Terms of participation

#tastyfirst: FROM YOUR KITCHEN TO THE WORLD. Conditions of participation.


1. The organizer of the photo and video competition is: DEKRA SE ("DEKRA"), Handwerkstrasse 15, 70565 Stuttgart, Germany. This promotion has no connection whatsoever to Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube and is not in any way sponsored, supported, or organized by Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. The recipient of the information provided by participants is not Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, but DEKRA SE. The information provided is used only for this competition.

2. Participation does not require purchase of goods or utilization of services. The competition is open to all persons over the age of 16 who have their own Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube account and reside in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. ("Countries authorized for participation"). Minors require the consent of their legal guardian to take part. Employees of DEKRA, its affiliated companies, and relatives of the aforementioned groups are excluded from participation.

3. The competition begins on December 1, 2018 and ends at midnight (CET) (11:00 p.m. GMT) on Sunday, January 13, 2019 ("competition period").

4. To take part in the competition, you must do the following:

Upload a photo or video that you have personally taken to your Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube account, and add the following hashtags (both are required): "#tastyfirst" and "#dekra"

5. The submitted photos and videos must have been taken by participants personally. Your Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube account must be set to public in order to be able to take part in the competition. After posting, the photo must remain uploaded on your Instagram account until the end of the competition (see section 3 above), otherwise your submission may not be recognized.

6. By submitting photos or videos in accordance with section 4 above and by participating in the competition, it is assumed that participants have accepted the rules, terms and conditions of the competition and are bound by them. All other instructions from DEKRA regarding participation on this website or on the @dekra_konzern Instagram account, the @dekra Facebook account, and the @dekratv YouTube account are an integral part of the competition rules.

7. In accordance with section 9, the photos and videos may show any Christmas kitchen motif that has to do with baking, cooking, eating, food, and recipes. You may submit as many photos and videos as you like, but each photo/video must be unique and meet these terms and conditions.

8. The photos may not have watermarks or picture credits.

9. Participants are forbidden from tagging or entering defamatory, offensive, obscene, pornographic, blasphemous, threatening, or unlawful material (both in connection with the photos and videos as well as the related comments/tags) or material that represents or could potentially imply behavior that could be considered a criminal offense or potentially lead to civil liability, or constitutes a violation of any given law. Participants may not submit photos or videos that contain third-party brands.

10. DEKRA will review all valid submissions on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube during the competition period. The selection of the respective weekly winning submission will be determined by random drawing. All submissions per competition week will be part of the drawing. At the end of the competition period, from all submissions for the overall competition period, the ten submissions with the most "likes" based on the aforementioned criteria will be selected and, from these ten submissions, the three main prize winners will be drawn. The decisions made by DEKRA with regard to the drawing are final and binding.

11. Participants who have submitted a potential winning submission will be directly contacted and asked to provide their email address by the @dekra_konzern Instagram account, the DEKRA Facebook account, or the DEKRAtv YouTube account. DEKRA will then send the potential winners an email with instructions on how to redeem the prize they have won. If a potential winner does not answer within five (5) days or if appears, based on the data, that the photo does not meet these terms and conditions, the participant is not entitled to the prize and an alternate winner will be drawn. A maximum of three (3) alternate winners will be contacted.

12. Five (5) weekly winning submissions will be drawn, there will be a winner every week, and the winners will receive one of the following prizes:

December 1, 2018 – December 9, 2018
Winner 1: 2 international soccer match tickets (match in Germany in 2019)
Winner 2: 1 Amazon gift certificate worth EUR 25.

December 10, 2018 – December 16, 2018
Winner 1: 1 gift certificate for a JOCHEN SCHWEIZER event (value of EUR 100)

December 17, 2018 – December 23, 2018
Winner 1: 1 Shell gas gift certificate worth EUR 500.
Winner 2: 1 Shell gas gift certificate worth EUR 500.

December 24, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Winner 1: 1 "safety sound kit" consisting of a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and a Bluetooth speaker.
Winner 2: 1 "safety sound kit" consisting of a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and a Bluetooth speaker.
Winner 3: 1 "safety sound kit" consisting of a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and a Bluetooth speaker.
Winner 4: 1 "safety sound kit" consisting of a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and a Bluetooth speaker.
Winner 5: 1 "safety sound kit" consisting of a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and a Bluetooth speaker.

