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Qatar Airways Seychelles Vacation Sweepstakes Official Rules

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

1. ELIGIBILITY:  This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are of legal age in their state of residence prior to the beginning of the Promotion Period described in Section 3 below, and have not been a winner in any Qatar Airways’ prior promotion.  Shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of Qatar Airways and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and the advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, and each of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.

2. AGREEMENT TO RULES: Participants in this Sweepstakes agree to, and must, comply with these Official Rules. All interpretations of these Official Rules by Qatar Airways are final.

3. PROMOTION PERIOD: This Sweepstakes begins on February 24, 2018 at 06:00 a.m., Pacific time (“PT”) and ends on February 25, 2018 at 06:59 p.m. PT (“Promotion Period”).  Qatar Airways’ clock determines time.

4. HOW TO ENTER:  No purchase is necessary to enter or win.  To enter, during the Promotion Period:

(a) visit the Qatar Airways booth at the Travel and Adventure show in Los Angeles, CA and submit the entry form (provide your email address and telephone number, first name, last name);

5. WINNER SELECTION:

a. Winner will be selected on or about March 15, 2018 by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.   Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries timely received.

b. The potential winner will be sent a notification by March 31, 2018 using the email address provided on the entry form landing page or the return mailing address provided in the mail-in entry.  The winner must respond to the notification within five (5) days from the date of the email or the postmark of the mailed notification.  The winner timely responding to the notification will be emailed or mailed a voucher which will contain the details of the prize redemption process.

c. If a potential winner does not meet the eligibility requirements or does not timely respond to the notification, Qatar Airways reserves the right to award the prize to another randomly selected winner.

d. The decisions of Qatar Airways are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

PRIZE:  The winner selected by random drawing will receive two Economy Class tickets from Los Angeles International Airport (airport code: LAX) to Seychelles International Airport (airport code: SEZ), plus accommodation at the Hilton Northolme and three nights at the Hilton Labriz (on a room and breakfast only basis), plus boat transfer between resorts. Prize value for the ticket is $3, 000 and for the accommodation, $3,000. Travel must be completed by February 28, 2018.  Tickets must be issued in the winner’s name. Tickets are valid on Qatar Airways operated flights only. If Qatar Airways stops operating to this destination and/or if Qatar Airways stops operating from this USA gateway before the ticket has been issued, the winner will need to modify his/her itinerary accordingly. If Qatar Airways stops operating to a certain destination and/or if Qatar Airways stops operating from this USA gateway after a ticket has been issued, an alternative on Qatar Airways will be offered, if possible.  Winner is responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents, passports, visas, medical documents, and for meeting all health and insurance requirements.  While Qatar Airways will attempt to confirm a booking promptly upon being made, bookings may be confirmed up to seven days prior to departure.  Frequent Flyer Mileage accrual is not permitted.  Others terms and conditions may apply.  Also subject to these Official Rules.  

1. GENERAL:

a. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

b. Qatar Airways reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Qatar Airways website; violates the Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, QATAR AIRWAYS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Qatar Airways and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes.  Qatar Airways reserves the right to modify or cancel the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted. In such event, Qatar Airways would award prizes by random drawing from eligible entries received prior to cancellation.

c. Each potential winner will be required to sign and return via overnight UPS and/or email, the Affidavit of Eligibility (“Affidavit”) and the Liability Release and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (collectively, the “Release”) forms provided by Qatar Airways, within five (5) days of receipt in order to receive a prize. If a potential winner fails to return the Affidavit and the Release within five (5) days or if a winner is deemed to be ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from among all eligible entries timely received, if time permits. If a potential winner is not reachable at the e-mail or mail address provided to Qatar Airways and a forwarding address is not provided or if a Notification is returned as undeliverable, then the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.

d. The Prize is provided “as is” and without any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied in fact or in law, and any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No cash redemption or prize substitutions are allowed. Qatar Airways reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value in the discretion of Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways shall have no responsibility or obligation to a winner who is ineligible for a prize, or is unable to or who does not accept or utilize a prize, for any reason.  The winner is responsible for any and all taxes, fees, security and passenger facility charges applicable to the prize, which may not be issued without payment for taxes & fees.

e. All travel arrangements must be booked through Qatar Airways in compliance with instructions given to the winners. Winners are responsible for the cost of visa(s), passport(s), and transportation to and from the specified departure airport, and/or lodging expenses, meals, and other travel expenses unless stated otherwise. Prizes are non-extendable, non-transferable and non-cashable.

