Terms and Conditions

You’re Really Invited – Full Terms and Conditions

  1. The "You're Invited" Promotion (the "Promotion") is only open to Eligible Participants. An Eligible Participant is a person resident in either Canada (excluding Quebec) or the USA, aged 18 years or over (or the age of majority in an entrant's home state of majority, if the age of majority is older than 18) and is not an officer, director or employee of British Airways Plc ("BA"), VisitBritain or any of their respective affiliates, parents or subsidiaries. BA and VisitBritain reserve the right to verify the eligibility of Eligible Participants. By taking part in this Promotion, Eligible Participants fully and unconditionally accept and agree to comply with these terms and conditions and the decisions of BA and VisitBritain, which shall be final and binding and not subject to appeal. This Promotion is subject to all applicable national, federal, provincial, state, and local laws and regulations.  Your participation in this Promotion is at your sole option and risk. Void where not valid or prohibited.  Winning is contingent upon verification of your compliance with these terms and conditions and fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  2. Every day from March 19, 2012 through March 23, 2012 (the "Promotion Period") , VisitBritain  will post a daily question (the "Daily Question") on Visit Britain's LoveUK Facebook page and BA will post a Daily Question on BA's Facebook Page (each, a "Website" and collectively, the "Websites").  To enter this Promotion, an Eligible Participant must 'like' BA's Facebook page or VisitBritain’s LoveUK page, fill out and submit the entry form with the information requested, and successfully be one of the first ten people to answer a Daily Question during the Promotion Period.  The database clock located on the BA and VisitBritain Facebook Pages will be the timekeeper for purposes of this Promotion.  All requested information on the Websites must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win.  Information included in the answer to the Daily Question is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary.  Screenshots or other proof of submission of an answer to the Daily Question is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such answer.
  3. Answers to the Daily Question must (i) be 140 characters or more; (ii) must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights; (iii) must not disparage BA or VisitBritain, or any other person or party affiliated with the Promotion; and (iv) must not contain text that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous as determined by BA and VisitBritain in their sole discretion (the "Daily Question Requirements").  Any answer to the Daily Question that does not meet the Daily Question Requirements will be disqualified.  .  After an Eligible Entrant submits his or her answer to the Daily Question, it may be uploaded to either of the Websites for viewing by the general public and any such posting will be deemed made at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. 
  4. The first ten (10) Eligible Entrants to answer the Daily Question in accordance with the Daily Question Requirements each day during the Promotion Period will be entitled to receive one roundtrip (1) World Traveller™ (economy) ticket (as more fully set forth below), subject to verification and compliance with these terms and conditions.  Limited to one roundtrip World Traveller™ (economy) ticket per Eligible Entrant during the Promotion Period, even if the Eligible Entrant answers the Daily Question on both Websites, answers the Daily Question more than once, or answers more than one (1) Daily Question during the Promotion Period.
  5. In the event of a tie, the tied persons will be provided with a tie-breaking process as determined in the sole discretion of BA and VisitBritain.
  6. No purchase is necessary.  A purchase will not improve your chance of winning.
  7. BA and VisitBritain accept no responsibility for damage or loss resulting from misdirected or incomplete answers to the Daily Question arising from computer malfunction, viruses, bugs or telephone malfunction or other such causes. BA and VisitBritain have no responsibility for any malfunction, delay, loss or damage caused by either of the Websites, their malfunction, or the actions of their respective administrators. BA and VisitBritain are in no way liable for the reproduction or indirect access via third party web sites or home page access or where any reproduction misstates or omits any of the information or terms and conditions connected with the Promotion.
  8. BA and VisitBritain reserve the right to wholly disqualify any person who attempts to win more than once. No third party or bulk entries are permitted.
  9. The winners will be contacted by email on or before Friday, March 23rd, 2012 using the information provided at the time of entry. Winners must confirm their acceptance of the prize in writing in the method specified in the notice. Time is of the essence in awarding the prize.  If a prize remains unclaimed after 5 days or is declined by the winner, BA and VisitBritain may award that prize to the next Eligible Entrant who provided an answer to the applicable Daily Question at BA's discretion and such Eligible Entrant will be notified using the information provided at the time of entry.
  10. Up to one hundred (100) prizes are available.  Up to ten (10) prizes will be awarded on each Website each day during the Promotion Period.  Each prize consists of one roundtrip (1) British Airways World Traveller (economy) ticket from any US or Canadian gateway to London, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen (each, a "Chosen Destination").  The approximate retail value ("ARV") of each prize is $1500.00.
  11. Tickets are based on availability at time of booking and only valid on BA operated flights.  Travel on BA franchise, codeshare and alliance airlines, domestic connections from the US or Canada, transfers and other add-ons are NOT included in the prize.
  12. Where available, all prize flights will be issued as e-tickets.  All transportation taxes, fees and charges are included. Prize flight must be booked by July 30th, 2012 with all travel complete by December 31st, 2012.
  13. All winners must call 1-800-258-5654 from the US or Canada to book their prize flight.
  14. Prize ticket is non-refundable and no changes are permitted.  If winner needs to cancel prize flight they are required to call 1-800-258-5654 to cancel their journey.    No cash refund or credit will be available.
  15. All prizes are subject to availability, especially during peak travel period of July and August. Prize flights are subject to availability and capacity control.  BA reserves the right to limit the number of prize travel seats available on any flight.  It is possible that there will be no prize travel seats allocated on a particular service or the flight may be fully booked for prize travel seats, even though other seats are still available in the same cabin.  BA does not accept any responsibility in the event that the winner is unable to book their preferred flight(s).
  16. Prize flight winner is responsible for supplying valid passport and visa and obtaining inoculations that may be required to visit Great Britain.  BA and VisitBritain recommend that all winners consider travel and medical insurance prior to commencing any flight.
  17. Any other incidental expenses are NOT included in the above prize and must be paid for by the winner. For clarification and the removal of doubt, the prize does not include the following: (i) transportation for the Prize winner to or from any airport; or (ii) accommodations, ground transportation and any other incidental expenses incurred at the Chosen Destination.  BA reserves the right to provide substitute prizes of similar value, should the specified prizes become unavailable for reasons beyond its control.
  18. Prize is non-changeable and non-transferable. No cash or credit alternatives are offered. No upgrades are allowed.  The ARV of the prize stated above is based on available information provided to BA and VisitBritain, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  Winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes.  Winner must provide BA and VisitBritain with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.  Any person winning over $600 in prizes from BA and VisitBritain will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS
  19. The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your details to BA and/or isitBritain and not to Facebook.
  20. Personal data will be taken where necessary from all entries received but shall be limited to those details reasonably necessary for the administration of the Promotion. This information may be shared with any other third parties reasonably involved in the Promotion without liability to BA and VisitBritain or such third parties.  Except as set forth herein, all personal data collected in connection with the Promotion will be used by BA in accordance with BA's privacy policy located at http://www.britishairways.com/travel/fullpp/public/en_us and will be used by VisitBritain in accordance with its privacy policy, located at http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Legal/.
  21. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and legal sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, each entrant into the Promotion hereby irrevocably grants BA and VisitBritain, their successors and assigns, a non-exclusive license (but not the obligation) to reproduce, publicly perform, stream, exploit, make derivative works of and otherwise use an entrant's answer to the Daily Question (the "Answer") for any purpose throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised without compensation. BA and VisitBritain shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Answer for any purpose which BA or VisitBritain deem necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. 
  22. BA and VisitBritain reserve the right to cancel or amend without notice the terms of this Promotion and any tickets issued in the event of major catastrophe, war, earthquake or any actual or anticipated or alleged breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other circumstance beyond their control in their sole discretion. BA and VisitBritain reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions or any other Promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, BA and VisitBritain reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  BA and VisitBritain’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision
  23. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Promotion constitutes the winner’s consent to BA and VisitBritain and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration and you confirm that you will obtain from any guest whom you invite permission for the promoters to use their name and likeness, for advertising and future promotional purposes without additional compensation. The potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”).  If any potential winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within seven (5) days of prize notification, the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. 
  24. Prize flight cannot be used in conjunction with BA's Avios programme, and other discount, discount coupon(s) or voucher(s), promotion(s), or special offer(s), by BA or VisitBritain or jointly with any other organisation, bonus, awards or certificates. No frequent flyer miles or Avios will be awarded for travel under this Promotion. By receipt of any prize flight, the winner agrees that the  officers, directors and employees of BA, VisitBritain and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein the “Released Parties”) and Facebook shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting from participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related or travel-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of the prize(s), and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize(s), including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
  25. Promotional materials form part of these terms and conditions.  These Terms and Conditions will prevail in the event of any conflict between these and the promotional materials.
  26. This Promotion is governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the United States, state of New York, without regard to choice of law or conflict of law principles that require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. Anyone taking part in this Promotion hereby agrees to be bound by this law.  Entrants agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, other than the administration of the Promotion or the determination of winners shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or the appropriate New York State Court located in New York County, New York; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  27. The promoters of this Promotion are British Airways plc (BA), Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB.  Registered Number 1777777, England and The British Tourist Authority, trading as VisitBritain, 1 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HE, UK.