January 1, 2019 – January 6, 2019
Winner 1: Chocolate grinder

13. Three (3) main prize-winning submissions will be drawn, and the winners will receive one of the following prizes:

December 1, 2018 – January 13, 2019

1st place: a professional photography workshop. (1 day / 1 person)
2nd place: a professional photography workshop. (1 day / 1 person)
3rd place: a professional photography workshop. (1 day / 1 person)

14. Alternative payouts in cash or gift certificates are not possible. The prizes cannot be exchanged or transferred. If, for any reason whatsoever, the prizes are not available, DEKRA reserves the right to provide a replacement prize of same value.

15. Winners bear the full and exclusive responsibility for tax liabilities in connection with the receipt of the prize/s and, by accepting the aforementioned prize, release DEKRA of any liability in this regard.

16. The winners will be announced on the @dekra_konzern Instagram account and the DEKRA Facebook account by mid-January 2019, and the prizes are then sent to the winners following the drawings, at no cost to the winner. The prizes will only be sent to addresses in the countries authorized for participation listed above in section 2.

17. By accepting their prizes, the winners declare that they consent to the fact that their names, their photo or video submissions, and/or their likenesses will be used by DEKRA for editorial, publicity, sales promotion, marketing, and/or other purposes without any further compensation, unless this is prohibited by law. Other than the notification of the winners, no queries regarding submissions and the selection of the winners are authorized.

18. By submitting photos or videos for participation in the competition, the participant guarantees that: (1) the photos and videos fully and entirely comply with the rules of the competition, as well as with these terms and conditions, (2) the participant is the holder of all rights (including copyrights / intellectual property rights) to the photos, and (3) the photos or videos do not violate the rights of any third parties, and permission has been obtained for the use of the image or recording from every person shown in a submitted photo or video. The participant acknowledges that the submission of images from third-party sources (including, for instance, those from other websites or blogs) is forbidden and that the use of such photos and videos without permission may constitute a copyright violation.

19. If DEKRA justifiably determines that there has been a violation of the conditions of participation, of these terms and conditions, or of public order and morality, submissions may be excluded or prizes withdrawn.

20. The participants grant DEKRA an irrevocable, non-exclusive, free authorization for the reproduction, modification, processing, adjustment, publication, exhibition, circulation and other forms of use (including commercial and/or PR use) in any form and through any medium, anywhere in the world, for all time (including the right to grant a sub-license to other companies that belong to the DEKRA Group). The participants declare that they agree to cede all moral rights to the use of the submitted photos and videos. In particular, the participants confirm and agree that the submitted photos and videos can be published on websites and social media accounts of the DEKRA Group and that DEKRA can edit or modify the photos or videos (for instance, through cutting or the addition of visual, musical, and sound effects). The participants guarantee that they have the necessary rights to grant the authorization detailed in this clause.

21. DEKRA is not liable in conjunction with the use of the publication of the submitted photos and videos, and the participants bear the sole responsibility for the settlement of any potential disputes with any third parties in relation with the photos and videos that participants have submitted, at their own expense. The participants agree to indemnify and release from any liability DEKRA with regard to any damages, losses, costs, and expenses that may be incurred in connection with their participations in this competition. This also applies to the use of submitted photos and videos by DEKRA and the acceptance or usage of the prizes by the participants.

22. Other than what has been expressly indicated in these terms and conditions, DEKRA does not give any assurances or guarantees regarding this competition or the prizes, be it either expressly or implicitly. DEKRA is not liable for technical errors on the Instagram platform, the Facebook platform, or the YouTube platform that prevents participants from entering the competition or from sending direct messages. DEKRA does not strive to exclude liability for deaths or bodily damage caused by negligence of the company.

23. The personal data of the participants will be processed in compliance with the DEKRA Data Protection Policy and will only be used for administrative purposes and advertising purposes relating to the competition. This also applies to information on the competition, the management of submissions, the sending of prizes, the exhibition of winning submissions, and for purposes in relation with these activities. By participating in the competition, you agree that your name and country may be published in connection with your submitted photo.

24. All personal data provided by participants will be destroyed or deleted after the end of the competition, with the exception of the winners of prizes and of the participants whose photos and videos are used.

25. The absence of enforcement by DEKRA of these rules or conditions does not constitute a waiver of compliance with these provisions.

26. Provided there are no legal regulations to the contrary in the country in which the participant resides, the competition, including the conditions of participation and these terms and conditions, is subject to German law. The language of the agreement is German. Any legal dispute will fall under the jurisdiction of the courts of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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