Elton John competition - Terms and Conditions

Win tickets to an Elton John signing event at hmv 363 Oxford Street, London


This prize draw (the ‘Prize Draw’) is run by HMV Retail Limited (‘HMV’). By entering the Prize Draw, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (the ‘Terms’).




1 The Prize Draw


1.1 Ten (10) selected entrants will win two tickets each to an Elton John signing event at hmv 363 Oxford Street, London on Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 from 17:00-18:00 (the ‘Event’) for themselves and a guest (or chaperone who is over 18 if the winner is under 18).


1.2 Travel costs and accommodation costs are not included and winners are responsible for these and all associated costs.


1.3 The artist’s management team and/or other guests will be present at the Event.


1.5 The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable. There is no cash alternative to the prize.


1.6 HMV reserves the right to award a substitute prize of an equal or greater value if the stated prize becomes unavailable.


1.7 The date specified for the prize cannot be altered. By entering the Prize Draw you agree that HMV is not responsible in the event that any winner, guest and if applicable chaperone cannot attend the Event for any reason whatsoever and no liability can be accepted by HMV.


1.8 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, HMV reserve the right to change the date and substitute it with another date and in any event, HMV will not be liable if the Event itself is cancelled.


1.9 HMV reserves the right to temporarily suspend, cancel or vary the Prize Draw at any stage if deemed necessary in its opinion, or due to circumstances beyond its control, and will use reasonable endeavours to minimise the effect on participants to avoid disappointment.


2 How to enter


Complete in full the entry form to be in with a chance of winning.


3 Start and closing date


3.1 Entry to the Prize Draw will start on Monday 25 January 2016 and close at 23.59 GMT on Wednesday 27 January 2016.


3.2 Entries received after 23.59 GMT on Wednesday 27 January 2016 will not be included.


3.3 The winners will be notified by 16:00 GMT on Thursday 28 January January 2016.


4 Eligibility


4.1 The Prize Draw is open to legal residents of the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man who are twelve (12) years old or older at the time of entry.


4.2 If you are aged under eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry then you need your parent or guardian's permission before you enter the Prize Draw.


4.3 If you are aged under eighteen (18) and you win tickets to the Event, you must be accompanied by a companion who is at least eighteen (18) years old as of the date of the Event.


4.4 Maximum one (1) entry per person. Use of multiple identities and email addresses is not permitted. Use of automated entries, votes or other programs is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified. If you are selected as a winner and we subsequently discover that you have entered multiple times, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize.


4.5 Only online entries via the entry form will be accepted.


4.6 Employees (and their immediate families) of HMV or any of its group, affiliated or associated companies, agents or any other person connected with the competition are not permitted to enter this Prize Draw.


4.7 HMV reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants and (acting reasonably) to update these Terms at its sole absolute discretion.


4.8 No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are not properly received due to communications beyond the control of HMV.


4.9 If there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms by an entrant, HMV may, at its sole absolute discretion invalidate the relevant entry and disqualify the entrant from entry to the Prize Draw.


5 Allocation of prizes


5.1 The winners will be selected by means of a random draw from all valid entries received once the Prize Draw has closed, using a random application of Microsoft Excel and conducted under the supervision of an independent person. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.


5.2 If a selected winner does not meet the eligibility criteria set out in these Terms, HMV reserve the right to re-draw and select an alternative winner.


6 Notification of prize


6.1 The Prize Draw winners will be notified by email only.


6.2 HMV will notify each winner by 16:00 GMT on Thursday 28 January 2016, to the email address that was submitted when entering the Prize Draw. The winner will have until 16:00 GMT on Friday 29 January 2016 to respond via email to confirm that they and their guest (or chaperone) can attend the Event. If HMV has not received a response from a winner by such time to confirm that they can accept the prize, HMV reserves the right to redraw and a new winner will be selected. HMV cannot accept responsibility for emails that do not reach the intended recipient for any reason whatsoever.


6.3 The decision of HMV is final and no correspondence regarding the prize allocation will be entered into.


7 List of winners


The winner's names will be available on written request by sending a stamped addressed envelope within one month of the closing date to: HMV Retail Limited, Elton John Prize Draw, Mermaid House, Puddle Dock Blackfriars, London, EC4V 3DB.


8 Publicity


8.1 The winners may be required to participate in publicity connected with the Prize Draw and it is a condition of entry that entrants agree to their name being made publicly available if they win.


8.2 By entering into the competition you hereby consent to you and your guest (or chaperone) being filmed or photographed at the Event and that HMV may use such photographs and/or video footage in any and all media in perpetuity throughout the world as HMV at its sole discretion sees fit and without further consent.


9 Data protection


Any personal information collected by HMV in connection with this Prize Draw will be used in accordance with the Privacy Policy available here.


10 Governing law and jurisdiction


The Prize Draw and these Terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.