Terms and Conditions for
“BLOGGER OF THE MONTH”
Wines of Argentina Civil Association for the External Civil Association Promotion (from now on “WofA”) promotes and organizes this competition subject to the present Terms and Conditions (hereafter “Terms”)
Participation in this Contest implies full knowledge and acceptance of the present Terms. The following terms are established and interpreted according to Law N° 22.802 in accordance with Decreto 1153/97.
Each person wishing to participate in contests held by WofA is obliged to leave their full first and last names, home or mobile telephone number, D.N.I. Number and email address. All this data must be filled out on the page www.winesofargentina.com.ar.
The Participants authorize WofA to use the personal data provided to create a database with the sole objective of drawing up a list of potential winners. This database will be subject to the rules and regulations of Law 25.326 (Law Protecting Personal Data) mentioned in the Privacy and Security Policy on the website.
The following answers some relevant questions:
When does the competition start and how long does it go on for?The competition begins on the 1st December 2010 and ends the 1st August 2011 at 12:00 GMT+3.
Which nationalities can take part?The competition is exclusively for bloggers from the following countries:
We will soon be holding more competitions for other countries.
I’ve written my post. How do I enter?Once you’ve written and published a blog post about the theme of the month, you need to fill in the link to your post and your contact details on the form on the website. The jury will view the post and judge it on the creativity with which you’ve approached the theme. The winners will be named on the site at the start of each month.
What features must my post have?To have a chance of winning, it is important that the information about Argentina and its wines contained in your post is correct and that your writing, and any images, audio or visual content you’ve included be entertaining and informative. You can use information you’ve found on the internet so long as you cite the source.
How are the winners chosen?Each month’s winners are chosen on the quality of their publications. Once your post has been entered you’ll receive an email confirming that it has been received. If the article contains errors or the content is not associated with the announced theme of the month it will be discarded by the jury.
Who are the jury?The jury is made up of Joe Robert, a recognized blogger at http://www.1winedude.com, Paz Levinson, recently named the Best Argentinian Sommelier 2010 and Aldo Graziani, a wine expert at the blog http://catasenvivo.blogspot.com and for Wines of Argentina, http://winesofargentina.org, the organizers of this competition.
What is the prize?The prize consists of a week’s trip to Argentina (economy class) for one person. You’ll visit Mendoza and another wine producing region (to be confirmed). The flights, lodging and food (lunch and dinner) are all included.
Can I enter more than once?You can enter once a month for all the months that you want. The more times you enter the more likely it is that you’ll be Blogger of the Month and have a chance of winning the trip to Argentina.
Who can take part in the competition?Any resident of the countries mentioned can participate in the Competition so long as they are older than 18 (eighteen) years of age. People younger than 18 (eighteen) years of age must obtain the permission of their parents or guardians, which should be presented at the time the prize is claimed or whenever WofA requests it.
By no means can relations (up to the second degree) or spouses of WofA members participate, neither can people working for the company.
Can I exchange or transfer the prize?The prizes are not exchangeable for cash nor are they transferable to a third party. The stipulated prize of this competition is:
Prize: The prize consists of a week’s trip to Argentina (economy class) for one person. You’ll visit Mendoza and another wine producing region (to be confirmed). The flights, lodging and food (lunch and dinner) are all included.
Once the prize is delivered WofA will be free of any obligations to the winner.
How do I find out if I’ve won?At the start of each month, the winner of Blogger of the Month will be published on the micro site. On winning, you’ll automatically be entered along with the winning blogs from the other months for the main prize: a trip to Argentina. The Blogger of the Month staff will be in contact with each blogger who sends in posts, and especially the Bloggers of the Month who have been entered for the trip to Argentina. The choice of the winner of the trip to Argentina from the winning blogs will be made by the jury on the 6th September 2011, time TBC. The result will also be published on the website. The winning blogs will be judged on their quality and the number of votes each article receives on the site, as well as each blogger’s interaction with and enthusiasm for Argentinian wine and the wine community throughout the length of the competition. To collect the prize, potential winners must:
a) Present themselves at a date, time and place previously indicated to them.
b) Present their original DNI and an accompanying photocopy.
If the potential winner does not present the documents or cannot present any form of official identification within 24 hours of the time indicated at point a), they will forfeit all claim to the prize and will not be eligible for any kind of compensation or indemnity. In such a case the person following them on the list of winners will be notified by written notification confirmed by a notary, and their details will be published on the website www.winesofargentina.com.ar.
Participation in the present Competition implies express authorization for the public diffusion, transmission, retransmission, reproduction or publication of film, photography, images, or recordings of image and/or voice and/or Personal Data of the participants in general and winners in particular in each and every form of communication media with the object of presenting the winner during the competition and up to three (3) years after its termination, with the participant having no right to claim any form of indemnity or compensation.
Participants recognise that the Competition will not cause any damage to their patrimony and renounce any right to claims for loss of income. The present Competition does not fall under the remit of the norms dictated by the Lotería Nacional Sociedad del Estado, and without any prejudice whatsoever conforms entirely to the norms of Lealtad Comercial (Ley N° 22.802 y Decreto 1153/97), Protección de Protección de Datos Personales (Ley N° 25.326), and any applicable associated norms for this kind of Competition.
If you have any doubt at all please don’t hesitate to contact us at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org
For any judicial question that might arise during the Competition, the participants and WofA will be subject to rule of the Dirección de Fiscalización, Control y Defensa al Consumidor; or if not the jurisdiction of the ordinary tribunals of the City of Mendoza.