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VOTE for Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books
Terms and Conditions of Entry
09/04/18 – 4/05/18

General

    1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the Terms and Conditions of Entry. Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
    2. To the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other reference to this competition, these Terms and Conditions prevail.

Who can enter

    1. Subject to clause 4, entry is open to all residents of Australia who have fulfilled the requirements set out below (‘Eligible Entrants‘).
    2. Employees, and their immediate families, of the Promoter, bookchoice.com Pty Ltd (www.betterreading.com.au) and associated agencies and companies, contractors or individuals are not eligible to enter this competition. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, defacto spouse, child or step child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step parent, grandparent, step grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step brother, step sister or 1st cousin.
    3. Any entrant who is under the age of 18, as of the date of entry, must obtain the prior permission of their legal parent or guardian over the age of 18 to enter. The parent or guardian may be called to verify their consent and may be required to sign a release at the discretion of the Promoter. The release may also require the entrant’s parent or guardian to accept responsibility for the acts and forbearances of the entrant. The release must be completed with the full name, address and telephone number of the entrant’s parent or guardian. Failure to provide such proof, particulars or releases will immediately invalidate the entrant’s entitlement to any prize, subject to State and Territory legislation.
    4. The Promoter is bookchoice.com Pty Ltd (ABN 61 136 625 100) of Level 1, 114a Pyrmont Bridge Rd  Camperdown NSW 2050 (‘Promoter‘).

How to enter

    1. To enter Eligible Entrants must, during the Promotional Period (defined below), go to www.betterreading.com.au or to the Promoter’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BetterReadingAu. Entrants must register with their email address to receive the Better Reading e-newsletter and then vote for their favourite kids’ book, providing the name and author and any other requested details. Print/hard copy only.
    2. By submitting an entry into this competition entrants consent to receive the Better Reading e-newsletter from the Promoter (messages sent electronically for an unlimited period of time). Entrants will be able to opt-out at any time by following the instructions included in each message sent by the Promoter.  
    3. Entries must include all requested contact details, including a valid email address, to be eligible to win. Entrants may only enter in their own name. Inaudible, incomprehensible, illegible, and incomplete entries may be deemed invalid.

Number of Entries permitted

    1. Only one entry per email address will be permitted.

Open, Close, Draw and Publish dates

    1. The competition commences on 09/04/2018 at 09:00 AM and closes 4/05/2018 at 05:00 PM (‘Promotional Period’). All times noted in these Terms and Conditions are local times, based on the location of the Promoter. Entries must be received by the Promoter prior to the competition close date and time.
    2. The winners will be the first valid entries drawn at bookchoice.com Pty Ltd, Level 1, 114a Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050 on 26/05/2018 at 10:00 AM. The Promoter will ensure that all entries have an equal chance of winning a prize.
    3. The winners will be notified by email within two business days of the draw. Their names will also be published on 30/05/20178 at www.betterreading.com.au for 28 days.
    4. Prize confirmation will be sent within 28 days of the draw.
    5. The Promoter may conduct such further draws on 31/08/2018 at the same time and place (bookchoice.com Pty Ltd, Level 1, 114a Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050) as the original draw in order to distribute any prizes unclaimed by this date, subject to State and Territory legislation. Winners of any further draws will be notified by email within two business days of the draw. Their names will also be published on 07/09/2018 at www.betterreading.com.au for 28 days.

Prize on offer

    1. The total prize pool is valued at up to $1,000 (Including GST) per State and Territory, as at 24/03/2016
    2. The prizes on offer are:
Number of Winners Full Details RRP for each prize
Seven (7) winners(One winner per state and territory) Win one of seven book packs valued at $1,000.00 each.  (One winner per state and territory) The prize is the final list of books (hard copy only) as voted and is subject to availability. $1,000

 

