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Reach PLC’s Standard Competition/Prize Rules (the Rules) are the terms and conditions of entry to all Competitions and or Prize Draws (collectively referred to as Competitions and each a Competition) whether free entry or Pay-To-Enter conducted in or through the newspapers or other publications of Reach plc and each member of its group of companies (together Reach) and on or through Reach's websites.

These Rules are to be read together with any additional rules (if any) published by Reach on the applicable publication or website in connection with any Competition (Specific Competition Rules). To the extent that there is any inconsistency between these Rules and the Specific Competition Rules, the Specific Competition Rules will prevail.

These Rules may be amended by Reach at any time without prior notice. Any amendments will be posted on the relevant Reach website. It is your responsibility to ensure you review the rules before entering any Competition.

Entry into any Competition is conditional upon an entrant confirming acceptance of these Rules.

For the purposes of these Rules:

Competition(s) includes games and/or promotions where an entrant may have to engage in a test of skill (e.g. answering a general knowledge question);

Data Protection Legislation means the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation; the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR) and, from the date of its becoming applicable, any legislation intended to replace the PECR and all applicable laws and regulations relating to the privacy, protection or processing of personal data, including where applicable guidance and codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner and, as applicable, the equivalent of any of the foregoing in any relevant jurisdiction.

Prize Draw comprises of the entrant simply entering a draw for a prize without the need to engage in a test of skill.

Pay-To-Enter Competitions means competitions where each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee paid as specified in the relevant Specific Competition Rules.

Editor or Editors means the editor(s) from time to time of the newspaper(s) and/or other publication(s) or website(s) through which a Competition is conducted.

Sponsor is any entity that organises and provides the prize for the Competition, including Reach or any third party (Non Reach Party) who sponsors a Competition conducted through Reach’s newspapers, other publications or websites.


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Sponsor: Reach plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP. Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Terms.

Social Media Competition Terms and Conditions (SMC Terms) etc.

The following terms and conditions (SMC Terms) are to be read alongside Reach PLC’s Standard Competition/Prize Rules (Rules) and apply to both Social Media Prize draws and Social Media Competitions (collectively Social Media Competitions) together with any specific terms as set out in the Competition (Specific Terms). In the event there is a conflict of meaning between the Specific Terms, these SMC Terms and the Rules, the order of priority shall be (i) the Specific Terms; (ii) the SMC Terms; and (3) the Rules.

Save as expressly set out in these SMC Terms, terms defined in the Rules shall have the same meaning in these SMC Terms.

  1. Entry into any Social Media Competition confirms acceptance by an entrant of these SMC Terms (together with any Specific Terms) and you agree to be bound by them.
  2. Social Media Competitions are open for all UK residents to enter unless the Specific Terms state otherwise.
  3. Please check the age restrictions on the Specific Terms as some Social Media Competitions may be age restricted.
  4. One comment/post/tweet equals one entry. Multiple entries by the same person will not be counted; we will only count your first comment/post/tweet. Reach shall bear no responsibility or liability in relation to entries which are invalid, incomplete or which fail to be properly submitted in accordance these SMC Terms and/or the relevant Specific Terms, each of which entries will be deemed void and not accepted by Reach.
  5. Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Terms no purchase or payment is required to enter into any Social Media Competition.
  6. Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Terms: (i) there will be one (1) winner per Social Media Competition, who will be drawn at random ; and (ii) the winner will be announced on the relevant social media platform as soon as possible after the Social Media Competition closes but no later than 3 days after the closing date and time.
  7. If the Social Media Competition includes a test of skill (e.g. answering a question) then the winner will be selected randomly from the entrants who passed the test of skill.
  8. The winner will be notified through the Social Media Platform (e.g. Facebook if it is a Facebook competition), and asked to provide full contact details directly to Reach. Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Terms, if no contact is made by the Winner to Reach within ten (10) calendar days of the Winner being selected, the prize(s) will be forfeited and may be awarded to (an) alternate Winner(s) selected in a random draw from the remaining eligible entries.
  9. Reach reserves the right to extend the entry period (as specified in the Specific Terms) in relation to any Social Media Competition.
  10. Some Social Media Competitions may involve your personal data being provided to Non Reach Party Sponsors. In such an event Reach will make you aware of the fact that the Non Reach Party Sponsor will require your personal data prior to you entering and such personal data shall only be shared in accordance with applicable Data Protection Legislation.
  11. If the Sponsor is a Non Reach Party Sponsor, Reach takes no responsibility for the availability of any prize. Prizes are subject to the Non Reach Party Sponsor’s terms and conditions which will be included in the Specific Terms.
  12. All Social Media Competitions shall (unless otherwise stated in the Specific Terms) be administered by Reach or a Non Reach Party Sponsor. Reach only uses social media sites to platform Social Media Competitions and for the avoidance of doubt, no Social Media Competition shall be sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media company where the Social Media Competition appears.
  13. By entering any SMC Competition, an entrant acknowledges that the Social Media platform is only being used to publish the SMC Competition and agrees to a complete release of the social media company from any or all liability in connection with this Social Media Competition.
  14. Subject to Data Protection Legislation, Reach may request the use of the Winner(s)’ name, photograph and disclosure of their area (e.g. Newcastle) on the social media platform where the winning post was made or on the website or newspaper title associated with that Social Media Competition and on associated social media and will cooperate with any other reasonable requests by Reach relating to any publicity.
  15. Subject to Data Protection Legislation, the names of the winners will be available from Reach plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP FAO Head of Social Media or on the social media platform where the Social Media Competition was held.

These standard competition rules were updated on 25th March 2022