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Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions

The following forms the terms and conditions for The Sun's 'Free Books for Schools' promotion from here known as 'the Promotion'. By submitting an application to the Promotion you are hereby agreeing to these terms and conditions.

  1. Promoter: News Group Newspapers Ltd (publishers of The Sun) of 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF (the "Promoter"). Please do not send applications or registrations to this address.
  2. Eligibility: The Promotion is open to Local Authority and Independent Primary Schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland only. For full list of eligible schools please visit thesun.co.uk/booksforschools.
  3. Registration Period: Schools must register online to be eligible to receive the free books. Please register at thesun.co.uk/booksforschools from Saturday, November 2 - Friday, November 22, 2019.
  4. Registration only valid online. No postal or telephone registrations will be accepted.
  5. Schools must provide an official school email address and contact telephone number registered to the school to be eligible to enter the Promotion. Personal emails and telephone numbers will not be accepted and will therefore render the application void.
  6. Each school must collect 3,500 printed tokens from The Sun and The Sun on Sunday from Saturday, November 23 2019 - Saturday, January 18 2020 ("the Promotion Period") to qualify for the free books. Any applications received with less than 3,500 tokens will not be eligible to receive the books.
  7. The Sun will print bonus tokens on ad hoc dates throughout the Promotion Period.
  8. All tokens must be originals cut from The Sun or The Sun on Sunday. Photocopies or duplications of any kind will be disregarded and not count towards the final total for any school.
  9. Each registered school can collect for one pack of books only. Multiple applications will not be accepted. Any additional vouchers provided will not count towards receipt of further product.
  10. The set of books is as stated and a full list of books can be found at collins.co.uk/TheSunfreebooksforschools from launch. No alternative titles will be offered and no exchanges will be made.
  11. 'Free books' refers to the set of books provided by HarperCollins to eligible schools and consists of 106 books with an RRP of over £600.
  12. All tokens must be received to The Sun Books for Schools, PO Box 13263, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 9AJ by 23.59 on Saturday February 8, 2020. Any tokens received after this date will not be counted and books will not be allocated to that school.
  13. The Promoter will not be held responsible for lost applications and tokens. Postage is the responsibility of the school and recorded delivery is recommended.
  14. Books will be delivered to schools no later than Tuesday, March 31 2020.
  15. These terms and conditions are governed by the Laws of England and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  16. This Promotion is administered by Multiply UK, 26 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland on behalf of the Promoter.
  17. Participants are responsible for their own costs associated with accessing the internet. These costs may vary so please check with your service provider for current charges. Participants should seek the permission of the person paying the bill before entering.
  18. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit the Promoter's liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited. The Promoter (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability, for any injury sustained, loss, or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following: any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; or any tax liability incurred by any participant.
  19. In particular the Promoter does not assume any responsibility, liability, loss, damage or injury sustained as a result of or in connection with this Promotion:
    1. for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence due to error, omission, tampering, deletion, theft, and communications failure or otherwise;
    2. for any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of tokens at any point in the operation of this promotion;
    3. where there is no breach of any legal duty of care owed to the participant;
    4. where any loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of breach of any such duty of care;
    5. any damage caused to the Books after they have been despatched to the successful schools;
    6. as a result of any delay or failure to perform any obligation to a participant that is caused by any circumstance beyond its reasonable control or by any act or omission of any third party;
    7. where any loss or damage or increase in loss or damage results from a breach by the participant of these terms and conditions or to the extent that the participant has failed to mitigate such loss or damage; and
    8. for business losses, and/or losses to non-consumers and any other third party.
  20. The Promoter has no control over communications networks and is not liable for any problems associated with them due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. The Promoter will not be held liable to any individual for any fraud committed by any third party nor for any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to user error, any network, computer, and hardware or software failures of any kind which may restrict, delay or prevent a participant's entry to the Promotion. For more information please contact us via the info@thesunfreebooks.com. Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits the Promoter's liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury caused by the Promoter's negligence.
  21. All information detailed at thesun.co.uk/booksforschools is correct at the start date of this Promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw the Promotion as necessary due to exceptional circumstances outside its reasonable control and only where circumstances make this unavoidable but will always endeavour to minimize the effect to participants in order to avoid undue disappointment. No cash alternative will be offered in whole or in part in connection with the Promotion and promotional items are non-transferable.
  22. The Promoter reserves the right to verify all claims and disqualify any entrants where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these terms and conditions or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, or any instructions forming part of the Promotion's entry
  23. The Promoter's decision is final.
  24. The Promoter reserves the right to vary the terms and conditions or remove the token offering in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  25. Use of the Promoters' site is governed by the terms and conditions.
  26. The Promoter will collect and process participants' personal information and it will be shared with the Promoter's agents, affiliates and, if applicable, any third party book provider (including those outside the European Economic Area). Information provided by participants will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion (including for books to be delivered) and other purposes as may be specified at the time of entry or on promotional materials. If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when participating in the Promotion, their entry will be void. Personal information will be used held in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see newsprivacy.co.uk).
  27. DISCLAIMER No responsibility will be accepted for any requests that cannot be made or are not received.

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