.IE  Renewals Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

.IE  Renewals Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

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

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

This Prize Draw 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.

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 Prize Draw. 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 Prize Draw 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 any domain that is renewed during the Prize Draw period. The domain holder must have paid their renewal fee to the Registrar during the Prize Draw period for the entry to be valid.

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

The Prize Draw will close at midnight on the last day of every month for the duration of the Prize Draw.

.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. One entry will be selected at random each month. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and cannot be determined in advance.

The winners will be contacted by email no later than the final day of the month after the draw and the details of the Prize Draw winners may 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.

To claim a prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by .IE relating to acceptance of the Prize Draw 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 Prize Draw applicant by bank transfer, cheque, bank draft, gift card or other manner reasonably determined by .IE. The winner may be required to provide evidence of identity and registration information before claiming a prize. If 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 Prize Draw or accepting a prize.

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

.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 Prize Draw 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 Prize Draw closes to administer the Prize Draw and address any queries. .IE processes personal data that is submitted by individual domain holders who enter the Prize Draw 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 Prize Draw. 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 Prize Draw, 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.