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The term “APL Media Limited” or “us” or “we” refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is 30 City Road, London EC1Y 2AB. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

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Promotion and Competition Terms & Conditions

1. Each promotion is subject to the specific directions and, if applicable, any terms and conditions published for the relevant promotion in APL Media Limited publications or on this website. In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail. By participating in any promotion, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the relevant promotion as well as any terms and conditions of any relevant third party.

2. Employees and agents of APL Media Limited (APL) or any company connected with the production or distribution of a promotion or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the applicable promotion, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households. Unless expressly stated for a particular promotion, promotions are restricted to residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man aged 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request. Written parental/guardian consent is required where a promotion states that participants may be under the age of 18.

3. Failure to claim a gift, prize or other promotional item by the time or in the manner specified for the particular promotion will make any claim invalid. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. No applications will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.

4. The determination and decision of the publishers of the magazine (the “Publishers”) on all matters shall be final and no promotional correspondence will be entered into. The Publishers reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) in the magazine, this website, any game cards and/or other printed materials) or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond APL’s reasonable control.

5. Gifts, prizes and other promotional items are not transferable, may not be re-sold and are subject to availability. The Publishers reserve the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any such gift, prize or item with a gift, prize or item of equal value.

6. APL accept no liability for any promotion by a third party and such third party is responsible for the fulfilment of its promotion.

7. In the event of there being more claims than prizes available in any category, and subject to the provisions of rules 4 and 9, the names of the valid claimants will go into a draw for those prizes.

8. All entries (including but not limited to entries via game cards/other promotional devices) must be made available if requested for the checking or verification of any claim.

9. A promotion, or specific game cards/promotional devices, may be declared as void by the Publishers if game cards/promotional devices contain a printing error, or involve a production or distribution error, of any kind. Game cards or other promotional devices found to be mutilated, illegible, altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with in any way will also be declared void by the Publishers. Photocopies will not be accepted. The promotion may also be declared void should a printing or production error in connection with the promotion appear in the magazine or on this website.

10. Publicity may be given to promotion winners and winners’ names and images may be published in the magazine and on this website and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.

11. Winners will be notified within 28 days of the relevant closing date and names of winners of major promotions are available by sending an SAE to the address published up to one month after the closing date.

12. No purchase of any kind is necessary for free prize draws. Follow the directions and any terms and conditions for the relevant promotion as published in the magazine or on this website.

13. Prizes, gifts and other promotional items are as described in the magazine or on this website. Winners/claimants of holidays are responsible for ensuring that they and any partners hold valid passports and any necessary visas or other necessary travel documentation for the trip in question. Unless otherwise stated, insurance and travel to and from airports is excluded. Winners/claimants of vehicle prizes must hold valid driving licences prior to driving.

14. All competition entrants can opt out of marketing materials by ticking the appropriate box on the online form. Alternatively send an email to APL [info@aplmedia.co.uk] with the words UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject.

15. National Geographic Traveller Your Pictures Competitions:
The current theme of the competition is that which is published in the Your Pictures pages of the most recent issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), and on the entry form, which is available at http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/photography/your-pictures. The prize is that which is published in the In Pictures section of the most recent issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) and on the entry form, which is available at http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/photography/your-pictures. The prize has no cash value and is non-transferable and non-refundable. The judge of the competition is Chris Hudson, Art Editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK). The judge’s decision is final. One entry per person. Only entries submitted using the entry form on the Your Pictures page of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) website will be accepted (http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/photography/your-pictures). All submissions must be the entrant’s own work, and they must own the copyright to the images. By entering you agree that your image may be published in the next issue of the National Geographic Traveller (UK), on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) website, and on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) social media pages. Publicity may be given to the winning image by the prize provider. By entering, you agree to allow your image to be used by the prize provider for publicity related to the competition. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required. Winners will be notified by email within 28 days of closing and details of the competition winners will be published in the next issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK). The competition is not open to employees or associates of APL Media Limited, the prize provider or anyone connected with the administration of the competition, or their families. The promoter is APL Media Limited, Unit 310, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL.

 

Website & newsletter privacy rules

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Reader Awards 2017 – Terms & Conditions

Prize specific terms and conditions:

Walking Holiday in the Pyrenees, France
There is one prize consisting of an eight-night walking holiday for two people in the Pyrenees. The prize includes return first class rail travel for two adults from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford International stations to Paris Gare du Nord by Eurostar, and from Paris Gare Montparnasse to Toulouse on high speed TGV services; two nights in the Hotel Brienne in Toulouse on a bed & breakfast basis; a Toulouse Pass for two people; eight nights’ full board accommodation in the Pyrenees; return transfers ex-Toulouse; guided walking tours each day

The prize does not include: the cost of the transfer by Metro between Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare Montparnasse; any optional excursions; any meals or drinks outside of those detailed in the prize description; use of the hotel fitness machines or weights; travel insurance; the cost of any travel documents or visas required for the prize winner and guest to travel to France; travel between the prize winner’s place of residence and the London departure train station.

It is the responsibility of the prize winner and their guest to ensure they have a valid passport and travel insurance and obtain any necessary vaccinations and visas for their trip. The prize winner must arrange their own transfer between Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare Montparnasse. The transfer can be easily undertaken done by Metro or by taxi.

Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.

The prize is subject to availability. The prize must be taken by 31 December 2018 and is subject to availability. Minimum of one months’ notice must be given for preferred date of travel. Both the prize winner and guest must travel together. Once bookings are confirmed they cannot be changed. In the event of cancellation by winners, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

The winner/winners may be required to take part in promotional activity.

The prize providers retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

Luxury Spa Trip, Belgium

There is one prize consisting of a four-night spa holiday for two people to Domaine La Butte aux Bois, Lanaken, Belgium. The prize includes return flights from London to Belgium; 4 nights’ accommodation in a double or twin room; three spa treatments per person: one massage up to 55 minutes, one Spawave Light & Sound Therapy and either a reflexology foot massage, a manicure or a Shiseido Pressure Point Foot Massage; Transfers between the airport and hotel in Belgium; daily breakfast and dinner, including one dinner at La Source; soft drinks with meals (alcohol is not included).

The prize does not include: any optional excursions; any meals or drinks outside of those detailed in the prize description; travel insurance; the cost of any travel documents or visas required for the prize winner and guest to travel to Belgium; travel between the prize winner’s place of residence and the London departure airport.

It is the responsibility of the prize winner and their guest to ensure they have a valid passport and travel insurance and obtain any necessary vaccinations and visas for their trip.

Exact flight routes and times are at the discretion of the prize provider subject to availability on the day of booking. Room category of room is at the discretion of the prize provider, who will offer the best available category on the day of booking.

Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.

The prize is subject to availability. The prize is valid for travel until April 30 2018. Blackout dates of 15 Dec 2017 – 06 Jan 2018, 13-15 Feb 2018 and 26 Mar – 08 Apr 2018 apply. The prize winner and guest must travel together. Once bookings are confirmed they cannot be changed. In the event of cancellation by winners, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

The winner/winners may be required to take part in promotional activity.

The prize providers retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

A year’s subscription to National Geographic Traveller

There are twenty prizes consisting of a one-year subscription (10 issues) to National Geographic Traveller (UK) each, including free standard delivery within the UK.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. APL Media reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

Amazon Kindles

There are two prizes consisting of one Amazon Kindle with 6” Touch Screen Display, worth £59.99, each.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. APL Media reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

Amazon Echo

There is one prize consisting of one Amazon Echo worth £149.99.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. APL Media reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

General Terms and Conditions

In addition to the above individual prize terms and conditions, the following applies to all prizes and entries received:

To be entered into the prize draw voters must vote in at least 10 categories. Categories do no include the personal details section of the Reader Awards Survey.

Each prize is subject to the specific directions and terms and conditions published above. In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail. By participating in this promotion, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the individual prizes, as specified above.

Employees and agents APL Media Limited (APL) or any company connected with the promotion or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the applicable promotion, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households.

Promotions are restricted to residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man aged 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted.

The promotion closes on 30 September 2017 at 23:59.

Failure to claim a gift, prize or other promotional item by the time or in the manner specified for the particular promotion will make any claim invalid. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. No entries will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.

The determination and decision of APL on all matters shall be final and no promotional correspondence will be entered into. APL reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) in the magazine, this website, and/or other printed materials, or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond APL’s reasonable control.

By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry. Where a competition involves a voting process: offering or receiving any incentive for voting is not permitted and will invalidate the vote, and may disqualify the recipient of the vote. APL reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions. APL reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Website.

Gifts, prizes and other promotional items are not transferable, may not be re-sold and are subject to availability. APL reserves the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any such gift, prize or item with a gift, prize or item of equal value.

The promotion may also be declared void should a printing or production error in connection with the promotion appear in the magazine or on this website.

Publicity may be given to promotion winners and winners’ names and images may be published in the magazine and on this website and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.

APL reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) other than the winning entry and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.

Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries, however, by entering, all entrants licence APL a worldwide royalty-free perpetual licence to edit, publish and use each entry in any and all media (including print and online) for publicity and news purposes. APL reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) although publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.

Winners will be notified within 28 days of the relevant closing date and names of winners of major promotions are available by sending an SAE to APL Media Limited, Unit 310 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL up to one month after the closing date.

No purchase of any kind is necessary for entry into this promotion.

Prizes, gifts and other promotional items are as described in the magazine or on this website. Winners/claimants of holidays are responsible for ensuring that they and any partners hold valid passports and any necessary visas or other necessary travel documentation for the trip in question. Unless otherwise stated, insurance and travel to and from airports is excluded. Winners/claimants of vehicle prizes must hold valid driving licences prior to driving. Any additional costs and expenses incurred by the prize winner and prize winner’s guests are be the responsibility of the prize winner.

All competition entrants can opt out of marketing materials by ticking the appropriate box(es) on the online form. Alternatively send an email to APL [info@natgeotraveller.co.uk] with the words UNSUBSCRIBE [state title] in the subject. Data collected will be used in accordance with our privacy policy, which can be read at http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/privacy-policy/

APL will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the competition. Other than death or personal injury arising from the acts or omissions of APL or its employees, APL will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winner’s (or their guest’s) enjoyment of the prize.