Terms and conditions: SME Grant Programme (“Programme”) – Heathrow and Exporting is GREAT -(SME Programme July 2019)
1. Promoter’s name and address
1.1 The promoter is Heathrow Airport Limited (company number 01991017) of The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW6 2GW (the “Promoter”).
2. How to participate
2.1 The Programme is open to all residents in the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except:
2.1.1 employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies;
2.1.2 employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the Programme and/or its administration; or
2.1.3 members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.
2.2 Participants warrant and represent that they are authorised to enter the Programme for and on behalf of an SME, being a small or medium sized enterprise with fewer than 250 employees (the “Qualifying Business”).
2.3 No purchase is necessary. Entry is free of charge and the Promoter shall not charge any person for entering or attempting to participate in the Programme.
2.4 To participate in the Programme, participants must fill in and submit the Programme application form. The application form and instructions on how to complete and submit it can be found on the Promoter’s website at: www.heathrow.com/worldofopportunity.
2.5 Participants should submit their Programme entries via the webpage link in paragraph 2.4 above, along with their:
2.5.2 business email address;
2.5.3 business address;
2.5.4 business name and location of the Qualifying Business;
2.5.5 industry of the Qualifying Business; and
2.5.6 number of employees of the Qualifying Business.
2.6 A maximum of one entry per Qualifying Business is permitted. Submission of duplicate entries will render all previous entries invalid for the duration of the Programme.
2.7 Entries that do not comply with paragraphs 2.1, 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5 above will not be valid.
2.8 Any dishonest, misrepresentative or fraudulent conduct, including assertions made about the participant’s Qualifying Business, or any breach of these terms and conditions by a participant, will void an entry. The participant shall provide the Promoter with any additional materials reasonably requested by the Promoter that verify assertions made about the participant’s Qualifying Business.
2.9 Only participants who are not currently under disciplinary procedures are eligible to participate in the Programme.
2.10 the Promoter does not accept:
2.10.1 any responsibility for Programme entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause; including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or
2.10.2 proof of transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the Programme.
3. Starting date and closing date
3.1 The Programme will be open from 09:00 on Monday 2 September 2019 (the “Start Date”) and entries received on or after this date will be valid.
3.2 The closing date for the Programme will be 23:59 on Friday 18 October 2019 (the “Closing Date”) and any Programme entries received by the Promoter after this date will not be valid.
4. Selection and notification of the winner
4.1 The Promoter will short-list twenty-five (25) participants as possible winners from all the Programme entries correctly submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions.
4.2 Twenty (20) winners will then be selected from the short-list via a judging panel. The judging panel will consist of one representative from each of the following organisations:
4.2.1 The Department for International Trade; and
4.2.1 Heathrow Airport Limited.
4.3 The winners will be selected solely on the basis of their Programme entries.
4.4 Each winner will be contacted using the email address provided within the Programme entry within four (4) weeks of the Closing Date of the Programme by a representative of the Promoter.
4.5 The decision of the panel of judges regarding the result of the Programme is final and no correspondence will be entered into by the Promoter with the unsuccessful participants.
4.6 Alternative winners of the Programme may be selected (and a winner’s entry invalidated) if:
4.6.1 any winner is not in communication with the Promoter within seven (7) days of being first notified;
4.6.2 any winner’s entry does not comply with any of the entry requirements of paragraph 2 above; or
4.6.3 any winner is unable to complete the necessary requirements and meet the restrictions outlined in paragraph 6 below.
4.7 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if any winner is not able to take up their prize.
5.1 The prize consists of a grant of £2,000 (two thousand pounds) to be made payable by the Promoter to each of the twenty (20) winners’ Qualifying Businesses as outlined within the winning entries (the “Prize”). The Prize must be used for the purposes outlined in paragraph 6 below.
5.2 The prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-exchangeable. No other cash alternative is available.
6. Restrictions and requirements
6.1 The prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated.
6.2 The prize must be used to enable the winners to attend trade shows and trade missions and to take trips related to international market research, as detailed in the winners’ Programme entries.