2. PUBLICITY RELEASE:  Subject to applicable law, each winner irrevocably grants Qatar Airways the right to use the winner’s name, voice, photograph and/or biographical data for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes, worldwide in perpetuity, in all forms of media, including Social media, and the Qatar Airways’ website, without any obligation or consideration except for the awarding of the prize to the winner.

3. PRIVACY: Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and the Privacy Policy of Qatar Airways (which may be amended from time to time and is currently located www.qatarairways.com/us/en/privacy.page).

4. RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that Qatar Airways, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and media including social media (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and their respective shareholders, members, directors, officers, employees, and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for and are released and held harmless from any injury, forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.

d. The Prize is provided “as is” and without any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied in fact or in law, and any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No cash redemption or prize substitutions are allowed. Qatar Airways reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value in the discretion of Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways shall have no responsibility or obligation to a winner who is ineligible for a prize, or is unable to or who does not accept or utilize a prize, for any reason.  The winner is responsible for any and all taxes, fees, security and passenger facility charges applicable to the prize, which may not be issued without payment for taxes & fees.

e. All travel arrangements must be booked through Qatar Airways in compliance with instructions given to the winners. Winners are responsible for the cost of visa(s), passport(s), and transportation to and from the specified departure airport, and/or lodging expenses, meals, and other travel expenses unless stated otherwise. Prizes are non-extendable, non-transferable and non-cashable.

2. PUBLICITY RELEASE:  Subject to applicable law, each winner irrevocably grants Qatar Airways the right to use the winner’s name, voice, photograph and/or biographical data for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes, worldwide in perpetuity, in all forms of media, including Social media, and the Qatar Airways’ website, without any obligation or consideration except for the awarding of the prize to the winner.

3. PRIVACY: Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and the Privacy Policy of Qatar Airways (which may be amended from time to time and is currently located www.qatarairways.com/us/en/privacy.page).

4. RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that Qatar Airways, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and media including social media (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and their respective shareholders, members, directors, officers, employees, and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for and are released and held harmless from any injury, loss or damages of any kind to persons, including death, personal injury, or property damage, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use, non-use or misuse of a prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or participation in any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity. Winner assumes all liability for participation in all aspects of the prize.

5. FORCE MAJEURE: EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM, OR DELAY IN PERFORMANCE OF, ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OBLIGATIONS THAT ARE CAUSED BY EVENTS OUTSIDE OF THEIR REASONABLE CONTROL. QATAR AIRWAYS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THE SWEEPSTAKES TERMINATES OR ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE USED OR REDEEMED DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, WAR, TERRORISM, EXPLOSIONS, FIRES, FLOODS OR OTHER NATURAL CALAMITIES, BAD WEATHER, STRIKES, RIOT, CIVIL DISRUPTION, INTERNET FAILURES, OR OTHER ACTS OF GOD OR THE WINNER, OR FOR ANY OTHER OCCURRENCES WHICH ARE OUTSIDE OF QATAR AIRWAYS’ REASONABLE CONTROL.

6. DISCLAIMERS:  If this Sweepstakes cannot be administered as contemplated for any reason, Qatar Airways reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, winner selection, or prizes without prior notice.

7. GOVERNING LAW:  This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  All issues and questions concerning this Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law provisions, and any dispute arising from or relating to the conduct of this Sweepstakes shall be determined by binding arbitration in New York, New York by and under the American Arbitration Association Rules for consumer-related disputes and judgments and the award by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction in the State of New York.

8. SEVERABILITY: The invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall in no way affect the validity, legality, or enforceability of any other provision hereof. Any invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision shall be deemed severed from these Official Rules and the balance of these Official Rules shall be construed and enforced as if these Official Rules did not contain such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision.

9. TAXES: Unless stated otherwise, winners are responsible for all applicable taxes in connection with their prize, including all federal, state and local taxes and the reporting consequences thereof.  Qatar Airways will comply with all Internal Revenue Service and other government reporting obligation.  Winners must provide tax and personal information as a condition of being awarded a prize.

10. WINNERS’ LIST: To obtain a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after March 30, 2018 but before April 30, 2018 to Qatar Airways, Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7630, New York, New York 10018.  Attention:  Sweepstakes.


11. SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Qatar Airways, Q.C.S.C. PO Box 22550, Doha, Qatar, having its United States headquarters in the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7630, New York, New York 10018.

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