.IE 20th Anniversary Competition Terms and Conditions
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.IE 20th Anniversary Competition Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions govern the operation of the Competition. If you are not a domain holder or if you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you are not permitted to enter the Competition. 

The promoter is .IE, 2 Harbour Square, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 D6R0, Ireland (.IE).

This Competition is open only to corporate persons or individual persons over the age of 18 who hold the registration of a particular name in the .ie domain (also known as “Domain Holders”) in accordance with the Registrant Terms and Conditions as of [27 October 2020 – 6 November 2020. The .ie domain must host an active website.

Employees, directors or agents of .IE (including Registrars) and their families or other persons connected with .IE are not eligible to enter or win this Competition. A person’s family shall be deemed to include a spouse, partner, child, stepchild, grandchild, sibling, step sibling, parent or step parent.

Entry to this Competition shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. The .IE Registrant Terms and Conditions and the Rules (as defined in the Registrant Terms and Conditions) also apply.

A valid entry is comprised of a narrative describing the main benefit of having a .ie domain name is (containing no more than 15 words in the English language), accompanied by the domain holder’s name, active domain name and email address. The email address for the domain must match the contact email address associated with the domain.

Any entries which are associated with an inactive domain name or which are otherwise not submitted in accordance with these Terms and Conditions will be disqualified.

Entries are limited to one entry per domain holder (not per domain name).

Entries must be made online using the competition from.

The Competition will close at midnight on Friday 6 November 2020. All entries must be received by .IE in the required format before the closing date.

.IE bears no responsibility for late or incomplete entries, or entries which are lost due to a technical error.

All valid entries will be included in a draw, which will be overseen by an independent observer, Grant Thornton. 20 entries will be selected at random (the “Shortlist”). The odds of making the Shortlist depend on the number of entries received and cannot be determined in advance. In the event that no more than 20 valid entries are received by .IE no Shortlist will be generated. An independent judge will consider the individual merits of each narrative on the Shortlist and will be responsible for the allocation of prizes (the prize for the best entry being a €10,000 cash prize, and the prize for two runner-up entries being a €5,000 cash prize for each runner-up). The decisions of .IE and the independent judge will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winning applicants will be contacted by email no later than 13 November 2020 and the details of the Competition winners will be published on the .IE website (www.weare.ie) after they have been contacted and authenticated. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not claim their prize within 1 week of notification, .IE reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and to ask the independent adjudicator to select an alternative winner.

In order to claim a prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by .IE relating to acceptance of the Competition prize, these Terms and Conditions, and including but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of .IE and such other persons as may be determined by .IE.

Payment of prizes will be credited to the competition applicant by bank transfer, cheque, bank draft or other manner reasonably determined by .IE. The winner may be required to provide evidence of identity and registration information prior to claiming a prize. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, they will forfeit the prize in full and no substitute will be offered.

The prizes are as offered and no non-cash alternative will be available.

The prizes are not transferable.

.IE reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value.

.IE and its agents are excluded from liability for any loss, expense or liability which might arise as a domain holder participating in the Competition or accepting a prize.

All taxes, insurance, fees and surcharges on any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

All narratives submitted to .IE shall become the sole and exclusive property of .IE. The company may use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of Competition narratives submitted by competition applicants in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose, without compensation to the domain holder of any kind.

.IE may require the winner to participate in unpaid promotional related publicity.

Any personal data relating to individual domain holders or agents of corporate domain holders who enter this Competition will be processed in accordance with data protection law. Please see .IE’s Privacy Policy for more information about how personal data is processed.  Data will be retained by .IE in relation to entrants for a reasonable amount of time after the Competition closes to administer the Competition and address any queries. .IE processes personal data that is submitted by individual domain holders who enter the Competition on the basis that it is necessary to perform its contract with those domain holders. Although agents of corporate domain holders  should not provide any personal data in the above form, to the extent that .IE does process their personal data (for example, in addressing their queries), .IE does so on the basis of its legitimate interests in conducting the Competition. To the extent that .IE may process the personal data of entrants for the purposes of publicity, it does so on the basis of its legitimate interests in promoting the business of .IE.

.IE is entitled to treat any entry that relates to a corporate domain holder as an entry that is made by the corporate domain holder.

.IE reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions.

In the event of any dispute regarding these Terms and Conditions, the operation or the results of the Competition, the decision of .IE will be final and binding in all matters.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid, void or unenforceable by reason of any law, rule, administrative order or judicial decision, that provision will be, to the extent strictly necessary, severed from the remaining terms and conditions and that determination shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In the case of the severance of any terms, the part deemed invalid or unenforceable shall be amended in a manner consistent with the applicable law to reflect, as closely as possible, the original intent in these Terms and Conditions.

Failure by .IE to insist upon strict performance of any of the domain holder’s obligations or to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which .IE is entitled shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve the domain holder from compliance with such obligations and a waiver by .IE of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

.IE will not be responsible for any delay or failure in performance resulting from acts beyond .IE’s control. Such acts will include but not be limited to: acts of God, government or war; riots; terrorist acts; epidemics, pandemics, fires, floods, or disasters, industrial disputes, failure of a utility service, the unavailability of any communications network or any cyber-attack leading to the unavailability or service issues on the .IE website.

These Terms and Conditions, together with the Registrant Terms and Conditions or any other documents referred to herein represent the entire agreement between .IE and the domain holder and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement, whether oral or in writing.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by Irish law and any claims or proceedings arising out of or in any way relating to the Competition or these Terms and Conditions, shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and the Irish Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over them.