Further Terms and Conditions

  1. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Facebook membership and the use of Facebook generally are subject to the Facebook prevailing terms and conditions of use available at www.facebook.com. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. Entrants are solely responsible and liable for the content of their entries and any other information they transmit to other internet users via Facebook. To the extent permitted by law, each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and forever hold harmless, Facebook and its associated agencies and companies, against any and all losses, actions, claims, costs, expenses and damages (of any nature) which may be incurred by an entrant in respect of the entrant’s participation in the promotion. Any questions, comments or complaints about this promotion must be directed to the Promoter and not to Facebook.
  2. Any entrant found to have used a third party (including online competition entry site) to enter on their behalf will have all entries invalidated. If such an entrant is awarded a prize and then found to have breached this clause, the entrant must immediately return any prize awarded.  The Promoter has sole discretion to determine if this clause has been breached by any entrant. The Promoter reserves the right to request whatever documentation it deems necessary to confirm if an entrant has breached this clause. An entrant must provide any requested documentation to the Promoter upon request. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who provides false information or who seeks to gain an unfair advantage or to manipulate this competition.
  3. Any entrant found to be entering incorrect contact details, including incorrect email contact details, will have all entries invalidated and any claim to any prize will be invalidated. If such an entrant is awarded a prize and then found to have breached this clause, the entrant must immediately return any prize awarded. The Promoter has sole discretion to determine if this clause has been breached by any entrant. The Promoter reserves the right to request whatever documentation it deems necessary to confirm if an entrant has breached this clause. An entrant must provide any requested documentation to the Promoter upon request.
  4. If the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value, subject to State and Territory legislation. Cash will not necessarily be awarded as a substitute. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and prize supplier’s requirements. Each prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated.
  5. The Promoter highly recommends a current residential street address be provided when requested for ease of correspondence and potential prize delivery. The Promoter makes all reasonable efforts to deliver prizes to the addresses provided by competition entrants. The Promoter cannot guarantee that any prizes returned to the Promoter due to non-delivery at the provided address will be re-sent to the prize winner.
  6. The Promoter reserves the right to request winners to sign a winner’s deed of release (and indemnification) or any other relevant forms or agreements that the Promoter deems necessary, to provide proof of identity, proof of age, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address and/or proof of entry validity (including phone bill) in order to claim a prize. Proof of identification, residency, age and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.
  7. The Promoter reserves the right to conduct a redraw in the event that an entrant, claiming to be a winner, is unable to satisfy these Terms and Conditions or has breached these Terms and Conditions.
  8. The Promoter’s decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is subject to State and Territory legislation but also final and binding on each person who enters. No correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries. Prizes are subject to availability, are not transferable or exchangeable and, with the exception of cash prizes, cannot be taken as cash. Prizes will be sent to the winner’s nominated address as stated in their original entry. The Promoter and its associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit.

Privacy Collection statement

  1. By submitting an entry into this competition entrants consent to receive an electronic newsletter from the Promoter. Entrants will be able to opt-out at any time by following the instructions included in each message sent by the Promoter.
  2. The Promoter and its related entities collect entrants’ personal information for the purpose of conducting and promoting this competition (including but not limited to determining and notifying winners). The Promoter may disclose personal information collected to an agent who is engaged to conduct the competition draw and for prize fulfilment. The Promoter may also disclose personal information collected to Australian regulatory authorities, such as the regulators of trade promotions. The Promoter will otherwise handle your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy available at www.betterreading.com.au/privacy-policy/. You may request access or to update your personal information or lodge a complaint by writing to The Privacy Officer, bookchoice.com Pty Ltd (ABN 61 136 625 100) of Level 1, 114a Pyrmont Bridge Rd  Camperdown NSW 2050.

Copyright, Statutory guarantees, Waiver and liability

  1. All entries and any copyright subsisting in the entries become and remain the property of the Promoter who may publish or cause to be published any of the entries received.
  2. In participating in the prizes, the winners agree to participate and co-operate as required in all editorial activities relating to the Competition, including but not limited to being interviewed and photographed. The winners (and their companions) agree to granting the Promoter a perpetual and non-exclusive licence to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide, including online social networking sites, and the winners (and their companions) will not be entitled to any fee for such use.
  3. Prize-winners are advised that tax implications may arise from their prize winnings and they should seek independent financial advice prior to acceptance of that prize.
  4. The Promoter (subject to State and Territory legislation) reserves the right to amend, cancel or suspend this competition if an event beyond the control of the Promoter corrupts or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition. The Promoter will disqualify any individual who has tampered with the entry process or any other aspect of this competition. In particular, computer generated entries and the use “scripting” is not permitted and will not be accepted.
  5. Any cost associated with accessing the promotional website is the entrant’s responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used.
  6. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limit, exclude or modify or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act or similar consumer protection laws in the State and Territories of Australia (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”).
  7. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or Entrant; or (f) use of a prize The Promoter (including its’ officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits or opportunity), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this competition including taking or using a prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law), including the Non-Excludable guarantees. Any change in value of the prize occurring between the publishing date and date the prize is claimed is not the responsibility of the Promoter.

