released from all obligations upon delivery of the prizes and shall not be liable for any deficiencies of the prizes.
Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com can in no way be held responsible for any loss or damage that may result from or occur in connection with the participation in the competion or any transmission error or any other technical difficulty, unless the loss or damage is caused by Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com intentionally or through gross negligence. Unaffected by this remain damages due to loss of life, physical injury and damage to health.
Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notification and to terminate or interrupt the competition at any time in case any difficulties occur that could comprise the integrity of the competition and/or its proper execution.
Article 13: Underage participants in a competition
Anyone who is over the age of 13 has the right to participate in the competition in accordance with the laws of their region. However, if the prize competition winner is not of a legal age to consent or participate in their region, Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com will present the award to the person who, by law or decision of the local authority, is his or her legal guardian who is then required to provide documents proving a parental or parenting relationship.
Article 14: Trademark rights/Copyright/Right of use
All trademarks, copyrights, database rights and other rights for the protection of intellectual property to the content of the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com (as well as the organization and layout of the microsite), together with the underlying software code, belong to either Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com or its licensors. Without the prior written consent of Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com, participants may not copy, modify, or distribute, use or reproduce the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com content or the underlying software code in any form either in whole or in part.
· You must not use the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com microsite in a way that is likely to infringe proprietary rights of others.
· You must not use any device, mechanism, software or other scripts that may interfere with the functioning of the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com microsite. This includes the uploading of files infected with viruses.
· You shall not take any action that could result in an unreasonable or excessive load on the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com infrastructure.
· You may not block, overwrite or modify any contents generated by Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com, or in any way interfere with the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com microsite.
· You may not reproduce data from the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com microsite for commercial purposes. In particular, you may not copy, distribute, use or reproduce content on the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com microsite in any way using "robots", other search technologies or other automatic mechanisms.
· You may not obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to any of our networks by any means.
Article 15: Data Protection
All required data for participation is supplied voluntary by the participant. Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com comply with all applicable legal data protection requirements. The data received by Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com in connection with this competition will be processed and saved for the purpose of the execution of this competition only. By accepting these terms and conditions you give your consent for your data to be collected, used and saved by Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com for marketing purposes. The participant is always free to withdraw his/her consent to Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com and thus to resign from participating in the competition.
By accepting these terms and conditions you further give your consent to the publication of the winners’ full name on the Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com official channels.
Article 16: Applicable Law/Miscellaneous
The competition is exclusively governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. All decisions of Lufthansa and HomeExchange.com are final. Legal recourse is expressly excluded. Any legal claim, including to challenge this provision, shall be brought in a court located in Germany.
Should any of these Terms and Conditions be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining parts shall not be affected.