Adapted Experiences Facebook Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR LIKELIHOOD OF WINNING.
When you submit a submission for this Adapted Experiences Facebook Contest (“Contest”), you agree with the official rules below (“Official Rules”).
Promoter. When these Official Rules mention “Airbnb,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to Airbnb Ireland UC, The Watermarque Building, South Lotts Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4, Ireland who is the promoter of this Contest, unless you are from:
- the United States, in which case the promoter is Airbnb, Inc., 888 Brannan Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
- the People’s Republic of China (which for purposes of these Official Rules does not include Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) (hereinafter “China”), in which case the promoter is Airbnb Internet (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
- Japan, in which case the promoter is Airbnb Global Services Limited, 25-28 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, D01 H104, Ireland.
How to Enter. Entrants into the Contest (“Participants”/“you”) who have reached the age of 18 at the time of entering your Submission and who comply with the eligibility conditions provided below may enter the Contest from 00:00 (British Summer Time) on 10 June 2019 (British Summer Time) until 23:59 on 14 July 2019 (British Summer Time) (“Contest Period”) by following the process below. Submissions must be received through the below process by the close of the Contest to be eligible. Participants who are 18 or over but still under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence must have the permission of their parent/legal guardian, and their agreement to these Official Rules, to participate.
Process. To participate in the Contest and to try to win the prize described below, you have to complete the following steps during the Contest Period:
- Have a registered Airbnb account. If you don’t have one yet, you can create one at https://www.airbnb.com before entering.
- Sign into your Facebook account and join the Adapted Experiences Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/airbnbadapted).
- Answer in a maximum of 150 words, the following question, by posting on the Facebook Group page (“Submission”): Tell us about a once in a lifetime/bucket list activity that you have done or would like to do and why.
Each eligible Participant can only enter one Submission. By entering the Contest, Participants understand that if you win, you may be contacted by Airbnb in relation to the Contest and in such case agree to take part in any publicity that occurs as a result of winning the Contest.
Eligibility. The Contest is open to Airbnb users who are members of the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/airbnbadapted, aged 18 or over. By entering, eligible Participants agree that the individual winner will be selected from all Submissions received from these regions. Directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, advertisers and agents of Partner and Airbnb, or their subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the members of their immediate families or households (including without limitation spouse, partner, housemates, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren), are not eligible.
Winner Selection. Three Participants will be selected from the Submissions and will be declared the winners of the Contest. The winners will be ranked as first, second and third place. The entries will be chosen and ranked entirely on the merit of their entry, based on the following criteria:
- 50% Creativity: How creative is the answer and how much does it delight us?
- 50% Originality: Does it surprise us? Is it a unique perspective?
The Contest will be judged by one independent judge. The judge’s name will be made available on request. The judge’s decision is final and binding. Except where prohibited by law, if in the opinion of the judge no suitable Submissions are received, or no winner can be contacted or responds as set out in these Official Rules, then Airbnb may, in its sole discretion, cancel, extend or repeat the Contest. Judging scores will not be revealed. The likelihood of winning will depend on the number and caliber of eligible entries. For the avoidance of doubt, this Contest is a game of skill. Luck or chance does not play any part in determining the winner.
Prohibited Content. Submissions/content must be the original work of the Participant, must not have been previously published or entered in any other competition, and must not violate the rights of any other party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights and rights of privacy, publicity or other moral rights. Submissions must NOT contain: (a) content that endorses/promotes illegal or harmful activity; (b) violent, profane, vulgar, obscene, defamatory or otherwise objectionable material; (c) adult material; or (d) defamatory content. Airbnb reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who violates these prohibitions or any other provision of these Official Rules or the Facebook Community Standards, or that Airbnb deems inappropriate for any reason, in its sole discretion.
License. By entering the Contest, at no cost to Airbnb or any third party associated with Airbnb, Participants irrevocably grant to Airbnb and its authorized partners a royalty free, exclusive and perpetual license, right and permission to publish and otherwise use the Submission (including any and all intellectual property rights in the Submission) in any and all media now existing or later developed throughout the world. Participants agree that Airbnb may use the Submission for any and all purposes, and that Airbnb may sub-license these rights to third parties. Participants hereby irrevocably waive all copyright rights, trademarks, moral rights (including without limitation the right to be identified as the creator of the work and the right to object to derogatory treatment of the work), trade secret rights, know-how, rights of publicity and any other intellectual property or proprietary rights recognized in any country or jurisdiction in the world that they may have relating to the Contest and their Submission.
Prize. 3 coupons in total will be awarded and the maximum number of coupons a Participant can win is 1. The three winners will each receive one of the following (each the “Prize”) based on their rank:
- First prize: 1 coupon worth USD 150, which can be applied to bookings of Homes or Experiences on Airbnb.
- Second prize: 1 coupon worth USD 100, which can be applied to bookings of Homes or Experiences on Airbnb.
- Third prize: 1 coupon worth USD 50, which can be applied to bookings of Homes or Experiences on Airbnb.
