HomeAway.co.uk Pin to Win contest

Official Rules


WHO MAY ENTER: To enter you must be a resident of the United Kingdom aged 18 or over. The promoter of this contest (the “Contest”) is HomeAway.co.uk, operated by HomeAway UK Limited (the “Promoter”).  The Contest is not open to employees of HomeAway.co.uk, their agencies or associated companies, or the immediate families of anyone associated with the Contest. By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Entry Period begins at 12:01 a.m. July 02, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. August 31, 2012. Limit one entry per person.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest entrants must do the following:

  1. Create a pin board on Pinterest (the “Board”) with a title of your choice (for example, “Dream holiday in Italy”, “English country houses” or “Family beach houses”);
  2. Go to http://www.HomeAway.co.uk (the “Site”) and pin to your Board at least ten (10) photographs of holiday rentals of your choice, from any location, that you’d consider a dream holiday rental for a trip with family or friends (the “Photographs”), while keeping intact any and all links back to the Site’s listing (a “Source Link”); and
  3. Share your Board’s URL using the Submission Form at http://www.facebook.com/HomeAwayUK/app_200209306772257.

By entering the Contest, each entrant consents and grants any necessary licenses to Promotor for use of their name, Board, photograph and/or likeness, and statements made by or attributed to them in connection with the Contest, in perpetuity, in any and all worldwide media now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, print, broadcast, and internet), for all legitimate business purposes including advertising and promotional activities without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entrant affirms, represents and warrants that he or she has all legal right, title, license and interest to use the content on their Board. With respect to photographs of holiday rentals on the Site that entrant uses on entrant’s Board, HomeAway.co.uk grants entrant a non-exclusive limited license to use such photographs solely for participation in this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules. Entrant also covenants that all photographs appearing on the Board shall continuously, while the Board is publically displayed, include a Source Link back to the respective listings on the Site and hereby agrees not to edit or manipulate any Source Link. Failure to include a Source Link, Boards with broken Source Links, and Source Links that do not reference back to listings on the Site are all grounds for disqualification from the Contest.

Subject to Promoter’s sole discretion, any Board which incorporates elements that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, sexual in nature, involve nudity, or use photographs from the Site for purposes of putting a particular holiday rental in a negative light or use such photographs in a defamatory manner shall not be considered for purposes of this Contest and the entrant shall be disqualified from participation.

Promoter is not responsible for any failure of Pinterest, the Site, Facebook or the Submission Form during the Entry Period including any technical malfunction of any computer, on-line system, server, access provider, computer equipment, or software on account of traffic congestion on the internet, Pinterest, Facebook or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any material related to the Contest, all of which may affect a person’s ability to participate in the Contest.

SELECTING THE WINNER: There will be one (1) grand-prize winner (the “Winner”). On August 1, 2012, Promoter shall select the winning Board based on the following criteria: (i) originality, (ii) selection of Site photographs, (iii) and quality of Board presentation and appearance. The Winner shall be notified by e-mail on or about August 14, 2012. Decisions of Promoter are final.

PRIZE: The prize for the Winner will consist of £500 towards a stay in a property or properties listed on, and booked through, the HomeAway.co.uk site (www.HomeAway.co.uk). There is no cash alternative available for any prize. For the prize, confirmation of booking with the property owner or owners must be provided to the Promoter by sending an email to HomeAway.co.uk via the address provided in the prize confirmation email before funds are released from the Promoter and the stay must occur within the one (1) year period following the notification to the winner that he or she won the star prize, at which time the star prize shall expire.  The star prize winner must provide proof of the rental rate payable for the property (“Rental Cost”) by sending the property owner’s confirmation of the booking and the total amount payable to the email address provided by HomeAway.co.uk in the prize confirmation email.  The Promoter will be responsible for paying to the property owner or owners the amount the Rental Cost up to a maximum of £500, provided that should the Rental Cost (1) come to less than £500, the Promoter will forward the difference by cheque or bank transfer (as specified by the Winner) to the Winner, or (2) exceed £500, it will be the duty of the Winner to pay the excess to the relevant owner/owners. For the avoidance of doubt, the Winner must bear his/her own travel and other costs in connection with the property rental. By accepting the prize and booking a property or properties listed on HomeAway.co.uk, Winners and their accompanying travel companions accept and acknowledge the  terms and conditions of the Promoter as detailed here: https://www.homeaway.co.uk/info/about-us/legal/terms-conditions. The Promoter will not be responsible for any payment of any costs, expenses, fees or taxes associated with the receipt or use of any of the Prizes.

CLAIMING PRIZES: Only properly-claimed prizes will be awarded. If any correspondence sent by the Promoter is returned as undeliverable, the corresponding prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate entrant. If the Winner does not respond within ten (10) days after the Promoter’s first attempt to contact him or her, the corresponding prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate entrant. The Winner must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Should the Winner make any false statement(s) in any document, or not have the necessary legal rights or permissions to pin, upload or use a Photograph, the Winner will be required to promptly return to Promoter his or her prize. In the event there is a dispute of a Winner’s identity, the prize will be awarded to the established authorized Facebook account holder. The Winner may be requested to provide Promoter with proof that such Winner is the authorized Facebook account holder. Promoter may determine, in its sole discretion, whether the proof provided is sufficient. A list of Winners may be obtained by sending an SAE to: HomeAway UK Limited, Portland House, 25th floor, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5BH.

The Winner may be required to participate in promotional and publicity materials at the reasonable request of Promoter. These include publishing of the Winner’s name and photo on The Promoter’s website and on Promoter’s page on Facebook. Each entrant agrees that if he or she becomes a Winner: (i) where requested to do so, he or she will participate in promotional and publicity materials in connection with the Prize as detailed above, and (ii) agrees to provide rights to the Promoter for the exploitation of the foregoing in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity without any payment to any Winner or his or her chosen companion(s) whatsoever. Promoter will not publicise detailed personal information about the Winners.

PRIVACY: Please review the Promoter’s Privacy Policy at https://www.homeaway.co.uk/info/about-us/legal/privacy-policy. By participating in the Contest you hereby agree to Promoter’s collection and usage of your personal information as permitted by Promoter’s Privacy Policy and acknowledge that you have read and accept Promoter’s Privacy Policy.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, including accepting a prize, entrant agrees to release, hold harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Promoter and its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, the awarding (including the determination of authorized account holders), acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein. Upon delivery of a prize to the Winner, Promoter will be deemed to have awarded the prize to such Winner with Winner assuming full responsibility for the prize.

Entrant shall indemnify the Released Parties for any claim brought by a third party for use or pinning of any material on entrant’s Board (other than photographs from the Site that are pinned in accordance with these Official Rules) including privacy and infringement claims. Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communication malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Contest, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading any materials in these Contest. Under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for any action or claim related to the Contest, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, in relation thereto and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS: If the Contest cannot be conducted as planned, for any reason, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Promoter, Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select Winners from among the eligible entries prior to such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, or whom Promoter believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage will be disqualified. Promoter reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. The Promoter's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

CHOICE OF LAW: The Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes arising there from.

In the event of any dispute concerning the operation of any part of the Prize Draw, the decision of the Promoter shall be final.

The Promoter’s address is HomeAway UK Limited, Portland House, 25th floor, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5BH.