Conditions of participation in competitions

We regularly organize competitions on our website, Instagram and Facebook. The following conditions of participation apply to all our competitions.

Conditions of participation
Participation in the competition of Rathaus Galerie Essen, hereinafter referred to as the operator or organizer, is free of charge and is governed exclusively by these conditions of participation.


Procedure of the competition
Please always refer to the competition announcement for the duration of the competition. During this period, users will have the opportunity to take part in the competition online.

Participation
To take part in the competition, it is necessary to complete and submit the entry form shown. Participation is only possible within the participation period. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered in the draw.

Only one submitted registration per participant will be entered into the competition. It is strictly forbidden to use multiple email addresses or multiple Facebook/Instagram profiles to increase the chances of winning.

Participation in the competition is free of charge.


Eligible participants
Natural persons who are resident in Germany and have reached the age of 14 are eligible to participate. Participation is not restricted to customers of the organizer and is not dependent on the purchase of goods or services.

If a participant has limited legal capacity, the consent of their legal representative is required.

All persons involved in the design and implementation of the competition and employees of the operator and their family members are not eligible to take part in the competition. In addition, the operator reserves the right to exclude persons from participation at its own discretion if there are justified reasons, for example

(a) in the event of manipulation in connection with access to or execution of the competition, (b) in the event of breaches of these conditions of participation, (c) in the event of unfair trading or (d) in the event of false or misleading information in connection with participation in the competition.


Winning, notification and transmission of the prize

The prizes are clearly explained in the competition. The winnings are transferred promptly. In some competitions, the delivery costs may not be included in the prize.

The winners will be determined after the closing date in a random draw among all participants. If the competition is linked to a task, only those participants who have completed the task correctly will be entered into the prize draw.

The winners of the prize draw will be informed promptly.

The prize will only be handed over to the winner or to the legal representative of the underage winner. It is not possible to exchange, collect or pay out the prize in cash.

Additional costs associated with claiming the prize shall be borne by the winner. The winner is responsible for paying any taxes on the prize.

If the winner does not respond after two requests within a period of 3 weeks, the prize can be transferred to another participant.


Termination of the competition
The organizer expressly reserves the right to terminate the competition without prior notice and without giving reasons. This applies in particular to any reasons that would disrupt or prevent the competition from running as planned.


Data protection
You must provide personal data to take part in the competition. The participant assures that the personal details provided by him/her, in particular first name, surname and e-mail address, are true and correct.

The organizer points out that all personal data of the participant will neither be passed on to third parties nor given to them for use without consent.

In the event of a win, the winner agrees to the publication of his/her name and place of residence in the advertising media used by the organizer. This includes the announcement of the winner on the operator’s website and its social media platforms.

The participant can revoke his declared consent at any time. The revocation must be sent in writing to the contact details of the organizer given in the imprint area of the competition app. Once consent has been withdrawn, the participant’s personal data collected and stored will be deleted immediately.


Facebook Disclaimer
This promotion is not affiliated with Facebook and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or organized by Facebook.

Instagram Disclaimer
This promotion is not affiliated with Instagram and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or organized by Instagram.


Applicable law
Questions or complaints in connection with the competition should be addressed to the operator. Contact details can be found in the legal notice section of the competition app.

The operator’s competition is subject exclusively to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Legal recourse is excluded.


Severability clause
Should any provision of these conditions of participation be or become invalid in whole or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these conditions of participation. The invalid provision shall be replaced by the legally permissible provision that comes closest to the economic meaning and purpose expressed in the invalid provision. The same applies in the event of a loophole in these conditions of participation.

The Rathaus Galerie Essen team wishes you good luck and success.