6.3 Unless otherwise agreed between the Promoter and the winner(s), London Heathrow Airport shall be the port for the beginning of the winners’ travel to attend any trade show or trade mission or for trips related to international market research, as detailed in the winners’ Programme entries. The winners may be required to make (a) social media update(s) (i.e. on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram) which relates to their time at, and departure from, London Heathrow Airport.
6.4 The winners may be required to take part in reasonable publicity resulting from this Programme, including but not limited to a case study to be compiled by the Promoter for its website. The winners further each agree that the Promoter may use their names, images, logos and towns or counties of residence to the Promoter the winners in this Programme and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes. The Promoter shall liaise reasonably with any winner regarding approval of the relevant content of a case study before publication.
7. Personal data
7.1 Any personal data provided by a participant will remain confidential to the Promoter , and will not be disclosed to any third party without the participant’s prior consent, except that the Promoter reserves the right to use the information for the purposes of facilitating the Programme including but not limited to publishing the names and images of the winners on its website & social media channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram).
7.3 Further information on how the Promoter will collect and use the participant’s personal data, please refer to the Promoter’s privacy notice in relation to the Programme via the following webpage link: https://your.heathrow.com/privacy-policy/privacy-policy-world-of-opportunity-sme-grants-programme-2019/(the “Privacy Notice”).
7.4 The winners may object to the Promoter’s use of their personal data under clauses 7.1 and 7.2 above or request that the amount of personal data used for the purposes of 7.1 and 7.2 is restricted. Further information on how to exercise these rights can be found in the Privacy Notice.
7.5 Notwithstanding the winners’ rights set out in clause 7.4 above, the Promoter may be obliged to disclose the winners’ personal data to such regulatory authority as appropriate in the event that the awarding of the Prize in relation to the Programme is challenged.
8. Ownership of Programme Entries and Intellectual Property Rights
8.1 Subject to paragraph 8.3 all entries to the Programme submitted to the Promoter will become the property of the Promoter on receipt and will not be returned.
8.2 By submitting an entry to the Programme and any accompanying material, the participants agree to:
8.2.1 assign to the Promoter all their intellectual property rights in connection with their entries with full title guarantee; and
8.2.2 waive all moral rights in and to their entries to the Programme and otherwise arising in connection with their entries to which they may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.
8.3 Any additional materials provided by a participant to the Promoter relating directly to the Programme or the Qualifying Business including but not limited to business plans and product data (“SME Materials”) shall be excluded from the obligations contained in paragraph 8.2 and shall remain the sole property of the participant or Qualifying Business. The Promoter may return or destroy at its option any SME Materials at the end of the Programme.
9.1 All participants acknowledge and accept that the Promoter reserves the right to suspend, cancel, modify or supersede the Programme, and in particular the Prize, at any time by giving notice to the particular participant without incurring any liability.
9.2 The Promoter does not accept responsibility for participant entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including but not limited to, as a result of an equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
9.3 Each participant will indemnify the Promoter from and against any losses which the Promoter suffers or incurs as a result of any breach, failure, performance or negligence by the participant under these Terms and Conditions.
9.4 Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents, employees or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winners or accept any liability for any loss or damage that may be lawfully excluded which occurs as a result of taking up the Prize, except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents, employees or distributors. The winners’ statutory rights are not affected.
9.5 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude, limit or restrict the liability of either party:
9.5.1 for death or personal injury arising from negligence;
9.5.2 in respect of any fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
9.5.3 to the extent such limitation or exclusion is not permitted by law.
9.6 The Programme is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
10.1 The participant is deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions upon entry to the Programme. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and will make the amended Terms and Conditions available to the participants.
10.2 The Promoter reserves the right to refuse participation, or refuse to award the Prize, to anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions and its decision shall be absolute and final.
10.3 If at any time any part of these Terms and Conditions is held to be or becomes void or otherwise unenforceable for any reason under any applicable law, the same shall be deemed omitted from these Terms and Conditions and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall not in any way be affected or impaired as a result of that omission.
10.4 These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.