FDA competition terms and conditions

These terms and conditions together with any specific rules set out in competition notices (as defined below) are the competition rules ("rules") and apply to "competitions" on the FDA "website" (www.fda.org.uk), unless otherwise expressly stated. By entering a Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

The competition is organised by the FDA of 8 Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN.

Rules specific to each competition are displayed in a notice on the page for such competition ("competition notice") and are incorporated into the rules. In the event of differences or discrepancy between these terms and conditions and the competition notice, the competition notice shall prevail.

The FDA reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition or the rules without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside FDA's reasonable control. Any changes will be posted either within these terms and conditions or the competition notice. A copy of the rules may also be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to: Competition Rules, FDA, 8 Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN.

Employees (or members of the families or households of employees) of the FDA are not eligible to enter any FDA competition.

In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to a competition, the decision of the FDA shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

Competition entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date and time specified on the competition notice. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry.

Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. The FDA reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.

Unless stated otherwise in the competition notice, prize winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries (for competitions involving answering questions or where entry is by emailing or otherwise providing a name and/or contact details to the FDA), within 28 days of the closing date specified in the competition notice. Tie-breakers will be judged by the FDA and, if required by law, by an independent adjudicator. In all matters, the decision of the judge(s) and the FDA shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

Prize winners will be notified in the manner and within the time specified on the competition notice. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply as specified in the notification (and within the time stated) may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If more than one prize is awarded only one prize per entrant will be awarded. Competition winner(s)' names may be published on the website or you can write to Competition prize winners, FDA, 8 Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN naming the specific competition including a self-addressed stamped envelope for a list of winners.

Your entry and any information submitted by you must be personal to and relate specifically to you, and you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.

Any personal data relating to members will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual's prior consent. Please see the FDA's privacy policy for further details. Data relating to competition entrants will be retained by the FDA for a reasonable period after the Competition closes to assist the FDA to operate competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries on the competition.