Competition Terms & Conditions
These General Competition Terms and Conditions apply to all competitions run by the Promoter. They may be amended or varied from time to time by the Promoter. Special Terms and Conditions may apply to particular contests in which case, the Special Terms and Conditions will be highlighted on the competition page.
The Promoter is University of Melbourne Student Union Inc (“the Promoter”).
2. WHO MAY ENTER
Persons who may enter and be awarded prizes are students of the University of Melbourne who are not employees of the Promoter, or the immediate family of such employees. “Immediate family” means spouse, parent, child or sibling, whether or not they live in the same household as the employee.
3. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
By entering the competition, participants agree to be bound by these General Terms and Conditions and any Special Terms and Conditions appearing on the website specific to the particular competition.
4. LIMITATIONS ON ENTRY
Participants may only enter the competition once, unless the Special Terms and Conditions specify otherwise. Only the first received entry will be valid if more than one entry is received from a participant.
5. HOW TO ENTER AND SELECTION OF WINNERS
For competitions that are a game of skill: entrants are required to submit a creative answer to a question. Winners will be selected by a panel of representatives of the Promoter who, at their discretion, will select the best answer based upon originality, creativity, and adherence to the word limit. Chance plays no part in determining the winners.
For competitions that are a game of chance: entrants must submit all details requested. Entries will be drawn at random. The first entry (or entries) drawn where the question has been correctly answered (where applicable), will win.
The Promoter’s decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is final and binding on every entrant. No correspondence will be entered into.
All prizes must be taken as offered and are not exchangeable, transferable, redeemable for cash or for resale. In the event that a prize is unavailable, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prizes unclaimed after a period of one month from the date of notification of the winner may be forfeited and used by the Promoter at the discretion of the Promoter.
Prize collection method will be listed on the competition page. No responsibility will be accepted by the Promoter for any lost or misdirected prize collection. In special situations, a winner may nominate a designated representative to collect a prize. The representative will be required to present written authorisation from the winner and photographic identification of both the winner and their representative.
7. NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
Winners will be notified by email, phone or social media, or where specified by the competition details. Participants must also be notified of competition outcomes and closure via static posts on all platforms on which the competition was promoted. Posts must announce the competition is closed, state the prizes and winners, and should remain on the website or platform for at least a month after the conclusion of the competition. If any giveaway / prize / freebie is not claimed by 3 business days of the publication of the winners, the relevant winner’s entry will be deemed invalid and UMSU reserves the right to conduct the unclaimed prize draw to distribute the prize, subject to any directions given by the relevant authority.
All entries become the property of the Promoter. Entries not completed in accordance with the conditions of entry or received after the closing date will not be considered. Incomplete entries will be disregarded. No responsibility is taken for late or misdirected entries.
The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition or disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. The Promoter is not responsible for any:
(a) malfunction, delay or traffic congestion on any telephone network or line, computer on-line system, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or website;
(b) failure of any email or entry to be received by the Promoter; nor
(c) any injury or damage to entrants or any other person related to or resulting from participation in the competition or downloading any materials in a competition.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Promoter makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability of any goods or services offered as prizes. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not liable for any loss suffered to person or property by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter or its employees or agents, in connection with the arrangement for the supply, or the supply, of goods and services by any person to the prize winner and, where applicable, to any persons accompanying the prize winner. This clause does not affect any rights a consumer may have which are unable to be excluded under Australian law. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any liability of the Promoter or its employees or agents for breach of any such rights is limited to the payment of the costs of having the prize supplied again.