W Verbier Competition Terms & Conditions ("Prize draw")

By completing the entry form and entering the Prize Draw, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these "Terms and Conditions").  Save in respect of residents of France, promotional materials relating to the Prize Draw, including all information on how to enter the Prize Draw, also form part of these Terms and Conditions.  In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotion materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence. If you are a resident of France, such promotional materials shall not form part of these Terms and Conditions.
1.    The promoter and ultimate provider of this Prize Draw is Hotels.com L.P., 5400 LBJ Freeway, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75240 ("Hotels.com").


2.    Participants must be at least 18 years old and legally resident within France, the Netherlands, or the United Kingdom. Employees and agents of Hotels.com or any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies and their immediate families and members of their households, and anyone otherwise connected with operation or fulfilment of the Prize Draw are not eligible to take part. Hotels.com reserves the right to require participants to prove that they are eligible to enter the Prize Draw.  If the winner is found to be ineligible, Hotels.com reserves the right to award the prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.
3.    The Prize Draw commences at 12.01am UK time on 7 July 2017 and all entries must be received by 11.59pm UK time on the closing date of 13 July 2017.

Entry to the Prize Draw is free; no purchase necessary.
4.    The Prize Draw will be promoted on Hotels.com Facebook page at the following URL address: https://www.facebook.com/Hotels.comEurope/?fref=ts (the "Website"). To enter the Prize Draw you must leave a comment under the Facebook post with a name of a person you would take on this trip with you. Entries submitted by any other means will not be accepted: only those submitted via the official method of entry. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Prize Draw is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected. Participants may make a maximum of 1 entry into the Prize Draw. Any entries in addition to this may be disqualified.  
5.    The prize to be won is a 2-night stay for 2 with breakfast at the W Verbier hotel in Bagnes, Switzerland. There is only 1 prize available for 3 participating countries. The value of the prize is 700 CHF. At least 1 travelling adult, either the winner or the further adult, must be 18 years old on the date of departure. Any necessary visas or other travel authorisations and related fees are responsibility of winner and guests. The prize does not include travel insurance. We strongly recommend that suitable travel insurance for the winner and guests is obtained prior to travel at the winner's own expense.
The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. Prize is subject to availability and black out dates might apply. Prize is valid for 12 months from the date of notification of winning, and travel must be booked and completed within that time frame. Children must have written parental or guardian permission prior to travel. The prize excludes domestic ground transfers. The prize excludes meals and drinks, excursions, attractions, treatments, visas and personal expenses and anything not expressly included in the prize. To the extent permissible by your local laws, all taxes (including without limitation national and local taxes) in connection with any prize and the reporting consequence thereof, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. By participating in the Prize Draw, participants agree that the prize is awarded on an "as is" basis, and that neither Hotels.com nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies, make any representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the prize.
6.    The winner of the Prize Draw will be the first name chosen at random on 17 July 2017 from all complete, eligible, properly submitted entries received before the end of the applicable closing date. There will only be one winner of the prize. The draw will be made by computer using Excel random draw function (RANDBETWEEN) under the control of Delphine Douesneau, Marketing Executive at Hotels.com.

7.    The winner will be notified no later than 21 July 2017 via the email address provided on entry. The winner of the prize may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize. Hotels.com will notify and contact the winner of the prize via a private message on Facebook and provide a hotel voucher. The winner will be responsible for booking the hotel. If the winner does not respond to the message by 28/07/2017, Hotels.com reserves the right to conduct a further random draw to award the prize to another participant. If the winner has not claimed their prize by the date specified in the notification of winning, Hotels.com reserves the right to conduct a further random draw to award the prize to another participant.
8.    In the event that, for force majeure reasons or reasons beyond Hotels.com’s reasonable control and not related to the winner, Hotels.com is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, that party reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Prize Draw, Hotels.com and/or the relevant prize provider reserves the right at any time to allocate the available prize through a further draw or to divide the prize or the value of the prize between the winners of the Prize Draw.
9.    By entering the Prize Draw, participants agree to have their name, biographical information, statements and photograph featured in publicity materials relating to the Prize Draw in all types of worldwide media relating to the Prize Draw, such as the internet, newspapers and the radio without further reference, payment or other compensation. This includes making their name as the winner available on the Website between 17 July 2017 and 17 August 2017. Details of the winner will also be made available to participants and the public on request by sending an email to Hotels.com Customer Service via https://ssl-uk.hotels.com/customer_care/email_us.html no later than 17 September 2017.
10.    Although the Prize Draw will be featured on Facebook, the Prize Draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and you agree that Facebook is not liable in any way. You are providing information to Hotels.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes referred to in clause 12 below.
11.    Hotels.com will collect and process participants' personal information and it will be shared with Hotels.com's agents and affiliates (including those outside the European Economic Area, which may not provide the same level of protection to personal data as countries inside the European Economic Area) to the extent necessary in order to conduct the Prize Draw including for the prize to be delivered to the winner. If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when entering and taking part in the Prize Draw, they may not take part in the Prize Draw. Participants' names and other personal details from their entry to the Prize Draw will be collected and stored by Hotels.com and its affiliates (including those outside the European Economic Area) and held in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see: https://fr.hotels.com/customer_care/privacy.html  (France); https://nl.hotels.com/customer_care/privacy.html  (the Netherlands); or http://uk.hotels.com/customer_care/privacy.html (UK)).
12.    Hotels.com reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Prize Draw in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the Prize Draw is not capable of being conducted as specified within these Terms and Conditions or in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorized human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of Hotels.com that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Prize Draw. Neither Hotels.com nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies are responsible for any condition, circumstances, losses, failures or delays caused by events beyond its or their control such as (but not limited to) the acts or defaults of any supplier selected by Hotels.com to provide the prize or otherwise that may cause the Prize Draw to be disrupted or corrupted, or that may lead to loss or damage of the prize in transit to the winner.
If you are a resident of France, the following paragraph shall apply to you instead of the above:
Hotels.com reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Prize Draw in whole or in part in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorized human intervention or any other cause that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Prize Draw, provided that any of the aforementioned events constitutes force majeure as this notion is defined by French courts. Neither Hotels.com nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies are responsible for any condition, circumstances, losses, failures or delays caused by force majeure events as this notion is defined by French courts.
13.    Save where it has been negligent, Hotels.com will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants' entry into the Prize Draw or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit their ability to participate in the Prize Draw. Hotels.com  will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt by Hotels.com of any entries. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit Hotels.com's liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited.
If you are a resident of France, the following paragraph shall apply to you instead of the above:
Save in the event that they have breached their obligations whether legal or contractual, Hotels.com will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants' entry into the Prize Draw or their acceptance and/or use of the prize. In addition Hotels.com will not be liable for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or for any lost, damaged, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries for which Hotels.com is not responsible that may limit or prohibit their ability to participate in the Prize Draw.
14.    Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Prize Draw in a manner, which is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other entrants (including without limitation tampering with the operation of the Prize Draw, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Hotels.com and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Prize Draw at Hotels.com's sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Prize Draw, Hotels.com may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Prize Draw as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising as a result of such actions.
15.    All Hotels.com’s decisions in relation to the Prize Draw are final and Hotels.com will not enter into any correspondence with participants.
16.    These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law.  The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Prize Draw or these Terms and Conditions.