1 General information, period of participation
These terms and conditions of participation and privacy notice regulate the terms and conditions of participation for the competition of VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA, Alfred-Krupp-Str. 9, 73479 Ellwangen, Germany (in the following "VARTA Consumer") on the webpage www.win-with-varta-consumer.com ("Competition Website") in the period between 0:00 CET on September 1st, 2016 and 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) CET on February 28th, 2017 (“Promotion Period”).
Entrants may only participate in this competition upon reading and agreeing to the following terms and conditions. In taking part in this competition, the participants accept these terms and conditions of participation.
In case of a dispute, VARTA Consumer’s decision shall be final.
§ 2 Requirements for participation
Eligible for participation – acting in their own name – are all natural persons aged 18 years and above who are legal residents of Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, UK, Switzerland, Romania.
Minors, employees of VARTA Consumer and its associated companies and their relatives are excluded from participation. Participation in the competition by competition clubs or agencies is not allowed.
In order to participate, entrants must answer the sweepstake question and register at www.win-with-varta.consumer.com providing their surname, forename, country of residence, date of birth and a valid e-mail address.
Only one entry per participant is allowed.
After registration the participant will receive an e-mail including a link to confirm his/her entry in the competition. Participation is only possible after this link has been confirmed.
Participation is only possible within the period specified in clause 1.
No purchase is necessary for participation.
§ 3 Prizes
The winner(s) will be drawn at random within 14 days after the end of the Promotion Period from all valid and correct competition entries.
VARTA Consumer will give away as described on the Competition Website in total 1 x Family Snow Adventure trip to Finland for 7 days, for max. 2 adults and 2 children (age 5 years and above), and 10 x high-end outdoor sets with electronic gadgets.
Family Snow Adventure trip: Travel vouchers have to be redeemed before 1st January, 2018. Winners are free to choose the travel dates but have to co-ordinate their intended travel dates at least 8 weeks in advance with VARTA Consumer. Each travel voucher is for one family to Finland for 7 days, for maximum 2 adults and 2 children (age 5 years and above) and includes flights, hotel, min. breakfast and dinner. Not included are drinks, tips and any personal expenses. Airport of departure to Finland is Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Travel to the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany by way of feeder flights from local regional airports is also included. The relevant regional airport will be determined by VARTA Consumer at its sole discretion. The exact travel journey and program may vary depending on the date chosen and offers available. Travel details including travel date, hotels and flights will be arranged according to prior agreement with the winner.
Each participant may receive only one prize during the Promotion Period.
Winner(s) will be notified by e-mail.
In this e-mail notification, the winner(s) will be asked to state their full name and their full address details via the provided link within 14 days.
Outdoor sets will be sent to the winners by post within four (4) weeks to the postal address provided at VARTA Consumer’s expense.
If a winner cannot be contacted, or fails to respond by the above mentioned deadline, or a prize is returned as undeliverable, or does not meet the conditions as described in clause 3.3. the winner forfeits the prize. VARTA Consumer will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If the alternate winner cannot be contacted, or fails to respond by the above mentioned deadline, or a prize is returned as undeliverable, or does not meet the conditions as described in clause 3.3. then the prize will remain un-awarded.
Alternative cash payment, exchange or transfer of the prizes to third parties is not possible.
§ 4 Execution of the Promotion
VARTA Consumer is not liable for damages arising from lack of availability of the Competition Website due to technical faults and instances of force majeure beyond its control, or due to attacks from third parties on the Competition Website. VARTA Consumer will make every effort to ensure the availability and reliability of the Competition website. VARTA Consumer also does not make any guarantee that the Competition Website will function properly on any individual participant's computer.
VARTA Consumer reserves the right to cancel or end the competition at any time without prior notice and without giving reasons. VARTA Consumer may make use of this option if the competition cannot be implemented properly due to technical reasons (e.g. computer system viruses, manipulation or errors in hardware and/or software) or legal reasons. If the competition has to be ended because of the actions of a participant, VARTA Consumer is entitled to request compensation from this person for any damages incurred.
VARTA Consumer reserves the right to exclude participants who violate these terms and conditions of participation, state untrue Registration Data or try to manipulate the competition through technical means. In case of exclusion from the competition, participants can also be deprived of prizes retroactively and prizes can be demanded to be returned.
§ 5 Liability
VARTA Consumer's liability for damage claims arising on any legal grounds shall be limited in line with the provisions of this clause 5.
VARTA Consumer shall only be liable for loss or damage, regardless of the legal basis, in the event that the loss or damage has been caused as a result of the culpable breach of a material contractual obligation in a manner that jeopardizes the achievement of the purpose of the contract or is attributable to gross negligence or intent on the part of VARTA Consumer.
If VARTA Consumer is liable for the breach of a material contractual obligation and the breach is not attributable to gross negligence or intent, its liability shall be limited to the level of typically foreseeable damage, the occurrence of which VARTA Consumer should have anticipated in accordance with the circumstances known to it at the time of conclusion of contract.
Damages claims under the German Product Liability Act (Produkthaftungsgesetz) and due to death, personal injury or damage to health shall be unaffected by the limitation on liability contained in the preceding paragraphs.
The exclusions and limitations of liability provided for in the aforementioned clauses shall also apply to the same extent in favour of VARTA Consumer's executive bodies, legal representatives, employees or other vicarious agents.
Each winner is responsible for any taxes payable due to the competition as required by local law and indemnifies VARTA Consumer in full against any third party claims.
§ 6 Privacy notice
VARTA Consumer guarantees compliance with the relevant legal provisions for data protection.
VARTA Consumer will collect, process and use the personal data of participants as mentioned above, including surname, forename, country of residence, date of birth and e-mail address, (hereinafter “Personal Data”) exclusively for the purpose and duration of the competition and for any further purpose the participant has explicitly agreed to, for example e-mail newsletter. The participant hereby expressly declares his/her consent to the collection, processing and use of the Personal Data given for the aforementioned purposes.
Participant agrees, should he/she win, to the publication of his/her surname, forename and country of residence on the Competition Website, and in a press release.
Participant agrees that VARTA Consumer is entitled to pass Personal Data to an external agency which is taking care of the execution of the competition and to third parties to the extent that this is necessary for carrying out the competition or transferring the prize.
Participant agrees that the collection, processing and usage of the Personal Data is done by VARTA Consumer’s external agency
HALD Software & Websolutions GmbH & Co. KG
Ulmer Str. 130
Participant may at any time withdraw consent to the usage and/or storage of his/her Personal Data in writing or per e-mail to
VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA
Withdrawal of consent will result in the participant’s exclusion from the competition.
If a participant has signed in for the VARTA Consumer’s newsletter the participant explicitly agrees that VARTA Consumer uses the Personal Data for sending out the e-mail newsletter monthly containing current offers, news and product information concerning VARTA Consumer products. The participant may at any time and without stating any reason withdraw consent to receiving the e-mail newsletter either by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail newsletters or by contacting VARTA Consumer in writing or via e-mail (please see clause 6.6.).
Further details regarding data protection are stated in the VARTA Consumer General Data Protection Declaration.
§ 7 Miscellaneous
Should any individual provision(s) of these terms of participation be invalid, or should an omission be found, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid or missing provision should be replaced by a provision that most closely approximates the purpose of the contract and the legal regulations.
In the case of dispute, German law shall apply exclusively. To the extent permitted by law, the place of jurisdiction shall be Frankfurt am Main.
Last updated: June 2016