OnTopic – Competition Rules

This competition is organised by Danone South Africa (hereafter referred to as the “Promoter”).

All participants opting into participation in this competition, agree to be bound by these Competition Rules which will be interpreted by the Promoter or its appointed agents in its sole, absolute and unfettered discretion and whose decision regarding any dispute will, subject to any consumer rights under the Consumer Protection Act, be final and binding.

These rules may be amended by reasonable notification at any time and will be interpreted by the OnTopic team only. Participation constitutes acceptance of these rules.

The Promoter reserves the right to amend, modify, change, postpone, suspend or cancel this competition and any prizes (which have not yet been subject to a draw), or any aspect thereof, without notice at any time, and for any reason which the Promoter reasonably deems necessary.

The type, format, nature and quantity of the prize(s) is at the Promoter’s discretion and could vary. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute prizes with any other prize(s). The Promoter, or any other party associated with OnTopic, this competition, their associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors and any personnel involved in OnTopic or the competition, shall not be liable for any costs incurred by participants or winners for participation in the competition or in claiming the prize.

This competition is open to permanent residents and citizens of South Africa over the age of 18 years, except for the following categories of persons who are deemed to be “Disqualified Persons”:

  1. any employee, director, member, partner, agent or consultant or any person directly or indirectly who controls or is controlled by the Promoter and / or

  2. immediate family members of any employee, director, member, partner, agent or consultant of or person indirectly or directly in control of, or controlled by, the Promoter and / or

  3. the Promoter’s advertising agencies, advisers, dealers, suppliers and franchisees, its affiliates and/or associated companies.

This competition commences in January 2019 and prize draws will take place either monthly or aligned with when surveys are distributed.

To enter and stand a chance to win a prize, participants must successfully complete a market research survey shared through the OnTopic platform.

The winner(s) will be selected by means of an electronically generated random draw amongst all eligible entries, which meet the requirements as set out in these competition rules. This random draw will take place either monthly or will be aligned with when surveys are distributed.

 

 

The winner(s) of the prize(s) will be notified by OnTopic using the contact details provided in the survey i.e., either telephonically or by means of the e-mail address provided. If, however, the winner(s) cannot be reached after 3 (three) contact attempts have been made during normal business hours within a period of 72 (seventy-two) hours, for any reason whatsoever, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected in accordance with these Competition Rules at the sole and absolute discretion of the Promoter.

OnTopic reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any participant who is in breach of the competition rules. In addition, entries which are unclear, illegible, are submitted via an incorrect entry mechanism, contain errors or are from Disqualified Persons, will be declared invalid. Failure by OnTopic to enforce any of its rights, at any stage, does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

Should any dispute arise in relation to the interpretation of these Competition Rules, the Promoter’s decision shall be final, and no correspondence shall be entered into.

Winner(s) must be able to identify themselves in a manner determined by the Promoter, as the participant in the research survey. In support of this, the Promoter may require the winner(s) to complete and submit an information disclosure agreement and indemnification to enable the Promoter to ensure compliance with these competition rules and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. Should any winner refuse or be unable to comply with this disclosure request, for any reason whatsoever, such winner will be deemed to have rejected the prize(s) and it shall revert to the Promoter.

The Promoter reserves the right to withhold a prize(s) until it is satisfied that the claim by the winner(s) is valid. The Promoter may refuse to award the prize(s) if these Competition Rules have not been adhered to or if it detects any irregularities or fraudulent practices.

Winner(s) will be advised on arrangements in respect of delivery / claiming of their prize(s), at the point at which they are informed that they are a winner.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute prizes with any other prize(s). The Promoter, or any other party associated with this research survey and competition, their associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors and any personnel involved in this research survey and competition, shall not be liable for any costs incurred by participants or winners for entering the competition or in claiming the prize.

A prize cannot be transferred or exchanged for its cash value.

Participants and the winners agree to make available to the Promoter their personal information (necessary for the purposes of the surveys and this competition) and agree that the Promotor may process such personal information in this regard. The OnTopic Privacy Policy should be referenced for how personal information is collected, stored and protected.

The Promoter may require that the winners, be identified, photographed and the photographs published in printed media, or to appear on radio and / or television when accepting their prize(s) and / or after having received their prize(s). The winners can decline the publication of their identity, images and participation in the Promoter’s marketing material in so far as it relates to this competition.

The Promoter is not liable for any guarantees or warranties associated with prizes or use of the prize(s), nor are they liable for any defect(s). All risks and ownership of the prize shall pass to the winner on transfer / delivery thereof and hence all the Promoter’s, or any other person’s or parties associated with the research survey and competition, obligations regarding the survey as well as regarding the prize, shall terminate.

All eligible participants and the winners, as the case may be, indemnify the Promoter, its advertising agencies, advisers, nominated agents, suppliers and outlets, its affiliates and / or associated companies against any and all claims of any nature whatsoever arising out of and / or from their participation in any way howsoever in this promotional competition; including, as a result of any act or omission, whether as a result of negligence, misrepresentation, misconduct or otherwise on the part of the Promoter and / or use of the prizes.

If required by the Minister of Trade and Industry, the Lotteries Board, other changes in legislation or for any other reason whatsoever, the Promoter will be entitled to terminate the lucky draws immediately without notice. In such an event, all eligible participants and/ or winners hereby waive any rights which they may have against the Promoter.

Neither the Promoter nor any other person or party associated with the research survey and competition, shall be responsible for any loss or misdirected entries, including entries that were not received, due to any failure of hardware, software, or other computer or technical systems.

Should a participant have entered this competition, and no longer wishes to be included in the draw, they can opt-out of the competition by contacting support@ontopic.co.za.

A copy of these Competition Rules, the Promoter’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Policy and can be obtained by contacting support@ontopic.co.za.

All queries in connection with this competition should be directed to support@ontopic.co.za.

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