Terms and Conditions
Participation in the Global Sweepstakes for Nonprofits (hereafter Sweepstakes) is free of charge and free of obligation to acquire or use any products or services through payment. Participants (hereafter, “participant”) enter this contest as a representative of his/her nonprofit organization and do not personally receive any prizes. Participants do not engage in any contractual or otherwise legal obligations toward HappyWorldTogether gemeinnützige UG (hereafter HappyWorldTogether) or any third parties. Only nonprofit organizations that have been successfully validated may take part in the contest. Only one profile per nonprofit is permitted. By taking part in the Sweepstakes participants declare themselves in agreement with the rules of the contest:
1. Privacy protection
HappyWorldTogether declares that personal data (including e-mail addresses, etc.) relating to the participant will not be transferred to third parties or shared with them for their usage. The only exception in this regard applies to the contest winner, who expressly grants HappyWorldTogether permission to publish the name and location of the nonprofit organization. By taking part in the contest, participants expressly permit the information from the registration form to be filed and used for statistical purposes by HappyWorldTogether.
Participants submit one registration form and, upon validation, are thereby included in all subsequent monthly drawings, so long as they continue to follow HappyWorldTogether on Facebook. As the validation process is not subject to the time constraints of the monthly drawing date, participants will be notified in which month their participation will start. Organizations employed by HappyWorldTogether, their respective subsidiaries and/or affiliates are not eligible. No obligation to purchase applies. Winners shall be determined at random by computer automation by HappyWorldTogether. HappyWorldTogether will announce the date of each draw via Facebook. All participants that have submitted verification of their organization’s nonprofit status, have been validated as such by HappyWorldTogether, and are legal residents of countries that allow sweepstakes participation shall be eligible.
3. Determining and informing the winners
Only one winner will be selected per month of participation. Once the winner has been determined, he/she shall be informed via email to the submitted email address. Winners are required to respond within 5 days to submit the bank account for the prize to be wired. Otherwise, their prize shall be forfeited and added to the next month’s prize pool.
4. Prize details
The prize consists of a monetary pool and is raised on a monthly basis. HappyWorldTogether starts each monthly pot at €222 and caps the pool at €5,000. Any surplus funding will be automatically added to the next month’s pool.
Donations through the Betterplace.org platform are an optional part of the Sweepstakes. In the case money is collected for the monthly winner via Betterplace.org, Betterplace.org must first certify if the winner meets its own criteria. In the event it does not, this money will be added to the next month’s pool.
5. Distribution of prizes
Prizes shall be distributed only to the official bank account of the winning nonprofit organization. No transfers will be made to personal accounts. Prizes shall be in the form of Euro currency, available only via wire transfer (no cash prizes) and subject to daily exchange rates (where applicable). Upon receipt of the winner’s response to the e-mail informing of their win, HappyWorldTogether will automatically send the prize to the bank account provided, whereupon any risk relating to the monetary prize lies with the winner. The prize-winner is responsible for any taxation that may apply to the prize.
6. Disqualification from contest
HappyWorldTogether is entitled to exclude participants from the contest if there is justifiable evidence for doing so, e.g. specific federal or state laws that prohibit sweepstakes contests, infringement against the rules, influencing the contest or manipulation etc. Participation automated by robots or other technical means will be automatically disqualified.
7. Legal recourse
No correspondence shall be entered into with regard to the contest. No legal recourse is possible. No grounds exist for an actionable claim for delivery or payment of the prize in cash. HappyWorldTogether is not responsible for any technical problems which may occur. Only German law is applicable.
8. Changes to rules and closure of the contest
HappyWorldTogether reserves the right to change the conditions relating to the draw. HappyWorldTogether further reserves the right to close or suspend the contest at any time. This applies in particular if reasons exist that would disrupt or prevent the contest from taking place as planned.
9. Liability limitations
Within the confines of the law, HappyWorldTogether shall be exempt from any liability. The decision of HappyWorldTogether for the winner will be final and binding. By participating, entrants agree that they have read, understood and agree to these sweepstakes rules and regulations and release HappyWorldTogether from all liability in connection with the game and/or any Prize. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. All questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to HappyWorldTogether and not Facebook.
10. Safeguard clause
If certain terms of the conditions of participation prove to be ineffective or impracticable, this shall have no impact on the effectiveness of the contract in general. Such terms shall be replaced by more effective and more practicable terms, whose effectiveness most closely meets the objectives. In the event of any discrepancy between the German and English versions of these conditions of participation, the German version shall take precedence.
HappyWorldTogether may alter these conditions of participation at any time.
11. Exemption from Facebook
These terms and conditions apply to all the sweepstakes that HappyWorldTogether is running through the Facebook board at https://www.facebook.com/HappyWorldTogether/. As a result, only the Facebook profile name is recorded by the organizer.
The contests on the HappyWorldTogether Facebook page are unrestricted to Facebook, Inc. or Facebook Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. The contests are not sponsored, supported, or organized in any way by Facebook, and do not constitute any legal claims against Facebook. All information within the framework of the sweepstakes is provided exclusively by HappyWorldTogether as organizer.
Last updated: 25 January 2017