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Inspire.Engage.Connect. Newsletter Competition Terms and Conditions

1.    Definitions

The following definitions shall bear the meanings assigned to them below:

1.1         AVBOB – The AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society; AVBOB Funeral Services Limited and AVBOB Industries Limited (Collectively “AVBOB”); and

1.2         Entrant – Any person who is not an AVBOB employee, intermediary broker or administrator.


2.    Eligibility


2.1         The AVBOB Newsletter Competition is open to all persons except AVBOB employees, intermediaries, brokers and administrators. Potential prize winners will be notified telephonically. Upon receipt of the call the potential prize winner may be required to provide his / her physical address for the prize to be awarded or delivered to their home / work place, email address (if available), work telephone number (if available) and a copy of his / her ID book and / or driver’s license to a representative from AVBOB. At the time of the telephone call, the potential prize winner may be required to answer several questions about his / her eligibility. If a potential prize winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the runner-up finalist. A potential prize winner is not an actual winner until his / her submission is validated and his / her documents are completed and submitted to AVBOB. In the event of non-compliance with these terms and conditions by the potential prize winner, the prize will be forfeited and the runner-up finalist will be deemed the potential prize winner subject to all conditions herein.


3.    Entries


3.1         AVBOB invites eligible entrants to submit their entries from 1 October 2015 to 30 November 2016 by the following method (no other methods of entry will be accepted);


3.1.1    Method of submission


The entry must be sent via SMS to the following short code: 41790

Entries must contain the applicant’s full names and the keyword being “CONNECT”.


3.2         Entries are limited to one entry per person per cell phone number.


4.    Entry conditions:


4.1         Each entry must:


4.1.1    not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about AVBOB or any of its products, or other people, products, competitors and/or companies or communicate any messages inconsistent with the positive images, values and/or goodwill of AVBOB, which shall be determined by AVBOB in its sole discretion;


4.1.2    not contain any content that is or contains: unlawful behaviour, profanity, explicit sexuality, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, or is hatefully, racially, ethnically, religiously, politically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, which shall be determined by AVBOB in its sole discretion;


4.1.3    not infringe on the intellectual property rights, or defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights of AVBOB or any third party, natural (living or deceased) or juristic; and


4.1.4     not be prohibited by applicable laws or guidelines.


4.2         AVBOB reserves the right to review any entry at any time for compliance with these Terms and Condition and is entitled to take any such action as it deems appropriate, which includes without limitation disqualifying any entry or entrant in AVBOB’s sole discretion. Any such review shall not relieve an entrant from compliance with these Terms and Conditions.


4.3         By entering, you agree that the publication of the entry via various media, will not infringe on any third party’s rights.


4.4         In the event that the identity of an entrant is disputed, the registered user of the cell phone number shall be deemed to have submitted the entry, at all times, only entries from eligible entrants will be accepted subject to this clause 4.


4.5         By entering the competition the entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the decisions of AVBOB/the administrator, which will be final in all respects.


5.    Prize details


5.1         Prizes shall be awarded by AVBOB in its sole determination and discretion to the winner/s at the expiration of the competition period.


5.2         A winner shall receive a prize in the form of a voucher for an amount to be determined by AVBOB in its sole discretion.


5.3         Prizes may not be redeemed for cash nor are they transferable. No substitution or assignment of a prize is permitted, but the organisers of the Competition reserve the right to substitute the prize with one of comparable value if required.

6.    Limitation of liability

6.1     AVBOB assumes no liability or responsibility resulting from the entrant’s participation and shall not be responsible for any personal injury, property damage or losses of whatsoever nature.

6.2     By participating in the AVBOB Newsletter Competition, you agree:

6.2.1  to release AVBOB from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such entrant’s participation;

6.2.2  that all causes of action arising out of or connected with this competition shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; and

6.2.3  hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses which shall exclude legal fees.

7.     Privacy

7.1     AVBOB and its authorised agents may collect, use and disclose your personal information provided through the entry for the purposes of the competition and prize fulfilment. By accepting the prize the entrants and/or winner/s consent to the publication and use of their name/s in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

8.     General Conditions

8.1     All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of AVBOB in connection with the competition shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Republic of South Africa.

8.2     If any Term and/or Condition is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then, to the extent that it is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that Term and/or Condition will be given no effect, but the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms and Conditions will not be affected.

8.3     AVBOB shall be entitled to suspend, modify or terminate the competition for any reason. Any such suspension, modification or termination shall not relieve any entrant from compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

8.4     Any waiver of any obligation by AVBOB does not constitute a general waiver of any of the entrant’s obligations.    




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