Terms and Conditions
1. The Promoter
1.1 - The promoter is: First York Limited, registered address: First Bus York, George Hudson Street, York, YO1 6WR.
2. The competition
2.1 - The title of the competition is First Taste of Freedom £200 The York Gift Card Prize Draw.
2.2 - Five FirstBus customers will have the chance to win x1 £200 The York Gift Card to spend at York's city centre businesses. To be automatically entered into the competition customers must purchase a First Taste of Freedom m-Ticket in the York section of the FirstBus App.
3. How to enter
3.1 - The competition will run from 09:00am on Friday 30th April (the "Opening Date") to 11:59pm on Sunday 16th May (the "Closing Date") inclusive. FirstBus reserves the right to close the Prize Draw before Sunday 16th May.
3.2 - All competition entries must be received by the Promoter no later than 11:59pm on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.
3.3 - To enter the competition:
(a) Entrants must purchase one First Taste of Freedom m-Ticket in the York section of the FirstBus App between 9:00am on 30th April 2021 and 11:59pm on 16th May 2021.
(b) By buying a First Taste of Freedom ticket during the period of the competition (30th April – 16th May) you agree to be contacted by YorkCommercialTeam@FirstBus.co.uk if you are a winner. If you do not wish to take part in this competition please email YorkCommercialTeam@FirstBus.co.uk and we will remove your entry.
3.4 - The Promoter will not accept:
(a) Responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
3.5 - By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
3.6 - There will be five winners randomly selected from the database of entrants who purchased a First Taste of Freedom m-Ticket on the FirstBus App in York in accordance with these terms and conditions.
3.7 - The winners of the competition will be selected within 1 week of the Closing Date.
3.8 - The winners will be contacted by email to their registered email address. They must confirm that they’re eligible and able to accept the prize within 1 week of the email being sent.
3.9 - If the winner does not contact us within this time frame, we reserve the right to choose another winner at random for all other eligible entries.
4.1 - The competition is only open to all UK residents aged 16 years and over, except:
(a) Employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies
(b) Employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration
(c) Members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above
4.2 - In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim The York Gift Card. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.
4.3 - The Promoter will not accept competition entries that are:
(a) Automatically generated by computer
(b) Completed by third parties or in bulk
(c) Illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with
(d) Photocopies and not originals
4.4 - There is a limit of one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
4.5 - The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.
4.6 - All entrants (including the winner) must observe any reasonable directions given to him or her by the Promoter in relation to the competition. Failure to observe such directions may result in an invalid entry and withdrawal of the prize.
5. The prize
5.2 - The prize is not negotiable or transferable.
5.3 - The prize is subject to government restrictions at the time of use including opening hours, redemption, and collection.
5.4 - The prize is subject to availability.
6.1 - The decision of the Promoter is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
6.2 - The Promoter will contact the winners no later than one (1) week after the Closing Date, using the email address registered to the FirstBus App. The Promoter will not amend any contact information once the competition entry has been submitted.
6.3 - By entering the competition, you agree to participate, without additional payment or permission in PR activity carried out by the Promoter including but is not limited to news releases, social media posts and website features. Information that may be shared includes photos (if provided).
6.4 - The Promoter must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation the Promoter will send the surname and county of prize winners and, if applicable copies of their winning entries, to anyone who writes to the address set out in CONDITION 1 (enclosing a self-addressed envelope) within one month after the Closing Date of the competition.
6.5 - If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available, please contact the Promoter by emailing YorkCommercialTeam@FirstBus.co.uk In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.
7. Claiming the prize
7.1 - If you are the winner of the prize, you will have 14 days from the Closing Date to claim the prize by informing us of your address to deliver it to you. If you do not claim the prize by this date, your claim will become invalid.
7.2 - The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.
7.3 - The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winners. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available or has not claimed their prize within 14 days of the Closing Date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
7.4 - The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.
8. Limitation of liability
8.1 - Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
9. Data protection and publicity
9.1 - The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in the https://www.firstgroupplc.com/site-services/privacy. See also condition 6.3, condition 6.4 with regard to the announcement of winners.
10.1 - If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.
10.2 - The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
10.3 - These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.