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Travel Adventures competition - Terms & Conditions

Thanks for entering Lonely Planet’s Travel Adventures competition. Here’s some important stuff you should know.

Who’s running the show?

The promoter is Lonely Planet Publications Pty Limited (ABN 36 005 607 983) of 90 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray, Victoria 3011 Australia. Our friends at Nokia at Nokia House, Keilalahdentie, 02150, Espoo, Finland are our promotional partner.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Lonely Planet, and not to Facebook.

Information about the prizes and how to enter, and Facebook’s Terms of Use, form part of these conditions of entry. By entering the promotion, these conditions of entry apply to your entry. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be published on the Lonely Planet website at www.lonelyplanet.com, so you should check these conditions of entry regularly.

Can I play?

You must be aged 13 years or older at the time of the promotion, in order to be eligible to enter. If you are under 18 years of age at the time of the promotion, you have to get permission from your parents or legal guardian to enter, and we will need to verify this if you are selected winner. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, in which case the promotion and these conditions of entry are void in those places. Also, you cannot enter this promotion if:

  1. you are a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Myanmar/Burma, Syria and any other U.S. sanctioned country; or
  2. you (or your immediate families or housemates) are employed by Lonely Planet, Nokia or their subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

How do I play?

To enter, go to the ‘Photo Contest - Travel Adventures’ competition tab on Lonely Planet’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/lonelyplanet), complete the entry form and submit a picture of the most adventurous thing you have done in your travels, together with a brief (200 characters or less) caption to provide any context. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. You can enter between 10am GMT on 1st February to 10am GMT on 29th February. Your entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. If your dog eats your entry, it’s not Lonely Planet’s fault. If your entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet’s fault either. Lonely Planet might have to extend the dates of the promotion, but only if it’s totally unavoidable, and we’ll let you know if we do.

How do you pick the winner?

Rather than consulting tea leaves, the winner’s will be selected by a panel of 3 judges, including an independent judge. Two judges will review all eligible entries, and will select a shortlist of 20 entries from which the third (independent) judge will then select the entry that best encapsulates the feeling of adventure. This unenviable task will happen in a small, dark room at 201 Wood Lane, London during the first week of March (or at an undisclosed location otherwise determined as required by Lonely Planet). The judges’ decision is final (so there!) and no correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks. Lady luck has nothing to do with this promotion.

Lonely Planet can cancel or modify the promotion if there are compelling technical or administrative reasons which we cannot control. If that happens, Lonely Planet will pick a winner from all eligible entries received at that time.

What can I win?

First prize consists of 1 Nokia Lumia 800 phone (provided by Nokia – approximate retail value £399.99). Note that only the phone is provided – a SIM card is not included.

There are also 5 runner-up prizes of 1 copy of any Lonely Planet guide of your choice (excluding pictorials) (provided by Lonely Planet – approximate retail value £14.99).

The total prize value is approximately £474.94. These prize values are accurate at the start of the promotion.

If you do win …

You can’t exchange the prize for cash, or ask us to give it to someone else (not that you’d want to!). We will use reasonable efforts to award the prize as described, but, if due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to do that, we’ll substitute it either for cash or another prize of comparable value, but we’ll decide which.

You’ll be responsible for all taxes, insurance, connection fees, data charges, and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with that prize that are not included in the prize description.

You are responsible for your use of the prize, including complying with any applicable terms and conditions of use. Of course, if you win a prize, you’ll be good and comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations.

How do I find out if I won?

We’ll give the winners the good news by email and their names will be published on the Lonely Planet website within 2 days after selection. If you’re riddled with curiosity, send us a stamped, self‑addressed envelope (including the name of the promotion) to us within 3 months of the date of selection of the winner, and we’ll write back and tell you who won.

Lonely Planet will do its best to find the winner. But if we can’t, or if the winner hasn’t accepted the prize by May 31st, 2012 the next best entry will be declared the winner.

What happens to my entry?

You agree that all of your entry is your own work. On submission, your entry becomes the property of Lonely Planet, and you give Lonely Planet a worldwide, irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of it for the purposes of the Travel Adventures competition. You also consent to us editing, re-using, storing, reproducing and communicating your entry in any medium. Generally, we will attribute you as the author where possible, but in some circumstances, we may decide not to.

Lonely Planet will only use the personal information contained in your entry to conduct the promotion and award the prize (but if you’ve told Lonely Planet that you want to receive stuff from us and/or our promotional partners, we’ll use your personal information for that too). If you win a prize, Lonely Planet can use your name and photograph for future marketing purposes unless you tell us not to. We will keep your personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy

Good luck!