Terms & Conditions: "Round the World Journey" competition

By Staff Writers, May 9 2014
Terms & Conditions:

Information on how to enter the Star Alliance Round the World Journey competition forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. 


The following Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) apply to the “Star Alliance Australian Business Traveller Competition” (“Competition”), which is promoted by Southern Cross Solutions Pty Ltd on behalf of the Star Alliance Australian Steering Committee. Information on how to enter the Competition and the prizes on offer forms part of these “Terms” of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms.


The “Promoter” is Southern Cross Solutions Pty Ltd, whose mailing address is PO Box 735, Pennant Hills, NSW 1715 ABN 162 052 075. All decisions made by the Promoter in all matters regarding this Competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into. For further information, email [email protected].


The Competition is open to permanent residents of AUSTRALIA only, who are 18 years of age or older. All entrants must be individuals. Employees, officers and directors of the Promoter, Star Alliance member airlines, their parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and agencies, advertising, and competition or production agencies (and their respective tax dependents, immediate family members and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible. Entries are void where prohibited or restricted by federal, state or local laws. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. By entering the Competition, participants agree to these Terms, which are final and binding in all respects.


The Competition will commence at 00.01am AEST on 19 May 2014, and will conclude at 23.59pm AEST on 30 June 2014 ("Competition Period"). Entries received after the conclusion of the Competition Period will not be considered. The computer of the Promoter is the official timekeeper for this Competition. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries or for entries that are not successfully completed for any reason, which include, but are not limited to, technical problems with the Promoter’s website and network congestion.


By entering the Competition, participants are deemed to understand, accept and be bound by these Terms. Participants must retain these Terms for future reference. Any entry that is made on behalf of a participant by a third party will be invalid. Should a participant’s contact details change during the Competition period, it is the participant’s responsibility to notify the Promoter. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to the Promoter.

All entry information becomes the property of the Promoter and will not be returned. The Promoter reserves the right to verify all entries. The Promoter is not responsible for late or misdirected submissions. Please see Paragraph 24 for details of our policy regarding personal information collected in connection with this Competition.


To be eligible for the competition, participants must visit the Star Alliance Competition Page. Once on this page, participants can register for the Star Alliance / Australian Business Traveller Round the World Competition and submit their answer to the proposed question. The best response to this question will be determined by the Competition Panel (to consist of four General Managers from the member airlines of Star Alliance). The winner of the Competition Prize will be announced within thirty days of the close of the Competition.


Competition Prize: 2 x tickets (at YRWSPCL2 level, allowing for 34000 flown miles and ten possible stopovers/transfer points), valued at AUD$4292.00 each.


a) Winners must accept the prize as stated or the prize will be forfeited. 

b) If, for any reason, a winner refuses their prize or does not use the prize in its entirety before the Expiry Date, then the prize will be forfeited without further compensation. 


Total Monetary Value of Compeitition Prize in Australia DollarsThe approximate retail value of the Competition Prize is AUD$8,600.00.


Fulfillment of travel is subject to seat availability in the designated class of travel (YRWSPCL2 level) on the dates requested.


Expiry Date: travel must be completed by 15 June 2015.


The Winner of the Competition Prize shall be solely responsible for:

a) paying all relevant airport taxes and airport charges and;

b) ensuring that all proper travel documents, including passport and visas have been obtained in advance of travel; and

c) obtaining travel insurance if desired; and

d) ensuring that they and their companion are fit enough to travel; and

e) indemnifying and holding harmless the Promoter from and against any and all damages, losses, costs, injuries and claims arising out of or in connection with the participation by the Winner in this Competition and acceptance and use of the Competition Prize in breach of these Terms or in breach of applicable law;

f) paying any and all taxes associated with the receipt or use of the Competition Prize awarded in this Competition, including but not limited to country, state, local taxes and fringe benefits tax. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax liabilities that may arise from winning or receiving the benefit of the Competition Prize. Independent financial advice should be sought. 

The Terms of this competition do not supersede the internal policies of the Winner’s employer/organisation/entity regarding receipt of prizes and fulfillment is subject to permission from the Winner’s employer/organisation/entity.     

Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, cancel, modify, or offer an alternative prize of equal value at any time, if it is not possible to award the respective prize. 


No purchase is necessary to participate in this Competition.


The Competition Prize is not transferable and shall not be redeemable for cash. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of the Competition Prize will be permitted, except that the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize if the intended Competition Prize becomes unavailable for any reason beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control.


At any time during the Competition, the Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any participant for any failure to observe the Terms including, but not limited to, cases where the Promoter believes the participant to be engaged in any kind of illegal or inappropriate behavior. In the event that a Winner is disqualified, their prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternative Winner selected by the Promoter. 


By entering the Competition, and subject at all times to Paragraph 21 [PROMOTOR LIABILITY SPECIFICATION TERMS], participants release to the fullest extent permissible by the applicable laws, the Promoter, Star Alliance Services GmbH, the Star Alliance member carriers and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, whether consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this Competition or delivery, wrongful delivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Competition Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injury, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other alleged cause of action.  

Neither the Promoter, Star Alliance Services GmbH, the Star Alliance member carriers or any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are responsible for registrations which have not been received before the closing date and time of the Competition due to interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, failed computer, or technical failure whatsoever, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information. Neither the Promoter nor “Released Parties” are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whatsoever utilised in this Competition and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or tampering with or hacking of the website. The Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Competition. The Promoter is not responsible for damage to a computer belonging to a participant or any other person in relation to or resulting from participation in this Competition or downloading or copying materials from or use of the Competition website. If, for any reason the Competition, in the sole opinion of the Promoter, is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, hacking, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which, in sole opinion of the Promoter, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Competition, the Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend Competition, and determine winners from those entries received, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by the Promoter.


By entering this Competition, except where legally prohibited, the Prize Winner grants (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing) permission to the Promoter and those acting under its authority the right to the use of his/her name, picture, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and competition purposes without additional compensation, in all travel related media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval. 


The Promoter may, at any time, at their sole discretion and without prior notice, amend or modify these Terms and may also suspend, interrupt, terminate or discontinue this Competition at any time (as it may reasonably deem necessary due to circumstances beyond its control) without notice or liability to anyone. This applies in particular in the event of any circumstances that disrupt the Competition or prevent it from proceeding as planned. 


Neither the Promoter, nor Star Alliance Services GmbH, nor the Star Alliance member carriers, shall liable in any way to any party for any loss or damage arising in connection with this Competition, for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, any illegible, lost, delayed or incomplete entries, error in computing, any breakdown or malfunction in any computer system or equipment and any notice which is misdirected or lost in the post. 


By entering this competition participants acknowledge that the Promoter, its prize sponsors, directors, officers, employees, agents and contractors shall not be liable: 

a) to the maximum extent permitted by the law; and

b) for medical expenses incurred no matter under what circumstances; and

c) for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury, costs, expenses or claims suffered by participants as a result of entering into this Competition or accepting and utilising the respective prize; and

d) for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure. 


Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes, or will be deemed to limit or exclude, the Promoter’s liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, death or personal injury caused by its negligence or liability that may not otherwise be limited or excluded by law.


By accepting these Terms, participants agree and consent to the Promoter publishing their first name and the initial of their last name in various travel trade-specific publications.


The Winner of the Competition Prize will be publicly announced within thirty days of the end of the Competition. His/her name will be displayed on the Australian Business Traveller website on the day or day after this announcement, or on another day as determined by Australian Business Traveller.


All data, including personal data submitted by competition participants, is supplied voluntarily. Personal data is collected by Southern Cross Solutions Pty Ltd and participants consent to the collection and use of this data by Southern Cross Solutions Pty Ltd for the purposes set out in these Terms. Participant personal data will be deleted three months after the end of the Competition. By entering the Competition, each participant agrees that the Promoter and its agents may use this information for future communication, Competition and marketing purposes. This information will not be disclosed or passed on to any organisation other than related bodies and agents of the Promoter. If a participant no longer consents to their details being used for future marketing purposes or wishes to update or modify their details, the participant should contact the Promoter. 


By entering this competition, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Promoter in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Australia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the local courts located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.