Authorised under APP-0004147637

 

Terms and Conditions for ABIA Competition

  1. Information on how to enter the ABIA Better Reading Promotion (the Promotion) forms part of these terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  2. The Promotion commences at 9.00am (AEDST) on Tuesday 13 March 2018 and closes at 5.00pm (AEST) on Wednesday 18 April 2018 (Promotion Period).
  3. Entry into the Promotion is open only to Australian residents who are 15 years of age or over, excluding directors, management, agents, employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter and its related bodies corporate (Eligible Entrants). Winners who are 18 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  4. To enter the applicable competition Eligible Entrants must, during the Promotion Period:
    1. Visit the ABIA Better Reading competition website via http://betterreading.com.au
    2. Select one book from the list of the ABIA Book of the Year winning titles.
    3. Describe in 25 words or fewer, why their selected book is the best ABIA Book of the Year of all time.
  5. Multiple entries will be accepted.
  6. Eligible Entrants acknowledge that all content provided as part of the Promotion may be used to promote the Australian Book Industry and the books, via the Australian Publishers Association, all Australian Publishing companies, the Australian Book Industry Awards and associated partners websites and social media.
  7. The Promoter is not responsible for any technical malfunction of any communications network or any late, lost, incorrectly submitted, delayed, ineligible, incomplete, corrupted or misdirected entry whether due to error, transmission interruption or otherwise.
  8. Competition judging will take place by the Promoter on Friday 20 April, 2018 (Judging) at Australian Publishers Association (ABN 81 003 985 313) Suite 60, 89 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007.
  9. Entries will be judged on a set of criteria as follows:
    1. Originality
    2. Creativity
    3. Relative understanding of the content of the book selected

In all aspects of this Promotion, the Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

  1. The winners will be notified by phone and email, immediately after the winner has been selected, and their name will be published on http://betterreading.com.au from Monday 23 April 2018, for a minimum of 10 days. The Promoter takes no responsibility for inaccurate or incomplete details. The winner must confirm their availability to attend the ABIA awards event by midday on Friday 27 April, 2018.
  2. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries, and to disqualify any Eligible Entrant who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. any right not to award?
  3. There will be one major prize (The Prize) awarded to the winner who will receive:
    1. Two (2) x VIP tickets to the Australian Book Industry Awards event at the Parkside Ballroom at the International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, SYDNEY NSW 2000. Valued at $1,000.00
    2. Flights for two people from the competition winners’ nearest capital city to Sydney and return. Valued at up to $1,200.00 (depending on location of competition winner)
    3. Transfers from Sydney airport to hotel and return. Valued at $300.00
    4. Accommodation for two people twin share in a minimum 4 star hotel in Sydney CBD. Valued at $600.00
    5. A copy of each of the books from the ABIA Book of the Year winning titles list. Valued at $510.00
    6. The maximum total value of The Prize is AU$3,610.00
  4. The Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to the next best entry in the event of a Winner not confirming their availability to attend the awards event. If any prize remains unclaimed or forfeited through ineligibility or otherwise, the Promoter will conduct a further judging, as required, at the same time and place as the original judging, on 27 April 2018. The winner, if any, will be notified on the same date of the rejudging, and their name will be published on http://betterreading.com.au from 27April 2018.
  5. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable unless otherwise stated and cannot be redeemed for cash or any other form of compensation. In the event for any reason a Prize Winner does not take any element of the Prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter, then that element of the Prize shall be forfeited by the winner and neither cash nor any other form of compensation shall be supplied in lieu of that element of the Prize, unless otherwise agreed. If the prize is unavailable or unredeemable due to unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute another prize for it, in its sole discretion, of equal or higher value.
  6. If any act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter and which prevents the Promoter from complying with these terms and conditions, the Promoter will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligations and the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any applicable law) to cancel, terminate or modify or suspend this promotion.
  7. Entry details remain the property of the Promoter. Generally, entrants’ personal information provided in connection with this promotion will be handled in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Statement, a copy of which is available at available at https://www.publishers.asn.au/privacypolicy. However, Entrants consent to the Promoter collecting, storing and using personal information provided for the purposes of facilitating the conduct of the promotion and awarding any prizes, and for current and future marketing and publicity (including notifications about future promotions and special offers about the Promoter’s products and services). In particular, the name and entry details of all entrants may be used for promotional purposes by the Promoter, unless an entrant otherwise notifies the Promoter.
  8. Australian Consumer Law: A winner has rights under the Australian Consumer Law and other similar legislation which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by the Promoter, including that any goods will be of acceptable quality. These terms and conditions do not exclude, restrict or modify those statutory rights in any way. However, to the extent it is permitted by law to do so, the Promoter makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, other than the Australian Consumer Law, regarding the quality and suitability of the Prize and will not be responsible for breach of any such implied terms.
  9. By entering the promotion, to the extent permitted by law each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Promoter and its related bodies corporate, and each of their directors, officers, employees, representatives, vendors, partners and agents, from any and all liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for or related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, liabilities, or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, personal injury, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy and defamation) arising out of or in connection with the promotion or the prize (whether under contract, warranty or tort (including, without limitation, negligence).
  10. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from accepting a prize. Independent financial advice should be sought.

The Promoter is Australian Publishers Association (ABN 81 003 985 313) Suite 60, 89 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007 (Promoter