Easter Competition terms and conditions

  1. By entering this prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions governing this promotion and by any other requirements set out in related promotional materials.
  2. Entry is open to UK residents only aged 18 and over with the exception of employees of the Promoter or anyone else associated with the administration of this promotion.
  3. The promotion will begin at 00:01 on 23rd March 2020 and close at 23:59 on 12th April 2020 (“Promotion Period”).
  4. Only one entry per person during the Promotion Period.
  5. No entries from agents, third parties or organised groups will be accepted. No bulk entries.
  6. To enter:
    1. in-store: fill in the entry form and hand to a member of staff (entry forms are subject to availability).
    2. online: go to www.thorntons.co.uk/easter-competition and complete the entry form. Internet access required for entry.
  7. Internet access is required to enter online.
  8. No purchase necessary.
  9. Main Prize: There is one Main Prize available to be won consisting of three course Thorntons themed dinner cooked by a private chef for the winner and 9 guests in the winner’s home.
  10. Main Prize Conditions:
    1. The Main Prize includes all the ingredients required to cook the meal, the washing and cleaning up and the chef’s travel expenses;
    2. The Main Prize will need to be taken at the winner’s home. If the winner does not have sufficient dining/cooking space in their own home (seating for 10 people or enough space for the number of people present if less than 10), they will be permitted to hold the dinner event in the home of a friend or family member;
    3. The private chef will be selected by the Promoter;
    4. The Main Prize is valid for 12 months from the date of notification of winning, and all elements must be completed within that time frame;
    5. The Main Prize cannot be taken from 20th December 2020 to 2nd January 2021 (Christmas and New Year), over Easter Sunday or on UK bank holidays;
    6. The winner must supply three possible dates for the dinner giving at least 4 weeks' notice in advance of their chosen dinner date;
    7. Once booked, the Main Prize cannot be altered or amended;
    8. The maximum number of guests including the winner is 10;
    9. The Prize does not include additional activities or services, or any other costs of a personal nature that are not explicitly set out in these terms and conditions or confirmed when the winner is notified and neither the Promoter nor any provider of any part of the prize will be responsible for any such costs.
  11. Runner’s Up Prizes: There are ten runner’s up prizes to be won, each consisting of a Thorntons Hamper worth £35.
  12. The winners will be selected at random from all valid entries received, during the Promotion Period, during the week commencing 20th April 2020 under independent supervision and will be notified by mail, to the email address provided on the entry form within 10 days of the draw. The winner will then have 14 days to respond to confirm acceptance of the prize and their delivery address, if a winner does not respond to the Promoter within this time, they will forfeit their prize and the Promoter shall select another winner at random from all remaining valid entries.
  13. Proof of identity may be required before the prize is awarded to a winner.
  14. The Promoter’s agency will contact the winner of the Main Prize to arrange all elements of the prize.
  15. The Promoter’s decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise.
  17. The winners must, at the Promoter’s request, participate in reasonable promotional activity (such as publicity and photography) surrounding the winning of the prize, free of charge, and they consent to the Promoter using their name and images in promotional material.
  18. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this promotion or accepting or using the prize (including to any guests), except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.
  19. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash or any other form of compensation, this also includes the selling of prizes to third parties. In the event for any reason the prize winners do not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter, then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winners and neither cash nor any other form of compensation will be supplied in lieu of that element of the prize. If for any reason a prize is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute another prize for it, in its sole discretion, of equal or higher value.
  20. If for any reason any aspect of this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, or invalidate any affected entries.
  21. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the promotion or accepting the prize. The Promoter further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with this promotion.
  22. The Promoter reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this promotion with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  23. If the winning entry from a draw is deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry, the entry will be discarded and a new winner of the prize will be randomly selected.
  24. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the names and counties of residence of the winner(s).
  25. The name of the winner may be obtained by writing to Thorntons Contact Center, Thorntons Park, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4XJ up to one month after the Closing Date, if the winner has given their consent for their information to be shared.
  26. These terms and conditions are governed by English Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
  27. If you would like a written copy of these full Terms and Conditions, please write to: Thorntons Contact Center, Thorntons Park, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4XJ
  28. By entering this Promotion you give the Promoter and its agencies your consent to process your personal data for the purpose of conducting this promotion only. The Promoter may disclose winners’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this promotion, fulfilling the prize or communicating with entrants. Any personal data the Promoter or its agencies obtains in relation to the entrants of the Promotion, shall only be kept for a period of three months following the end of the Promotion, following this time it shall be deleted or destroyed. Any personal data relating to the winner shall only be kept for a period of 18 months following the end of the Promotion for fulfilment of the prize, after which time it shall be deleted or destroyed
  29. The Promoter is bound by the Data Protection Acts (1984 and 1998) and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. Entrants can request access to the personal information the Promoter holds about them by contacting Thorntons Contact Center, Thorntons Park, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4XJ. For further information about the Promoter’s privacy policy please visit www.thorntons.co.uk.
  30. Data Controller: Thorntons Limited, 889 Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0HE.
  31. Promoter: Thorntons Limited, 889 Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0HE.