Coupons are not exchangeable, transferable or redeemable for cash and may not be applied retroactively or combined with any other coupon or discount code for Airbnb. If you apply the coupon to a booking that you subsequently cancel, any refund owed will not include the coupon amount. Coupons will automatically expire on the expiry date stated in the email granting the coupon, if any.
Prize Conditions. Save as may be required by any applicable mandatory laws, the Prize will be as referred to in these Official Rules and is, to the maximum extent permitted by law, provided as is, with no express or implied warranty, condition or guarantee. This Contest is subject to applicable local laws and regulations, including but not limited to tax laws. The winner is solely responsible for any taxes or social contributions applicable to or resulting from the award of the Prize, and Airbnb will have no obligation for any taxes that may be payable.
If permitted by applicable law, Airbnb may require the winner to sign and return a declaration or affidavit of eligibility (determined at Airbnb’s discretion), a liability release and a publicity release permitting Airbnb to use the winner’s name, image and winning Submission, and any photography or video recorded of the Participant in relation to the contest in promotional materials where permitted by law and subject to applicable rules.
If applicable, refusal or inability to sign and return any requested declaration, affidavit or other document referred to in these Official Rules within 72 hours of receipt may result in disqualification and awarding of the Prize to an alternate winner.
The winner represents they will behave as a good citizen and comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including the relevant Airbnb Terms, when redeeming the Prize.
Notification/Announcement of Winner.
The winner(s) will be selected by 30th July 2019 and will be notified by Facebook message to the account from which they sent their Submission within 24 hours. Each winner must confirm their acceptance of the Prize in writing within 7 calendar days of such notification by Facebook messenger. Airbnb reserves the right to disqualify any winner who does not confirm acceptance of the Prize in accordance with these Official Rules, and in such case reserves the right to select an alternative winner. In the event of a dispute about the identity of a winner, Airbnb will award the Prize to the authorized account holder of the Facebook account from which the winning Submission was sent, provided the account holder complies with all eligibility requirements.
Airbnb may publicly announce the name of the winner within 30 days of the close of the Contest via a post on Facebook. By entering this Contest, each Participant acknowledges that if they win a Prize, their first or surname and county of residence (and their winning entry) may be disclosed via a Facebook post. Any Participant may object to their information being made available in this way, or may request that the amount of information made available be reduced, by contacting the Airbnb at email@example.com. In these circumstances, the Participant acknowledges that Airbnb may nevertheless disclose such information in full to the relevant regulators or government authorities if required to do so. Details will only be disclosed (if permitted by law) after all Prizes have been validly claimed.
You have made certain representations and warranties to Airbnb in entering the Contest. Airbnb has relied on the accuracy and truth of such representations and warranties in granting a place in the Contest to you. Should Airbnb become aware of any fraud, deceit or similar action undertaken in connection with the Contest or otherwise, or any act or omission which might (in Airbnb’s opinion, which shall be final) have an adverse effect on the Contest, Airbnb reserves the right in its absolute discretion (without notice to you and without giving reasons) to (i) forfeit your place in the Contest; or (ii) withdraw the Prize.
General Liability Release. By entering this Contest, Participants release the Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, on any theory, and waive all claims and causes of action arising from or related to this Contest and fulfilment, use or misuse of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. However, nothing in these Official Rules limits or excludes any person’s or entity’s liability for death or personal injury caused by their negligence, or fraud, or any other liability which may not as a matter of law be limited.
By entering this Contest, Participants acknowledge and agree that to the fullest extent permitted by law, Facebook, Inc. (and its affiliates) shall have no liability for any loss or damage of any kind arising from or in relation to the Contest and each Participant’s involvement in it and/or use of the Prize.
Personal Data. In order to administer the Contest, Airbnb needs to collect, review and store your personal data (e.g. name, contact details and Submission) (“Competition Personal Data”). The provision of Competition Personal Data is obligatory. If you fail to provide the Competition Personal Data, you will not be eligible to participate in the Contest. The purpose of processing of the Competition Personal Data is to enable Airbnb to administer the Contest and perform its other obligations under these Official Rules. Airbnb controls the Competition Personal Data but may share the Competition Personal Data with third party prize providers for the purpose of Contest administration and prize fulfilment.
Cancellation, suspension etc. Participant acknowledges that, subject to applicable law and any approvals that may be required, Airbnb may cancel, suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if Airbnb considers it necessary or appropriate to do so for reasons or circumstances which are beyond its reasonable control. Furthermore, Participant waives and releases Airbnb from any and all claims and causes of action arising from or related to any such cancellation, suspension, modification or termination, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. No transfer, refund, cash redemption, substitution, cash equivalent or replacement of any Prize by any winner is permitted, except that Airbnb reserves the right to substitute the Prize with one or more items of equal or greater value (or cash equivalent) if it is unable to provide the stated Prize. Any portion of a Prize that is not claimed, not accepted, or unused by any winner will be forfeited and will not be substituted.
Miscellaneous. The Contest is void where prohibited, and any terms deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction will be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to resolve the deemed invalidity. Any disputes relating to the Contest will be governed by English law, and shall be brought in the courts of England or the country where Participant is resident.
THE CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK.