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Hellotxt’s Christmas iPad Competition Terms and Conditions

December 9th, 2010 Ryan Leave a comment Go to comments

The Hellotxt team is continuing our spirit of giving this season by giving away six (that’s right…six!) Apple iPads!

In addition to the time saving tips we’ll be tweeting each day of the work week until Christmas, this easy-to-enter competition is our way of saying thanks for being Hellotxt users. Read on for more info and the full terms and conditions.


  • Every status update submitted via Hellotxt will equal one entry to a prize draw, there will be 3 x weekly prize draws taking place.

There will be 3 weekly prize draws for 2 iPad WiFi 32GB models to be won each week. The qualifying weeks are:

  • 10th – 15th December
  • 16th – 22nd December
  • 23rd – 29th December

The dates of the prize draws will be 16th, 23nd and 30th of December, and the winners will be picked at random.


  • Only Entrants who fully comply with the Terms are eligible to receive any Prize.
  • Must be 18 (eighteen) years or older.
  • Must be legal resident of the U.K and the US. for the duration of the Competition and up until award of the Prize.
  • Hellotxt and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and Competition agencies, and respective officers, directors, employees or immediate family members (collectively “Competition Entities”) are ineligible to enter, participate or win any Prize in the Competition

Full Terms and Conditions

Only human submission for entry is eligible in the Competition and only one entry per household. Any actual or attempted use of any device or software or non-human means utilized to automate the entry process or utilized in efforts to increase odds of winning, or utilized for any other purpose and including (but not limited) to interference or disruption of this Competition or Hellotxt or third-party website is strictly prohibited and will result in both automatic disqualification and prosecution as allowed by full extent of law.
Accuracy of any provided information to Hellotxt or in relation to the Competition remains the sole responsibility of the Entrant. True, accurate and verifiable information, including (but not limited to) contact information, physical address and telephone number, must be provided by the Entrant to maintain eligibility in any Competition or to win and receive any Prize.

The winners will be drawn at random, odds of winning a prize are based on the number of entries received. The selection of the Winners will take place on 16th, 23rd and 30th December. The weekly competitions take place: Friday 10th – Wednesday 15th December, Thursday 16th – Wednesday 22nd December and Thursday 23rd  - Wednesday 29th December.
The Winners will be notified by e-mail, by announcement on the Hellotxt Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/Hellotxt) and by Hellotxt’s Twitter channel (@htxt) within 2 (two) business days of the selection, at which time a full shipping address and phone number will be required for fulfilment of the Prize.
The Winners will have 15 (fifteen) days from notification to accept the Prize by replying to the notification e-mail. Hellotxt is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the Winner. Hellotxt maintains no liability or responsibility for incorrect or incomplete information of any type as provided by Entrant to Hellotxt, nor maintains liability of any type pertaining to lack of email notification receipt related to any other circumstance, including (but not limited to) SPAM filters or any software utilized by an Entrant.
Any potential Winners of the Competition may refuse acceptance of the Prize. Written refusal of the Prize shall serve as the sole exception to which Hellotxt, its affiliates, or its representatives, may choose not to utilize likeness of an Entrant in the manner described in the Terms.
Winners of any awarded Prize shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs incidental to or associated with the Prize, including but not limited to its collection. The Winners assumes all liability for any damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation or by any Prize and releases Hellotxt in full from all and any such liability. The Winners may also be required by Hellotxt to execute documents including an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where legal a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”) all within 15 (fifteen) days of sent notification to such Winner as a condition of receiving the Prize.
If a selected Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the Prize, or fails to timely return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternative Winner selected. In the event of any dispute related to identity of any Entrant or potential Winner which cannot be resolved to Hellotxt’s satisfaction, the participating entry and any related entry or entries for that Entrant will be deemed ineligible for the Competition.
The Winners of the Competition must allow approximately 4-6 weeks, following verification of returned Prize Claim Documents to Hellotxt, for outgoing shipment and subsequent receipt of the described Prize. Hellotxt holds no liability for any potential damage(s) possibly incurred during transit or by transit carrier to the Prize; any claim(s) related to potential or real damage(s) must be filed by Prize recipient through the transit carrier, in accordance with transit carrier company guidelines, including (but not limited) to the meeting of required timeframe(s) for filing of any such claim.
The approximate base retail value of the Prize is approximately £499.00. The Prize is non-negotiable, non-assignable and non-transferable. No cash alternative or prize substitution will be allowed except that Hellotxt retains the right to substitute a Prize of comparable or greater value or, at Hellotxt’s sole election, the cash value of the applicable prize in the event that a stated prize is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason.
The Prize is an electronics device which is intended for adult use only, is not a toy, and is not intended for children. Hellotxt maintains no liability in receipt or use of the indicated Prize. Any winning Entrant who accepts and receives the Prize does so knowingly, fully appreciating and accepting any actual or potential risk of death or injury that the Prize could possibly present. By accepting the Prize, Winners hereby releases Hellotxt and any or all representatives or affiliates or third-party from any and all liability of any kind to the fullest extent permissible by law, including but not limited to injury or death, as a result of or arising from the acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of the Prize.
Each participating Entrant, and any subsequent Winners, agrees that Hellotxt or Competition entities has not made any warranty, representation or guarantee that is express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any Prize, including, without limitation, to such Prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.


The document referred to as the Terms governs this Competition. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes the Winner’s permission for Hellotxt, Hellotxt representatives or Competition entities to use Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (town and county) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, and without further compensation in any form. Winners additionally agrees to provide Hellotxt with physical, non-returnable, photograph of Winners meeting the size requirements of 3”x5” or larger (or equivalent, medium to high-resolution JPEG photographic image on CD format) within the completed Prize Claim Documents package returned to Hellotxt.All entries will become the property of Hellotxt and will not be acknowledged or returned.
No software-generated or automated multiple entries for participation in the Competition will be accepted. Hellotxt reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who is suspected or found to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Competition or of the Competition (or third-party) website, suspected or found to be acting in violation of the Terms, to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner at sole discretion of Hellotxt, to be acting with the intent to disrupt or undermine legitimate operation of the Competition, or to be annoying, abusing, threatening or harassing any other person or Entrant in any manner. Hellotxt additionally reserves the right to seek legal damages and other remedies, from any such person, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

At its sole discretion, Hellotxt may prohibit any person or Hellotxt website Entrant from participating in the Competition or participating in any future Hellotxt event or Competition if Hellotxt has reason to believe that the Entrant has deliberately or repeatedly disregarded the Competition’s Terms.

Hellotxt, along with its agents and representatives, affiliates, advertising, Competition, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, and services or access provided via any third-party, are not responsible for and shall not be held liable for (whether foreseen or not) (1) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, unintelligible or unreceived entries or submissions; (2) electronic, hardware or software program, network, internet, or computer malfunctions, server delays, failures, site ‘downtime’ or difficulties of any kind whatsoever including (but not limited to) those of third parties or providing third-party services; (3) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions and/or electronic mail; (4) any condition caused by events beyond reasonable control of Hellotxt that may cause the Competition entries to be disrupted, corrupted, or unreceived; (5) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Prize or its acceptance, or from participation in the Competition; or (6) any human error or omission, or printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Competition.
Hellotxt reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Competition at any time or for any reason, and without legal liability. Hellotxt is not liable for any errors or omissions of the Terms and may additionally end the Competition, at Hellotxt’s sole discretion, related to any such occurrence.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Terms or the rights and obligations of Entrants or Winners, Hellotxt, and any representatives, affiliates or Competition entities in connection with this Competition shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of England and Wales without giving effect to any choice of law of conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause application of any other state’s laws.
By participating in the Competition, each Entrant agrees to these Terms and to the decisions of Hellotxt, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

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