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Terms & conditions

These General Terms and Conditions together with any specific rules, as defined above, set out in (“Competition Notice”) are the Competition Rules («Rules»). In the event of differences or discrepancy between Competition General Terms and Conditions and the Competition Notice, the Competition Notice shall prevail.

By entering a Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules:

1-    The Competition is organized by Qatar Tourism (“QT”).

2-    QT reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the Rules without notice at any time as required by the public interest or in the event of any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside QT’s reasonable control. Any changes will be posted either within these terms and conditions or the Competition Notice.

3-    In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct, results, and all other matters relating to a Competition, the decision of QT shall be final, and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

4-    The entrants must also comply with the terms, conditions and guidelines of FIFA, hotels, and transport service providers, and any other service providers appointed by the QT in connection with the Competition.

5-    Employees (or members of the families or households of employees) of QT or one of its subsidiaries or any other institution involved in organizing this competition or controlling its results or any company involved in the Competition are not eligible to enter the Competition. QT reserves the right not to award a prize (and to select an alternative winner) if QT is aware or has reasonable grounds to believe that a winner is not eligible or has breached the Rules and/or Competition Terms and Conditions.

6-    By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current, and complete. QT reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.

7-    The address you provide with your competition entry («Entry») will be used to send any prizes; please make sure this is correct as QT cannot accept any responsibility in the event that we are unable to contact you to confirm your Prize.

8-    Anyone visiting Qatar between Nov 1 and Dec 2, is eligible to enter the Competition. All entries must have been created during the visit to Qatar within this time period.

9-    QT assumes that by using the website and entering the Competition (and you warrant that) you are aged 18 or over.

10- QT reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the Rules.

11- In the event that any entrant is disqualified from the Competition, QT in its sole discretion may decide whether a replacement should be selected. In this event, any further entrant will be selected on the same criteria as the original entrant and will be subject to these Rules.

12- Competition entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date and time specified on the Competition Notice. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry.

13- There is no purchase requirement to enter a Competition and there is no charge to register for use of the website.

14- Entrants should note that unless stated otherwise, QT does not accept responsibility for the return of any content or documents regarding the application for participation in the competition, including those consisting of artistic or other material.

15-              Prize winners will be notified in the manner and within the time specified on the Competition Notice (and may be contacted by QT). Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply as specified in the notification (and within the time stated) may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If more than one prize is awarded only one prize per entrant will be awarded. Competition winner(s)’ names may be published on the website and social channels.

16-              Claims for prizes must be made in the manner and within the time specified on the Competition Notice. Failure to claim a prize within this time or in the manner specified may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

17-              Prizes are non-transferable and any tickets cannot be traded for cash. QT reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.

18-              Prizes are awarded at QT’s discretion and no prizes will be awarded as a result of competition rules by or on behalf of any entrant.

19-              All taxes, insurances, transfers, spending money and other expenses (including meals or personal expenses upgrades etc.) as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of Competition Participants and/or the prize winner.

20-              Intellectual Property Rights & Use of Entries:

A.    Participant in registering for the competition shall undertake not to infringe intellectual property rights, privacy, or any other rights of a third party. If any trademarks, copyrights, or other property rights are used in the design, a participant must make sure when submitting the design that all required disclaimers, licenses, and approvals are attached. The Participant shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless QT from and against any claim that the sale or use of the submitted work infringes any intellectual property right, including any patent or copyright, of a third party and any related losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including any and all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of investigation, litigation, settlement and judgment), interest and penalties; Provided that QT shall give the Participant prompt written notice of such claim and the information, assistance and authority, at the Participant’s expense, to enable the Participant to defend such claim and the Participant shall have sole control of the defines and all related settlement negotiations.

B.   QT holds the intellectual property rights of your Entry (all entry proposals submitted to the competition), QT will be able to use Entries as set out in the Rules. QT reserve the right to own your submissions. QT will be using these submissions from a PR/Marketing perspective.

If you win a prize, as a condition of receipt of that prize, you may be required to sign a release form (in QT’s standard form) in connection with the prize-winning submission. In this case the winner should submit all technical information and works that have been prepared to QT, in soft copy and all codes, passwords, operation files and the software which are used in this selected works. The winner has the right to have a copy of work for the purpose of promotion and marketing of their future projects only. The rights of the intellectual property, publishing and transmission of the works are in the name of QT and for its benefit only. The winner has no right to transfer them or sell or publish or make them available to any other party. All works must be prepared in (open source) and be delivered to QT. The competence of insertion and alteration, and the use publishing and transmission are preserved to the rights of QT at any time.

C.   In consideration of QT agreeing to consider entrants to the Competition, each entrant hereby agrees that QT (and third parties authorized by QT) may make any and all Entries available on the website and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, which may include other internet sites, mobile, television and/or radio and that Entries may be made available with advertising and/or sponsorship. You grant QT (and third parties authorized by QT) a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable license (for the full period of any rights in the Entry) to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, make derivative works or podcasts from, edit, alter, store, re-format, sell and sub-license the Entry for such purposes.

D.   QT does not guarantee to use or otherwise make available any Entry. QT may also, in appropriate circumstances, and at its sole discretion, reject, edit, remove or disable access to Entries that appear to be legally or otherwise problematic e.g. infringe the copyright or other intellectual property or privacy rights of others, are defamatory etc., or for any other reason.

E.    Your Entry and any information submitted by you must be personal to and relate specifically to you. You hereby warrant that your Entry and all information which you submit and/or distribute will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and will not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening. If relevant, QT reserves the right, but not the obligation, to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by you and to edit, refuse to distribute or remove the same.

21-         Liability: QT cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any prize.

22-         Data Protection and Publicity: Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity and QT reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity. Any personal data relating to entrants will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s prior consent. Data relating to entrants will be retained by QT for a reasonable period after the Competition closes to assist QT to operate competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries on the Competition.

23-     Jurisdiction: The Competition and Rules will be governed by Qatari law. Any provisions related to the organization of the competition and the promise of the prize which are not stipulated in the Rules, the provisions of the Qatari Civil Law and any other applicable laws related to it are considered to be in force. Any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Qatar.