Terms and conditions for the Hobbycraft Bake of the Month Competition

By participating in the Bake of the Month Competition on the Hobbycraft blog http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk you agree to the following terms and conditions :

Terms and conditions

  1. The promoter of the Competition is Hobbycraft Trading Limited (Hobbycraft).
  2. Competition Entrants must be UK residents.
  3. Any entrant who is under the age of 18 on the day they enter the Competition must obtain permission from their parent or guardian, and before entering and their parent and guardian must agree to these terms and conditions.
  4. The Competition is not open to Hobbycraft employees or their families, agents or any person or company associated with this Competition.
  5. To enter the Competition you must follow the instructions on the Bake of the Month page at http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk. You must complete all fields with valid information for your entry to be accepted.
  6. We only accept one entry per person, per month.
  7. Hobbycraft will convene a judging panel (‘the Judges’) to select one winning entry that in their view is the most deserving of the Competition Prize. They will also decide upon 10 runner up entries to win a prize each.
  8. Hobbycraft reserves the right to use the Entrant’s entry to market the Competition or showcase the work of Hobbycraft. This includes but is not limited to website, email, press, printed materials. Hobbycraft reserves the right to contact entrants to the competition for general marketing purposes using the contact details provided.
  9. Any entrant who does not wish to receive marketing information from Hobbycraft should tick the relevant box on the entry form.
  10. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic draw. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it. If any content uploaded shows any person under the age of 16, you must be the parent, or legal guardian, of that said person and you give the Promoter full permission for the content to be displayed. The Promoter reserves the right to contact an entrant for further clarification if necessary.
  11. Copyright in all images submitted for this draw remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the draw, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to Hobbycraft to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites, on their HobbycraftUK Facebook page and/or in any promotional material connected to this draw.
  12. All entries must be received by noon on the last day of the month to be eligible for the prize. Hobbycraft will not be responsible for the non receipt of any entry.
  13. Hobbycraft reserves the right to refuse any entry for any reason at its absolute discretion.
  14. The decisions of the Judges are final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.
  15. Hobbycraft reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it has reasonable grounds to believe you have breached any of these terms and conditions.
  16. No purchase is necessary to enter the Competition.
  17. The winners will be notified by email within 30 days of the competition closing date.
  18. Only the winners will be contacted by Hobbycraft. Their names may be published on the Hobbycraft blog and HobbycraftUK Facebook page or you can write to Hobbycraft Bake of the Month Winners, Marketing, 7 Enterprise Way, Christchurch, BH23 6HG, including a self-addressed stamped envelope, for details of the winners.
  19. The prize for one winner is one £100 Hobbycraft gift card, a baking bundle and one cake decorating class courtesy of Renshaw. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Hobbycraft reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  20. There are a minimum of 10 runner-up prizes for Bake of the Month competition. The prize for one runner-up is a £10 Hobbycraft gift card and a baking bundle. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Hobbycraft reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  21. Prizes must be despatched to a UK postal address.
  22. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time and to cancel or amend the Competition if for any reason we believe it cannot be conducted fairly or in accordance with these terms and conditions because of events beyond our control.
  23. These terms and conditions shall be governed in accordance with English law.
  24. References to Hobbycraft in these rules are to Hobbycraft Group Limited, 7 Enterprise Way, Aviation Park, Bournemouth International Airport, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6HG.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Hobbycraft and its partners (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) use and protect any information that you give us when you use the Hobbycraft blog or HobbycraftUK Facebook page and any applications, promotions or content we create on it.

Your privacy is really important to us, and we understand how important it is to you. Our aim is to be as clear and open as possible about what we do and why we do it. Hobbycraft is committed to the online privacy of all its users. Information we collect and how we use it.

If you enter a competition or prize draw or submit material to us we may ask you for contact details including name and email address. Hobbycraft may use these details to contact you by email with news, offers and other marketing information.

If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from Hobbycraft please tick the relevant box on the upload form.

Your email address will not be used to send you marketing information unless you have already registered it with another Hobbycraft website and given the relevant permissions.

When you access material on a site controlled by Hobbycraft via the Hobbycraft blog or HobbycraftUK Facebook page we will automatically receive your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device.

In order to help us design our website and improve your experience, we may collect information about the way you use and access our website. Our web system collects information about each visitor, including IP address, the length of time spent on the website and the pages visited. We may employ third party experts to help us look at this information. However, rest assured that anyone we employ will treat all information with the same sensitivity and security that we treat it. This is explained in more detail in the cookies section below.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text that a website may place on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to help analyse web traffic to enable us to improve your experience and to ensure the security and authenticity of registered users.

You may set up your web browser to notify you of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely (although declining them may prevent you from being able to use the website properly or at all). How to do this is explained below.

We may access cookies stored on your computer when you visit our website in future or when you open an email from us. We are able to do this by including web beacons (also known as clear GIFS or web bugs) in our emails and on our website. Our web beacons do not store additional information on your computer but, by communicating with our cookies on your computer, they can tell us when you have opened emails from us and what pages you look at.

We may also use third party web analytics services (for example Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.) to help us to analyse how users use the site. The service provider may be based outside the UK but your information will only be used for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The service provider may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third party provides the information on the service provider’s behalf. The service provider will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them.

If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (most computers do) and you use our audio or video players, the web analytics service may try to store some additional data on your computer. This data is known as a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. This helps us to analyse the popularity of our media files. We can count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch videos right to the end and how people give up half way through. Adobe’s website explains how to control Flash cookies on your computer.

Processing by third parties
From time to time we may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted by the UK’s Data Protection Act.

International transfers
In order to carry out the steps detailed above we may send your personal information outside of the European Economic Area and, if necessary, across international borders. The data protection laws in these countries may not be as extensive as in the European Economic Area. However, we have taken appropriate steps to ensure the same level of protection for the processing carried out in these countries as within the European Economic Area.

Storage of data
We will not store your personal information for any longer than necessary. However we may be obliged by law to store your communications and personal information including activity logs and we may need to disclose details of these to government or authorised officials upon request. Like many websites, we use log files to monitor the effectiveness of our online marketing programmes.

Access rights
You have a right to access the personal information that is held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information Hobbycraft holds about you, please write to us at the following address enclosing your postal details and a cheque for £10, which we are entitled by law to charge, payable to Hobbycraft Trading Limited: Data Protection Officer, 7 Enterprise Way, Aviation Park, Bournemouth International Airport, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 6HG.

Security
At Hobbycraft information security is one of our highest priorities. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your information, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information that is collected online.

Security in our offices
Access to personal information is restricted in our stores and offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers that store this information are kept in a secure environment.

Links
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting these websites, and they are not governed by this Privacy Policy. HobbyCraft is not responsible for any products and/or services featured on any third party website. You should exercise caution and look at the Privacy Policy applicable to the website in question.

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