Competition Terms and Conditions



These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) for the competition must be read in conjunction with the Oxford Dictionaries API Terms and Conditions, which can be found here. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the Oxford Dictionaries API terms and conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

1 The start date for entry to the competition is 21 February 2017. The closing date for entry to the competition is 10 April 2017. Entries must be received no later than 11.59pm on the closing date.

2 This competition is open to anyone who is a registered user of the Oxford Dictionaries API website which can be found here (the “Website”) except employees of Oxford University Press ("OUP") and their families. Persons under the age of 18 may only enter with the express permission of a parent or legal guardian which must be marked clearly on the competition entry. OUP reserves the right to request proof of age of any entrants.

3 To enter the competition you must develop and submit an application that is built using the Oxford Dictionaries API (the “App”). Valid entries must include an email address. Apps must be submitted by 10 April 2017.

4 Entry into this competition is free. No purchase is required.

5 Each person is allowed multiple entries into the competition. Sending an e-mail or completing an online entry is not proof that OUP has received your entry. OUP does not accept any responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, or damaged. Entries which are late, incomplete or illegible or not submitted in accordance with these Terms and Conditions will be disqualified at OUP’s sole discretion.

6 A maximum of one winning entry will receive the prize of a free 8 month PRO subscription to the Oxford Dictionaries API. OUP may showcase the winning App and other Apps on the Website. A maximum of four runners up will receive the prize of a free 1 month PRO subscription to the Oxford Dictionaries API.

7 The winner will be selected by OUP judging the best overall entry that positively and/or creatively represents the Oxford Dictionaries API in accordance with suitability criteria chosen by OUP (including best game, best language-learning app, best communications tool, and best original idea) from a review of all eligible entries. OUP’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

8 The prize winner will be notified by e-mail within 28 days of the closing date.

9 In the event that a prize winner cannot be contacted within the time specified, OUP reserves the right to withdraw their entitlement to the prize and award the prize to another entrant from the original entries received for the competition.

10 The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative in whole or in part. OUP reserves the right to provide an alternative prize. Competition entries will not be returned.

11 The entrant warrants that:
11.1 Their App is original to the entrant and shall not have been previously published or exploited in any part and will not infringe any right of privacy, right of publicity or personality or any other right whatsoever of any third party individual;
11.2 the entrant is the sole author of the App and the sole absolute unencumbered legal and beneficial owner of all rights of copyright and other rights to the App;
11.3 their App does not violate or infringe the rights of any person whatsoever. If the App is protected by copyright or any other intellectual property right, the entrant consents to OUP publishing the entry (whole or part) in relation to the competition, including by showcasing the App on Website.

12 OUP reserves the right to adjudge whether an App is demonstrably derivative but the entrant takes sole responsibility for warranting that the App is an original work.

13 Entrants agree that entry into the competition is conditional upon compliance with all relevant laws, rules and regulations and upon the entrants releasing OUP and its affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents, from any and all liability, claims, demands and causes of action for any personal injury or other loss or damage (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) suffered in connection with the entrant’s actions and submissions, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

14 All entrants shall indemnify and hold OUP harmless from any claims, actions, proceedings, costs and expenses arising as a result of any allegation that the entrant did not own or is not wholly entitled and authorised to allow publication and reproduction of the App by OUP. OUP reserves the right to disqualify the winner at its absolute discretion in the event of non-compliance or the failure to provide such releases.

15 OUP may collect and process any information provided by entrants, including personal data. OUP may use that information for correspondence with the prize winner, to deal with any queries on the competition, and to provide entrants with information about products or services which may interest entrants. The winner may be required to participate in related publicity without further recompense. OUP will disclose the name and county of the prize winner on request from a third party. OUP may share all information provided by entrants within OUP and with Oxford Publishing Limited, our affiliates, our licensors, our agents, our distributors and our suppliers].

16 For the name and county of the prize winner send a stamped addressed envelope, marked with the name of the competition to OUP at Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP by 15 June 2017.

17 If OUP is not able to run the competition as planned due to unforeseen circumstances, OUP reserves the right to alter, amend, suspend or cancel the competition without prior notice.

18 OUP will not be liable for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any person entering or not being able to enter the competition or as a result of accepting any prize. OUP is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, telephone lines or at any website or any combination thereof. Nothing shall exclude OUP's liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.

19 The competition and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

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