Competition Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

1.1 These Promotion and Competition Rules (the “Rules”) shall apply to any promotion, prize draw or competition (“Promotion(s)”) promoted or conducted by MBE Books Limited or via (the “Website”).

1.2 Unless otherwise specified, MBE Books, Caldicott Drive, Heapham Road, Industrial Estate, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1FJ (“MBE Books”, “we”, “our”, “us”) is the promoter of the Promotions.

1.3 Each Promotion is subject to specific details and, if applicable, additional rules or terms and conditions which will be featured on the relevant pages of the Promotion (“Additional Terms”). If the specific details or additional terms and conditions conflict in any way with these Rules, those Rules shall prevail.

1.4 By entering and participating in any Promotion, you (“you”, “entrant”) are deemed to have accepted these Rules, which may be amended from time to time, together with any Additional Terms.

2. Eligibility to enter Promotions

2.1 Unless otherwise stated, you must be employed by a UK school to enter a Promotion.

2.2 Unless otherwise stated, you must be a resident of the UK and aged 18 years or over to enter a Promotion.

2.3 For Promotions where participants may be under the age of 18, proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.

2.4 Employees of MBE Books, its subsidiaries or related companies, together with their families, members of their household or any persons directly or indirectly connected with a particular Promotion are not eligible to enter such Promotion.

2.5 Unless otherwise stated, only one entry per person and one entry per household is permitted. Multiple entries will be deemed invalid.

2.6 No purchase is necessary for entry into a Promotion.

2.7 Entrants are liable for their costs to access telephone, mobile or computer networks.

3. Promotion entries

3.1 All entries or answers must be received by MBE Books by the closing date specified in the relevant Promotion. Any entries that arrive any later than this will not be considered.

3.2 No responsibility is accepted for late, damaged, lost or mislaid entries and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will be void. No entries will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.

3.3 Unless otherwise stated, entries will not be returned to you.

3.4 By submitting an entry, you grant to MBE Books a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable licence to use, electronically reproduce, distribute, publish, alter and adapt any information or material submitted as part of an entry into a Promotion in any and all media.

3.5 Entrants agree to waive any moral rights they may have in any material submitted as part of an entry.

3.6 MBE Books reserves the right, but not the obligation, to publish any entry, including on the Website. Entrants acknowledge that the nature of the internet means that such entries will be available to be uploaded and viewed worldwide.

4. Winners and Prizes

4.1 The winner will be chosen in accordance with the details on the Promotion page.

4.2 For prize draws where winners are to be selected at random, the winner will be the first valid entry drawn from all entries received by MBE Books and, where relevant, the second drawn shall win the runner up prize and so on.

4.3 For skill competitions, the winner will be selected by an independent judge or a panel of judges, based on the entry criteria set out on the Promotion page.

4.4 All decisions of MBE Books or the relevant judges will be final and unchallengeable. No correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.

4.5 If you are a winner, MBE Books will make reasonable efforts to notify you within fourteen days after the draw or decision. It is your responsibility to make sure that you can be contacted via the contact details provided and MBE Books accepts no responsibility for the prize if it is unable to contact you.

4.6 Names of winners are available from MBE Books upon request up to one month after the closing date by sending an SAE to MBE Books, Caldicott Drive, Heapham Road, Industrial Estate, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1FJ.

4.7 Full names of the judges are available on request by sending a SAE to MBE Books, Caldicott Drive, Heapham Road, Industrial Estate, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1FJ.

4.8 Failure to claim a prize by the time (or if no time is specified, within 28 days from the Promotion closing date) or in the manner specified for that particular Promotion will make any claim invalid. MBE Books shall then be entitled to withdraw that entrant’s right to the prize and select an alternative winner.

4.9 MBE Books reserves the right to publish winners’ and any runners-up’s names and images including on the Website or in any advertising or publicity material published and distributed by or on behalf of MBE Books. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.

4.10 Prizes may not be exchanged, transferred or re-sold and are subject to availability. No cash alternative will be offered. If for any reason a prize is unavailable, MBE Books reserves the right in its reasonable discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value.

4.11 MBE Books does not accept any liability for prizes which are lost, delayed or damaged in the post or otherwise not validly received by you.

4.12 Where prizes are to be provided by a third party then the winner will be required to complete all appropriate or applicable booking or other formalities direct with such provider and comply with any third party terms and conditions. MBE Books accepts no liability for any promotion run by a third party and such third party is responsible for the fulfillment of its promotion.

4.13 Prizes or tickets to cancelled or curtailed events may not be valid for re-scheduled dates.

5. Cancellation of entries or the Promotion

5.1 MBE Books reserves the right in its reasonable discretion to:

5.1.1 disqualify any entrant who is in breach of these Rules or the Additional Terms or whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the Promotion or who MBE Books considers has used improper means (including technical means) to enter and to declare any or all claims or entries based on such conduct as void;

5.1.2 declare void any claims or entries resulting from any publication errors on this Website or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the Promotion which materially affect the results of the Promotion;

5.1.3 add to or to waive any of these Rules or Additional Terms on reasonable notice; and/or

5.1.4 cancel the Promotion or any part of it at any time in the event of circumstances beyond MBE Books’ reasonable control.

6. General

6.1 MBE Books is not responsible, and shall not be liable for any problems related to any telephone network lines, computer on-line systems or equipment, software failure of any email or failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or the Website or any combination thereof, including but not limited to any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related or resulting from participation in a Promotion.

6.2 To the fullest extent permitted by law, MBE Books hereby excludes all warranties, representations, covenants and liability (whether express or implied) relating to Promotions and prizes. Nothing however shall exclude MBE Books’ liability for: (i) death or personal injury as a result of its negligence; (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iii) any liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law.

6.3 Unless indicated otherwise, MBE Books will only use an entrant’s personal details submitted as part of a Promotion for purposes connection with the Promotion. MBE Books will hold an entrant’s personal data for a reasonable period of time to enable it to send that entrant any prize they have won and to verify that these Rules have been complied with, and for accounting purposes. This data may be passed to third parties to enable such third parties to fulfill any necessary requirements relating to the award of a prize. Any other use of personal data will be in accordance with, and subject to, MBE Books’ Privacy Policy.

6.4 These Rules are supplemental to the Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

6.5 The laws of England and Wales shall govern these Rules and any Additional Terms and any dispute arising out of them shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.